Information Session Saturday, August 12, 10-11 a.m. at UCR Extension Center

By Suzanne Hartzell

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Could you benefit from upgrading your digital design skills? Many jobs increasingly require more digital creativity than ever before and you may be looking for a way to add these skills to your tool box. Or you may be interested in pursing a career as a digital designer. Our new creative workshop could be just the answer.

UCR Extension’s Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design Workshop helps you get a solid footing in the fundamentals of design production.

Get a solid footing in the fundamentals of design production in UCR Extension’s new creative workshop, “Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design.” This 5-week workshop, offered both in Riverside and Palm Desert this fall, offers an introduction to the use of the Adobe Creative Software Suite, and helps students gain an understanding of graphic design. The program, delivered in a hybrid format, combines online instruction with three face-to-face Saturday meetings, and provides a solid foundation in the basics of digital arts and graphic design.

Lead instructor John Lane has worked with UCR Extension since 2009, and developed this program especially for the new designer. “I am excited to be part of the team teaching this new creative workshop where entry-level artists can learn the fundamentals of the design production processes and be introduced to the use of the Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Also, this hands-on workshop provides the direct experience of working as a graphics professional. Completing this introductory workshop prepares students to succeed in the next step:  the 150-hour, three-month Digital Arts and Design Academy, coming in winter 2018.”

John Lane will conduct FREE Information Sessions via Live Webcast at the UCR Extension Center on Saturday, August 12, from 10-11 a.m., or at UCR Palm Desert on Saturday, October 7, from 10-11 a.m.

Workshops run September 23-October 28 at UCR Extension Center and online and November 4-December 9 at UCR Palm Desert Center and online.

Use Your Parking Permit at Other UC Campuses

Did you know that your campus parking permit can be honored at other UC campuses? That means you can attend meetings at other UC schools, or invite UC colleagues to UCR, and not have to worry about paying for hourly parking.

That’s because all 10 campuses participate in a parking reciprocity program. Best option before visiting a campus, though, is to read on permit reciprocity.

Faculty and staff who work at another UC and pay for a long term (quarter or annual) parking permit issued from that campus, may receive up to five days of complimentary parking each fiscal year at UC Riverside.

UC colleagues can obtain a complimentary UCR parking permit by presenting their valid faculty or staff parking permit along with a photo identification at the main campus kiosk or the Parking Services Building. All vehicles are required to have a valid UCR parking permit to park in any UCR campus lots.

Locations to pick-up a complimentary parking permit are:

  • Parking Services Building: Located on campus at 683 W. Linden Street
  • University Kiosk: Located on W. Campus Dr., South of University Avenue

Reciprocity of parking permits is not extended to students.

For full details and more information on parking reciprocity at other campuses:

Twilight Tours Planned at Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens are holding two “Twilight Tours” at the Botanic Gardens. The docent-led tours are scheduled for Friday, July 14 and Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The strolls last about 90 minutes and are followed by refreshments on the patio. The cost is $7 for Friends of UCRBG members and $10 for non-members. There is a nominal fee for parking on campus.

Reservations are required. Please call 951-784-6962 or email to make your reservation. Send your check payable to “UC Regents” to University of California, 2460 Geology, Attn: Twilight Tour Event, Riverside, CA 92521. Please specify which tour you plan to attend. You may also pay at the door by check or with exact change only.

If you go:

  • Friday, July 14: 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 18: 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $7 for Friends of UCRBG members; $10 for non-members.
  • Reservations: (951) 784-6962  or email
  • For more information:

Beautifying the Landscape

A team of UCR landscapers worked on a renovation project that transformed an arid space into a decorative, serene, xeriscape garden, located in front of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building (across from the Arts building).

The work began with about 30 volunteers on Highlander Day of Service this past April. Volunteers helped turn the soil and ripped away dry vegetation. A few weeks later — before UCR’s commencement ceremonies — UCR landscapers worked quickly to revitalize the area and welcome the thousands of visitors who come across campus for graduation ceremonies.

This renovation was one of three beautification projects on campus, said Toshio “Tos” Ishida, assistant director of Landscape and Refuse Service with Facilities Services.

Raymond Bolles, landscape supervisor, said it was important to complete the project before graduations in order to give visitors “a warm welcome with an esthetically pleasing garden.”

UCR Citrus Products for Sale on Campus

Some of the new UCR citrus products are now available on campus. Currently at the Scotty Store in the HUB are items within the Citrus Collection, including citrus olive oil, citrus vinegar, honey vinegar, and Parliament Citron Chocolate bars.

Several items are also available in the Market at Glenmor and the Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus.

The citrus for the products was sourced from UCR’s own Citrus Variety Collection, comprising more than four trees each of 1,000 different citrus varieties and citrus relatives growing on our campus. The collection dates back to 1910 as resource for the UC Citrus Experiment Station and continues to be a resource for teaching, research, development of new citrus cultivars, and a diversity of community outreach activities on our UCR campus.

Altogether more than 7,000 pounds of fruit from more than 60 different varieties, including a number of UCR developed cultivars, contributed to these products. Use of UCR’s citrus in these unique products allows people to “taste” UCR while enhancing the sustainability of the UCR Citrus Collection.

For more information regarding the Citrus Collection, visit

Several of UCR’s citrus products are for sale on campus stores. UC Riverside Residential Dining Services

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