In Brief


Auditions for membership in the University Symphony Orchestra will be held in Strong Auditorium today and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3.

Membership is open to students and other experienced musicians from throughout Greater Rochester. Musicians should call the music program office at x5-2828 to schedule an audition. Each auditioning musician will be asked to present two to three minutes of solo material showcasing tone and technique, as well as to sight read excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.

Enhancing careers

Area professionals who want to sharpen their communication or computer skills will find help this fall in courses being offered by the Office of Special Programs.

Writing for the Professional, a two-part series, includes classes in newsletter creation; proofreading and editing; and technical, procedure, business case, grant proposal, and memo/letter writing. Also offered this fall will be computer training, with courses in Microsoft Mail, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and three levels of Word, as well as Adobe Photoshop on the Macintosh, programming in C/C++ and Perl, and UNIX system administration. Customized computer training also is available in conjunction with the University's Computing Center.

Intensive English classes for non-native professionals will be offered as part of the English as a Second Language program. These mini-courses offer instruction in specific areas of English language study.

For more information, call x5-2341, or e-mail

CPR classes

Classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be offered once again to the University community by the Multidiscipline Lab. Cost is $40 for the original course for faculty and staff, $47 for guests, and free for medical students. The refresher course is $33 for members of the University community, $38 for guests, and free for medical students. All classes will be held in Room 2-7539, Medical Center. Call x5-3285 for more information.

Basic Life Support: All Tuesdays, October 7, 14, and 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; All Wednesdays, November 5, 12, and 19, 9 a.m.-noon. (Must attend three.)

Refresher: October 6, 9 a.m.-noon, October 16, 1-4 p.m., October 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; November 7, 9 a.m.-noon, November 10, 1-4 p.m., November 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; December 3, 9 a.m.-noon; December 9, 1-4 p.m.; December 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Computer sales

University Computer Sales is pleased to announce a Back-to-School Sale for students, faculty, staff and departments through October 10. This year, the store is featuring Dell Optiplex and NEC Ready desktop computers; Dell Latitude, NEC Versa, Toshiba Satellite and Tecra, and IBM ThinkPad notebook computers for Windows 95 customers. A buyer of any Apple Macintosh Computer and/or any Apple printer can receive a $50, $100, $200, or $300 mail-in rebate directly from Apple Computer.

Price lists are available at either store location and on the University Computer Sales web site.

Asthma study

The Pulmonary Clinical Group is looking for people with mild asthma ages 19 through 60 for asthma research. Volunteers need to be non-smokers and will receive an honorarium of $35.

For more information, call x5-4163.

Clothesline Festival

This year's Clothesline Festival, Rochester's oldest arts and crafts festival, takes place September 6 and 7. On that weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., more than 600 exhibitors will converge on the Memorial Art Gallery's 17-acre campus.

In addition to bargains in arts and crafts, the festival will offer live performances, food and beverages, T-shirts and sweatshirts, and appearances by local TV and radio personalities.

Admission is $5, with children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult. A two-day pass is $7.50 and available at the gallery's admission desk until September 5.

Human Resources extends hours

In an effort to provide better customer service for employees, the Office of Human Resources has extended its hours of operation. Effective immediately, the Benefits Division will be open on Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Employment Division will be open on Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Human Resources staff are available to answer questions and provide information about medical plans, tuition, retirement, employment, payroll, etc. The offices are located in the Medical Center: Benefits in Room G-8011, x5-2084; Employment in Room G-7009, x5-4989.

Facilities phone calls

The Facilities Customer Service Center will tape record all phone calls. This will allow the Customer Service Center to adjust and improve response procedures to service calls, to collect data needed to evaluate and correct equipment failures, and to address other operational concerns.

With any questions or concerns about this issue, call x5-2477, or e-mail

Customer Service Center

A new Customer Service Center will be opening on the first floor of the Susan B. Anthony Hall on August 25, in the location of the former Hillside Restaurant. The Customer Service Center will issue University ID cards, accept contracts and deposits for dining plans, encode copy cards, rent lockers, and provide general information and referrals. All services that had been provided at 25 Hollister are available at the new location.

The center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, call the center at x5-3975 after August 25.

Bike for hope

The 12th annual Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Tour is scheduled for the weekend of September 6 and 7, and the University is putting together a team of cyclists to help raise money to fight the disease. Team URiders is looking for cyclists and volunteers to bike from Brockport on Saturday morning to Darien Lake Theme Park and Campgrounds. The MS 150 is a tour, not a race, so cyclists ride at their own pace.

To register, call x5-4155, or e-mail

Watching weight

A Weight Watchers At-Work Program meets every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2-8529, Medical Center. The University community is invited to attend. For more information on the program, call 1-800-234-8080.

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