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11 April 2001 |

Campus to participate in Take Our Children to Work Day
The campus is invited to participate in Take Our Children to Work Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April, 26. Activities will include campus tours, story time for younger children and trips to the top of the Campanile.

Join a noontime celebration at Memorial Glade, with complimentary hot dogs, tofu dogs and ice cream available for the children.

Hosts are sought for nearly 30 Willard Middle School students who have been invited to shadow employees during the event.
Chancellor Berdahl has authorized administrative leave for participants, and urges managers to exercise maximum flexibility with personnel while maintaining core services.

Visit to learn more about Take Our Children to Work Day.

Interested hosts for Willard students should register online, indicating their department and job duties, or contact Doreen Moreno — — in Community Relations at 643-6781.

May 4 deadline for student tour guide applications
Student tour guides give 90-minute walking tours of campus to prospective students and the public. To apply to be a guide for the coming year, pick up an application at Visitor Services, 101 University Hall. The deadline for submission is May 4.

Campus forums to address strategic planning
The Strategic Planning Committee — formed by the chancellor in response to both the long-term need to sustain academic excellence and near-term enrollment pressures — has drafted a set of academic goals and parameters to guide the framing of strategic options for the campus.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to provide input at any of a series of divisional forums from April 10 to 19.

Remaining faculty-oriented forums (others are also welcome), each from 5 to 6 p.m., will be held on the following dates: Monday, April 16, at 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building; Tuesday, April 17, at 10 Evans Hall; and Thursday, April 19, at 145 Dwinelle Hall. A forum targeted for staff is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, in the Toll Room, Alumni House, noon to 1 p.m.

For information, contact Yvonne Choate at or 643-5088.

Goldman School to break ground with April 16 lecture, ceremony
The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, April 16, to inaugurate construction of a picturesque addition to the west of the school’s building.

The event begins with a public lecture, from 10:30 to 11;45 a.m., followed by a groundbreaking ceremony at noon.

Visiting scholar Harold Smith, former assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, will speak on “Facing Russia and China: Foreign Policy Options for the Bush Administration.” Michael Nacht, dean of the school, will join him.

The new, 13,000-square-foot facility, designed by the Architectural Resources Group, will consist of faculty offices, classrooms and lecture space. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2002.

The school is located at 2607 Hearst Avenue. For information on the event, contact Heather Cameron at or 642-9437.

Leadership Development Program applications due May 7
The Office of Human Resources is offering a 12-month Leadership Development Program, starting in June, to enhance the management and leadership competencies of Berkeley staff.
Now in its third year, the program is designed for managers in MSP, academic and PSS titles at the MSO or analyst level (or the equivalent) and above. Applicants should have current leadership responsibilities for a unit, department, teams, or projects.

The deadline for submitting applications is 9 a.m., May 7. See to download an application.


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