September 6, 2004
Los Angeles reception honors UCSC friends and achievements
|Celebrating UCSC at a reception in L.A. are (l-r) UCSC
alumna Sarah Davis-Weyman, UCSC Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers,
UC Regent and CEO of Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing, UCSC alumna
and Emmy award-winning actor Camryn Manheim, UCSC parents Terry
Davis (actor/producer) and Andrew Weyman (producer/director), and
UCSC parent and Emmy award-winning producer Chuck Lorre.
Photo: Jennifer M. Wood
UC Regent Sherry Lansing and UCSC alumna Camryn Manheim were among
the sponsors of a recent gathering in Los Angeles celebrating the excellence
of UCSC faculty, students, and programs. In their remarks, Lansing highlighted
her belief in the spirit and values of UCSC and Manheim spoke about
"the profound, life-changing impact" of her undergraduate
education. Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers gave a campus update
including the rapid growth of the film
and digital media major, the new M.F.A. in digital
arts and new media, and the upcoming master's program in social
The afternoon reception was hosted by UCSC parents Terry Davis and
Andrew Weyman at their Toluca Lake home, the former residence of Bing
Crosby. Among the more than 50 guests were many UCSC alumni and leaders
and representatives from fields including film, television, law, education,
and the civic life of Los Angeles.
Farm's Fall Plant Sale Sept.
10-11 boosts year-round gardening
September in Santa Cruz ushers in the warm, fog-free days that are perfect for gardening's "second season." Now is the time to start thinking about how to extend your vegetable garden into the fall and winter, and get landscape plants established for next spring's blossoms
A great first step is to visit the UCSC Farm & Garden's Fall Plant Sale, offering gardeners a rich and timely selection of certified organic vegetable seedlings, perennials, and California natives. Sponsored by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, the sale takes place on Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, in the Barn Theater parking lot at the intersection of Bay and High Streets.
The sale will benefit the UCSC
Farm & Garden Apprenticeship, a six-month training course in
organic farming and gardening. Members of the Friends
of the UCSC Farm & Garden receive a 10 percent discount on purchases;
memberships will be available at the sale. For more information about
the Fall Plant Sale or the Friends of the Farm & Garden, call (831)
459-3240 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
IT announcements planned at September 21 meeting
Six new IT senior directors and the new IT organization name will be announced at a September 21 Town Hall meeting. Each new director will address the audience and answer questions, and the winner of the organization-naming contest (see earlier Currents story) will be announced and awarded an iPod.
IT staff members are especially encouraged to attend the meeting from
2 to 4 p.m. in the Kresge Town Hall Building, but the entire campus
community is welcome.
Street art exhibit begins with reception
Artwork by clients of Front Street Mental Health Services will be showcased
at the Graduate Student Commons in Quarry Plaza beginning September
23 and continuing through the rest of fall quarter. A reception at 2
p.m. September 23 will launch the show.
The exhibition is a joint project of the Graduate Student Commons Governance
Board and Bill Manchester, Quarry Plaza groundskeeper/gardener, who
has taught Front Street clients art for the last 10 years.
"Art allows my students to transcend their abilities and express
themselves wholeheartedly in what they want to display, Manchester
Front Street Mental Health Services is a community organization designed
to achieve the highest level of mental, social, and physical wellness
of the clients it serves.
Staff invited to explore their career potential at fall workshops
Are you looking for career direction, planning a job/career change,
or wanting to learn career development skills? Then the Career
Focus Program may be just what you are looking for. Staff Human
Resources, in conjunction with Training and Development and EEO/AA,
is offering a series of workshops this fall aimed at helping you identify
potential and career interests and maximize this potential in today's
workforce and in the future.
The Career Focus Program takes place over six weeks: October 13, 21, and 27 and November 3, 10, and 17 (all Wednesdays except October 21, which is a Thursday) from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendance is required at all sessions. The program is free, but supervisor approval is required. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on September 24.
For more information about the Career Focus Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 459-5565.
Wellness Center presents seminar on fitness
Discover the freedom and exhilaration of exercising wherever you are--indoors
or out in nature, at home or while traveling. Exercise physiologist
Janel Willette will present a seminar and activity, titled "Physicale
in the Naturale," on Wednesday, September 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in
the OPERS Conference Room. The seminar, which is presented by the UCSC
Wellness Center, is free, but you must sign up in advance. For more
information or to reserve a spot, contact Ryan Andrews at email@example.com
or (831) 459-3970.
UC athletes perform well at Athens Olympics
The University of California sent 110 athletes-- winning 36 medals
including 13 gold -- to the recently concluded 2004 Olympic Games in
Athens, Greece, a larger contingent than was sent by many countries.
Historically, participants with UC connections have performed well in
these international competitions and the Summer Games proved to be no
exception. In fact, if UC were a country, its 2004 medal total would
have been exceeded by only six other nations (U.S., Russia, China, Australia,
Germany, and Japan).
UC students and alumni won a total of 13 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze medals.
Among Olympic athletes winning multiple medals were swimmers and UC alums Natalie Coughlin, 22, [UC Berkeley], who led the UC participants with five medals including two gold and two silver, and Jason Lezak, 28, [UC Santa Barbara], who won two gold medals and a bronze.
See full text of UC press release.
CruzMail sessions scheduled
Training and Development has scheduled several new sessions to help staff
and faculty members learn more about the CruzMail
system being expanded on campus (see earlier Currents
Although these are drop-in sessions, those planning to participate are
asked to RSVP to instructor Frank Widman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions will be in Room 159 of Kerr Hall at the following times:
4-5 p.m. Tuesday, September 28
1-2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13
4-5 p.m. Thursday, October 28
4-5 p.m. Tuesday, November 9.
In addition, a session in Room 247 of Kerr Hall will be held from 10
to 11 a.m. on Monday, November 1.
Work starting on new Humanities and Social Sciences Facility
Construction is getting under way on the new Humanities and Social Sciences Facility just as two other major campus projects get ready to open their doors for fall quarter. Both the Engineering 2 Building and new student infill apartments at Porter, Cowell, and Stevenson Colleges will be open when fall quarter begins. Construction update story
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