February 12, 2001
One of the activities that made this year's First Night celebration a success was the Community Quilt project, designed by quilt artist and UCSC staff member Pele Fleming. Working at tables just off Pacific Avenue, participants of all ages took house-shaped quilt pieces and created statements about their concept of home with paint, fabric, beads, and glitter. The "houses" were then tied together on the fence next to the work tables. The project was sponsored by the William James Association. A permanent location for the completed quilt has yet to be found, according to Fleming, but it will be on display at the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association's annual quilt show February 24 and 25 at the Watsonville Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Meet colleagues and friends at the University Club lunch
Join campus faculty and staff at the University Club luncheon at University House on Thursday, February 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The soup and salad buffet lunch will feature sizzling Greek salad, fresh-baked sourdough bread bowls with New England clam chowder or minestrone soup, gourmet cheeses and breads, and miniature cheesecakes, pies, and tarts for dessert. Beverages are also included. The cost is $11 per person (cash, check, or recharge), and reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on February 13. For more information or to make a reservation, call (831) 459-5271.
Sweet News: See's chocolates are back!
Help support the Women at Work Retreat Scholarship Fund by purchasing See's chocolate bars in four delicious flavors. The W@W 2001 Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to help with sales. It's easy--it sells itself; it's fun-- people love you when you have chocolate; and it's for a great cause. If you would like to be the bearer of good things to your work area, contact Judy Scarborough at (831) 459-2697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change in procedures for Interlibrary Loan
The University Library is changing procedures for borrowing from UC Berkeley and the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF). All loans from UCB and NRLF will be handled through the Interlibrary Loan office the same way books are borrowed from the other UC campuses. To complete the transition, the UCSC Library needs currently loaned materials to be returned by March 2001. These are books with a "blue strap" attached to the front binding. Materials with the "yellow strap" (loaned under other ILL systems) are not affected. For more information, contact Deborah Turner, head of access services, at (831) 459-5114.
Openings for noontime massages still available
The Holistic Program is offering lunch-break chair massages from some of the program's top students at several campus locations. Massages are 20 minutes long, cost $10, and will be offered on February 15 and 22 and March 8. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (831) 459-2806.
Recreation Department offers class in wilderness first aid
A class in Wilderness First Aid, taught by the staff of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stevenson 175, Stevenson College. This course is used by many organizations to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to trip leaders, guides, and rescue team members. Topics include patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injuries, fractures, dislocations, hypothermia, heat illness, and altitude sickness. Emphasis is placed on principles of treatment and decision making, not memorization of lists. Sign up in advance. Cost is $85 for UCSC students, $120 for non-UCSC students. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.
Summer jobs for students at the Conference Office
The Conference and Summer Housing Office will begin recruiting for over 30
Voice and Language Technology Forum
The Voice and Language Technology Forum brings together distinguished academic and professional linguists along with voice technology leaders and industry analysts. The forum was founded in October by General Magic of Sunnyvale in conjunction with faculty from UCSC, UC San Diego, and Stanford University. It sponsors events for linguists and technologists to network and share information regarding language and voice. Founding members include UCSC linguistics professors Geoffrey Pullum, William Ladusaw, and Jorge Hankamer.
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