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Don't take a ride with a stranger, say UConn police
The University Police Department has issued a safety alert about three incidents since late November in which a man in a pickup truck has approached a woman on the Storrs campus and offered a ride. He is described as white, approximately 30 years old, with dark hair and a moustache, of medium height and medium build, operating a light-colored, full-size pickup truck. When the ride was declined, the man drove away without incident. The man remains unidentified and his intentions are unknown, but he is considered suspect.

Police officials encourage women to be watchful, walk in groups, and not to accept a ride from someone they don't know. If you have information about these incidents, call police headquarters at (860) 486-4800. To use the Husky Watch Escort Service, call (860) 486-4809.

Community to hold benefit lunch, dinner for Norman Tebo
Norman Tebo from the facilities department recently suffered a massive stroke and is facing many months of rehabilitation. To reach out to Norman and Kathy Tebo, his wife, who works for the Alumni Association, and to help defray Norm's expenses, the UConn community will hold a Norman Tebo Benefit Day at the Centennial Alumni House on Thursday, February 19. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m., dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy spaghetti with meat or plain sauce, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages for $6 per person. Checks may be made payable to The Tebo Fund.

Oral history and local memory conference
scheduled for end of month
A conference on Oral History and Local Memory will take place at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on February 28, from 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Presenters include John Fox, executive secretary of the New England Association of Oral History, Linda Shopes, president of the U.S. Oral History Association, and Tamara Hareven, UNIDEL professor of family studies and history, University of Delaware. The conference is cosponsored by the New England Association of Oral History, the Center for Oral History, the Department of History, the School of Family Studies and the Women's Studies Program.
Registration is $5 for students, $20 for others. A hot buffet lunch is available at the Nutmeg Grille for $10. For more information and to register, contact the Center for Oral History at (860) 486-5245.

Donations may also be sent to The Tebo Fund, c/o Liberty Bank, 1132 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06268. For more information, call the Alumni Office at (860) 486-2244.

Nominations sought for Donald L. McCullough Awards
The Division of Student Affairs and Services has called for nominations for the annual Donald L. McCullough Awards. The awards are named for Donald L. McCullough, director of the Office of Student Activities at the time of his death in June 1979, who was known for his professional leadership at the University.

Written nominations will be accepted from any member of the University community. Nominees must be students currently enrolled in the University who are in good academic standing and have demonstrated continuous and outstanding service to the University through voluntary or elected extra-curricular activities. The awards will be presented at a reception April 2.

Nomination forms are available in the Center for Student Development Office, Room 258, Student Union, or by calling (860) 486-3425. Nominations are due by Friday, February 2.

Stay well, with Health Promotion Day at the Capitol
The Schools of Allied Health, Nursing and Pharmacy and the Fitness for Life Center are sponsoring their eighth annual Health Promotion Day at the state Capitol, in the Legislative Concourse, on Feb. 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will feature a screening and consulting program, with consultations offered by students and faculty, to identify health risks, prevent diseases, and enhance health and wellness. For more information, call Cynthia Adams, associate dean of allied health, at (860) 486-0007.

Travel to Italy with landscape expert - spaces still available
Space is still available for the Museum of Natural History's guided tour to Italy, Ancient Hill Towns & Renaissance Gardens in Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches, from May 20 to June 1. The tour leader is Rudy Favretti, emeritus professor of plant science and a historic restoration landscape architect, who has restored the grounds at four presidential homes, including Jefferson's Monticello. Registration must be made by February 20.