May 10, 2012
Greek Life Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship Efforts
Gamma Sigma Alpha and the National Greek Academic Honor Society recently announced the recipients of the GSA Regional GPA Awards for this academic year. We are proud to announce that USD's Greek Life was recognized twice this year!
Spring 2011 University of San Diego
Congratulations to USD for making scholarship their top priority!
USD Recognized by the San Diego Blood Bank
The University of San Diego was recognized by the San Diego Blood Bank and named "Partners for Life" for surpassing the 2011 collection goal.
A very special thank you to Toñis Manríquez for all her hard work and dedication to coordinating 26 blood drives this past year.
The San Diego Blood Bank and the American Red Cross collected a total of 528 pints of blood touching 1500+ lives.
Stop Porn Culture Conference
Student Affairs is invited to attend the "Stop Porn Culture" conference on June 16-19. To register for this free event, please go to stoppornculture.org/events. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lori Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Affairs Employee of the Year Award Nominations Due Friday
This is a reminder that nominations are now being accepted for the Student Affairs Thomas F. Burke Employee of the Year Award and the Student Affairs Powerful Partnerships Award. THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FRIDAY, MAY 11th.
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. These include: character, sense of humor, common sense, honesty, "others" centered, respect, a focus on employee- and student-development, competent, consistent support of the university's Catholic tradition, 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 guidelines and forms can be found at sandiego.edu/studentaffairs/resources/employee_recognition/. Nominations are due on May 11 for both awards. Winners will be recognized at the Student Affairs End of the Year breakfast on June 6 in the Hahn UC Forums A/B.
Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the Year Award
The Manuel Hernandez Award has been presented to an outstanding staff employee every year since 1985. Regular status (full-time or part-time) staff (hourly) employees who have been employed at the university for a minimum of five years as of May 2012 are eligible. The selection will be based on job competence, dedication to their job, department and university, initiative and willingness to assume responsibility, positive working relationships with others, and exemplification of the values of the university. The winner will be announced at the Employee Picnic on May 30.
Please complete and submit nomination forms to the Department of Human Resources by Friday, May 11, 2012. The nomination form can be found on the HR website sandiego.edu/administration/businessadmin/humanresources/recognition.
Carmen's Crusaders Shirt Sizes Needed
In planning for this year's USD Employee Picnic competition on May 30, we are ordering Carmen's Crusaders t-shirts. If you would like a t-shirt, please send your name and size to Raquel Rosario (email@example.com) by Monday, May 14. If you already have a t-shirt from last year's competition, you are encouraged to wear it.
Lessons from Ernie
Task: write a paragraph about why you do this work.
Shout Out to Daniella, Mandy, Mayté and Stephanie B. for serving as presenters at the recent NASPA Southern California Drive-In conference, 'The Diversity of Today's College Students'. All four did an excellent job, and I appreciate them sharing their time and expertise. -Dayanne I.
Shout Out to SASC graduate assistants Stephanie Lynch, Jaclyn Miller, and Jamie Rosenbloom for completing their Action Research presentations. Great job! -Dayanne I.
Shout Out to Brandon McCreary, Jen Lee, and Tony Quezada for their incredible partnership and support. I'm grateful to have such caring colleagues who looked out for me and put a student's wellness first. You're all incredible! – Liberty H.
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.
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