March 15, 2012
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Changemaker Forums

The Student Affairs Changemaker Working Group will be hosting two open forums to give Student Affairs, University Ministry, and other community members an opportunity to contribute their ideas. Forums will take place on March 19 from 12-1 p.m. and March 29 from 12-1 p.m. Food will be provided. In preparation for the forums, we ask that you review the document linked here. This template is a draft that was created to capture changemaking ideas across campus. It already includes some suggestions and recommendations from members of the Social Change Hub and the colleagues who participated at the Changemaker Campus Exchange in Arizona last month.

We hope to have all participants review the current list of ideas, brain storm other recommendations, and to then identify the initiatives that have the most potential at each forum.

  • For the March 19 forum, RSVP by March 15
  • For the March 29 forum, RSVP by March 26

Please RSVP to Alejandro at

Emerging Leaders/LEAD 161 Teaching Opportunity

The SLIC is excited to continue offering Emerging Leaders/LEAD 161 and hope that you will consider being a part of it. We will be offering seven sections this Fall and are seeking professional staff with a Master's Degree to co-instruct with an undergraduate student. Please see the linked application for your review. If you have any questions, please direct them to Mandy Womack at or Jaclyn Miller at

Program Overview

  • Seven sections of the course will be offered with a maximum of 15 students per section.
  • Each section will be team taught by a professional staff/doctoral student and an undergraduate student.
  • All section leaders will meet weekly as a group in addition to their class times. The time for this meeting is set for Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Each section will have pre-determined topics/chapters assigned per the syllabus. Each section will have the same grading criteria. Each section leader will determine the best way to communicate the information to their section.
  • All sections will use the "Student Leadership Challenge" and "Leadership for a Better World" as the text.
  • Classes begin September 5. The last day of finals is December 21. Instructors need to be available for all classes throughout the semester.
  • Training dates will be held in May and August, according to Instructors availability.

Sections will be offered at the following time blocks

  • M & W: 9:05-10:00 a.m.
  • M & W: 10:10-11:05 a.m.
  • M & W: 11:15-12:10 p.m.
  • M & W: 12:20-1:15 p.m.

Benefits & Obligations

This lecturer position offers an opportunity to gain experience teaching a 2 unit course at the university level. Unfortunately, there is no additional compensation available. All applicants must have approval from their supervisor to commit to the Emerging Leaders team.


The United Front Multicultural Center will be hosting the Spring 2012 Drive-In Conference for the California Council of Cultural Centers in Higher Education (CaCCCHE) on Friday, March 23. The CaCCCHE conference will include a Student Life facilities tour in the middle of the day. If you see the group walking around, please wave and say "hi"!

International Opportunity Grants: Call for Proposals

The International Center would like to announce the next call for proposals for International Opportunity Grants for international travel and research to be carried out between July 1 and December 31. The deadline for the submission of applications is March 16.

The application and guidelines for these grants can be found under the International Gateway link on the USD homepage or directly at

All proposals will be evaluated by the members of the International Advisory Council. The announcement of the grants awarded for this session will be April 23.

The members of the International Advisory Council are looking forward to reading your proposals. Please contact Kelli Bagley at x6801 or if you have any questions.

Becoming Who You Are: Wisdom from African American Catholicism

Fr. Washington will be sharing his insight, based on many years of working in multicultural settings, of the opportunities and challenges of discovering our true selves, drawing on all of our cultural gifts, to become who we most authentically are.

Becoming Who You Are: Wisdom from African American Catholicism
Fr. Freddy Washington, C.S.Sp.
Monday, March 26th
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Kroc IPJ Room C

Sponsored by University Ministry, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, and the Center for Educational Excellence.

Apply to be a Rainbow Educator for 2012-2013

Apply to be a Rainbow Educator! The RE's are comprised of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. In support of the USD Mission, RE's build awareness, educate, and promote greater inclusion and visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and ally community. These educators create safe spaces for discussion on topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and the intersection between those and other identities related to class, race, religion, and cultural difference. Applications are due Thursday, March 22nd.

Apply online at

UFMC C.L.A.S.S. Nominations Needed

We are requesting your participation by nominating qualified graduating students for the C.L.A.S.S. Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize graduating seniors for their contributions, achievements and experiences to diversity and inclusion at the University of San Diego.

Click here for award descriptions.

Lessons from Ernie

3 ways we can respond to anything: thoughts, images, actions.

Situations + responses = experience.

Shout Outs!

Shout Out to Anna Hamilton, Diane Rutan, Julia Pullman and Judy Belgau, our front-line staff at the Student Health Center. They deserve KUDOS for the excellent customer service they provide to the USD community but especially for our students!

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 (150 characters or less and before Tuesdays at 5:00 pm).

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


upcoming events

AS Elections
March 15-16
Students may vote online at

Majors Fair
March 15, 1:15 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums

Greek Week
March 19-23

Kyoto Prize Symposium
March 22, 10:30 a.m.
Shiley Theater

Sweet Celebration with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity
Every Wednesday, 12 - 2 p.m.
Email for more information

For more event information, click here

employee development

Building Campus Community: Restorative Practices in Residential Life Webinar
March 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
Hahn UC 107
Light refreshments; RSVP to Justine Darling

Is there such a thing as Catholic Imagination?
March 21, 12:15-1:45 p.m.
Solomon Hall, MH


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Weekends @ USD
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chr@usd events

Dine and Discover
March 28, 11:30 a.m.

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

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Facilities Lunchroom (Spanish)

Full Schedule