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UC Davis Yarn Club

February 16, 2018

Attention Yarn-Loving Staff!

UC Davis Yarn Club, a community of staff, faculty, and students with an enthusiasm for knitting, crocheting, felting, and other fiber arts, hold weekly Knitting Hangouts on Fridays from 12pm-1pm on the lower level of the Campus Store at the Memorial Union. Anyone who likes to work on projects or is seeking advice is welcome to join! You may join their listserv by emailing Happy Knitting!

Group Mentoring Program Call for Applications Applications due February 26, 2018

February 16, 2018




UC Davis HR Talent Management and Development  

Announces the Group Mentoring Program Call for Applications

Applications due February 26, 2018

Our UC Davis community has consistently expressed interest in mentoring as a professional career development tool, and we are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 UC Davis Group Mentoring Program (GMP).  Applications will be accepted through February 26, 2018.

SDAAC Principles of Community Luncheon

February 02, 2018

Join us for the Annual UC Davis Principles of Community Staff Luncheon on Monday, February 26, 2018, from 11:30am -1:30pm in the Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room. This staff networking lunch is hosted by the Office of Campus Community Relations and the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee. Come learn about UC Davis constituent groups, enjoy a free lunch, and engage in a Strategic Plan Visioning Session focused on strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in our campus community for the next ten years.

Breakfast with the Chancellor – January 19, 2018

February 02, 2018

Staff joined Chancellor Gary May and his wife, LeShelle, for breakfast at the Chancellor’s residence on Jan. 19. Also in attendance were Ralph Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; Ken Burtis, Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost; and members of the Staff Assembly Executive Committee, Kate Shasky, Chair, and Ahna Heller, Communications Chair.

Join campus at a "To boldly go" visioning session on Feb. 13

February 02, 2018

Ken Burtis, faculty advisor to the chancellor and provost, and co-chair of the strategic plan steering committee, said: “We’re encouraging all who care about UC Davis to get excited about and get involved in helping the university define what we’ll become over the coming decade.

Submit your ideas and strategies online, or attend the Feb. 13th visioning session from noon to 1 p.m. at the Student Community Center, Multipurpose room.

Staff Assembly Dip-Off 2018: Wrap-Up

February 01, 2018
On Monday, January 29, 2018 Staff Assembly hosted the first annual Dip-Off at the Activities & Recreation Center Ballroom A from 11:30am-1:00pm. 15 Dip-Masters (dip-makers) made dip for over 60 dipsters (dip-tasters) to try! To see the recipes from the Dip-Off, click here.





There were games of Cornhole and Pin the Football on the Field Goal around the ballroom, along with some mingling and dip tasting! 


Ready for you Now - An Abundance of Career Management Resources!

February 01, 2018

As you settle into 2018, take advantage of the abundance of career management resources for UC Davis staff this year. Start with yourself. Start now. Take advantage of the ever-increasing opportunities to learn and to grow your career while working at our vast university. You are one of our more than 30,000 talented employees, and your continuous learning will reap innovation and advance the UC Davis strategic vision of the future.

Gatekeeping Training Study

January 31, 2018

Two separate mental health trainings are being offered on campus as part of a study sponsored by Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Student Health and Counseling Services, and the Office of Student Affairs.

Staff Assembly Dip-Off: Recipe Sharing

January 30, 2018
On January 29, 2018, Staff Assembly hosted its first annual Dip-Off in the ARC Ballroom. Many registered dip-masters offered to share their recipes so you can bring them to your own Super Bowl parties this weekend!  Lina Layiktez's Jalapeno Popper Dip- 1st Place Winner!

1 – brick of cream cheese
1 – small can of diced jalapenos (or a fresh one or two if you like things spicy)
1 – small can of mild chilies
½ - cup grated mozzarella
½ - cup grated parmesan
½ - cup grated Mexican mixed cheeses
½ - cup sour cream
¼ - cup vegan mayo

Diversity Dialogue: The Muslim American Experience Panel Series

January 24, 2018
Registration for the February 20th panel is now open for the “Diversity Dialogue: The Muslim American Experience” panel series. The topic for panel two is “Understanding Islamophobia: A Conversation with Community Leaders.”

Lunch will be served at 11:45am and the panel will be from 12:00-1:00pm. For those who wish to stay longer, we will continue to have informal Q&A until 1:30.

UC Davis Student, Faculty and Staff Priority Registration for Youth Programs

January 19, 2018

From one Aggie to another, we know that finding good childcare options for the summer can be tough. That’s why UC Davis Youth Programs is offering you a chance to sign your kids up for summer 2018 camps and classes in advance. Early registration will open for UC Davis students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, February 20 at noonPrograms do have a tendency to sell out quickly, so don’t forget to mark your calendar to increase your chance of securing desired sessions.

Gal-uh! hosted by CAMB Band-uh!

January 18, 2018

On May 19, 2018, the California Aggie Marching Band-uh! will be having their 9th annual formal Gal-uh! fundraising event. The event is put together in an effort to raise funds for the band for the following year. The funds raised go primarily towards traveling finances, but also benefits uniform maintenance, instrument repairs, and new music. The evening consists of catered food, auction and raffle items, and musical entertainment. The event would not be a success without the generous help of the band’s donors and supporters. Students in the band also deserve credit for the success.

CUCSA Award Nominations

January 17, 2018

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is accepting award nominations for the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award and the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. The awards honor employees who are supportive and inclusive of staff, and encourage equity and diversity. Deadline is February 12, 2018.