From Art Lyons, a reminder to avoid scheduling public programs that conflict with Tuesday evening sections of Introduction to College Life, which meet from 6:45 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. But, he adds, “Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. is an ideal time to attract alarge audience.”

John Long at the bookstore asks that you supply textbook returns and purchase requests for the current semester before October 22 (yesterday). Perhaps he’ll extend a day’s grace if you mention that you saw this in InCommon, which is distributed (by long tradition) on Tuesdays. Bookstore: Ext.1485.

Fall Open House will be held Saturday and November 10, both starting with 9:00 a.m. registration in Johnston Hall. These are intended for prospective students and their parents, who will learn about academic majors, study abroad, financial aid, student life, the bookstore, the arts campus, admissions policy, and many other matters of interest. They’ll also get a campus tour. Any faculty who’d like to be there are welcome. To indicate interest: Call the Admissions Office, Ext. 1320, or

The Comenius Dinner this year will be served in a tent in the parking lot behind Colonial Hall. This means closure of the lot from Wednesday until the tent is dismantled Saturday.

The first in a series of required health and safety workshops for support staff will be held November 5-8 in the UBC and Snyder rooms in the HUB. The topic is “Back Injury Prevention.” Multiple sessions are offered daily, for a maximum of 20 registrants per session. Future topics include “Ergonomics” (February 25-28), which should be a matter of interest to anyone who sits at a workstation. To register: Call Ext. 1527 or 1528.

October 23, 2001

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