May 10, 2012
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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
Fall 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.
Thank you to all USD community donors, Parking Services Office and the USD sponsoring organizations: Manchester Village, M.E.Ch.A, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, American Medical Students Association, Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Phi Omega.

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.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill

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 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lori Watson (

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 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

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 ( 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 Outs!

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

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


upcoming events

USD Garage Sale
May 19, 9 a.m.
USD E-Waste Facility

Senior Grad Night
May 24, 9 p.m.
House of Blues, San Diego

Study Days
May 15-16

Commencement Ceremonies
May 26-27
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Employee Picnic
May 30, 1 p.m.
Valley Field

Student Affairs End of the Year Breakfast
June 6, 8:30 a.m.
Hahn UC Forums A/B

Sweet Celebration with the Center for Inclusion and Diversity
Every Wednesday, 12 - 2 p.m.
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chr@usd events

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

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

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

Employee Bingo
May 16, 12–1 p.m.
Salomon Hall

June 13, 12-1 p.m.
Hahn UC 128

July 11, 12–1 p.m.
Hahn UC 128

Aug 15, 12–1 p.m.
Hahn UC 128

CHR Survey
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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