Fiscal Closing Workshop

This one-session, 21/2 hour workshop sponsored by Accounting Services will assist participants in becoming better acquainted with the campus fiscal closing process. Anyone involved in fiscal closing should attend.

Workshop dates and times are as follows:

April 9, 9-11:30 am

April 16, 9-11:30 am

April 17, 1:30-4 pm

April 18, 1:30-4 pm

April 23, 9-11:30 am

April 24, 1:30-4 pm

April 25, 9-11:30 am

April 30, 9-11:30 am

May 1, 1:30-4 pm

May 2, 9-11:30 am

Workshop enrollment forms have been mailed to campus departments. The forms also are available on the Net at or by calling 642-2853.


For more information or to sign up, call 643-4646.

Your Back Matters!

Wednesdays, April 10-24, 3-4:30 p.m.

Learn back care basics, stretching and strengthening exercises and preventive self-care; practice good posture and proper body mechanics.

Employee Development and Training

For more information, for copies of the 1995-96 Employee Development and Training catalog or for information on how to enroll in classes, call 642-8134.

New Horizons

For Current Employees

April 5, 8:30 am-noon.

For those interested in an upward or lateral job change or working in another department, this class may provide the answers needed regarding new opportunities for current employees.

Resolving Conflicts--For Staff

April 10, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Participants will discuss and analyze typical workplace conflicts, assess styles of dealing with conflict, learn to select a strategy for dealing with conflict that is appropriate to the situation and use case studies and role plays to practice effective listening and speaking skills.

Designing and Delivering

An Effective Presentation

April 16, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; April 23, 8:30 am-noon.

Learn effective delivery skills and strategies for dealing with the anxiety of giving a presentation; plus, how to plan a presentation by analyzing the audience, establishing objectives and organizing material.


April 18 and 25, 8:30 am-noon.

Learn the phases of delegating, determine appropriate delegation strategies and discuss delegating to meaningful organizational levels.

Cancellation Notice

The Career Information Panels about Management Services Officers and Programmer Analysts previously scheduled for April 18 and June 20 have been canceled. For more information, contact Karen Burke Johnson at 642-2348.


City of Berkeley Honors Park Watch Team

The Park Watch Team, made up of campus and city employees, was named "Team of the Month" by the City of Berkeley. The award was issued because of the team's "outstanding effort and dedication to improving the quality of life in and around People's Park." The team members were cited for "positive energy, helpfulness and personable and professional conduct.

Nancy Hudson, director of dietetics in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, was named an Outstanding Dietetics Educator for 1996 by the American Dietetic Association. She was one of 26 to receive the honor from the 66,000-member national association.

Kirby Moulton, cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has received the Merit of Agriculture Award from the French government.

The honor was based on Moulton's contributions to international grape and wine economics and his service to the international treaty organization, the International Office of Vines and Wines.

Moulton has been a U.S. delegate or observor to the organization for 15 years and is the first American elected president of the group's Commission for Economics and Legislation.

Moulton received the award in Paris March 27.

Chancellor Tien has been named honorary chair of the advisory council of the International Institute of the East Bay. The institute, headquartered in Oakland, provides support services to refugees and immigrants in the East Bay.

"In today's world where our leaders are either taking a stand against immigrants or avoiding a public stand, it is heartening to find a leader so capable and visible in supporting the worth of immigrants in our society," said Irv Kermish, executive director.


James Berdahl, former band director, died of cancer at his home in San Leandro March 13. He was 81.

Berdahl, who was director of bands and leader of the Cal Band from 1952 to 1971, taught and inspired thousands of students--and put them through their paces--during his long career.

Shortly before his death, when some of his former band members learned of his grave illness, they visited him at his home and serenaded him with Cal band numbers outside his window. According to his daughter, Karen Ongerth of Sacramento, when he heard them playing he sat up in bed and conducted them through the window.

A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Berdahl graduated with high honors from Berkeley in 1939. After receiving his master's at the University of Virginia and serving as band director there, he returned to Berkeley to work on his doctorate. Two years later he began his 19-year stint as director of bands and, additionally, director of student musical activities for the last 15 years of his career. Berdahl retired in 1977.

Following his retirement, Berdahl returned to Berkeley each year to conduct the joint Cal Alumni Band on Alumni Band Day.

Among his honors, Berdahl was elected president of the American Bandmaster's Association in 1968 and in 1972 was issued an honorary doctorate in music from Augustana College, South Dakota.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ida; a son, Andrew, of San Mateo, and another daughter, Nancy Miller, of Santa Cruz.

A memorial service was held March 24. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Cal Band Fund, 53 Golden Bear Center, or the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp, P.O. Box 8121, Berkeley, 94707.

Bill West, a groundskeeper who lovingly cared for the gardens at University House for more than 12 years, is dead at age 60. He was found March 15 in the greenhouse on the property. At this writing, the cause of death is unknown.

"It was very unexpected," said Ken Schmitz, associate director for grounds and custodial services. "He will be missed very much. Bill was a knowledgeable gardener who did a great job keeping the 21/2 aces at the chancellor's residence in pristine shape."

West, who lived in San Francisco, also grew and provided all the cut flowers for the chancellor and his wife. In addition, he took care of the grounds at McEnerney Hall on Arch Street.


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