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August 6, 2001

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Name change in the works for Office of Accounts Receivable

The Office of Accounts Receivable will use this current fiscal year to formally transition its name to the Office of Student Business Services. As part of the Business and Administrative Services Division, accounts receivable is under the
umbrella of Financial Services. The new name better describes the diverse number of services provided by the office, which include:

Student/Employee Debt Management
Student Loan Counseling and Collections
Student Deferred Payment Plan
Campus Cash Management
Student Direct Deposit and check disbursement
Student and Sundry Accounts Receivable
Sundry Debtor billing - SIS/BR module owner
Employee Emergency Loan Program

The Office of Student Business Services is located in room 203 at the Hahn Student Services Building; hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Wondering what to do with that old monitor?

Don't throw it in the trash. It's now against the law to discard TVs or computer monitors as trash. Recent regulatory changes require these items to be recycled through Campus Surplus (a free service) or disposed of as hazardous waste (expensive). Contact Steve Goldie in Campus Surplus at (831) 459-2852 to arrange for recycling.

For more information, check the
Campus Surplus web page or the EH&S web page, which includes information on what to do with broken or shattered units.

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.

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.

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 this 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 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. 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 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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