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February 21, 2000

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University Club luncheon

The UCSC University Club is having a luncheon for faculty and staff on February 24 at University House. Meet friends and colleagues or reserve a table as a group. The buffet lunch features New England clam chowder, minestrone, and Italian wedding soup in sourdough bread bowls; sizzling salad display with spinach, smoked chicken, and Caesar salads; gourmet breads and cheeses, desserts, and beverages. The cost is $10 per person (cash, check, or recharge). There are two seatings: noon and 1 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by 5 p.m. on February 22. Call (831) 459-5271. University Club luncheons will also be held on April 6, April 27, and May 18.

Guatemalan spiritual guide to speak at Oakes

Pascual Yaxon Saloj, Mayan spiritual guide, grassroots intellectual, and activist from Guatemala, will celebrate the Sacred Maya Calendar, Waqxaqií Bíatzí, and speak on indigenous systems of communication, the computation of Mayan time, and his concerns as a political activist on Tuesday, February 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Oakes Mural Room. The talk is sponsored by the Writing Program and Grupo Maya QUASAMEJ JUNAN. For more information call (831) 479-7709

Poets Peter Gizzi and Elizabeth Willis read from their works

The UCSC Women's Club invites the campus and local community to a poetry reading by Peter Gizzi and Elizabeth Willis, his wife, on the topic Elegy and Everyday Life. The reading will take place at the regular meeting of the Women's Club on Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at University House. Gizzi is a professor of literature and creative writing and recipient of the prestigious Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Howard Foundation fellowship; his second poetry collection, Artificial Heart, was published in 1998. Willis is a writer-in-residence at Mills College; her book of poems, The Human Abstract,won the National Poetry Series award in 1994. For more information on the event, call (831) 459-2501

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.

Skippy Triathlon

The tenth annual Skippy Triathlon will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 8 a.m. at the main pool. The race includes a 1,000-yard pool swim, six-mile mountain bike ride, and a five-mile run. The cost is $15/person or $35/team. For more information or to obtain a sign-up form, call (831) 459-4220 or e-mail kdgivens@cats.ucsc.edu.

Application deadline extended for EAP associate director

The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is seeking an associate director for Academic Affairs (ADAA) for the academic years 2000-01 and 2001-02 and beginning July 1. Full announcement The application deadline has been extended to March 1. Interested applicants should be aware that residency in Santa Barbara is not required for this position, although travel to UOEAP, UC campuses, and abroad will be necessary. Letters of application or nomination should be sent to: Search Committee for Associate Director, Academic Affairs, c/o Professor John A. Marcum, Universitywide Director, Education Abroad Program, EAP Universitywide Office, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-1140.

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:

  • "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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