Happy Holidays from the OVPTL!

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Feature Story: Anteater Learning Pavilion 

“A central pillar of our strategic plan is to foster excellence in teaching and learning,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “That commitment is now exemplified in this magnificent building, which will feature lecture halls, impromptu conferencing spaces and the latest technology. I’m excited by the opportunities.”

Read full story here
First-generation Flag Bearer
Students who are first in their families to attend college – which describes more than half of UCI’s undergraduate population – face unique obstacles. Oakley thinks universities must develop strategies to “reach them where they’re at and help them navigate unfamiliar territory.”

Learn about the First Generation First Quarter Challenge 
Our Gift To You - Announcing Social Media Training Videos
How Set Up a Twitter Account and Start Tweeting
OVPTL Communications is here to be YOUR Social Media resource. UCI Media and OVPTL are excited to announce an upcoming series of short training videos to walk you through each of the major platforms.
Enjoy this short video about how to get started on Twitter!
Social Media Made Easy - Workshop Recap and Resources 

OVPTL's monthly Social Media Brunch/Lunch workshop asks your department which topics matter to you! Our next event will be in January, we hope to see you there!

Access resources 

Video of the Month

DUE Giving

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we would like to invite you all to join in making a donation of any size to DUE.  You may direct your gift to a favorite program, or to the DUE Excellence Fund which supports all DUE programs and initiatives. 

To select one of the DUE funds click here.  Click “See All / Schools & Units”.  Scroll to “CAMPUS – Division of Undergraduate Education”.  Then select a designation by clicking (See More). 

Gifts to DUE directly benefit the students that we serve. 

Upcoming Events

UCI Staff Assembly Scholarship Program with Chipotle! 

Come in to the Chipotle at 4255 Campus Drive Suite A 116 in Irvine on Tuesday, December 13th between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

Simply tell the cashier you're supporting the Staff Assembly Scholarship and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to UCI Staff Assembly Scholarship Program. To read more about The Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Program click here

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of the cherished classic. Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new.

Matinee performance on Dec. 10, 17 at 2 p.m. & Dec. 11, 18, 23 at 1 p.m.

See all shows and purchase tickets here

Special Announcements

Welcome New Team Members 
Student Transition Services has added a few new team members over the past several weeks.  Any way that you are able to make them feel welcomed to the DUE family is appreciated. Say hello to, Janet Perez-Molina – Counselor/Coordinator for Foster Youth Resilience in Education Program (FYRE); Vivian Luu – Coordinator for Parent and Family Academic Initiatives; Iliana Zepeda – TRiO Scholars Tutor Coordinator.
A Message from the UCI Mental Health Initiative:
 If you See Something, Please Say Something

The holiday season can be stressful. We wanted to let you know that each campus has a “red folder” that puts together the critical information for anyone in the campus community to access in case of a mental health emergency.  Please reference our UCI red folder to learn about the best ways to deal with assisting students in distress.
Access the UC Irvine campus "red folder" 

Are you a UC Entrepreneur? Calling all Faculty and Staff ANTrepreneurs!

Are you a UC entrepreneur?

Share your story for a free T-shirt and chance to win lunch with UC President Janet Napolitano and Senior Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Christine Gulbranson.

Learn more here

Please share the Winter Freshman Seminars with your students and encourage them to participate. 

More info can be found here

Just for Fun

Happy Holidays from the OVPTL (Post-it Note Style)
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