In Brief

Music auditions to be held

College Music Program ensembles (jazz and wind ensembles, choirs, a cappella groups, and orchestras) will hold auditions during the first week of classes. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Music Program bulletin board in the second-floor stairway of Todd Union.

The two River Campus orchestras will hold auditions on Tuesday, August 31, and Wednesday, September 1. The five-minute audition will consist of a portion of a standard work of the student's choice, plus sight-reading. To schedule an audition, sign up in the Music Program office on the second floor of Todd Union after Friday, August 20, or call x5-2828 (275-2828).

The University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra is a 100-member civic ensemble of musicians from the River Campus and Greater Rochester community. The University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra is an all-student group. (For more information on URCO, see "University orchestra performs in Italy".)

In addition, applied music lessons--vocal and instrumental--at the Eastman School are available to full-time undergraduates who perform at an intermediate level. For audition information and an application, contact the Music Program's office by Tuesday, August 10. Call x5-2828 (275-2828), e-mail, or come to 207 Todd Union.

Note post-office holiday hours

The Campus Post Office and Packaging Store will be closed from Saturday, September 4, through Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. It will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7.

Be a Strong friend

Friends of Strong, the volunteer department at Strong Memorial Hospital, has many placement opportunities for students. They include interacting with patients, helping in retail shops and labs, assisting in clerical duties, and more. Anyone interested must be available for at least 10 weeks and complete a three- to four-hour shift each week. Daytime, evening, and weekend placements are available. For more information, call x5-2420 (275-2420) before Wednesday, September 15.

RIFC offers global greeting

The Rochester International Friendship Council has scheduled a welcome reception for new international students. The event will take place on Friday evening, September 17. More details will be forthcoming. Further information also may be obtained by e-mailing

Yellowjacket Day scheduled

"One Day of Peace, Love and the Genesee" will be celebrated on the River Campus on Sunday, September 19. That's the theme of this year's Yellowjacket Day, the University's annual welcome-back party.

Activities take place on Wilson Commons Lawn, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The entertainment spotlight will fall on student talent, including such a cappella groups as The Yellowjackets, Vocal Point, The Midnight Ramblers, and Chari Vara. ADITI, Radiance, and D'Motions are scheduled to dance, and the Strong Jugglers also will perform.

There will be an array of carnival rides and novelty activities, plus food and beverages. "Yellowjacket Day '99" T-shirts will be on sale and a tie-dye station will be set up.

Other September events include the Activities Fair and Welcome Back to Wilson Night on Friday, September 3; "Harambee" on Wednesday, September 8; and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (Wednesday, September 15, to Friday, October 15).

Enjoy theater in Stratford

The english department will once again sponsor a trip to Stratford, Ontario, from Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, to see five theater productions: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest; Ben Jonson's The Alchemist; Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal; and West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. For more information contact the english department, Morey 404, x5-4092 (275-4092).

Registrar's Office movin' on up

Hoping to make students' academic record-keeping lives as hassle-free as possible, the Registrar's Office this month is moving from its second-floor location in Lattimore Hall to Lattimore 312. There it will share space with the College Center for Academic Support.

Students will notice a new entrance and two counters in the lobby where there used to be just one. The Academic Information Counter will remain the place where undergraduates may pick up and drop off forms, make appointments to see advisors, and get simple questions answered. That counter will continue to be staffed by professional advisors. The new counter, to be staffed by the Registrar's Office, is where students may come to request and pick up transcripts.

Less obvious will be the fact that a number of the advisors are moving to the Academic Support annex in the East Wing. Students will continue to come to the familiar receptionist's desk in Lattimore 312, however, for walk-in hours and to sign in for appointments.

Check out Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance encourages students who haven't received information from the office to either stop in or call; some files may be incomplete. The office is located on the third floor of Meliora Hall and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-in hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. During these hours, students are welcome to come by to speak with a financial aid counselor. Call x5-3226 (275-3226) with any questions or concerns.

Sign up for ESM work-study jobs

The Eastman School has fast-paced work-study positions available in its Admissions Office. Duties include answering phones, database entry, general office assignments, and helping on audition days. Call Ann Harman, x4-1060 (274-1060), for more information.

Check out the Consultation Cafe

Counseling & Mental Health Services provides an online resource and educational tool that can be beneficial to students. Located at, the Consultation Cafe is a forum for discourse that provides informal answers to participants' mental health questions and concerns.

Although a psychologist monitors the Consultation Cafe, it does not replace a formal visit with one of the therapists. Students seeking further counseling should contact CMHS at x5-2361 at Dewey Hall, x5-3113 at the Towne House, or x4-1230 at the Eastman Commons Student Living Center.

LAS offers study program

Learning Assistance Services is a resource offering College students at all academic levels several kinds of support. It provides study-skills counseling, math and science study groups and workshops, learning-disability support, the test bank, and the HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) tutoring program. Its College Writing Center offers writing tutorials and Mac and IBM computing equipment for word processing, library catalog access, Web access, and more. To contact the writing center, call x5-3873 or come to Morey 100. For general information about LAS, call x5-9049 or visit the office in Lattimore 107.

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