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  March 11, 2002


Nominations Sought for Statewide Community Service Awards
The Center for Community Outreach is seeking nominations for statewide community service awards. The Student Award recognizes individual students or student groups for development of a clearly defined project or innovative approach to effective community service during the past academic year. The Special Award recognizes a faculty, staff, or individual in the community for personal contributions and institutional commitment beyond his or her job responsibilities.

To nominate someone from the Storrs campus, contact the Center for Community Outreach at (860) 486-1165, Student Union, Room 262. Nomination forms must be completed and returned by Thursday, March 14. Nominations from other UConn campuses should be forwarded to the appropriate person on that campus:

  • Carol Prescott, Coordinator, Community Service, Stamford Campus
  • Catherine Palmieri, Counselor, Continuing Education, Torrington Campus
  • Stuart Brown, Assistant Dean of Students, Waterbury Campus
  • Daniel T. O'Reilly, Coordinator, Student Activities, Greater Hartford Campus

Nominations of Outstanding Faculty Advisors Invited
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Instruction seeks nominations for the 2002 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. The Outstanding Advisor Award was established in 1999 to honor faculty members

who exemplify excellence in academic advising. Academic advising assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans that enrich their studies and promote the achievement of goals and is fundamental to creating motivation to pursue academic excellence.

The criteria for the award include evidence that the advisor demonstrates effective interpersonal skills; engages in developmental advising; is knowledgeable about university policies and resources; and values and participates in professional development activities to improve and expand advising skills. A faculty member may be nominated by another faculty member, by a staff

member, by a student or by an alumnus or alumna.

Nomination forms are due by March 15.

Student Affairs Seeks Nominations for Student Life Awards
The Division of Student Affairs invites nominations and applications for the 2002 Student Life Awards. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate candidates for any of a number of awards designed to recognize student contributions to, or leadership in, the University community.

There are more than a dozen awards - some monetary - that honor various aspects of student contributions to campus life and beyond. Included are awards recognizing outstanding student organization advisors, as well as

graduate assistants, for their efforts in enhancing the effectiveness of student organizations and the development of students.

More information and the criteria for each award, as well as nomination/application material, may be picked up in person at the Student Union Help Desk, Wilbur Cross Help Desk, Dean of Students Office on the second floor of Wilbur Cross Building, or the Department of Campus Activities, in Student Union, room 258. If you have questions about these awards, call the Center for Student Involvement at (860) 486-6588.

Nominations and applications must be received by the Center for Student Involvement by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, by e-mail attachment, fax: (860) 486-4484, or in person.

Nominees and award recipients will be recognized at a reception on May 1, in Rome Commons, South Campus, at 4:30 p.m.

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