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February 7, 2000

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Balancing work and personal life

Staff HR has teamed up with the campus Employee Assistance Program provider to offer a series of four seminars on work-life balance. The first seminar, titled "Balancing Work and Personal Life," will take place on Thursday, February 17, at the Merrill College Baobob Lounge. There will be two sessions: the first from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and the second from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring lunch. The seminars are free, but reservations are required. To reserve a space, e-mail workshop@cats.ucsc.edu. Subsequent workshops will be held on March 29, April 25, and May 31; see description of seminar series.

Sale of See's chocolates benefits Women at Work Retreat

photo of See's candy barsSee's chocolate bars are here and there are four wonderful varieties: milk chocolate, milk chocolate with almonds, milk chocolate with toffee nuggets, and dark chocolate with almonds. 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.

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.

Dean Kliger to give Faculty Research Lecture

The UCSC Academic Senate invites the campus community to the 34th annual Faculty Research Lecture to be given by David S. Kliger, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and dean of the Natural Sciences Division. He will speak on the topic "Making Light Work of Biology: Using Lasers to Understand Biomolecules." Go to an article on the lecture. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in Room B-206, Earth and Marine Sciences Building. A reception will follow in the Earth and Marine Sciences lobby. For more information or disability-related needs, call (831) 459-2931.

Construction Update

Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services Web site and the Physical Planning and Construction Web site.

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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