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  May 8, 2000


Nominations Sought for Governor's Arts Awards
The Connecticut Commission on the Arts is seeking nominations for the Governor's Arts Awards for 2000. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in the performing, visual or literary arts, or distinguished service to the arts in Connecticut. Artists and arts organizations are eligible for the awards, which will be presented in the fall. All individuals nominated must be current Connecticut residents and organizations must be based in Connecticut. Previous Governor's Arts Award recipients are not eligible for this year's awards. Nominations should include:

  • address and phone number of the person submitting the nomination;

  • address and phone number of the individual or organization being nominated, and the name of the director or principal contact person of the organization;

  • a one-page description of the nominee's achievements that merit recognition. Resumes, biographical statements and/or news articles may also be submitted.

Awards will be made to individuals or organizations whose efforts have had a significant impact on cultural life in the state. Nominations should reflect total contribution to the arts rather than a single project or work of art.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Thursday, June 1. Nominations may be mailed to: Governor's Arts Awards, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, One Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT 06013, or faxed to: (860) 566-6462. For more information, call (860) 566-4770.

Arts, Music Camps For All Ages Offered During Summer
The Community School of the Arts will host arts and music camps from June 21 through Aug. 11. Half-day and whole day offerings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include multiple art experiences as well as intensive workshops focusing on one medium. Offerings will include Kinder-Arts and Music classes for three to six-year-olds. Music camps for all levels, including a Suzuki violin workshop, band and orchestra camp, musical theater for ages six to eight and nine to 13, piano campus, voice camps, jazz camp and more. Call the Community School of the Arts at (860) 486-1073 for details and a free brochure.

Nutmeg Grille Open for Summer, Closed a Week in May
The Nutmeg Grille will be closed from May 22 through May 29, and will reopen May 30. Summer hours will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Library Loans Can Be Renewed On-Line
Extended loan borrowers are invited to use a new Homer function: on-line self renewal. From now until May 19 at 5 p.m., you may renew books that are on extended loan from your home or office computer. To use this feature of Homer, the University Libraries' on-line public catalog, go to:

Click on Catalog (Homer)
Click Enter
Click on the Patron button
Enter your UConn ID (social security #) and last name
Click Login
Click in the Renew? box
Click the Renew Items button at the bottom of the list

Please make a note of the new due date.

Self-renewal applies to any items on extended loan from any library in the University Libraries system: Homer Babbidge, Pharmacy, Music, Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury.

Exceptions to this capability are:

  • sound recordings and research scores must be renewed at the Music Library;

  • if you have any blocks on your patron record, on-line self renewal will be unavailable to you.

If you have a large number of library materials that you wish to return or would like renewed by the library's circulation staff, call (860) 486-2518 to schedule an appointment at the library's loading dock. Please e-mail any comments about on-line self renewal to: