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Chancellor calls for revival of Aggie Pride Fridays


Photo: Professor André Knoesen, vice chair, Academic Senate; and Lina Layiktez, chair, Staff Assembly — both wearing Aggie gear.

Faculty and staff representatives show their Aggie Pride: André Knoesen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and vice chair of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate; and Lina Layiktez, director, Conference and Event Services, and chair of the Staff Assembly. They’re pictured amid the big selection of Aggie gear at UC Davis Stores (Memorial Union). (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

A message from Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi:

“The pride we have in our campus is what helps make UC Davis such a special place, and with the new academic year upon us I hope you will help us revive a campus tradition to demonstrate our Aggie spirit and affection.


Read the chancellor’s welcome back message to faculty and staff.

“It’s called Aggie Pride Fridays, and it encourages members and friends of our campus community to wear UC Davis apparel every Friday of the school year.

“Wearing the Aggie Blue may seem like a small gesture, but it really does support the idea that we are one university regardless of where we may work or study.

“While we show our pride and affection for our university year-round, I hope you will join in the fun on Aggie Pride Fridays and proudly display your Aggie Blue for everyone to see.

“It is a forceful way to demonstrate our solidarity and our love for everything UC Davis stands for as a world-class university.

“I hope you will show your UC Davis spirit and join me in celebrating the Aggie Pride Fridays tradition.”   

"Go Ags!"

Linda Katehi


More Pride: ‘Show Us Your Aggie’

Student Life announced the “Show Us Your Aggie” photo contest for students as well as staff and faculty, with a mustang trophy set aside for the “most spirited department.”

The photo contest comprises five “most spirited” categories: student, organization, department, business and alumni-family.

Photos are due via Instagram by noon Wednesday, Oct. 9. Tag them #ShowUsYourAggie and include your name or the name of your organization, department or business. Look for the photos on Tagboard (or Instagram on your smartphone).

The winners will be announced and trophies awarded at noon Friday, Oct. 11, on the homecoming stage on the Quad.

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