September 16, 2002
Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports will hold its annual
Fall Festival on Tuesday, September 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Upper
Field at the East Field House. The festival gives the campus community
an opportunity to check out the intramural program, recreation and physical
education classes, sports and recreation clubs, campus organizations and
resource centers, and student services. There'll be live music and dancing
and a fabulous BBQ dinner (free with a UCSC meal card or $8 for the general
public). Call (831) 459-2806 for more information.
The Recreation Office offers classes for all interests, from surfing
and CPR to cooking and rock climbing. Registration for recreation classes
begins for students on Tuesday, September 24, at 9 a.m. at the Recreation
Office, East Field House. On Wednesday, September 25, staff, faculty,
and community members may start registering for classes at the Recreation
Office beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.
Join UCSC students, faculty, staff, and their guests for a night at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.
Exclusive rides will include the Giant Dipper, Hurricane, Pirate Ship, Merry-go-round, Bumper Cars, Chaos, Wave Jammer, and Sky Glider. Exclusive activities will include Neptune's Kingdom, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and Boardwalk games of skill.
There's free bus transportation, free parking, and dancing to the sounds provided by a KZSC DJ. Your ticket includes $3 in Boardwalk bucks for food.
Tickets are available at all the colleges, the OPERS Fall Festival, and at the door. For more information, call the Porter College Activities Office at (831) 459-2857.
Three researchers affiliated with UCSC's new STEPS Institute for Innovation
in Environmental Research have been invited to appear on KUSP Radio's
Talk of the Bay program on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m.
John Thompson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director
of the STEPS Institute, Brent Haddad, associate professor of environmental
studies and associate director of the institute, and Lisa Sloan, associate
professor of Earth sciences, will discuss global environmental issues
with host Deanna Zachary.
The search is under way for a new vendor to replace the Whole Earth Restaurant, which closed in July because of financial difficulties.
The Graduate Student Governance Board, which owns the restaurant as part
of the Graduate Commons, is putting the final touches on bid packages
to be sent out to those who have expressed an interest in running the
restaurant. The board is also seeking a temporary vendor until a permanent
vendor is selected.
In the meantime, the Express Store across from the restaurant has expanded
its offerings, and is selling sushi and salads, as well as sandwiches.
Frozen and canned foods are also available, and there is a microwave on
the premises. The restaurant's outdoor dining area remains open.
A group exhibition, titled "Lines of Sight: Views of the U.S./Mexican Border," opens September 24 at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College. Lines of Sight is a traveling exhibition featuring contemporary views of the border by five artists from the United States and Mexico. Each artist is engaged with issues that address the cultural, economic, and political shifts of the U.S./Mexican border and the extension of the border beyond its physical boundaries. The show includes photographs, paintings, prints, sculpture, video, and a sound collage.
There will be a gallery reception on Monday, October 21, from 5 to 7:30
p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 8 p.m. in the Porter College Dining
Hall with artists Julián Cardona, Ricardo Duffy, Rubén Ortiz
Torres, and Yvonne Venegas, and moderated by Josh Kun. The reception will
have a live DJ, and both events are free and open to the public.