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  March 27, 2000


Nominations Sought for Edward Victor Gant Scholarships
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the 2000-2001 Edward Victor Gant Scholarships. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded, on the bases of academic excellence, professional potential, dedicated service and exemplary personal integrity. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student, and one to an undergraduate student for continuing study at UConn. The scholarships are open to students from all schools and colleges. Students may not apply directly, however. Letters of support addressing the four criteria should be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services, no later than Friday, April 7.

Library Newsstand

Bill Simpson, second from left, general manager of the UConn Co-op, speaks during the dedication of a newsstand in the Homer Babbidge Library March 9. Also shown are, from left: Paul Kobulnicky, Brinley Frank and Evelyn Gonzales.

Photo by Tim Peterson

Student Employees to be Recognized During April 3-7
The University will celebrate the efforts of student workers during Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 3-7. This local observance of National Student Employment Week is a time to recognize the accomplishments of students who balance the demands of work and study and the contributions they make to the University. More than 5,000 students are employed by the University.

This year for the first time student employees will be recognized at a University-wide Student Employee Appreciation Event, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education. The event, Husky Luau 2000, will take place on Wednesday, April 5, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Basketball Courts and surrounding area behind north campus. All student workers currently employed by the University are invited to attend.

The planning committee requests the assistance of faculty and staff to:

  • encourage student employees to attend;

  • ensure that student workers receive their invitations - invitations and flyers will be distributed with paychecks on Thursday, March 23;

  • respond to the Student Employment Office at (860) 486-3474 with approximate numbers of student workers planning to attend, by Friday, March 31; students are requested respond to their supervisors.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact either Kathy Larocco at (860) 486-4130 or Jane Bainbridge (860) 486-4700. If anyone is in need of special accommodations to attend, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (860) 486-3426. Other questions may be directed to Chris Giordano in the Dean of Students Office at (860) 486-3426.

Graduate Student Senate Student Position Available
The Graduate Student Senate is offering a half graduate assistantship to a qualified graduate student to work four days a week, for a total of 10 hours a week, in the Graduate Student Senate Office, in the Whetten Graduate Center, beginning in the fall semester. Preference will be given to those who do not anticipate other graduate assistantship funding. There is a possibility the position will be renewed for the spring semester, 2001. Responsibilities include data input, web page updates, responding to voice mail messages and student inquiries, general office clerical responsibilitie s, and assistance in assembling information for Graduate Student Senate meetings. The position provides health benefits, a tuition waiver, flexible hours, and a chance to learn more about the University community. To apply, send a resume to the Graduate Student Senate Office, U-6, by Friday, April 7. Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 17.

"Alum's" Debut in Judging Amy Postponed to This Week
The episodes of Judging Amy that will feature a fictional UConn alum, UConn diploma and other items, are expected to begin March 28. The launch of these new episodes was postponed, owing to the basketball tournament; in the meantime, reruns have been shown. Please see the March 6 issue for details.