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Village Announcements (June 22, 2016)

 

    General Announcement


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    On Tuesday, February 16th, 8am-2pm the new electrical transformer for the solar array in West Village will be connected to our local 'grid'. Although no power interruption is expected during this cut-over, it is possible that buildings 164 & 165 may experience brief, temporary outages. We will be communicating directly with those residents, but wanted to share this advisory here, as well as to signal that the project is coming to a close soon. Certainly residents' cooperation with temporary parking changes was greatly appreciated during this project! We apologize in advance any inconvenience this may cause you.

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  • Electrical Shutdown (7/6, 7am-7pm)

  • It is important we inform you of a major electrical shutdown affecting the entire Village, now scheduled for 7am-7pm on Wednesday, July 6th. The shutdown is needed to perform vital service to transformer equipment, requested by PG&E and our high voltage electrical crew. This shutdown has been anticipated since problems arose with switch equipment last year.

    There will be no power and no internet connection. Remember to save your data and shut down your computer before the power is turned off ! Charge your cell phones, tablets and laptops overnight; if you go to campus, take your charger cords with you in case you need to charge or power them. The Academic Center and Study Rooms will also be affected by the shutdown.

    Heaters, electrical outlets and lighting will not work inside buildings—except that corridors with emergency lights will activate for a short duration. Appliances—including washers & dryers in laundry rooms, and refrigerators, microwave ovens and other personal plug-in kitchen appliances in your unit—will not work. [Note that gas appliances will still function—water heaters will still supply domestic hot water; also, stove tops can still emit gas, though the igniter will not work. Please be sure all knobs are turned off. If you use other means to light stovetop burners, use extreme caution.]

    Because this is a long duration shutdown, please take steps to avoid cold food spoilage:
    --Avoid large grocery shopping trips or purchases of frozen foods until after July 6th ;
    --Plan meals using your most temperature-sensitive foods now, so they do not spoil during the shutdown;
    --During the shutdown, avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer doors in order to hold temperature as much as possible.
    (Also please note: the University Village, Cal Housing and the University in general will not cover costs of food spoilage!)

    The Front Desk at the Village Office will keep our summer office hours, 8am-5pm. Other on-site programs—Recreation, Community Center, ECEP may need to close or adjust their work plans.

    Again, we WILL shut down power on Wednesday July 6, 2016, for approximately 12 hours—7am-7pm

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  • 2-Hour Parking Zone on Jackson St.

  • Effective June 13th, UCPD will start enforcing the 2-Hour parking restriction on the spaces located on Jackson St. in front of the Village Office and the Community Center. This restriction is not new but has not been fully enforced previously. Please make a note that violators may be cited and/or towed.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Nature Village Hiring Bike Share Coordinator (app. due 6/30, 5pm)

  • Nature Village is hiring a Bike Share Coordinator for Pedal Power, a bike share program for UV residents launching in Fall 2016. Please see the attached job description for details. Deadline to apply is June 30th, 5pm. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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  • RA Wanted for Summer Youth Intensive Program

  • Please click on this link to see more information and the application.

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  • Academic Center Summer Hours

  • The Academic Center is closed for annual spring cleaning from now until June 19th.

    The Academic Center will reopen on Monday, June 20th and the hours will be reduced for the summer. The reduced hours will be Monday through Friday from 12noon-8pm. The Academic Center will be closed on the weekends throughout the summer

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  • Community Center & Weight Room Summer Hours

  • The new summer schedule for the Community Center & Weight Room have begun.

    For the full schedule of classes and activities: http://services.housing.berkeley.edu/villagerecreation/gymweightroomschedule.htm

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    Program & Event Announcement

  • INSPIRE Event: Talk with expat author Chiara B. Townley (6/21, 6pm)

  • WHEN: Tuesday, June 21st, from 6 to 8 pm

    WHERE: UC Village Academic Center, East Room

    DESCRIPTION: Join the INSPIRE network for spouses and partners for an inspiring talk by expat author Chiara B. Townley!

    Chiara will share her life personal life journey of how she moved to the US and how she became a successful writer with her book "2 years, 4 months, 2 hours" with which she sold more than 500 copies worldwide. She will also talk about her new duo project (book and documentary) "Expat Women: US Visa Untold" in collaboration with filmmaker Enrica Cavalli, walking us through the journeys of many other international spouses who moved to the US, and the challenges they are facing with their VISA situation.

    Drinks and snacks will be provided.

    SIGN UP: Through the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/105794533181570/) or write an email to inspire.relocated.partners@gmail.com

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  • Summer Camps Have Begun at The Village!

  • University Village's 2016 Summer Camps have now begun. This year's camps will run for 11 weeks from June 13 - August 26 and include:

    Basketball, Baseball, Skateboard, Soccer, Aerial, Circus, Gymnastics, Common Ground Eco-Leadership, Multi-Sport, Kids In Creeks, Chess, Lego-Engineering & More!

    Art & Gym and Soccer Mini-Camps for younger campers will also be available.

    Space is limited and early registration is recommended. All the details and registration links can be found at: http://villagerecreation.berkeley.edu/summercamps.htm

    Village Resident Discounts and Scholarships available.

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  • For On-Going Events and Groups:
    Go to Village Calendar of Events

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