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@Rochester: May 28, 2009

@Rochester: May 28, 2009

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 74°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 66°

In Today's Issue

  • Progress Report on Badge Replacement Project
  • Eastman Ceremony Begins at 10 This Morning
  • Motorcycle Raffle Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Smart Teen Driving Starts with Communication
  • Obstacle Course Set for Next Week
  • Camp Seeks Volunteers
  • Event Highlight: MAG Highlights Tour
  • Rochester in the News: Curt Smith on Vin Scully
  • In Higher Education: Supreme Court Pick is No Stranger to Higher Ed

News and Announcements

Progress Report on Badge Replacement Project

University ID Office officials say they've made solid progress with their efforts to reissue more than 30,000 new badges—and sync badge-reader systems—by June 30. To date, more than 14,781 (72 percent) of faculty and staff at the University have had their badges replaced. Read more...

Eastman Ceremony Begins at 10 This Morning

Today's "topping out" ceremony, open to faculty and staff, at Eastman Theatre will be held rain or shine. The 10 a.m. event celebrates the placement of the final steel beam for the Eastman School addition at the corner of Main and Swan streets. 

Motorcycle Raffle Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center

Motorcycle lovers will want to check out a new custom cycle, created by Cenzi Motorcycle Company, to raise funds for the Wilmot Cancer Center. The motorcycle will be on display at Strong Memorial Hospital from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Raffle tickets for the motorcycle are $10 each or three for $20. The drawing will be Sunday, June 21, at the "Ride to the Dakota" at the Dakota Grill in Hilton. Tickets are also available by calling 276-4717 or 349-0120. 

Smart Teen Driving Starts with Communication

In an effort to encourage parents and teens to establish safe rules on the road, the Allstate Foundation, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Golisano Children's Hospital, and Monroe County's Office of Traffic Safety introduced a new teen driving contract this week. Read more...

Obstacle Course Set for Next Week

In collaboration with the Medical Center's Fitness & Wellness Center, Well-U will be hosting a free obstacle course competition for all University employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the Fitness and Wellness Center gymnasium. The course will consist of 8 fitness activities including jump rope, pushups, core exercises, plyometrics, and more. Participants will have access to shower facilities. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and all contestants will receive a Well-U T-shirt. Space is limited, register online. For more information, call 276-5050. 

Camp Seeks Volunteers

The Youth Lifeline Free Football and Life Skills Camp is looking for volunteers for its two-day camp June 13 and 14. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with eighth-, ninth-, and tenth-graders at the camp. Anyone interested in volunteering should attend the pre-camp volunteer orientation meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in the Admissions Office (Wallis Hall). For more information or to fill out a volunteer application, call Anthony Plonczynski at 766-8915 or e-mail


Thursday, May 28

MAG Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (May 26)

"New Book on Vin Scully"

Curt Smith, senior lecturer of English, talks about Pull Up A Chair, his new book about broadcaster Vin Scully. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 27)

"No Stranger to Higher Ed"

Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, has held faculty positions at two universities and ruled in several cases that affected academe. Read more...

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