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May 24, 2019
Remembering Brian Wadell
Director of Repro Graphics
Staff Assembly Chair 2018-19
Staff Assembly Chair-Elect 2017-18
Staff Assembly Finance Chair 2016-17

Brian Wadell served as the Staff Assembly Chair during the 2018-19 term until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Brian passed away this past week, but not before he left a lasting impression on this campus. Brian was known as a thoughtful leader and a compassionate man. The Wadell family welcomes anyone interested in attending his memorial service next Friday, May 31, 2019 beginning at 3:00pm at 305 N. Lincoln Street, Dixon CA.
Staff Assembly Updates:
Every year, staff across campus are nominated by their peers for the Citations of Excellence program, recognizing staff for their superb contributions to UC Davis with monetary prizes. After careful review, the Citations of Excellence committee has selected the following recipients for their outstanding achievements. 

Citations of Excellence Award Winners:
Innovation: Laura Young, Student Affairs Officer, Graduate Studies
Honorable Mention: Shawn DeArmond, Web Architect, IET Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure Services

Research: Jennie Konsella-Norene, Assistant Director of Global Professional Programs, Global Affairs

Supervision: Bradley Harding, Interim Director of Enterprise Student Applications, IET Enterprise Student Applications

Service: Lisa Papagni, Assistant Director, Student Housing and Dining Services
Honorable Mention: Elvira Galvan Hack, Student Academic Advisor II, Entomology and Nematology
Honorable Mention: Jaqueline Dyson, Administrative Assistant III, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Teams: All Equally Won.
Team 1 of 4: Veteran Self ID Campaign Working Group
Karmen Fittes, Executive Director of Talent and Rewards, Human Resources; William McCourt, HR Talent Acquisition Manager, Human Resources; Mark Chatman, HR Talent Acquisition Manager, Human Resources; Grant Nejedlo, Communication Manager for Employee Engagement, Finance, Operations, and Administration; Dianne Carr, Student Affairs Officer, Continuing Education; Earl Raehsler, Coordinator Veterans Success Center, Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services; Marian Brotzman, Executive Assistant to Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Hendry Ton, Officer for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Jim Marchetti, UCDH Information Technology Business Resiliency; Lyndon Huling, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Human Resources; Maria Berumen, Executive Assistant, Human Resources

Team 2 of 4: Dairy Teaching & Research Staff Team
Douglas Gisi, Animal Care Supervisor 2, Animal Science; Maria Patino, Principal Animal Technician, Animal Science; Juan Hernandez, Principal Animal Technician, Animal Science; Paul Domer, Senior Animal Technician, Animal Science; Michael Amato, Principal Agricultural Technician, Animal Science

Team 3 of 4: Financial Aid and Scholarships IT Team
Robert  Davis, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Ian Fleet, Business Systems Analyst, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Chris Loza, Application Programmer, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Rodrigo Perez, Senior System Administrator, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Dan Ransom, Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Andy Richmond, Application Programmer, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Alina Skubenich, Data Systems Analyst, Financial Aid and Scholarships; Maria Sterner, Application Quality Specialist, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Team 4 of 4: UC Davis Library Human Library Committee
Nancy Ervin, Operations Supervisor, UC Davis Library, Access & Delivery Services; Katica Got, Circulation Billing Supervisor, UC Davis Library, Access & Delivery Services; Glenda Gaines, Administrative Assistant, UC Davis Library, Management & Building Support; Bianca Iosif, Night & Weekend Assistant, UC Davis Library, Access & Delivery Services; Becky Moore-Poe, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, UC Davis Library, Access & Delivery Services
Congratulations to all the winners and sincerest thanks to everyone who nominated! We are so happy to provide this opportunity to recognize the great work staff do every day. 
Staff Assembly General Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
225 Hopkins (DANR Building)

Join Staff Assembly for our monthly general meeting to learn more about campus and system-wide news, while meeting new staff from around campus.

Want to carpool to the meeting? Contact and we'll help you out!
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Healthy UC Davis Call for Project Proposals

Healthy UC Davis is requesting proposals for projects that will support our organizational mandate of making UC Davis the healthiest community in the nation. We are looking for project leads/teams with proposals spanning any or all of the focus areas of physical activity, nutrition/food, mental and emotional well-being and smoke and tobacco free. Healthy UC Davis will provide the funding and limited support for study design and project assistance, if needed.
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Third Thursdays: Student Farm

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Every third Thursday, Staff Assembly will take a field trip to learn something new about our fellow staff community.

This is a Staff Assembly initiative to encourage staff to get out from behind their desks over the lunch hour and explore some of the interesting things other staff are doing here on campus.
Wine, Wildfire and Climate Change

Monday, June 3, 2019
Reception: 5:15-5:45pm
Lecture: 6:00-7:15pm
Shields Library, First Floor
Scientists have linked California wildfires with climate change, raising the specter that massive wildfires are the new normal. What are the implications for agriculture and winemaking? Don’t miss this event featuring former Governor Jerry Brown, and Dr. Anita Oberholster, from the Department of Viticulture and Enology.
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University of California 2019 Staff Engagement Survey

A sample of UC Davis non-represented staff received a survey link on May 13 from survey administrator Willis Towers Watson about their experiences, needs and impressions working for UC Davis.  Completing the survey will help understand and improve the staff experience at UC Davis.

Please complete this survey before June 7th to ensure your voice is heard.
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Thank you to Staff Assembly's Platinum Sponsor, American Pacific Mortgage, for supporting the 2019 Staff Scholarship Program and the Thank Goodness For Staff Picnic. 
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