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  March 5, 2001


Writing Center has Three New Locations
The Writing Center is now offering services to students at three new locations:

  • Northwest Residence Complex, Russell Hall, Sunday and Monday, 7-9:30 p.m.

  • Asian American Cultural Center, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

  • Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, Monday, 6-8 p.m.

Nominations Sought for 2001-2002 Gant Scholarships
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the 2000-2001 Edward Victor Gant Scholarships. The Gant Scholarship program is a gift of the Board of Trustees and the family and friends of Edward V. Gant, former provost and professor of civil engineering. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded, on the bases of academic excellence, professional potential, dedicated service and exemplary personal integrity. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student, and one to an undergraduate student for continuing study at UConn. The scholarships are open to students from all schools and colleges. Students may not apply directly, however. There is no nomination form. Letters of support addressing the four criteria should be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services, for the attention of Suzanne Peters, no later than Thursday, March 15.

Human Resources Launches New Workshop Series
The Department of Human Resources is introducing a new Learning and Development Program for the University community this semester. Workshops have been designed to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of members of the University to assist them to perform their current jobs effectively; enhance the opportunities for career development; and provide information needed to succeed in today's higher education environment. Certificates will be provided at the completion of each course.

Many of the initial courses will be of special interest to supervisors and those aspiring to supervisory positions. Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, anyone is invited to participate.

All workshops will begin at 9 a.m., unless otherwise noted, and will take place in Chaplin Hall on the Depot Campus. Parking will be available at Chaplin Hall. Passes will be provided after the completed registration form is received.

Registration is required at least three days prior to the day of the workshop. The form should be submitted by mail to: Stephanie Wilson, Department of Human Resources, Unit 5075, Storrs, CT 06269, or by fax at (860) 486-0379.

More information can be found at the training webpages. A map of the Depot Campus and directions to the campus can be found on the Visitors Center website.

The workshops are as follows:

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Tuesday, March 6

Computer Etiquette
Thursday, March 15

Latino Issues in the Workplace
Tuesday, March 20

Workers' Compensation
Thursday, March 22

Freedom of Information and Legal Issues Affecting Supervisors
Tuesday, March 27

EAP: A Resource for Managers and Supervisors
Tuesday, April 3

Women's Issues in the Workplace
Thursday, April 5

Your Rights and Responsibilities Under the ADA: Guidance for Supervisors
Tuesday, April 10

Ethics in the Workplace
Thursday, April 12

How Do We Talk About Race?
Can We Talk About Race?

Tuesday, April 17

Environmental Health & Safety:
A Guide for Supervisors

Thursday, April 19

Family Medical Leave Act:
A Guide for Supervisors

Tuesday, April 24

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment:
A Guide for Supervisors

Thursday, April 26