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upcoming events

Not On My Watch Video Viewing
October 24, 7pm
Hahn UC Forum B

Conversations with Carmen
November 1, 1-2pm
La Paloma

Feast of All Saints
November 1, 12:15pm
Founders Chapel
8am & 7pm
Immaculata Church

Feast of All Souls
November 2, 8am & 7pm
Immaculata Church

Immigration Reform Panel
November 7, 12:15pm
Hahn UC Forums A/B

Fight for Air Walk
November 10
Downtown San Diego

Veteran's Day Celebration
November 11, 11am
Salomon Hall

For more events, visit the Torero Life Website

employee development



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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

Open Enrollment Begins
November 1

CHR@USD Fall Social
November 14, 10:30am-1pm

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

Biometric Screening
January 27-29
Salomon Hall

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule

social media

New Portal Feedback
On Monday, October 21, the USD Portal Team launched a revised portal with the hope that this new design will better serve USD community members. As you may have noticed, the Student Life tab has been renamed "Torero Life" and contains much of the same content as the old tab. However, we will be reviewing all of the material on the new Torero Life tab and proposing changes and improvements to it in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback about the new portal, please contact Kenny Eng.
CHR@USD Employee Recognition Nominations Due

The Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the Year Award has been presented to an outstanding staff employee every year since 1985. This award is presented every year at our community picnic. Going forward, only employees nominated for a CHR@USD Employe Recognition Award will be eligible for nomination of the Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the Year Award.

CHR@USD Award nominations are due November 1.

For more information on the Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the year, please check the Human Resources website. If you have any questions, please contact Nina Sciuto (

Our Newest Torero

In case you missed the announcement on Monday evening, we are happy (and surprised) to announce the arrival of Alessio Mello Bernasconi! Alessio was born on Sunday, October 20, 2013 around 12:30 p.m.

Both Alessio and his parents are doing very well, despite arriving almost a month early! Here are a few photos that Stephanie and Brent shared with us.

CSS Welcomes Back Sarah Rodrigues to USD

We are proud and lucky to welcome back Sarah Rodrigues who previously worked in University Relations for 9 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of Parent Relations. Sarah is also an alum (undergrad and grad) of USD, and worked closely with Athletics during her time here. Sarah will be working M (9-12:30) W (9-5) F (9-12:30). She will be covering some of Stephanie's onsite tasks, such as meeting with clients for student success coaching, reaching out to students who receive mid-term deficiency grades, and processing leaves of absence and withdrawals.

Employee Development Committee: Weekly Self-Care Tips

Weekly Self-Care Tip #3: Increase the fun and joy in your life. Regularly engage in pleasurable hobbies or some of your favorite activities.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Anthony Zamora for working through all functions and aspects of the upgrade for the Residential Life Star Rez system. We greatly appreciate your continued support and work in our department! -John Godfrey

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.