October 4, 2012
Click here if you are having trouble viewing this email

Homecoming and Family Weekend

This is just a reminder that Homecoming and Family Weekend is coming October 12-14. Here is a photo of memorabilia some of our alums (Class of 1962) brought to campus!

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Schedule of Spirit Week Events (October 8-12)

  • Monday: Blue tie-dying of white USD shirts, and blue drinks
  • Tuesday: Blue food eating contest
  • Wednesday: Blood donation and Be the Match drive with free Noodles and Company
  • Thursday: Water balloon volleyball game
  • Friday: Carnival and concert
  • Saturday: Homecoming tailgate and golf cart decorating

To see a full list of events, visit the Homecoming and Family Weekend website.

To see a full list of spirit week events (October 8-12), visit the Torero Program Board website.

Peer Educators Course Participants Wanted

The Center for Student Success is partnering with the Marriage and Family Therapy program to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in the following course this upcoming spring semester-MFTS 365: Current Approaches to Peer Assistance. This 3-unit elective provides students with an introduction to basic counseling skills, training in programming and outreach, and is co-facilitated by Dr. Melissa Halter and Merrick Marino. This course is now going to be offered in the fall and spring semesters!

Students who complete this course are eligible to apply to become a Peer Coach in the Center for Student Success or a Sexual Assault Peer Educator through the Women's Center and the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion in future semesters. I would like to ask for your help in identifying academically successful and well-rounded students who may have an interest in learning more about how to effectively support fellow students, as well as someone who you think would excel as a Peer Coach or Sexual Assault Peer Educator.

Please forward the name(s) and email addresses of the students you feel would potentially be a great fit for either of these roles to Liz Stephens at estephens@sandiego.edu by Monday, October 15. An email will be sent to these students informing them that they have been identified as a successful student at USD and will be encouraged to enroll (with more information about the course provided).

If you have further questions about the course, please contact the Center for Student Success at ext. 5995. Thank you in advance for your assistance and have a great week!

Strategic Plan Updates

The Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives and Updates for September are now live on the Student Affairs website. If you would like to see the new matrices, click here.

Shout Outs!

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

Homecoming Spirit Week
Oct. 8-12
More information

Graduate School Fair
Oct. 9, 11:30am
Hahn UC Forums

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-14
More information

Fall Holiday
Oct. 19

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

employee development


Student Affairs Newsletter Archive
Click here for an archive of Student Affairs newsletters

Residential Life Blog
Click here to read the Residential Life blog

Wellness Group Meetings
Click here for a list of the Wellness group meetings and topics

University Ministry Events
Click here for a list of University Ministry events

Student Affairs Department Newsletters

Click here for an archive of Campus Rec newsletters

Click here for an archive of Residential Life newsletters

Sign up to receive the UFMC newsletter here

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

chr@usd events

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

Employee Yoga
Oct. 5, 12-12:55 p.m.
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
Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m.
Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m.
Dec. 12, 12-1 p.m.
Salomon Hall

"Let's Make a Deal" Taping
Oct. 17, 6 a.m.
Email agarcia@sandiego.edu for more info

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
Click here for more info

Full Schedule