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Part-time post available in Graduate Student Senate office
The Graduate Student Senate is offering a half graduate assistantship to a qualified graduate student to do general office work four days a week in the GSS office, beginning in the spring semester. Responsibilities include data input, Web page updates, and clerical work. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, HTML and familiarity with ftp and Telnet highly desirable. The position provides health benefits, a tuition waiver and flexible hours. For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Senate at GSS@UConnVM.UConn.EDU by Wednesday, November 18. Interviews will be conducted during the week of November 30.

Information sought on University's outstanding alumnae
A poster celebrating the accomplishments of women who have graduated from UConn is being created by the UConn Alumni Association and the Women's Center. The poster will recognize the achievements of outstanding alumnae who have contributed to the arts, sciences, social sciences, and/or quality of life in their community. The poster will be distributed throughout the state, to schools, businesses and to the Governor's Office, and will be widely available at the University and at basketball games. Nominees for the poster are now being accepted. For more information, or to nominate a person to be featured in the poster, call (888) 822-5861. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 1.

Committee compiling list of students for Who's Who
Nominations are being sought for the 1998/99 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The University of Connecticut may recommend 100 undergraduate and graduate students to the National Who's Who organization for recognition and inclusion in their 1998/99 yearbook. The University's selection committee will use the following criteria: two semesters of consecutive enrollment at UConn, including the regional campuses; scholastic achievement; student organization participation; campus or community volunteering; citizenship and leadership; completion of 75 undergraduate credits by August 1998 for undergraduate students, or completion of 12 graduate credits by August 1998 for graduate students. Nomination forms have been distributed through the campus mail. Completed nominations should be sent to Student Union Room 201, Box U-8, 2110 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269. For more information, call (860) 486-3422.

Non-fiction writing prizes presented to award winners
The Ninth Annual Nonfiction Writing Prize award ceremony was held on November 5. Wally Lamb, professor of English and best-selling author, was keynote speaker. Graduate critical essay prizes were won by Jenny Spinner, Moira Casey, David Rice, Joseph Lennon, Christopher Andrews, and Laura Wasko. Freshman writing prizes were awarded to Hilary Plum, Anita Mourino, Atul Jain, Rachel Kamins, Bethany Hamilton, Elizabeth Fales, and Andrew Chi. Aetna Chair of Writing Lynn Z. Bloom and Thomas Recchio, director of freshman English, presented the awards. The event was sponsored by the English department and the Connecticut Writing Project, with support from Aetna Foundation and the Department of Higher Education.

Alumni Association seeks nominations for 1999 awards
The Alumni Association Awards Committee invites members of the University community to submit nominations for the 1999 Alumni Association Awards.

The Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award acknowledges excellence in the classroom; the Excellence in Research Award encourages scholarly research and creative works. The Connecticut Alumni Service Award recognizes an alum who has contributed his or her services in an outstanding way, over a period of time, to enhance the stature, success and well being of the Alumni Association. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors outstanding achievements of men and women who are former students of the UConn. The Distinguishe d Connecticut Citizen Award is a special award recognizing outstanding citizens of the state and is not limited to alumni. The University Service Award is presented annually to up to three individuals, alumni or non-alumni, not currently employed by UConn, who have contributed their services in an exemplary fashion.

Nominations must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, support letters, bibliography, and a nomination form, which can be obtained by calling the Alumni Office at (860) 486-2242. The Faculty Excellence nomination packet should include details of the nominee's research and scholarly or creative activity. Nominations should be forwarded to: Jeffrey M. Konspore, UConn Alumni Association, U-53, Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06268. The deadline is Friday, December 11.