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NEWS BRIEFS: Orders Due for Poster Calendars

By Dateline Staff on August 7, 2018 in University

Quick Summary

  • Governor appoints 4 to Board of Regents
  • Volunteers needed for multicasualty drill
  • Unitrans implements route, fare changes
  • Timing on merit raises for nonrepresented staff
  • MyBill: New payment options, fee structure
  • Preorders due for campus poster calendars
  • Aggie Athletics on radio, online, in print

Preorders are being taken through Monday (Aug. 13) for the 2018-19 campus poster calendar — the Instagram edition!

You may have already received the preorder form (UC Davis Stores sent it July 16 to a “calendar” email list); if you didn’t get one, send an email to, and store staff will send one. Fill out the form (it’s a fillable PDF) and return it by email.

The calendars are priced at $2.49 apiece (flat and rolled, or folded) with the following discounts available: 10 percent department discount for all orders paid by recharge account or P-Card, and 20 percent discount for orders of 100 or more calendars billed to a single account or P-Card.

If you’re paying by recharge, your order must be accompanied by a Bookstore Purchase Order available through UCDBuy (search for catalog No. 71461-198).

The calendars are due to arrive from the printer in mid-August. If you are preordering, the fastest way to get your calendars is by picking them up at the Campus Store (Memorial Union). Free delivery is available for orders of 25 or more calendars going to campus-associated locations in Davis and Sacramento.

Flat, rolled calendars will be sold at the Campus Store, Welcome Center Store and Downtown Store, corner of Second and F streets, Davis.

Governor appoints 4 to Board of Regents

The UC Board of Regents gained four members Monday (Aug. 6), by appointment of Gov. Jerry Brown. The new regents are:

  • Laphonza Butler, 39, of Los Angeles — She has been the president of the SEIU United Long-Term Care Workers Union since 2010, and was a national division director and campaign director for the Service Employees International Union in Washington, D.C., from 2006 to 2009.
  • Michael Cohen, 45, of Sacramento — He has served as the director of the California Department of Finance since 2013, and before that he was chief deputy director for budget from 2011 to 2013.
  • Cecilia V. Estolano, 52, of Pasadena — A graduate of UCLA (master’s degree in urban planning) and UC Berkeley (law degree), she has been the chief executive officer of Estolano LeSar Advisors (urban planning and public policy) since she co-founded the firm in 2011.
  • Richard H. Leib, 61, of Solana Beach (San Diego County) — He started as president and chief executive officer of Dunleer Strategies (business planning for emerging companies), and served as executive vice president and general counsel at Liquid Environmental Solutions from 2002 to 2017.

Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer and UC President Janet Napolitano issued a news release welcoming the new regents, with Kieffer saying their diverse backgrounds and expertise “will bring fresh insights to the board and the university as a whole.”

Napolitano said: “I am eager to partner with these accomplished new board members.” Serving on the board, she said, “offers a powerful opportunity to shape California higher education for years to come and ensure that future students receive the same excellent UC education as did previous generations of Californians.”

The appointments are subject to Senate confirmation, but the appointees may begin serving their 12-year terms immediately. All of the new regents except Cohen are Democrats; Cohen registered without a party preference. Regents receive no compensation for their board service.

Volunteers needed for multicasualty drill

It’s only a drill — and you can be part of it. Campus safety officials are seeking volunteers for a multicasualty incident drill to be staged over three days next month: Tuesday, Sept. 4; Thursday, Sept. 6; and Thursday, Sept. 20. Sign-ups are due by the end of next week; people are invited to sign up for one or more days.

“We are currently seeking volunteers to act as patients,” states a flier from the Fire and Police departments, and Safety Services. “Volunteers will be given makeup, simulated injuries and acting instructions.”

Each session will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Lunch will be provided.

“This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local first-responders and learn more about what they do.”

Sign-ups are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and can be arranged online.

Questions? Please contact Chelsea Bills by email.

Unitrans implements route, fare changes

Unitrans, the UC Davis and city of Davis bus system, implemented service changes and a cash fare increase Monday (Aug. 6). Other changes involving bus service for Davis Joint Unified School District students are set to take effect with the start of the district’s new school, year, Aug. 29.

Printed copies of the 2018-19 bus schedule are on the buses. The schedule and updated routes are available for download on the Unitrans website.

Unitrans’ first fare increases in 14 years set the cash fare at $1.25, up from $1. The prices of monthly passes went up July 1, but Unitrans decided to hold off on the cash fare increase until the start of Summer Session 2.

This Dateline article posted Aug. 3 outlines the Unitrans service changes, including new fares on the V and X lines, a switch in terminals for Summer Service after 8:10 p.m. and the elimination of the Sunday evening Amtrak shuttle.

Timing on merit raises for nonrepresented staff

The Davis campus has posted details on implementation of merit pay raises for nonrepresented staff, acting upon UC President Janet Napolitano’s July 26 authorization.

Raises are being rolled out to eligible employees as follows:

  • Biweekly-paid employees — Merit increases effective July 1, with salary adjustments first appearing on employees’ Sept. 5 paychecks. Retroactive payments will appear on Oct. 3 paychecks.
  • Monthly-paid employees — Merit increases effective July 1, with salary adjustments first appearing on Aug. 31 paychecks. Retroactive payments will appear on Oct. 1 paychecks.

Information on the merit program at UC Davis Health is available here.

MyBill: New payment options, fee structure

Starting Aug. 16, MyBill, UC Davis’ online student accounts payment system, will accept all major credit cards instead of just Discover Card. While the additional payment options create convenience for student and parents, they also come with a change in fee structure.

A 2.85 percent transaction fee (minimum $3) will apply to all credit card payments, replacing the $12 flat fee for Discover Card payments. The fee is nonrefundable, processed through a third-party, TouchNet PayPath. E-check payment options will still be available, free of charge.

Questions? Send an email to

Aggie Athletics on radio, online, in print

What’s new in media for UC Davis Athletics?

RADIO AGREEMENT — Athletics and one of its longtime radio partners, Sports 1140 KHTK in Sacramento, have a new deal that provides not only for continued presentation of Aggie football, but also — for the first time on KHTK — men’s basketball.

Athletics and its media rights holder, Learfield Communications, made the announcement Monday (Aug. 6). KHTK is an AM radio station that also presents its programming online.

“This is great news for Aggie fans and our community,” Director of Athletics Kevin Blue said in a news release. “We are grateful to Bonneville (International, the radio station owner) and Learfield for coming together and extending a valuable relationship, and creating an opportunity to deliver men’s basketball games to fans for the first time.”

KHTK will also present a minimum of 14 one-hour seasonal coaches’ shows (11 football and three men’s basketball), and host morning, midday and afternoon chats with head football coach Dan Hawkins and head basketball coach Jim Les.

Who will be announcing the games? Read the complete news release.

“INSIDE AGGIE NATION” — UC Davis Athletics last week began publishing a new online column by retired Davis Enterprise sports editor Bruce Gallaudet. “Inside Aggie Nation With Bruce Gallaudet,” spotlighting the programs, teams and people that represent UC Davis, the city of Davis and the region, is posted Tuesdays at Gallaudet also has begun writing “Aggie Corner” for Friday editions of the Enterprise.

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About the author(s)

Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or