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Executive Board Election

Don't forget: Deadline for Staff Assembly 2018-2019 Executive nominations is Friday, May 18!

The offices to be filled are:
  • President-Elect (3-Year Term)
  • Vice President, Creative Production
  • Vice President, Development
  • Vice President, Digital Engagement
  • Vice President, Events
  • Vice President, Information Systems
  • Vice President, Outreach
  • Vice President, Programs
  • Vice President, Special Projects
  • Vice President, Strategic Communications
  • Vice President, Wellness
  • Secretary/Historian
For more information about each position, please visit http://staffassembly.ucla.edu/by-laws/ or email staffassembly@ucla.edu.

To nominate an individual, please complete the online nomination form at http://bit.ly/2018saebnom.
Please note: Nominees cannot be exclusively represented by a collective bargaining unit.

The voting period will be from May 30, 2018 - June 8, 2018 with the new Board being announced by June 14, 2017. Please consider running for the Board; this is an amazing professional development opportunity that you won't want to miss!

The 5th Annual True Bruin Move & Groove
Virtual 5k Run/Walk

The Fifth Annual True Bruin Move & Groove Virtual 5K Run/Walk is going on now! Deadline to register is Saturday, May 19. Once registered, you can run anytime, anywhere until Sunday, May 20! Think you can submit the "most creative route" or maybe the "most exotic run location?" Be sure to track your run using one of several popular tracking apps, and submit a screenshot of your run to Staff Assembly by May 23 for a chance at those and other award categories!

Event proceeds go towards UCLA Staff Scholarships. Get creative with your friends and family, make new friends, and support the cause!

Registration is $25 per person (group discounts available) and can be accessed at http://bit.ly/2018uclavirtual5kregistration until Saturday, May 19. As part of your paid registration, you will receive some awesome perks including a t-shirt, medal, goodie bag, and a chance to win great prizes! For full details, visit http://bit.ly/2018uclavirtual5k.

Show Your True Bruin "Service" Value
Participate in UCLA's United Way Campaign
May 1 - 31, 2018

Karen Calderon is a freshman at UCLA and a United Way recipient. She encourages her fellow Bruins to participate in the annual giving campaign.

"People giving to United Way would allow United Way to expand the programs and give more resources to people who need it," said Karen in describing how United Way has impacted her life. "I think that I am a strong individual today, I am able to succeed today," because of United Way.

Calderon encourages others to give, saying "To be a True Bruin you have to uphold certain values, and one of the values that's most important to me is Service...It doesn't end with me being here at UCLA, it ends with whatever my future turns out to be. United Way creates...empowered and resilient people."

See Karen's complete remarks in a video on the UCLA/United Way Campaign webpage.

The campaign financial goal is $200,000. To date the campaign contributions are at $71,637. Show your True Bruin "Service" value by making a tax deductible donation via payroll deduction or credit card before the campaign ends on May 31, 2018.

iD Tech Camps

This summer, enjoy the convenience of dropping off your child at a leading summer tech program right where you work! iD Tech Camps offers summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, and more. Our courses are led by tech-savvy staff in a fun, energetic, and experiential environment. From dress-up days, raffles, and outdoor activities, to gaming tournaments, and pie-your-instructor Fridays, this fun camp culture takes the pressure off so students can get to what matters: instilling a passion for tech.

UCLA employees can save $100 by using the code FACSTAFF18. Lock this deal in now - View course options and register at www.iDTech.com!

UCLA Martial Arts & Wellness Symposium 2018

Join UCLA Rec Martial Arts for the inaugural UCLA Martial Arts and Wellness Symposium on June 3! This event will host an array of experts and professionals from neuroscience professors to internationally renown instructors and presenters. Participants will not only be able to hear about a variety of benefits that martial arts training has, but participate in small workshops and seminars to learn on the spot martial arts techniques and drills.

Visit martialedu.com for more info and to register for this event!

It's Women's Wisdom Week

Help make a difference: Sign-up, Share, Support.

The Wisdom Study is designed to end confusion about when to start and how often to have a mammogram. Who can join? Women who: are 40-74, with no history of breast cancer or DCIS, and receive health care in California. For more information, contact: WisdomStudyUCLA@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 794-0981.

Share: Tell your friends, colleagues, family. Use #WWD, #TheWISDOMstudy, #JoinWISDOM

Vote on Creating a New Neighborhood Council

Neighborhood Councils can be a powerful force for progress or stagnation in the community. A council can encourage affordable housing development, or insist on so many height, parking, and aesthetic requirements that only a few units can be built. They can encourage nightlife, or work to ensure that no establishments are able to offer dancing, live music, pool tables, or happy hours. They can pave the way for bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, and popular fast casual restaurants, or they can make it very difficult for them to come into Westwood.

This year, Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, business leaders, faculty, staff and Westwood residents have brought forward a ballot resolution that would split the existing Westwood Neighborhood Council in two, allowing the area around UCLA and Westwood Village to be self-governed. To reach your own informed opinion on the proposal and for voter information, you can visit the North Westwood Neighborhood Council web page on the EmpowerLA web portal.

It is especially important to note that everyone 17 or older who lives, works, goes to school, or otherwise has a substantial interest in Westwood is eligible to vote, regardless of whether you're a citizen or are otherwise registered to vote. You can vote in person at the John Wooden Center or at the Westwood Recreation center at 1350 S Sepulveda on May 22 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If you don't live in Westwood, you can identify as a "work" stakeholder and then, for "Stakeholder's Qualifying Address," you can put any valid UCLA address.

Award Winning Costume Designer - Paul Tazewell

Emmy and Tony award-winning Hamilton costume designer, Paul Tazewell, to be keynote speaker at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Tevelevision's 16th Annual Design Showcase West (DSW) on Saturday, June 2, at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Freud Playhouse. The event is free and open to the public from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

For more information, please email DSW@tft.ucla.edu.


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