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
- 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
- Parties of four will enjoy one complimentary entree;
- Come to lunch on your birthday and the Grille will treat you
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
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.