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May 13, 2002
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Nothing ushers in spring like a plate heaped high with fresh organic strawberries and whipped cream, so head to the UCSC Farm on Wednesday, May 15, for the annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival from 4 to 6 p.m.
Homegrown bluegrass music and hayrides will complement the delicious Farm-baked shortcake that takes center stage during this annual open house, which includes a Farm tour at 5 p.m. A $5 donation will support low-income shares in the Farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and for the first time this year, a silent auction will help raise funds for the CSA.
For more information about CSAs or the Strawberry Shortcake Festival, contact
Nancy Vail at (831) 459-4661 or email@example.com or Lisa Mosca at (831) 459-3336
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain cancels the event.
Reta Beebe, professor of astronomy at New Mexico State University, will give a
free public lecture, titled "Our Giant Planets and Their Remote Siblings,"
on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Long Marine Lab's Seymour Marine Discovery Center. A reception
will follow the presentation.
Faculty-staff housing is the subject of an open forum from noon to 1:45 p.m. on
Monday, May 20, at the Media Theater, Room M110. All faculty and staff members are
invited to attend and offer their input. Comments about housing are also encouraged
at the Campus Welfare Committee web
Tents, surfboards, wetsuits, booties, sleeping bags, and
much more--all at great discount prices at the OPERS Outdoor Rental Center Surplus
Sale on Thursday, May 30. Students get first crack from noon to 3 p.m. and must show
current student ID. Staff and faculty may purchase items from 3 to 5 p.m. with current
ID. First come, first serve, and all sales are final. For more information, call
Each year the UCSC Alumni Association invites the university community to submit applications for the association's Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Staff Award, and Alumni Achievement Award. Recipients of the awards receive recognition and a $500 cash award at a luncheon in their honor. Each of these awards is explained in detail and a list of past recipients is provided on the Alumni Association web site.
To make an award nomination, submit the nomination
form with a statement (200-word minimum) describing your nominee's qualifications.
The form may be submitted on the web or mailed to the UCSC Alumni Association, Carriage
House, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064.
Santa Cruz County Bike Week 2002, May 12-18, includes many fun, educational activities designed to get people to commute by bike. Bicycle safety classes, a $1,000 drawing, bike tours, a slide show of a bicycle-friendly town in Germany, and a free breakfast on Bike to School/Work Day are just a few.
On Bike to School/Work Day, May 16, there will be three UCSC breakfast sites--at the top of the bike path, the Women's Center, and the Bike Co-op (in its new location in the old Whole Earth Building). A complete list of breakfast sites can be found by following the links on the web site.
There will also be a commute race on May 14. The race will pit a cyclist against a car driver, a bus rider, and a bike-to-shuttle rider and will conclude at the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall. The goal of the race is to demonstrate how feasible--and quick--it is to commute by bike to UCSC.
Information sessions for assistant professors will be held on Tuesday, May 14,
from 3 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at 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 email@example.com,
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