Did You Hear?

Submissions:

  • Lisa Wells and husband Andrew welcomed their second child, a son, Luke, on April 9. He has a sister, Lauren, age 2.  

  • The Institute of International Education gave special recognition to Wesley Young for his contributions to the Fulbright Program and the field of international education at the annual NAFSA meeting in May.

  • Jennie Konsella-Norene had identical twin boys back in April. Parker and Dylan joined big sister Maddie, who turned 2 in July.

  • Nirali Patel began working for Internal Audit Services June 2, 2014 as a Principal Auditor and Tony Firpo has been promoted to Manager, Internal Audit Services.

  • Greg Gundersen's son, Aiden, was born on June 15th.

  • Cara Harwood Theisen, faculty developer in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and co-authors have received the Best-In-Track award for the work they presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s 11th Blended Learning Conference. The title of their session was "Promoting Hybrid Course Development: An Integrated Grant and Workshop Series Approach."  Congratulations to Cara and her co-authors!

  • The graduation cap decorating contest on UC Davis Facebook drew 166 entries. Check out their Facebook page to see all entries as well as the winning caps.

  • Pat Bailey, Doug Kouba and Julia Ann Easley of the Office of Strategic Communications participated in the 41st annual Eppie’s Great Race on July 19, on a team they called “Aggies Three.” Pat did the running (5.82 miles), Doug did the biking (12.5 miles) and Julia Ann did the kayaking (6.35 miles) along the American River.  

  • Global Confucius Institute Day & Davis Chinese Film Festival Opening Ceremony is on Saturday, September 27th and features a screening of "Eat Drink Man Woman" with opening remarks by director Ang Lee. Please visit the Confucius Institute event site for more details.

  • Did you know that the Shields Library offers tours, classes, and workshops. For more detail, check out their classes & workshops page

  • You don't need to wait until next May to begin the EPAR process, you can update your EPAR throughout the year; just ask your supervisor to set up your profile for the 2014-15 year.

  • The UC Davis campus will be saying goodbye to Cyrus and Geckomail and moving to Office 365 and DavisMail. OCP is scheduled to migrate to Office 365 in the fall. For more details regarding the campus migration, please refer to this IET article. Specific information regarding the OCP transition will be communicated as the migration approaches; however, below are links to information that you may find useful:

  • On the move….

    • Undergraduate Education has moved to Haring Hall temporarily until the Surge III renovation is complete. For more details, please refer to the second item on this Dateline news brief.

    • OCP Personnel Services have moved to a shared office in 523 Mrak.

    • Campus Counsel and Compliance & Policy are now located in their new offices on the 4th floor of Mrak Hall.

    • Steven Currall (current Dean of the Graduate School of Management) will begin his new role as Chancellor's Advisor on October 1st with offices located on the 5th floor of Mrak Hall. 

    • The World Food Center is scheduled to move into the Mrak Hall 2nd floor offices (recently vacated by Campus Counsel) in late September.

Other items you may have misssed:

  • TAPS increased their daily parking permit rates from $8 to $9 effective August 1st. Please refer to this Dateline article for more information.

  • Connexxus launched a new site in August that includes outside travel data such as parking, traffic, and flight times at airports for our travelers. This will allow users to effortlessly manage all their travel needs, while leveraging UC-negotiated deals and loyalty programs. Training sessions are available on Nov. 6th. Enroll online at http://lms.ucdavis.edu; type 'travel' in the search field to locate the "Connexxus Travel Upgrade Session" training classes.

  • Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers massage therapy on the third floor of the Student Health and WellnessCenter year-round. Visit the SHCS Massage Therapy site to learn more about this program.

  • UC Davis is exploring the possibility of a third campus in Sacramento. Read more about it here and here.

  • Staff Development and Professional Services offers Adult CPR classes. For other classes offered by SDPS, browse their course calendar.

  • Staff tuition discounts:

    • UC Davis Extension offers a 20% to 50% staff discount on professional programs. For more information, refer to this Dateline article.  

    • Full and part time UC staff, their spouses, domestic partners and dependents are eligible for a 33% discount on UC online courses. UC Online is not a degree program and there is no formal admissions process, but the credits earned are transferrable within the UC system and potentially to other institutions. Visit the UC Employee Tuition Discount Program site for more information on eligibility, pertinent forms, current and upcoming courses and more.

    • Career Staff Development Fee Assistance and UC Reduced Fees are also available to those who qualify.

    • National University is extending 40% tuition reduction scholarships to staff who enroll in either their Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) graduate degree cohorts. UC Davis staff are also eligible for a 15% discount on other National University courses. Contact Jon Roloff with any questions, (707) 436-1200 or jroloff@nu.edu for more information.