Dynes to Preside at UCSD Anniversary

Free gifts will be distributed to students, staff and faculty attending a cake-cutting ceremony to mark UCSD’s 40th anniversary at noon, Nov. 16 in the Price Center Plaza.

Chancellor Dynes will preside over the cake-cutting ceremony, which will include a brief program and music. The event will kick off a yearlong observance of the university’s official founding by the UC Board of Regents on Nov. 18, 1960.

Also planned is a reception scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Price Center Ballroom honoring UCSD community volunteers. Prior to the reception, a memory wall will be unveiled outside the ballroom, which will contain photos of UCSD during the last four decades. Many historic mementos have been uncovered for the display, ranging from a beanie cap worn by early UCSD students to photos of the first Sun God festival.

The focus of the year’s anniversary celebration is UCSD’s service to the community. A compilation of the nearly 300 outreach programs provided by the university will be included in a directory, “”UCSD and You,”” which will be distributed as an insert in the Nov. 16 issue of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The directory will also include a listing of 40 special service gifts to be contributed by faculty, staff and students in the community this year. These gifts range from UCSD’s Housing and Dining Services donating cookie decorating events at the Polinski Center for Children during the holidays, to faculty from the philosophy department holding “”philosophy cafes”” at community bookstores.

San Diego premiere to benefit UCSD libraries

An exclusive premiere of “”How the Grinch Stole Christmas,”” starring Jim Carey, is scheduled to take place on Nov. 14 at the Museum of Photographic Arts’ Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater in Balboa Park to benefit the Museum of Photographic Arts and UCSD’s libraries.

The film also stars Jeffrey Tambor, Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Taylor Momesen and Clint Howard. The film is directed by Ron Howard and its San Diego premiere is made possible by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

Tickets for the premiere are $200 per person and include an exclusive viewing, a reception and dinner. For more information, call (858) 534-8490.

UC system and employees reach tentative contract

The University of California and the Coalition of University Employees have reached a tentative agreement on a first contract for the clerical and allied services bargaining unit. The tentative agreement provides wage increases for 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 budget years and would expire in 2001.

The university will present the proposed 2001-02 budget at a meeting of the UC Regents next week. Included in the budget will be some augmentations for staff salaries which are currently below market averages.

The agreement includes a 2.8 percent salary increase and regular merit increases for eligible employees.

Last week, the University of California also reached tentative contract agreements with three other unions, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Federated Police Officer Association.

Capitol Fellows Program to Hold Information Session

The Capitol Fellows Program will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Center Hall 207.

The Capitol Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships which offer college graduates a unique experience in policy-making and development.

The Assembly, Senate, Executive and Judicial Administration Fellowships are considered to be among the oldest and most prestigious fellowships in the nation. Fellows receive the opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers while actively contributing to the implementation of policy in California.

Distinguished alumni of the programs include a California Supreme Court Justice and elected members of the U.S. Congress.

During participants’ eleven month appointment they get to work as full-time staff with the California Senate, Assembly, Executive or Judicial Branch; earn a monthly salary plus full benefits and earn 12 units of graduate credit in conjunction with the Center for California Studies.

For more information call UCSD Student Legal Services at (858) 534-4374.

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