April 16, 2001
"Disability, the Law and Higher Education"
On Tuesday, May 1, the Disability Resource Center will host a daylong program to discuss legal issues and address the impact of increasing numbers of complaints on university campuses relating to access, nondiscrimination, and accommodation of people with disabilities. The presenter will be Salome Heyward, a nationally known attorney and writer specializing in disability law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dr. Heyward will be discussing the impact of student program access requirements on faculty and staff, computing access, and employment issues. This program is designed so that people can choose to attend selectively or participate in all programs. Call (831) 459-2089 for more information. Free. All are welcome.
Fresh local organic produce
The Farm & Garden's Community Supported Agriculture program still has a few full shares available (half shares are sold out). Full shares are designed to feed about four people and cost $525 for the 22-week season. The weekly box contains about 10 different varieties of vegetables and some fruit. The cost of the share also includes access to the CSA Garden where you may pick your own herbs and flowers. The pickup site will either be at the base of campus or at the Farm. Contact Nancy Vail, CSA coordinator, (831) 459-4661 or email@example.com.
Child Care Services to hold open house
On display at the open house will be a beautiful quilt, created by Pele Fleming, who works in the Housing, Dining & Child Care Facilities Office, as a fundraiser for child care programs. The quilt incorporates pencil drawings of faces by children at the Children's Center, Granary Child Development Center, and School Age Center. A drawing for the quilt will begin at the open house. Proceeds will go toward the improvement of play yards in all UCSC child care programs.
At the open house, the campus community is invited to observe in the classrooms, meet staff and families, share refreshments, and see the quilt.
Surplus is having an auction
UC Receiving/Surplus Operations is looking for excess items--vehicles, equipment, tools, food service appliances, marine equipment--for its spring public auction. The auction will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the H Barn (next to Police and Parking Services). If you have items for the auction, use a surplus request form to list them and forward it to H Barn/Surplus Operations or contact Steve Goldie at (831) 459-2852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer day camp offers big fun at the UCSC Farm
The camp is designed to foster environmental awareness while encouraging children to cooperate and have fun outside. Campers will create their own garden beds, explore insects and herbs, and make garden-based crafts. Campers will be exposed to organic farming practices such as composting and soil care, and they will help apprentices in the UCSC ecological horticulture program harvest vegetables for the weekly market. In addition, campers will enjoy local wilderness excursions that include tours of the UCSC Arboretum, the Pogonip Open Space Preserve, and Wilder Ranch.
Fees are $135/week for members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and $150 for nonmembers. Call (831) 459-3240 for registration information.
Student Corps is back
The Career Center is pleased to announce the reintroduction of its Student Corps temporary student staffing service for UCSC's campus community. As of February 1, the pool of 23 students were working for a variety of campus units, doing typing, photocopying, filing, answering phones, reception backup, driving, directing traffic, posting flyers, cleaning, and setting up events. For more information (and to download the job-request form), visit the Student Corps web site.
Call for Intel ISEF judges
From May 6 to12, 1,200 high school students from nearly
50 countries will be in San Jose to participate in the Intel International Science
and Engineering Fair. Intel ISEF needs judges to review science and engineering projects.
All students have already won local or national science fairs and are now competing
for over $3 million in cash, prizes, and scholarships. The two top students will
be VIP guests of the next Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.
Free movies at the Student Center
Friday evenings at 7 p.m there are free movies at the Student Center. For more information call (831) 459-3167.
April 20 Scary Movie
Upcoming offerings from the Recreation Department
Recreation registration is now open to all UCSC students, staff, and faculty and to community members. There are still openings in many spring classes. To register, stop by the Recreation Office at the East Field House (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call (with a credit card) (831) 459-2806. There are still openings in backpacking, mountain biking, day trips, cpr classes, cooking classes, knitting, juggling, and gardening, to name a few. A few upcoming highlights follow:
"Climber as Visionary"--a seminar on the
"visionary effect," including a new video of High Sierra climbing with
Doug Robinson, on Saturday, April 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Classroom Unit 1. $5
students/$7 general admission; tickets available at the door. Doug Robinson runs
a climbing school in Silicon Valley called Moving Over Stone. His writing about climbing
and ski mountaineering is collected in A Night on the Ground, A Day in the Open.
For more information, call the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806.
Student Achievement Award applications due April 20
Student research will be celebrated during Student Achievement Week, May 29 through June 1. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their research projects, such as their senior thesis, to their division (Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences) for consideration for student achievement awards. Deans' Awards (10 from each division), Chancellor's Awards (three chosen from the 10 awarded by each division), and the Steck Award (chosen from the 15 Chancellor's Award recipients) will be presented at a ceremony at University House on Friday, June 1. The winning students, along with the faculty members who worked with them on their project, will attend the ceremony and are formally recognized by the chancellor and others for their work. Students interested in applying should contact their division or department office for information. The deadline to apply for these awards is Friday, April 20. For more information, contact Dianne Wright in the Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor's Office at (831) 459-5386, or email@example.com.
Women's Center invites young artists to exhibit their work
Children of UC staff, students, and faculty are invited to participate in a Children's Art Show, a celebration of children in our community. The show will take place at the Women's Center Gallery May 12-20. A reception/party for the show will be held on Sunday, May 13. Art may be in any medium and can even be a collaborative, intergenerational project. Artists must be between 3-13 years of age. The Women's Center is also looking for adults and/or children who would like to perform, recite, or even tell a story for the show's opening reception. For more information or to indicate your interest in participation in the show or the reception, contact Donna at (831) 458-1982 (between 5-7 p.m.) or Helen at (831) 459-2291.
Education Abroad Program recruiting for southern cycle programs
The Education Abroad Program is currently advising and accepting applications for the programs in the following countries: Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain.
Interested students may call (831) 459-2858, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Office of International Education, online or in person at 205 Classroom Unit Building. The last day students can receive an application for these programs is Monday, April 16.
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