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Drop off forms at the annex

The College Center for Academic Support will operate an information annex each weekday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pit of Wilson Commons throughout the academic year. Students will be able to pick up and drop off a variety of academic forms, ranging from drop/adds and concentration declarations to cluster change forms and incomplete contracts. An academic advisor will be available to answer questions about academic policies and procedures.

Library hosts annual book sale

For the first time in many years, the annual Friends of University Libraries Book Sale will be held in Rush Rhees Library, Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, a bag sale will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Students and their parents are invited to check out the vast selection of "previously owned" books. Proceeds support library collections at the University.

New chemical engineering class offered

The chemical engineering department is planning to offer a new course spring 2004: Green Engineering for a Sustainable Environment. The class, open to all freshmen and sophomores at the University, is part of the department's effort to emphasize the role of chemical engineers in environmental engineering. For more information on this and other offerings through the department, visit

Program promotes leadership

The Citation for Achievement in College Leadership is a new program that recognizes students who have developed leadership skills through specific academic study and practical application. For more details, stop by the Academic Services counter in Lattimore 312.

International students invited

The Rochester International Council is holding a welcome event for international students, scholars, and their families on Sunday, September 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Camp Hacamo in Penfield. Activities include table tennis, billiards, miniature golf, volleyball, softball, basketball, and soccer as well as a barbecue dinner. Transportation also may be available. For more information, visit or call (585) 275-8779.

Planning to spend spring abroad?

All students who intend to study abroad, whether through programs sponsored by the University or by other institutions, need to file a proposal for College approval. The proposal also serves as formal notification of intent to spend the spring semester abroad.

The application is available online at The application deadline is Monday, September 15, and late applications will not be accepted. For more information, contact the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs at or call (585) 275-7532.

Positions open in sports publicity

The Sports Information Office, which oversees publicity for the varsity intercollegiate athletic program, is seeking students for the following jobs:

  • Announcers for starting lineups and scoring plays.

  • Game Coverage for home athletic events, gathering statistics, reporting results to the media, and writing summaries for Web updates and hometown news releases.

  • Statisticians for field hockey, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and women's lacrosse.

Hours for all jobs are dictated by the athletic schedule. Experience is preferred but not mandatory, and training is provided. Preference will be given to students who can remain in the position for more than one year. Interested students should contact Sports Information Director Dennis O'Donnell as soon as possible to arrange an interview. Call (585)-275-5955 or e-mail

So Shakespearean

Spend a weekend in Stratford, Ontario, with one of the most acclaimed major repertory theater companies in North America. The fee is $120 and includes transportation, two nights' accommodation, and tickets to four Shakespeare plays. Contact the English Department at (585) 275-4092 for information.

Take care of those pearly whites

The University Student Dental Plan offers cost-effective, convenient oral health care at Strong Memorial Hospital and the Eastman Dental Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and Saturday morning appointments available. Preventive care and basic services, including check-ups, X rays, fillings, and wisdom teeth extractions are covered up to a $500 annual maximum. There are no deductibles or copayments, and the $210 enrollment fee covers the entire academic year. Call (585) 275-5000 for information.

Apply for awards programs

New and continuing students are encouraged to consider competing for prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Churchill, Goldwater, Truman, Mellon, UNCF-Merck, Soros, Udall, Gates-Cambridge, and Beinecke, among others. The scholarships are open to students studying in a wide range of subject areas including the humanities, social sciences, engineering, math, and natural sciences.

E-mail Belinda Redden, the fellowships coordinator for the Center for Academic Support, at to learn more. And look for announcements and plan to attend a fellowships information session this fall or spring. Also visit the Academic Support Web site at for links to the fellowships' pages.

Interested in babysitting?

The Family Care Program maintains a student referral list for occasional babysitting. Those interested in signing up should call (585) 273-4643.

Visit Wilson Commons on Wednesdays

On the third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilson Commons will host vendors, musicians, restaurants, and local businesses and offer food specials, free samples, coupons, and live cooking demonstrations. Students are invited to check out the offering, which will feature a new theme each month.

Therapy available for aches, pains

Strong Health Physical Therapy offers day and evening appointments at three locations: Strong Rehabilitation Center at Clinton Crossings, Strong Memorial Hospital, and the Downtown YMCA (across from the Eastman School of Music). To learn more, call (585) 341-9000.

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