April 23, 2001
Spring is the perfect time to visit the herb garden at Oakes College
Off the beaten path, at the southern edge of Oakes College across from the Provost's House, is a garden designed, developed, and maintained by Oakes groundskeepers Steven Hendrickson and Louis Dioszegi. Fenced to keep out deer, the garden has a wide variety of herbaceous perennials just beginning to burst into bloom after a dormant winter. The garden, which has benches, shade trees, and a view down the meadow to the ocean, is open for all to enjoy.
Information sessions for assistant professors
Academic Human Resources will hold information sessions for assistant professors on Wednesday, May 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 325 McHenry Library, and Thursday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to noon in 325 McHenry Library (you only need to attend one session). These sessions are intended to help assistant professors understand some of the policies and procedures in academic personnel reviews. Contact Nancy Furber, Academic Human Resources, (831) 459-4779 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Workshop on "Disability, the Law, and Higher Education"
The UCSC Disability Resource Center will host a daylong program, titled "Disability,
the Law, and Higher Education," on Tuesday, May 1. The presenter
This program is designed so that audience members may choose to attend selectively, based on their areas of interest, or participate in all programs.
Morning sessions: Music Recital Hall
Afternoon session: College Eight Red Room
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 was 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.
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.
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 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.
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