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February 28, 2000

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Reminder: Brown-bag lunch with Chancellor Greenwood

Join Chancellor Greenwood and other senior administrators for a brown-bag lunch and discussion on Monday, February 28, from noon to 1 p.m., in Kresge Town Hall. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Hummingbird Day at the Arboretum March 4

photo: Dan True
The Arboretum's annual Hummingbird Day will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature activities for young and old throughout the day. The hummingbirds are out in sun, fog, or even a light rain. There is more activity this month, when some of the migratory hummers join the resident Anna's Hummingbirds, and males are trying to impress the females.

Talks and walks through the gardens will be led by Jeff Davis, UCSC curator of the Natural History Collection, and David Suddjian, president of the local bird club. Programs for children and adults start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with tours of the plants that attract hummingbirds at noon and 2 p.m. There will also be a Hummingbird Trail Guide available for self-guided tours.

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

Women at Work Retreat applications are available

Last year's retreat
The 14th annual Women at Work Retreat will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. This year's theme is "Coming Together in the New Millennium: Work-Life Balance." The cost is $95 and partial scholarships are available if your unit is unable to support you. Applications are due March 9 and should be sent to Allyson Hurst at General Accounting. For an application or more information about the retreat, call Connie Croker at (831) 459-2713 or Linda Dunham at (831) 459-4976. For questions about eligiblity, call Lanett Beard at (831) 458-3506.

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 the February is as follows:

  • 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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