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  December 11, 2000


Volunteers Sought for Midnight Breakfast, Dec. 13-14
Faculty and staff are invited to cook, serve and clean up after a Midnight Breakfast for students that will take place in the South Campus dining hall on Dec. 13-14. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 10:30 p.m. to the Community Room on the first floor of Rome Hall in Building D of the South Campus complex.

The breakfast, which begins at 11 p.m. on Dec. 13 and ends at 1 a.m. the next morning, gives a break to students studying for final examinations that begin Dec. 15. More than 3,100 students and over 130 faculty and staff participated in the previous two midnight breakfasts. The event, which has become an end-of-semester tradition at UConn, is an opportunity for students and staff to interact in an informal setting before the conclusion of the semester.

To volunteer, contact Tiffany Burkitt by phone at (860) 486-2265 or via e-mail at

Applications Sought for Awards to Promote Peer Education
The Office of Undergraduate Education and Instruction and its Office of Peer Education Programs are seeking applications for awards to be given to individuals trying either to create new peer education programs on campus or to stimulate peer education programs already in existence. The awards, which are being offered in the amounts of $500 and $1000, will be distributed early in the spring.

Current peer education programs - programs that involve students helping other students - encompass mentoring, tutoring and counseling services and include such organizations as UConn Connects, Career Research Assistance and First Year Experience mentors.

The awards are funded through a larger two-year grant that the offices received to encourage cooperation between the more than 33 peer education programs that can be found at the University.

Applications for the awards can be obtained online at http://www.uei.uc or by sending e-mail to The deadline for submission of applications is Feb. 15.