March 7, 2013
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Student Affairs Student Awards and Scholarships

Thank you for your nominations for the Student Affairs Student Awards and Scholarships. Please click here to read the nomination letters and to vote on the nominees of the awards. Winners will be contacted via email and will be recognized at this year's Honor's Convocation and the Student Affairs Student Awards Breakfast during Commencement weekend.

Thank You From a First-Year Student

Be sure to check your inbox for a special thank you from the Center for Student Success sent on Tuesday, March 5.  You may have been specifically recognized in the 2013 MAP-Works Check-up Survey as being the "most helpful" person in a first-year student's college success. Over 150 faculty, staff, and student leaders were named in this year’s survey.  We would like to especially thank those who have been recognized multiple times (you know who you are)!

The CSS appreciates all of the effort from the USD community in supporting our first-year students – keep up the amazing work!

USD Celebrates Diversity Week

Diversity Week is coming to USD once again from March 11-15! Be sure to join us for the annual March of the Toreros on March 14. Check out the full schedule of events below!

Congratulations Margaret Leary

Margaret Leary has been admitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC). Only 30 professionals are admitted to the Academy each year and participants are selected through an application process. The Academy pedagogy will integrate theories of adult learning with active pedagogies for ongoing engagement in readings, case studies, project-based learning, problem solving, collaborative learning, role play, and simulations. Participants will use their home institutions as a context for practice and learning. In addition to a project for their own campus, each participant will evaluate the assessment practices at another institution. The Academy will blend face-to-face and on-line learning in a schedule that accommodates active professionals and eliminates excessive travel. The expertise and ideas of regional and national leaders will extend the curriculum through readings of research and in-person lectures, interactions, and one-on-one consultations.

USD 2013 Career Expo

Career Services is hosting their annual Career Expo. This year, they will be bringing over 70 organizations from the San Diego area for students to learn about job opportunities and to showcase our students to potential employers. If you know of any students who may be interested in attending this event, please direct them to the Career Services website.

Shout Outs

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

Shout out to Kaleena Tuffo for her work organizing a group of volunteers to work with Ocean Discovery Institute in Swan Canyon last weekend! -Mark Ceder

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


upcoming events

Diversity Week
March 11-15
Click here for more info

Fall 2013 Summer Abroad Deadline
March 13

Grad Fest
March 13-14
Torero Store

AS General Elections
March 14, 9am
Vote on
Voting booths at Plaza Mayor and La Paloma 12-2pm

Kyoto Symposium
March 14, 10:30am
Shiley Theater

USD 2013 Career Expo
March 14, 11:30am
Hahn UC Forums

Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
March 19, 7:20am
La Gran Terraza

SAC Meeting
March 20, 3:30pm
Hahn UC 128

For more event information, visit the Torero Life Website.

employee development


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Weekends @ USD
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chr@usd events

Being Well Wednesdays
Click here for more information

Fit into Spring Fitness Program
Abs and Toning, every Wednesday, 5:15 – 5:55 p.m.
Yoga first Monday of every month, 7:15 – 7:55 a.m.
Yoga first Friday of every month, 12:30 – 1:25 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

Employee Bingo
March 13, 12pm
Salomon Hall

CHR@USD Employee Recognition Nominations
Due March 22
Click here to submit

Spring Social Collaboration with CID
April 3, 12pm
Hahn UC Exhibit Hall

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule