February 7, 2013
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Center for Inclusion and Diversity Assistant Provost Search Update

We are pleased to announce the final candidates for the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Inclusion and Diversity Director search will be visiting USD between February 5 and February 15. The following dates and times have been scheduled for each of the candidates to meet with staff from Student Affairs and SSS. Please mark your calendars and send an RSVP to Alejandro Cervantes at acervantes@sandiego.edu if you are able to attend.

Also, please make sure to attend the Open Forums, where the five candidates will present their visions to help USD become a more diverse and inclusive community.

Jeffrey Carr
Tuesday, February 5: 11am -12pm, Hahn UC 103
Tuesday, February 5: 1:15-2:15 p.m., KIPJ Rooms E/F (Open Forum)

Arturo Ocampo
Thursday, February 7: 10am – 11am, Hahn UC 107
Thursday, February 7: 1:15-2:15 p.m., Manchester Auditorium (Open Forum)

Kathleen Roberts
Tuesday, February 12: 9:15am -10:15am, Hahn UC 107
Tuesday, February 12: 1:15-2:15 p.m., Manchester Auditorium (Open Forum)

Rafik Mohamed
Friday, February 15: 10:00am – 11:00am, Hahn UC 103
Friday, February 15: 2:30-3:30 p.m., KIPJ Room D (Open Forum)

Esteban del Río
Tuesday, February 19: 11am-12pm, Hahn UC 103
Wednesday, February 20: 1:15-2:15 p.m., Degheri Alumni Center Room 120 (Open Forum)

Spring Orientation 2013

On Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25 we welcomed over 140 new students to campus for Spring Orientation. Throughout the two-day program, many important informational and social sessions were held to help new students with their transition to USD.

Highlights from Spring Orientation include an inspiring welcome address from Dean Mary Boyd and Dr. Cynthia Avery, helpful information from current students, faculty, and administrators on the academic transition to USD, and a personalized tour around campus from the Spring Orientation Board members. Students enjoyed games, dancing, and carnival snacks at the “Big Fun Event” hosted by Residential Life, and got to know each other over a casual and relaxed dinner at Barra Barra Restaurant in Old Town.

CSS would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this event happen and extend a special thank you to the 2013 Spring Orientation Board members: Dustin Adler (Board Chair), Mohammed Al Bader, Amy Bowers, Elizabeth Pun, Jay Winn, Michelle Powelson, and Sarah Giddens. 

Student Affairs Dinner at the ACPA/NIRSA Convention

Jason Schreiber will be organizing a USD meal at the ACPA/NIRSA Convention. If you plan to attend the convention, please email jschreiber@sandiego.edu by February 25th.

Student Conduct Update

In the fall 2012 semester, the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students received 408 conduct referrals that resulted in 338 administrative hearings, 3 Peer Review Board hearings, 15 Critical Issues Board hearings, 3 Appeals Board hearings, and 12 Restorative Justice referrals.

Totals for selected rules of conduct that had a “responsible” finding include:

Alcohol Policy

  • Alcohol possession/consumption: 132
  • Transportation to detox due to alcohol use: 8
  • Hospitalization due to alcohol use: 13

Controlled Substance Policy (marijuana): 34

We greatly appreciate the work of our dedicated group of students, administrators, and faculty hearing board officers.  These individuals help us to address the most serious conduct allegations in our community and do so with a focus on student learning and development. If you are interested in becoming a hearing board officer, there is a short training on Thursday, February 21 from 12:15-2pm. Please contact Sean or Marie for more information. We’d love to have you join us!

Shout Outs!

Shout out to Luke LaCroix and our Student Affairs GAs for their attendance and participation at the NASPA Region 6 Drive- In Conference, February 1st at Chapman. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to all the Residential Life staff involved in the creation of Special Interest Communities for next fall- Honors in SBV, and Sustainability in the Vistas. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to Irene Bubnack for all her work on Housing Sign Ups marketing materials, especially having our mailing go out to families last week. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout outs to Kaitlyn Rae and Mandy Womack for a successful Sorority Recruitment! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the Health Center for their patience with sorority recruitment noise in Salomon! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Student Life Facilities for their support of Sorority Recruitment and the Alcala Bazaar! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Allie and the entire SLIC Team for a great Alcala Bazaar! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the ELP Team for their dedication in creating a meaningful learning experience for second-year students. -Carmen Vazquez

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.

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


upcoming events

Grandparents Weekend
Feb. 8-10

Technology Fair
Feb. 15, 12pm
Hahn UC Forums

Fowler Park Dedication
Feb. 15, 5pm
Baseball vs. SDSU

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting
Feb. 20, 3:30pm
Salomon Hall

TEDxAshokaU Conference
Feb. 21-23
Balboa Theater

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

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CHR Blood Drive
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Feb. 13, 12pm
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Employee Appreciation Game
Women's Basketball vs. St. Mary's
Feb. 21, 7pm
Jenny Craig Pavilion

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