GSA Weekly Announcements: 10/8 – 10/12

  1. NO Yoga this week
  2. Opportunities on campus committees
  3. Special projects applications are open
  4. Food Resources
  5. Voting Resources
  6. Police Town Hall
  7. Sacramento Farmers’ Market Meet-Up
  8. Mental Health resources
  9. Fellowship opportunity
  10. CBDD

1. NO yoga this week.

Yoga this Friday morning is cancelled, and will resume as normal next week.

2. Opportunities on campus committees

The UC Davis Preferred Partnership Program (UP3) is looking for graduate student representatives for their advisory committee and personal insurance working group. The advisory committee meets quarterly. The working group will meet beginning in late Fall 2018. Contact Antash Najib ( or Heather Hunter, Executive Director of UP3 ( if you are interested.

Graduate student members for Academic Senate, campus advisory, and other committee positions are also needed. Contact Antash Najib ( if you are interested in serving.

3. Special Projects applications are now open.

Departments and other groups seeking funds in order to host events or projects for graduate students can apply to the GSA Special Projects fund. Instructions for the application are on the linked webpage—be sure to proofread your budget and carefully read the guidelines for reimbursement.

4. 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.

The Pantry in 21 Lower Freeborn Hall provides food for students, as does Fruit and Veggie Up in the MU!

5. Voting Resources

Voting Day is November 6th! The deadline to register to vote in California is October 22nd. You can register online in California, find the Voter Information Guide online, and if you’re not sure if you’re registered, check here!

6. Police Town Hall

A panel discussion on policing will occur on October 15th, in the ARC Ballroom at 12 p.m. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember, California District 79
  • Alice A. Huffman, President, California Hawaii NAACP
  • B.B. Buchanan, Graduate Student (Sociology), UC Davis
  • Davares Robinson, Undergraduate Student (Political Science – Public Service), UC Davis
  • Alex Bustamante, Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, University of California

Registration is encouraged at

Please contact Bill Kuhlman ( with any questions.

7. Sacramento Farmers’ Market Meet-up

The GSA is holding weekly meet-ups at the Sacramento Farmers’ Market on October 10, 17, and 24 (Wednesdays) from 4 to 7 p.m.

GSA Farmer Market

8. Mental Health Resources

SHCS has added a new service, accessible to graduate students: for the duration of Fall quarter 2018, there will be FREE counseling, psychiatric, and medical services through the online service provider Live Health Online. This is free for the fall regardless of SHIP or insurance status. It is considered an off-campus referral and access is granted via a coupon code each time. Information and access are linked below:

9. Fellowship Opportunity

The Insight Data Science company is offering fellowships to graduating Master’s and PhD students, and are recruiting Davis students. Their website has more information:

10. Coffee Bagel Donut Day

Join us for Coffee, Bagels, and Donuts this Friday in the GSA Office (253 South Silo) from 8:30-10:30!