January 26, 2012
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Welcome back! Wishing everyone a strong start to a prosperous semester!

Become a BACCHUS-Certified Peer Health Educator

Campus Connections and the Peer Education Nation are recruiting! This is an opportunity for students to enhance their resume, prepare for a pre-health degree, learn something new and help their friends. The training is on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Hahn UC 104 and students can pre-register by emailing CHWP@sandiego.edu.

All Faith Service

The All Faith Service will be held on Thursday, February 2 at 12:15 p.m. in Shiley Theatre. The theme is Live, Love, Give: Our Rights and Responsibilities inspired by the CST principle, Rights and Responsibilities, chosen by the Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought for the spring semester.

This year the reflection will be given by Sister Patricia Cruise, S.C. the recently appointed director and CEO of Fr. Joe's Villages. As in past years, participants include members of the USD community and representatives of various faith traditions, who through song, poetry, chant, dance and narration highlight their different beliefs. Since the service is scheduled in Shiley Theatre, again this year, this will allow us to utilize media technology more fully.

Resident Assistant Applications Now Available!

RA Applications for the fall 2012 Academic Year are now online at www.sandiego.edu/residentiallife. The application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12pm!

If you know someone who could be a great RA, please make sure you recommend they apply.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Lee or Matt Kuder at kuder@sandiego.edu

Social Innovation Challenge: $30K to Be Distributed amongst Winners

Live out your wildest dream by proposing an idea for creating a social venture.  The Center for Peace and Commerce, in partnership with the USD Changemaker Hub, invites students to make a sustainable impact on the world we live in. The 2012 Social Innovation Challenge aims at helping students transcend from being visionaries to social enterprise owners/ trend setters/ nonprofit founders by providing seed funding ($30,000 to be distributed), mentorship, and guidance from entrepreneurs and the backing of the entire USD community.
Learn more and apply online at www.sandiego.edu/cpc/sic

West Coast Conference Hall of Honor

USD's inductee into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor for 2012 is Thomas Burke. Tom's contribution to the progress of our Athletics Department, during our formative years, is unmatched. He spearheaded the move from NCAA Division II to Division I and the West Coast Conference.

Tom will be honored on Saturday March 3, 2012 at a breakfast as part of the WCC tournament at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. Please pass this on to anyone in your division who knew Tom and might be interested in attending the breakfast. For more information, please contact Brian Fogarty at X4614.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Thank you and congratulations to all who participated in last week's parade! USD is the proud recipient of winning first place in the Education division.

Check out the Union Tribune for photos of the event!

Shout Outs!

Shout out to Jacque for taking the opportunity to connect 3 people with similar experiences in recently losing their old and little doggies! Being able to connect and share our loss and feelings has made all the difference! You truly are an Angel! Peace ;)

Shout out and thank you to Irene and Ashley in our Res Life Office for an amazing Fall semester! They are a great pair and both are wonderful assets to our operations! –Johnny Godfrey

Shout Out to Serena Boyd for her extreme versatility, genuine kindness, diligence, spirit of generosity, and willingness to tackle any challenge! –Barbara Zackowski

Shout Out to Kenny, get better soon! –Manda Sayegh

Shout Out to Alejandro Cervantes for all of his hard work and efforts to keep Torero Life going in Kenny's absence!
–Manda Sayegh and Carmen Vazquez

Shout to to Moisés, Stephanie, Matt, Sylvie, Christie, Merrick and Mark for the hard work, dedication and collaborative efforts you engaged in during the 2012 SYE Abroad Program. You rock! - Carmen Vazquez

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next SA Newsletter to Liberty Hebron (must be 150 characters or less and submitted before 5:00pm every Tuesday).

Lessons from Ernie

Task: Prepare a one line mission statement

Why? Because how we frame what we do, affects how we do it.


Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Alejandro Cervantes by Wednesdays at 12pm to be included in this newsletter


upcoming events

Sweet Celebration with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity
Every Wednesday in February in Honor of Black History Month
12pm - 2pm
UC Exhibit Hall Gallery

Viewing Party:
Who's Still Standing

Watch Comm Studies Professor Eric Pierson!
January 30
Hahn UC - Frank's Lounge

Technology Showcase & Open House
February 17
1pm - 5pm
Hahn University Center, Forums A, B and C
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Weekends @ USD
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Employee Development

Tuesday, January 31st
10am - 11:30am
"Professional Performance Portfolio" hosted by Human Resources
Maher 112: RSVP via e-mail to usdtraining@sandiego.edu 

Wednesday, February 1st
12pm - 2pm
"Black History Perspective" hosted by Center for Inclusion & Diversity
Hahn UC Exhibit Hall Gallery

Thursday, February 2nd
10am -11:30am
Webinar "Using Social Media to Improve Resident Satisfaction" followed by a brown bag lunch discussion
Hahn UC107 hosted by Residential Life

Thursday, February 2nd
"All Faith Service"
Shiley Theatre

Friday, February 3rd
12pm - 1pm
CHR Free Yoga in Salomon Hall

chr@usd events

Monthly Walks
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Employee Bible Studies
Tuesdays at 12pm
French Parlor, Founders Hall (English)

Thursdays at 11:30am
Facilities Lunchroom (Spanish)

Full Schedule