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Veteran’s Recognition to Take Place

Congressman Bob Filner will speak at a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9. It is sponsored by The Veteran’s Association at UCSD, and will be at the Sequoia Room in the Muir College Commons.

The event will recognize and appreciate veterans’ continuing contribution to higher education and their sacrifices made in defending their country.

At the ceremony, UC President Richard C. Atkinson will receive recognition for designating Veteran’s Day, Nov. 10, an official UC holiday.

Rogers Davis, UCSD assistant vice chancellor for human resources, will also be recognized for initiating the authorization of the Veteran’s Association at UCSD.

On Nov. 11 members of the UCSD Veteran’s Association will participate in the San Diego Veteran’s Day parade. UCSD colleagues, co-workers, family and friends are invited to join the first march with other San Diego veterans.

University of California Calls First-Ever ‘Lygus Summit’

UC scientists will forge alliances against a pest known as the Lygus bug, the eating habits of which have destroyed a wide variety of crops, including cotton, seed alfalfa, strawberries, beans and tree fruit.

The bugs feed in large groups under certain field conditions that cause farmers to suffer sudden losses due to actions or conditions out of their control.

At the Nov. 9 summit in Visalia, scientists representing various crops will talk to panelists. Scientists will focus on the future management of the Lygus bug and make suggestions for agriculturists to handle infestations of the destructive insect.

Student Employees May See Wage Increase

A proposal is being made to increase the salaries of students holding positions classified as Assistant II-IV by 2 percent. The only exception to the increase is the Assistant I classification, which will remain at the state minimum wage of $5.75 per hour.

These classifications are “”by agreement”” with the university, meaning workers’ wages do not undergo immediate or automatic rate changes unless an increase is required to meet the established minimum for the Assistant classification.

The tentative effective date for the proposed rate increases would be retroactive to Oct. 1, 2000 for student employees paid monthly or biweekly. Career Services welcomes comments on the proposals.

UCSD to Hold Fourth Annual Community Outreach Fair

UCSD will have its fourth annual community outreach fair on Nov. 16 at Southwestern College.

Representatives from UCSD will staff information booths, interactive displays and workshops focusing on student admissions, educational opportunities, university events and resources available to students, employment and business contracting. There will also be entertainment, refreshments and door prizes.

CALPIRG to Host “”Clean Air Car Show””

CALPIRG is hosting a “”Clean Air Car Show”” on Thursday to showcase some of the top zero-emission vehicle technologies on the market today and encourage students to contact Gov. Davis in support of the Zero Emission Vehicle Program.

The California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mandate requires 10 percent of new cars sold by 2003 to be zero- and low-emission. Davis will make a final decision in a month, and the auto and oil industries are lobbying heavily for Davis to veto the mandate.

The “”Clean Air Car Show”” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west side of the Career Services Center.