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October 29, 2001
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The Benefits Office is now providing services to campus employees through the Health Care Facilitator (HCF) Program. Funded by UC HR/Benefits, the HCF Program is designed to augment the information, education, intervention, and referral services that the campus Benefits Office provides.
The HCF program provides assistance to UC employees, annuitants,
and/or their family members who are enrolled in any of the UC-sponsored medical plans
and who are in an unusual or difficult medical situation. These situations could
include access difficulties, need for coordination of health care services, disputes
over plan coverage, or getting leads on community services.
Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform at the Music Center Recital Hall on Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2001-02 Arts & Lectures series. Among the new generation of concert pianists, Pratt's musical insight and intensely involving performances have won him tremendous audience support. Named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow by Ebony magazine, he is the winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Pratt's Santa Cruz performance will include virtuoso works by Bach, Beethoven, and Lizst. Following the concert, there will be a discussion with the artist. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the Arts & Lectures web site or call the UCSC Ticket Office at (831) 459-2159.
James Luna will perform with the Rez Band on Thursday, November
8, at 8 p.m. in the Porter Dining Hall. Luna, a Native American artist, uses performance
and installation to educate audiences about multiculturalism and how it affects all
people. In these media, he makes connections to contemporary Indian lifestyles and
traditions of ceremony, dance, and storytelling. By connecting Indian culture to
the outside world through his art, Luna focuses on difficult subjects that directly
affect his community--alcohol and drug abuse, crime, lack of education, unemployment,
and loss of cultural identity. Admission is free with a UCSC student, faculty, or
staff ID; general admission is $5. For more information, call (831) 459-5667.
By saving empty laser and inkjet cartridges and pledging them to the Granary Child Development Center, you can help provide badly needed playground equipment for the children at the center. This fundraiser is set up through FundingFactory's Cartridge Recycling Program; to become a supporter, register at the FundingFactory web site. The Granary Child Development Center can be linked directly to your account by inserting the Granary's ID number, which is 16022. FundingFactory provides free collection kits and prepaid return shipping via UPS. To receive complete details about supporting the Granary Child Development Center, contact Mark Ng, intern, Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP), through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water issues on the Central Coast will be the focus of a leadership forum at 5
p.m. on November 2 in Social Sciences 1. Panelists will be Greg Gauthier, executive
director, Coastal Watershed Council; Bill Kocher, director, Santa Cruz City Water
Department; Charlie McNiesh, general manager, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency;
and Curtis Weeks, general manager, Monterey County Water Agency. A question-and-answer
period will be moderated by Brent Haddad, assistant professor of environmental studies.
His class on water policy is hosting the gathering, which is open to the campus community.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story