Scientist discusses telescope project
with retired faculty
The monthly meeting of the Retired Faculty
Association will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 in 904-908 Lincoln
A coffee hour at 10 a.m. will be followed
by a short business meeting. At 11, professor Peter Schloerb,
chair of the Five College Astronomy Department, will give a talk
about the large millimeter telescope being constructed at La Negra,
Mexico. He is the chief U.S. scientist on the joint project between
the University and Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y
All retired faculty and librarians, and their
spouses, as well as surviving spouses, are welcome. The association
extends a special invitation to recently retired persons.
Olympians, Whipple featured at Sports Luncheon
Olympic gold medalist Danielle Henderson,
Olympic crew coach Jim Dietz and football coach Mark Whipple will
be the featured speakers at the Weekly Sports Luncheon on Wednesday,
Oct. 11 at noon in 1009 Lincoln Campus Center.
The cost of the buffet lunch is $6.50 per
person. Call 5-4289 for reservations.
Human Resources curtails hours on Oct. 6
A division-wide Human Resources meeting is
being held Friday, Oct. 6 from 9-11:30 a.m. in 101 Lincoln Campus
Center. All Human Resources offices will be closed to allow staff
Columbus Day observed
Columbus Day will be observed as a state
holiday on Monday, Oct. 9.
TIAA-CREF retirement counseling sessions
TIAA-CREF is offering retirement counseling
sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday, Oct.
12, 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 or through the TIAA-CREF Web
Final exam schedules
The final examination schedules for December
are being sent to academic departments for distribution to the
faculty on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Copies will be available to on-campus
students in their residence halls and to off-campus students in
the Registrar's Office, 213 Whitmore, beginning Friday, Oct. 13.
The final examination schedule will also be available on the World
Wide Web no later than Oct. 3 (www.umass.edu/registrar).
The information on the Web page will be updated
online with any changes that are made.
Early payroll deadline
Columbus Day will be observed as a state
holiday on Monday, Oct. 9. All departments should submit Weekly
Time and Attendance reports and student and non-student payroll
by noon on Friday, Oct. 6.
Monday class schedule
Due to the observance of Columbus Day on
Oct. 9, a Monday class schedule will be followed on Wednesday,
'Business Planning' workshop offered
Allen Kronick, a senior management counselor
with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, will
present a "Business Planning" workshop on Thursday,
Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-noon at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce,
395 Main St., Greenfield.
The workshop is recommended for start-up
businesses and will focus on business fundamentals, from start-up
considerations to the elements of a business plan or financial
The registration fee is $25 and reservations
are required. To register, call the Franklin County Chamber of
Commerce at 773-5463 or the Western Massachusetts Regional Office
of the MSBDC at 737-6712.
Female volunteers sought
Female volunteers above 25 years of age are
needed by the School of Nursing for demonstrations of safe normal
gynecological exams by Nursing students (registered nurses) enrolled
in the master of science program with a nurse practitioner major.
The exams will be supervised by a nurse practitioner faculty member.
Teaching related to self breast exams and
prevention of sexually transmitted diseases will also be provided.
Volunteers will be paid $25 per session.
For information, call the Nursing Learning Resource Center at
MSBDC offers 'Marketing Basics' workshop
Dianne Fuller Doherty, regional director of
the Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), will present a
"Marketing Basics" workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3-5
p.m., at the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant
The workshop will focus on the basic disciplines
of marketing, beginning with research. The core focus will be
on developing and keeping a customer. Topics will include understanding
marketing, public relations, developing a marketing plan and advertising.
Registration is $25 and reservations are
required. To register, call the Small Business Development Center
Circulation assistants needed
The Chronicle has non-work study positions
open for student circulation assistants to label, bundle and deliver
A valid driver's license is required.
The hours are Thursday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Pay
is $8 per hour. For information, call Sarah at 5-4818.
Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology seminar
"The Role of Hedgehog Signaling in Zebrafish
Muscle Development" will be discussed by Stephen H. Devoto
of Wesleyan University's biology department on Wednesday, Oct.
11 at noon in Hiatt Auditorium at the Medical School in Worcester.