February 9, 2004
The Kinetic Poetics Project will be at Porter Dining Hall Monday, February 9, through Thursday, February 12. Each night features a different highly established slam poet and the opportunity for students and community members to speak out, share, and inspire each other through poetry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; events start at 8 p.m. All portions of the event are open to the public and free of charge.
The 18th annual Women at Work Retreat will be held on Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. The theme of this year's retreat is "Building Bridges, Making Connections." The retreat will focus on building job-related skills, career development opportunities, and networking among campus staff. All nonprobationary and part-time career staff in any job classification up to and including professional and support staff are eligible to attend.
The program begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and participants will return to Santa Cruz by 5 p.m. on Friday. The cost of the retreat is $95 per person, including meals and overnight accommodation. Campus supervisors have received a letter requesting release time and funding for those interested in attending. If your unit is unable to pay for your attendance, a limited number of partial or full scholarships are available for your supervisor to request. Applications are due March 1 to Laura McCann in Fleet Services.
To receive an application or to get answers to questions of eligibility,
contact Laura McCann at (831) 459-2228.
The campus community is invited to attend the Academic
Information Systems winter-quarter town hall meeting on Thursday,
February 12, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the Kresge Town Hall.
The presentation will include an update on the status of the AIS project
featuring Mark Cianca, director of AIS, Esperanza Nee, director of Financial
Aid, and Pam Hunt-Carter, associate registrar. In addition, Professor
Bill Ladusaw will be speaking about AIS support for academic programs.
There will be a question-and-answer period at the end of the presentation.
Students who love math and science and do well in them have a chance to spend four weeks at a University of California campus this summer learning about astronomy, marine mammal biology, robotics, and more. The California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS) is a residential program for talented and motivated students who are completing grades 8-12.
Students run laboratory experiments, conduct fieldwork, and attend lectures
given by UC faculty and master high school teachers. Class sizes are small,
between 18-20 students, offering each participant a rich intellectual
experience. COSMOS programs are offered at UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC
Two programs from the Clark Kerr Symposium held at UCSC October 10-12,
2003, are now available for viewing online from the UCTV
web site. The programs aired in January on UCTV. The first, "Rethinking
the Student Experience in the 21st Century Public Research University,"
features leaders in higher education from across the nation. The second,
on California Higher Education Today," features UC President
Emeritus Richard C. Atkinson.
Groundbreaking is expected this winter for the $29 million Humanities
and Social Sciences Building. The project will consist of three buildings
located at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives on what is now a
parking lot northwest of Cowell College. Construction