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January 17, 2000

Take Note

Register to vote

Now is the time to register to vote in the March 2000 California Presidential Primary. The deadline for registering and for changing your party registration is February 7. If you've moved, you need to reregister. Voter Registration Forms are available throughout the campus, including the college offices, McHenry Library lobby, and the Student Center, or you may register online.

Election workers needed

Santa Cruz County needs workers to serve on election day, Tuesday, March 7. In order to qualify, you must be able to work from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., be a registered voter in Santa Cruz County, and be able to read and write English. There are two types of positions: inspector (requires a 1 and 1/2-day training class) and clerk (training class highly recommended). The positions are basically volunteer, but the county pays a stipend of $60 for clerks and $80 for inspectors. Workers may sign up anytime before election day. For more information, call (831) 454-2060.

Chancellor Greenwood takes a moment to pose on an e-bike.
E-bikes at the Bay Tree Bookstore

The Bay Tree Bookstore is now selling e-bikes at discounted prices. A mid-range "comfort model," which comes with a tote bag and rack, is priced at $999 plus tax (the regular retail price is $1145 plus $49 shipping). The special prices are available to the campus community through an arrangement with EV Global, a Lee Iacocca Enterprise, and Subaru of Santa Cruz. The comfort model comes with a suspension seat post and a gel saddle; saddle bags are optional. Chancellor Greenwood, pictured right, is a fan of e-bikes and uses hers for traveling around campus.

Bicycle licensing available on campus

License your bike during drop-in bicycle maintenance on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Office porch at the East Field House. New licenses and renewals are $3 and are valid statewide. Additional licensing opportunities can be arranged by calling Transportation and Parking Services at (831) 459-2190. TAPS and OPERS will be offering this service through March 10.

New executive director of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science to strengthen ties with UCSC

Ronaldo Ramirez, who has been special assistant to Vice Chancellor Francisco Hernandez, has been selected as executive director of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). SACNAS is a national organization that encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels. SACNAS membership is composed of science professors, industry scientists, K-12 teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students.

The campus has a long-standing connection with SACNAS. Professor Emeritus Eugene Cota-Robles was a founding member; Professor Frank Talamantes served as a former president; Professors Leo Ortiz and Marta Zuniga have served as board members; and former professors Clifton Poodry and Victor Rocha have also been active in the organization. "As I move into my new position I hope to continue to strengthen the long-standing ties between SACNAS and the Santa Cruz campus," said Ramirez.

As executive director, Ramirez will represent SACNAS nationally to its constituents, provide staff leadership, develop new grant initiatives, and play a key role in fund- raising. He begins his new position on January 18.

Calling all tenors . . .

The UCSC Concert Choir is preparing the Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes and Mendelssohn's Lauda Sion for two concerts in the Recital Hall March 4 (matinee) and March 5 (evening). The choir is in need of tenors. All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome. Rehearsals began January 6 and are taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 1:45 p.m., in Room 114 of the Music Center. For more information, contact Concert Choir Conductor Margaret Kvamme at (831) 459-5106.

Drop-in fitness classes for faculty and staff

The Recreation Office is offering excellent, inexpensive fitness classes winter quarter. The classes are designed with faculty and staff in mind to fit within the lunch break.

Stretch and Strengthen
Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
January 19- March 15 (no class 2/21)
Activity Room, East Field House
Instructor: Stephanie Spencer

Yoga Stretch
Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
January 7- March 17
Martial Arts Room, East Field House
Instructor: Don Bard

The cost for the classes is:
$4 per class for staff/faculty or a 10-class card for $30;
$3 per class for registered UCSC students or a 10-class card for $25;
$5 per class for members of the Santa Cruz community or a 10-class card for $40.

January broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum

UCSC Forum, which features the best of UCSC lectures and programs, airs at 8 p.m. each Sunday and 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday on Community TV of Santa Cruz County, Channel 72.

The schedule for the rest of January is as follows:

  • January 23: Murray Baumgarten: "Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz, and the Meaningfulness of Everyday Life" (repeat) (rebroadcast January 26)

  • January 30: Diane DiPrima: Stepping Outside of Regular Life (a poetry reading, facilitated by UCSC lecturer in literature Tom Marshall) (repeat) (rebroadcast February 2)

For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.

New shuttle service on campus

New shuttle service between the North Remote Parking Lot and Science Hill began January 3. The Day East Remote Core route serves these areas every 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays. The Express Night Core route provides drop-off service to the North Remote Lot weeknights after 6 p.m. New maps and schedules are available at Transportation Information Centers throughout the campus, on shuttle buses, and on the TAPS Web site. For more information contact TAPS at (831) 459-3228 or taps@cats.ucsc.edu.

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