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upcoming events

Kyoto Prize Symposium
Mar. 19, 10:30am
Shiley Theatre

Career Expo
Mar. 20, 11:30am
Hahn UC Forums

USD Chopped
Mar. 20, 12pm
Plaza Mayor

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

Conversations with Carmen
Mar. 27, 1pm
Outside Tu Mercado

UFMC Formal
Mar. 28, 8pm
Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Apr. 7-11

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting Schedule
Mar 26, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

Apr 16, 3:30pm
Salomon Hall

May 21, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 107

For more events, visit the Torero Life Website

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Weekends @ USD
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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

Employee Bingo Schedule
Apr. 16, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 128

May 14, 12-1pm
Hahn UC 107

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule

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Life Tips from Deepak Chopra

March can be a very hectic month for many. Remember to breath, stay focused, and take time for yourself. Here are some tips from a famous Guru, Deepak Chopra, on how to live an inspired and well-balanced life.

1. Let Go
"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future."

2. Nothing Is Impossible
"You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible."

3. Embrace the Unknown
"Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined."

4. Go with the Flow
"Don't try to steer the river."

5. Embrace Stillness
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

6. Live a Conscious Life
"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."

7. Find Your Purpose
"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."

8. Let Go of Your Ego
"If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. "

9. Embrace Your Current Relationships
"Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution."

10. Be Open To All Possibilities
"Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined."

-Deepak Chopra

Alcala Award Nominations

We would like to remind you about the upcoming deadline for the Alcalá Award.

We are currently soliciting nominations for the prestigious Alcalá Award. It is presented to two outstanding seniors as evidenced by:
· Academic achievement (3.3 GPA or higher)
· Participation and leadership in extracurricular activities
· Citizenship and service to the university
· Potential for future achievement

This is, in effect, the “holism” award, presented to two seniors who have achieved the balanced development that has always been a goal of a USD education. The Alcalá Award is the only student award that is presented at Commencement. Recipients receive a plaque at Commencement and their names will be placed on a permanent plaque located in the Hahn University Center foyer. A committee representing Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, University Ministry and an alumni Alcalá Award winner selects the recipients for this award.

Please submit your nomination through the following:

The deadline to nominate outstanding seniors is: April 2, 2014.

Indicate in your nomination how long and in what capacity you have known the candidate, and how all of the award criteria are fulfilled. Nominees will also be asked to submit a resume.

Employee Development Committee: Weekly Self-Care Tips

Weekly Self-Care Tip #17: Use expressive writing to release distressful emotions.

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Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesday at 12pm.