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Volunteers sought for Community Service Day, May 1
The Center for Community Outreach is sponsoring the second Community Service Day of the semester on Saturday, May 1. This event is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to interact in a social setting where everyone can be comfortable. There will be about 17 work sites and participants can choose from a wide variety of three- to eight-hour community service projects held both on- and off-campus, including activities ranging from environmental work to games and activities with children. Transportatio n is provided to all work sites. If you wish to register with a group of people, call the center first to find out specific site availability, as some fill up very quickly. For more information or to sign up, call the Center for Community Outreach (860) 486-1165, or use the on-line registration form at

Sign up as a Husky Hauler and help new students move in
Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer as Husky Haulers, to help students move into residence halls and to act as goodwill ambassadors by welcoming students and their families to the University. Freshman, transfers and branchfers move in on Saturday, August 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Volunteers should report for their shifts at 8 a.m.) After resident assistants check students into the halls, Husky Hauler volunteers help families unload their cars and carry students' possessions to their rooms. Those who would like to help but are not eager to lift are encouraged to participate by giving directions and providing information.

Faculty and staff interested in volunteering should contact Nancy Abohatab at (860) 486-3430 or at before April 30.

Center for Oral History to hold conference
The Center for Oral History will hold a half-day conference on Oral History in Local Space and Cyberspace, on Saturday, May 8, at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The conference, which is open to the public, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and introductory remarks at 9 a.m.

The conference includes presentations titled "Oral History and Local Memory," based on the transformation of the rural agricultural village of Lebanon, Conn., into a high tech agricultural suburb, and "1968 - The Whole World was Watching: A Classroom Oral History Project on the Web." There will also be a panel discussion on the practice of oral history.

Registration is $15 before May 1, or $20 after May 1. Registration for students is $5. A hot buffet lunch is available for $12. For information, call Martha McCormick at (860) 486-5245.

Nutmeg Grille announces specials of the month
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials for the month of May:

  • During May come to lunch before 11:45 a.m. and receive a complimentary beverage.

  • From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., bring three friends to lunch and enjoy a complimentary entree.

  • From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., bring eight people and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert.

  • Social hours for May are on Thursday, May 6 and Thursday, May 20, from 4-6 p.m. A special appetizer menu and the regular dessert menu will be available. Purchase one appetizer and the second will be half price.

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

The grille will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.