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upcoming events

Hate Crimes Awareness Week
October 17-18
More information TBA

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)/Not on My Watch (NOMW)
October 21-24
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Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
October 24, 7:15 am
La Gran Terraza
RSVP to Roxanne Burns

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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

Annual Employee Service and Recognition Luncheon
October 22, 11:30-1:30pm
More info TBA

Benefits Fair
October 24, Time TBA
Hahn UC Forums

Supervisor Forums
November 18, 1-2:30pm
KIPJ Theatre
November 19, 9-10:30am
KIPJ Theatre

Monthly Walks
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Not On My Watch Video Contest

Encourage students to submit a video for the Not On My Watch Video Contest!
Students are invited to submit a 30 – 90 second video or PSA in either or both of the categories: "Supporting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention" and "Spreading Hope Through Seeking Help." Full details and guidelines are available at Participants can win a $25, $50, or $100 Visa gift card! All videos submitted may be shown during the Not On My Watch Video Contest Viewing Event on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Frank's Lounge and used by Student Wellness in education and social media.

Please help us welcome Layne Woollard to CHWP
Graduate student in the SOLES Masters in Counseling with a Pupil, Personnel, Services Credential program, Layne Woollard, recently joined the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion as a new graduate assistant. Layne graduated in May from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Nutrition. She will be working primarily with our peer programs promoting health and wellness. Welcome Layne!

24th Annual Social Issues Conference Presents:
“From the Margins to the Center”

The annual Social Issues Conference works in collaboration with individuals and departments from the campus community to bring speakers and programs that increase awareness of social issues, instigate positive change through communication, advocacy, and activism, and embrace the value of respect, dignity, and compassion. This year’s Social Issues Conference theme, "From the Margins to the Center", reflects the need in our society to place our most vulnerable and marginalized peoples at the core of our concern as educators, organizers, and life-long learners.

During the fall 2013 semester at USD, the university will highlight the Catholic Social Teaching principle of "Option for the Poor and Vulnerable". This principle challenges and encourages society to create conditions for marginalized voices to be heard and to work to ensure that the dignity of all people is respected and protected. "From the Margins to the Center" requires that central concerns transform community and community will stand together, side by side. Programming has expanded from a one-day conference to the idea of the semester as a conference in order to collaborate and support the numerous social issues related programming facilitated by members of the campus community.

“Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless.” ― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Environmental Justice and the State of Exception
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Salomon Hall
The 11th Annual Ethnic Studies Labovitz-Perez Lecture, Devon Peña
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“Let the Oppressed Go Free: A Personal and Social Reaction on White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration”
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Salomon Lecture Hall, Bishop Maher Hall
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“Which Way Home” (film followed by panel discussion)
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
School of Leadership and Education Studies, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium
Panelists to be confirmed
More information coming soon

Employee Development Committee: Weekly Self-Care Tips

Weekly Self-Care Tip #2: Develop abundant sources of positive energy.  Positive energy is often developed by being with people who care for you and those who can help you see the good in your work.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Jason Fitzer, Jesse Rapport, Jason Schreiber, and all of the Torero Program Board for their amazing work with Spirit Week and the Big Blue Bash last week! - Liberty Hebron

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 Wednesdays at 12pm.