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Nutmeg Grille Announces December Specials
The Nutmeg Grille is offering the following specials during the month of December:

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

  • Bring eight people or more and receive a complimentary entree, beverage and dessert;

  • Bring three friends to lunch and your entree will be complimentary.

If using one of these specials, please tell your server when ordering. One special per visit, please.

On Thursday, December 2 and Thursday, December 16, the Grille will hold a social hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A complimentary appetizer will be available when you purchase a cocktail.

The Nutmeg Grille will close on Wednesday, December 22, at 1:30 p.m., and will reopen on Monday, January 3. During the semester break, the Grille will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Women's Center Seeks Nominations of Exceptional Women
Do you know an incredible woman? In March, the Women's Center will profile outstanding female role models on campus in a special edition newsletter. The newsletter will feature women from the faculty, staff and student body. Candidates may be nominated for excellence in academic achievement, community service, athletic ability, leadership, activism, humanitarianism, overcoming obstacles, or feminism. Nominations should include ways in which the nominee exhibits excellence, specific examples, qualifications and achievements of the nominee, and the academic, athletic, community and personal accomplishments of the nominee. Nominations should be forwarded to Lisa Simonelli at the Women's Center, U-1118, by Monday, December 13.

Non-Degree Studies Program Available Next Spring
The Division of Extended and Continuing Education will again offer its non-degree studies program in the spring. The program is designed to help participants achieve their goals, ranging from learning new skills to entering a new field. Students in the program can choose from a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. They also have the option of transferring credits earned if they decide to pursue a degree in the future. There is an option of an eight-credit load per semester. Some classes have prerequisites and a high school diploma or its equivalent is required to enroll. The spring program begins January 26 and is available at all six UConn campuses: Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury and the main campus at Storrs. For more information or a free catalog, call (800) 622-9908, e-mail or visit the webpage: specifying the campus in which you are interested.

University Surplus to Hold Auction December 11
Faculty and staff are invited to attend and participate in the first University auction of surplus furniture and equipment. The auction will take place on Saturday, December 11, at noon, in the Longley Gym at the Depot Campus. Previews begin at 11 a.m. The auction will include office furniture, computers, fax machines, copiers, phone systems, VCRs, dorm-style chests of drawers and desks, and steel file cabinets and bookshelves.

Ziner Family's Creative Talents on Display at Library
Sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, books and ceramics by the Ziner family are on display in the Stevens Gallery in the Babbidge Library through December 31. Many of the items are for sale, and a portion of all sales will be donated to the University Libraries.

"The Apple Does Not Fall Far From the Tree" includes work by three generations of the family. Feenie Ziner is an author and professor emerita of English at UConn. Her husband Zeke is an artist, best known for his sculptures in stainless steel. He has also received recognition for his drawings, and woodcuts and linoleum prints. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Library of Congress and the Hudson River Museum, and is represented in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University and many private collections.

The exhibit includes works by the Ziners' children: welded metal sculptures by Eric Ziner, bowls and large vessels by Eric's wife Melissa Greene; watercolors and prints by Joe Ziner; and works by Ted and Amie Ziner.