GSA Weekly Announcements: 10/23-10/27

weeklies_black212948GSA Weekly Announcements:

  1. Positions with Academic Senate/Grad Council
  2. Global Education Initiative Steering Committee
  3. Funding Opportunity: Success Coach
  4. Funding Opportunity: Trellis Fellowship
  5. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program
  6. Food Access Resources
  7. WRRC: Graduate Student Mixer 10/26
  8. Fright Night Halloween Party 10/27
  9. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1
  10. GSA Sponsored Corn Maze
  11. CBDD
  12. No GSA Yoga this week!


1. Represent Graduate Students by holding a position with the Academic Senate

Several committees within the Academic Senate require graduate student members. Serving on these committees are not only useful ways to make personal contact with administration, but to give a voice to graduate student concerns. There is minimal time commitment involved (usually anywhere from 1-5 hours/month) but the opportunity to make a profound impact in the lives of your fellow students.

For more information on the Academic Senate please visit:


Apply here


2. Global Education Initiative Steering Committee

UC Davis is launching an initiative to provide a global education to every student—undergraduate, graduate and professional. The campus will be forging multiple pathways to ensure that every student is enriched by global engagement and that we tap the wealth of relevant knowledge, networks and experience that our students, staff and faculty bring to the university (see for more information).

This initiative will be guided by a steering committee that includes faculty, staff, administrative and student representatives from units across campus. The committee has met twice, and now that the academic year is underway we are eager to include student representatives (there will be 2 undergraduates, 1 graduate student and 1 professional student).

Time commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours per month (monthly 1.5 hour Steering Committee meeting, potential additional monthly 1 hour subcommittee and/or student advisory meeting, occasional events). 2017-2018 Steering Committee meeting dates are as follows (all 9:30-11am):

November 17
December 7
January 26
February 23
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 22

Eligibility: Must be a graduate student enrolled at UC Davis for the 2017-2018 academic year who will not graduate until at least Spring 2019. Must able to attend meetings in person on campus.

Key qualifications: Enthusiasm for global learning, comfort speaking up in larger and small group settings, tolerant of ambiguity, interest in representing broad student interests beyond your own, adhere to deadlines, ability to work independently and in groups.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2017, 5pm

Apply here

3. Funding Opportunity: Success Coach Program Position

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017


More information may be found here

4. Funding Opportunity: Trellis Fellowship Opportunity



Graduate students have until Oct. 27 to apply for Trellis Fund fellowships through the Horticulture Innovation Lab. Students will support one of 15 horticultural projects in Africa or Asia as a consultant, including 2 weeks of travel and a one-credit seminar to prepare for working in a developing country. Students from UC Davis, the University of Florida, North Carolina State University and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa are eligible to apply. Please share this opportunity:


We hope to see you at these events, and please feel free to share these opportunities with others who may be interested.


Thank you,

Horticulture Innovation Lab team

Horticulture Innovation Lab

Twitter: @HortInnovLab

Facebook: HortInnovLab

We build international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.

5. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program

The FUTURE Program is now accepting applications for our 2018 cohort.  We are a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative for Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training.
As a member of this program, you will gain tools to explore a wide range of careers:
– 10-Week Professional Development Workshop
– Meet Successful PhD Alumni
– Explore a Variety of Careers
– Earn a Competency Certificate
– Up to $500 for More Professional Development
Are you a UC Davis Ph.D. student or postdoctoral scholar conducting health-related research? Sign up by November 30!
Interested in learning more? Come to an Information session:
October 17th (4-5pm) Tupper Hall 2433
October 24th (5-6pm) South Hall 229
November 1st  (12-1pm), Sac Campus, CHT 1333

6. Food Access Resources

Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.

You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.

Food is also available for students at the Pantry in lower Freeborn or through Fruit & Veggie Up – now located at the MU!



7. WRRC Graduate Student Mixer 10/26

Thursday October 26 5-7pm
De Vere’s Irish Pub 217 E St, Davis
Appetizers will be served.
All welcome!
In solidarity,
The Women’s Resources and Research Center*
Community Resource and Retention Centers
University of California, Davis
113 North Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
phone: 530-752-3372
instagram: @ucdwrrc
hashtag: #feministaggies

8. Fright Night Halloween Party

The UC Davis SVM Class of 2020 would like to invite you to the “Night of Fright” Annual Halloween Party!
When:  Saturday, October 28th 9pm-1:30am
Where:  The Grad 
Who:  Vet students, law students, med students, and grad students!

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Tickets are $15 through October 27th at 11:59pm and can be bought here:
*** Purchase Tickets Here ***
When purchasing tickets please click “New User? Sign up” and then you can proceed to the check out by either making an account or checking out as a guest.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $20 (CASH ONLY)!
IMPORTANT:  Tickets must be printed out, electronic versions of tickets will NOT be accepted!  Tickets will have your name on them, this needs to match the name on your ID.  If you are purchasing tickets for other people, when you print them out, please cross off your name and neatly write their name in permanent marker so that it matches the name on their ID.  Do not write over the bar code on your ticket!
Costumes are highly encouraged!
There will be a costume contest around 10:30pm.  There will be $10, $25, and $50 gift cards to the Grad as prizes for the winners!
Drink specials all night!
$3 wells 9-10pm – $4 wells 10pm-12am
$6 teas 9-10pm – $7.50 teas 10pm-12am
Beer pong $14 pitchers
Facebook Event:
If you have any questions please contact any of the class of 2020 VPs!

Deanna Agneta:
Maggie Chang:
Jamie Lemus:
Rae McAtee:
Catherine Terry:
Nathan Yerian:

9. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1

GSOC Mixer

10. GSA Sponsored Corn Maze

GSA Corn Maze Flyer

Fall is officially here! And what better way to celebrate the season (and forgot about the impending mid-term season) than by getting lost in a Corn Maze!

On Saturday, October 28th, GSA friends will meet at Cool Patch Pumpins (which boasts a “world record corn maze”) in Dixon at 4 PM. 

The GSA will sponsor admission for the first 25 UC Davis Graduate or Professional students to register (see information below). The registration page will close after this number is reached. This doesn’t mean the event is closed! Everyone is invited and welcome to participate. General admission to the Corn Maze is $15.

If you do decide to attend the event, we highly encourage people to organize carpools from Davis. We hope to see you all there!

Link to Corn Maze Registration Page (for Free Admission):…/1QU30nKm8HFd4GUKVo1juGKIJLYl…/edit


Visit the GSA site and follow the registration instructions for Free Admission):

11. CBDD

Join us this Friday for Coffee Bagel Donut Day at the GSA Office in South Silo!

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)


12. Reminder: No GSA Yoga this week!