IML to host faculty open house May 14 and 15

The Interactive Multimedia Lab will host a two-day open house this month for faculty interested in learning more about technology in teaching.

The event will be May 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Gasson 01. Information on how to use technology for research and classroom applications will be available.

Early release begins May 23

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced that the summer Friday early release policy will be effective again this year.

From May 23 through Aug. 22, most University offices will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays. Sullivan issued several guidelines associated with the policy:

*It applies to Friday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. and may not be used to alter work hours at any other time.

*The shorter workday applies to those who are normally scheduled to work after 3 p.m. on Fridays. In the relatively few cases where a person's regular shift ends earlier than 5 p.m. on Friday, the employee may be released two hours early with the supervisor's approval.

*If an employee is required to work past 3 p.m., he or she may receive compensatory time off on another day approved by the supervisor.

*An employee who takes a vacation or sick day on Friday is charged with a full day and does not get an "extra" two hours to use at another time.

*Except as noted above, the University's policy is to provide coverage in all offices during normal working hours and employees are expected to work their regular schedules. Any proposal for an exception to this policy should be directed to Sullivan's attention.

1997-98 office holidays

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced the approved office holidays for 1997-98. Again this year, the Christmas break will include a full week.

The holidays for 1997 are: July 4 (Independence Day); Sept. 1 (Labor Day); Oct. 13 (Columbus Day); Nov. 27 and 28 (Thanksgiving); Dec. 22-26 (Christmas break).

Holidays in 1998 are: Jan. 1 (New Year's Day) and Jan. 2; Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); April 10 (Good Friday); April 20 (Patriots Day); May 25 (Memorial Day).

Senior wins Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest

Danielle Forgione, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa., won first prize in the annual Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest, sponsored by the Communication Department, on April 29 in Higgins 304.

Last year's winner, Ralph Giordano, a junior from Yorktown Heights, NY, took second prize and sophomore Eileen Turo from Troy, NY, won third place.

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