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April 29, 2002
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The museum is located at 1305 East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Parking permits are available at the reception desk.) For more information, call the museum at (831) 420-6115 or Jennifer Kane at (831) 459-8316.
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Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood will address a range of issues at the Spring Staff
Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in the Media Theater, Room M110,
at the Theater Arts Center.
Later this month, Chancellor Greenwood will host the second annual free staff
breakfast, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Board. "Pancakes and Jazz with M.R.C."
will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Stevenson Dining Hall on Wednesday, May 22.
The Latin jazz quartet, Carne Cruda, will perform, and there will be raffle drawings
Sharon Davis, wife of Governor Gray Davis, will visit UCSC on Tuesday, April 30.
Chancellor Greenwood and other campus representatives will brief the state's "first
lady" on several programs, including the New Teacher Center and the Educational
Partnership Center. Her visit will include tours of the Seymour Marine Discovery
Center, where the meeting will take place, and Science Hill.
88.1 FM KZSC Santa Cruz, listener-supported, educational, public radio for the
masses (recent winner of the Silver in the 2002 Santa Cruz Metro's Readers' Choice
Awards) is holding its Spring 2002 Pledge Drive April 29 through May 12. Call (831)
459-2811 or 459-4036 to make a pledge. And check out the station
If you're looking for fun summer activities for the youngsters in your life, consider the Wildlands and Watering Cans Summer Day Camp at the UCSC Farm. Children ages 7 to 10 are invited to register for week-long sessions filled with hands-on gardening and wilderness activities.
Offered this year by the Life Lab Science Program and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the camp is designed to foster environmental awareness while encouraging children to cooperate and have fun outside. Children will make garden journals, go on bug walks, hike Pogonip, build bird feeders, and do lots more. Campers need to provide their own lunch and water bottle for each day.
Sessions are scheduled for June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19. The curriculum
will be repeated each week. Each session will serve 24 campers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The ratio of instructors to campers will be 1:6 to allow for close personal instruction.
Cost is $150 per session, or $135 for members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm &
Garden. Call (831) 459-2001 for more information or to request a registration packet.
Hiring new staff and hiring new faculty are among the most critical activities managers and leaders make on behalf of the university, yet few of us receive training beyond how to avoid legal challenges. Effective Interviewing!® is a behavior-based methodology that uses the recognized principle that past and present behavior are the best predictors of future performance.
Participants learn how to define jobs in competency terms and then apply an easy-to-use
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and predict future job performance. The seminar's interactive format promotes maximum
learning with role-play practice, feedback, live and videotape demonstrations. Participants
receive a 125-page manual with a set of convenient Pocket Pack review cards and audiocassette.
"Feminist Interventions: Rethinking South Asia" is the title of a conference
which will be held May 3 and 4 at UCSC. Participants include faculty from many UC
campuses as well as institutions around the U.S. Presentations will explore what
constitutes the subjects and studies of South Asia, including the issues of gender,
history, diasporas, visual cultures, and literatures. The conference is free and
open to the public; see the schedule
for location and session details. For more information contact Anjali Arondekar at
King Convocation Committee seeking input
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation Committee is seeking recommendations from
the campus community for next year's convocation speaker. Following the success of
this year's program with Alice Walker, they hope to bring to the campus a prominent
male speaker who can present an engaging and thought-provoking discussion of current
civil rights issues. Suggestions should be sent to the committee convener, Trink
Praxel, at email@example.com no
later than Friday, May 17. Anyone interested in joining the committee to develop
next year's convocation is welcome and should also contact Trink Praxel for further
Register for these classes through the UCSC Recreation Department at (831) 459-2806, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder Recertification
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