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November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from UCLA Staff Assembly!

Staff Assembly is thankful for our UCLA community and wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

This Issue Includes:
  • Spark Reminder: Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to give!
  • Help Raise Fund for Staff Scholarships at Universal Studios
  • Fitness for Fun: Yoga 12/2 | Hip Hop Grooves 12/5
  • RSVP for Learn at Lunch with Geffen Academy
  • UCLA Extension: New Year, New You
  • ASUCLA Faculty and Staff Appreciation 12/2 - 12/6
  • ASUCLA Apple One Day Sale 12/4
  • Latino Staff and Faculty Association Annual Posada 12/12

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to give!

Show your colleagues how grateful you are for them by making a donation of any amount in their honor.

Check out our Spark Campaign to make a donation and look out for updates on our progress! Please be sure to donate and share this opportunity with all of your network before December 31.

Anyone can give any amount. We thank you for your continuous support.
Go Bruins!

Give Now!

Help Raise Funds for Staff Scholarships at Universal Studios!

Staff Assembly invites you to celebrate the holiday at the UC Family and Friends event at Universal Studios Hollywood! Take advantage of special event pricing and purchase tickets for only $95 for either Sunday, December 8, or Sunday, December 15. 

Tickets are open to everyone for purchase!

Anyone can take advantage of this special event pricing. Please share this opportunity with your family and friends. A portion of all ticket sales will go towards staff scholarships!

Purchase a $95 Special Event Ticket (valued at $175) that includes:
  • 1-day general admission (ages 3+) 
  • Buffet Meal
  • General Parking
Share memorable holiday traditions with your friends and family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get into the spirit as you enjoy the Park adorned with holiday decorations, holiday-themed food, characters, photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, and more!

Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, where Hogsmeade™ is transformed with festive décor and enchanting spirit. And experience The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts™ Castle, a holiday spectacle of dazzling lights and music.

Plus, join in on the Who-tacular festivities with The Grinch™, Max and all of Who-ville when Grinchmas™ returns!

End your day at Universal CityWalk, where you can enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and movies at the state-of-the-art Cinema.
Purchase Tickets Today!

Fitness for Fun: 12/2 and 12/5

UCLA Staff Assembly is excited to bring back – Fitness for Fun! The goal of this program is to have staff members, who may or may not usually get out and about, meet each other while doing something active, and while learning more about our university UCLA Recreation FITWELL programs.
This year, we are working with our partners at FITWELL to highlight different classes that are offered quarterly. For December, we have two opportunities for you to join us: 

Monday, December 2
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm 
UCLA Wilshire Center – Suite 130 
Sign Up for Yoga >>

Hip Hop Grooves
Thursday, December 6 
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm 
John Wooden Center – Pyramid Room 
Sign Up for Hip Hop Grooves >>

Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes.
For more information on this event, please contact VP of Wellness Lisa Chow at 

Learn at Lunch: Geffen Academy

Staff Assembly is excited to partner with Geffen Academy for our next Learn at Lunch. Geffen Academy at UCLA is an inclusive and challenging university-affiliated school for students in grades 6-12 aligned with the science of adolescence. The community is guided by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Geffen Academy graduates believe that knowledge is beautiful, transformative, and relevant to one’s life and civic responsibility in a just, free, and global community.

Learn at Lunch: Geffen Academy
Friday, December 13, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
John Wooden Center - Games Lounge (Room 2118)

Learn more about Geffen Academy >>
RSVP for L@L with Geffen Academy!
UCLA Extension Banner: New Year, New You. Start the year off fresh and learn a new skill or pursue a passion.

New Year, New You

Start the year off fresh and learn a new skill or pursue a passion.
This winter, UCLA Extension is offering another amazing selection of courses and events. As always, UCLA employees working at least part-time can receive 25% off enrollment fees. 

Explore courses in creative writing, digital technology, data science, landscape architecture, technical management, engineering or design, and much more. Instructors are notable experts who present theory and practice, as well as offer real-world experience. 

If you want to advance your career, explore a subject, or develop a deeper knowledge about an area, we have a course to help you on your journey. Learn online or in class in Westwood, Downtown L.A., or Woodland Hills. 

Winter Quarter starts January 6, 2020. Learn more at

ASUCLA Faculty and Staff Appreciation

ASUCLA invites all UCLA Faculty & Staff to an Appreciation Event in the UCLA Store – Ackerman, Court of Sciences, and Lu Valle locations! From December 2-6, Save 20% storewide on UCLA apparel & accessories, holiday gifts & wrap, headphones & tech accessories and much more! 

Enter to win prizes for both you and your department with daily raffles at all 3 locations!

Present your UCLA academic or staff ID card with purchase to receive discount. For more details visit

*Exclusions: UCLA Store gift cards, diploma frames, computer hardware & software, market merchandise, textbooks, individual greeting cards.  See store for more details.

ASUCLA: Apple One Day Sale | December 4

On December 4, the UCLA Computer Store in Ackerman Union has big savings on Apple hardware. It’s the biggest sale of the year, with savings of up to $400 off Apple retail price!
This sale is one day only, Wednesday December 4, but the Computer Store is taking reservations in advance. Reserve your Mac, iPad Pro or Apple Watch today >>
Your purchase won’t be processed until the sale date, and can be cancelled anytime before that date. Free shipping available within the Continental U.S. for your online orders. You can also pick up your order in person at the UCLA Computer Store in Ackerman Union. The UCLA Store hours on December 4 are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please note this offer is limited to stock on hand, and eligibility and quantity restrictions apply. Institutional Department orders are not eligible.  Contact the Computer Store for more info at 310-825-6952 or

Annual Posada | December 12

Please join the Latino/a/x Staff & Faculty Association for our annual Posada (Holiday gathering)!

Thursday, December 12
Pauley Pavilion
5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

In keeping with the Latina/o/x spirit of celebrating family, LSFA is open to all UCLA community members – everyone is invited.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
RSVP for Our Annual Posada

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