Reception for Undergraduate Registrar's Office
A reception is being held Tuesday, May 14 for six
members of the Undergraduate Registrar's Office -- Penny Adams,
Cathy Blake, Maija Lillya, Charlene Forgue, Moni James and Rose
Weinberg -- who are retiring from the University after many years
The reception is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. at the Top
of the Campus in Lincoln Campus Center.
All friends and associates are invited to attend
to wish them farewell.
Retirement dinner planned for Jim MacRostie
All members of the campus community are welcome
to celebrate the career of Jim MacRostie at a retirement dinner
in his honor on Thursday, May 16 from 5-7:30 p.m.
MacRostie, who has served in the area of Facilities
Planning and Operations for the Fine Arts Center for 27 years,
is retiring in June. The dinner will be held on the FAC Concert
The cost is $25, which includes all food, drinks
and a contribution to a gift. Friends and colleagues are encouraged
to send wishes of congratulations, stories, mementos and pictures
to share at the event.
RSVP to Julie Fifield, FAC Director's Office, 129
Herter Annex, 5-3517 or via e-mail (email@example.com).
Checks should be made payable to the University of Massachusetts.
HerbFest set for May 7
The 15th annual Herbfest, a festival organized by
students in the Plant and Soil Sciences class "Herbs, Spices,
and Medicinal Plants," will be held Tuesday, May 7, 11:30
a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
The event features projects by more than 100 students
demonstrating the uses of medicinal and aromatic plants. Workshops
on topics such as aromatherapy, herb wildcrafting, and mustard-making
are also planned.
HerbFest is free and open to the public.
Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology seminar
Tomas Kirchhausen of the department of cell biology
at Harvard Medical School will discuss "Chemical Genetics
and Membrane Traffic" on Wednesday, May 8 at noon in S3-Amp1,
Amphitheater I on the third floor of the Medical School in Worcester.
Housing Court judge kicks off series for property
Judge Williams H. Abrashkin, first justice of the
state Housing Court, Western Division, will inaugurate "The
Educated Property Manager," a new speaker series for property
managers and owners, on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in 101 Lincoln
Abrashkin's talk will focus on the particular needs
of property managers and landlords in Hampshire and lower Franklin
counties. Topics to be addressed include jurisdiction, housing
court procedures and court-initiated mediation and inspection
The series is jointly sponsored by the Commuter
Services and Housing Resource Center and the Pioneer Valley Housing
Light refreshments will be provided.
For information, contact CSHRC at 5-0865 or by e-mail
Faculty Senate meeting
The Faculty Senate will meet Thursday, May 9 at
3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall.
Retirement reception for Maryelise and Sterling
The International Programs Office is hosting a reception
on Friday, June 7 in honor of Maryelise and Sterling Lamet, who
are retiring after 26 years of campus service. Maryelise Lamet
is deputy director of International Programs and director of Education
Abroad, while Sterling Lamet is associate director of IPO and
Study Abroad registrar.
The reception will be held 4-7 p.m. at the University
Contributions towards a gift may be sent to JoAnn
Bernhard, International programs, 467 Hills South, 111 Infirmary
Way, by May 31.
League of Women Voters' book sale May 3-5
The League of Women Voters of Amherst is holding
its 55th annual book sale May 3-5 on the Amherst town common.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Hampshire County Chapter of the American Red
Cross will conduct blood drives May 6-8, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
in 174 Lincoln Campus Center.
Renaissance Center trails open to public
The two hiking trails on the grounds of the Renaissance
Center will be open to the public on the weekends of May 4-5 and
11-12. The center is located at 650 East Pleasant St.
ALANAI Honor Society banquet
The 13th annual ALANAI (African-American, Latino,
Asian, Native American, International) Honor Society Awards Banquet
will be held Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Tickets are $15 per person. RSVP by May 5 to 5-5106.
Older men needed for Exercise Science study
Researchers in the Exercise Science Department is
looking for healthy males (ages 60-75) for a study of ways to
reduce the loss of muscle strength and size through the aging
Specifically, the research is focused on antioxidant
supplementation and its possible benefits in maintaining quality
of life during periods of injury, illness or disuse.
Participants will be paid $150. If interested, contact
Maria at 5-4959 or by
Football coaches to address Sports Luncheon at
The Weekly Sports Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8 will
feature head football coach Mark Whipple and new defensive coordinator
Scheduled for noon, the barbecue luncheon will take
place rain or shine under the tent at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
Participants should enter at the northwest gate and park inside
The cost of buffet lunch is $6.50. Call 5-4289 for
BCP graduation ceremony scheduled for May 3
The Bilingual Collegiate Program's 28th annual graduation
ceremony will be held Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student
All members of the UMass community are invited to
attend the event, which will include food, music and a cash bar.
For information, call the BCP office at 5-1968.
University Staff Association membership meeting
The University Staff Association's monthly membership
meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8 at noon in 101 Lincoln Campus
The agenda includes updates on the union contract
and state budget and concerns about the PeopleSoft system.
MFA Program hosts Juniper Festival
The MFA Program in Creative Writing hosts the second
Annual Juniper festival, a gathering of writers, editors, agents
and publishers, on Friday, May 10, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, May
11, 2-10 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
The event will include a keynote address by English
professor John Edgar Wideman and fiction readings by program graduates
Kamila Shamsie, Timothy Westmoreland, Nick Montemarano and Sustan
Steinberg. The four authors will also take part in a panel discussion.
For a schedule of events, call MFA Program director
Noy Holland at 5-0643.
Collegiate Comedy Jam
Student Valley Productions, a registered student
organization, is hosting the Sixth Annual New England Collegiate
Comedy Jam on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in 231 Herter Hall and Saturday,
May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium.
College improv troupes from New York to Virginia
as well as special guests from Chicago will perform at the event.
Both performances are free and open to the public through support
of the UMass Arts Council and the Alumni Association.
University of Chicago scholar leads Physics colloquium
Professor David Grier of the University of Chicago
will discuss "Colloidal Dynamics and Hydrodynamics in Holographic
Optical Tweezers" on Wednesday, May 8 at 4 p.m. in 126 Hasbrouck
Refreshments will be served at 4:30.
Chuck Morse to discuss Arab-Israeli conflict
Conservative radio talk show host Chuck Morse will
share his views on the Mideast situation during a public appearance
on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in 162-75 Lincoln Campus Center.
Citing former U.S. presidents, Morse will delineate
the moral distinction between the free world and the enemies of
freedom. He is also expected to criticize the Bush administration's
response to the recent suicide bombing in Haifa to encourage audience
reactions during a question period.
"The Chuck Morse Show" is heard during
the afternoon drive time in Boston on WROL-AM.
The event is sponsored by the Republican Club.
Weight Watcher's meetings
The Weight Watcher's Winning Points Program meetings
are held each Monday at noon in 253 Boyden. Call Cheryl (548-9404)
or Jill (5-3321) for more information.
Turf Research Field Day to be held in June
The UMass Extension Turf Program will host its annual
Turf Research Field Day on Wednesday, June 19 at the Turf Research
Facility on River Road in South Deerfield.
Presentations by faculty and graduate students about
the latest turf research will include an update on the Snow Mold
Project, the 2000 National Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Trial and
Other topics on the program are "Life After
Dursban: What Are Our Options Now?," "Management of
Application Strategies to Minimize Pesticide Exposure to Golfers,"
"Best Management of Post-Application Irrigation on Turf to
Minimize Exposure to Volatile and Foliar Pesticide Residues,"
and "The Effects of Reinforcement Materials on the Water
Infiltration, Wear Tolerance, and Playing Quality of Sports Fields."
Field Day provides turf industry professionals with
an opportunity to meet with the UMass Turf Team, to learn about
current turf research at UMass and to network with colleagues.
The agenda includes a trade show, and green industry vendors and
exhibitors will be on hand. At the close of the formal program,
a cookout lunch (included in the price of registration) will be
Pesticide recertification contact hours have been
requested for all six New England States.
Pre-register by June 14 or on-site the day of the
event. Vendors wishing to set up a display must pre-register.
Information is available online (www.umassturf.org)
or by contacting Thom Griffin, Turf Research Facility manager,
at 5-3066, or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or Mary Owen, Extension educator, at (508) 892-0382, (email@example.com).
Al-Anon meetings are held on Mondays and Thursdays
from noon-1 p.m. in Lincoln Campus Center. Check the daily listings
near the elevators for the room number.
Retirement reception for Robert Swasey
A reception will be held Thursday, May 9 for assistant
graduate dean for Enrollment Services Robert Swasey, who is retiring
after 34 years of service.
The reception is scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. in 1009
Lincoln Campus Center. All are welcome to attend.
Contributions towards a gift may be sent to Patricia
Stowell, Graduate School, 534 Goodell, by May 3.
'Transformations' program rescheduled
"Transformations," a multimedia program
incorporating dance, electronic and live music, animation, video,
fairy tales and Jungian theory, has been rescheduled from Saturday,
May 4 to Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert
The program is sponsored by the Department of Music
Tickets are $10 general public and $5 for students,
senior citizens and children under 18. Call the FAC Box Office