May 17, 2004
Acting Chancellor Chemers will host the spring staff open forum on Monday,
May 24, from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. in Oakes 105.
Chemers and Campus Provost Delaney will present an update on the budget as well as updates on the Executive Budget Committee initiatives and the chancellor search process.
The forum will include time for questions.
Staff forums are held every quarter during the academic year, and are
cosponsored by the Staff Advisory Board and the Chancellor's Office.
UCSC pianists Mary Jane Cope, Amy Beal, and Erika Arul are joined by
violinist Michelle Witt in the second Mission Concert Sunday afternoon,
May 23, at 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. The program is a family concert
featuring music inspired by children, and is suitable for the young and
young at heart. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door
to benefit New Horizons School for homeless and disadvantaged children.
Mission Concerts was conceived by Michelle Witt and Mary Jane Cope as
a series to present classical chamber music to new audiences while developing
increased awareness and support of the work of certain local nonprofit
agencies. The series debuted in January with a highly successful concert
to benefit the Homeless Garden Project; musicians have agreed to donate
their performances, and Holy Cross has provided its sanctuary and the
use of its fine piano for these concerts.
Free breakfasts offered
on Bike to Work/School Day
Don't forget the big Map Sale this Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. in the foyer of the Science & Engineering Library. Maps will
be individually priced, with many offered for as low as twenty-five cents
each. Many will be free.
Hundreds of maps will be available, including world and foreign maps,
road and tourist maps, and other geographical materials. A small selection
of local-area California maps will be offered. In addition, a large number
of free, superseded USGS topographic maps will be available (mostly western
The maps frame quite nicely. Many of them are printed on acid-free material,
making them also ideal for craft projects and wrapping.
Proceeds from the sale will contribute to the library's funds for new
maps. Items will be sold on a "first-come, first served" basis.
Materials cannot be previewed prior to sale. There is also no catalog
of listing of the items to be sold.
Callers reach million-dollar
mark in record time
This is the sixth year in a row that the campaign has reached the million-dollar
mark, but that level is not usually reached until later in the year. This
year that figure was reached April 29. The all-time Telephone Outreach
Program high of $1.11 million is expected to be exceeded by the time the
program ends in six weeks.
The Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory is among the 10 environmental
organizations chosen by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA)
to receive proceeds from the 2004 Waterman's Weekend, the surf industry's
annual environmental fundraiser.
The SIMA Environmental Fund provides grants to environmental organizations
based on their commitment to specific projects that will protect and preserve
oceans, beaches, or surf breaks. The Seymour Center will use the funds
from SIMA to educate young people about the role marine science plays
in understanding and conserving the world's oceans.
The exact amount of the grant depends on the funds raised during the
Waterman's Weekend. Last year, the Seymour Center received $8,000 from
the SIMA Environmental Fund.
The annual Waterman's Weekend serves as the primary fundraiser for the
SIMA Environmental Fund through the Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament
and Waterman's Ball and Auction. This year's Waterman's Classic will take
place August 27 at the Monarch Beach Golf Links. The Waterman's Ball and
Auction will be held August 28 at the St. Regis Monarch Bean Resort &
Spa in Dana Point, California.
Continuing student enrollment appointments will begin on June 1 and end
on June 9. The enrollment appointment schedule will be included in the
Fall 2004 Schedule of Classes, which will be available the week
of May 24. Check http://reg.ucsc.edu/soc
for further updates as the campus approaches fall 2004 enrollment using
the new Academic Information System.
Events ranging from free body fat testing to a Prediction Walk/Run are part of a crowded calendar for Wellness Week, May 17-21.
The popular Prediction Walk/Run will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in East
Field on Tuesday, May 18, with free blood pressure checkups and skin screening
also available. Wednesday is Health Promotion Day at BayTree Plaza, with
a free Tai-Chi demonstration, acupressure, HIV testing, and prevention
information, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and skin screening from 1 to 2 p.m.
On Thursday, lunch break massages will be available for $10 for 20 minutes,
with advance sign up at (831) 459-2668. Presentations on healthy eating,
body image and Chinese healing will also be offered on Thursday, and free
samples of Odwalla juices will be available at the Wellness Center on
Friday. For more information, call (831) 459-2995.
Professor Michael J. Watts, faculty member of the Geography Department
and outgoing director of the Institute of International Studies at UC
Berkeley, will be visiting UCSC on May 20 and 21 as a Distinguished Fellow
in Global Studies of the Center for Global, International and Regional
Studies. Watts, the recipient of a Guggenheim award in 2003, will be speaking
on "Imperial Oil" in the UCSC Media Arts Theater, from 7 to
9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. He will also be giving a lunchtime colloquium
at Colleges Nine and Ten on Friday, May 21, and will be available to speak
to selected classes and have consultation hours with interested faculty
Watts's Guggenheim award supports research on petroleum and economies
of violence in Nigeria, where he has been conducting research for more
than two decades. This project is part of a larger examination of conflicts
engendered by the exploitation of strategic resources such as petroleum.
More information on Watts,
his work, and his Guggenheim award
At UC Berkeley, Watts is Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and founder
of the Berkeley Working Group on Environmental Politics.
Choreographer Mark Franko
directs 'Featured in the Unbodied Air'
Darren Huckle, a practicing herbalist and acupuncturist, will teach
a one-day class touching upon the skills of a field botanist including:
identification, natural history, ecology and edibility of plants. The
class will go around campus through Redwood forest, meadows, and chaparral
to look at the world of plants. Particpants should bring a field journal
or notebook, water, lunch, Thermos with hot water (for herb tea), and
wear walking shoes. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
May 22, and meet at the Merrill Baobob Lounge. The cost is $18 for UCSC
students/$23 general. To register, call the Recreation Department at (831)
Public hearing on Draft
EIR on McHenry Library Project
At the public hearing, campus planners will provide a description of the project and its environmental effects, and members of the public will be invited to give oral comments on the university's Draft EIR. Written comments on the Draft EIR can also be submitted during the public review period, which closes on June 14.
Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the McHenry Library
and at the main branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library. Copies of the
Draft EIR may be purchased from Kinkos Copies in downtown Santa
Cruz for the cost of duplication. Copies of the Draft EIR on CD are also
available free of charge from UCSC Physical Planning and Construction.
Call Kay Wiebe at (831) 459-2170 for additional information or to request
accommodations for persons with disabilities.