March 14, 2013
Safe Spring Break Tips
Spring break is right around the corner and many USD students are talking about how they are ready for this much-needed break. Hopefully, students will get the rest and relaxation that they need, while staying safe at the same time. It can be helpful to offer tips such as traveling in groups, reviewing local laws and customs of their travel destination, staying hydrated, using sun block, and bringing a physical list of emergency contacts with them. If the student relates that they will be drinking alcohol, mentioning harm reduction approaches can also be helpful, such as pacing drinks, alternating alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic beverages, and setting a drink limit and sticking to it.
Please follow Campus Connections, USD’s Peer Health Educators, at: www.twitter.com/usdpeerhealth.
Marital and Family Therapy Program
CSS and CHWP are continuing their partnership with the Marital and Family Therapy program to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in the following course during the fall semester- MFTS 365: Current Approaches to Peer Assistance. Traditionally, this class has been offered only in the spring but due to its popularity, it is now available all year! This 3-unit upper-division elective provides students with an introduction to basic counseling skills, training in programming and outreach, and is co-taught by Dr. Melissa Halter and Merrick Marino.
Students who complete this course are eligible to apply to become a Peer Coach in the Center for Student Success or a Sexual Assault Peer Educator through the Women's Center and the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion in future semesters.
Please forward any name(s) and email addresses of students you feel would potentially be a fit for either of these roles to Liz Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 18. An email will be sent to these students informing them that they have been identified as a successful student at USD and will be encouraged to enroll (with more information about the course provided).
If you have further questions about the course, please contact the Center for Student Success at ext. 5995.
Being Well @ USD Program: Ready, Set, Goal!
Learn how to make realistic health behavior changes and develop life-long habits that actually stick at CHR@USD's Being Well program. Each participant will learn how to set goals and make action plans that are big enough to matter, but small enough to be achievable.
CHR@USD Employee Recognition Award
CHR@USD has been providing USD employees with many different ways of celebrating university events and other employees. Another great way of recognizing your colleagues is the CHR@USD Employee Recognition Award which is presented twice a year in the spring and the fall.
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 email@example.com.
Shout Out to Trudy Blackmon, Dr. Cynthia Avery's new Administrative Assistant! Welcome to the team! -Kenny Eng
Shout Out to Student Life Facilities for always helping us with scheduling and setting up the meeting rooms! You and your staff are truly top notch! -Jacque Morganson
Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
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