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By D. Lyn Hunter,
available at the Lawrence Hall of Science Store.
December 00 | For those who work at Berkeley, holiday gift buying
can be as easy as a lunch-time stroll or shuttle bus ride to campus gift
outlets. Campus stores offer a plethora of unique, practical, exotic and
humorous items. Following are suggestions for places to find gifts:
Lawrence Hall of
Fun and educational
gifts and stocking-stuffers for kids can be found at the museum's gift
shop. The store offers books, toys and games with math or science themes.
Popular and affordable items include Neverspill Bubbles, Bouncing Goo,
glow-in-the-dark stars and planets and dinosaur figures. For information,
or call 642-1929.
sounds of Cal are available on CD and cassette recordings. They include
the UC Men's Octet, California Golden Overtones, Marching Band and UC
Jazz Ensembles. Recordings can be purchased at the Student Musical Activities
office, 91 Chavez Student Center, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. using check
or exact change. Call 643-2662.
Hearst Museum of
Unique gifts from around the world are available. Most are handmade by
native artisans. Pieces include puppets, dolls, carvings, scarves, textiles,
baskets, musical instruments and ancient Roman glass jewelry. Faculty
and staff receive a 10 percent discount. Visit www.qal.berkeley.edu/~hearst
or call 643-7648.
Cal student store
Nearly everything here - from robes, bean bag chairs, chocolates and
clothing - features Berkeley's distinguished logo. The store, located
in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, also features software and
electronics. Visit www.ucberkeley.bkstr.com
or call 642-7010.
Membership to the California Alumni Association includes a subscription
to California Monthly magazine, special discounts, free library privileges.
Dues also help support numerous scholarship programs. Visit www.alumni.berkeley.edu
or call 642-3706.
Hundreds of computer-related items can be found at the Scholars Workstation,
including the increasingly popular hand-held computers. They also sell
traditional computers, printers and monitors, digital cameras and scanners,
laptops, CD ROM's and software. Visit www.tsw.berkeley.edu
or call 642-0672.
Some of the world's most talented dancers, musicians and vocalists
grace the Zellerbach Auditorium stage throughout most of the year. For
lovers of the performing arts, a perfect gift would be Cal Performances
tickets. Visit ticketweb.com to order
For the commuter on your gift list, purchase tickets or passes for
Bay Area transit systems. The TRiP store sells tickets and passes for
AC Transit, BART, Golden Gate Transit, Muni and County Connection. The
store now has two locations: 2033 Center St., and 2535 Channing Way. Visit
or call 643-7665.
available for men and women's basketball. And a gold card covers admission
to women's water polo, track and field, and rugby matches as well as baseball
and softball games. Visit calbears.fansonly.com
or call 1-800-GO BEARS.
Cal Rec Club
With a gift membership, loved ones can participate in swimming, tennis,
weightlifting and racquetball. Also available for purchase is access to
a variety of classes, including rock climbing, sailing and aerobics, as
well as group or private instruction in tennis, golf, yoga or self-defense.
edu/info/calrec.html or call 642-7796.
Berkeley Art Museum
A home to world-class art, the museum offers a number of gifts in
its store. Items include Oriental rug mouse pads, fanciful bottle stoppers
for wine, jewelry, paperweights, calendars, cards and ties. Visit www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
or call 642-1175.
For those who love flora and fauna, the Garden Shop at Berkeley's
Botanical Garden is a great place to find gifts. Books, field maps, guides,
seeds, vases and pots are among its offerings. The plant selection includes
perennials, miniature cacti, house plants and orchids. Visit www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden
or call 642-3343.
Institute of Transportation
A 2001 calendar
celebrating the golden age of San Francisco Bay bridge construction is
available for purchase. Twelve high-quality black and white photographs
taken during construction of the Bay Bri dge and Golden Gate Bridge in
the 1930s. Visit www.lib.
berkeley.edu/WRCA/calendar.html or call 642-3604.