Stonewall Center plans open house
The Stonewall Center, an educational resource
center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the
Five College community, is hosting an open house on Thursday,
Sept. 7, 4-6 p.m. in Crampton House in Southwest.
Munchies and beverages will be available.
The event is not wheelchair accessible. For information, call
TIAA-CREF retirement counseling sessions
TIAA-CREF is offering retirement counseling
sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept.
14, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in 901 Lincoln Campus Center.
Employees with questions about the Optional Retirement Program,
tax-deferred annuities or retirement savings are welcome to attend.
Space is limited. Reserve a space by calling Kathleen Maida at
(800) 842-2004 through the TIAA-CREF Web site (www.tiaa-cref.org/moc).
Mullins Center holds part-time job fair
The Mullins Center is conducting a part-time
job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m. in the Massachusetts
Room on the center's third floor.
Supervisors will be on hand to discuss openings in the box office,
operations and event services.
Those who cannot attend the event may also apply in-person during
business hours at the Mullins Center management offices on the
second floor. For additional information, call 5-3001.
Margulis to address Retired Faculty
The first fall meeting of the Retired Faculty
Association is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13 in 904-908 Lincoln
The guest speaker will be Distinguished University Professor Lynn
Margulis of the Department of Geosciences, who will discuss "Evolution
and the Changing Earth."
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with coffee, followed by a business
at 10:30. Margulis will speak at 11.
All retired faculty and librarians, their spouses and surviving
spouses are welcome. The association extends a special invitation
to recently retired persons.
Tours of the Du Bois Library will be offered
Sept. 5-8 and 11-15 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tours leave
from the entrance lobby and last about 45 minutes. Students, faculty,
staff, and community members are invited to attend. Tours are
also available at other times by appointment. Call the Reference
Desk (5-0150) to arrange a group or individual tour.
Call the Biological Sciences Library (5-2674) or the Physical
Sciences and Engineering Library (5-1370) to arrange tours in
the science libraries.
Research services and resources session
for new faculty
New faculty are invited to attend a luncheon
presentation titled "Introduction to Sponsored Research Services
and Resources" on Friday, Sept. 22 from noon-2 p.m. in the
Top of the Campus restaurant.
Each year Bruce McCandless, director of the Office of Research
Affairs, presents the program for new faculty to introduce the
"lay of the land" regarding sponsored research activities
New faculty interested in attending should contact Bev Strakose
in the Office of Research Affairs at 5-5283 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Walk-in TB testing clinics
University Health Services (UHS) will be
holding walk-in TB testing clinics for new students and employees
in the Lincoln Campus Center. The clinics will be held from 9
a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
The dates and locations are as follows: Sept. 6, 8, 11, 13, 15,
18, 20, 25, 27 and 29 in room 168C; Sept. 22 in room 811-815.
On those dates, appointments for TB tests to be performed or read
will not be available at the Health Center.
Call UHS Patient Services' representatives (7-5101) for more information.
Eldercare support group forming
The Employee Assistance Program is forming
a support group this fall for staff and faculty members who are
caring for elderly relatives or other family members. The meetings
will be held every two weeks at the University Health Services.
A time has not been established and input from potential participants
would be useful. The most likely times would be either noon-1
p.m., or 4-5 p.m.
Employees who are interested or need more information should contact
Elizabeth Holtzman at 5-0350 or by e-mail (email@example.com).
Volunteer readers needed by Disability
The campus has many students who are blind
or visually impaired and need assistance to read course materials.
The Student Support Program is looking for volunteers to read
textbooks, handouts, articles, assignments and examinations.
To volunteer or to obtain more information, contact Ginger at
Disability Services, 231 Whitmore, 5-0892.
Early payroll deadline for Labor Day
Labor Day will be observed as a holiday on
Monday, Sept. 4. All departments should submit Weekly Time and
Attendance Reports and student and non-student payroll by noon
on Friday, Sept. 1.
Whipple, Rudy to speak at Sports Luncheon
Football coach Mark Whipple and women's soccer
coach Jim Rudy will be the featured speakers at the weekly Sports
Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at noon in 1009 Lincoln Campus
The cost is $6.50 per person. Call 5-4289 for reservations.
Volunteers needed for New Student Convocation
Faculty, staff and other University community
members are needed to serve as ushers and greeters at the annual
New Student Convocation on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Mullins
All University community members are invited to participate in
welcoming the Class of 2004.
Volunteers should report to the north doors of the Mullins Center
7 p.m. Attire for the event is casual -- organizers suggest that
people wear UMass attire.
For information, contact Michael Wiseman, Office of Greek Affairs,
Survival Center sponsors used furniture
The Amherst Survival Center is holding a
used furniture sale on the Amherst Town Common on Saturday, Sept.
9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The center is accepting donations of items for the sale, including
tables, bed frames, chairs and couches. Items may be dropped by
appointment or brought to the common on the day of the sale. Home
pickup in the local area may also be arranged in the 10-day period
preceding the sale.
The center charges $7 per donated item to cover disposal cost
for unsold furniture. For information, call 549-3968.
Central Gallery taking proposals for
Central Gallery (formerly Wheeler Gallery)
is accepting proposals from local artists for solo or group exhibitions
during the 2001-02 academic year.
Proposals should include a one-page project description, a statement
by the artists and their resumes and exhibition records, 20 slides
and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Send proposals to Central Gallery, Attn: Proposals 2001, 15 Curry