News briefs

06 September 2001 |

Volunteers sought for Homecoming festivities
The campus is looking for a few good men, and women, to help staff Homecoming & Parents Weekend, Sept. 28–30, an annual event for alumni, parents, students, families and friends. Volunteers can drive a golf cart, staff a faculty seminar, or welcome guests at the registration tent.

See for information on the weekend’s festivities. To volunteer, contact Amy Keala at or 643-8091.

Annual campus clean-up slated for Sept. 28
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in “Cal Clean-up Day,” Friday, Sept. 28.

At this annual event, volunteers spread out across the campus to pick up litter and remove graffiti. The clean-up begins at noon and continues until 3 p.m., but participants may donate as little as an hour of their time.

At the conclusion of the clean-up, volunteers will be treated with music from radio station Z95.7, food and drink, free T-shirts and the chance to win more than 70 prizes donated by local businesses.

For information, e-mail or call 643-7822.

Career Center presents new Web offerings
The campus’s Career Center has updated its Web site. Located at, it includes a number of new features, including articles on career and professional and graduate-school issues, interviews with employers, graduate/professional school representatives and alumni, hot job listings, and information on special events.

Help SF Bay shorebirds; pick up trash Sept. 15
Shoreline trash kills birds and other animals that call our local shorelines home. You can help, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, when the California Coastal Commission, the city of Berkeley and local sponsors hold their annual East Bay shoreline cleanup.

The event is part of an international effort to clean up beaches, bays and waterways. Last year, more than 1,030 people collected 30 tons of garbage in Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville.

The staging area for Berkeley participants is behind the Seabreeze Market, at the corner of West Frontage Road and University Avenue at the Berkeley Marina. Arrive promptly to sign up, get a free cup of coffee, and hear a safety talk. Bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat. Clean-up bags and a raffle of donated prizes will follow the clean-up.

To help beautify the Emeryville shoreline, meet at the firehouse on Powell Street. For Albany, go to Albany Beach at the foot of Buchanan Street. For information, call 644-8623.

Undergraduate majors open house planned
The Career Center and the undergraduate advising office of the College of Letters and Science will cosponsor the “Major Explorations Fair,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union’s Pauley Ballroom.

This event is designed to enlighten undeclared students to the wealth of academic opportunities available at Berkeley. During the five-hour open house, students can learn about the 60-plus majors offered by the college, as well as undergraduate support services available on campus. Students may speak with faculty advisers, department undergraduate advisers, student peer advisers active in departmental clubs, career counselors, college advisers and Berkeley alumni.

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend. For information, call Denise Poche at 643-5452 or Sharon Harvey at 642-8740.

Memorial service, Sept. 9, honors former I-House staffer Barbara Anne Lynch
A celebration of the life of Barbara Anne Lynch will be held at 4 p.m., Sept. 9, at International House. Lynch worked for International House’s program office for 22 years, organizing cultural events and extracurrivular activities for foreign students. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara Lynch Fund,c/o The International House Development Office, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, Calif., 94720. To attend the memorial, call 642-4128.

Nominations sought for staff awards
Nominations for the “Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards,” honoring staff who have made exceptional contributions to the university or community, are now being accepted.

The award — one of the campus’s highest accolades for staff — recognizes individual or teams of staff whose work goes above and beyond normal expectations and has had a positive impact on such areas as student services, customer relations, operational effectiveness, mentoring, staff development or community service.

To be eligible for this non-monetary award, staff must have completed at least one year of employment at the university. Staff with academic or executive titles are not eligible.

See the Chancellor Staff Advisory Committee Web site at for specific nomination criteria, PDF and MS Word versions of the nomination form and information on submitting the form.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, September 7. For information, contact Lyn Hunter at or 643-0705 or Kati Markowitz at or 642-8915.


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