May 26, 2003
Children at the Granary Child Development Center have a new climbing structure, child-size garden, tented grassy play area, and a tunnel in their sandbox. To celebrate the new playground and thank the many people who made it possible, Granary families and staff and community volunteers gathered for a party and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 23. (More photos )
A broad array of campus and community members were involved in renovating
the playground at the center, including members of the Kiwanis Club and
its college affiliate, the Circle K Club; UCSC undergraduate Mark Ng,
who launched the Empty Ink Cartridge Recycling Project to raise funds
for new playground equipment; the UCSC Farm & Garden, which donated
plants; parents in UCSC's Family Student Housing who helped plant grass;
First Five, Santa Cruz County's Children and Families Commission, which
provided a grant to help fund the renovation; KaBoom, a Redwood City-based
nonprofit organization that provides grants for community-supported playground
renovations; and the California Department of Education, which also contributed
Hailed as one of the great nature photographers, Frans Lanting portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of compete ecosystems. On June 4, Lanting will give a slide lecture, titled "Life a Work in Progress," for the UCSC Spring Foundation Forum. The presentation is based on his upcoming book, which explores evolutionary patterns in nature. See flyer (pdf file)
The lecture is presented by Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and the UC Santa
Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Colleges
Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room and is open only to the campus community.
A faculty panel discussion follows.
UCSCs Fine Art Program will present its second annual photographic print sale on Friday, June 6. The sale will take place in conjunction with the Art Departments Open Studios event and the Student Print Sale (see below). The sale begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. in the quad at the Baskin Visual Art Studios.
Affordable prints drawn from the works of more than 200 photography students, alumni, faculty, and staff will be on display at the sale. This event is free and open to the public.
For information on transportation and parking, contact Jyl Kelley at
The UCSC Art Department presents the 29th annual Student Print Sale on June 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Printmaking Studio, located in Room G-101 of the Baskin Visual Arts Center.
Hundreds of original prints will be for sale in a variety of media, including woodcut, lithography, etching, and digital printmaking. This is a great opportunity to see the professional quality of the printmaking program and facilities at UCSC.
This event will run in conjunction with the Art Department's Spring
Quarter Open Studios and the Photo Sale (above). Admission is free. For
more information, contact Veda Ozelle at (831) 459-3686 or email@example.com.
Receiving Surplus Operations will hold a public auction of surplus and unclaimed property on Saturday, June 28. This is a great time to identify your department's surplus property and to recycle all the equipment you no longer need. Just fill out the surplus request form and return it by June 6.
The auction will take place at the H Barn, next to the Police and Parking Offices, with inspection beginning at 9 a.m. and the auction at 10 a.m.
The stoplight on Coolidge Drive near the base of campus was activated May 19. Construction update story