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Warner sponsors Catholic institute

The Warner School is sponsoring the Sixteenth Annual Institute on Catholic Education: A Community for Life to explore central issues surrounding the future of Catholic education. Held July 7 and 8 at the Holiday Inn Airport, the institute is designed for teachers, school administrators, youth ministers, catechists, clergy, board and committee members, parents, members of parish and civic communities, and all who have an interest in Catholic education. For more details, visit newsevents/summerinstitute/index.html.

Language aficionados wanted

International students and professionals looking to improve their English fluency, grammar, and reading and writing skills can sign up for the Intensive Summer English Program sponsored by the College's Office of Special Programs. The four-week class, offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, emphasizes presentation and teaching skills.

Classes meet August 1 to 26, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $625 for graduate students in the College and $1,590 for the general public. Call x5-2344 to register by Friday, July 15.

Sign up for Wilson Day 2005

For the first time, faculty and staff can register online for Wilson Day, held this year on Saturday, August 27. As part of this annual community service program, incoming freshmen and others from the University community volunteer at local agencies on projects such as painting, landscaping, registering voters, collecting debris, providing meal services, and more.

To RSVP, visit or contact Patricia Waters '06, the Wilson Day coordinator, at or x5-8172.

Planning an event?

The Conference and Events Office is holding a vendor showcase of event-related services and products from noon to 3 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons Tuesday, July 19. In its third year, the showcase features representatives from area hotels, businesses, attractions, and from the Conference and Events Office. Faculty and staff can discuss upcoming meetings and events with professional event organizers. Information about on- and off-campus venues for lectures, receptions, or other programs, overnight accommodations, and local sightseeing opportunities will be available.

Refreshments for this year's Hawaiian-themed event will be provided by Formula One Catering. Featured entertainers will be Victoria Kaiulani Visiko, professional dancer and owner of Gallery Kauai Studio, and her husband, Wayne "Kimo" Knox, director of the Institute of Optics and a slack key guitarist. They will present traditional Hawaiian music, chants, stories, and hula dancing.

Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for the prize drawings and giveaways held by many of the exhibitors. For more details, contact Christina Laycock at x5-0840.

And the winners are . . .

The winners of the 2004-05 grounds snow contest are Sangeeta Metha from the Medical Center and Dan Watts from Residential Life. They each won a $20 gift certificate to the Garden Factory for their guess of 114 inches for the seasonal snowfall total. This is the third year the University's Horticulture and Grounds department has sponsored the contest.

Learn life-saving skills

The Office of Education Resources kicks off its schedule of first aid and CPR courses this month, with classes continuing into Decem ber. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes and is intended for those assigned to emergencies in the workplace or community.

The CPR class teaches responders how to administer CPR to victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-valve-mask device, and oxygen), to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and to remove a foreign body airway obstruction. The course is designed for health care providers who work in a wide variety of settings. For a class schedule and complete details, call x5-7666.

'Dog Days' continue

Coney Island Hots, Chicago Brats, or Italian sausages . . . Every Wednesday through August 17, The Pit in Wilson Commons will be serving up a specialty hot dog as part of "Dog Days of Summer" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Correction: Eastman concert tickets

The ticket information about Eastman School's summer concert schedule included in the June 13 issue was incorrect. Tickets are available at the RPO Box Office, 108 East Avenue, 454-2100; online at www.rochester. edu/Eastman/concerts, and at the Eastman Ticket Office in the school's Main Hall on the day of concerts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any unsold seats go on sale one hour before concert time at the respective hall box office. For up-to-date program information, call the school's 24-hour MusicLine at x4-1100.

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