Subjects needed for weight training study
The Department of Exercise Science is looking for
healthy male and female volunteers (ages 18-39) to participate
in a research study this fall to examine how genetics affect the
way a person responds to weight training. Subjects must not have
lifted weights with the upper body for the previous 12 months.
Participants will receive 24 supervised weight training sessions,
a personalized workout program and $150 upon completion of the
study. For information, call Amy or Maria at 5-4959.
Registration open for UMass Extension's Green School
UMass Extension is accepting registrations for its
annual Green School to be held Oct. 8 through Dec. 18 in Marlborough.
Green School is a comprehensive educational training
program for green industry professionals presented by the UMass
Extension Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry Program in cooperation
with the UMass Extension Turf Program. The program is designed
to provide training in horticulture fundamentals and the relationship
of those fundamentals to environmental quality. Green School is
intended to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in the
participants. Knowledge of plants and plant systems and integrated
pest management form the foundation of the curriculum.
The 60-plus hour training program focuses on the
management of the landscape as a whole, and is appropriate for
garden center managers and employees, private or municipal grounds
managers and personnel, landscape and lawn care operators, nursery
operators and personnel, tree wardens, and professional gardeners.
Horticulture professionals will learn about IPM concepts and the
optimization of pest control through proper cultural management
of turf, woody ornamentals, and other related specialties.
Participants choose either a landscape management
or turf management track. Sessions will be taught by UMass Extension
educators, University faculty and other professionals recognized
in their area of expertise in the Northeast.
The 12 sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students
opting to receive the Green School certificate must maintain a
75 percent or better average on the daily quizzes.
The registration deadline is Sept. 24. The cost
is $499 and includes all study materials. Early registration is
advised as seats fill up quickly and space is limited.
For a copy of the schedule and an application, call
the Landscape, Nursery and
Urban Forestry Program at 5-0895 or go to the school
Web site (www.umassgreeninfo.
For information, contact Kathleen Carroll at 5-0895
or Mary Owen at (508) 892-0382 (email@example.com).
Credit union branch hours
The UMass/Five College Federal Credit Union's Express
Branch in the Student Union is open weekdays as follows:
Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Orders being taken for 2003 UMass Garden Calendar
Next year's UMass Garden Calendar, titled "It's
a Jungle Out There," features many familiar landscape and
garden plants and their key pest problems. Gardening continues
to be one of the favored leisure time activities of Americans.
Gardens enhance our immediate living environment, are a source
of beauty, and supply some of our daily food selections. As the
knowledge of gardeners increases and the range of gardening aids
expand, gardens are more luxurious and productive than ever. The
lushness of home landscapes and gardens often simulates that of
complex ecosystems such as is epitomized by a dense tropical jungle.
As with a jungle, there are far more organisms in
gardens than just plants. Gardens are microcosms of lush vegetation
inhabited by varied wildlife. Some of these organisms are considered
pests and include insects, diseases and weeds. They often challenge
or thwart gardening efforts.
Maintaining productive and attractive gardens requires
that one accumulate some knowledge of the organisms that are apt
to diminish the quality of our gardens. Recognizing key pests
of garden plants is a start in the wise management of insects,
diseases and weeds, and is at the core of Integrated Pest Management
(IPM). IPM is a strategy which incorporates the use of all effective
control measures and thereby minimizes the use of pesticides and
their negative environmental impacts.
The calendar's goal is to help the gardener to demystify
the garden jungle; identify and develop a better understanding
of pest and garden problems; and help reduce unnecessary pesticide
The calendar offers color photos and information
on garden pests and management strategies as well as daily gardening
tips such as when to plant peas, how to manage grubs, sunrise/sunset
times, and phases of the moon.
To order single copies, send $8.50 (payable to UMass) to the UMass
Extension Bookstore, Draper Hall, 40 Campus Center Way, Amherst
01003-9244. Orders will be shipped starting in September.
Orders of 25 or more to a single address qualify
for the bulk rate of $4.25 each plus shipping. For a price quote,
including shipping, call the UMass Extension Bookstore at 5-2717.
More information is available online (www.umassgardencalendar.org).
Annual Community Breakfast scheduled for Aug. 29
The annual Community Breakfast will be held Thursday,
Aug. 29, 7:30-9 a.m. at the Franklin Dining Commons.
Hosted by the University in cooperation with the
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the event is an opportunity
for members of the academic, business and civic communities to
discuss the school year ahead. The breakfast is open to the public.
The cost is $5 per person, payable at the door.
Limited parking is available in Lot 62; carpooling is advised.
For reservations, call 5-4200 by Aug. 24
Autumn Event seeks campus participants
The second annual Autumn Event, an open house program
for prospective students and their families, will take place on
Saturday, Oct.19. Departments, programs and organizations interested
in participating should contact the New Students Program at 5-2621
or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Graduate employee non-degree student application
University employees holding baccalaureate degrees
who wish to use their employee waivers to take courses this fall
must apply or renew their status through the Graduate Records
Office as non-degree graduate students, even if seeking enrollment
in an undergraduate level course.
Application/registration and tuition waiver forms
are available through the Graduate Records Office, 534 Goodell.
Course registration using the telephone registration
system begins Aug. 28 and continues through Sept. 17. Employees
should bear in mind that tuition and fee waivers are taxable and
appropriate withholding will be deducted from paychecks during
the fall semester.
For more information, call the Graduate records
Office at 5-0024.
Free SOMWBA workshop to be held in Springfield
The State Office of Minority and Women Business
Assistance (SOMWBA) is sponsoring a free certification workshop
for minority- or women-owned businesses on Thursday, Sept. 12,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Springfield Enterprise Center, One Federal
St., Springfield. The session will present the requirements for
state and federal transportation certification.
Professional staff will provide instruction on completing
the certification application and competing in public markets.
All SOMWBA applicants must attend one workshop. Pre-registration
is required. For information and a registration package, call
(617) 973-8692, or log onto the SOMWBA Web site (www.state.ma.us/somwba)
and register online.
Older men needed for research project
The Department of Exercise Science is looking for
healthy males (ages 60-75) who are willing to help advance researchers'
knowledge in the area of antioxidant supplementation and its possible
benefits in maintaining muscle mass during periods of injury,
illness or disuse.
Participants will be compensated $150. If interested,
contact Maria at 5-4959 or by e-mail (email@example.com).
Graduate degree requirements
Graduate program directors are reminded to inform
candidates expecting to receive graduate degrees dated Sept. 1,
2002, that all requirements must be completed and all documents
submitted to the Graduate School's Office of Degree Requirements,
534A Goodell, by Friday, Aug. 30. No extension of this deadline
will be granted and no certifications made retroactively, according
to Patricia Stowell, graduate registrar.
Subjects sought for study of insulin and exercise
Researchers in Exercise Science are seeking subjects
for a study of the relationship between insulin and exercise.
Volunteers should be non-physically active women
ages 18-45 who are not diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are
not using birth control pills.
Participants will receive a bone density scan, body
fat analysis, blood sugar profile and five days of personalized,
For more information, contact Carrie Sharoff at
5-8211 or 5-4959 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Notify Chronicle of circulation changes
Due to the large number of retirements and other
staffing changes across campus, some departments and offices may
need to adjust the number of copies of The Campus Chronicle received
Each departmental bundle carries a label specifying
how many copies should be delivered. Send circulation changes
to The Campus Chronicle, 205 Munson Hall or call 5-4818. Changes
may also be e-mailed (email@example.com).
Note the building, the current number of papers received and the
Dean of Students Office seeks judicial hearing
The Dean of Students Office is looking for faculty
and staff to serve as judicial hearing officers during the 2002-03
academic year. In preparation for becoming a hearing officer,
each person must take part in a two-hour training session which
will include an explanation and review of the hearing process,
a discussion of the Code of Student Conduct and a "walk-through"
of an actual hearing. For those who are interested, an additional
session will be offered to focus on issues of sexual assault,
rape and other uninvited sexual behavior.
After training, hearing officers are contacted on
an as-needed basis. Working in teams of three to five, usually
including faculty, staff and student representatives, the boards
hear cases and forward recommendations to the dean of students,
who is responsible for notifying students and imposing any disciplinary
sanctions. The role of the hearing officer is very important as
officers hear all sides of a case and make a recommendation based
on the information.
Training sessions will be held in the Student Affairs
Conference Room, 319 Whit-more on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m.
and Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
To sign up, contact Paul Vas-concellos, at 5-2684
or by e-mail (PaulV@stuaf.umass.edu)
by Aug. 23 for the first session and by Sept. 20 for the second
Breast-feeding and bone density study
Researchers are recruiting women for a study on
breast-feeding and bone density. If you are breast-feeding or
pregnant and planning to breast-feed, and want to know more about
your bone density, contact Karen Pearce at 374-3091 (days), 367-9742
(evenings), or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).