UpDate - Vol. 11, No. 1, Page 15 September 5, 1991 Bulletin board USGS research funds The U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, is seeking applications under the Water Resources Research Grant Program, which provides matching funds for fundamental and practical research of general applicability to water resource-related problems. Proposals are invited in the following six research categories (the percentage of the available funds expected to be allocated to each category is included): social sciences, 20 percent; ground-water flow and transport, 15 percent; water quality, 15 percent; biological sciences, 15 percent; engineering, 15 percent; and climate and hydrologic processes, 20 percent. The federal share of a grant in this program is limited to $175,000. Applications are due at USGS by Nov. 19. Application booklets are available from the Delaware Water Resources Center, 210 Hullihen Hall, telephone 451-2191. Big Apple bus trips New York City bus trips will leave from the Perkins Student Center on many Saturdays this fall from Sept. 21 through Dec. 7. All trips depart from the Student Center at 8 a.m., returning at 8 p.m. Participants can plan their own itineraries for a day in the Big Apple. Cost is $20 for full-time undergraduates with I.D. and $25 for other U.D. students, faculty, staff and guests. One guest may accompany each person with an I.D. There are no refunds, exchanges or substitutions. Interested persons may sign up in the Programs Office, 107 Perkins Student Center, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. When available, tickets are sold up until noon on the Friday before a trip. Trips are scheduled for Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and 19, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 7. For more information, call the Programs Office office at 451-1296. Emergency number Faculty and staff needing emergency ambulance service while on campus are reminded that they may call the Department of Public Safety at 451-2222. The emergency number of 911 can be used but the campus service is close. Senate schedule The Faculty Senate will hold its meetings this fall at 4 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 16, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, in 110 Memorial Hall. Staff lunch Sept. 17 The University Staff Association will hold its September luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center. Phyllis Dunham of Everlasting Bouquets and Herbs in Odessa will discuss the drying and processing of herbs for making wreaths. She will have some items available for sale and has donated a pot of herbs for the monthly raffle. The luncheon menu includes juice, Delaware club sandwich, cole slaw, chips, pickles, olives, layer cake and choice of beverage. Cost is $5.50. For those who plan to attend and bring their own lunch, cost is $1. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Sept. 11, and should be sent to Gladys McCarthy, Sponsored Programs Administration. For more information, contact any staff association officer-President Deborah J. Bradley, office coordinator, music, 451-1548; Vice President Suzanne Dohl, office coordinator, civil engineering, 451-2441; Secretary Nancy Soccorso, executive secretary, women's affairs, 451-8063; and Treasurer Gladys McCarthy, records analyst, Sponsored Programs Administration, 451-1470. Perkins plant sale A plant sale will be held in the Perkins Student Center Gallery across from the main desk from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 3-10. There will be hundreds of plants to choose from for rooms, apartments or offices. Among those offered for sale will be ferns, English ivy, Norfolk Island pines, orange trees, rubber plants, spider plants, prayer plants, umbrella plants, hanging baskets and terrarium plants. The sale is sponsored by the Perkins Student Center. Academy registration In-person registration for the fall semester of the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning (SDALL), a program of the University's Division of Continuing Education, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m,. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 10-11, at the University's Milford Center. Mail-in membership and registration forms also are available by calling the academy at 424-5000. The SDALL fall semester, which begins Sept.23, will feature 21 different courses. Membership and participation in SDALL are open to persons 55 and older. For more information, contact Michael Mulrine at the Milford Center, at 424-5000. Football brunches The Office of Alumni Relations will host a brunch before the Delaware-Massachusetts football game on Sept. 7 and the Delaware-William & Mary game on Sept. 14. Cost is $10 per person. The Sept. 7 brunch will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, Room 1101, at the University of Massachusetts. The Sept. 14 brunch will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, at the Hospitality House, 415 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. Skip Cook, alumni associate, said the brunches are designed to update local alumni on campus developments and plans. Members of the athletic department will be on hand to provide insight into the 1991 Fightin' Blue Hens squad. For more information, contact Cook 451-2341. Library orientation The Morris Library staff will hold an orientation for new University faculty and professional staff beginning at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the library Lecture Room. For more information, contact Judy Hamm, at 451-2231.