October 27, 2003
Art lecturer Paul Rangell has been named 2003 Distinguished Artist of
the Year by the Santa Cruz Art League.
The award is given to artists who have made significant contributions
to the art community in their field. Rangell is being honored with an
exhibition in the Art Leagues gallery from October 25 through November
23, with a reception scheduled for Sunday, November 2, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Rangell will also give an Artists Presentation on November 12, at
7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Rangell has developed and expanded the printmaking program at UCSC where
he has served as an instructor for the past two decades. "I am truly
proud of our program, of the expressive quality and complexity of the
work produced, and of the continued contributions in the field that my
students find post graduation," he noted in a recent interview.
A UCSC graduate, Rangell studied printmaking with Kathryn Metz and William
Everson. After attending the Tamarind Lithography Institute in New Mexico,
he worked for four years as master printer before returning to Santa Cruz
to accept a teaching position at UCSC. Rangell has exhibited in Paris,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, and Seattle. His work can also
be found in private collections throughout the country.
A forum planned for November 4 by the Regents Scholars Association of
Santa Cruz to discuss the academic future of the university in light of
statewide cuts to educational funding has been canceled.
Susanne Jonas, lecturer in Latin American and Latino studies, delivered
the keynote speech during a recent conference on "Educational Democracy,
Citizenship, and the New Immmigration" that was sponsored by the
Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. Jonass speech was entitled, "Immigrant
Rights and Legalization Strategies in the Shadow of the National Security
State: Responses to Domestic Pre-emptive Strikes."
Hiring new staff and faculty is one of the most critical activities managers
and leaders make on behalf of the university, yet few receive training
beyond how to avoid legal challenges. For the past two years, Business
and Administrative Services (BAS) has offered competency-based behavioral
interviewing workshops to the campus to meet this need. While participants
have been enthusiastic about the usefullness of the workshop, the $200
cost (which covers the cost of the training manuals) has been a barrier
to many units.
Although campus hiring activity has slowed considerably, there are still
critical hiring decisions being made. "Now more than ever,"
says Susan Willats, the trainer for Interviewing Today's Workforce®,
"hiring committees need to know how to ask the right questions. The
decisions they make today could impact their units for years to come."
In an effort to provide competency-based behavioral interviewing techniques
to as wide an audience as possible, BAS is temporarily subsidizing the
cost of Interviewing Today's Workforce®. The six-hour workshop, which
is being offered on Friday, December 12, is now available for $100. (Register
online) For more information, contact Susan Willats at (831) 459-3759.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to come to the Women's Center for an afternoon of knitting, sewing, weaving, and crocheting on Monday, October 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Bring your craft and your knowledge to share with the group. For more
information, call the Women's Center at (831) 459-2072.
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