October 8th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor Linda Katehi gets ready for the Homecoming game alongside the UC Davis Aggie Pack.
Homecoming weekend at UC Davis was a blast! Friday night, pajama-clad students, alumni and members of the community took over the streets of downtown Davis to celebrate our 100th Pajamarino. And Saturday, our Aggie football team took on the Montana State Bobcats. Before the game, I joined Terry Tumey - our new director of athletics – to fire up the Aggie Pack!
During half time, I joined Doug Kelly and alumnus Scott Marsh in the press box, who interviewed me on the radio about future of UC Davis Athletics, Terry’s inspiring leadership and how much we in the UC Davis community will
Chancellor Linda Katehi in the press box with Scott Marsh and Doug Kelly (L to R).
miss head football coach Bob Biggs. The game was very exciting down to the last few minutes and our Aggies made a great effort, but fell short of the win. But it was wonderful to see all the proud Aggies that came out to support our team and our university.
October 5th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor Linda Katehi poses with tour guides (L to R) Demsina, Nate, Josh and Paige.
This morning, I met a group of students who work as campus tour guides for UC Davis. It was interesting to hear about all the great things they do for our campus! Our tour program is part of the Undergraduate Admissions department and offers a variety of campus tours, each focusing on a different aspect of the living and learning that takes places on our remarkable campus. If you get a chance, consider taking one of their tours. You might be surprised to learn something new! These students are proud and enthusiastic Aggies, and I’d like to thank them for all they do!
October 4th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
At last week’s New Student Celebration, a reporter for AggieTV approached me and invited me to dance with him for a video they were producing of the event. This afternoon, I saw a remixed version of that video for the first time. Let’s just say that I got a good laugh. Take a look for yourself:
Here is the entire version of the New Student Celebration video complete with Gangnam Style dancing from many students on campus:
October 4th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
UC’s Onward California tour, which visited downtown Davis yesterday, stopped on our campus this afternoon and I went out to check out the festivities. It was great to see and meet so many students who showed up to support UC and UC Davis. Here are a few of the highlights of today’s visit:
September 28th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
The inaugural, all-student "We are Aggie Pride" board of directors helped raise more than $30,000 in short-term financial for fellow students in 2011-12. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo)
I am thrilled to share the exciting news that philanthropic support for UC Davis for the 2011-12 fiscal year exceeded more than $132 million, making this the sixth year in a row that we have surpassed $100 million! As you know, we announced the public launch of the The Campaign for UC Davis in October 2010 with a goal to inspire 100,000 donors to contribute $1 billion by 2014. The latest commitments helped bring the university to more than 80 percent of our goal and, as of June 30, the campaign had generated $826 million in gifts to advance excellence in research, scholarship and public service.
I came to UC Davis three years ago with a vision to not only build on our accomplishments, but also to ensure that more students have access to a world-class education in this turbulent economy. The generosity of our donors has made a remarkable impact on our university. I ask that you join me in thanking our supporters and invite you to read more about this year’s philanthropic highlights.