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September 27, 1999

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Bay Tree Bookstore collecting donations for North Carolina flood victims

A number of campuses in North Carolina have been closed by the floods from Hurricane Floyd. The bookstore at North Carolina Wesleyan College has agreed to act as a distribution conduit for badly needed clothing for students and the public, and they've asked for assistance from other college stores. If you have something extra in the way of clothing that you can contribute to the victims of this natural disaster, the Bay Tree Bookstore will handle the shipping to North Carolina Wesleyan College for distribution. A collection box is located outside the door to the bookstore. For more information, call the Bay Tree Bookstore at (831) 459-4544.

Surplus Operations holding public auction

UC Receiving, Surplus Operations, will be holding its annual public auction on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the H Barn at the lower campus. There'll be great deals on tables, desks, shelving, computer equipment and more. For more information, contact Steve Goldie at (831) 459-2852 or e-mail steveg@cats.ucsc.edu.

Family Fair to take place on campus October 17

Children's folk music, pony rides, a barbecue, and a petting zoo are just a few of the fun activities offered at the Family Fair, taking place Sunday, October 17th, from noon to 4 p.m. on the playing field in front of UCSC's Family Student Housing. The fair is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff and their families. At the fair, children can get their faces painted, watch professional entertainers, watch a juggler at work, or bounce around in one of two Astro Jumps.

The fair is sponsored by Housing, Dining, and Child Care Services with support from the Staff Advisory Board, the Executive Vice Chancellor's Office, and Student Affairs Division. Approximately 800 people are expected to attend the event, which is in its fifth year. For more information, call Gail Bloebaum at (831) 459-4085

G-FEST Film Festival

G-FEST Film Festival will take place on Saturday, October 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Classroom Unit 2. Come and enjoy an evening of adrenaline and watch the very best high-risk action sport films from around the world. Skiing, surfing, skydiving, climbing, skating, biking and more. G-FEST is about the intersection of art and sport--wild nail biting, sweat soaked moving pictures, and stills of people harnessing gravity (the g- get it?). The cost is $6/student and $7/community. Sponsored by the Recreation Office.

EEO/AA Office launching campuswide exit interview program

Over the past year, the number of career employees who have separated from UCSC has doubled from the previous year. To better understand the variables that affect staff employee retention, the EEO/AA Office is launching a campuswide exit interview program starting October 1. At the beginning of each month, the EEO/AA office will send an exit interview questionnaire to all career staff who have separated from the university during the previous month. The option for an in-person interview will be made available, with EEO/AA staff doing those interviews as requested.

After one year of collecting this information, EEO/AA will issue a report with recommendations for action. The interviews will help to identify where improvements can be made to campus climate, management, and conditions of employment for staff. The interviews may help identify the campus's strengths as an employer as well. Units currently conducting exit interviews are encouraged to continue and to use the information to positively impact retention. For more information about the exit interview program, contact Lynda Tanaka at (831) 459-2686, tanaka@cats.ucsc.edu.

Expanded bus service on Santa Cruz westside

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (SCMTD) is offering expanded bus service for commuters on the westside of Santa Cruz, including a stop at University Business Park. Check out the new route and times for the Route 1 University bus on the SCMTD Web site. For further information, contact the UCSC Transportation and Parking Services Program Coordinator at (831) 459-5495, TAPS general information at (831) 459-2190, or Santa Cruz Metro Information at (831) 425-8600.

Drop-in fitness classes for faculty and staff

The Recreation Office is offering excellent, inexpensive fitness classes
fall quarter. The classes are designed with faculty and staff in mind to
fit within the lunch break.

Stretch and Strengthen
Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
September 27- December 8
Activity Room, East Field House
Instructor: Stephanie Spencer

Yoga Stretch
Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
September 24 - December 10
Martial Arts Room, East Field House
Instructor: Don Bard

The cost for the classes is:
$4 per class for staff/faculty or a 10-class card for $30;
$3 per class for registered UCSC students or a 10-class card for $25;
$5 per class for members of the Santa Cruz community or a 10-class card for $40.

Diversity Dialogue Group Leader Training planned

The EEO/AA office is sponsoring free Diversity Dialogue Group Leader Training for staff who are interested in exploring and developing their group facilitation and leadership skills. Diversity Dialogue Groups are small groups of people who meet on a regular basis to talk, listen, and learn about the differences and fears that keep us apart. In order to participate in the training you must have a willingness to make a commitment to lead a Diversity Dialogue Group for one year after completing the initial training, approval of release time from your department (approximately 4 hours per month), and successful completion of the application and interview selection process. (Application)

After completing the initial training, each leader will recruit, select, and form his or her own Diversity Dialogue Group. Applications are due by October 1. For more information, call Terilynn Miller-Pennisi at (831) 459-3252 or e-mail terilynn@cats.ucsc.edu.

Do you have a room, apartment, condo, or house available to rent?

UCSC students are looking now for places to rent for the upcoming year. If you have a room, apartment, condo, or house available, list it now with UCSC's Community Rentals Office. The service is free, and Community Rentals also offers a variety of forms, contracts, and rental information. To place your listing, call (831) 459-4435 or fax the information to 459-5791. This week, the office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning October 4, the office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays only. The office is located in Room 56, Social Sciences 2.

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