Thank Goodness for Staff draws crowds at UC Davis

The annual event "celebrating the hard work and contributions of UC Davis staff" was held Thursday on Russell Field.


  1. The 35th annual Thank Goodness for Staff, UC Davis Staff Assembly's springtime kudos for university employees, drew a huge throng of attendees despite a damp morning.
  2. This year's rain may not have been unprecedented.
  3. Luckily, the precipitation had stopped by the 11 a.m. start time, leaving behind only a few clouds.
  4. Gunrock wasn't the only animal at this year's event.
  5. Look who came out to #TGFS2015 @sixflags_discoverykingdom and one of their penguins! #makingfriends #GoAgs
    Look who came out to #TGFS2015 @sixflags_discoverykingdom and one of their penguins! #makingfriends #GoAgs
  6. Met a penguin today #TGFS
    Met a penguin today #TGFS
  7. Staff members who wanted to burn off the calories from their food could climb a rock wall, race inside giant inflatable balls called "Zorbs," or bounce sky-high in harnesses.
  8. Just doin that rock climbin thang.  #tgfs2015
    Just doin that rock climbin thang. #tgfs2015
  9. @julieagosto conquering the zorb at this year's #ThankGoodnessForStaff #tgfs #ucdavis #ucd
  10. Speaking of food, offerings from Lunch Box Express and Rich's Ice Cream Catering included Tex-Mex lunches and ice cream desserts.
  11. Campus departments and outside vendors were on hand to share information with Aggies.
  12. Facilities Management was soliciting feedback from staffers about the temperature in their offices to ensure energy isn't being wasted blasting air conditioning or heaters. Work orders should still be submitted for urgent issues, but temperature feedback can be provided in MyUCDavis. More information is available at .