April 4, 2013
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Biometrics Screening Competition Results and Wellness Day

Congratulations Student Affairs!

The Student Affairs division had the greatest number of employees that participated in the biometric screenings and health assessments. Human Resources will be treating the entire Student Affairs division to a healthy snack day! Student Affairs employees who completed both the biometric screenings and health assessments will also be treated to a lunch on April 9. Formal invitations will arrive soon!

We are currently looking at April 16 and April 18 from 2-4pm to hold a "Wellness Day" for Student Affairs. We will have massage therapists, nutritionists, and physcial therapists in conjunction with the HR snack day as a way to de-stress and prepare for the end of the academic year. Please let Kenny Eng know if any of the dates listed may have potential conflicts. We would love everyone to come eat, socialize, and learn about wellness strategies (or just get a massage).

Finally, HR is encouraging everyone to participate in a new program called "Thrive Across America". Thrive Across America is an online physical activity program where you travel from Maine to Hawaii, along a virtual route. On the way you’ll visit more than 50 of our country’s most treasured outdoor attractions. Each time you record physical activity minutes, you move along a virtual route that winds through the United States, passing through America’s most exciting outdoor attractions. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week.

Start or join a team to help motivate and support you. Teams consist of 4-10 members who work together to keep active. Team participation is optional—and a lot of fun. Each day you record 30 minutes or more of physical activity, you earn a Thrive Across America star for your team. The more stars your team earns, the higher the score.

Registration and team formation opens Monday, April 15. All teams must be formed by Sunday, May 12. You may begin recording your activity on Monday, April 29. The team competition will end on Sunday, June 23, but you may continue logging your activity and using all the fun features in Thrive Across America through April 28, 2014.  Visit usd.thriveacrossamerica.com to register. 

Stop by HR (Maher 101) on Monday, April 29th between 10am – 4pm to take your team pictures. This will kick off the Thrive Across America team competition.

To see more Being Well@USD events, click here.

AKUI and Hahn UC/SLP Employee Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for inductees into AKUI, the University Union Honor Society, and nominees for the annual Hahn University Center Student Employee Awards of Service, Spirit and Leadership. Please visit www.sandiego.edu/ucslp/awards to submit your nominee(s). Information on each award, including criteria, can be found on the webpage as well.

Please complete your nominations by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Those receiving awards will be recognized at the annual Hahn UC & SLP End of the Year Celebration scheduled for Thursday, May 9. More details to follow concerning the celebration.

Please contact Mike Dils if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to your nominations.

C.L.A.S.S. Awards

The United Front Multicultural Center is requesting nominations for the C.L.A.S.S. Awards. All nominees must be students who graduated December 2012 or are expected to graduate May 2013 or August 2013. Nominations must be submitted by April 13, 2013. Nominees and award recipients will be honored at the 8th Annual Diversity Banquet on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Hahn UC Forums A & B. For additional information and to download the nomination form, please click here and scroll to Diversity Banquet.

C.L.A.S.S. Awards

The L. Reuben Mitchell Award for Campus Wide Impact
This award is for a student who has contributed to the University through their leadership and active involvement in campus wide initiatives such as ethnic studies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, developing cultural competence programs, or provided advocacy and awareness of diversity across campus.

The Dr. Evelyn Kirkley Award for Leadership
This award is for a student who led an organization as a member of an executive board and through their leadership capacity led initiatives that contributed to the development of leadership in others.

The Dr. Joseph Colombo Award for Academics
This award is for a student who received a 3.5 and above grade point average in their field as well as participated in conferences where they presented their academic research focusing on diversity and/or social justice issues.

The Dr. Judy Rauner Award for Social Justice
This award is for a student who led community service initiatives or other projects that addressed community issues. This student was instrumental in establishing partnerships and engaging students in social justice work.

The Dr. Judith Liu Award for Service
This award is for a student who has served the community of San Diego by enriching the lives of underserved communities. The student has been committed by volunteering hours to help those most in need.

Thank you for your help in honoring graduating students.

Professional Development Competencies

As you know, the Employee Development Committee is using the Professional Development Competencies established by ACPA and NASPA. This academic year, the focus was on the Personal Foundations competency. The next academic year, the focus will be on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion competency. You can find an overview of all 10 competency areas as well as the specific competencies identified for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Supervisors, you may want to consider using this as you work with your employees to establish goals for next year.

Click here for the Student Affairs Competency Areas.

Shout Outs

Shout Out to all of the Residential Life staff for all their efforts these past few weeks on the marketing of our March 18th Housing Sign Ups deadline. Congrats on having high application numbers! -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout Out to the Residential Life team! Each of you worked so hard and gave that great support to our students which helped us reach our amazing housing sign ups goal! -Irene Bubnack

Shout Out to Kenny Eng for all your amazing work in your assistance with SLP TVs, and our Residential Life website! You helped make our housing sign-ups so successful! -Irene Bubnack

Shout Out and a huge thank you to all who helped submit the sexual violence grant last week. We could not have made it happen without various partners within Student Affairs and beyond. Special thanks to Moises Baron, Erin Lovette-Colyer, Jessica Critchlow, Julie Barnett, Alejandro, Quinton “Q” Kawahara, and Kim Eudy. -Melissa Halter

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.

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


upcoming events

Relay for Life
April 5-6
Valley Field
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Sexual Assault Awareness Week
April 8-12
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Ability Awareness Week
April 15-19

Student Affairs Collaborative Meeting
April 17, 3:30pm
Salomon Hall

Earth Week
April 22-26

Life Week
April 22-26

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

Employee Bingo
April 10, 12pm
Salomon Hall

May 8, 12pm
Salomon Hall

Free Bike Tune-Ups and Minor Repairs
April 12 and 26, 9am
Hahn UC 136
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Community Garage Sale
May 18, 8am
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Community Picnic
May 29, 1pm
Valley Field

Monthly Walks
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