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Office of Campus Community Relations and Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee Award Nomination Forms

January 17, 2019
The Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) and the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC), is pleased to invite nominations for the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award and Soaring to New Heights Diversity & Principles of Community Achievement Award for 2019. The Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award

This award is a crime prevention and public safety award that recognizes individuals based on community oriented engagement and activities that are collaborative, cooperative, and proactive.

Breakfast with the Chancellor- December 20, 2018

December 21, 2018

After Chancellor May welcomed the guests, introductions were underway and attendees shared their professional accomplishments for the year with campus leadership. There are so many accomplishments for UC Davis to be proud of this year, some of which attendees shared are listed below:

Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) Winter Quarterly Meeting Schedule

November 30, 2018
The Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is comprised of University of California staff employees dedicated to improving the staff experience and enhancing communication withing the University Community on matters of interest to staff employees in accordance with California laws and Regent policy.

These meetings are open to all staff and members of the UC community. See below for a list of speakers and presentations.

Breakfast with the Chancellor- November 8, 2018

November 30, 2018

After Chancellor May welcomed the guests, introductions were underway and attendees shared their Thanksgiving plans. Then, the serious discussion began, and included the following topics:

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.