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OPERS Fall Festival set for Sept. 17

UCSC 'Boardwalk Frolic" September 17

Faculty panel to discuss environmental issues on KUSP

Search is on to replace Whole Earth Restaurant

Exhibit features views of U.S.-Mexican border

September 16, 2002

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OPERS Fall Festival set for Sept. 17; registration for rec classes begins Sept. 24

The Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports will hold its annual Fall Festival on Tuesday, September 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Upper Field at the East Field House. The festival gives the campus community an opportunity to check out the intramural program, recreation and physical education classes, sports and recreation clubs, campus organizations and resource centers, and student services. There'll be live music and dancing and a fabulous BBQ dinner (free with a UCSC meal card or $8 for the general public). Call (831) 459-2806 for more information.

The Recreation Office offers classes for all interests, from surfing and CPR to cooking and rock climbing. Registration for recreation classes begins for students on Tuesday, September 24, at 9 a.m. at the Recreation Office, East Field House. On Wednesday, September 25, staff, faculty, and community members may start registering for classes at the Recreation Office beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.

Phone-in registration for recreation classes begins Thursday, September 26, at 9 a.m. Call (831) 459-2806; all major credit cards accepted.
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UCSC 'Boardwalk Frolic' Sept. 17

Join UCSC students, faculty, staff, and their guests for a night at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Exclusive rides will include the Giant Dipper, Hurricane, Pirate Ship, Merry-go-round, Bumper Cars, Chaos, Wave Jammer, and Sky Glider. Exclusive activities will include Neptune's Kingdom, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and Boardwalk games of skill.

There's free bus transportation, free parking, and dancing to the sounds provided by a KZSC DJ. Your ticket includes $3 in Boardwalk bucks for food.

Tickets are available at all the colleges, the OPERS Fall Festival, and at the door. For more information, call the Porter College Activities Office at (831) 459-2857.

Faculty panel to discuss environmental issues on KUSP's 'Talk of the Bay'

Three researchers affiliated with UCSC's new STEPS Institute for Innovation in Environmental Research have been invited to appear on KUSP Radio's Talk of the Bay program on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m.

John Thompson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the STEPS Institute, Brent Haddad, associate professor of environmental studies and associate director of the institute, and Lisa Sloan, associate professor of Earth sciences, will discuss global environmental issues with host Deanna Zachary.
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Search is on to replace Whole Earth Restaurant

The search is under way for a new vendor to replace the Whole Earth Restaurant, which closed in July because of financial difficulties.

The Graduate Student Governance Board, which owns the restaurant as part of the Graduate Commons, is putting the final touches on bid packages to be sent out to those who have expressed an interest in running the restaurant. The board is also seeking a temporary vendor until a permanent vendor is selected.

In the meantime, the Express Store across from the restaurant has expanded its offerings, and is selling sushi and salads, as well as sandwiches. Frozen and canned foods are also available, and there is a microwave on the premises. The restaurant's outdoor dining area remains open.
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Exhibit features views of the U.S.-Mexican border

Artwork by Ricardo Duffy, one of five artists whose work will be shown at the Sesnon Gallery as part of the exhibit "Lines of Sight"

A group exhibition, titled "Lines of Sight: Views of the U.S./Mexican Border," opens September 24 at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College. Lines of Sight is a traveling exhibition featuring contemporary views of the border by five artists from the United States and Mexico. Each artist is engaged with issues that address the cultural, economic, and political shifts of the U.S./Mexican border and the extension of the border beyond its physical boundaries. The show includes photographs, paintings, prints, sculpture, video, and a sound collage.

There will be a gallery reception on Monday, October 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 8 p.m. in the Porter College Dining Hall with artists Julián Cardona, Ricardo Duffy, Rubén Ortiz Torres, and Yvonne Venegas, and moderated by Josh Kun. The reception will have a live DJ, and both events are free and open to the public.

The exhibit runs from September 24 through November 2. Sesnon Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (831) 459-3606.
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