December 8, 2003
See's chocolate bars will be on sale across campus starting this week. The bars come in four flavors: milk chocolate, milk chocolate with almonds, milk chocolate with toffee nuggets and dark chocolate with almonds. These delicious stocking stuffers are a bargain at $1.50 per bar. All proceeds go to support the Women at Work Retreat Scholarship Fund.
Surf Industry grant supports
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
The Seymour Center will use the grant to support efforts to educate young
people about the role marine science plays in understanding and conserving
the world's oceans, said center director Julie Barrett Heffington. The
center offers a wide range of school programs, a summer youth program
("Ocean Explorers"), and year-round youth and family programs.
"This is a great gift for us. It will support important programs
and help us bring students from kindergarten through community college
to the Seymour Center to explore the ocean environment right outside our
doors," Heffington said.
The SIMA Environmental Fund made grants totalling $320,000 to select
ocean conservation groups for 2004. The funds were raised at the organization's
annual Waterman's Weekend environmental fundraising event in August. The
Seymour Center is the only new grant recipient this year, joining a group
of organizations that have received past awards from SIMA.
Faculty and staff are invited to take a mini vacation in Italy at the
University Center's "Alive after Five" on Thursday, December
11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Join your campus colleagues for Italian appetizers
and drinks, enjoy live mandolin music, and take a chance on some surprise
games. For more information, call (831) 459-4321 or e-mail email@example.com.
Looking for gifts that promote community, diversity, and social justice? The Multicultural & Social Justice Book Fair has books for all ages. The fair will take place on December 9 from noon to 6 p.m. at the University Center.
Booksellers include Seeds of Change (Santa Cruz), Asian American Curriculum
Project (San Mateo), and The Book Caravan (Belmont). The book fair is
sponsored by the EEO/AA Office; for more information, contact Andrea Monroe
Norrie's Gift Shop at the Arboretum is stocked with great gifts at all prices, as well as wreaths and decorations for the holiday season. The shop's special holiday open house and sale for faculty and staff will take place on Monday, December 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. At this festive early evening event, staff and faculty will receive 10 percent off everything in the shop. Light refreshments will be served, and free gift wrapping will be available.
Jewelry, bamboo cutting boards, candles, books, children's books and toys, unusual plants, tablecloths, hats, pottery, garden statuary, succulents, unique home decorations, and plant-related arts and crafts are among the many popular items at Norrie's. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
The quarter may be ending on Thursday but the Wellness Center will be open on a reduced schedule until the winter campus closure. The schedule is as follows:
Dec. 12: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The campus will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, through Thursday,
January 1, nine days in all. Four days are scheduled holidays (December
24, 25, 31, and January 1), two days are weekend days, and the remaining
three days (December 26, 29, and 30) are "normal" workdays.
To cover "normal" workdays, staff employees have the option
of using vacation, compensatory time off, or leave without pay. Employees
without sufficient accumulated vacation are allowed to use up to three
days of vacation leave prior to actual accrual. See Staff
HR Info on Campus Closure 2003-04 and Exceptions
to Campus Closure 2003-04.
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