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Mail Change Imminent

Campus units are reminded that the U.S. Postal Service will introduce major changes in rates and mailing requirements for non-profit mail Oct. 6.

"We've been expecting these changes for several months," said Bill McCart, mail services director, "and we've held dozens of training sessions on campus to help people get prepared.

"It's the biggest change to hit non-profit mail in years. Departments that are prepared are going to reduce their postage costs and get better service, but those that aren't might end up tripling their postage costs."

To take advantage of the new automation rates, departments must ensure their mail pieces are designed to be automated, and they must be able to provide their address data to Mail Services (or their mailer).

"The days when departments could print their own address labels or label their own mailings are over," said McCart. "It is important for departments to understand that there is no status quo.

"You do not have the option to just continue what you're doing now and pay higher postage. Even if you decide not to automate a mailing, you must still meet new requirements just to qualify for the non-profit rate."

More detailed information about the Postal Service's Classification Reform may be found on Mail Services' web site at, or in the May issue of Mail Services' newsletter, It's In The Mail (available by request at 643-MAIL).

Mail Services is holding workshops on mail piece design Sept. 18 and 19 and on mail list maintenance Sept. 17 and 18. For more information, contact Mail Services at 643-MAIL.

Terkel Talks On "Working"

Pulitzer Prize winning author Studs Terkel appears Friday, Sept. 13, to discuss his award-winning musical "Working."

The event is set for 3 p.m. in the Lipman Room on the 8th floor of Barrows Hall. It is part of the Center for Theater Arts' "Making Theater" forum series featuring speakers and artists in the performing arts. Admission is free.

Described on the radio station WFT personnel roster as the stations' "free spirit," Terkel revels in life. Since graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1934, he has been a civil service employee, stage, radio and movie actor, playwright, jazz columnist, disc jockey, panel moderator, lecturer, film narrator, music festival host, radio news commentator, sports caster and network television personality.

Terkel's talent for exploring life has brought accolades and awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting for "The Studs Terkel Show." The award cited Terkel as "The radio interviewer who highlights the essence of America."

He is also the recipient of the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Award; the Illinois Governor's Award for the Arts and the Prix Italia for his documentary, "Born to Live," on the theme of universal peace in the nuclear age.

"Working," based on the Studs Terkel best-seller, opens the 1996-97 Center for Theater Arts Season. Visiting Assistant Professor Ralph McCoy directs.

Call the center at 642-9925 for information on this and other upcoming events.


A barbecue lunch, live music, and even a bungee slingshot course were just a few of the festivities that drew more than 3,200 students to Calapalooza Aug. 21.

This annual Welcome Week event was conceived as a way to personalize Berkeley by bringing important resource information to one central location for residence hall students.

Representatives from more than 75 campus departments and organizations distributed information on everything from safety to leadership opportunities.

In addition, friendly competitions, like the Velcro Maze and the inflated Climbing Wall helped introduce students to their fellow residents.

Calapalooza is presented by Residential and Family Living, Department of Housing and Dining Services.

Partial funding for the program was provided by the Smooth Transitions Grant.


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