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  November 12, 2001


Higher Education Department Announces Grant Competitions
The Connecticut Department of Higher Education is inviting applications for its 2002-2003 grant competition for its Eisenhower Professional Development Program and Connecticut Collaborations for Teaching the Arts and Humanities. Applications are available at or by calling (860) 947-1801.

For this year's Eisenhower grant competition, the Department has $452,000 available to support teacher professional development projects in mathematics and science. Connecticut Collaborations, administered with the Connecticut Humanities Council, has $336,000 for projects in the arts and humanities. The due date for both applications is Friday, Jan. 11.

Both institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Partnerships with local schools and/or school districts are required.

Both grant programs support activities such as workshops and institutes aimed at strengthening teachers' expertise in subject content, interdisciplinary studies, teaching strategies and the uses of technology.

The Eisenhower program this year is looking particularly for projects that will assist in recruiting and preparing persons (especially paraprofessionals or those from minority backgrounds) who hold promise of becoming math and science teachers.

Connecticut Collaborations has among its priorities projects that deepen teachers' understanding of American foreign policy, the history of the Middle East, Islamic and Arabic cultures and Islamic fundamentalism as well as projects illuminating "homefront" issues, such as civil liberties, inter-group relations and media responsibilities in this time of national conflict.

For more information, contact Connie Fraser at the Department of Higher Education: (860) 947-1801 or at For more information regarding Connecticut Collaborations, you also may contact Laurie Rayner at the Connecticut Humanities Council: (860) 685-2260 or

Nutmeg Grille Announces Specials of the Month
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during November:

  • For parties of four or fewer, come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage;

  • Bring three friends to lunch and receive one complimentary appetizer or dessert; Bring eight people or more to lunch and receive one complimentary entree;

  • Come to lunch on your birthday and the Grille will treat you to dessert.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering. One special per visit.

The Grille is on the second floor of the Student Union. Fall semester hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Grille will be closed for Thanksgiving, from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26, at 11:30 a.m.

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