June 9, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 23


Of Note



Videoconference set

The Sixth Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health will run June 12-16 in the Allied Health/Research Building, room 4.110, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The conference is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics and the Association of Schools of Public Health.

Videoconference participants may ask questions and join discussions via telephone, fax and e-mail. Seating is limited for the free conference.

For more information, see www.minority.unc.edu.

United Way seeks hot-line volunteers

The United Way Help Line is a 24-hour resource for people in crisis. Volunteer telephone counselors provide information, referrals, phone counseling and crisis intervention services.

Volunteers are urgently needed to answer phones, particularly during the day and weekend shifts. Bilingual counselors are in demand.

Classroom training sessions will be held June 17, 21 and 24, and volunteers will receive 16 additional hours of intensive on-the-job training. Professional staff members will instruct volunteers on handling crisis calls and referring callers to the appropriate services.

Call 352-7055 for more information.

Art exhibit on display

The Texas Watercolor Society's Traveling Exhibition will be on display in the auditorium foyer through the end of June. Many of the award-winning artworks from the society's 51st annual exhibit are featured.