April 5, 2004
UCSC's assistant chief of police, Robert Jones, is coming home from the hospital April 7 after being struck by a car while bicycling in January. Jones remains in a coma, and a group of volunteers is being organized to assist his wife, Toni, with his care.
Those wanting to help should call (831) 465-3300, (831) 425-2002 or e-mail email@example.com. Prospective volunteers who are leaving a message should include the specific times of day they can help and the kind of help they would like to offer.
Contributions to help with the cost of home health care for Jones may
be sent to Friends of Robert Jones, in care of the UCSC Police Department,
H Barn. Jones needs a Hill-Rom hospital-syle bed, which costs $15,000
new, and the family would welcome the donation of a used Hill-Rom bed.
A committee with representatives of all law enforcement agencies in Santa
Cruz County has begun planning a fundraising event on Jones's behalf,
said UCSC Police Chief Mickey Aluffi.
The Staff Advisory Board is holding a forum on Wednesday, April 7, to provide an update from the HR team of the Executive Budget Committee. Members of the team will also be available to answer questions. The forum will be held in the Stevenson Activity Center from noon to 1 p.m.
Shoghaken Ensemble brings Armenian music to the Rio Theater on Saturday,
April 10, at 8 p.m. Following its collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma
in the celebrated Silk Road Project concerts, this 8-piece folk ensemble
comes to Santa Cruz with its extraordinary and exhilarating traditional
folk dances, lullabies, and haunting love songs. The group also features
two of Armenia's most renowned folk dancers singing and performing with
stunning virtuosity the intricate centuries-old dances from villages of
modern and historic Armenia.
Tickets are: Gold Circle $40; adults $25; students and seniors with
ID $20; UCSC students with ID $12. Contact the UCSC Ticket Office (open
Tu.-Sat., 12-4 p.m.) at (831) 459-2159 (v/tdd), firstname.lastname@example.org
TAPS is now offering free remote parking for motorcycles as part of an effort to to accommodate more parking on campus. This program is available to all faculty, staff, and students, although the number of permits is limited and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The free spaces are located in these lots:
Commuters can apply for a free permit online (apply online) at or at the TAPS Sales Office. Those with a current valid motorcycle permit who want to park in the free remote motorcycle parking areas can turn in their current permit at the TAPS Sales Office, receive a refund, and get a new permit valid only in the free remote motorcycle spaces.
NOTE: If there are no designated motorcycle parking spaces available
in these remote lots, commuters must return to the sales office and purchase
a daily motorcycle permit allowing them to park in other motorcycle spaces.
The Recreation Department offers sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, backpacking, and camping trips, massage and other holistic health classes, music, dance, gardening, cooking, survival skills, wilderness first aid and CPR classes, and much more. The Recreation, Intramural & Sports Guide, available all over campus, describes all of the offerings in detail.
Students may sign up for recreation classes and adventures beginning Tuesday, April 6, at 9 a.m. at the Recreation Office, East Field House. Staff and faculty may begin registering on Wednesday, April 7, at 9 a.m. Phone-in registration with a credit card begins on Thursday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Call (831) 459-2806.
Join colleagues and friends at the University Center on Thursday, April
8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for an "Alive after Five" event. There'll
be bluegrass music and dancing and many special appetizers and drinks
to choose from. The popular trivia contest will continue. No admission
The campus community is invited to participate in the fun-filled Banana
Slug Scramble Golf Tournament on Friday, April 30, at the Boulder Creek
Golf Club. Registration is at noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to support female athletes, reconnect with
old friends, and network with campus and community members.
Proceeds from this friendly golf tournament benefit women's golf and
women's athletics at UCSC. All donations will be matched. The $100 per
person fee includes green fee, electric cart, dinner, beverages, and wonderful
UCTV dives into ocean science and research every Tuesday night from 8 to 11 p.m. throughout the months of April and May.
Among the many offerings are six new programs produced by the Seymour
Center at Long Marine Laboratory that take a multifaceted look at ocean
science, ranging from long-term field studies to public policy.
a challenging course, a children's run and Easter egg hunt, T-shirts,
food, and beautiful views make for a great family day at the fifth annual
Slug Run on Saturday, April 10, rain or shine. The event includes 10K,
5K, and Kids 1K runs.
All preregistered 5K and 10K participants will receive T-shirts, and the top three finishers in each five-year age division will receive awards. All children registered in the 1K Kids Run will receive ribbons.
The registration fee for the 5K and 10K runs is $20/postmarked by April 4; $25/day of race. The fee for the 1K Kids Run (12 and under) is $2. To register online, go to Active.com. The event is a fundraiser for the Men's Cross Country Club.
Work is nearly complete for interior alterations in the Communications
Building to accommodate the expanded needs of the Film and Digital Media
and Information Technology Services departments, and people are moving
into the facility. The new Communications Building will be dedicated during
Banana Slug Spring Fair on April 17.
Construction update story