Enjoy the Vendor Fair

May 13-17, 2013


‘Shop till ya drop’ right here on Ring Road at the spring Vendor Fair: Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17. Money generated from the fair goes to help ASUCI hold events such as Shocktoberfest, Reggaefest and other concerts/events held throughout the year.

Visit the different booths to grab a bite to eat, purchase unique jewelry, find a good book … or just enjoy walking throughout the fair to relax!

Take a look at a partial list of vendors participating:

Christine Ly – sunglasses, bags, jewelry, accessories, hats wallets, bowties

Duffner Kettle Masters – Jerry Duffner makes fresh Kettle Korn

Supot Pinihirun – sterling silver jewelry, earrings, body jewelry, sunglasses

Trendy Gravity – Larry sells discount boots, sandals, and shoes

The Reading Conservatory – Eric sells used books

Los Nietos Mexican Food – fresh Mexican food

London Manori – vinyl records, cd’s, music dvds, vintage band shirts, record players

Manchester & Bailey’s Hand-Picked Accessories – Summer and Isaac sell handcrafted women’s fashion jewelry. Be sure to stop by and pet their puppy!

Emy’s Clothing – sustainable men and women’s bamboo clothing, hats and bags

Avicenna Oils – fragrance oils, beard oils, incense

Mystic Vision – ethnic and cultural sterling silver and body jewelry from around the world

Ranipak Inc – laptop sleeves, messenger bags, backpacks

…. and many more vendors will be there!!

Mark your calendar now! Attend the Vendor Fair May 13-17 and support ASUCI.  To learn more about ASUCI visit www.asuci.uci.edu.

Let’s Go to the Movies!

UCI Extension’s popular film series, Sneak Previews with Michael Berlin, is back this fall. Join other film enthusiasts for six Monday evenings, starting on October 29th, to preview Hollywood films before their general theatrical release. A special guest from the film will also be on hand to answer questions and share behind-the-scenes insight.

Previous movies shown at this series include Academy Award®-winning and nominated movies such as Slumdog Millionaire, Black Swan, Juno, Atonement, Kinsey, and Hotel Rwanda. “Movies have a universal appeal,” says Loan Vo, assistant director of marketing for UCI Extension. “Our film series has attracted a large following over the years, and has offered a unique opportunity for members of our campus and the local community to come together and experience the magic of the movies.”  For more information, visit extension.uci.edu/sneakpreviews

Save 50% on Extension Courses!
Take advantage of your UCI staff discount. Save 50% off the course fee when you enroll in any Extension course. From accounting and human resources, to project management and mobile application development, there are hundreds of courses to choose from. To download a reduced fee enrollment form, visit http://unex.uci.edu/pdfs/forms/reduced_fee_app.pdf.

Hearty Fall Soups

Now that the weather is getting cooler, give these three ‘comfort food’ soups a try. Enjoy!



Italian Sausage Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, ground
1 cup white rice
1 cup chopped tomatoes in puree (1 10-3/4 oz.can)
1/2 lb. chopped frozen spinach (1 10 oz. box), thawed and drained
6 cups beef broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
Pecorino Romano cheese, for garnish

1.  Cook ground sausage in a soup pot and break the meat up with a fork as it cooks.  Add in rice, beef broth, tomatoes and black pepper and bring to a simmer.
2.  Cook 12-15 minutes or until rice is tender.  Stir in chopped spinach and let simmer for a few minutes.
3.  Ladle soup into soup bowls and garnish with freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese.



Pot Roast Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons sherry
4 cups canned low sodium beef broth (or homemade)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1-1/2 cups leftover pot roast, shredded into large chunks plus any leftover gravy
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

Heat oil and butter in a large soup pot over moderate heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and garlic and saute until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add thyme and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add sherry and stir up any bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Stir in broth, tomato paste, and meat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add Worcestershire and salt and pepper. Serve in a warmed soup bowl sprinkled with chopped parsley.



Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

4 tablespoons butter
1 small red onion
2 cups dry white wine
3 cups canned diced tomatoes (or 1 – 12 oz can)
2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
Salt to taste; black pepper to taste

1.  Melt butter in a heavy sauce pan. Add red onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add white wine and reduce by 3/4. Add tomatoes and heavy cream, bring to a simmer and reduce by 1/2.
2.  Puree soup in a food processor. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped basil, salt and pepper.
3. Garnish with remaining fresh basil and tomatoes and serve.

Health Education Center

Services and Resources for Staff

While the Health Education Center primarily serves students, it also provides beneficial services and resources to staff members.  To support the health of campus colleagues and environment as a whole, the center’s focus is on nutrition, sexual health, alcohol/tobacco/other drugs, and stress/time management.

The specific services and resources for staff from the Health Center are:

Free, anonymous HIV testing – results within a week

Summer testing dates:

  • August 14, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 15, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lactation station – a private room where moms can breastfeed or pump for their child (refrigeration for pumped milk is also available)

Peter’s Picksa list of healthier choices when eating out on campus

Tobacco cessation resources – and coaching to quit

  • Free Quit Kits available
  • Brochures and information about how to quit smoking and how to help a friend quit
  • Meet with a Health Educator 1:1

AA meetings – held in the Health Education Center conference room at noon Monday through Friday

Healthy Tune-Up requests for your office, department or small group – request a workshop about stress or time management; the center will customize workshops to best fit your needs