December 8, 2011
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Holiday Gift Ideas—Hahn U.C. Ticket Office

Looking for stocking stuffer ideas for your family or a nice gift for your colleagues or student workers? Consider stopping by the UC Ticket Office to purchase reduced rate movie tickets, Sea World, or Zoo passes just to name a few. Spread the holiday cheer!

Ticket Office Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

There is no better time to exercise and exemplify the university's core value of compassionate service like the holiday season. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, be sure to contact the Center for Service Learningor University Ministry. You can also participate in other community service programs offered through organizations like and San Diego Rescue Mission.

Become a Bacchus-Certified Peer Health Educator

Campus Connections and the Peer Education Nation are recruiting! This is an opportunity for students to enhance their resume, prepare for a pre-health degree, learn something new and help their friends. The training is on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm in Hahn UC 104 and students can pre-register by emailing

Green Pharmacy Take-Back Location for USD

The Student Health Center has become a partner in the Green Pharmacy Program and will become a take-back site for unwanted and unused medicines for the USD Community. No need to wait in line, visit the Health Center at Camino Hall (located at the northwest corner of Camino/Founders courtyard) drop off your medications at the front desk on the right side of the patient check in window and be sure to remove personal information from medicine container. Please visit for more information about USD Student Health Center's Green Pharmacy Program.

The Green Pharmacy Program, developed by the Teleosis Institute, is a partnership with pharmacies, health professionals, public and private organizations that are committed to providing safe disposal for unwanted medicines. The Teleosis Institute is an educational nonprofit organization devoted to reducing the environmental impact of health care through sustainable medical practices. Teleosis programs promote a health care system that conserves natural resources, promotes personal wellness, and begins with precaution. Please visit for more information about our partner.

Thanksgiving with Residential Life

While the majority of our residents travel home to families during the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several that remain on campus, such as our growing international population. Every year, Residential Life staff sponsor a dinner for any students that are still in the residence halls.

This event provided students with the opportunity to find a little "home away from home" in Missions Crossroads, as approximately 25 residents joined a handful of RAs and Resident Ministers to celebrate the holiday. One student even brought her mother to the dinner, as she was visiting for the weekend! Students from all areas of campus stopped by and interacted with each other, and a few stayed around after dinner to watch football together. Rosy Mancillas Lopez, Resident Minister in San Buenaventura, opened the dinner with a prayer and the opportunity for everyone to speak to what they are thankful for. A special thanks to Janice Blanton for putting the dinner together!

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


upcoming events

December 14 - 20

Certified Therapy Dogs
December 13
12pm - 2pm
In front of the Hahn UC

Finals Feeding Frenzy
December 13
Degheri Alumni Center

Division Breakfast
December 15
8:30am - 11:00am
Hahn UC Forum C

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Weekends @ USD
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chr@usd events

CHR Basketball Tailgate
Men's Basketball vs. St. Mary's (Televised)
Jan 5, 6pm
Jenny Craig Pavilion

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

Thursdays at 11:30am
Facilities Lunchroom (Spanish)

Full Schedule