This is where we capture Staff Assembly news and events, ranging from articles about Breakfast with the Chancellor to participating in the Cookie Bake-off. You can search by article category or just scroll through to explore what we've been up to recently.

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How to Talk to Family and Friends about Quitting Smoking

August 16, 2018

To All UC Davis Employees and Staff

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Presents Learn at Lunch 

How to Talk to Family and Friends about Quitting Smoking

Cari Shulkin and Moreen Sharma

Tobacco Treatment Specialists at UC Davis

Staff Appreciation Night with UCD Football- September 8, 2018

August 16, 2018


The Staff Assembly Tailgate was a success! After serving over 350 hot dogs out to staff and their families, raffling off Staff Assembly swag in a Plinko game, and offering 25 staff members the chance to watch the football from the Chancellor's Suite for a quarter. Chancellor May has confirmed that he is looking forward to this new UCD staff tradition!  See some of the photos from the tailgate and from staff in the Chancellor's Suite below.









UC Davis Staff pay the Kid's Price at Disneyland this Halloween Season!

August 15, 2018


Get Away Today is offering a one-week sale for Adults at Kids' Prices during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! This is exciting because it is Disney's most popular time of year, which typically does not go on sale. Here are the details you'll need if you want to share it with your membership:

2018 Davis Shakespeare Festival

July 13, 2018
2018 Davis Shakespeare Festival

Mary Stuart & On the Twentieth Century
Davis Shakespeare Festival returns June 21st, presenting two great productions in repertory
for its 9th summer season:


June 08, 2018


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Breakfast with the Chancellor – April 27, 2018

May 24, 2018

Staff joined Chancellor Gary May and his wife, LeShelle, for breakfast at the Chancellor’s residence on March 1. Also in attendance were Ralph Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; Ken Burtis, Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost; Kelly Ratliff, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations & Administration, Karl Engelbach, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor & Provost, and members of the Staff Assembly Executive Committee, Kate Shasky, Chair and Ahna Heller, Communications Chair.

If You Had a Magic Wand, What Would You Change About Your Career?

May 24, 2018

Feeling stuck? Would you like something in your career that is new, better, different? What if you had a magic wand and you could wave it to figure things out, change an aspect of your career, achieve your goals? There is a lot of noise out there – all the shoulds and coulds playing their tunes that annoyingly repeat in our heads. Maybe the magic wand would bring you a pause, a quiet time of reflection, or perhaps a burst of energy and action steps to take now. If you choose, “pause,” consider nurturing yourself through reflective writing, meditation, yoga, or walking.

Office of Research gets into the TGFS spirit - all week long!

May 11, 2018
The Office of Research really knows how to celebrate staff and TGFS. They don't just attend TGFS - they celebrate TGFS in their offices all week long! Christine Parks at the Office of Research talked to Staff Assembly about how they make the week all about staff.   Examples: 
  • They play "get to know you better" games, like last year's "younger you" photo contest where staff submitted childhood photos and a current photo and players had to match the "younger you" photos to the current one.

Think Outside the Box - Think about Transferable Skills

April 26, 2018

You acquire transferable skills in your everyday workplace without even knowing it. You transfer skills from one situation, activity or job to another, including your future professional endeavors. They are action verbs, which become handy as you use them in your resume or self-accomplishment statements—a perfect time of year to be thinking about this. At work, how do you take all those great skills—whether interpersonal, communication, leadership, technical, organizational or a host of other skills—and translate them to you future career pursuits?

Racial Healing Circles- Circle Keeper Training

April 13, 2018
The University of California, Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is hosting an all-day training on becoming a circle keeper to facilitate Racial Healing Circles (RHC), the training will be led by the Attitudinal Healing Connection Oakland (AHC Oakland). We are extending this invitation to staff members of the Sacramento and Davis campuses as well as community members in the region.

Space is limited to 30 trainees.  The registration deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Muslim American Experience: Diversity Dialogue Series

March 29, 2018
From Jihad to Sharia Law: UC Davis Faculty on Fact vs. Fiction

Many staff on campus do not have an opportunity to engage UC Davis faculty in conversations. Join three UC Davis faculty members who teach and study Islam & Muslims through many different perspectives: historical, legal, geo-political, language and cultural norms. The panelists will very briefly introduce themselves and their work; the primary focus of this panel will be on the Q&A portion to allow the audience to fully engage with the panelists.  ​

Chinese Flavors Food Truck Grand Opening

March 29, 2018

Featuring an authentic Chinese food menu designed by Chef David Tu, the food truck is a collaboration between Global Affairs, Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Live and Love Halal, and Lee Kum Kee. This grand opening is an opportunity for the campus community to celebrate this new food offering and enjoy free samples before Chinese Flavors rotates between the International Center and other campus spots.