October 18, 2012
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Introduction to Restorative Justice

USD has adopted Restorative Justice processes and philosophies as a new model for addressing student conduct issues. Rather than seeing misconduct as a violation of rules, Restorative Justice views wrongdoing primarily as a violation of interpersonal relationships. As such, the wrongdoer has an obligation to make things right.

Traditional models of student discipline typically ask three main questions:
1. What rules were broken?
2. Who broke them?
3. What should their sanction be?

A restorative approach asks three very different questions:
1. Who has been hurt?
2. What do they need?
3. Whose obligations and responsibilities is it to meet these needs?

To learn more, please attend the webinar below. Please RSVP to Mariann Sanchez (marianns@sandiego.edu) by October 19 as lunch will be provided. Any questions can be directed to Marie Minnick or Sean Horrigan.

Introduction to Restorative Justice
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
11 AM- 12:30 PM
DAC 112/113

This webinar will discuss the differences between the two models. You will see how Restorative Justice principles work and learn about active Restorative Justice programs on college campuses.

Sponsored by the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA).

Women of Impact Nominations

The Women’s Center is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Women of Impact Awards. Members of the university community are invited to nominate female students, faculty, administrators and staff who have had a profound impact on the USD community through their work and connection with others.

All nominees will receive an invitation to attend the 15th Annual Women of Impact Luncheon on Friday, December 7 where they will be honored as strong women exhibiting leadership and positively influencing the USD community.

A diverse group of USD community members will review the nominations and select one student, one staff, one administrator and one faculty to receive this year’s awards. Recipients’ names will be displayed on a plaque hanging in the Women’s Center.

The Women’s Center encourages you to participate in the tradition of honoring USD women by submitting a nomination. The nomination form can be found at sandiego.edu/womenscenter under “Women of Impact”. Thank you for your support of this important tradition!

Emerging Leaders Instructors

The Student Leadership and Involvement Center and the Department of Leadership Studies are seeking Professionals and Doctoral Students to serve as Co-Instructors for the Emerging Leaders course (LEAD 161). Emerging Leaders (“EL”) is the University of San Diego’s long-running two-credit introductory leadership course for freshmen students. The course focuses on leadership and student involvement and calls for reflection in a small group inclusive environment. Attached you will find the Spring 2013 Instructor application which includes a program overview, requirements, and any additional information. Please make note of the October 26th deadline and do not hesitate to contact Tierney Trujillo at ttrujillo-12@sandiego.edu with any questions.


The Student Health Center will be holding flu outreach clinics next week. See below for details.

Oct. 24 - 26, Noon to 3 p.m.
Maher Student Health Center (Maher Hall 140)
$15 (cash, check or Campus Cash; sorry no credit cards)
The first 50 undergraduate students will receive a discount of $10 and pay only $5 at these outreach clinics

Hate Crimes Awareness Week

Here is a photo from Tuesday night's keynote speech by Erin Gruwell, author of "Freedom Writers"!

Shout Outs!

Shout out to Jason, Jason and Laura for their work with TPB which resulted in a great Spirit Week and Homecoming weekend! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Gary and his team for the Family Weekend/Homecoming Golf Tournament! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Mark and Greg for great canoe and kayak outings as well as an open house during Family Weekend/Homecoming! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the Executive Assistants in the new Maher Health Center for their transition to the new and improved flow of patient care. Anna Hamilton, Diane Rutan, and Judy Belgau are doing a great job! -Maureen Kane

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.


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Oct. 18
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Intro to Group Fitness
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18
5:15-5:55 p.m.
MFC 108

Employee Yoga
Nov. 2, 12-12:55 p.m.
Nov. 16, 12-12:55 p.m.
Dec. 7, 12-12:55 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

Employee Bingo
Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m.
Dec. 12, 12-1 p.m.
Salomon Hall

Alcala Park Readers Book Discussion: "Silent Spring"
Oct. 30, 12:30-2 p.m.
Salomon Hall

"Price is Right" Viewing Party
Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
Manchester Conference Center Auditorium

Monthly Walks
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