May 31, 2004
The fourth annual photography print sale--held in conjunction with the Art Department's spring Open Studios--will take place on Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Baskin Visual Arts Seminar Room (D-101).
The sale will feature a variety of photos, including color, digital, black-and-white, and alternative-process prints by UCSC students and faculty. Prices range from $5 to $100. The sale is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Katherine Quan at (831) 459-2282.
The 30th annual Student Print Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Baskin Visual Arts, Room G-101.
Hundreds of original prints will be for sale in a variety of media--including
woodcut, lithography, etching, and digital printmaking. The sale offers
a great opportunity to see the professional quality of the printmaking
program and facilities at UCSC. Proceeds will benefit individual student
artists. For more information, contact Veda Ozelle, (831) 459-3686 or
go to the Print Sale web
The next Executive Budget Committee forum, an update on workers' compensation,
will be June 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Thimann Lecture Hall 3. Sponsored
by the Staff Advisory Board, the forums are designed to keep staff members
informed about budget-driven campus "transformation" projects.
Additional information on the process is available online at Budget
Update web site.
Its easy to grab a bag of fresh organic salad mix or a bouquet
of spring posies at the UCSC Farm & Garden market cart, which opens
this year on Tuesday, June 1.
The array of fresh organic fruits and vegetables grows as the season
progresses, but early offerings include tender lettuces, sweet carrots,
tasty beets, and chard. As summer progresses, watch for sweet corn, flavorful
dry-farmed tomatoes, gourmet potatoes, an array of sweet and hot peppers,
apples, basil and other herbs, and more.
All proceeds benefit the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable
Food Systems' apprenticeship program in ecological horticulture. For more
information, call (831) 459-3240.
Gloria Anzaldúa, a well-known writer and Santa Cruz resident,
will be remembered by friends, faculty, staff, students, and community
members on Friday, June 4, at the Merrill College Cultural Center (formerly
Merrill Dining Hall) from 7 to 9 p.m. The program, Speaking Tongues/ Lenguas
Hablando: Community Gathering Para Gloria, will include writers, poets,
Ms. Anzaldúa passed away on May 15 from diabetes-related complications at the age of 61. She was the author of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), coeditor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) and Making Faces, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color (1990), as well as the children's book Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado (1993).
Participants are invited to bring a token for her altar and a handheld
pillar candle for the event. The event is cosponsored by Womens
Studies; Chicano Latino Resource Center; Merrill, Cowell, and Stevenson
Colleges; Colleges Nine and Ten; EEO/AA; Womens Center; ARC/DRC/STARS,
All facilities at the East Field House, with the exception of the Wellness Center, will be closed for locker clearing and maintenance from Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 20. Lockers should be cleared out and checked-out items turned in, i.e. towel, lock, or gym clothing, by Thursday, June 10, to avoid being assessed a late fee. The administrative office will be open during this closure to renew wellness cards.
The Wellness Center hours of operation are as follows:
Center is offering a variety of activity classes, health discussion
series, and one-day seminars this summer. Summer
class listings include Stretching Basics, Cardio and Weights, Pilates,
Lifetime Fitness and Health, and Beating Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
the Natural Way. Register before June 7, and you will receive a 10 percent
reduction in the cost of the class; register with a friend or group, and
all receive the discount. For more information or to register for classes,
contact Ryan Andrews at (831) 459-3970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third annual "Summer Fare in the Life Lab Classroom Garden"
will take place Saturday, June 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the UCSC Farm. This
fun, family-oriented event will include tasting and cooking demos with
local chefs and farmers, children's gardening activities, and live music.
Admission is $5; children 12 and under are free.
Activities include a strawberry and edible flower tasting, grinding corn and making fresh tortillas, making fresh butter, baking focaccia in a wood-fired oven, and a sustainable seafood BBQ.
Childrens activities include sowing seeds to take home, making
fresh-squeezed lemonade, tasting honey, and playing "My Local Tomato,"
a game that teaches the importance of buying local. There will also be
face painting, live music by ZunZun, and raffles of donated produce. More
information is available online at www.lifelab.org
or call (831) 459-2001.
At their May 19-20 meeting, the UC Regents approved a new voluntary savings plan that effectively doubles the amount of money UC faculty and staff may put into tax-advantaged retirement savings. In addition to the Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan UC currently offers, this new plan will give employees even greater opportunities to save for retirement and enjoy the valuable benefits of tax-deferred savings.
The new plan, defined as a 457(b) plan by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC),
currently has the same contribution limits as the 403(b) Plan; however,
the contribution limits set by the IRC for each plan do not offset one
another. For example, an employee who already contributes the maximum
amount permitted to UC's 403(b) Plan ($13,000 in 2004) could also put
up to $13,000 annually in tax-deferred savings in the new 457(b) plan.
Employees will have the choice to enroll in either or both plans. See
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Swimming instruction for beginners through swimmers is offered at the 50-meter pool for children of students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. There are four two-week sessions from June 21 to August 13. The cost is $35 per child per session. Sign-up at the OPERS office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult lessons are offered at the 50-meter pool to students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in two four-week sessions (June 22-July 15 and July 20 August 12). The cost is $30 per adult.
Private lessons are also available for adults and children ages 3 and
up. Times vary and can be arranged throughout the day and weekends. The
cost is $10 per 30-minute session or five sessions for $45. Call (831)
Big Band music, dancing, and the presentation of Oscars will evoke the
feeling of Old Hollywood at the University
Center's Alive after Five gathering on June 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Listen to the live sounds of Full Swing, a five-piece band specializing
in the standards of great American songwriters like Cole Porter, Jerome
Kern, and the Gershwins and legendary artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony
Bennett, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington. Dancing is encouraged. And
what Hollywood event would be complete without the giving away of Oscars?
The University Center will present the first 50 people to arrive at 5
p.m. with a chocolate Oscar. For more information, call the University
Center at (831) 459-4321.
The Wilderness First Responder course will be given by the Wilderness
Medicine Institute June 11-20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Field
House. The course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, guides, rangers,
and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with medical emergencies
in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes wound management and
infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting
techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, environmental
emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Certifications upon successful
completion. Cost is $425/UCSC students, $495/general. Register by calling
Graduating? Parents in town? Need a classy yet festive place to eat, drink, and be merry? Want to avoid the hassle of going off campus? The University Center is extending its hours and offerings to serve grads and their families.
Saturday, June 12
Sunday, June 13
For reservations, call (831) 459-4321. The University Center (directly
above Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Commons) features a full-service restaurant,
full bar, patio, and spectacular views of the redwoods.
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