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  May 15, 2000


Volunteers Sought for Husky Week Of Welcome
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in Week Of Welcome activities in August. There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Help new and returning students move in as a Husky Hauler:
    Thursday, Aug. 24, 4-8 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (various shifts available)
    Sunday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (various shifts available)
    All Haulers receive the Hauler t-shirt and lunch during the day.

  • Help Desk:
    Staff the student/family service desks to provide answers to a wide range of questions from new and returning members of the University community. Shifts are available every day from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 1. All Help Desk volunteers receive a t-shirt.

  • Freshmen Book Reading:
    Facilitate a 60-minute discussion with a small group of new students about In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason on Sunday, Aug. 27, 1-2 p.m. Join your students in meeting the author after the discussion, at 2:15 p.m.

To participate in any or all of these WOW events, contact Nancy Abohatab at (860) 486-3430 or

Student Fulbright Competition Announced
Students are invited to apply for the 2001-2002 competition for Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad. Approximately 900 awards to 125 countries will be available for the 2001-2002 academic year to support research or an internship, advanced degree work at a university abroad or for teaching conversational English in schools and universities.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, will generally hold a bachelor's degree before the grant begins and, in most cases, will be proficient in the language of the host country. In general, candidates may not hold a Ph.D. at the time of application. Creative and performing artists must have four years of professional study or equivalent experience. Social work applicants must have at least two years of professional experience after the MSW degree. Candidates in medicine must have an MD or equivalent when applying.

The deadline for submitting completed applications to the University's Fulbright Scholarship Committee is Sept. 18. Applications will be reviewed on campus and forwarded to the Institute of International Education for the Oct. 25 deadline. For more information and application forms, contact Mal Bochner, Fulbright Program Adviser, at U-182 or A program brochure is available at

Bookworms Cafe to Close for a Week Later This Month
Bookworms Cafe will be closed for renovations from May 27 to June 4, reopening on June 5. Other coffee shops will be open summer hours during the break. The Nutmeg Grille will also be closed for renovations the week of May 22.

Summer hours, which are subject to change, are Monday through Friday:

  • Jonathan's (Student Union, first floor) 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Papa Gino's (Student Union, first floor) 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Union Cafe (Student Union, ground floor) 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Bookworms (Babbidge Library, 24-Hour Room) 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Chem Cafe (Chemistry Building lobby) 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • MSB Cafe (Gant Science Complex) 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Nutmeg Grille (Student Union, second floor) 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Paw Pad (lunch truck in Co-op metered lot) 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Sadhaka Ahluwahlia, mentioned in an article in the May 8 Advance, is a teacher of yoga but not a yoga guru.