January 19, 2004
The 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, in downtown Santa Cruz. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Yolanda King, Martin Luther King's daughter, will be the keynote speaker (see Currents article). UCSC dancers and the Inner Light Choir will perform. KZSC-88.1, the campus radio station, will broadcast King's speech live.
For more information or disability-related needs, call (831) 459-1438.
Charlie Eadie, director of Campus and Community Planning, has accepted a position with the City of Watsonville Redevelopment Agency and will be leaving the University on February 1. Christine Aldecoa, senior planner, who has lead UCSC's Environmental Assessment Group, will be retiring from the University effective April 1.
In a letter to the campus community, Frank Zwart, campus architect and associate vice chancellor of PPC, said his office is developing an "organizational structure that will support physical and environmental planning for campus in the short term and will also provide long term continuity for future planning activities."
The Accounting Office expects to begin laser printing SurePay payroll statements starting with payroll payments in mid-February. The new statements represent a major improvement over the current carbonized data-mailer statements originally introduced in 1984. The new statements will offer the following new features and information:
If you have any questions about the new statements, contact the Payroll
Office at (831) 459-2488.
Panel of local physicians
kicks off Health Sciences Speaker Series
"Is a Physician's Lifestyle Right for You?" will take place
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, in Room 221, Interdisciplinary
Sciences Building. The panelists are ophthalmologist Robert L. Block,
M.D., O.P.H.; toxicologist and emergency room doctor Alan Buchwald, M.D.;
family physician Catherine Sonquist Forest, M.D., M.P.H.; and OB/GYN Martina
The lecture series is presented by the Department of Molecular, Cell,
and Developmental Biology in association with the Santa Cruz County Medical
UCSC established a new health sciences major last year as part of an
initiative to better serve students interested in careers in health care.
Caroline Berger, health sciences internship coordinator, said she was
gratified by the response from the local health care community when she
began organizing the new lecture series.
"There are so many doctors in the local community who want to speak
to students and make connections with the campus, it's been very exciting
to make contact with them," she said.
No matter how long youve been in the workforce, it's never too late to start planning for a satisfying career. The Career Focus Program, offered by the Training and Development Office, will help you identify your career interests and potential and maximize this potential in todays workforce and in the future.
The series of workshops uses career development exercises and activities to assist participants in developing immediate or long-term career plans. Participants will learn about:
The workshops will take place on Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. (Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11), and attendance is required at all sessions. There is no cost. Applications, including Supervisor Approval Forms, must be received by Training and Development by January 26. The program is intended for non-probationary career staff. For more information about the Career Focus Program, contact email@example.com or (831) 459-5565.
To see the full range of professional development and technical training
classes being offered by the Training and Development Office this winter,
go to www2.ucsc.edu/train-dev/.
By becoming a member of the UCSC Farm's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, you will receive a season's worth of fresh organic produce for $600/full share (feeds four people), or $380/half share (feeds 2-3 people).
The makeup of the weekly boxes changes as the growing season progresses,
but a typical box includes a mix of 8 to 12 types of vegetables, herbs,
and fruits per week. Pickups on the Farm begin in early June, weather
permitting, and continue into the fall. Call (831) 459-4661 or e-mail
The Recreation Office is
offering the following activities this week. Call (831) 459-2806 to register.
Astronomy Workshop with Joe Jordan, Thursday, January 22, 7 to
Meditation Workshop with John Provax, Tuesdays, January 20 and
27, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Stevenson Silverman Lounge. Explore different forms
of meditation and learn how to begin your own meditation practice. Zen
walking, American Native Teachings, Tibetan singing bowls, and guided
visualizations will be presented. Cost: $18/students, $28/general admission.
Groundbreaking is expected this winter for the $29 million Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The project will consist of three buildings located at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives on what is now a parking lot northwest of Cowell College. Construction update story