November 29, 2012
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Mortar Board Faculty Appreciation Dinner

Join us in congratulating the Student Affairs staff who were recognized at the 13th Annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner on November 1, 2012 in La Gran Terraza.

"The Mortar Board Faculty Appreciation Dinner strives to honor faculty who have made a significant contribution to the academic achievement and personal growth of University of San Diego Mortar Board members. The faculty members who are honored this year have been selected because they represent the ideals upon which Mortar Board is based. They are recognized for their academic excellence, superior leadership and dedicated service."

Erin Lovette-Colyer
Marie Minnick
Jason Schreiber

Toys for Tots Drive

Human Resources is partnering with Athletics to hold it's annual Toys for Tots drive. If you would like to make a donation, please bring your toy to the Human Resources lobby in Maher Hall 101 beginning in December.

Thanksgiving in the Grand Canyon

Outdoor Adventures celebrated Thanksgiving in a memorable fashion with a camping trip to the Grand Canyon. Havasu Canyon is one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Colorado River. Its waterfalls can be found on top 10 lists identifying the most beautiful places on the planet and its turquoise water did not disappoint. For many students in the group, this was their first time away from family during the holiday. While other campers nearby were adding boiling water to "cook" their meals, our group prepared a menu that was something you would expect to find at the SLP or at home, not something prepared on camp stoves. The fried chicken, stuffing and homemade biscuits and cranberry sauce were the biggest hits. However, we didn't want to celebrate Turkey Day without the star ingredient and SPAM Turkey was our best option. The entire meal was unexpected, tasty and memorable. The entire group contributed to the preparation and just like at home, everyone ate too much and still made room for pie. You can see some photos of our adventures here. Mark your calendars for next year's trip!

CHR Recognition

Please help us congratulate Jessica Critchlow from the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion who was one of this semester's CHR@USD Award winners. Jessica was recognized at a luncheon at La Gran Terraza this past week for her commitment to the university!

Sports Trainer Recognition

Congratulations to our Campus Recreation Sports Trainer Stacy Struble for
being selected to collaborate on a national webinar on Traumatic Brain
Injuries and Sports Concussions for the National Athletic Trainers

USD Health Survey Thank You


Shout Outs!

Shout out to Pat Marino for his work on hosting the Thanksgiving dinner at Crossroads last week, and to Janice Blanton, Irene Bubnack and Barb Baurmann for the preparations for the event. -Daye Izmirian

Shout out to Luke LaCroix for his work on marketing to our resident students regarding parking impact for the Women's Soccer Final Four this weekend. -Daye Izmirian

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 12 p.m.


upcoming events

NCAA Division I Women's Soccer
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Torero Stadium

Women of Impact Luncheon
Dec. 7, 12 p.m.
Hahn UC Forum C

President's Holiday Party
Dec. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums A/B/C

Finals Begin
Dec. 17

Student Affairs Divisional Breakfast
Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m.
Hahn UC Forum C

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting
Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums A/B

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

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Weekends @ USD
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chr@usd events

CHR Blood Drive
Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
In front of the Hahn UC

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

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

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

Alcala Park Readers: "Finding Emilie"
Jan. 16, 12 p.m.
Mother Hill Reading Room in the Copley Library
RSVP to x6611

Monthly Walks
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