April 13 2012
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Congratulations to the 2012-13 Associated Students Executive Board

Please welcome and congratulate the incoming Associated Students Executive Board:

President- Morgan Schwanke
Vice President- Yasamin Mahallaty
Speaker of the Senate- Beau Osland
Finance Chair- Natasha Daulat
Communication Chair- Mallory Collins
Torero Program Board Chair- Marc Gonzales

Congratulations Student Employee of the Year Nominees

The week of April 8-14 is National Student Employment Week. Please take a moment this week to recognize your student employees for the services that they perform.

In February, 19 students were nominated for 2011-2012's USD Student Employee of the Year. Some of the students are employed through Federal Work-Study and others are employed as Casual Workers. The letters of recommendation received on their behalf indicate that their performance is truly exceptional and that their contributions are highly valued by their departments.

The nominees are listed with the departments where they work.

Sharae Bey, Counseling Center
Megan Bolan, School of Business
Mary Cannon, University Relations
Danielle Chung, Community Service-Learning
Kimberly Coleman, Office of the President
Zachary Damian, Student Life Facilities
Katherine Deutz, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
Lauren Galloway, School of Business
Celina Gonzalez, Community Service-Learning
Kate Kaffun, Campus Recreation
Lea Kim, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Patrick Leddy, Center for Health and Wellness
Thomas Nolan, Manchester Child Development Center
Emily Phan, University Ministry
Kelsey Preecha, Campus Recreation
Emily Roberts, Outdoor Adventures
Bryan Scott, Student Life Facilities
Anna Szczubelek, Missions Fitness Center
James Wykowski, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Photographs of the nominees will be displayed in the hallway outside the Student Employment Center on the third floor of the Hughes Administration Center through the first week of May. The USD recipient of the 2011-2012 Student Employee of the Year Award will be announced at the Honors Convocation on May 1.

The Buddhist Diaspora in India Photo Exhibit

"The Buddhist Diaspora in India" is a photography exhibition organized by Atreyee Phukan (English) and Dominik Huber (photographer) that offers a visual portal into the life and landscape of Buddhists and Buddhism in northern and north-east India. The artist gives articulation to a diverse and candid range of pilgrims and architecture in this presentation of the full-life of a people and faith His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has spent his life serving. These photographic media join with other multidisciplinary activities across the university campus as USD prepares for the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on April 18.

Born in Switzerland, raised in southern Italy, a long-time resident of New York city, and now living in San Diego, Dominik Huber has spent over twenty years recording the stories of his travels through photography, combining an artist's sensitivity to the abstract and involvement with socio-cultural evolutions. His full portfolio can be viewed at www.dominikphoto.com
The exhibit will run throughout the month of April and is installed on the 2nd floor hallway of the Kroc IPJ outside room 219.

The date and time for the formal opening reception will be announced soon. This project was made possible through generous funds from the Offices of Community Service Learning and the Vice Provost. For more information contact Atreyee Phukan, ext. 7634, phukana@sandiego.edu.

Cost: Free. Open to the public. Reception TBA.

Summer On Campus Housing

Summer housing is available for all current USD students who attended this spring or will attend next fall. Being enrolled in summer classes or working on campus is not a requirement. Please share the attached with students you know or work with.

The Tom Cosgrove Crew Hull Officially Christened

Over the weekend of March 31, the crew hull that commemorates Dr. Thomas J. Cosgrove's contributions to the USD Crew Team, Student Affairs, and USD was officially christened during the 39th Crew Classic. As you may know, Dr. Cosgrove was an Associate Vice President in Student Affairs who retired in 2010. Dr. Cosgrove was instrumental in the popularity and success of the USD Crew Team and the Crew Classic.

To read more about the 39th Crew Classic, click here.

Relay for Life

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the Relay for Life during the March 30-31 weekend. Your support was greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to everyone involved with the planning and preparation for this event.

Lessons from Ernie

Hurt is the collapse of an illusion. Do you trust? Do you come from a place of fear or faith?

Shout Outs!

Shout Out to all student employees in Student Affairs! Their hard work and energy keep us going. It's National Student Employee Appreciation Week, so show them love! - The SLIC

Shout Out to Stephanie Lynch who has been a wonderful graduate assistant and has left her mark on Orientation, especially assisting us with our social media presence. We wish her luck in her new position! -Marie Minnick

Shout Out to Kenny Eng for taking time out of his busy life to speak with the Outdoor Leadership Class and Outing Guides! –Greg Zackowski

Shout Out to Stephanie Giles for using her AMAZING Excel skills to make significant contributions to several major reports and outreach efforts this week quickly, accurately, and with a smile! –Stephanie Bernasconi

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 libertyhebron@sandiego.edu (150 characters or less and before Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.).

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


upcoming events

Earth Month
April 13-30

International Expo and Fashion Show
April 13, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums A/B

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
April 16-20

Dalai Lama: Compassion Without Borders
April 18, 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Strawberry Festival
April 19, 11:30 a.m.
Plaza Mayor

Take Back the Night March and Vigil
April 19, 7 p.m.
Begins in front of the Hahn UC

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

For more event information, click here

employee development

Take a Different Way: Alternative Transportation Lunch Panel hosted by Outdoor Adventures
April 12, 12 p.m.
Hahn UC 129
RSVP to usdtraining@sandiego.edu

CHR@USD Employee Yoga
April 13, 12 p.m.
Mission's Fitness Center


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Weekends @ USD
See sandiego.edu/weekends for a list of upcoming events

chr@usd events

Dine and Discover
Entrees Lesson
April 17, 11:30 a.m.

Couponing Class
April 25, 12 p.m.
Salomon Hall

Employee Picnic
May 30, 1-4 p.m.
Valley Field
Lunch from 1-2:30 p.m.
Dessert from 2-4 p.m.

CHR Survey
Please take some time to fill out this satisfaction survey.

Monthly Walks
Click here for more info

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

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

Full Schedule