June 23, 2003
A giant antenna on the East Field will mark the Field Day site operated by the UCSC student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers June 27 to 29.
Field Day is a yearly emergency preparedness drill for amateur radio
operators nationwide. Ham radio operators throughout the country will
make as many contacts with other hams as they can.
Members of the campus community are invited to stop by on Saturday, June
28, from noon to 6 p.m. or Sunday, June 29, before noon to learn more
about ham radio. For more information about UCSC's participation in Field
Day, see the earlier story
For the first time ever, the UCSC Outdoor Rental Office is opening its doors this summer to the Santa Cruz community. Items available for rent include: tents, kayaks, backpacks, sleeping bags, surfboards, wetsuits and booties, stoves, and rain gear by makers such as Osprey, Mountain Hardwear, Sierra Designs, Hotline, and MSR. Stop by and take a look.
Outdoor Rentals Office is located on the second floor of the East Field
House. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. from June 19 to
August 14. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance. For
more information, call (831) 459-2800.
A public hearing will be held on June 25 regarding the Draft Focused
Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) prepared by the University of California
for the Humanities and Social Sciences Facility project to be located
on what is now a parking lot northwest of Cowell College. The meeting
will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the offices of the UCSC Environmental
Assessment Group (EAG) at 515 Swift Street in Santa Cruz.
The new facility would provide approximately 51,550 assignable square
feet of space for the Division of Humanities and the Education Department
of the Division of Social Sciences. Planners will provide a description
of the project and its environmental effects, and members of the public
will be invited to give oral comments on the Draft EIR.
Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the McHenry Library
and at the main branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library. Copies of the
Draft EIR may also be purchased from the UCSC Environmental Assessment
Group for the cost of duplication. For additional information or to request
accommodations for persons with disabilities, call Christine Aldecoa at
Students from nine regional community colleges had the time of their
lives during a spring bus tour of three UC campuses in Southern California.
TTP coordinated the second annual tour with participation from directors
of numerous community college programs that serve primarily underrepresented
students. Students and counselors from the following colleges participated:
Skyline College, Mission College, San Jose City College, Cañada
College, College of San Mateo, Monterey Peninsula College, Cabrillo College,
Gavilan College, and Hartnell College.
The tour helped students explore their options and increase their understanding
of the opportunities available at the different UC campuses. A student
tour guide at UCSB explained what is expected of transfer students, while
a panel organized by UCLAs Student Transfer Outreach Mentor Program
(STOMP) gave university students a chance to share their experiences.
At UCSD, tour participants heard from members of several student organizations,
including the National Society of Black Engineers, the California Alliance
for Minority Participation, the All Campus Transfer Association, and the
Hispanic Engineers Association.
Everything from photo and video equipment to furniture, cars and trucks will be on sale at the 7th Annual UCSC Public Auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. The auction will take place at H Barn near the main entrance to campus. Potential customers may preview the items beginning at 8 a.m. Checks with proper identification will be accepted. All items are sold as is. A list of items for sale, by category, is available online. For more information, call (831) 459-2852.
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.
The OPERS Wellness Center will be open throughout the summer except
for the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Hours are Mon./Wed./Fri. 6:30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.; Tues./Thurs. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat./Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story