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 April 24, 2000


State Board of Governors to Meet in Storrs April 26
The state Board of Governors for Higher Education invites members of the UConn community and the public to its meeting on Wednesday, April 26, in the Rome Commons Ballroom, South Campus, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The board is the state's coordinating and planning authority for colleges and universities. The meeting will be a discussion of the board's priorities and mission.

Public Meeting on Landfill Scheduled for April 26
The state Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting on two landfill project documents available for public review and comment: the final draft preliminary hydrogeologic investigation report; and the draft supplemental hydrogeologic investigation scope of work. The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, Audrey P. Beck Building, 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield.

Mansfield residents and UConn students, faculty and staff are invited to a public meeting on the conclusions of the preliminary investigation and the scope of work for the next phase. There will be a short presentation on preliminary conclusions and plans for additional investigation, the Department of Environmental Protection will accept comments from participants, which may also be submitted in writing to DEP. This will be the final opportunity to comment on the preliminary investigation and scope of work before DEP finalizes its review of the report and plans for the next part of the investigation. DEP and the University encourage and welcome participation.

Copies of the documents and executive summaries of the report are available in the Mansfield Town Manager's Office, at University Communications, in the Mansfield Public Library, or at DEP at 79 Elm Street, Hartford. Contact DEP Project Manager Jim Fitting with comments on the documents (860) 424-3910; and Nancy Farrell (617) 357-5772 to discuss the public involvement process.

Volunteers Needed to Help with Spring Weekend
The Division of Student Affairs is calling for volunteers to help make this year's spring weekend a safe and civil one. Most volunteers will be assigned to work in residence hall areas, the Student Union, and other parts of campus. A few will be assigned to work in areas such as X-lot. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts:

  • Friday, April 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

  • Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m.-midnight

  • Saturday, April 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call (860) 486-3059.

Introduction to Student Administration Project Set for May 2
An overview of the University's PeopleSoft student administration project will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Center on Tuesday, May 2. The PeopleSoft implementation team will present an introduction to the project, plans for implementation, and a brief demonstration of the product.

Speaker to Discuss Copyright, Fair Use in Higher Education
Copyright and Fair Use in Higher Education will be the topic of a presentation Wednesday, May 3, by Kenneth Crews, a specialist in the field. His presentation will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dodd Center's Konover Auditorium, with a follow-up discussion from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Class of '47 Room, Homer Babbidge Library. Crews is director of the copyright management Center of Indiana University, associate professor of law and of library and information science, and associate dean of the faculties for copyright management. He has published widely in the fields of copyright, constitutional law, political history and library science, including a book Copyright, Fair Use and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education (1993).

CRT Seeks Summer Accommodation for Cast, Crew
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre is looking for accommodations in the Storrs area for its cast and crew from mid-May to late July. If you have a house or apartment available to let, please contact Meryl at (860) 486-1629.