The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVI, Issue 6
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
Oct. 6, 2000

Page OneGrain & ChaffObituariesLetters to the ChronicleArchivesFeedbackWeekly Bulletin


Page OneGrain & ChaffObituariesLetters to the ChronicleArchivesFeedbackWeekly Bulletin


Weekly Bulletin

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 Campus Center.

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 Electronica.

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 to attend.

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 site (

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 (

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, Oct. 11.

'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 plan.

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 5-5099.

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 St., Northampton.

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 at 737-6712.

Circulation assistants needed

The Chronicle has non-work study positions open for student circulation assistants to label, bundle and deliver newspapers.

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.

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