HDAE staff laced up their comfy shoes and participated in UC Walks on May 16. UC Walks is a Systemwide WellBeing Initiative program that promotes wellness and an active lifestyle as well as builds community and campus spirit.
San Joaquin Villages has new wall décor: The MarCom Team (Eric Zobel, Julie Levangie & Mandy Yoshida) partnered with UCSB Athletics to transform three of our recreation rooms with some Gaucho pride! Olé..., Olé, Olé, Olé Gauchos, Gauchos!
Every year our talented and caring Resident Assistants make door decorations for incoming Gauchos. "Door decs" are a great way to help people feel like they belong right away. Here are some stunning hand painted door decs created by Lissette Vaca, Santa Cruz Residence Hall RA.
Noah Owens, Housing Services Analyst for R&CL, entertained the campus community with his solo performance, “Electropop from New York City,” during the AS Program Board Noon Storke Show on April 25. Thank you Noah!
Check out the beautiful sculpture by UCSB grad student and artist Toni Scott. Our talented and caring Grounds Team provided the palm fronds for the sculpture, which was exhibited at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum in May. The Grounds Team also recently spruced up the area outside of the Transportation & Parking Services trailer.
The Arts & Culture Committee sponsored another successful National Music Week where students and staff entertained Dining Commons customers. The celebration concluded with UCSB's premiere, award-winning a cappella group Naked Voices (click and turn on your sound)!
On June 13 about 25 folks from across HDAE gathered for a coffee collaboration and shared points of pride and success stories within HDAE. We also helped shape the official HDAE values, which we hope to get more input on and be able to finalize and share mid-summer. We saw this meeting as a chance to activate and hear some good stories about the good work you all do within our division and to get a chance to meet folks who sometimes only communicate via email. We hope to have more of these in the future for ongoing connections. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portola Dining Commons, San Joaquin Villages, and The Club & Guest House have all been nominated for a Unique Venues Best of Awards! Portola & San Joaquin, nominated for Best Earth Friendly Venue, were recently awarded LEED Platinum Certification for setting the bar high in terms of being environmentally responsible and sustainable. The Club & Guest House at UCSB, nominated for Best Renovation, was extensively renovated and expanded in 2014. It now boasts a modernized design equipped with a spacious dining room, a 34-room, a lounge, state-of-the-art conference spaces, and more! VOTE FOR THE BEST! FORGET THE REST!
A few weeks ago De La Guerra Dining Commons had a special guest!