UCLA Staff Assembly
December 9, 2020
In this email:
Staff Assembly News
  • COVID-19 Response & Recovery Task Force: Staff Town Hall -
    12/9, 12PM
  • Fitness for Fun: Gyrokinesis - 12/9, 11:10AM
  • Join us in supporting staff scholarships
  • Winter Wonderland Virtual 5K - 11/20 - 12/16
  • Holiday Crafting: Virtual Social - 12/17, 4PM
  • UCLA University Women's Leadership Academy
  • UCLA Connections - Nobel Breakthroughs - 12/16, 9AM
  • Let’s Talk Finances—Bruin-to-Bruin
  • Free Chipotle Courtesy of Wescom
COVID-19 Response & Recovery Task Force Staff Town Hall

COVID-19 Response & Recovery Task Force: 
Staff Town Hall


Today, December 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Join Staff Assembly on Wednesday, December 9, at noon for a second virtual town hall providing campus updates regarding COVID-19 and the work of the Response & Recovery Task Force.

Task Force Co-Chairs will provide updates since our last town hall. Vice Chancellor Michael Beck and Former Academic Senate Chair Michael Meranze will also be joined by panelists Dr. Peter Katona, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the Fielding School of Public Health; Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Human Resources; and Michelle Sityar, Executive Officer of EH&S and UCLA COVID-19 Response & Recovery Task Force Member.

The panel will be moderated by Jessica Alexander, Staff Assembly President.

If you have additional questions, concerns or thoughts about UCLA’s COVID-19 response, please visit UCLA’s COVID-19 resources page or write to COVID19@ucla.edu.
Fitness for Fun: Gyrokinesis - Wed, Dec. 9 at 11:10am - 12:00pm

Fitness for Fun: Gyrokinesis


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM


Come join us for our last class of 2020! UCLA Staff Assembly is excited to offer bring back our Fitness for Fun classes to help keep Bruins moving during the current campus closure. Each session will spotlight different UCLA Recreation (FitZone, Group X and Yoga) classes offered virtually each quarter. Our goal is to provide a fun, active learning experience for you and your colleagues across campus. 
Join us in supporting staff scholarships

Join us in supporting staff scholarships

It is not too late to join our SPARK campaign with the goal of raising scholarship funds for deserving employees. I hope you consider investing in us. Please, learn more about our campaign by visiting spark.ucla.edu/StaffAssembly, and consider making a donation of any amount.

Last year, UCLA Staff Assembly ran a successful SPARK campaign enabling us to provide scholarships to UCLA’s talented and dedicated staff members. These funds allowed them to capitalize on opportunities such as enrollment for classes through UCLA Extension and registration fees for professional conferences. This was made possible by the generous support of many of UCLA’s 40,000+ staff members and the larger Bruin community.

Thank you for your support!

Support Staff Scholarships
Winter Wonderland True Bruin Virtual 5K

Winter Wonderland Virtual 5K


Friday, November 20, 2020 through
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Learn More

Join us November 20th - December 16th for our Winter Wonderland Virtual 5k. Fitness Fun for any level and ability! Three award categories, enter all 3 for more chances to win. Check out all the detail on our website. 
Virtual Socials: Holiday Crafting with UCLA Sustainability and Athens Services

Holiday Crafting: Virtual Social


Thursday, December 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


During this social hour with UCLA Sustainability and Athens Services, guests will have a chance to follow along holiday crafting ideas, such as decorative wreathes, thoughtful DIY gifts, and more! Get inspiration from others and enjoy the holiday spirits with the UCLA community.
UCLA University Women's Leadership Academy Empowering Courageous Leaders of Change

UCLA University Women's Leadership Academy 

for Mid-Career Women  - with the Courage to Lead 

UCLA University Women's Leadership Academy (UWLA) for Mid-Career University Women with the Courage to Lead is designed by women university leaders specifically for university mid-career women. It re-imagines university leadership in which the voices, objectives and values of women are magnified. It was constructed to alter the status of university mid-career women. Despite the fact the more than half of all university administrators are women, they hold less than 40% of the executive leadership roles. The pay gap between female and male administrators is widespread.

UCLA’s University Women’s Leadership Academy (UWLA) seeks to correct this imbalance through its professional development program and to expand the influence of mid-career women leaders. The Academy developed from the conviction that women must advocate for themselves and invest in their own leadership development—thereby expanding their professional opportunities.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2021 
Virtual program sessions are 2/20/21 - 6/3/21

For further information, contact Dr. Linda Rose.

Learn More about UWLA Program
Jennifer Doudna and Andrea Ghez

UCLA Connections - Nobel Breakthroughs


Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 9 AM


On October 6, 2020, UCLA Professor Andrea Ghez won a Nobel Prize in Physics for her discovery of a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The next day, UC Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful genome editing breakthrough that allows scientists to rewrite DNA in any organism, including human cells.

UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter, a distinguished scientist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, welcomes the two Nobel laureates to discuss the science behind their discoveries, their current research, how they achieved world-class research results and the significance of their Nobel Prizes for women and youth who have a passion for science.
Wescom - Meet Your UCLA Branch WFS Financial Advisor Karl Gerstenacker

Let’s Talk Finances—Bruin-to-Bruin


Karl Gerstenacker, former Bruin and now UCLA Wescom Financial Services (WFS) Financial Advisor, is here to listen and provide advice tailored to your individual financial needs. Whether you’re an experienced investor or just beginning, schedule a complimentary consultation with him today! 
To schedule a virtual or in branch appointment visit wescomfinancial.com or call 1-888-879-0558 ext. 1239.

Investment products and services offered through Wescom Financial Services, LLC (WFS), a Registered SEC Investment Advisor, broker-dealer, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wescom Credit Union. Registered Representatives are employed by and registered through WFS (Member FINRA/SIPC).

Investments are not NCUA/NCUSIF insured, not Credit Union guaranteed, and may lose value.
Wescom Financial Services CA Insurance License #0E36340.



In appreciation for UCLA Staff, Wescom Credit Union is providing the first 200 staff that register a free entre at Chipotle! Staff MUST BE ON CAMPUS to receive.

Register for your complimentary Chipotle. Must be picked up from the Wescom Credit Union branch location in Ackerman Union during your assigned time between 10am-5pm on:

  • Thursday Dec. 10th
  • Tuesday: Dec. 15th
  • Thursday Dec. 17th 


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