GSA Weekly Announcements:
- Positions with Academic Senate/Grad Council
- Global Education Initiative Steering Committee
- Funding Opportunity: Success Coach
- Funding Opportunity: Trellis Fellowship
- Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program
- Food Access Resources
- WRRC: Graduate Student Mixer 10/26
- Fright Night Halloween Party 10/27
- Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1
- GSA Sponsored Corn Maze
- 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: http://academicsenate.ucdavis.edu/about/index.html
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 http://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ge4a/index.html 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):
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
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
GRAD STUDENTS: APPLY FOR TRELLIS FUND PROJECTS IN AFRICA OR ASIA
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:http://bit.ly/2ybyIiD
We hope to see you at these events, and please feel free to share these opportunities with others who may be interested.
Horticulture Innovation Lab team
Horticulture Innovation Lab
We build international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.
5. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program
– 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
October 17th (4-5pm) Tupper Hall 2433October 24th (5-6pm) South Hall 229November 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
8. Fright Night Halloween Party
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9. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1
10. GSA Sponsored Corn Maze
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):
Visit the GSA site and follow the registration instructions for Free Admission):
Join us this Friday for Coffee Bagel Donut Day at the GSA Office in South Silo!