February 21, 2013
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Student Affairs Student Awards and Scholarships

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 here to nominate students worthy of Student Affairs Awards and Scholarships!

Nominations are due by February 22.

One Challenge Seminar

The Changemaker Hub, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, present a series of seminars to learn more about how you can make a difference in today’s environment issues. Join us for a workshop focused on reducing our personal ecological footprint. The USD ONE Challenge is an initiative for uniting students, faculty, and staff in employing their imagination, hard work, and passion to generate ideas for better addressing a current social challenge.

More info: www.sandiego.edu/changemaker/one

Catholic Social Thought Ambassador Program

The University’s Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought (CST) invites you to become involved in the CST Ambassadors Program. They are actively seeking university administrators, faculty, staff, and students who wish to serve as liaisons between their campus areas and the Council. Ambassadors will be charged with encouraging consideration of CST principles within the context of daily interactions between supervisors, colleagues and peers, attending one CST-related event per academic year, and inviting those in their areas to also participate in CST-related programs and activities.

If you are interested in receiving information and updates about the CST Ambassador's program please click here or e-mail cst@sandiego.edu with your questions and/or information.

Ambassador Luncheon Spring 2013
February 26, 2013 
Please visit events page for more information.

Emerging Leaders Instructors Wanted

The Student Leadership and Involvement Center and the Department of Leadership Studies are seeking Professionals and Doctoral Students to serve as Co-Instructors for the Emerging Leaders course (LEAD 161). Emerging Leaders (“EL”) is the University of San Diego’s long-running two-credit introductory leadership course for freshmen students. The course focuses on leadership and student involvement and calls for reflection in a small group inclusive environment. Click here for more information.

Please make note of the March 15th deadline and do not hesitate to contact Tierney Trujillo at ttrujillo-12@sandiego.edu with any questions.

Outdoor Adventures Opportunities

For those that enjoy experiencing more than two seasons, Outdoor Adventures is taking it to the snow this winter. This past Sunday, a group traveled up the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for a snowshoe trip on Mount San Jacinto. This coming Sunday, a group is heading to Bear Mountain to ski and ride in the foot of fresh powder that dropped this week.

OA is organizing a volunteer outing with Ocean Discovery Institute on March 2. Our group will help to restore wildlife habitat, clean up pollution and litter, and learn about San Diego’s valuable ecosystems.

On March 9, you can join OA on a day trip to Anza Borrego Desert for Yoga and a visit to Agua Caliente hot springs.

You can register for all of OA's trip at sandiego.edu/oa.

Supporting Our Pregnant & Parenting Students

The Women’s Center has pulled together a group of folks from across campus to meet and assess current resources and services available to our pregnant and parenting students. Our goal is to improve the support our pregnant and parenting students receive and assist them in thriving as students at USD. We are reaching out and collecting student stories to inform our process. We ask that you send the names and emails of any students you work with that are pregnant and/or parents to Erin Lovette-Colyer elovettecolyer@sandiego.edu before the end of February. They can be undergraduate, graduate students, recent alums, women or men.

Shout Outs

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 libertyhebron@sandiego.edu.

Shout Out to Emily Cunningham and Nick Franco for their presentation at the Males and Masculinity NASPA Knowledge Community Drive-In, titled "Meeting Fraternity Men at the Vulnerable Intersections of Public/Private." Great work, what rock stars! -Katelin Rae

Shout Out to Emily Cunningham for an awesome fraternity recruitment! You broke a registration record! -Katelin Rae

Shout Out to Margaret Leary for second year SASC cohort support and Shannon Bradley for coordinating "the resume book." -Katelin Rae

Shout Out to Allie Serrano, Liz Stephens and Nick Franco for planning a wonderful SASC Graduate Assistant Training! -Katelin Rae

Shout Out to Liberty Hebron for being awesome in our SLIC office! -Katelin Rae

Shout Out to Mandy Womack for an awesome UGA retreat experience. Thanks for sharing the experience with me. -Katelin Rae

Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12 p.m.


upcoming events

TEDxAshokaU Conference
Feb. 21-23
Balboa Theater

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Feb. 25- Mar. 1

Sailesh the Hypnotist
Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums

Summer Course Registration Begins
Mar. 4

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

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Weekends @ USD
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Being Well Wednesdays
Click here for more information

Fit into Spring Fitness Program
Abs and Toning, every Wednesday, 5:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Yoga first Monday of every month, 7:15 – 7:55 a.m.
Yoga first Friday of every month, 12:30 – 1:25 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

Employee Appreciation Game
Women's Basketball vs. St. Mary's
Feb. 21, 7pm
Jenny Craig Pavilion

18th Annual USD Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration
Feb. 22, 6pm
Jasmine Restaurant
4609 Convoy Street
RSVP: Send a check (payable to "USD") along with the number of seats reserved to: Li Fu, Copley Library

$30 USD employees

$32 friends and family accompanying USD employees

Questions: Call Angela Yeung at x4106 or e-mail ayeung@sandiego.edu

Employee Bingo
March 13, 12pm
Salomon Hall

CHR@USD Employee Recognition Nominations
Due March 22
Click here to submit

Spring Social Collaboration with CID
April 3, 12pm
Hahn UC Exhibit Hall

Monthly Walks
Click here for more info

Full Schedule