Vol. 18, No. 21Feb. 25, 1999

Career Fair
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will hold its 10th annual Career Fair for current students and alumni from 2-4 p.m., Friday, March 5, in Multipurpose Rooms B and C of the Trabant University Center. Thirty companies, including Winterthur Gardens, Purina Mills, Allen Foods and Agway will have representatives available to talk with students about summer and full-time opportunities.

All students are welcome and are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes. For more information, call 831-2508.

Overseas online
While the paperless office may still be years away, the Office of International Programs and Special Sessions' overseas studies section is joining the electronic revolution by offering several new services to UD students and faculty via <http://www.udel.edu/studyabroad>.

Innovations geared toward students include online applications for study abroad programs, applications for internships through the London and Bayreuth programs and a health and safety abroad refresher. UD faculty directors for study abroad programs also will find new conveniences on the site, such as proposal submission information, forms for submitting information about housing, advertising and more, as well as the Faculty Director's Handbook for Study Abroad: Winter Session 2000.

Cholesterol test
The UD Wellness Center will be offering a cholesterol screening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. Total cholesterol and HDL (the good cholesterol) will be determined from a painless fingerstick. Appointments take 10 minutes. Cost is $10 Wellness Dollars, plus a $5 co-pay. To schedule an appointment, call 831-8388. The screening will be held in the Wellness Center, 112 Carpenter Sports Building.

Attention, moms
Several new moms at UD are interested in forming a social/ support group, which would meet informally every month or so, as schedules permit. This is not an official UD group, but simply a way for new moms to get to know each other and share information. If interested, please send e-mail to Karen Aniunas at <kra@udel.edu>.

Bowl for Kids
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware will hold its 18th annual bowling fundraiser on Saturday, April 17. More than 300 teams from business and government will participate. Money raised will benefit the statewide program.

To participate or pledge, call 998-3577 in New Castle County, 674-2486 in Kent County and 856-2918 in Sussex County.

D.C. shuttle
The Washington, D.C., shuttle to the Library of Congress and the Folger Shakespeare Library is in operation during the spring 1999 semester on Fridays only and is available to faculty and graduate students.

Make reservations in advance by calling Wanda McCracken or Debbie Lehman, Department of English, 831-2361, by noon on Thursday of each week.

Hens vs. Rocks

The 1998 Carolina League champion Wilmington Blue Rocks will host the UD baseball team at 6:05 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, in a seven-inning exhibition game at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. This is the second year the two teams will meet before the start of the Blue Rocks regular season. Last year, the Rocks shut out the Hens 13-0 in front of 2,495 fans.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and children 12 and under. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the University of Delaware baseball program.

Research grants

The national competitive grants program of the U.S. Geological Survey and National Institutes for Water Resources for research in the area of water resources has been announced. Information on the program can be found at <http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/waterctr/wchome.html>. The deadline for applications is April 30.

H1-B visas
If a department is contemplating any H1-B visa applications between now and the fall semester, please contact Susan Lee, foreign student and scholar adviser at 831-2115, as soon as possible.

Although Congress approved increasing the number of allowable visas from 65,000 to 115,000, it is predicted that the quota will be reached sometime in the next few months. This could significantly disrupt some departmental research and class scheduling.

Hens are hot
UD teams won three America East Championships last weekend-men's indoor track and field, men's swimming and diving and men's basketball (winning the regular season with Drexel University).