May 24, 2012
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USD Changemaker Commercial Actors Needed

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in participating in an upcoming commercial for USD's new "Changemaker" institutional spot are invited to attend a casting call on Monday, June 4, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Hahn UC Forum B. The spot will debut during the London Olympic games this July and will have a shelf life of up to two years.

Participants will be asked to stand before a camera and answer a few casual questions, and perhaps be asked to repeat a line or two of dialog. The on-camera process will take two minutes or less; wait times will depend on the volume of people who show up at a given time during this open casting. We are sensitive to time constraints and will make every effort to move people through as quickly as possible.

If you could please pass this information along to any student groups and/or colleagues, it would be most appreciated. Individuals who are interested should RSVP to so we have a good idea of the number of people attending.

USD Celebrates Bike to Work Day

Many thanks to Outdoor Adventures, the Office of Sustainability, and Human Resources for coordinating this year's Bike to Work day! Last Friday, over 120 riders made their way to campus and enjoyed free coffee from Auxiliary Services.

Here are some fun facts about biking to work!

House Cup Victory

Recently, the Alcala Vista Apartments (a.k.a. the Vistas) celebrated the culmination of their year-long Vistas House Cup program by celebrating the Palomar Polar Bears' victory over the Laguna Killer Whales, Borrego Lions, and Cuyamaca Honey Badgers! The R.A.'s worked tirelessly to put on fun programs where residents could win points for their House by attending and helping create a positive Vistas community. Residents lost points for acts of vandalism or being documented for violating our Community Standards. The winning House won a FIJI Yogurt party and their name on the coveted House Cup.

Go Palomar Polar Bears!

Employee Picnic 50/50 Raffle Tickets Available

50/50 raffle tickets have been distributed to various members of the CHR committee. Ticket prices are $1 for 2 tickets, $5 for 12 tickets. If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets, please contact Kenny Eng at or visit Hahn UC 232. 50% of the proceeds will go to the winner of the raffle and the remaining 50% will go to fund the CHR Wellness Programs, which includes employee yoga and the monthly walk.

Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the Employee Picnic on May 30.

Lessons from Ernie

Create a victory log containing all of the successes you experienced. Winners make a habit of doing things losers are uncomfortable doing.

Shout Outs!

Shout Out to Alejandro Cervantes for supporting my wellness always. Thanks for being an amazing friend and colleague! - Liberty Hebron

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

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

Undergraduate 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

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chr@usd events

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

Independence Day Celebration
July 2, 12-2 p.m.
MH 101

Summer Ice Cream Week
Aug 13, 12-2 p.m.
MH 101

Employee Bingo
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

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

July 6, 12-1 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

Aug 3, 12-1 p.m.
Mission Fitness Center

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