November 10, 2011
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USD Student Affairs Presentations at NASPA

Five of the sessions being presented at the NASPA Western Regional Conference held in San Diego are led by USD administrators. Here is the conference schedule ( which begins on Thursday, November 17 and runs through Saturday, November 19. The five USD sessions include three on programs supporting our male students: "College Men In Search of Themselves" (Michael Lovette-Colyer), "Teaching Men to Align Values" (Mandy Womack and Jason Schreiber), "Improving Male Help-Seeking Behavior" (Melissa Halter and Chris Burden). Moises Baron is presenting on "Building a Continuum of Care for Students". Justine Darling, Sean Horrigan, Dayanne Izmirian and Marie Minnick are presenting on "A Restorative Justice Lens". Cynthia Avery is a co-chair for the New Professionals and Graduate Students Institute which will also be presenting at the event.

USD Student in the Running to Present at TEDxAshokaU

It is with great excitement that USD student Gabriel Adibe has been selected as a finalist for the student speaker spot at the TEDxAshokaU event ( on February 10, 2012. With an anticipated sell-out crowd of 500 individuals and hundreds more participating online through a simulcast, TEDxAshokaU will bring together representatives from the 15 AshokaU Changemaker Campuses and will feature leaders speaking on the topic of "Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education."

Help Gabe become the "wildcard" student speaker and represent USD at the AshokaU Exchange by watching his video entry at: "Like" the video to cast your vote.

Voting closes on November 15, 2011.

All members of the USD community are encouraged to vote and share this exciting opportunity with others.

Learn more about USD Think at:

Residential Life Update

While retention efforts continue to increase around first-year students, much work is also being done to provide second-year students with fantastic learning opportunities. One of the highlights of our Second Year Experience program is the SYE abroad trip that occurs during the three weeks of intersession each year. Last year, groups of students, faculty, and staff members travelled to Oxford, Florence and Barcelona.

During the entire month of November, the Student Life Pavilion Exhibit Hall will be displaying photos taken by SYE students that capture the work and experience they took part in during their time abroad. 13 students submitted close to 30 photographs and students were given the opportunity to vote for which photo they felt was the best. On Thursday, November 10 at 5pm, the photograph with the most votes will be announced during a reception held in the Exhibit Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend! These pictures will remain on display until the end of the month. Please take some time to stop by to see some of the fantastic images of our students’ experiences. 


Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12pm to be included in this newsletter.


upcoming events

Administrator and Supervisor Forum
Nov. 14, 2pm
KIPJ Theater

Nov. 15, 9am
KIPJ Theater

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 24-25

Imagining the Core- Open Forum
Nov. 29 , 12:30pm
Hahn UC Forum A

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chr@usd events

Nominations for CHR Award Due
Oct. 28
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Free Yoga Classes

Employee Bible Studies
Tuesdays at 12pm
French Parlor, Founders Hall (English)

Thursdays at 11:30am
Facilities Lunchroom (Spanish)

Full Schedule