December 2, 2002
Norrie's Gift Shop at the Arboretum
is jam packed with gifts and decorations for the holiday season. Handmade
wreaths and ornaments, bamboo cutting boards, candles, and vases are among
the many decorative and functional items that will be showcased at the
Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
UCSC staff and faculty are invited to a special open house on Monday, December 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Everything in the shop, including plants and garden statuary, will be 10 percent off for this event.
Norrie's staff will be pouring cider and serving cookies at both events.
Free gift wrapping is always available. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Norrie's Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The Arboretum gardens are open seven days
a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
UCSC's Fire Department will be joined by area fire departments on Monday,
December 2, through Saturday, December 7, in propane gas training exercises.
The firefighting drills near the UCSC fire station will include propane
fires and flammable liquids, and large flames will probably be visible
beyond the immediate area at times. The fires will be fought in the afternoons,
weather permitting. Precautions have been taken to conform with air quality
The Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory is celebrating the holidays with its annual Jingle Shells Art and Book Festival on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Do your holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere, with live music, refreshments, children's crafts and storytelling, and free gift wrapping. The festival includes a wide variety of arts and crafts with ocean- and nature-related themes, plus special presentations and book signings by local authors and artists.
Entrance fees to the Seymour Center's exhibits, aquariums, and touch
tanks are waived during the entire day. All items in the Ocean Discovery
Shop will be on sale at 15 percent off. Arts and crafts available at the
festival will include pottery, jewelry, art glass, art prints, photographs,
and more. Proceeds from the sale directly support the center's marine
science education programs.
UCSC Arts & Lectures has just added a new show to its 2002-03 season
featuring an evening with four extraordinary Texas singer/songwriters:
Joe Ely and John
Hiatt. The concert will take place on Monday, February 17, at 8 pm
at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
The first Steering Committee meeting for the Women at Work Retreat 2003
is Thursday, December 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room D of the Bay Tree
Conference Center. There are a variety of ways to get involved: publicity,
desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, fundraising, program development,
hospitality, eligibility, and much more. For more information, contact
Kim Hughes at (831) 459-5887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the Office of Sponsored Projects, the University Controller's Office, and the Payroll/Personnel System Office, Staff Human Resources (SHR) will be moving from its current campus location to an off-campus site located at 2901 Mission Street Extension, across the street from the University Business Park.
The entire core Staff HR functions will be moving, including Consulting Services, Benefits, Training & Development, Labor Relations, Employment, Compensation, SHR Technology Support, and SHR Administration. Vocational Rehabilitation, SHR Technical Training, and the Kerr Hall computer labs will remain at their current on-campus locations.
The Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School is offering a Wilderness First Aid and WFR Recertification class on December 7 and 8. The two-day course is used by many organizations to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to trip leaders, guides, and rescue team members. For full details, go to the course description in the Recreation Department's online catalog.
The cost of the class is $100/UCSC students; $145/non-UCSC students.
For more information or to register, call (831) 459-2806 or stop by the
Recreation Office to pay with cash or check.
In response to the bombing attacks that killed nearly 200 people in Bali and wiped out a huge area of Kuta Beach, the Santa Cruz community gathered for a gala "Bali Crisis Relief" dinner and benefit performance at Louden Nelson Center November 9. Numerous community members who know and love Bali contributed to the success of the event, which included an exhibit of art photographs of Bali, gourmet Indonesian food, a Balinese Bazaar, a slide show of Balinese images, and a performance by the 18-member UCSC Balinese Gamelan Angklung "Swarasanti," directed by music professor Linda Burman-Hall. The benefit was a huge success, raising nearly $11,000.
Those who missed the event and wish to make a tax-deductible contribution
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