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50-year-old Marching Band to host regional competition
The University's Marching Band will host the U.S. Scholastic Band Association's New England regional marching band competition on Sunday, October 4, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

The competition features 10 high school marching bands from Connecticut and Massachusetts and a special exhibition by the UConn Marching Band. Admission to the event is $8 at the gate.

The UConn Marching Band is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Often referred to as "The Pride of Connecticut," the band performs at UConn home football games and was the first American college marching band to tour the European continent.

The band also has entertained for the National Football League's Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots at half-time, has provided the opening performance at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the 1996 World Series, and represented the State of Connecticut in the 1992 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.

Applications sought for Alumni Association scholarships
The Alumni Association invites applications for student scholarships. The association will award approximately 60 scholarships to students at the University for the academic year 1999-2000..

Full-time undergraduate students and students who will attend UConn full-time for first-year graduate study are eligible. The awards will be based on academic performance, financial need, excellence in field of study, and University/ community-related extracurricular activities or employment..

Applications are available from Thursday, October 1-Friday, Nov. 6. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, November 13. For information, contact Kristi Napolitano at (860) 486-1236.

Employment policies to be available through new email list
A new email list is being launched by the Department of Human Resources to distribute news of employment-related policies and procedures to University employees, Virginia Miller, assistant vice chancellor for human resources has announced. Beginning September 29, announcements in newsletter form will be sent biweekly via HRINFO-L.

The list will communicate primarily with a cadre of 55 departmental representatives, dubbed "DOERS," who have been appointed by vice presidents, deans and directors for the 1998-99 year. These representatives are responsible for circulating the information to administrators, deans, department heads, directors, supervisors and employees..

The representatives will be able to e-mail questions related to a particular policy or procedure by clicking on the e-mail address of the appropriate human resources staff person that will appear as highlighted text in the newsletter.

The list will also be available to anyone who has UConn e-mail, as indicated by in the address. To receive a direct mailing of the newsletter every two weeks, follow the instructions on the human resources website,, by clicking on "hot issues."

Lunch trucks moving to new site behind Co-op
Foot traffic through Geology Park is being temporarily disrupted while crews build a new site for three lunch trucks that for years have been located near the UConn Co-op loading dock, adjacent to Hawley Armory.

The new site, behind the Co-op and adjacent to a metered parking lot near the psychology building, will make way for crews to continue replacing utilities on the form er Fairfield Road, in preparation for completion of a pedestrian mall running from Hillside Road to Mansfield Road. It also will place the three trucks, two privately owned anad one run by Jonathan's Restaurant, in a more convenient, busy site.

A fourth lunch truck, located on Gilbert Road beween Monteith and Arjona buildings, will remain at its current location.

The new site is expected to be ready by mid-October, says Larry Schilling, University architect.