April 4, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12pm.
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