The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVII, Issue 23
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
March 1, 2002

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Weekly Bulletin

Final exam schedules

Final examination schedules for May are being sent to academic departments for distribution to the faculty on March 12. Copies will be available to on-campus students in their residence halls and to off-campus students in the Regi-strar's Office, 213 Whitmore, beginning Thursday, March 14.

The schedule will also be available online ( no later than March 1. The information on the Web will be updated with any changes that are made.

University Women host fashion show and luncheon

The University Women host their annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, March 9 at Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst.

Featuring beautiful clothing from local stores modeled by members of the University Women, the show is the major fund-raising event held by the organization. Proceeds support the group's scholarships offered to local students attending UMass. A raffle of many valuable prizes is also being held to add to the scholarship funds.

The cost of the luncheon is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 10 for $15.

For further information, call Linda Honan at 5-2396 or Nelly Gordon at

NxLevel course offered to entrepreneurs

The Western Massachusetts Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) and the Springfield Enterprise Center are sponsoring "NxLevel for Entrepreneurs," a 10-week course, targeted to companies preparing for significant growth within the next 3-5 years.

The course combines the NxLevel curriculum, guest speakers and technical assistance from experienced business practitioners to guide participating companies in developing a plan for growth. It concludes with a presentation of each company's business plan to a panel of CEOs, representatives of the investor community, and strategic planning experts. Enrollment is limited. Applications will be screened for acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $400.

The course meets Mondays from March 4 to May 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Upper Double Suite, Springfield Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St. in Springfield.

For information, call Lyne Kendall at 737-6712.

'Preserving Your Intellectual Property'

A workshop on "Preserving Your Intellectual Property" is being presented Wednesday, March 13, 9- 11 a.m. at the Springfield Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St. in Springfield. The program is sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC).

Participants will learn the various cost-effective steps that start-up companies can take to protect or preserve their intellectual property. Unless such steps are taken, it may be impossible to protect those assets from being copied later on, once sales "take off."

The workshop will be presented by Donald S. Holland and John A. Kramer of Holland & Bonzagni, P.C.

The registration fee is $25 and reservations are required. To register, call the Western Massachusetts Regional SBDC at 737-6712.

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology seminar

Neal Silverman of the Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at the Medical School speaks on "Relish and JNK, Two Critical Ingredients for the Insect Immune Response?" on Friday, March 8 at 12:15 p.m. in the MGM Seminar Room, S5-310 of the Worcester campus.

Subjects need for Exercise Science study

The Exercise Science Department is seeking healthy males, 60-75 years old, for a study of antioxidant supplementation and its possible benefits for maintaining the quality of life during periods of injury, illness or disuse. The research is aimed at reducing the loss of muscle strength and size through the aging process.

Participation involves two weeks of non-dominant hand immobilization in a plaster cast. Participants will be paid $150.

Contact Maria at 5-4959 or by e-mail ( to sign up.

Retirement reception for Benjamin Rodriguez

Friends and colleagues of Bilingual Collegiate Program director Benjamin Rodriguez are invited to a retirement reception in his honor on Monday, March 11, 3-5 p.m. at the University Club.
Gift contributions can be made to Wilma Crespo. RSVP by March 5 by calling 5-5791.

Cahoon, Bertagna to speak at Weekly Sports Luncheon

Hockey East head Joe Bertagna and hockey coach Don Cahoon are scheduled to speak at the Weekly Sports Luncheon on Wednesday, March 6 at noon in 1009 Lincoln Campus Center.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $6.50. Call 5-4289 for reservations.


The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures is offering a Kaffeepause on Wednesday, March 6 from noon-2 p.m. in the fifth floor lobby of Herter Hall. All are welcome to join in German conversation and a look at recent German television news.

General Education course proposals

General Education course proposals should be submitted to the Provost's Office by Friday, March 8 to ensure consideration by the General Education Council during the spring semester.

Phi Beta Kappa meeting and dues

The annual meeting of Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in 601 Herter Hall. Agenda items include the election of new members from the classes of 2002 and 2003 and the election of new officers.

Members will also consider adoption of a version of the revised bylaws and constitution, as suggested by the national organization. There will also be a discussion of the current financial crisis challenging the chapter and the possibility of canceling of the chapter's preparations for its Commencement induction ceremony on May 25, according to president David Grose.

The officers are also encouraging all members to make a special contribution of $15 or more to the chapter's "empty treasury," says Grose. Checks may be made out to "Phi Beta Kappa and sent to treasurer Susan Whitbourne, ONSA, 504A Goodell. Contributions are tax deductible.

New faculty who were elected to the society as undergraduates are invited to join Nu Chapter by contacting David Grose in the Classics Department, or secretary Joseph Bartolomeo in the English Department.

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