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10 October 2007

Search is under way for vice chancellor for student affairs

Applications and nominations are being accepted for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, with the first review of applications to begin on Oct. 19. The vice chancellor, a member of the campus's senior leadership team, oversees the 19 units, 1,330 career staff, and some 1,500 student employees who make up Student Affairs at Berkeley.

Reporting directly to the chancellor, the position is responsible for advancing the learning and personal growth of Berkeley students by way of an array of programs, services, and opportunities. The portfolio includes undergraduate admissions, financial aid, housing, dining, fundraising, child-care services, campus life and leadership, career services, outreach, and the Lawrence Hall of Science student-learning programs. The new vice chancellor will also lead several student- affairs initiatives that are now under way, including transforming student-information systems, fundraising for undergraduate financial aid and co-curricular activities, and streamlining the student-services model for the Berkeley campus.

For a full job description, see newscenter.berkeley.edu/goto/studentaffairs. Applications and nominations may be sent in writing to the search committee c/o Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, 200 California Hall #1500, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, or via e-mail to chancellor@berkeley.edu.

Memorial Oct. 14 for political-science professor Norman Jacobson

A campus memorial will be held this Sunday, Oct. 14, for Norman Jacobson, a longtime political-science professor known for his exceptional teaching skills.

Jacobson died Sept. 4 at age 84. The campus memorial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Faculty Club and is open to the public.

The Jacobson family recently announced that it is establishing a UC Berkeley fellowship in honor of the professor. Donations may be sent directly to the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science. Checks should be made out to "UC Regents" and should note that the funds are for the Jacobson Fellowship.

Nominations for new distinguished-emeriti award sought

The Board of the UC Berkeley Emeriti Association has inaugurated the Berkeley Distinguished Emeriti of the Year award to recognize colleagues who have continued to do extraordinary work as scholars, teachers, and community activists after their retirement. Honorees will be those who continue to serve on Academic Senate and departmental committees, publish their research, teach, and gain recognition from their peers. The Distinguished Emeriti will be honored at a fall meeting of the Emeriti Association.

Nominations for this award should be sent by Friday, Nov. 16, to Professor Emeritus Richard Malkin, President, UC Berkeley Emeriti Association, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-3102; e-mail dickm@nature.berkeley.edu.

CSAC nominations due by Nov. 5

The Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC) is recruiting new members to serve three-year terms beginning in January 2008. CSAC is a committee of up to 16 staff employees from different control units and departments. All non-academic career employees on the Berkeley campus, with the exception of executive-tier appointees, are eligible to apply. CSAC provides staff perspectives to the campus administration on a wide range of issues, policies, and programs that affect the staff experience.

For more information, attend an upcoming information session or visit the committee website at csac.chance.berkeley.edu. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. Interested staff may also contact CSAC chair Fabrizio Mejia (643-9924, fmejia@berkeley.edu).

'Farm to Table' evening at Clark Kerr Campus

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Cal Dining presents an evening with chef Deborah Madison, the California Alliance for Family Farmers, the "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" campaign, and student groups focusing on campus sustainabililty.

The Harvest Dinner event, open to the campus community, starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Clark Kerr Dining Hall, 2601 Warring St. The highlight will be a family-style dinner prepared using all local ingredients. The cost is $9 for non-students; reservations (643-1185) are required.

For more information, visit caldining.berkeley.edu.

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