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Intersession classes offered for motivated students
The University is again offering winter intersession courses. During the month of January, motivated students can complete a credit course in three weeks. Winter Intersession '98 is held January 2-14. Most classes being in the morning and end in the early afternoon. Several courses begin in the early evening.

The courses are open to all UConn undergraduate and graduate students. Non-matriculating, non-degree students can also register for a course, and students from another college or university may take a winter intersession course and transfer the credits. Registration is limited to one course per student.

Courses have been selected from a variety of academic departments and are taught by UConn faculty. Fourteen courses are offered at the Storrs campus. Courses are also offered at the Avery Point, Hartford, Torrington and Waterbury campuses. Decisions about weather-related delayed openings, early closings, or cancellations will be made on a campus-by-campus basis.

If classes are cancelled, the class day will be rescheduled.

For information and a course catalog, call (860) 486-3852. The deadline for in-person registration is December 16. Students may also register until December 15 on the Internet via the Division of Continuing Education's website.

Applicants sought for international exchange program
The Cooperative Extension System invites applications to become the 1998 Connecticut delegate to the International 4-H Youth Exchange Program.

The program, which is celebrating its 50th year, selects individuals from every state each year to live with host families for up to six months in a country of their choice. It is intended to foster human growth through educational experiences in foreign countries. On their return, the delegates spend two months lecturing around the state about their experiences.

"The motto of the program is peace through understanding, which is what happens through the exchange experience," says Elizabeth Salsedo, a 4-H program specialist with the Cooperative Extension System.

The opportunity to become a delegate is open to anyone between the ages of 19 and 30, but Salsedo says the ideal candidate is a college student or graduate uncertain of his or her next step.

"The program augments life experience. It truly is a kind of job development because it tries to match the delegates with a country that fits their interests and career goals," she says.

Applications, due by January 5, can be obtained from heads of department in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or by contacting Salsedo at the Cooperative Extension System, 1800 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.

The program is a two-way exchange. Two delegates will come to Connecticut in 1998. For more information about hosting delegates or about the exchanges, call Salsedo at (860) 570-9066.

Senior awarded prestigious scholarship in French
The winner of the Barberet-Gilliam Scholarship for Excellence in French is Rebecca Parkos. A senior with a double major in French and Spanish, Parkos plans a career in teaching. The Barberet-Gilliam Scholarship, the most prestigious in French at the University, is named in honor of B. June Gilliam, professor of French from 1968 until her death in 1983, and Gene J. Barberet, professor of French from 1949 until his retirement in 1989.