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March 11, 2002
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Plants that attract hummingbirds will also be for sale.
Last year was a banner year for gophers, and this year is shaping up to be "pretty severe," according to workshop leader Thomas Wittman, who will share his tips on controlling and excluding gophers from 10 a.m. to noon at the Louise Cain Gatehouse. Wittman's talk will focus on nonpoison strategies of gopher control, including traps and exclusion.
Cost is $10; $5 for members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden. Fees are payable at the workshop. For more information, call (831) 459-3240.
Concurrent with the gopher talk will be a workshop for children, "Predators
on Our Farm." Sponsored by the Life Lab Science Program based at UCSC, this
workshop for children ages 7-11 will explore bats, owls, and other predators that
help control pests in the garden. Highlights include educational activities, a farm
tour, and videos. The children's workshop will take place on Saturday, March 16,
from 10 a.m. to noon in the Life Lab Garden Classroom at the UCSC Farm. Cost is $5
per child. Preregistration is required; for more information or to register, call
Join campus faculty and staff for a spring luncheon at University House on March
14, with sittings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The lunch is part of an ongoing University
Club series of themed lunches aimed at bringing together friends and colleagues from
around campus. The menu includes salad of baby greens with red onions, mushrooms,
and candied pecans; spring pasta salad with fresh asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried
tomatoes, and feta cheese; chicken Wellington Florentine or roasted vegetables Wellington,
honey-glazed carrots, and New York cheesecake with fresh fruit for dessert; coffee
and iced tea are also included. The cost is $11 per person, cash, check, or recharge.
Reservations are required; call (831) 459-5271 by 5 p.m. March 12.
The multicolored flowers on the quilt, a section of which is pictured right, incorporate pencil drawings of faces by children at the Children's Center, Granary Child Development Center, and School Age Center.
Child Care Services hopes to raise at least $3,000 by selling raffle tickets. If you are interested in selling tickets or would like to buy some for yourself, call (831) 459-2967 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets are also available downtown at the Treehouse, 121 Walnut Avenue. Several local businesses have donated gift certificates that will be given away as additional prizes. The benefit drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on May 14 at a Quilt Benefit Picnic next to the Children's Center.
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This year's Women
at Work Retreat will take place on Thursday and Friday,
May 16 and 17, at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. The retreat
focuses on career development issues, job-related skills, and networking among campus
staff. The retreat begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, and participants return to Santa
Cruz by 5 p.m. Friday. All nonprobationary full-time and part-time career staff up
to and including the level of PSS Grade I, as well as casual employees with two years
cumulative experience, are invited to apply. The cost is $95, which includes meals
and overnight accommodation. Campus supervisors have been asked to release time and
funding for those interested in attending. Applications
are available on the web and are due March 15. For more
information, call Connie Croker at (831) 459-2713.
If you haven't filed your taxes yet, here's an easy way
to support the search for a cure for breast cancer. Line 56 on the 2001 California
Income Tax Return Form 540 provides an opportunity to make a donation from your tax
refund--or add to your tax bill a contribution--to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
The California Breast Cancer Research
Program, which is administered by the University of California,
spearheads research efforts into the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment
of breast cancer.
California math and science students should know
that the deadline to apply to COSMOS (California State Summer School for Mathematics
and Science) at UCSC is March 15. This popular and selective summer program is open
to students completing grades 8-12 by summer 2002.
Whether you are looking for career direction, planning a job or career change,
or just want to learn career development skills you can apply in the future, the
Program is for you. Cosponsored by Training & Development and Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action, the program uses career development exercises and
activities to assist participants in developing long-term career strategies and planning
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story