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Learn about childhood obesity

The Nutrition Weight Management Center is offering a new class designed for health care professionals that covers issues related to childhood obesity. This course provides the latest nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral weight management strategies for adolescents, and will cover information on screening, assessment, and current treatments available for overweight adolescents.

The course includes both in-class and online sessions that begin June 16. To register, contact Andrea Chamberlain at x5-8832. And for more details, contact Nellie Wixom at x5-4761 or visit

Renew those parking permits

The Parking Office is in the process of distributing instructions for 2005-06 parking permit renewal to University faculty, staff, and students. To avoid waiting in line, those renewing can do so online at, or they can mail renewal forms to either the River Campus or Medical Center Office, as appropriate. Walk-up registration begins June 1. Call the Medical Center Parking Office at x5-4524 or the River Campus Parking Office at x5-3983 for details.

Take Mom to the gallery

All mothers are admitted free to the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, May 8, in honor of Mother's Day. Enjoy a special tour, see the Russian and American screenprints in The View From Here, and get a last look at Japanese Prints from the Floating World, which closes May 8. In addition, Cutler's Restaurant will offer a buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m; for reservations, call 473-6380.

ID office posts summer hours

Beginning May 2, the Customer Service Center/ID Card Office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

New discount offered

Faculty and staff can now purchase office supplies for home use through OfficeMax and receive the University's contract discount price or store price (depending on which is lower). There will be no shipping costs, but sales tax will apply. A credit card number and address are required for delivery.

For the University login ID and password, contact either Stephanie Nurse from OfficeMax at or 281-4973, or Jane Klein, University purchasing manager, at or x5-8379.

Teen volunteers needed at Strong

Area high school students have the oppor-tunity to volunteer at Strong Memorial Hospital this summer for retail, patient contact, clerical/office, and information/greeter positions.

Sponsored by the Friends of Strong, the program welcomes students who are at least 14 years old by July 1 and runs for 10 weeks, June 27 to September 3, with students participating once a week for three- to four-hour shifts. Students can choose the position they prefer; however, jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an interview, call x5-2420 beginning May 2.

Join the Garbage Plate Run

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is holding its third annual Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate Run at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, to support CURE Childhood Cancer Association. Sponsors and teams from the University and the Rochester community are welcome to join the four-mile event.

The run and relay race involve one member of each team running two miles from the River Campus to Nick Tahou's eatery at 320 W. Main St.; another member eats a "garbage plate," Tahou's specialty meal; and a third returns to campus. The teams gather before the race in front of Hill Court residences near Wilson Boulevard and Intercampus Drive.

When the race ends, runners can enjoy free barbecue, and others can buy a $10 T-shirt and eat lunch. Teams can register at Douglass Dining Center through Friday, April 22, or at Wilson Commons from Monday, April 25, to Thursday, April 28, during lunch and dinner hours. At other times, contact the fraternity's vice president of programming, Jason Novak, at x4-2509.

Women, check it out

Strong Fertility and Reproductive Center, in collaboration with the Strong Heart Program, will introduce the Women's Lifestyle Center at the Strong Heart Center during a free patient information session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Clinton Crossings, 2400 S. Clinton Ave., Building G.

Physicians and other health professionals will provide an introduction to the center, an overview of the impact of lifestyle change on fertility and hormones as well as a cooking demonstration. For information and to register, call 341-7112.

Catch Castle's encore talk

Internationally renowned artist, sculptor, and craftsman Wendell Castle will give an encore presentation Thursday, May 6, of his sold-out talk in January at the Memorial Art Gallery. The artist lecture is offered in conjunction with the long-term installation Wendell Castle in Rochester.

The 7:30 p.m. talk is free with gallery admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the admission desk during regular museum hours beginning April 28. For more details, call 473-7720, ext. 3032, or visit

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