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Phillips named senior VP

Vice President for Investments Douglas W. Phillips has been named senior vice president for institutional resources.

Phillips retains his oversight of endowment management, but also will assume responsibilities for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major University donors. He will coordinate central administration resources in areas such as gift processing, prospect research, and planned giving.

"Doug Phillips's responsibilities in institutional advancement will dovetail nicely with his fiduciary role relating to University investments," said President Jackson. "We know that his attention to institutional advancement will be a significant complement to the activities of development officers across the University."

Phillips joined the University earlier in the academic year from Williams College, where he was treasurer.


Conference aids school counselors

An array of issues faced by school counselors will be on the agenda Wednesday, January 24, for the annual daylong conference for counseling professionals, sponsored by the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

All sessions, including lunch, will be held at the Holiday Inn Airport on Brooks Avenue at the Route 390 exit.

The conference registration fee is $55 and due by January 12. Discounts are available to full-time counselor education students pursuing master's degrees or post-master's degrees.

The conference has the support of the New York State School Counselor Association; the Monroe County School Counselor Association; Upsilon Rho and Nu Chapters of Chi Sigma Iota; the Department of Counselor Education, SUNY Brockport; the Midwestern NYS Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Center; and the Counseling and Human Development Faculty of the Warner School.

For more information, contact the Warner School's Office of Professional Development at x5-7833.


Renowned dance company performs

Seán Curran Company, a young New York City-based dance group praised for its eclectic repertoire, will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, January 26, and at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 27, in the dance studio in Spurrier Hall on the River Campus.

Formed in 1997, the company consists of nine dancers and founder Seán Curran. Curran began his dance training as a youth in Boston with traditional Irish step dancing and later gained recognition as a principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He received a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award and also was a member of the cast of the percussion extravaganza Stomp for four years.

The company's local performance is presented by the University's dance program. Admission is $7 for students and $10 for the general public. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17, in the Common Market on the River Campus, and also will be available at the door.

For more information, contact the dance program at x3-5150.


MAG admission prices increase

The price of admission to the Memorial Art Gallery increased for the first time in seven years at the beginning of 2001.

The new prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and college students with ID, and $2 for children age 6 to 18.

Free admission continues for MAG members, University students, and children age 5 and younger.

The new prices reflect rising costs of security, maintenance, and utilities.

Reduced admission on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. remains $2, thanks to underwriting by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/Gannett Foundation and FleetBoston Financial Foundation with additional support from Monroe County.



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