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Chair of Trustees names board members as vice chairs
Roger A. Gelfenbien, chair of the Board of Trustees, has named six vice chairs of the board: Louise Berry, who heads the academic affairs committee; Claire Leonardi, who heads the audit subcommittee, executive compensation, and financial affairs committees; Jennifer Smith, who heads the health affairs committee; Richard Treibick, who heads the institutional advancement committee; William Berkley, who heads the strategic planning committee; and Louise M. Bailey, who heads the student life committee. In addition, the board has elected Bailey to serve a second term as secretary.

Find out about Computer Center services at two-day expo
The University Computer Center will hold an expo on Thursday and Friday, September 3 and 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union lobby. Information will be available on:

  • Computer Center labs for the PC, Macintosh, mainframe and Web developmen.

  • Help desk

  • Copy center services

  • Free computer workshops

  • Student employment opportunities at the Computer Center

  • E-mail/mainframe accounts

For more information on the Computer Center, visit

Technical Services Center set to move to Depot campus
The Technical Services Center is moving to the Depot campus, beginning September 7. The center, which provides technical consultations, engineering, manufacturing, design and repair services to support scholastic, research and administrative activities at the University, will remain open at its location behind the ROTC building until all its departments have been relocated. Work orders may continue to be submitted to the center during the move.

The center's new address will be: Thomson Hall, Mansfield Depot Campus, 30 Ahern Lane, U-108, Storrs, CT 06269-5108. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same, although the office equipment repair section will no longer maintain a separate phone and fax number. All phone calls should be referred to (860) 486-3837. The fax number is (860) 486-4590. The center's website is at:

Public meeting on seeding the landfill scheduled for today
A public meeting will be held to discuss the regrading and seeding plan for the landfill at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31, at the Mansfield Town Hall. Department of Environmental Protection and UConn officials and consultants will be available to answer questions.

The regrading plan is one of several activities the University is required to undertake at the landfill. Regrading and seeding the landfill is expected to promote the runoff of clean water, reduce the gerenation of leachate, and prevent erosion of the landfill. After the regrading, the University will carry out a thorough hydrogeologic investigation and reevaluate final landfill closure taking into account the study's findings. The University and DEP will seek further public participation on the hydrogeologic study and final closure plans.

Athletic communications recognized for excellence
UConn has been honored with citations of excellence from the College Sports Information Directors of America for publications produced during the 1997-98 academic year.

UConn received seven awards, the most of any school in District I, a region that includes seven states. Most contests were divided into three divisions. As an NCAA Division I school, UConn was included in Division A. In football, there was a separate contest for NCAA I-AA schools.

The Connecticut football brochure, produced by Tim Tolokan, associate director of athletics/communications, and Kyle Muncy, assistant director of athletic communications, was selected as second in the nation in Division I-AA. Tolokan also teamed with Jodi Hoatson, assistant director of athletic communications, to produce a women's basketball brochure that was named the best in District I and sixth in the nation in Division A. Muncy and Moises Rodriguez, former assistant director of athletic communications, earned Best in District I honors for Division A for their baseball brochure. In addition, the UConn Athletic Communications office received a second in the nation honor for its baseball game program and Best in the District awards for both its men's and women's basketball posters.

The awards were presented at the organization's annual convention in Spokane, Wash., in July.