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upcoming events

Spring Alcala Bazaar
Feb. 4, 11:30-2:30pm
Hahn UC Forums

Our Diversity as a Gift and Challenge with Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Feb. 5, 12pm
Hahn UC Forum C
RSVP here

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Feb. 24- 28

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Apr. 7-11

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting Schedule

Feb 26, 3:30pm
Hahn UC Forum C

Mar 26, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

Apr 16, 3:30pm
Salomon Hall

May 21, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

For more events, visit the Torero Life Website

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Weekends @ USD
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Fit into Fall
Yoga Fusion
1st and 3rd Friday of the month 12:30-1:25pm
Mission Fitness Center

Total Body Conditioning
Every Wednesday
Mission Fitness Center

USD Chinese New Year Dinner
Feb. 28, 6pm
Jasmine Chinese Restaurant
More information TBA
RSVP to Angela Yeung

Employee Bingo Schedule

Feb. 12, 12-1pm
Salomon Hall

Mar. 12, 12-1pm
Salomon Hall

Apr. 16, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 128

May 14, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 107

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule

Check out the Being Well @ USD Website here

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Restorative Justice

We want to make sure that you know how restorative justice (RJ) can assist you in your work with students. There are several ways the RJ process can support your work. You may want to use a Restorative Circle with a group of students that are concerned about an issue or event. Restorative Circles provide a framework for deep and meaningful discussion. If you have students in an organization who are experiencing conflict, a Restorative Mediation creates a safe environment where all participants are able to voice their perspective and hear others. A Restorative Justice Conference can be used if choices made by one or more students has had a negative impact on others in the community.

More information about this great resource can be found at: or you can speak with Sean Horrigan, Justine Darling, Marie Minnick or one of the many trained facilitators in our division.

V-Day Rose Sale

The Women's Center cordially invites you to join them as they bring attention to sexual violence. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, the Women's Center will hold their annual “V-Day” Rose Sale, raising funds for a local women’s shelter.

Learn more about the International V-Day Movement by visiting the Women's Center website.

Website Content Management System Update

Important update:

Please note that ITS and the Web Team are requiring website content managers to take an all-day Cascade CMS training. If you have not signed up for a training yet, please do so soon! Student content managers may split trainings to accommodate their class and activity schedules. Please see the full schedule below.


Starting in the fall, the USD Web Team began transitioning USD websites from Contribute to a new content management system (CMS) called Cascade. If you are a website manager, please note that in order to retain managerial access to your website(s), you will need to take the Cascade training that the Web Team is offering.

To see a list of training dates, click here.

To see the website transition time line, click here.

Employee Development Committee: Weekly Self-Care Tips

Weekly Self-Care Tip #11: Be mindful of the consistent need for self-care. It is not an indulgence, but an essential part of our identities as Student Affairs professionals.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Jessica Critchlow thank you so much for all your efforts related to the continuation grant. I am so thankful for you. . -Melissa Halter

Shout out to Mandy Womack and Jessica Garcia De Paz for a successful sorority recruitment. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Pam Sikes and the Health Center staff, as well as residents of the UC/SLP for bearing with impact of sorority recruitment. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the Student Life Facilities staff for their support of sorority recruitment and the multiple set ups this requires. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Justine Darling, Luke LaCroix, John Godfrey, Rick Hagan and the Manchester RA s for supporting residents throughout the night and all weekend. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Steve Sprinkle for helping with an urgent Friday evening situation. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Erin Lovette-Colyer, the Women's Center, and the United Front Multicultural Center for implementing "Operation Beautiful" during sorority recruitment. - Cynthia Avery

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next Student Affairs Newsletter to Liberty at

Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesday at 12pm.