June 9, 2003
A proposed burn of an area of Wilder Ranch State Park is scheduled for
June 10. The date is tentative, as changes in burning conditions can happen
on a daily basis. The burn will be approximately 20 acres and may be proximate
to UCSC-owned property. The UCSC Fire Department will be present at the
burn site with a standby engine for the duration of the burn. Smoke should
not migrate onto the campus. Smoke columns and the smell of smoke may
be noticed, depending on weather conditions.
It's time for UCSC faculty and staff to apply for 2003-04 parking permits
and commute programs. If you want to receive your parking permit and/or
bus pass through campus mail before June 30, submit your online application
by Monday, June 16. Save time by applying
If you are the holder of a UCSC Multi-Year Parking Permit and/or a Multi-Year Transportation Program, your current parking permit and/or transportation program item(s) is valid through December 31, 2003, and you do not need to renew at this time.
a wide variety of organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers, the UCSC Farm's
popular market cart returns to the base of campus beginning Tuesday, June
10. Look for salad mix, lettuce, carrots, beets, chard, kale, and flowers
in the first few weeks of the season. The cart is open noon to 6 p.m.
on Tuesdays and Fridays, at the corner of Bay and High Streets.
All proceeds benefit the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable
Food Systems' apprenticeship program in ecological horticulture. For more
information, call (831) 459-3248.
UC is implementing the Staff and Academic Reduction in Time (START) Program to address serious budget cuts facing the university. The parameters of the program have been finalized and it will be available at UCSC July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005.
Nonprobationary career staff and academic personnel, except those in faculty and student academic titles, are eligible to participate in START. Participation requires the approval of the department head and the principal administrative officer.
Academic Information Systems will be holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, June 19, to present another aspect of the new AIS program. The topic for this meeting is Degree Audit and Advising Support: Approach and Deliverables, which should be of interest to those who work with students. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Media Theater. In addition, the project director, Mark Cianca, will give updates on the Enterprise Portal, AIS reporting, and the project timeline.
With the exception of a few days, the OPERS Wellness Center will be open throughout the summer. Here are details of the schedule during finals week and for the rest of the summer.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story