Help Fund Chancellor Wilcox's Promise

Since its launch in mid-September, The Promise for Education crowd-funding effort has brought in more than $1 million in new scholarship money, with an additional $1 million pledged.
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has pledged to host a pancake breakfast at the HUB for students, faculty, and staff.  Please help him reach his goal of $10,000 in scholarship donations to benefit UCR Highlanders.
You can join us in supporting UCR students through this important initiative by going here:

All-Sport Faculty/Staff Gold Card Available for $50

UCR faculty and staff can avail of the All-Sport Faculty/Staff gold Card for $50, and go to 100 athletics events this year. To learn more about the All-Sports Gold Card, call (951) 827-4653 or visit the website.

UCR BMW Golf Challenge

Go head-to-head with other UCR departments to win the UCR BMW of Riverside Gary McCord Golf Challenge. The event will be held on Nov. 2-4. For $2,500, your college or department will get a foursome in the tournament, which includes a Saturday Night Social, and two days of golf on Sunday and Monday. For more information about this fundraising tournament, visit the website. To sign up, contact Jordyn McDonald at (951) 827-5432 or

UCR Hosts the 2013 Native American Professional Development Conference

On Oct. 11 and 12, the Native American Professional Development Conference (NAPDC) will be held at UCR.  Ssponsored by the University of California American Indian Counselors & Recruiters Association (UCAICRA), it brings together Native American professional staff working in higher education as well as undergraduate and graduate students for networking and professional development toward the goal of advancing their careers. Activities include workshops, speakers, networking sessions and a dinner.
Information on registering for the conference may be found on

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Among many classes, talks and events is a free self-defense class, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Student Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room A. Register in advance.

Discover how to defend yourself against dangerous situations and people. Classes are fun, relaxed and interactive with lots of opportunities for questions. To register or for more information, call the Women’s Resource Center at (951) 827-3337.

The Long Night of Arts and Innovation

UCR faculty, staff and students will showcase highlights of campus arts and sciences at the 2013 Long Night of Arts and Innovation, which starts in downtown Riverside at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Inspired by the Long Night of Science in Erlangen, Germany, this free event will showcase projects from UCR that range from spider silk genetics to “Gangnum Style” dancing. La Sierra University, California Baptist University, Riverside Community College, the Riverside Unified School District and the Alvord Unified School District will also bring exhibits. Nearly 6,500 people attended the event last year. Free shuttles will run from UCR Lot 1 to the UCR ARTSblock in downtown Riverside from 5:30 p.m. to just after midnight. A full schedule of events at the Long Night of Arts & Innovation can be found on  

The Loveridge Legacy

Ron Loveridge receives kudos at the dedication of the Loveridge Plaza at Riverside City Hall.

Ron Loveridge receives kudos at the dedication of the Loveridge Plaza at Riverside City Hall.

Ron Loveridge, Riverside’s former mayor and a longtime UCR political science professor, was honored Sept. 10 at City Hall with the dedication of Loveridge Plaza. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and others gathered to take stock of Riverside’s many improvements during Loveridge’s 32 years in local, regional and state politics.

UCR Athletics All-Sport Faculty/Staff Gold Card Available For $50

The UCR Athletics All-Sport Faculty/Staff Gold Card is now available for $50 — which amounts to more than $650 in savings. A Gold Card gets you in 100 regular-season home athletic events such as men and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field. For a list of all athletic events, go to To purchase your Gold Card, contact Bryan Avolio at (951) 827-4653 or This offer is for UCR faculty and staff only; each member can purchase up to two gold cards.

UC Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at the Rose Bowl

UCLA Athletics is hosting UC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the UCLA vs. California football game. Discounted tickets are available and cost $10 to $25. To order click on, enter promo code UCRFCST, and verify that you are a UCR faculty or staff member by signing in using your UCR email address. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) UCLA-WIN (825-2946).

UCR Day at the L.A. County Fair

The L.A. County Fair is offering free admission to UCR students, faculty and staff on Sept. 20. All you need is to present your UCR ID and a coupon for free admission. The coupon is available at the office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, at Room 381 in the Highlander Union Building. The coupon is required for all college-day discounts. Participants are also encouraged to wear UCR’s school colors! For more information, go to

The Barn Announces Fall Lineup

The Barn’s fall series begins on Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the campus’s Welcome Week. The lineup includes the ninth installment of Comedy Apocalypse, Chuck Inglish and Suedehead. The regular Wednesday night performances begin on Oct. 23. For more information, go to or call 951-827-4403. The shows start at 7:30 p.m.

The Barn Fall 2013 Lineup

Oct. 3, Branches & Gypsies, Judges, free.

Oct. 23, Mad Caddies, Suedehead, $12

Oct. 30, Elephant Revival, $12

Nov. 6, John Brown’s Body, Stick Figure, $15

Nov. 13, Chuck Inglish (from Cool Kids), King’s Dead, $20

Nov. 20, KUCR’s Comedy Apocalypse IX, $12

The Wellness Program Wants Your Videos

Move More for 3-4 is an awareness messaging campaign sponsored by the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program and UCR Ergonomics Program. The campaign’s goal is to encourage everyone to increase movement/activity throughout the day to promote better health, reduce ergonomic risks, and create a positive, healthy culture change.

Now in its second phase, the campaign is asking for Move More videos starring UCR employees. Create and submit your videos with co-workers to earn rewards. Winning videos will be awarded a healthy breakfast for the entire group. For instructions, go to the Move More website (

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