UCSC Currents online

Front Page
Classified Ads
In Memoriam
Making the News
Take Note

July 17, 2000

Take Note

University Extension seeking host families

The Foundation for Worldwide International Student Exchange (WISE) is seeking host families for international students attending the English Language International programs at University Extension. Host families must be able to provide a private room with a bed, desk, place to store clothing, adequate lighting for study--and most importantly, a safe and caring environment. Hosts may be single, single parents, retired couples, and couples with, or without, children.

Families are paid a stipend of between $20 and $25 per night, depending on the student's meal plan and length of stay. The program director provides counseling and guidance to host families and students throughout the term of homestay. WISE carries liability insurance to protect families against any claim not covered by their homeowner's insurance.

For more information, contact Harriet Tower, WISE program director, at (831) 685-0260 or e-mail wise@cruzio.com

UCSC Forum on Community Television

Below is the schedule for UCSC Forum for July. Shows air at 8 p.m. Sundays with a rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Community Television, Channel 72.

  • July 16: William Ladusaw: "Quoth the Maven, 'Anymore' " (rebroadcast July 19) (repeat)
  • July 23: Leta Miller: "Sounding Off: Lou Harrison's Musical Politics" (rebroadcast July 26) (repeat)
  • July 30: Donna Haraway: "Between Nature and Culture: Cyborgs, Simians, Dogs, Genes and Us" (rebroadcast August 2) (repeat)

Special discounts for faculty and staff for Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Shakespeare Santa Cruz offers a discount on tickets to UCSC staff and faculty. Regular single-ticket prices range from $24 to $32, but are available to UCSC employees for $19 for shows running through August 6; and $21 for the rest of the season. The special ticket prices are available for all shows between Sunday evening and Friday evening but cannot be used for shows on Saturday or Sunday matinees. For tickets, call (831) 459-2159.

Groups of 15 or more can take advantage of further discounts. Prices and details can be found at the SSC Group Sales Page. For more information, call Terri Fette at (831) 457-8549.

The Women at Work Retreat is offering campus staff members special group rates for two Friday evening SCC performances in the Glen.

  • August 18, 8 p.m., Cymbeline
  • August 25, 8 p.m., Love's Labour's Lost

Tickets are $15. Make a copy of the order form and send it in. For more information, call Diana Sue Miller at (831) 459-2882.

Summer hours for campus eateries

  • Whole Earth Restaurant (831-426-8255) - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kresge Cafe (831-429-6606) - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Stevenson Coffee House (831-459-2433) - Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attention Multi-Year Parking Permit holders

The Multi-Year "A" or Multi-Year Motorcycle parking permit in your possession does not expire and will continue to be valid during the 2000-01 year. Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) asks that you please continue to use your current permit during the upcoming year. For more information, contact TAPS at (831) 459-4543 or send e-mail to taps@cats.ucsc.edu.

Gear up for summer

The Outdoor Equipment Rental Center at the Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports (OPERS) can help you gear up for any trip or outdoor adventure this summer. The center is open to all students, staff, and faculty and rents camping and mountaineering gear, water sports equipment, and bicycle gear at extremely reasonable prices. Summer hours--Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m.--are in effect June 20 through August 8. The rental shop is located upstairs in the East Field House. For more information, call (831) 459-2800.

Construction update

Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services web site and the Physical Planning and Construction web site.

  Maintained by pioweb@cats