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May 20, 2004  Volume 25, No. 32
Additional sites affected by electrical shutdown
Four additional sites and complexes have been added to the list of locations that will be affected by an electrical shutdown Sunday, May 23.

Electricity in the Dickinson Community and dining hall, East Gym, Campus Pre-School and Institute for Child Development will be shutdown from 6-8 a.m. The University Union will not be affected.

Without the mandatory preventive maintenance work, the campus would run the risk of service failures resulting in unanticipated, potentially lengthy and costly service disruptions.

Other sites include the commissary/warehouse; Hinman College; Lecture Hall and Student Wing; Library Tower; S1, S2, S3 and S4; the Science Library, Physical Facilities and Visitors Paid Parking. For more information, contact Wayne Schneider at 777-3618 or email.

East Gym Intersession, Term I hours posted
The East Gym has posted new hours for Intersession and Term 1.

The gym will also be closed Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 29 to Monday, May 31.

Hours for Intersession, which will end May 28, are as follows: EG-building will be open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to Sunday; FitSpace will be open from 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to Sunday; EG-pool will be open for lap/circle swim from 7-9 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and for recreation swim from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Sunday.

Hours for Term I, which run from June 1 to July 2, are as follows: EG-building and FitSpace hours from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to Sunday; EG-pool will be open for recreational swim from 3-6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Sunday and for lap/circle swim from 7-9 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Cutoff date posted for the Oracle 11i upgrade
In preparation for the Oracle 11i upgrade, the following purchasing and accounts payable items must be completed prior to 4 p.m. Monday, May 24: requisitions must be created and approved; purchase orders must be created and approved; travel expense reports must be created and submitted; and receiving hold notifications must be responded to.

No new requisitions, purchase orders or expense reports can be created or approved from 4 p.m. Monday, May 24, to the completion of the Oracle upgrade Wednesday, June 2. Any requisitions and purchase orders that are not in approved status by the cutoff will need to be recreated by the originator after Oracle 11i becomes available.

Community Archaeology Program offered July 12-15
The Public Archaeology Facility will offer its annual Community Archaeology Program (CAP) at the prehistoric Castle Gardens Site in Vestal from July 12-15.

The Castle Gardens Site dates back to about 2500 B.C. and produced artifacts and other evidence about a culture unique to the Susquehanna Valley. The program includes one day of on-campus lectures and laboratory exercises, followed by three days of supervised excavation at the site.

Participants must be at least 14 years old; there is no upper age limit. Registration for the four-day program is $129 per person or $240 for couples. For more information, to receive a brochure or to register, call 777-4786 or visit the web.

Doctor explores end of life issues during lecture
Dr. Timothy E. Quill will present “Talking about End of Life Issues Earlier: How Patients and Families Can Help” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in LH-1.

Quill, who was the lead physician plaintiff in the state legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death that was heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill vs. Vacco), will discuss how families should explore end of life issues and how to communicate them with a medical professional.

A professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Quill is also director of the program for bio-psychosocial studies, director of the palliative care programs and a primary care internist and palliative care consultant in Rochester.

Quill has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision making. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Rochester, and completed his internal medicine residency in 1979 and a fellowship in medicine/psychiatry liaison in 1981, both from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Physician and Patient.

For more information or to register, call 772-3531. There will be a $1 fee to park.

Society of Spirituality and Social Work offers conference
The Society of Spirituality and Social Work will present its ninth annual conference, “Two Rivers, One Heart: Individual Healing and Social Transformation,” June 19-22 at Binghamton University.

The conference, which will include various sessions and speakers, is offered by the society, founded in 1990 as an organization of social workers and other professionals dedicated to support practitioners and scholars in social service.

The society was established to advocate for spiritually sensitive helping that honors the wide variety of religious and non-religious forms of spirituality through professional networking and the dissemination of innovative research, theory and practice.

The conference is co-sponsored by the New York state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and graduate social work programs at BU, Boston University, California State University at Long Beach, University of Kansas, Marywood University, Smith College, Spalding University, University of Texas-Austin, University of Texas-Pan American and Virginia Commonwealth University.

For more information about sessions and speakers, visit the web.


INSIDE INFO: : TICKETS AVAILABLE: The Anderson Center Box Office will continue to sell tickets for the Harry Connick, Jr. concert until 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 28. Ticket prices are $65, $45 and $27, with a $1 service charge per ticket. For more information, call the AC-Box Office at 777-ARTS.

HOLIDAYS ANNOUNCED: Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 31, and Independence Day on Monday, July 5, since that holiday falls on Sunday. All University areas, excluding those providing essential services, will be closed on these days. For more information, call 777-2187.

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