The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 33
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 16, 2003

 Page One Grain & Chaff Obituaries Letters to the Chronicle Archives Feedback Weekly Bulletin

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Weekly Bulletin

Memorial service for Helen R. Vaznaian

A memorial service for the late Helen Rose Vaznaian, a retired professor of Home Economics and former head of the department, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Memorial Hall.

Retirement fête for Paul Appleby

A retirement reception and dinner will be held for Paul Appleby, the Americans with Disabilities compliance officer in the Equal Opportunity and Diversity office, on Wednesday, June 11, at the Olde Hadleigh Grille, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Appleby has served on campus for 32 years.

The cost is $30, which includes a contribution for a gift. Dinner choices are raspberry chicken, prime rib or salmon. RSVP by May 28 with menu selection and payment to Jamie Cimino, 5-3465. Checks payable to Ann Carr should be sent to EO&D, 243 Lederle Graduate Research Center lowrise.

Hockey team hosts golf tournament

The men's hockey team and the Pond Club will hold its third annual Pond Club Golf Tournament on Friday, June 13 at Putterham Meadows Golf Course in Brookline.

The entry fee is $100, which includes green fees, box lunch, cart, dinner and gifts. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and play starts at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner follow at 5:30 with awards and a raffle at 6.

Hole sponsorships, which include dinner and the sponsor's name on a designated hole, are available for $150. The registration deadline is May 30.

Directions to the course are available online (
). For information, contact Tiger Holland (

OIT offers thesis formatting workshop

The Office of Information Technologies is offering a workshop with detailed instructions on how to format a thesis to meet the requirements of the University of Massachusetts Graduate School with Microsoft Word for Windows on Monday, June 23 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

The course covers Microsoft Word 2000, Word XP, or Word 97 on Windows 95/98. Participants need to tell OIT exactly which version they are using when preregistering so the appropriate course materials can be prepared. Preregistration is required; go to the Administrative Desk in A118 Lederle Graduate Research Center

(5-9730). The course fee is $10.

The workshop covers margins, footnotes, bibliographies, page numbering, headings, table of contents and other elements.

The workshop is offered four times a year, once each semester and once during Intersession and summer. Similar courses for Word on the Macintosh, older versions of Word on Windows, and WordPerfect on Windows used to be offered, but there is no longer enough demand for these products to do workshops. However, the materials are still available.

Materials for the workshop or one of the word processing applications OIT is no longer teaching can be obtained at OIT Web site ( or by purchasing a course packet from OIT.

For information, call Elisa Campbell at 5-1853 or by e-mail (

Training and Development lists upcoming workshops

Training and Development is offering several workshops in June.

Three sessions are being offered as part of the Developing Effective Teams in the Workplace Certificate Series, facilitated by Margaret Arsenault and Richard Ford:
"What Makes a Team" (EW219), Wednesday, June 4, 9 a.m.-noon.

"Developing Team Skills" (EW220), Wednesday, June 11, 9 a.m.-noon.
"What to Do When Things Go Wrong" (EW221), Wednesday, June 18, 9 a.m.-noon.

Also being offered are:

"PMP: Performance Review and Development" (PM207), Tuesday, June 10, 9 a.m.-noon.

"Horticultural Therapy" (PE214), Friday, June 13, noon-1 p.m.

Register online ( or by calling 5-5428.

UMass Extension announces upcoming workshops

UMass Extension is offering several workshops this summer at various locations around the state.

"Scouting for Pests and Problems of Woody Ornamentals in the Landscape," which focus on efficient use of Integrated Pest Management techniques, is being offered as follows:

May 29, Stanley Park, Westfield

June 5, Heritage Plantation, Sandwich

June 19, Elm Bank, Wellesley

All workshops run 5-7 p.m.

Participants in a "Hazard Tree" workshop can learn how to design an easy-to-use Hazard Tree Identification Program to help prioritize tree work.

The workshop is scheduled as follows:

June 10, Eastern Mass. Extension Center in Waltham, 5-7 p.m.

June 11, Forestry Highway Dept., W. Bridgewater, 10 a.m.- noon
"Weed Identification" will be presented on July 24 on campus from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Each workshop costs $50.

Workshop descriptions and registration forms are available online (

Business and life sciences are focus of conference

The first "Business Opportunities in the Life Sciences: from Lab to Shop Floor" conference will be held June 12 at the Springfield Sheraton.

Organized by the Regional Technology Alliance, the event will bring together medical device and lab automation companies with prospective suppliers from the precision machining, plastics, information technology services and robotics industries. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will be followed by a product exhibition and reception.

Bob Rosenthal, chief executive officer of Boston Life Sciences, and Jeff Mooney, program director, Corning Advanced Life Sciences, will be the keynote speakers.

The conference is sponsored by UMass Amherst, the National Science Foundation, the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, and Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc.
Registration information is available online (

Turf Research Field Day

The UMass Extension Turf Program will host its annual Turf Research Field Day on Wednesday, June 18 at the Turf Research Facility on River Road in South Deerfield.

Industry professionals can meet with the UMass turf team, learn about current research and network with colleagues. There also will be a trade show and equipment demonstrations. At the close of the morning's program, a cookout lunch (included in the price of registration) will be provided.

Presentations by faculty and graduate students about the latest turf research will include turf pesticide residues and golfer exposure, 2002-03 snow mold trials, NTEP tall fescue variety trial results, hyperodes weevils, refining white grub management, tracking issues with glyphosate: potential for contamination to off-target areas.

Pesticide re-certification contact hours have been requested for all six New England states.

Pre-register by June 13 or at the event. Information is available online (www. or by contacting Mary Owen at (508) 892-0382 or by e-mail (

TIAA-CREF offers financial counseling

TIAA-CREF is offering individual counseling sessions on June 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Treasurer's Office, 100 Venture Way, 2nd Floor, in Hadley.

Reserve an appointment through the TIAA-CREF Web Center by typing in or call Kathleen Maida at (800) 842-2004. Space is limited.

Looking for a ride home

Gail Gunn, a blind staff member at University Advancement Information Services, and her guide dog Jingo, are looking for a daily ride home to Sunderland.

Gunn has carpooled to UMass for the past six years with the same person, but the driver can no longer give her a ride in the evening. "I am hoping to find someone who can help," says Gunn. "I need to try to make arrangements for a new ride before May 27."

Gunn lives on route 47 in Sunderland, 2 miles north of the center.

For information, contact Gunn at 5-5476 or by e-mail (

Travel authorization and MMARS payment voucher forms revised

In an effort to eliminate expensive, multi-part forms and to use the World Wide Web as a form distribution vehicle, the Controller's Office has revised the Travel Authorization form and created a web-based MMARS Payment Voucher form. The new forms are located on the Controller's Office website (

The Travel Authorization form is generally used only for obtaining travel advances for graduate students who are unable to use the campus corporate card and those few employees that travel only once or twice a year. The Controller's Office asks that departments return the old forms and begin using the new form off the website.

The MMARS Payment Voucher form is used to process payments for state funded expenditures such as the state maintenance appropriation, Honors College appropriation or the Library appropriation.

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