Click here if you are having trouble viewing this email October 3, 2013
upcoming events

Changemaker Festival
October 3-October 4
Various locations

Graduate School Fair
October 8, 11:30 am
Hahn UC Forums

Hate Crimes Awareness Week
October 14-18
More information TBA

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)/Not on My Watch (NOMW)
October 21-24
More information TBA

Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
October 24, 7:15 am
La Gran Terraza
RSVP to Roxanne Burns

For more events, visit the Torero Life Website

employee development

Dr. Shaun Harper Lecture
October 10, 5:30pm
Warren Auditorim
RSVP here


Student Affairs Newsletter Archive
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Residential Life Blog
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Wellness Group Meetings
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University Ministry Events
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Student Affairs Department Newsletters

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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

Employee Bingo
October 16, 12pm
Hahn UC 128

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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Full Schedule

social media

National Day of Action March

The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium and Alliance San Diego—a broad coalition of immigrant serving organizations that include faith groups, community organizations, and labor unions—are organizing a march this Saturday, October 5th at 10am, beginning at 6th St. and Laurel as part of a national day of action. The primary goal for this mobilization is to make immigration reform a priority for the House during this final legislative session.

If you are interested in the march, please announce the march to your students! Marie Minnick and I are working with a campus-wide immigration task force and we will be offering transportation to and from the event for 50 students. Interested students should fill out this form OR send their name, email, and phone to so that we may keep them informed about details for the day.


Suicide Education and Prevention Grant

On Monday, September 30, 2013, we were notified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that USD has been awarded a $300,000, three-year grant to implement a comprehensive suicide prevention program.

As you all know, earlier this semester the Wellness Area launched the “Not on My Watch” initiative, a comprehensive campaign to prevent suicide. With this significant award, USD will work to enhance and strengthen these efforts. Through collaborations, trainings and other educational interventions, the University of San Diego will 1) increase the awareness of mental health concerns, suicide risk and protective factors, 2) enhance help-seeking behavior, and 3) create environmental change on campus and beyond that promotes the overall health and wellness of the USD community.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melissa Halter, Director of the Center for Health (CHWP), Dr. Moisés Barón, Assistant Vice President of Student Wellness, and Dr. Steve Sprinkle, Director of the Counseling Center who co-authored the grant proposal. Our thanks also go to Jessica Critchlow, Operations Manager of CHWP and to the Office of Sponsored Programs, who worked so diligently in helping prepare the grant.

We sincerely hope our education and prevention efforts will inspire all of us to become a more supportive and caring community where we all participate in supporting each other and those in need.

Homecoming/Family Weekend Office Decorating

The SLIC would like to invite your office to participate in the Homecoming/Family Weekend Torero Spirit Office Decorating Contest. We challenge you to Go Blue and show your Torero Spirit. Decorating will begin on Friday, October 4 and must be completed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 10. Judging will take place on Thursday at 4 p.m. Your office will be judged based on the theme and creativity. For those of you that need inspiration, see the photo below from a Bowling Green office at Homecoming. If your office is participating, please email the location and office/department name.

Homecoming/Family Weekend
Torero Spirit Office Decorating Contest

The guidelines:

  • Decorations must not conflict with the operation of the office that has been decorated – you must still be able to work and meet in the area you choose to decorate.
  • Sorry, purchased decorations are not reimbursed from the SLIC.
  • You may use any of the resources in the Creative Zone that are free of charge (based on availability of course). The CZ has die cuts, construction paper, balloons (for purchase), banner paper, and markers.
  • Please refrain from using any living material, such as animals…or people.
  • You will be held responsible for cleaning up your decorated area after the competition (no later than Monday, October 14. Please clean up after yourself.)
  • Please keep sustainability in mind: Be Blue, Go Green! (i.e. try to reuse paper)

The criteria:

  • Theme: Go Blue or Go Home! Use of Blue, Torero, and USD.
  • Creativity
Shout Outs

Shout out to Mandy, Mayté, Adan, Porcha and Devin for facilitating the Greater than Yourself Retreat! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Serena Boyd for all of her hard work introducing students to the wide range of Campus Recreation opportunities. -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Moises Baron, Melissa Halter, Steve Sprinkle, Jessica Critchlow and everyone who worked to secure the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant for USD! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Karen Friedlander for a great month of September programming in the Grad/Law Commons. -Sean Horrigan

Shout out to Joe Florentino from DPS and Will Andrews from Res. Life for their extraordinary work with Counseling Center staff in addressing an emergency last weekend. -Steve Sprinkle

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.