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January 31, 2000

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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 croker@cats.ucsc.edu.

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:

  • Stephanie Aguilar, Scotts Valley City Council
  • Jan Beautz, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
  • Katherine Beiers, Santa Cruz City Council
  • Margaret Fabrizio, Capitola City Council
  • Ana Phares, Watsonville City Council

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 Update

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 project area.

Parking Lots 112 and 113 are closed. In order to compensate for these lost parking spaces, the North Remote Parking Lot is now reserved for cars with A and B parking permits and is no longer available for remote parking permits.

Work will continue on the new Bay Tree Bookstore and Graduate Commons Buildings through summer 2000. There will be occasional traffic delays due to construction vehicles.

Complete construction update

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.

The schedule for February is as follows:

  • Ron Takaki: "Towards a Theory of Affirmative Action: A Pro-active Response to Proposition 109"; (February 6 and 9);
  • "Artists and Communities: Contemporary Site Works, Part 1," talks by UCSC visiting lecturers Suzanne Lacy and Amalia Mesa-Bains (February 13 and 16);
  • "Artists and Communities: Contemporary Site Works, Part 2," talks by UCSC assistant professor of art Nobuho Nagasawa and visiting lecturer Fred Wilson (February 20 and February 23);
  • UCSC's 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Susan L. Taylor, editor in chief of Essence magazine (February 27 and March 1).

For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.

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