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April 15, 2002
More Campus News
Join campus faculty and staff for a spring Italian luncheon at University House
on April 18, with sittings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The lunch is part of an ongoing
University Club series of themed lunches aimed at bringing together friends and colleagues
from around campus. The menu includes salad of spring greens and baby beets, marinated
vegetable salad, and seafood lasagna or mushroom and grilled eggplant pomodoro, focaccia,
and zucchini sauté. Dessert of biscotti and lemon bars and coffee and iced
tea are also included. The cost is $11 per person, cash, check, or recharge. Reservations
are required; call (831) 459-5271 by 5 p.m. April 16.
A UCSC alum has pledged a major gift to the library--but even he doesn't yet know just how big that gift might be.
Michael Graydon (Cowell '70), an investor in New York City, has pledged $30,000 and invested two-thirds of the gift. If the market goes up over the next eight months, the library reaps a bonus. Graydon's pledge also stipulates his total donation will be no less than the original $30,000 gift.
The new endowment will benefit the reference collection at McHenry Library. "The reference desk is a terrific place that provides vital services," said Graydon. Reference collections are a library's essential core, critical for public service, and the usual first stop of library patrons with a research question.
"The Graydon gift recognizes the distinctive quality of reference collections as a gateway to the world of scholarly knowledge," said Frank Gravier, head reference librarian at McHenry Library. Keeping that gateway open and up-to-date is costly. Dictionaries and reference encyclopedia sets may cost up to several thousand dollars. In the future, these purchases can be supported by Graydon's gift.
The endowment will be known as the Angie, Sally, and Melanie Graydon Reference
Library Collection in honor of Graydon's mother, wife, and daughter. "These
are people to whom I owe a great deal and who have a major impact on my life,"
said Graydon. "I've been fortunate. And I find no joy in good fortune unless
it is shared."
The Academic Senate meeting scheduled for April 17 has been canceled due to lack
of urgent business. The next meeting of the senate will be at 3 p.m., May 17, in
a location to be announced later. The senate's meeting
schedule is posted online.
Child Care Services is now taking applications for its summer program for school-age
children, which begins June 17. The children of students, staff, and faculty are
eligible to attend. The program, located in Family Student Housing, is licensed and
staffed by experienced credentialed teachers, and it offers nutritious meals and
snacks; field trips on and off campus, including to the pool and the beach; multicultural
activities; sports and art camps; visiting artists in music, dance, and drama; and
more. For more information or an application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or (831) 459-2967.
April is National Rape Awareness Month, and the campus Rape Prevention Education program would like to make the campus community aware of the free self-defense classes being offered on and off campus in the next few weeks.
Call the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806 for more information or to register
over the phone with a credit card.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story