January 31, 2013
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Welcome Back Message from the Vice President

Dear Student Affairs,

Welcome to the spring semester! I hope that you and your family enjoyed the wonderful holiday season and intersession. Our campus is once again bustling and filled with the positive energy that our students always bring.  We are looking forward to our continued success in the Student Affairs division and it is important for you to know that your contribution is important to ensure our sustained success and growth. We are so very blessed, in Student Affairs, to have an outstanding team of leaders and educators that give selflessly of their time in support of others and work to foster a strong sense of community on our campus.

I am looking forward to spending time with each area and hearing more about your goals and achievements for the semester.  I encourage you to attend the “All Faith Service”; it is a great way to begin the academic year.

Warm regards,

MLK Parade and All People's Breakfast Celebration

USD community members took part in San Diego's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and All People's Breakfast this past weekend. Check some pictures below!

SLIC Goes Global

Jason Schreiber and Laura McNaughton took ten students to Peru for an International Immersion Trip during Intersession! Check out the pictures below!

UFMC Events

Please join us for our February Community Lunch! This month's lunch celebrates Black History Month. All are welcome to attend. Please mark your calendars for the first Thursday of every month for the next UFMC Community Lunches.

UFMC Community Lunch
Thursday, February 7
12:30 - 2:00PM
UFMC (SLP 418)

The UFMC would like to invite all USD students to participate in the Spring Retreat. It is an opportunity to participate in a free off-campus experience that will enhance their leadership skills, connect with UFMC members, and support each other as members of the USD community. The deadline to submit is noon on Wednesday, January 30th. Download the registration form here (PDF).

UFMC Spring Retreat
Saturday, February 9
8:30AM - 3:00PM
Marina Village Conference Center

Outdoor Adventures Photography Exhibit

Outdoor Adventures and the Office of Sustainability are hosting an outdoor photography display in the SLP exhibit hall Jan 29 – Feb 8. of the USD one challenge, the environment and our national parks through photography. This display will showcase the photography of Will Rochfort (’04) and Mark Ceder as well as highlight the efforts of the National Park Service that have led to the study and eventual banning of plastic water bottle sales within Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks. Come learn about the parks journey and examine your daily choices that could have significant positive impact on the environment.

For those interested, there will be a workshop on Feb 7. at 12:30 p.m. entitled “Road Trip 101: Essential Tips and Strategies” for those that would like to plan their own trips to some of our amazing parks.

Campus Scheduling Room Reservation Changes

For the past several months, University Scheduling has been looking at ways to improve the scheduling database, customer service, and of course maximizing the use of meeting and event spaces. In an effort to manage spaces better, University Scheduling Taskforce has determined the following procedures to ensure that spaces are available for internal and external customers.

As a pilot project for spring semester, University Scheduling is incorporating these steps:

1. Once space has been located and confirmed for your event with the scheduler, you must sign the “Internal Confirmation Agreement” and provide your department’s POETS code. If you have reoccurring meeting/events in the same building, you do not need to sign each agreement. An Internal Confirmation Agreement will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your request.

2. If for any reason, your meeting/event will be canceled, please contact the building scheduler at least two days before your event to avoid any “No Show” fees. At the time of yourreservation, you will be notified of the No Show fees.

Student Groups and Organizations
Cancellations without notice will be considered “No Shows”. The first “No Show” will result in a written warning against the club/organization, with one written warning allowed per semester. The second “No Show” will result in (a) the cancellation of all remaining reservations for the club/organization and (b) the denial of any new reservations for the club/organization for four (4) academic year weeks (i.e., school in session).

Departments and Centers
Cancellations without notice will be considered “No Shows”, and a fee ranging from $25 - $150 will be billed, depending on the space or resources reserved (i.e., small meeting, large multipurpose room).

By implementing these steps, we hope that meetings/events will be scheduled more efficiently. University Scheduling's goal is to manage university spaces better and to deter any spaces from being unused.

Technology Fair

Shout Outs!

Shout out to Nicki Schuessler for her leadership and efforts with the December Student Affairs Breakfast. -Marie Minnick

Shout out to Maureen Kane for her efforts of bringing Frank Partnoy to speak and obtaining copies of his book. -Marie Minnick

Shout out to Serena Boyd, Irene Bubnack, Liberty Hebron, Jacque Morganson, Raquel Rosario and Barbara Zackowski for their amazing work setting the tone for the SA Breakfast with the fantastic decorations. -Marie Minnick

Shout out to Greg Zackowski and Mark Ceder in Outdoor Adventures for providing fabulous poster size photographs to display in the new SHC that promote health and wellness of our students. -Pam Sikes

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 libertyhebron@sandiego.edu.

Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12 p.m.


upcoming events

All Faith Service
Jan. 31, 12:15pm
Immaculata Church

Michael Dukakis Guest Lecture
Feb. 1, Time TBA
KIPJ Theater

Sweet Celebrations Kickoff
Feb. 6, 12pm
Hahn UC Exhibit Hall

Technology Fair
Feb. 15, 12pm
Hahn UC Forums

Fowler Park Dedication
Feb. 15, 5pm
Baseball vs. SDSU

TEDxAshokaU Conference
Feb. 21-23
Balboa Theater

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

employee development


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Weekends @ USD
See sandiego.edu/weekends for a list of upcoming events

chr@usd events

CHR Blood Drive
Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
In front of the Hahn UC

Feb. 13, 12pm
Salomon Hall

Employee Appreciation Game
Women's Basketball vs. St. Mary's
Feb. 21, 7pm
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule