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     STAFF VOICE University of California, Davis An electronic newsletter for UC Davis Staff! 4-1-09/ issue #24

    Staff Assembly News

     UC Davis The Council for UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) quarterly meeting

    thThe quarterly CUCSA meeting was held at UC Merced from March 4-6 2009. The Council is an Staff Assembly

    advisory body composed of two delegates from each of the ten UC campuses, the Lawrence

    Pin Partners Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Office of the President. UC Davis’s own Lin King is the Chair of

    CUCSA. The Council meets on a quarterly basis rotating between campuses, the national lab, and

     the Office of the President to promote communication and to solicit feedback on interests of primary

    concern to staff. UC Davis is next to host CUCSA this September. Guest speakers included: rd? 3 and U Café ? Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, Chancellor of UC Merced ? Mary Miller, Vice Chancellor of Administration, UC Merced ? AAA ? Bill Johansen, Staff Advisor to the Regents ? Edward Abeyta, Staff Advisor to the Regents Designate ? The California Aggie ? Odessa Johnson, UC Regent ? John White, UC Merced UC Staff Diversity Council ? The California ? Randolph Scott, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Workforce Development, Human Museum Resources and Benefits, UC Office of the President ? Andy Coghlan, LEED AP Sustainability Manager, UC Office of the President

    ? Davis Life Magazine ? Thomas Lollini, Associate Vice Chancellor of Physical Planning Design and Construction

     To read the full press release visit:

    ? Edible Scholarship Applications Available for the 2009/2010 Academic Year!


    The UC Davis Staff Assembly is proud to present the UC Davis Staff and Staff Dependent Scholarship Program call for applications.

     ? Explorit Science ? The UC Davis Staff Scholarship is administered by Staff Assembly and is for career staff Center who are or will be enrolled in school to seek a Certificate, Associate, Bachelors, or

    graduate degree from a college, university, or professional school. The UC Davis Staff Scholarship is funded by the Margene Orzalli Memorial Fund.

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    ? The UC Davis Staff Dependent Scholarship Program is for dependents of UC Davis Staff who are attending or will attend UC Davis as an undergraduate in 2009/2010. The

    scholarship is supported by donations, fundraising, and efforts put forth by you, including ? NE Sacramento sales of Staff Pins.

     Holiday Inn Scholars will be chosen for their outstanding demonstration and commitment to community service, work, self-improvement, school, financial need, and other worthy merits. The Scholarship Selection

    Committee looks forward to reading your applications for 2009/2010!

     thClick here for applications and more details. Deadline for application is April 30.

     ? Kaplan Test Prep Contact for questions.

     Please note: In order to allow others an equitable opportunity to be awarded scholarship funds, awardees are not eligible to receive funds two years in a row. Contract employees are not eligible for these programs. ? Outdoor Davis

     Citation for Excellence

     ? One-on-One Thank you to all of those who recognized the contributions of your fellow staff by submitting a Tutoring nomination for the Citations for Excellence Awards. Individuals and teams awarded the Citations for

    Excellence will be recognized at TGFS and at a special ceremony at the Chancellor's Residence. This year the Citation for Excellence Committee will additionally select one outstanding individual to

    receive the special honor of the Distinguished Citation for Excellence Award. This individual will have ? Steve’s Pizza his or her name engraved on the perpetual plaque at the Alumni Center and will be recognized system wide by the Council of UC Staff Assemblies.

    ? University Dining

    Commons Staff Assembly Events

    ? V.I.P. Studios Thank Goodness for Staff Celebration Updates

    th The UC Davis Centennial year TGFS Picnic will be May 13 at Hutchison Field! Tickets will go on

    sale soon. Theme: “100 Years and Still Marching On.” Click here for tips for a successful TGFS Celebration What’s in store for TGFS in 2009?

     We will have delicious food, fabulous entertainment, including the Cal Aggie Band-uh and TGFS Idol, fun games, awesome sports, contests, a raffle, scholarship and Citations for Excellence

    announcements, and a vendor showcase featuring local businesses and campus partners! A delicious menu will be prepared by Sodexo.

    HOW DO I GET A STAFF PIN? Visit our TGFS website to find out more and register for fun events. We are now taking sign-ups for TGFS bowling and golf. Those of you with talent can compete in TGFS Idol or enter

    your design in our logo contest! Did you know that your purchase of a Coming soon are Gunrock Bingo, a fabulous raffle, Guess the Weight, and sign ups for the $5.00 Staff Pin supports our funding for TGFS Fun Run/Walk. We will also have our merchandise site set up soon, so make sure to the Staff Dependent Scholarship stay tuned to get your UC Davis Centennial Year TGFS gear! Program? Support staff dependents

    reaching their educational goals and get We still need more volunteers for TGFS! Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities! great discounts from area businesses! It’s

    a win-win situation! Click here to learn Contact Staff Assembly Coordinator Tiva Lasiter if interested,

    how to get a staff pin!

     Campus News & Events REGISTER YOUR STAFF PIN

Celebrate Diversity with Upcoming Cultural Events TODAY!

    Come out and celebrate the diversity our campus offers: A special listproc mailing list has been created for UC Davis Staff Pin owners. This April 3rd, 2009. Danzantes del Alma Annual Show mailing list will be used to send pin owners April 6-10, 2009. Native American Cultural Days updated information on new discounts April 11, 2009. Native American Cultural Days Annual Pow Wow offered by local businesses, special raffles April 14, 2009 Soaring to New Heights (see below) and pin owner events.April 20-24, 2009. Asian Pacific Cultural Week April 27-May 1, 2009. La Raza Cultural Days

    May 11-15, 2009. Black Family Week If you have a UC Davis Staff Pin, we encourage you to register your pin by For more information about upcoming cultural events, see subscribing to the Staff Pin mailing list. You can do this by sending a message to Solo Explorations at Mondavi Center April 3 & 4: Free of Charge The body of your message should consist of a single line rdthApril 3 and 4, 2009. Solo Explorations is a new annual production that delivers thesis formatted as follows: presentations by graduating MFA Acting candidates. This year marks the event’s official kickoff at the Mondavi Center’s Studio Theatre. sub <staffpin> <first name> <last name> For more information: For example, if Jane Smith wanted to subscribe to the staffpin listproc, she would send this message to

    Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival with Picnic Day Special!

    sub staffpin Jane Smith thth April 10 and 19, 2009. The annual Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival returns with six exciting

     new choreographies by graduate and undergraduate students. Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival plays April 10 - 11 and April 17 - 19 with special one hour matinees on Picnic Day, April 18, for only $5. All performances are at Main Theatre, Wright Hall.

Tickets & More Information East Quad Farmers Market rdThe East Quad Farmers Market (EQFM) is Soaring to New Heights Tickets Deadline April 3

    back for Spring quarter. It will be held every ththWednesday, April 1- June 3 from 10:00-2:30 April 14, from 11:15-1:30 at Freeborn Hall. Don’t miss the 19 annual celebration of diversity. on the East Quad. Come support local Hundreds of staff, faculty members and administrators turn out each year to celebrate, honor and farmers and get fresh produce, nuts, flowers enjoy an international lunch buffet, live multicultural entertainment and recognition of the diversity-and more! For more information and to join award recipients, as well as information from various campus groups. Awards include Eleanor the EQFM list serve visit: Fontes-Fulton Award, for career achievement, Special Citation, Department/Team Award and the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award. For more information please see the Soaring to New Heights website at

    Tickets for this event will be sold through the Campus Events and Visitor Services Ticket Office (located at Freeborn Hall, 530-752-1915) on a first come, first serve basis until sold out. You must rdpurchase tickets by April 3. The cost for each ticket is $5. Cash, checks payable to UC Regents,

    and personal credit cards will be accepted. Phone orders will incur a $5 charge for the entire order. For ticket purchase via departmental recharges, please call 2-2071.

     Physical Activity, Fitness and Picnic Day Health Study for Sedentary Women ththApril 18, 2009. Come celebrate the 95 annual Picnic Day! Start off your Picnic Day with a hearty

    breakfast at the 26th Annual Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Cal Aggie Alumni USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Association. The event is from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Freeborn Hall. Please be sure to R.S.V.P. in Research Center invites healthy, non-advance at or contact CAAA directly at (530) 752-0286. For the list of smoking women, ages 42 52, and currently Picnic Day events visit Picnic Day's website at physically inactive, to participate in a 7-month physical activity research study. Visit the The annual Parade Ceremony begins at 9 A.M., followed by the parade, exhibits and entertainment.

    The Schedule of Events will be out soon. For information on Picnic Day, see WHNRC website to learn more.

Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony

     thMay 27, 2009. In 1977 the campus instituted the Leadership Recognition Program for Outstanding

    Graduating Seniors to acknowledge their contributions to the University and its quality of student life, and to encourage their continued interest in the Davis campus. Due to our current budget constraints, TODS Departments and Programs this year’s recognition and awards ceremony was slated to be eliminated. The Cal Aggie Alumni Needed Association, in conjunction with Ceremonies and Special Events, has stepped forward and will host this year’s outstanding senior awards ceremony. We acknowledge the importance of marking our rdApril 23, 2009. The Take Our Daughters and seniors’ achievements, particularly as we celebrate our Centennial and look forward to the next 100 Sons to Work Day (TODS) committee is seeking years of Aggie excellence. assistance with this year’s activities. TODS ’09 is Thursday, April 23. The day encourages 8-12 year The awards ceremony will be in a new format, and will include our annual campus-wide awards as olds to learn more about campus, higher well as one individual award determined by each department recognizing their outstanding graduating education, and the general working world. The senior. This will provide university administrators, faculty and staff with an opportunity to showcase committee would like departments that have never the academic achievement of a student in their department and express their appreciation for our participated to consider helping out with 15/20 students’ valuable contributions to the campus and to the Davis community during their minute activity/tour/experiment. TODS is the undergraduate tenure. Thursday immediately following Picnic Day, so holding onto those Picnic Day activities just a little For more information on criteria and how to submit your nominee for Outstanding Senior, please visit longer makes for a wonderful and easy way to and click on “Outstanding Student Awards” or contact help out. For more info, please visit the TODS page. Interested individual should contact James Cubbage by email ( or phone (752-3902).

     Bright Horizons UC Davis Summer Camp 2009 Summer, 2009. Bright Horizons Hutchison Child Development Center UC Davis Summer Camp will keep your School Age (5-10 yrs) children busy with gardening, science experiments, sports, and

    plenty of outdoor activities including trips to the UCD Rec pool, which is right next door.

    Winter Brown Bag Series: In collaboration with various UC Davis departments, we look forward to visits from the Entomology

    Department with their hairy, many legged friends; Land, Air, and Water Resources Department will ? Career Catalyst Brown Bag Series hopefully help us “unearth” and experiment with soil and our gardens. We also look forward to trips to

    the UCD Dairy Barn, Equestrian Center, and the Arboretum has endless possibilities with the warm

    summer weather. ? Health Awareness Brown Bag Series

    We look forward to having your child join us for an amazing summer adventure that begins here at ? Work life Brown Bag Series Hutchison Child Development Center.

    For more information and to complete a pre-enrollment form please check in with the Director Robin Sweeney, or in the front office.

    (530) 752-3455

    1055 Extension Center Circle Davis, CA. 95616

     Weekly Rates:

    $105 8:30-3:30 M-F

    $130 7:30-5 M-F


    Corporate Discounts (Available to all UC Davis Staff) Check out our website for discounts on food, electronics, entertainment and special occasions offered to all UC Davis Staff.

    Our featured Corporate Partner is Get Away Today Vacations. UC Davis staff are eligible for a great deal on vacation packages ranging from Disneyland

    to Hawaii! Click here for your special invitation to book your vacation with Get Away Today!

    1 800 is our most recent corporate partner. Check out the discounts for UC Davis Staff by using the UCDAVIS promo code when ordering. Check our website for more information.

Staff Pin Program (Discounts Available to Pin Holders)

    New discounts for Staff Pin Holders! In our continued efforts to expand our scholarship program, Staff Assembly is currently working on a sponsorship drive! Our Marketing team is meeting with local vendors to offer discounts to staff pin holders. Tell your favorite

    vendor/restaurant about the program and refer them to Staff Assembly, Check our website for details on the

    discounts offered by our current partners: We are also actively seeking vendors for TGFS! AAA Northern California

    AAA would like to invite UC Davis Staff pin holders to check out their enrollment fee waiver ($17 value) toward an AAA membership. Click here to learn more, or visit AAA Woodland 95 W. Lincoln Avenue, Woodland, CA 95695

    The California Museum- **Staff Assembly’s Newest Partner**

    California Museum now offers UC Davis Staff Pin Holders 2 general admission tickets for the price of 1!

    We invite you to the Museum's newest exhibit, American Masterpieces: The Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry, which opened March 14th. This exhibit, which is premiering at The California Museum, has over 80 California Indian baskets from the vast collection held by California State Parks. Many of these exquisite baskets are on public view for the first time with funding from a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces grant. For more information visit the Museum's website:

    Davis Life Magazine

    The staff at Davis Life Magazine welcomes UC Davis Staff pin holders to submit story ideas for their upcoming issues. Davis Life Magazine is a FREE online magazine about our community including: home design, restaurant reviews and features, puparazzi (Davis dogs and their owners around town), UC Davis, interesting people and places, and wonderful columns about suburban life, Davis events and student life. They welcome all story ideas. Email Cary Arnold directly at or visit to view the current issue today! Explorit Science Center

    Fun for the whole family at Explorit Science Center! Exclusive 15% discount to UCD Staff Pin Holders! Click here to get details. North East Sacramento Holiday Inn

    We are proud to introduce our first major Hotel partner with NE Sacramento Holiday Inn. They are now offering UC Davis Staff Pin Holders the state employee rate as well two complementary drink tickets, while wearing the pin. The NE Sacramento Holiday Inn invites all Pin Holders to take advantage of

    this offer and look for full renovations coming in the next year. Click here for more information.

    Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

    Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is exclusively offering a 15% discount to all UCD Staff Pin Holders for courses that will prepare your student or yourself for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and/or PCAT! Click here to get details.

    University Dining Services

    University Dining Services by Sodexo is providing a 10% discount on any food or beverage purchase when you wear your UC Davis Staff Pin. The discount

    is valid at retail dining outlets including Scrubs Café or any of the Silo Union Restaurants (except La Crepe.) Our newest discount is 10% off at the new

Starbucks at the ARC!

    Use Aggie Cash at any of the retail dining outlets (e.g. Silo and Pub) and receive an extra 10% discount, totaling 20% off!! Did you know that staff can sign-up for Aggie Cash? Aggie Cash is a card which can be used at University Dining Services on campus, as well as many

    local eateries. You can put money on the card at any time! It's easy, just sign up at

    All Staff automatically get a 20% discount at the University Dining Commons (Castilian, Oxford, Segundo, and Tercero.) Just flash your staff ID to get your

     20% discount! An additional staff pin discount does not apply.

Guidelines for Article Submissions

    If you would like to submit an article for the next staff voice, please email All articles must be proofed for spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. The Staff Voice team can not be responsible for errors. Articles must be limited to 200 words, or 1000 characters, not including spaces. Articles must contain a title, contact information and a URL, if applicable. Articles must be related to UC Davis staff and be an original piece. Staff Assembly reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of articles submitted for

    publication. We also reserve the right to edit submissions. Articles must be submitted by: Friday, April 10th, 2009. We are also accepting suggestions for future Topics of the Month.

    UC Davis Staff Assembly Contact us at Human Resources Admin Building One Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616

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