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Trustees issue call for honorary degree nominations
The Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for honorary degree recipients in 1999. Any member of the UConn community may nominate someone for a degree, which recognizes people whose life achievements have contributed greatly to the cultural, scientific or social development of the state, nation, or world.

Nominations, which should include a letter discussing the nominee's achievements, a biography, three or more letters of recommendation, and other supporting documents, should be sent to the Office of the President no later than October 2.

For more information or questions regarding the process, call the Board of Trustees office at (860) 486-2337.

Find out about the community during UTown Day September 12
UTown Day, a day of activities for the University community and local residents will take place September 12.

The day includes the annual Know Your Town Fair in the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Student Activities Fair on the Student Union Mall from noon to 4 p.m., and an NFL and Mansfield Recreation punt, pass and kick contest at 1 p.m. From 1-4 p.m., the new student recreation facility in Field House will be open at a discount price of $5. From 2-4 p.m., families and student groups can compete in an Old Fashioned Sport Day on the Student Union Mall. The day's festivities will end with a cookout on a cash basis and a free concert on the Student Union Mall from 4-8 p.m.

The Know Your Town Fair, which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Mansfield and the Town of Mansfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Adult Education, is an opportunity to learn about the activities of 70 regional cultural, environmental, educational, health and government organizations. Residents may register to vote, learn about or register for fall recreation programs and meet town officials and local candidates for public office.

Join the American Heart Walk in Bushnell Park September 13
Hundreds of survivors of heart disease and stroke and their loved ones will be joined by thousands of other Hartford area residents during the 1998 American Heart Walk on Sunday, September 13, in Hartford's Bushnell Park, beginning at 10 a.m.

The five-mile fund-raising walk has a goal of $250,000. The money raised through donations from walkers and corporate sponsorships will be used to support the cardiovascular research and education programs of the American Heart Association.

"Heart disease and stroke remain the number one killer of Americans and claimed the lives of 184,000 Connecticut residents last year," said UConn President Philip E. Austin, chairperson of the walk. "We asked the public and corporate citizens to give us a hand with their feet and we are very gratified by how they've responded."

The walk is sponsored by the Aetna Foundation and Aetna U.S. Healthcare. It includes a health fair, which will feature free screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, pulmonary functions and body fat percentage. The health fair is sponsored by the UConn Health Center and the John Dempsey Hospital, and other area hospitals.

For more information or to join the walk, call (203) 294-0088.

Foundation seeks student candidates for board of directors
The University of Connecticut Foundation Inc. is seeking nominations of students interested in serving on its board of directors. An election will be held by mail during October.

This position is an ideal way for a student with a keen interest in the marketing activities of the University to make a significant impact," says Edward Allenby, vice president of institutional advancement and president of the Foundation. "The Foundation has aggressive fund-raising and asset management goals."

During the two-year term the student director will join other board members in overseeing the planning and implementation of fund-raising activities, the investment of the endowment and other assets, and the development of administrative and financial policies. The student director has the same voting rights as other members of the board. This is the first time a student director is being asked to serve a two-year term.

"Students are the ultimate beneficiaries of the quality initiatives enabled by the University's fund-raising," adds Allenby. "That's why it is so important that the student body be actively involved on the board."

The Foundation's volunteer board of directors comprises 29 elected members and nine ex officio members, drawn from alumni and other friends of the University who are business and community leaders. Faculty members are also represented.

The deadline for nominations for the 1998 election is Friday, September 17. The director's term will begin October 23. For more information, call Charlene Tappan at (860) 486-5830. Election information and materials are available in Student Union Room 18.