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Holiday closings announced

  • The following University Finance offices will be closed for Monday, December 24: Gift Office, x5-8602; Bursar's Office (River Campus), x5-6606; Payroll Office (PERC), x5-2040; Accounts Payable, x5-3483; Sponsored Programs Accounting, x5-6449; Finance, x5-8567. For additional information, contact the department using the phone numbers listed above. In addition, Towne House, Suite 260, will not have pick-up/ drop-off service available on December 24.
  • Due to installation of a new computer system and holiday observances, University Health Services will be closed for healthcare business December 24, 25, 31, and January 1. UHS will be unavailable for supervisory assistance or employee injury care on those days. Students and private patients can access care through the on-call physician system, which is the standard procedure for after-hours care.
  • The River Campus Customer Service Center/ID Office will have the following amended hours during the holidays: December 18-21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; December 22-January 1, closed; January 2-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sell a puck, raise a buck

Strong Children's Hospital is looking for volunteers for the Rochester Americans' Million-Dollar Toss this hockey season.

The hospital will raise funds by selling flying discs for $1 apiece during each Amerks' home game through April and needs volunteers to sell the discs during games at Blue Cross Arena. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and free admission to the game. At least 20 volunteers are needed for each game. For more information, call Betsy Findlay or Kim Ziegler at x3-5948.

February fitness camp offered

The Fitness Fun Camp will take place during the week of February recess (February 18-22) and is open to children ages 7-12. The program offers fitness-based activities such as ice skating, swimming, and gymnasium-based games. Camp times are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Medical Center Athletic Club. The camp is New York State certified. For more information, contact Heather at x5-2706.

Rush Rhees keeps late hours

Rush Rhees Library is now open until 3 a.m. most of the week to accommodate students' study and research needs.

"The change in hours is an ongoing attempt to respond to what we hear about students' lifestyles while on campus," says Ronald Dow, Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries. "What we realized was that students were studying later at night, a change partially due to students' longer work days and later classes and labs."

The new hours are 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 3 a.m., Sunday. Hours for all University libraries can be viewed online at www.lib.

Join MAG for half price

University employees who sign on as first-time members of the Memorial Art Gallery receive 50 percent off the cost of a supporter-level membership. The "supporter" (individual or family/dual) is a new level of membership that includes free general admission, two free tickets to every preview party, and discounts at the Gallery Store and Creative Workshop, among other things. New members receive 50 percent off the regular price of $80.

MAG also is introducing the "associate" level (individual or family/dual) for members who want to enjoy basic gallery benefits but prefer to pay as they go for preview parties and ticketed exhibitions. An associate membership includes free general admission and discounts on preview party tickets and on purchases at the Gallery Store and Creative Workshop. The cost is $40 (individual) or $55 (family/dual). For additional information, call 473-7720.

Athletic Club invites new members

The Medical Center Athletic Club (MCAC) is extending membership invitations for the new year. The first 50 people to sign up receive a free gift and one free personal training session. Stop by the MCAC located at G-5654 or call x5-2437 for more information.

Some of the programs offered in the coming year include the Winter Volleyball League that begins January 21 with recreational (Monday) and intermediate (Wednesday) four-on-four co-ed league games and the Indoor Soccer League that begins January 22 with four-on-four co-ed league games.

Research participants needed

Prostate cancer--Healthy men age 55 and older are needed for an international prostate cancer prevention study launched this fall. Men eligible to participate in the study must have a prostatic specific antigen level below 4.0 and have no history of prostate cancer.

The Medical Center is one of 400 sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada participating in this study, which will take up to 12 years to complete.

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