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July 9, 2001

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Andrew Gunther, general trade book buyer, organizes books at the new bookstore.
photo: Mary Ann Dewey
Bookstore opens across the plaza

Bay Tree Bookstore staff have been working feverishly to ready their spacious new facility for today's opening. Wearing T-shirts saying "Finally! The Book Store Moves In!," they spent July 5, 6, and 7 unpacking and setting up new displays. (See article on all the features of the new bookstore.) The campus community is invited to stop by and check out the expanded selections in all departments.

TAPS survey winners announced

The following faculty and staff members each won $100 for filling out the TAPS spring survey:

Mary-Beth Harhen
Jesse Silva
Brett Hall
Marilyn Stevens
Terry Mast

Gear up for summer

The Outdoor Equipment Rental Center at the Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports (OPERS) can help you gear up for any trip or outdoor adventure this summer. The center is open to all students, staff, and faculty; it rents camping and mountaineering gear, water-sports equipment, and bicycle gear at extremely reasonable prices. Summer hours--Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m.--are in effect through August 9. The rental shop is located upstairs in the East Field House. For more information, call (831) 459-2800.

Art: Lynn Zachreson
Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting and Silent Auction July 28
The 13th Annual UCSC Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. outside at the Baskin Visual Arts Center Courtyard. All are welcome.

This year the event will also feature alumni chefs and restaurateurs preparing tasty hors d'oeuvres and desserts to accompany the outstanding wines. Alumnus Gino Raugi and his trio will be playing jazz.

The cost is $30 per person for the general public and $27 for Alumni Association members and their guests. All proceeds go directly to the UCSC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. for more information, contact the Alumni Association at (831) 459-2530

Discounts on Shakespeare Santa Cruz performances after the wine tasting are also available. (Details)

Organic produce at the Farm market cart Tuesdays and Fridays

The campus's popular market cart, located at the corner of Bay and High Streets, is overflowing with fresh organic produce and lovely flower bouquets each Tuesday and Friday afternoon from noon until 6 p.m.

The cart is open through the summer and into the fall. All proceeds benefit the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems' apprenticeship program in ecological horticulture. For more information, call (831) 459-3248.

Summer hours for campus eateries

  • Whole Earth Restaurant (831-426-8255) - Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The restaurant will be closed for a few days during the move to the new location. See story)
  • Cowell Coffee Shop (831-459-2710) - Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • College Eight/Oakes Dining Hall, Merrill Dining Hall, and Cowell Dining Hall are serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the campus community through the summer. Lunch hours are from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. For a complete listing of hours and information on reduced-priced meal packets, call Dining Services at (831) 459-4529.

Women at Work offers group tickets for Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Shakespeare Santa Cruz logoAgain this year, Women at Work is offering staff and faculty the opportunity to purchase reduced-price group tickets for three performances of Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Tickets for these three performances are $16.

  • July 27, 8 p.m., Festival Glen, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • August 3, 8 p.m., Festival Glen, She Stoops to Conquer

  • August 10, 8 p.m., Theater Arts Mainstage, Macbeth

To learn more about the plays and the festival, visit the Shakespeare Santa Cruz 20th Season web site. To get tickets, fill out an order form--distributed throughout campus and on the Women at Work web site--or contact Diana Sue Miller at (831) 459-2882 or smiller@cats.ucsc.edu. Orders must be submitted and paid for by noon on July 23.

Staff and faculty mentors sought

The Page and Eloise Smith Scholastic Society is bringing together UCSC alumni, faculty, and staff to serve the educational aspirations of UCSC students who are foster children, wards of the court, and orphans. There will be over 40 of these students on campus next fall. They will receive scholarships from the Page and Eloise Smith Scholastic Society, but they will also need other help.

Can you help someone through the registration process? Could you correspond occasionally via e-mail with a student needing advice about a major? Perhaps you could help a new student connect with just the right faculty member to explore their visions or goals. If you are interested in any level of mentorship relationship with a current student who has been a foster child, ward of the court, or orphan, please contact Lynn Zachreson in the Alumni Office at ( 831) 459-5842.

Special memberships to Long Marine Lab for faculty and staff

Wondering where to take all those out-of-town guests this summer? The Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab is the perfect place for all ages. And the Friends of Long Marine Lab are offering special "Sea Slug" memberships to faculty and staff just in time for summer. By joining at the special rate of $25/individual or $40/family, you will receive free unlimited admission to Seymour Center for one year; the quarterly newsletter Discovery; invitations to special events, a 10 percent discount at the Ocean Discovery Shop, priority registration for summer day camps; facility rental opportunities; and recognition in Seymour Center publications. For information on how to become a Sea Slug member, call (831) 459-4568

Construction update

Currents is now providing monthly 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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