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Nominations sought for information technology awards
The University is seeking nominations for the Chancellor's 1999 Information Technology Awards. The awards are presented to individuals or groups whose accomplishments have made a significant contribution to the university's effectiveness in developing, advancing and utilizing information technology in support of the University's mission, as well as conducting leading edge research in information technology. Awardees should exemplify innovation in information technology, applied to student learning, to productivity in research or service, or to the development of techniques that integrate technology into daily life. Nominations should be sent to Paul Kobulnicky, Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Homer Babbidge Library, U-5A. E-mail preferred, to The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 10.

Nutmeg Grille announces specials of the month
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during March:

  • Come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage.

  • Bring three friends to lunch and enjoy two complimentary sundaes.

  • Bring eight or more people from your department, facility or dorm and receive one complimentary entree, beverage and dessert.

  • Thursday, March 4 and Thursday, March 25: Social Hour, 4-6 p.m. Cocktails and appetizers available. Buy one appetizer and receive the second appetizer at half price. Bring five friends and the second appetizer will be free.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering.

The Nutmeg Grille is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted for parties of five or more. For information and reservations, call (860) 486-5633.

Volunteer program offers help with preparing tax returns
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program run by IRS-trained volunteer accounting students in the School of Business Administration provides free confidential assistance in income tax return preparation to members of the University community and other local residents. Volunteers are trained to prepare simple federal and Connecticut state income tax returns.

Only returns requiring Form 1040EZ or 1040A can be prepared.

The volunteers also can prepare part-time state returns for taxpayers who have the correct state forms. Volunteers are not trained to answer international tax questions, prepare returns containing business income, capital gains, moving expense or itemized deductions, or prepare returns for international students or other non-residents. To receive assistance from the program, taxpayers should bring their 1997 return, and all documentation for the 1998 tax return, including W2 forms and 1099 forms. The program is available Mondays through April 12, except March 15, from 7-9 p.m., in Room 322, School of Business Administration.