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  May 1, 2000


Volunteers Sought for Midnight Breakfast on May 9
Vicky Triponey, vice chancellor for student affairs, has invited faculty and staff volunteers to join students for a midnight study break and breakfast before final exams. The event will take place from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, to 1 a.m. the next morning. Breakfast will be served in the dining hall and other facilities of Rome Hall in South Campus. President Philip Austin and Chancellor Fred Maryanski are expected to be among the volunteers. Last semester more than 3,100 students and more than 130 faculty and staff participated in this campus-wide event. To volunteer, call (860) 486-2265 or send e-mail to: by May 5. Volunteers will meet in the Community Room on the first floor of Rome Hall by 10:30 p.m. to receive assignments.

Conference to Discuss Latin Americans in Higher Education
The Connecticut Association of Latin Americans in Higher Education is sponsoring a one-day conference on "Latina/Latino Strength in the 21st Century: Creating Greater Opportunities," on Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union lobby. The keynote speaker is Wilfredo Nieves, vice president for academic affairs at Baltimore City Community College. The conference will include workshops and discussion panels on topics including: Future Careers for Latino Students; Motivating and Encouraging Our Youth; To Publish or Perish: The Faculty Dilemma; The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission: Status Report; The Use of Technology Today; and Latinas/Latinos and the Mass Media. The registration fee for the conference ranges from $20 for students to $70 for participants who are not members of CALAHE. For information, call (860) 343-5736.

Free Hearing Screenings Offered at Storrs Campus May 6
The University's Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering free screenings on Saturday, May 6, during the National Day of Hearing Testing, sponsored by Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, a non-profit national organization founded in 1979. Millions of people struggle with hearing loss without knowing it, according to the organization. People with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking help and 75 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids are not using them. People who have not previously had their hearing screened may obtain a free hearing screening at the clinic on Bolton Road in Storrs, on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment for a screening, call the clinic at (860) 486-2629.

Join Alumni, Friends for a Day at Mystic Aquarium
Join UConn Alumni and Friends for a day at the Mystic Aquarium on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will include face painting; spending time with costume characters; meeting Jonathan, the UConn mascot; and enjoying the spectacular sights at the Aquarium. Entrance to the Aquarium will be at the group rate of $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). Members of the Alumni Association will also receive a food discount. To register for the whole day or part of the day, contact the Alumni Association toll-free at (888) 822-5861 or at (860) 486-2240. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the discounted group rate and meal discount coupons.

Nutmeg Grille Announces Specials of the Month
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during May:

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary entree and dessert;

  • Bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree and dessert;

  • Parties of four will enjoy one complimentary entree;

  • Come to lunch on your birthday and the Grille will treat you to dessert.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering. One special per visit, please.

If you are interested in holding a function in the Grille, call (860) 486-3421.

Rafael Perez-Escamilla has been promoted to associate professor and Thomas Cooke was granted academic tenure in geography. Perez-Escami lla's title and Cooke's departmental affiliation were incorrect in the promotion and tenure lists supplied to the Advance and published on April 24.