April 26 2012
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USD Selected for MAP-Works Overall Excellence Award

The Center for Student Success is excited to share the University of San Diego has been selected for the national MAP-Works 2012 Overall Excellence Award (Four Year Institution 2,000-10,000)!

This was the first year EBI offered this award and the MAP-Works Excellence Award Committee emphasized the impressive applicant pool from which USD was selected. This award was created to highlight individuals or institutions committed to utilizing MAP-Works to improve student success and retention. The MAP-Works Excellence Award Committee was impressed by our recent initiative to develop a comprehensive implementation plan to integrate existing and new outreach efforts across campus.

As the award recipient, the University of San Diego will receive a complimentary registration for one individual to the Mastering MAP-Works Conference, recognition at the Mastering MAP-Works Conference, an invitation to present a session at the MAP-Works Conference and an opportunity to collaborate on campus highlight publication.

Congratulations to all of our on-campus collaborators and MAP-Works users for this exciting recognition!

Employee Recognition Award

The Employee Development Committee is now accepting nominations for the Student Affairs Thomas F. Burke Employee of the Year Award and the Student Affairs Powerful Partnerships Award.

The Thomas F. Burke Employee of the Year Award is awarded to Student Affairs employees who exemplify the traits and values instilled upon the Division of Student Affairs during Tom Burke's 28 years of leadership: character, sense of humor, common sense, honesty, "others" centered, respectful, focused on employee and student development, competent, consistently supportive of the University's Catholic tradition, helped students and employees to fulfill the potential within themselves, and the gift of love to others.

The Student Affairs Powerful Partnership Award is designed to recognize departments or offices that have worked with the Student Affairs Division to enhance the integrated learning educational experience opportunities on campus.

Nomination forms can be found at sandiego.edu/studentaffairs/. Nominations are due on May 11 for both awards and the winners will be recognized at the Student Affairs End of the Year breakfast on June 6 in the Jenny Craig Pavilion foyer.

Commencement Marshalls Wanted

We are in need of three more Commencement marshalls for the undergraduate commencement ceremony (including Jason Schreiber, Lupita Jewell and Dr. Ernie Kim). This is a wonderful way to celebrate with the graduating seniors. The marshalls assist students with getting into their seats and across the stage.

Please consider serving our students in this role. The time commitment includes arriving at 8 a.m. and leaving about 4 p.m. Lunch is provided. If you would like to help but can only be there for part of the day, the morning ceremony ends around noon. Arrival for the afternoon ceremony would need to be at 1:30 p.m.

Please let Marie Minnick (mminnick@sandiego.edu) know if you can participate.

Lessons from Ernie

Situation + Response = Experience. There are three ways we can respond to anything- with thoughts, images, and actions.

Shout Outs!

Shout Out to the hostess with the most-est Janice Blanton. For a fabulous Easter Brunch for our residents. We are all blessed with your loving dedication. - Irene B.

Shout Out to Justine Darling for inspiring our Easter Brunch and always keeping us restored, present and thinking about restorative justice for our daily process. You rock! - Irene B.

Shout Out to Nicki Schuessler for your incredible UC Ops team and your support of the Relay for Life committee. They learned a lot and made a difference. – Irene B.

Shout Out to Marie Minnick for the time to do the Why iRelay video, support of Relay for Life committee and 24 hours at the event with your family. You rock! – Irene B.

Shout Out to Daye and Neena for your 24 hour commitment to Relay for Life and support of the team. You are inspiring in so many ways! - Irene B.

Shout Out to Res Life CD's- amazing support of RA and CD candidates, fantastic professionalism working as a team/family. That’s the way uh uh I like it uh uh! - Irene B.

Shout Out to Donald Godwin for being available on the big/little details, your support/inspiration of the big picture and for the laughs that keep it sane when it’s not! – Irene B.

Shout Out to Daye for keeping me laughing and patient with crazy days, great books that inspire me, and Benny and Aram stories to keep us real! – Irene B.

Shout Out to Johnny, Anthony, Ashley and Barb amazing customer service, team coordination and efforts to make this the best Housing sign up yet! – Irene B.

Shout Out to Ashley for taking on the little projects with a smile, managing the BIG details and laughing through the tough stuff! – Irene B.

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

L.I.F.E. Week
April 26-27

Earth Month
April 26-30

Honor's Convocation
May 1, 12:15 p.m.
Shiley Theater

UFMC Diversity Banquet
May 2, 6 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums

Ole Music Festival
May 3, 7 p.m.
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Women's Center and Gender Students Banquet
May 8, 5 p.m.
Hahn UC Forums

Student Affairs End of the Year Breakfast
June 6, 8:30 a.m.
Jenny Craig Pavilion

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

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chr@usd events

"The Things They Carried" Alcala Readers Book Club
April 26, 12-1:30 p.m.
Hahn UC Forum A

CHR Monthly Walk
April 27, 12-1 p.m.
Meet in front of the Immaculata Church

Employee Yoga
May 4, 12-1 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

USD Garage Sale
May 19, 9-1 p.m.
West Storage Facility (Old Coca-Cola Plant)

CHR Baseball Game
May 12, 1 p.m.
Cunningham Stadium

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
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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