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Village Announcements (February 3, 2016)

 

    General Announcement

  • Front Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Saturday: Closed

    Sunday: Closed

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  • Solar Panel CONSTRUCTION Continues until Mid-February

  • Solar panels installation along the West End Way and Red Oak streets is expected to continue until mid-February. This will continuously affect the availability of parking spaces in both Guest and Reserved lots in the area. We apologize in advance any inconvenience this may cause you.

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  • 2015 Guidelines for Influenza Cases on Campus

  • As we approach the flu season, the Tang Center is encouraging flu vaccination for students, faculty and staff to help reduce the burden of influenza on the Berkeley campus and will be offering flu shot clinics throughout the fall. Students experiencing flu-like illness are advised to follow CDC recommendations for self-isolation until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever or signs of fever.

    The Academic Senate and the administration have developed the following guidelines to help instructors respond to students who become ill:

    • Announce to students that they should not come to class if they become ill. The University has adopted the CDC recommendation that members of the campus community who develop flu-like illness should self-isolate until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever or signs of fever without the use of medication. Let your students know that they should follow this recommendation in deciding whether or not to come to class.

    • Use flexibility and good judgment in excusing student absences and waive requirements for written excuses from medical personnel. Many healthy people with influenza experience a mild to moderate illness and recover without the need to seek medical attention but still need to be isolated until the fever is resolved. Therefore, instructors are asked to waive any requirement for written excuses in their courses. This action will assist in boosting University Health Service’s capacity to treat students that actually need medical evaluation and treatment.

    • Be prepared to offer accommodation to students who must miss exams or assignment deadlines due to illness. Have a plan for handling requests to make up work that maintains fairness and equity. Recognize that in some instances work or exams may simply need to be excused or an alternative assignment substituted. Consider how you might use educational technologies to allow students to work from home once they are feeling better but are still self-isolating.

    The administration will be monitoring flu cases on campus closely as the semester progresses and will issue appropriate communications. In the meantime, instructors are urged to be flexible in dealing with student absences.

    We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the health of the campus community. Resources for faculty have been posted on the Center for Teaching and Learning web site. If you have questions, please contact teaching@berkeley.edu with the subject line “Flu Guidelines.”

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  • Take two easy steps to prep for emergencies

  • Two important actions are recommended to be prepared for emergencies:

    1. Go to the WarnMe website and select “Text Message/SMS” as your primary contact method for emergency notifications. Text messages are the fastest and most reliable way to get notified during an emergency.

    2. Download the free emergency preparedness app created by the campus Office of Emergency Management. It contains Berkeley-specific phone numbers, tips and guidance for a wide range of scenarios, including earthquakes, active shooter and other situations. Email questions to oem@berkeley.edu.

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  • Crime? UCPD Gets The Word Out

  • : Subscribe to the crime alert listserv at: http://police.berkeley.edu/newselist.html

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  • Academic Center East Room Remodeling

  • The East Room of the Academic Center is undergoing some renovation, and will be unavailable for use start Jan 28th. It is scheduled to re-open on Monday February 8th. This room renovation should not effect normal operations for the Academic Center. Thanks for your understanding!

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  • Make room for AC Transit Buses

  • AC Transit drivers have difficult challenges navigating our narrow streets, especially around West End and Red Oak, where they have to make sharp turns. When they encounter an approaching vehicle and there is not enough room for both vehicles to pass through, the bus drivers are often left with no way to back up.

    When you find yourself in this situation, please be considerate and make room for the bus to get through, so that they can continue on their routes without any delays.

    They are doing their best to serve our community and to offer as many bus stops as possible for your convenience.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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  • After Hours Emergency Maintenance Request Guide

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  • COMMUNITY ADVISOR ON DUTY phone number is 510-224-8298

  • Just a reminder that residents do not need to know which Community Advisor is on duty.

    You can simply call the CA On Duty phone # which is always 224-8298.

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  • 911 Emergency Call from your Cell: 510-642-3333


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    Program & Event Announcement

  • Financial Literacy and Economic Justice Conference

  • The Financial Literacy and Economic Justice Conference (referred to as “Flejcon”) is an annual, student-organized event drawing together faculty, administrative offices, community partners, and student leaders in facilitating workshops on financial literacy and economic justice to the greater student body. Core workshop topics will include an introduction to tax return filing, planning a personal budget, navigating student financial aid, and tackling the rising cost of tuition and housing. In the late afternoon, students will convene on the keynote address, which will feature major figures on the topics of poverty and socioeconomic justice.

    Flejcon began as a Big Ideas at Berkeley entry in 2015 that won 1st place in “Improving Student Life” and is in preparation for its first conference on April 17, 2016 in the Pauley Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union.

    For more information, please see this flier.

    Please direct all questions to Jessie Wu at jessie.wu@berkeley.edu.

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  • Teen LAN Parties are coming back to the Academic Center!

  • Starting February 19th, the Academic Center will begin hosting Teen LAN Parties again for Village residents ages 14 through 17. Just print out the attached permission slip and have your parent(s) read and sign, then bring it to the Academic Center!

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  • Join Nature Village for a Lunar New Year 2016 Celebration!

  • Come join Nature Village to celebrate Lunar New Year 2016 at our exciting family event at the UC Berkeley University Village. If anyone (any age) is interested in performing at the event with a dance, play, martial arts performance, give a speech/or would like to help out with decor please write to us at info@naturevillage.org

    There will be a craft table for kids which promises to be a lot of fun!

    Traditional dresses are very welcome.

    Feel free to share traditional Chinese dishes for the potluck.

    Sunday February 7th

    1pm- 3pm

    Community Center
    Four Corners Room

    Please see this flier for more information.

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  • Albany Little League Challenger Division Registration is open!

  • What:The Challenger Division of the Albany Little League is for youth who have a variety of special needs, enabling them to play baseball in an environment that accommodates and celebrates their abilities. Parents/guardians are asked to participate as “Buddies” whenever possible.

    Who may sign up?: Our co-ed teams are made up of players ages 5-18 who have a variety of disabilities, including, but not limited to: autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, speech and language disorders, muscular dystrophy, heart conditions, down syndrome, and low vision. No previous baseball experience is required.

    When and where are games?: Our season runs from March through June. Games are on Sunday afternoons. Home games are at Victory Field on 10th and Monroe in the UC Village and away games are at fields throughout the District, including Alameda, Oakland, Pinole, Concord, and Walnut Creek. All local leagues participate in a District Challenger Jamboree in April.

    How much does it cost and how do we register?: Registration is free, and all players will be given a jersey and a team cap. To register, please visit https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Registration/Choose_pr.asp?LgID=41204

    For more information, please contact...

    Amber Crowley
    (510) 290-7852
    ambercrowley@gmail.com

    Mike Lee
    (510) 847-0639
    mgwlaw@aol.com


    Please feel free to distribute the attached flier to any and all who wish to participate!

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  • Nature Village and Imperfect Produce Deliveries

  • Nature Village is registered as a pick-up site for Imperfect Produce deliveries. Imperfect Produce is a local company working to reduce food waste by offering low-cost produce boxes of fruits and vegetables considered too "ugly" (misshapen, but still good to eat) for grocery stores. If you would like to start ordering from Imperfect, or are already ordering from Imperfect and would like to start using the Nature Village pick-up site, please send an email to info@naturevillage.org. By using the pick-up site, you avoid the $3 delivery charge Imperfect otherwise charges. The Nature Village pick-up site is private, so you will have to obtain a link from NV in order to register for this delivery option. Pick-ups are from 9-9:30 on Saturday mornings. You can check out Imperfect's prices at www.imperfectproduce.com.

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  • Nature Village Volunteer Mandarin Translator Position

  • Nature Village is looking for a volunteer translator, interested in attending select Nature Village Events and/or helping us translate some of our posters into Mandarin. Please contact info@naturevillage.org if you are interested in helping Nature Village make its events more inclusive.

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  • Moms and Mom-to-Be Social: Early Music Development Seminar

  • Come to our next gathering on Wednesday, February 10th. This time we will discuss different ways to help your children appreciate music from their early years. During the lecture we will have fun singing, dancing and playing different instruments.

    University village moms, dads and other caregivers, regardless their children's age, are welcome. We invite older siblings too! Kid-friendly snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    Feb. 10: 10.30 -12.30 @Four Corners in the Community Center

    Please register early to secure your Baby shower gift http://goo.gl/forms/zxfmn7Xoa4


  • Spring 2016 Youth Recreation Registration Now Open!

  • Rregistration for our Spring Youth Recreation Session is now open!

    This session will include: Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Aerial & Circus!

    All the details, coupons and registration links can be found at: http://services.housing.berkeley.edu/VillageRecreation/sportsprograms.htm

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  • UCPD at UVA!

  • UCPD at UVA!

    Visit the new Facebook page to learn more about the UC Police Department sub-station located in University Village, and "like" us at: https://www.facebook.com/UCPDatUVA

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

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