Vote for Students of Horticulture & Agronomy Graduate Group new officers! (Expire date: 9/24/17, Sun)
Students of the Horticulture & Agronomy Graduate Group (GGHA Students) is recruiting new officers for the 2017-2018 year!
The following positions are open:
Journal Club Coordinator
Social Team (Social Chair and the committees)
Any Hort&Ag student is welcome to apply. As a GGHA Students officer, your work will help to enrich the grad school life for the group. It is a great opportunity to learn about leadership, teamwork, communication skills, as well as build up the network with (but not limited to) the Hort&Ag cohorts. It is a good experience to add into your CVs.
If you are interested in being a GGHA Students officer, please email Mengyuan Xiao (email@example.com) with your name, year, degree, lab/major professor and the position of interest. The application deadline is Sep. 15 (Fri).
(This recruitment does NOT include the GSA representatives. More details for that will be announced later.)
P.S. The Social Team (except for the Social Chair) is NOT going to be registered in the university system (OrgSync), so there is no limit to the number of members to join the Social Team. Anyone who’s interested in helping with social events is welcome to participate. Here is the link to join the Social Team: https://goo.gl/forms/677rPkq4RSnvpD9V2
We will be having a happy hour / socializing at Delta of Venus next Thursday 5/11 at 5:30pm.
We will be going hiking on May 27th at Point Reyes National Seashore. If you would like to join for the fun sign up on the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/179F3sXqvVBzqIMmkU5IiO5gS1pO-ZtqWztzf7shzZuU/edit#gid=0
Student roster/bios of the group (http://hortaggradstudents.ucdavis.edu/index.php/students/student-bios/) has been updated based on the survey results received this week. If you want to revise or add your bio, please email Mengyuan directly.
In short: Fill out the poll http://tinyurl.com/HappyHortAgrFall16 by Thu 10/6 to share your ideas and help choose when we’ll have happy hours! Thanks!
What is happy hour?
- GET IN TOUCH with members of our grad groups;
- TAKE A BREAK from classes and lab/field works;
- ENJOY snacks, drinks and fun conversations;
- and yes, it will be ON CAMPUS, in Robbins!!!
VOTE for the day of the week that you are available after work (i.e. 5 pm). Go to http://tinyurl.com/HappyHortAgrFall16 (log in to UCD) and VOTE NOW!!!! (by Thu 10/6).
Want to host a movie night, Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner, or other fun events? Contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested in putting together a QE study group or have ideas for community outreach? Contact Jen (email@example.com) – we’d love to hear from you!
The first journal club will be held on Wednesday (10/5/16) at 5pm in 140 Robbins Hall.
For this first meeting, we will select a day and time to meet for future discussions and also have a short discussion of some fun science articles:
Strawberries and Lawsuits: future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property
The truth about genetically modified food
Hybrid vigour characterized
Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
Feel free to invite friends from other grad groups as well! There will be free snacks!
Graduate Student Association (GSA) representatives are needed for the new school year!
Representing the Hort&Ag graduate group, reps will attend the monthly GSA assembly meeting on the first Wednesday evening of the month during the school year (dinner provided) and bring back the information discussed in the meeting to the Hort&Ag group.
It is a good position for someone interested in helping with the Hort&Ag group but without a large time commitment. You will get updated for the campus activities and resources. It’s also a good experience to add into your CV.
Please let Mengyuan (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you want to be a GSA rep by Oct. 3 (Mon).