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Celebrate spring on May 15 with strawberry shortcake at the Farm

Astonomer Reta Beebe to give community talk May 15

Open forum on faculty and staff housing May 20

Outdoor Rental Center is having a surplus sale

Alumni Association invites nominations for annual awards

Bike Week 2002 offers a variey of activities

HR is offering information sessions for assistant professors

Construction update

May 13, 2002

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Celebrate spring on May 15 with strawberry shortcake at the Farm

strawberry shortcakeNothing 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 navail@cats.ucsc.edu or Lisa Mosca at (831) 459-3336 or verbena@cats.ucsc.edu. Rain cancels the event.
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Astronomer Reta Beebe to give community talk May 15

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.

Beebe is a planetary astronomer, an expert on Jupiter and Saturn, and the author of Jupiter: The Giant Planet, published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. For many years, she has helped plan and manage NASA missions, including the early Voyager mission to the giant planets. Her main research focus has been measuring and studying the clouds and winds in the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. She is now also very interested in the newly detected giant planets orbiting other stars.
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Open forum on faculty and staff housing May 20

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 site.

John Simpson, campus provost and executive vice chancellor, has directed the committee to review current housing policy.
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The Outdoor Rental Center is having a surplus sale

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 (831) 459-2800.
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The Alumni Association invites nominations for annual awards

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.

The nomination deadline for 2002-03 awards is Friday, May 31. Questions? Call (800) 933-SLUG, or e-mail the association at alumni@cats.ucsc.edu.
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Bike Week 2002 offers a variety of activities

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.

For more information, go to the Bike Week 2002 web site or  call (831) 423-9569.
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Academic Human Resources is offering information sessions for assistant professors

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 furber@cats.ucsc.edu, to register.
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Construction update

Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services web site and the Physical Planning and Construction web site.
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