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World Fest '97 to feature ethnic food and fun
The University's culturally diverse community will celebrate World Fest '97 from noon-5 p.m. Saturday in the ROTC hangar.Twenty-one organizations will participate in the event, which will feature food, crafts and entertainment from around the world. Performances will take place throughout the day, including Chinese children's songs, Greek music and traditional dances by the Filipino, Indian, Greek and Italian organizations. The performances are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and last through 4:30 p.m.

Various food dishes will be available, including Chinese dumplings; Polish pastries, stuffed cabbage and kielbasa; fresh Italian bread and lasagna; and Japanese rice cakes. World Fest has been a UConn tradition for 28 years. More than 2,000 people from campus and the nearby community attend the fest each year. This year Clown Bella will give away balloons to children.

The public is invited to attend the free event. For more information, call the Division of International Affairs at 486-2818.

Graduate assistant stipends for 1997-98 announced
Graduate assistants will receive more money during the 1997-98 academic year. Graduate assistants with at least a bachelor's degree will receive $17,615 for a full year, $13,210 for nine months. Experienced graduate assistants with at least a master's degree or its equivalent in the field of graduate study will receive $18,540 for a full year, $13,905 for nine months. Experienced assistants who have at least a master's degree and who have passed the general examination for Ph.D. will receive $20,600 for a full year, $15,450 for nine months.

Planning to take summer courses elsewhere?
Students who are taking summer courses at other institutions and want their work accepted for transfer credit must obtain approval from the Transfer Admissions Office prior to registering. Approval forms are available at the Transfer Admissions Office and at the control desk in the Student Union lobby. Students must attach summer catalog descriptions of all courses listed on the approval form.

Reception recognizes student mentors
The Chancellor's Office hosted a reception Wednesday, together with the Division of Student Affairs, to recognize the contributions made by student mentors and to discuss collaboration among various programs on campus that formally involve students helping other students. Undergraduate representatives attended from 23 programs, dealing with a broad range of academic, financial aid, and social issues.

Leave your footprint on a banner for a good cause
Leave your footprint on a banner to recognize the successes of UConn.

A $1 donation will help raise funds for the Women's Center at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Room 278 of the Student Union. The finished banner will be displayed in the Student Union Lobby from April 28-May 2.

Also, Virginia Connolly, assistant vice president of GE Capital Aviation Services, and Laura Nigro, a student in UConn's MBA program, will talk about the steps they are taking to balance work, family and career aspirations. For more information, call 486-4738.

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