March 1, 2012
Shout out to Ryan Bennett for helping with all facility concerns in the residence halls. You rock man! -Tony Quezada
Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next SA Newsletter to Liberty Hebron (must be 150 characters or less and submitted before 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday).
Social Innovation Challenge Presentations
Student Affairs is invited to attend the Phase 2 Presentations for the Social Innovation Challenge taking place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Kroc IPJ, Room A/B on March 2, 2012. Each USD school will be represented in the 29 teams selected to present (51 applications were received). Students are proposing ideas such as remedying local homelessness, assuaging village conflict in Kenya, addressing excess waste caused by used tires in the United States, fueling entrepreneurship for women in Mali, Africa, and many more.
To see the full presentation schedule, click here.
Compassion Without Borders Essay Contest
USD students are invited submit an essay for the "Compassion Without Borders" essay contest sponsored by Public Affairs. Contest winners will receive a ticket to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on April 18.
Students must submit an original essay, maximum of 500 words, and tell us what "Compassion Without Borders," the theme of the Dalai Lama’s historical San Diego visit, means as it relates to them personally.
Submissions are due by Monday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be notified on Monday, April 2. Winning essays will be given to the Dalai Lama in a keepsake album presented to him from USD.
Tickets issued to essay contest winners will be non-transferable and will be available for pick-up on April 17, 2012 between 12:00-4:00 p.m.
For questions, please feel free to email email@example.com or call Public Affairs at 619-260-4681.
Spring Break Fitness Classes for Employees
In hopes that next week's Spring Break schedule allows you to catch your breath and rejuvenate, Campus Recreation is offering the following group fitness classes.
Classes are free to current Fit & Active/Fit into Spring members. Non-members may enjoy classes for $5/day or $10 for the week.
Link Peer Mentoring Applications Due
Students who are interested in learning valuable leadership experience and connecting with new USD students are encouraged to apply for the Link Peer Mentoring Program. The Link program assists first-year and transfer students from underrepresented and underserved populations with their college transition by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance, support and resources.
Applications are due on March 2, 2012. For more information or to download an application click here: sandiego.edu/unitedfront/leadership/link_peer_mentoring/.
Refer Students for T-Squad!
T-Squad is currently kicking off their recruitment process with a number of informational sessions. Informationals are mandatory meetings that interested students must attend in order to apply.
Applications are available only at the informationals and are due by March 15th at 5pm to Hahn UC 132.
Please refer students to attend one of the following remaining informational sessions:
Mon, Feb 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Hahn UC 103
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Holiday Schedule
As you might have read in the email from Human Resources earlier this week, Dr. Lyons has approved the closure of USD during the Christmas holiday, starting December 24, 2012 - January 2, 2013. The Christmas Break is now permanently part of the University schedule.
The University observes a total of twelve (12) holidays (not including the Christmas Break) during the fiscal year. The holidays for the 2012-2013 fiscal year are listed below:
Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
CHR@USD Employee Recognition nominations:
Lessons from Ernie
Task: Answer the following quetions: How do you know you had a good day? What is your criteria? What are your rules for success?
Why? Because you can always have a good day based on the rules you set-up for yourself.
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