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Annual Daffodil Days Fundraiser Begins This Week
The days are getting longer. The Red Sox have opened their spring training camp. UConn's women's lacrosse team has begun pre-season play in North Carolina. There are signs that spring is near.
But perhaps the most important harbinger of spring on campus this week is the arrival of the annual Daffodil Days.
"We've set a new sales record every year since I've been involved with the program," says Ann DelMastro, coordinator of UConn's piece of the national campaign, and a Daffodil Days volunteer since 1991. "I hope we can do it again this year." Last year, DelMastro said, UConn faculty, staff and students purchased 3,154 bouquets, raising nearly $16,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Bouquets can be purchased from one of the more than 100 volunteers from now through March 6. Each 10-stem bouquet costs $6 and will be delivered to your office March 29.
Volunteers Sought for
Community Service Day, Feb. 24
A variety of service activities are available on Feb. 24, including working with Arts in Motion, Camp Horizons, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM). To find out about specific projects, times and to sign up, call the Office of Community Outreach at (860) 486-1165 or register on-line. Another Community Service Day will take place on Saturday, April 7.
Peace Corps Recruiting on
Campus to Begin on Feb. 26
Nominations Welcomed for
McCullough Leadership Award
Written nominations will be accepted from any member of the University community. Nominees must be students currently enrolled at the University and in good academic standing; they must have demonstrated continuous and outstanding service to the University through their participation in co-curricular activities, with an emphasis on the quality of participation in the University; and they must have been committed to enhancing the quality of student life at the University.
Nomination forms are available at the Center for Programming and Outreach, Room 290, Student Union, or by calling (860) 486-2311. Nominations must be submitted to Donald L. McCullough Memorial Award Committee, c/o M. Kevin Fahey, 290 Student Union, Unit 3008, Storrs. The deadline is Monday, March 5.