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March 13, 2000

Take Note

Spring is a perfect time for a Farm tour

photo: Don Kenny
On a clear day, you can see forever. Well, okay, maybe only across the bay to Monterey, but the views from the UCSC Farm are pretty spectacular, and spring is a perfect time to visit. Free one-hour tours of the Farm are offered twice weekly beginning March 23 and continuing through October.

Docents share organic gardening tips with visitors as they lead walks through the Farm's lush gardens, busy greenhouses, productive orchards, and fields of row crops. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables organically, as well as about composting, propagation, and the university's research in sustainable agriculture.

Tours take place on Thursdays at noon and Sundays at 2 p.m. and begin at the Louise Cain Gatehouse. Free parking is available on weekends in the Physical Plant parking lot. For more information about tours, call (831) 459-3240.

Taki Ñan and Voces perform March 14

Taki Ñan and Voces
photo: Michael M. Cohen
UCSC's Taki Ñan and Voces Latin American ensembles will perform with guest ensemble Viento at the Music Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 14, at 8 p.m. Viento brings together San Francisco Bay Area musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds to perform the musical traditions of the south-Andean altiplano, or high plateau, region. The three ensembles will perform "Manuelita" and the Qhantati Ururi "Easter Music" sikuri, both of the south-Peruvian highlands.The UCSC ensembles are under the direction of John Schechter, associate professor of music. For more information, call the Music Department at (831) 459-2292.

Awards for outstanding student employees

Each year the campus Career Center recognizes student employees for exceptional performance and/or contributions to the campus administration. Top student employees receive a minimum cash award of $100 (maximum $2,000), a certificate of appreciation, and an official public recognition of their excellent service to the university. See a full description of the Student Employee Recognition Award Program. To nominate a student employee, supervisors fill in the nomination form and send it to their Service Center; Service Centers must submit the form to Patti Parise at the Bay Tree Bookstore by March 31. Further details and Service Center deadlines may be obtained from the individual Service Centers.

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.

March 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 March is as follows:

  • March 12: Bettina Aptheker: "Teaching Women About Themselves: Toward Personal Healing and Political Transformation" (repeat) (rebroadcast March 15)
  • March 19: Judy Yung: "Unbound Feet: Reclaiming Chinese American Women's History" (rebroadcast March 22)
  • March 26: 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Susan Taylor (rebroadcast March 29)

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

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