February 16, 2012
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Transitions in Residential Life

Please join us in thanking Christy Clinton for her service to Residential Life and congratulating her on her new position at Cal State Fullerton. Christy has been Community Director for Missions A, since July 2008. She has had many accomplishments, including being the CD for the first-year of the Living Learning Communities pilot implementation, being a lead coordinator for the STEM Living-Learning Community, and being a staff member on the recent SYE Abroad to Florence, Italy. Christy will begin her new position as the Program Coordinator for the Department of Housing and Residential Life at CS Fullerton next week. In her new role, she will be advising RHA, doing weekend programming, supervising programming assistants and working with summer camps and conferences. We will miss Christy in Residential Life and wish her all the best in this transition.

We are very grateful to Brandon McCreary, who has accepted the position of interim Missions A Community Director beginning February 20th. Brandon is in his second year as the Assistant Community Director for Missions A, and is completing a master's degree in Leadership at SOLES.

Also, please make sure to add a new blog called "Life in the Residence Halls" to your favorites http://usdresidentiallife.blogspot.com. It will be updated weekly!

Preceptorial Assistant (PA) Recruitment Happening Now!

PA information sessions have started and continue through next week. Any interested student must attend an informational to receive an application. Applications are due on March 1st.

Remaining information sessions:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12:15 in Hahn UC 107
  • Friday, Feb. 17 at 3:00 in Hahn UC 107
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1:15 in Hahn UC 107
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 in Hahn UC 107
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1:15 in Hahn UC 107

Please encourage any students you believe would be excellent PA candidates to attend an information session.

For additional information, visit the PA website:

NCORE Applications!

The Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE) focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

Each year, the UFMC and other University departments sponsor students to attend the conference. To learn more about NCORE, go to http://www.ncore.ou.edu/

All applications are due Friday, February 24th. Click here to learn more and download your application to apply.

Outdoor Adventures

OA is offering an exciting series of outings this semester. 

Break Trips:

  • Spring Break trip, March 3-10, visiting Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Parks and includes 3 days of backpacking.
  • Easter Break, April 4-7, trip to Utah, visiting Bryce and Zion National Parks and also includes a day of mountain biking in red rock country.  This trip will return Saturday evening to allow for Easter celebrations at home or in San Diego. 
  • Registration opens after the Alcala Bazaar for the break trips. 

Message from Sean Horrigan

This is long overdue but the past 10 days have flown by in an instant. Let me introduce you to my baby boys. They were born on Tuesday, January 31st. Liam Aiden (dark hair) was born at 5:19pm weighing 5lbs 12oz. His brother Keaton Alan (blonde hair) was born a moment later at 5:20pm weighing 4lbs 5oz. Keaton was small enough that he needed some extra attention but we were all able to come home together as a healthy family on the evening of Super Bowl Sunday.

Message from Kenny Eng

Here's a note from Kenny Eng in the Vice President for Student Affairs office who recently returned to campus after his accident last Thanksgiving:

I just wanted to write to say how grateful I am for everyone's well wishes, prayers, and support. It meant so much to me to get so many cards and notes from people all across Student Affairs and USD. It's great to be back and I look forward to fewer life-threatening incidents this semester. Hope to see you all soon!

Lessons from Ernie

Task: Create a "Victory Log" containing all the successes you experience

Shout Outs!

Shout Out to Irene for always being so attentive and caring!
- Mariann Sanchez

Shout Out to Marie for always having great energy and a positive attitude. She truly inspires those around her. - Mariann Sanchez

Shout Out to the SLIC for another great Alcalá Bazaar, and the Student Life Facilities team for their support of this event! - Cynthia Avery

Shout Out and Thank U Jacque for arranging Kenny’s Welcome Back. Key Lime pie, Kahlua Pork, BBQ & all the yummy goodies! ;)

Welcome Back Kenny. I knew you were back when my inbox was stuffed with work emails from you! You make me smile! J

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next SA Newsletter to Liberty Hebron (must be 150 characters or less and submitted before 5:00pm every Tuesday).


Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Alejandro Cervantes by Wednesdays at 12pm to be included in this newsletter. Starting the week of March 5, all updates can start to be sent to Kenny Eng.


upcoming events

Sweet Celebration with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity
Every Wednesday in February in Honor of Black History Month
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Hahn UC Exhibit Hall Gallery

Technology Showcase & Open House
Friday, February 17
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums A, B and C
For more information, click here

For more event information, click here

Employee Development

iRecruitment for USD Hiring Managers
Tuesday, February 21
11:45 a.m.
Maher Hall 114 
Please RSVP via e-mail to usdtraining@sandiego.edu or call HR at ext. 6619

Expense Reimbursement – USD Policy overview
Tuesday, February 21
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Maher Hall 114 
Please RSVP via e-mail to usdtraining@sandiego.edu or call HR at ext. 6619

USD's Travel Training  
Tuesday, February 21
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Maher Hall 114 

"Creating Pathways for College Attainment" by
Dr. Antonio Flores -
HACU presentation moderated by Stephen Pultz, AVP of Enrollment Management

Tuesday, February 21
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Rooms C/D

"The Future and Significance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions," a charla with Dr. Flores, moderated by Carmen Vazquez, VP for Student Affairs
Tuesday, February 21
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium 

The Wisdom of Tibet: Understanding the Dalai Lama Movie Series: Featured Film - "The Cub"
Thursday, February 23
7:00 p.m.
Hahn UC 129

CHR Monthly Walk 
Friday, February 24
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in front of the Immaculata 


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

chr@usd events

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

Thursdays at 11:30am
Facilities Lunchroom (Spanish)

Full Schedule