LANES AND LOOPS: Staff Bowling Returns, Walking Project Posts Survey

Staff members bowl in the Memorial Union Games Area.
The Staff Bowling League is returning to the MU Games Area, with this Thursday (Oct. 4) the last day to sign up. (Cody Kitaura/UC Davis)

Staff bowling is back! And, Healthy UC Davis wants to know your thoughts on the campus’s new walking loops. Read on …

“If you have any ‘spare’ time, it’s a great opportunity to get out of your office at lunch, plus network and have fun,” says Janna Tolla, Memorial Union director, in announcing the return of the Staff Bowling League in the MU Games Area.

Fun team names are a must, said Ferguson Mitchell, Games Area coordinator, while team cheers, banners and interpretive dances are optional. “Join us for this great opportunity to have some fun during the lunch hour and spend time with colleagues,” he said.

Two conferences are being set up for fall quarter — one that will bowl from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, the other from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, starting next week. The cost for 10 weeks of league play is $35, including shoes.

You can sign up solo (and be assigned to a team) or in teams of three. At the end of the season, each conference will have a championship, and the winners of both will be encouraged to participate in the vaunted “Super Bowl,” at no additional charge.

This Thursday (Oct. 4) is the last day to sign up and pay. Sign up here. Participants have until Monday (Oct. 7) to bowl two games to establish handicaps. Read the rules here.

The Wednesday conference will play from Oct. 10 through the conference playoff Dec. 5, and Thursday conference from Oct. 11 through the conference playoff Dec. 6 (no bowling Thanksgiving week). The “Super Bowl” is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Questions? Comments? Send an email to the MU Games Area managers and reference the Staff Bowling League in the email subject line.  

Walking loop survey

Purple Gateway Loop button, cutout

Healthy UC Davis introduced those slogans and more with the installation last spring of four 1-mile walking loops — one in each campus district: Quad, Pavilion, Health Sciences and Gateway. Colorful buttons on pavement and concrete mark the loops, and they are shown here on a map. The Sacramento campus has two loops, and you can see those by clicking on the same map link, then clicking on “UC Davis Health Walking Loops.”

Now, almost six months in, Healthy UC Davis has posted a survey to gather opinions on the walking loops. So, if you have walked any of them, please consider responding to the survey. And, if you have not walked one, well, what are you waiting for? Go for a walk and then consider answering the survey.

What’s in it for you? Besides exercise and a mental break, survey respondents will be entered into a quarterly drawing for a Fitbit Charge 2.

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