January 31, 2000
Sale of See's chocolates benefits Women at Work Retreat
See's chocolate bars are here and there are four wonderful varieties. The sale of the chocolate bars supports the Women at Work Retreat Scholarship Fund, which enables all eligible staff members to attend the retreat. The W@W 2000 Steering Committee is looking for some volunteers to help with sales. If you would like to help, contact Connie Croker at (831) 459-2713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in politics will speak to Women's Club
A panel of local women in politics will discuss the challenges and opportunities they see on the horizon for the greater Santa Cruz community and its women on Wednesday, February 2, at the monthly meeting of the UCSC Women's Club. The event will take place at University House from noon to 1 p.m. Speakers will include:
Founded 33 years ago, the UCSC Women's Club has as its primary goal the raising of scholarship money for re-entry students. The monthly meetings are held from October through May and feature campus and community speakers. The club also holds a number of fund-raising events. Annual dues are $25. For more information, call (831) 459-2501.
Calendar to be distributed to faculty and staff
The campus's Imaging, Printing, Mail, and Temporary Staffing (IPMTS) unit has produced a Year 2000 calendar for all faculty and staff. The calendar is scheduled to be distributed during the week of January 31. In addition to the days, weeks, and months of the year, the calendar includes brief descriptions of the unit's range of services.
Thumbs Up Award Program 1999-2000
Human Resources is once again sponsoring the popular Thumbs Up Award Program for staff. It is the only recognition program in which all staff and administrators are eligible to participate, and everyone who is nominated receives a certificate of appreciation and a small gift. Awards can be given to an individual staff member, a team, or a faculty member in an administrative role for providing special service to the campus community. Every nominee is a winner.
The nomination process this year will be similar to last year. Staff will be able to submit a maximum of five nominations via the Web during three weeks in March, and staff who do not have access to the Web will be able to send written nominations to Susan Taylor, c/o Chancellor's Office. The 2000 Thumbs Up Award announcement and detailed guidelines will be mailed to all staff, via campus mail, during February.
Construction will start on the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, a new addition to the eastern end of Natural Sciences 2, in early February and last through fall 2001. Expect traffic delays on Steinhart Way, the service road to the Science Library, Earth and Marine Sciences, and Natural Sciences 2.
Construction of the Core West Parking Structure at the intersection of
Heller and McLaughlin Drives has already begun and is expected to last until December
2000. Beginning in February, many cement trucks will be traveling up Heller Drive
and turning onto McLaughlin Drive about once a week. Expect traffic delays in the
Register to vote
Now is the time to register to vote in the March 2000 California Presidential Primary. The deadline for registering and for changing your party registration is February 7. If you've moved, you need to reregister. Voter Registration Forms are available throughout the campus, including the college offices, McHenry Library lobby, and the Student Center, or you may register online.
Election workers needed
Santa Cruz County needs workers to serve on election day, Tuesday, March 7. In order to qualify, you must be able to work from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., be a registered voter in Santa Cruz County, and be able to read and write English. There are two types of positions: inspector (requires a 1 and 1/2-day training class) and clerk (training class highly recommended). The positions are basically volunteer, but the county pays a stipend of $60 for clerks and $80 for inspectors. Workers may sign up anytime before election day. For more information, call (831) 454-2060.
February broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum
UCSC Forum, which features the best of UCSC lectures and programs, airs
at 8 p.m. each Sunday and 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday on Community TV of Santa Cruz
County, Channel 72.
For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.