June 14, 2004
of Long Marine Lab will hold a "Whale of an Auction," the
group's popular annual fundraiser, on Friday, June 18. The event will
take place in the Porter College Dining Hall starting at 6 p.m.
In addition to both live and silent auctions, the evening includes a catered buffet, fine wines, champagne, and lots of excitement. The event raises funds to support the public education programs of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Tickets for the evening are $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. For information and tickets, call (831) 459-3800.
Auctioneers Karen Cogswell and Tim Heffington will lead the auctions.
Many exciting and unique items will be up for bid, including exclusive
vacations, fine art, and field trips led by renowned scientists.
Environmental studies professor Alan Richards, an expert on the politics
of the Middle East, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
during a hearing on the Greater Middle East Initiative.
Invited by the committee, Richards testified June 2 about the 21st Century
Trust concept proposed by committee chairman Senator Richard G. Lugar
Richards described the experience as "interesting," saying
Lugar was "clearly engaged." Testifying late in the session,
Richards said his own role
"I got the opportunity to say Osama is winning the propaganda
war, and we are helping him," recalled Richards, who went on
to offer his "60-second version of the socioeconomic roots of radicalism."
"Lugar understands that military action alone will not make us safer,
and so, if I was able to provide him with anything useful, it was worth
the exhausting 48 hour round-trip," said Richards, whose testimony
is available on the U.S.
A hand-hoisted two-story antenna on UCSC's East Field will mark the campsite of amateur radio operators who will be gathering on the weekend of June 26 and 27. Field Day is a yearly, continent-wide amateur radio emergency preparedness exercise run by the Amateur Radio Relay League since 1933.
The game consists of making as many contacts with other amateur radio
stations as possible using a variety of modes, including voice and Morse
code, all while operating on 100 percent emergency power. The public is
welcome to stop by on Saturday, June 26, from noon to 6 p.m. or Sunday,
June 27, before noon to participate or learn more about amateur radio.
The event is hosted by the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-ham.
The Staff Human Resources Office offers transitional support workshops
and individual career coaching. Upcoming free classes are listed below.
To enroll, use the web registration
form or call 831 459-5565. For additional information on available
services, contact Esther Sylvan in Staff Human Resources at (831) 459-2892
June 16: Resumes and Cover Letters
This workshop provides an overview of the basics of creating effective
resumes and cover letters. The workshop will provide tips on outlining
your skills and experience so a hiring manager can see, quickly and clearly,
how you meet the position qualifications and can contribute to the department.
The presenter is Esther Sylvan, SHR consulting services analyst.
June 23: Interview Preparation
This workshop provides interview preparation strategies and information
on developing effective responses to both typical and difficult job interview
questions. The presenter is Esther Sylvan, SHR consulting services analyst.
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of the campus
All facilities at the East Field House, with the exception of the Wellness Center, will be closed for locker clearing and maintenance through Sunday, June 20. Lockers should be cleared out and checked-out items turned in, i.e. towel, lock, or gym clothing, by Thursday, June 10, to avoid being assessed a late fee. The administrative office will be open during this closure to renew wellness cards.
The Wellness Center hours of operation are as follows:
Center is offering a variety of activity classes, health discussion
series, and one-day seminars this summer. Summer
class listings include Stretching Basics, Cardio and Weights, Pilates,
Lifetime Fitness and Health, and Beating Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
the Natural Way. For more information or to register for classes, contact
Ryan Andrews at (831) 459-3970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimming instruction for beginners through swimmers is offered at the 50-meter pool for children of students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. There are four two-week sessions from June 21 to August 13. The cost is $35 per child per session. Sign-up at the OPERS office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult lessons are offered at the 50-meter pool to students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in two four-week sessions (June 22-July 15 and July 20 August 12). The cost is $30 per adult.
Private lessons are also available for adults and children ages 3 and
up. Times vary and can be arranged throughout the day and weekends. The
cost is $10 per 30-minute session or five sessions for $45. Call (831)