On-campus applications for classified posts
Any campus employee who wishes to apply for a classified
position during the period from June 29 to Dec. 31, 2003 must
submit a new Employee Application for a Classified Job Vacancy.
Applications will remain in effect for a six-month period.
University Club closes for summer
The University Club's last day of service for the
academic year will be June 27.
The club will reopen Sept. 2.
Winter School for Turf Managers
The Winter School for Turf Managers is now accepting
applications for the 2004 session, scheduled for Jan. 5 to Feb.
20. The seven-week course provides students with the concepts
essential to professional maintenance of high quality turf.
The deadline for application is Sept. 15.
The Winter School for Turf Managers is intended especially for
professionals who want to expand their skills and advance in their
career, but cannot schedule a two- or four-year program. Winter
School is most appropriate for men and women associated with the
management of golf courses, athletic fields, parks, industrial
grounds, municipal and private grounds, fine lawns, and other
fine quality turf situations. Winter School classes are taught
by University faculty and staff as well as renowned turf industry
Space is limited, and a high school diploma is required. Twenty-one
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon successful
completion of the course.
The CEUs can be applied towards GCSAA renewal of certification.
In addition, this course has been approved for pesticide applicator
contact hours in the New England states. Most other states accept
this approval towards their own applicator licensing and certification
For a brochure and applications, contact Winter School for Turf
Managers, Division of Continuing Education, at 5-2484 or by e-mail
Information also is available online (www.umassturf.org).
Limited licenses for Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro
The Office of Information Technologies has purchased
a limited number of Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro licenses for redistribution
to faculty, staff and graduate students.
Acrobat is used to produce PDF files for National Science Foundation
and other grant proposal submissions. The full product price for
this new version is $400, upgrade price $135. OIT has 100 licenses
available at the one-time price of $25 per license.
Call 5-9730 for details on acquiring a copy. Product details are
available at the Adobe website (www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/main.html).
Subjects wanted for driving simulation
The Human Performance Lab is carrying out an experiment
on its driving simulator and a number of subjects are to help
in the study.
The experiment takes about 1 hour, 25 minutes and participants
will be paid $15 in cash. Subjects must be at least 18 who have
held a valid U.S. driver's license for at least one year.
The lab is located in a white trailer at the west end of Marston
To schedule a time, call 5-3393 or 6-3053 and leave a message
or send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Volunteers needed for therapeutic riding program
The Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association
is looking for volunteers to assist with its summer program for
riders with disabilities.
Help is needed Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Hadley Farm,
starting July 8. Volunteers also are needed Monday through Thursday
in Belchertown. The times vary.
Volunteer orientation will be held the week of June 30.
For information, call Pat Barry at 283-9912.
Library hours to change for second summer
Library hours for the second Summer Session, which
begins July 14, are expected to change. Patrons should check the
Library website (www.library.umass.edu)
or call 5-0414 for updates.
Electronics, batteries, toner cartridges can
The Office of Waste Management's Intermediate Processing
Facility can recycle a number of unusual items from campus offices.
Batteries, which contain heavy metals and toxins, should be packaged
and sent via Campus Mail to "Recycling -- IPF."
For electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions and lab
instruments, offices should complete an Equipment Inventory Change
Form available from Karen Roy (7-1597). OWM will arrange a pickup.
Toner cartridges should be placed in the original box or an envelope
and sent to the IPF.
HomeSharing participants wanted
If you are a friendly, upbeat person looking for
affordable housing or if you live in a home with extra space and
would like to accommodate someone to help with overnight presence,
childcare, elder care, yard work, housework, etc., you might benefit
from the HomeSharing Program.
The program helps people match needs with assets and abilities.
Anyone interested in elder care matches should call Paulie Sicard
(773-5555, x297); those seeking a child care match should call
Ashleigh Sullivan (5-4466). Either person can answer general questions
about the program.
HomeSharing is funded by the Town of Amherst, Franklin County
Home Care Corporation, Highland Valley Elder Services and undergraduate
Independence Day will be observed as a holiday
on Friday, July 4. Most University offices will be closed.
Due to the observance of the Independence Day holiday
on Friday, July 4, paychecks will be issued on Thursday, July
3. The checks are for the pay period of June 15-28.
TIAA-CREF counseling sessions
TIAA-CREF is offering one-on-one counseling appointments
at the Treasurer's Office, Presidents Building, 2nd floor, 100
Venture Way in Hadley on the following dates:
July 23, 24; Aug. 13, 14; Sept. 10, 11; Oct. 8, 9; Nov. 5, 6;
or Dec. 10 and 11.
This is an opportunity for employees to meet with a TIAA-CREF
individual consultant who can assist in planning their financial
future. The consultant will answer any questions about TIAA-CREF
accounts, including investment allocation, distribution options,
projected retirement benefits and loans.
In addition, employees can discuss additional investment opportunities
with TIAA-CREF, such as tuition savings programs, mutual funds,
To schedule a counseling appointment, visit the TIAA-CREF website
or call Marian Morgante at TIAA-CREF's New England Regional Office
at (800) 842-2004.
Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Town water line improvements affect traffic
north of campus
The Amherst Department of Public Works is cleaning
and cement-lining 9,600 feet of water mains along three roads
north of campus.
Commuters are advised that the work is scheduled for North Pleasant
Street from Eastman Lane north to Pine Street, Sunder-land Road
from Pine Street to Cowls Road and all of Cowls Road.
The project will be done in 500-foot sections and traffic will
be disrupted in the construction zone, according to DPW officials.
The work, which is intended to improve water quality, may cause
temporary interruptions in service or discoloration of water.
Flushing a faucet for several minutes should clear the water up.
People living in the affected area should monitor channel 17 ACTV
where the DPW will post and update the construction schedule.
For more information, call or e-mail Bob Pariseau at 256-4050,
ext. 13, (pariseau@
WFCR hosts nine-day trip to Berlin in October
Public radio station WFCR-FM, in partnership with
Cross-Culture of Amherst, is hosting a nine-day trip to Berlin,
Germany from Oct. 11-19.
In the company of an expert guide and WFCR music director John
Montanari, participants will visit Berlin's great concert halls,
and the city's famed museums that house the treasures of centuries.
Highlights of the trip will include guided bus and walking tours
of Berlin, including an afternoon on Museum Island, with its famous
Pergamon Museum; a day in Potsdam with a guided tour of Sans Souci
Palace, the historic center of Old Potsdam, and the Cecilienhof
Palace, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference; internationally renowned,
exciting contemporary architecture such as Frank Gehry's DG Bank
Building, British architect Sir Norman Foster's glass dome of
the Reichstag, Daniel Liebeskind's Jewish Museum and Renzo Piano's
work in the Sony Center.
Participants also will enjoy three concerts in Berlin's finest
concert halls, including the opera "Elektra," by Richard
Strauss and the ballet "La Bayadère," with music
by Ludwig Minkus, both at the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden,
and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under André Previn,
performing at the Philharmonie in a program that includes the
Beethoven Violin Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Richard
Strauss's "Symphonia Domestica."
Information is available online (www.wfcr.org)
or by calling Katie Wright at 5- 4213.
Summer tour schedule
Campus tours leave from the Robsham Visitors Center
at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Information sessions also are being held weekdays at 12:30 p.m.
during June, July and August. The sessions are usually held in
the Lincoln Campus Center, but guests should call the Visitors
Center (5-0306) for the daily room location.
The Visitors Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Campus mail use policy
Campus mail service is provided to students, faculty
and staff of the Five College community for correspondence and
Outside groups, businesses, charities and other unrelated agencies
may not use the campus mail.
Contract vendors may be granted certain mailing privileges if
proper approval is acquired from the Procurement office.
Chain letters of any kind are expressly prohibited.
Parking Services summer office hours
Parking Services is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-3:45
p.m, through Aug. 29.