Charles Keeney, emeritus supervisor of physical education and winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award, died March 29 at Alta Bates Hospital of a heart attack. He was 83.
Keeney served on the physical education faculty 37 years, teaching tumbling, apparatus, trampoline, swimming, diving, volleyball, track and field and other sports. He also served as gymnastics coach from 1937 to 1957--a time that came to be known as "the Chuck Keeney era" in Cal gymnastics history.
In 1957, after helping shape a generation of champion gymnasts, he turned over his coaching duties to Harold Frey and concentrated on teaching and administrative functions until he retired in 1973.
Himself a champion tumbler, Keeney was nationally recognized as both an athlete and coach. During his career he was inducted into the National Gymnastics Hall of Fame, the National Trampoline Hall of Fame and the University of California Hall of Fame. He also served as president of the College Coaches Association and chair of the NCAA Rules Committee.
Following his retirement, Keeney turned his attention to volunteer coaching and writing, and published several books beyond those published earlier in his career.
Friend and colleague Harold Frey remembers Keeney as a "highly principled, committed individual--a true leader.
"So many people's lives were affected by this great man," said Frey. "We will miss him dearly."
Keeney is survived by his wife, June, of Berkeley and four children.
A memorial service was held March 31.
Bobby Lloyd, truck driver supervisor for Campus Supply, died April 4 from meningitis at San Leandro Memorial Hospital. He was 48.
"It was completely unexpected," said Don Craven, who was Lloyd's supervisor. "His best friend found him at his home, nearly in a coma, on the weekend and rushed him to the ER. Just a few days later we got the news of his death."
Lloyd had been employed at Berkeley nearly 23 years. "He was a good worker;" said Craven, "a hard-working, hands-on person. He knew the campus, knew his customers and had long-term working relationships with them."
Joanne Hull, administrative assistant for the department, adds, "He had a smile that would melt your heart."
A resident of Oakland, Lloyd is survived by his five children and 13 of his 14 brothers and sisters. His wife, Janice, died in October, 1995.
Lloyd's two youngest children currently are living with relatives in West Virginia.
A memorial service was held April 9 at the Cosmopolitan Baptist Church in Oakland.
Desmond Clark, emeritus professor of anthropology, is the recipient of the 1996 L.S.B. Leakey Foundation Prize for Multidisciplinary Research on Ape and Human Evolution.
The prize, awarded for the first time in 1991, "honors a scientist for achievement transcending the boundaries of his or her discipline and linking widely differing branches of science."
Clark's specialty is the prehistory of Africa with an emphasis on early human studies, especially stone tools. His breadth of experience, however, ranges from the early Stone Age to the transition from hunting and gathering to food production.
Before coming to Berkeley, Clark spent 23 years in Zambia as director of the National Museum and founder of the National Monuments Commission. His current work involves researching a broad scope of questions, including the origins and evolution of human biological and cultural behavior, the beginnings of the human use of fire and the origins and dispersal of modern humans.
Clark has published, alone or with colleagues, some 18 books on archeology and paleontology and hundreds of papers, many of which have brought specific new information to the field.
Clark will be honored at a dinner and ceremony in Pasadena April 27.
Zack Rogow, editor in the Graduate School of Education, received a special award in translation from the Bay Areas Book Reviewers Association at its 1996 awards ceremony. The award honors his work as a translator of literature, primarily from French into English.
Rogow recently published the first translation ever of "Horace," a novel by the 19th century French writer, George Sand.
Rogow says the fact that it had never appeared in English before is probably because it was far too scandalous to be translated when it first came out. "The novel is set against the backdrop of the student rebellion that shook Paris in 1832," says Rogow, "but 'Horace' is also the story of a love triangle. The heroine is a 'fallen woman,' but unlike most 19th century works of fiction, she's not punished by a tragic end."
Rogow, who won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize in 1994, also was the co-translator of "Earthlight," by Andre Breton.
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 Employee Orientation
May 7, 8:30-noon.
An opportunity for new employees to learn about the university and the Berkeley campus, meet new employees from other departments and obtain specific information needed within the first month of employment. Topics include benefits of UC employment, campus culture and values, employee support services and common personnel policies. The orientation includes a campus tour.
May 8 and 15, 8:30-11:30 am.
A six-hour workshop providing an overview of financial control and quantitative analysis designed to give participants practical experience. Using examples of university budget and financial data, participants will learn how to identify key data, determine their meaning and present data effectively.
For Adult College Education
May 8, noon-1 pm, Room 24, University Hall.
For those who are working and want to start college, Vista Community College presents a way to finish the first two years of college, then transfer to an upper division program as a junior and earn a bachelor's degree. No pre-enrollment required.
So You Want To Be a Supervisor?
May 9, 8:30 am-3 pm, and May 16, 8:30 am-noon.
Through exercises, lecture and small group discussions, participants
will explore a variety of responsibilities supervisors face. A panel of campus supervisors will share experiences and perceptions of being a supervisor.
Calling for Volunteer Tutors
For those who would like to develop their teaching skills while helping a motivated Berkeley employee develop reading, writing, speaking and math skills, consider joining the CALS Project--a free, confidential, one-to-one tutoring program for employees.
Tutoring sessions are scheduled at times and locations based on participants' availability. The next noontime tutor training begins Wednesday, June 5. For more information, contact Jane Griswold at 643-5280 or email@example.com. edu.
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. Workshop dates and times are as follows:
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 web at http://18.104.22.168/ficltrng.html or by calling 642-2853.
For more information on workshops and groups offered by Care Services or to enroll, call 643-7754.
Caring for Elders
And/or Dependent Adults
Tuesday, April 30, 10 am-noon.
Topics to be covered include descriptions of the aging population and the "sandwich" generation, the emotional and physical stresses of the working caregiver and how to communicate special needs to colleagues and supervisors.
Support Group for Managers
Fridays, noon-1 p.m.
An ongoing group offering peer support and problem-solving. New members welcomed. Weekly attendance not required.
Elder/Adult Dependent Caregivers Support Group
Thursdays (ongoing), noon-1 pm.
For faculty or staff who are providing one or more forms of ongoing assistance to an adult in their lives. Weekly attendance not required.
Adoptive Parents Support Group
Call Care Services for time and dates; new members welcomed.
Topics discussed include transracial issues, talking about adoption, developmental stages and open, closed and international adoptions.
For information or forms, call 642-7355. Descriptions and forms also are available at http://wss-www. berkeley. edu.
Macintosh Full-Day Classes:
Microsoft Excel 5.0 (Beginning)
Filemaker Pro (Beginning,
Aldus PageMaker 5.0 (2 days)
Macintosh Half-Day Classes:
Macintosh Fundamentals (using
Microsoft Word 6.0 (Beginning,
Microsoft Excel 5.0 Worksheets
IBM PC (DOS) Half-Day Classes:
Windows 3.1 (Beginning)
IBM PC (DOS) Full-Day Classes:
Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Windows
Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0
For more information or to sign up, call 643-4646.
Splash into Shape
May 3, Hearst East Pool
An opportunity to try the hottest new low-impact exercise. Locker room available; bring bathing suit and towel.
Computers at Work
May 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Participants will learn about health issues related to computer use, design a user-friendly workstation and practice exercises to relieve computer-related aches and pains.
Fitness evaluations, self-defense classes, nutrition consultations, weight control and international travel care are available through Health*Matters. Call 643-4646 for referral.
The Benefits Unit has invited all of the medical plan carriers to hold information sessions for campus employees.
The sessions are designed for both new and continuing plan members.
The meetings are scheduled in May as follows:
* Health Net --Thursday, May 2
* Kaiser--Thursday, May 9
* FHP/TakeCare--Monday, May 13
* Foundation--Monday, May 13
* Prudential, including High Option, UC Care and CORE--Thursday, May 16
* PacifiCare--Monday, May 20
All sessions will take place from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Room 150, University Hall. Seating capacity is 80 on a first come, first served basis. Those attending are welcome to bring a lunch.
Sessions will include information about the referral process, prescription drugs, emergencies, providers, wellness programs and the function of customer service.
Employees planning to attend are encouraged to send in questions or concerns at least a week ahead of the applicable session to mjohnson@uclink or Marie Johnson, Personnel Benefits Unit, #3540, 207 University Hall.