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upcoming events

V-Day Rose Sale
Feb. 14, 11am
Outside the Hahn UC

Grandparent's Weekend
Feb. 21-22

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Feb. 24- 28

Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
Mar. 24, 7:15am La Gran Terraza

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Apr. 7-11

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting Schedule

Feb 26, 3:30pm
Hahn UC Forum C

Mar 26, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

Apr 16, 3:30pm
Salomon Hall

May 21, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

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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

USD Chinese New Year Dinner
Feb. 28, 6pm
Jasmine Chinese Restaurant
More information TBA
RSVP to Angela Yeung

Employee Bingo Schedule

Mar. 12, 12-1pm
Salomon Hall

Apr. 16, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 128

May 14, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 107

Monthly Walks
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Student Affairs Student Award Nominations

It is that time of the year, when we pause and reflect on the amazing students who have given us great joy, made outstanding contributions to the community, and stand as examples of outstanding Toreros.

Please click on the link below to nominate students worthy of Student Affairs Awards and Scholarships! This year the UCSLP Student Employee Awards are also included on this form for your convenience!

Nominations are due by Friday, February 28th.

Who's Who Award Nominations

Each year, USD nominates a group of junior and senior students to be listed in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities". In order to ensure a broad base for the selection, we are asking members of the faculty, staff and administration to participate in the nomination process.

Only current juniors and seniors are eligible for nomination. The nomination criteria are as follows:

1. Scholastic ability (defined as having a 3.0 overall GPA or above)
2. Participation and leadership in extracurricular activities
3. Citizenship and service to the school
4. Potential for future achievement

Students may be nominated at the following link:

Nominations will close on February 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Once the nominations are received, we will verify academic eligibility and status. A small committee will then meet to review applications and determine the students to be included in the Who’s Who publication. The students selected will be notified by mail within four to six weeks of the selection process, will be recognized in the May 2014 Honors Convocation program, and be included in the 2015 edition of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities publication.

Preceptorial Assistant Informational Sessions

Preceptorial Assistant (PA) informational sessions have begun. Any interested student must attend an informational session to receive an application. All applicants must also be nominated by a faculty member – this can be submitted on the application form if a student has not been nominated in advance. Please encourage any high achieving, well-rounded students you know or work with to apply. As you all know, preceptorial assistants play a critical role in the first year experience, and the preceptorial and living learning community (LLC) programs.

Please contact the chair of the Preceptorial Assistant Council (PAC), Elizabeth Szewczyk, at should you have any questions.

Out-of-State STudent Council Applications

The Out-of-State Student Council is beginning the application process for 2014 and we need your help to identify potential student leaders. Out-of-State freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are not studying abroad in the fall semester are eligible to apply. If you are aware of any Out-of-State students who would be interested, please pass along this information. The application and council descriptions are listed below. Feel free to contact Elisabeth Stephens with any questions.



Thank you for your help and support of the Out-of-State Student Council!


The UFMC would like to invite members of the USD community to serve as a Rainbow Educator (RE) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rainbow Educator program is to build awareness, educate, and engage the USD community around identities such as sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, and class, while promoting inclusion and visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community. Please submit an online application at by clicking on "Becoming a RE". The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

Mass Dedicated to Dr. Yolanda Ingle

All are invited to remember Yolanda Rodríguez Ingle, PhD in prayer at the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Founders Chapel on Friday, February 21, 2014. Dr. Ingle passed away on January 17 in El Paso, Texas following a brief illness. Throughout her nearly eight years at USD, and most recently as senior director of International Constituent Relations in the division of University Relations, Yolie contributed mightily to expanding the university’s reach and effectiveness in engaging our alumni, parents, and friends in all four corners of the world. We celebrate her inexhaustible energy, ever-present smile and enthusiasm, devotion to our students, and commitment to internationalization at USD.

A reception in her honor will be held at the Degheri Alumni Center immediately following the Mass as further celebration of the legacy of Yolie’s life and impact at USD. It will be an opportunity to share our memories and express our sympathy to Yolie’s family.

Written condolences may be sent to Dr. Henry T. Ingle, The Promenade @ Rio Vista, 2185 Station Village Way, Unit 2238, San Diego, CA 92108 or by email to

Contributions in Yolie’s memory may be made to the Comitè Mexico Endowed Scholarship Fund through the USD Development Office, DAC 215, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

Employee Development Committee: Weekly Self-Care Tips

Weekly Self-Care Tip #13: Develop realistic goals. Consider your expectations when working with students and focus on small changes. This can be more empowering for all involved.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Ben Mendoza, Jessica Williams, Juan Carlos Rivas, Porcha Ingram, and Sachiko Sweetwood for facilitating a great UFMC Spring Retreat! -Mayte Perez-Franco and Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Erin, Gary, Greg, Kenny, Jason, Mandy, Mayté, and Nicki for their handiwork on the Student Life Review Process, and outstanding presentations of their unit findings. -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Mandy, Devin, and Jessica for the Ultimate Greek Adventure this past weekend! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Jason, Jason, Jesse, Brianne, Tierney, and Allie for the AS/TPB retreat. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Mark Ceder and Kaleena Tuffo for presenting at the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference and bringing a delegation of thirteen students to the conference. - Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Julie Barnett for all her hard work and creativity in making the first annual Student Wellness Olympics a success! - CHWP

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 Wednesday at 12pm.