Nominees for Outstanding Staff Awards Wanted

UCR Staff Assembly invites you to nominate a colleague or yourself for an Outstanding Staff Award! The four categories of awards are Staff Who Make a Difference, People Helping People, Tartan Soul and Staff Diversity.

All nominees will be announced at the general staff assembly meeting on May 17. The top three nominees from each category will be invited to a special awards ceremony and reception with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox at the Chancellor’s Residence.

For more details on these award categories and how to nominate, visit http://bit.ly/UCRSAOSA or contact Director of Involvement and Recognition Vanessa Rocha at vanessa.rocha@ucr.edu or (951) 827-4251.

Application Period for Next Staff Advisor Extended to March 11

The application period for the next staff advisor to the UC Regents has been extended to Friday, March 11. Staff or non-Senate academic employees at all locations who have at least five years of UC service are encouraged to apply.

Staff advisors bring the voice and perspective of these employees to UC Board of Regents deliberations and to decision-makers at the Office of the President. Staff advisors participate in open sessions and designated committees of the board.

Learn more about the program and how to apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11 on the staff advisor website.

 

UCR Staff members have until March 4 to apply to be a staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents

The application period for the next staff advisor to the UC Regents is now open, and eligible employees at all locations are encouraged to apply through March 4.

Staff advisors are staff or non-Senate academic employees who bring the voice and perspective of these employees to UC Board of Regents deliberations and to decision-makers at the Office of the President. Staff advisors participate in open sessions and designated committees of the board.

You can learn more about the program and how to apply by the March 4 deadline on the staff advisor website here.

Questions about the staff advisor position or the application process should be directed to Juliann Martinez, UC Office of the President Employee Relations, at (510)-287-3331 or via email: Juliann.Martinez@ucop.edu.

Last Event for UCR’s Black History Month Lecture Series on March 1

The last speaking engagement out of four from the Black History Month Lecture Series is a symposium to discuss and examine black mental health disparities, titled “Mental Health, Black Males, and Gangs. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at the Highlander Union Building (HUB) 302 South at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public and free parking will be available in Lot 1. For more information about the Black History Month Lecture Series, read on here.

Monthly Crisis Response Training Sessions by the UCPD

UC Riverside Police Department continues to offer monthly crisis response training sessions on campus or can bring the training to individual departments by contactingcrimeprevention@ucr.edu.

There's Still Time to Sign up for UCR’s Winter FarmShare

The 10-week program began Jan. 14, but UCR faculty, staff and students can participate for the final five weeks if they register by Feb. 18.

A full share, good for a family of four (or a couple of hungry vegetarians) includes five types of seasonal fruits, five types of seasonal vegetables and one herb. It costs $28 a week — about $140 for the final five weeks. Medium shares cost $18 a week, and include half counts on the fruits, and half counts on four of the veggies. Participants can pick up their produce every Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. at the Market at Glen Mor.

For more information or to sign up online, visit UCR’s FarmShare site, sponsored the UCR Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff, Dining Services, Sustainability and the UCR Global Food Initiative Committee. Or read more about the program at http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/34251.

Questions about the program should be directed to Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobdee at extension 2-1488 or julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.

UCR Library Awarded $10,000 Grant to Participate in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Initiative

As part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Initiative, the UCR Library is showcasing a host of events that include film screenings, presentations from UCR scholars, dramatic readings, and performances in order to familiarize the public with the people, places, history and contributions of Latino Americans in the United States.

The next event will be a lecture and workshop on the Latino American Studies Resources at UCR’s Tomás Rivera Library on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The lecture will be provided by Rhonda Neugebauer, UCR Library Latin American and Iberian studies bibliographer.

To learn more about UCR Library’s involvement in this initiative and about upcoming events, read more here.

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