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Dining Services Seeks Student Workers
Whitney Dining Hall has many employment opportunities available for both graduate and undergraduate students. Starting pay ranges from $6.15-$6.35 an hour. Several incentive programs are offered, including free meals before each shift worked, or a money bonus upon completion of the semester. There are also opportunities for promotion into management, starting at $8.00 an hour. To apply, call Jenny at (860) 486-3004 or e-mail at sm-whitney@huskydine.dfs.

Writing Help Now Available to Students in Babbidge Library
The Writing Center has opened a satellite location in Homer Babbidge Library. The center, which serves undergraduates and graduates in all disciplines, provides students with individual help with their writing. Jenny Spinner, the center's director, says the new site, open evenings during the earlier part of the week, will be a convenient place for students to get help at night because the library is well lit and busy, and there is a computer lab on site. Spinner also hopes the new location will help increase awareness of the services of the center and attract a greater variety of students.

The additional location of the center will be open during the semester in Room 132 of the library on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. During these times two staff members will be available to provide tutoring. Students can continue to get help with their writing during the day and in the evening at the center's main location in Room 344 of Arjona Building. The main location of the Writing Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m during the semester. For more information, call the main location of the center at (860) 486-2143 or the satellite location at (860) 486-6831.

Health Center Offers Classes for Expectant Parents
Classes for parents, expectant parents and even children expecting a new brother or sister, are being offered at the Health Center. Anyone interested in learning about infant care and other related programs is invited to register.

"Our goal is to help parents feel secure and well prepared for the birth of their child," says coordinator of prenatal education Bobbie McKeever, certified lactation consultant, "and to feel confident when they take their new baby home."

  • Childbirth preparation classes meet Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. for six weeks; they are limited to 10 couples (expectant mothers with a coach - spouse, partner, or friend); a one-day class is also offered, Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; it is limited to eight couples. The course covers nutrition, exercise, breathing and relaxation techniques, labor and delivery procedures, Caesarian birth procedures, medications, and postpartum information. The ideal time to begin the class is in the seventh month of pregnancy. Classes meet in the faculty/staff dining room adjacent to the cafeteria. The fee is $100. Early registration is recommended.

The following classes will meet in the ob/gyn conference room, L2094.

  • A one-session breastfeeding class meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Participants will learn helpful tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding. The class is limited to 10 couples. The fee is $10.

  • The one-session infant care class meets the second Monday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. Participants in this class will learn efficient, safe and healthy ways to care for their newborn, including the right way to change a diaper. Classes are limited to eight couples. The fee is $10.

  • Infant/child CPR class is scheduled for April 27 and May 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class will offer instruction in a life-saving method for infants and young children that every child caregiver should know. It is limited to 6 people. The fee is $30.

Participants should meet in the hospital lobby for the following classes:

  • Sibling class, for children aged three and older (a parent may accompany the child), March 11 and May 20 at 2 p.m. The class helps young children understand what's ahead for mom and what to expect when baby comes home. Fee is $5.

  • Tours to labor and delivery, newborn nursery and postpartum unit are held every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Tours offer prospective parents an opportunity to see the facilities and services provided by John Dempsey Hospital. There is no charge and registration is not needed.

Classes are taught by staff nurses, certified in their area of specialty. To register, call UConnLink at (800) 535-6232 or locally, call (860) 679-7692.