August 31, 2012
Thank You RA's, PA's and T-Squad
Every year, our Resident Assistants, Preceptorial Assistants and the Torero Squad work tirelessly to make new and transfer student transitions to USD run smoothly. This year is no exception. All three groups have been working hard behind the scenes throughout the summer to organize and execute amazing events and programs that will lead to lasting relationships and memories for our new students. Please help Student Affairs acknowledge and thank them for all of their wonderful work!
Become a Safe Space Ally
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the United Front Multicultural Center would like to extend to you an invitation to participate in one of the Safe Space Ally trainings. If you have been thinking about it, if you are new to USD, and/or if you would like to invite your peers or colleagues, become a Safe Space Ally!
Visit the Safe Space Ally web page sandiego.edu/safespaceallies to learn more about the program and to sign up for the training date of your choice.
Grad and Law Student Welcome Reception
Student Affairs is invited to this year's Graduate and Law Student Welcome Reception and Resource Fair. It will be held on September 12 from 4-6 p.m. in Hahn UC Forum C. Those interested in registering for the event can visit: sandiego.edu/gradlife/gsc/event_registration.php.
Residential Life Student Earns LDAC Leadership Award
Leading 226 individuals in a garrison environment, taking a squad on reconnaissance missions, and undergoing chemical, biological and nuclear training might seem like overwhelming tasks. But not to USD student Ryan Vaught, who completed all of the above and more at the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) this summer.
Not only did Vaught complete the course, he was also awarded the Warrior Forge Commander’s Leadership Award as the top-ranked cadet among the 200-plus participants in his training company. During the 29-day course, cadets at Warrior Forge are tested on their physical stamina, endurance, ability to navigate over difficult terrain, and their team-building and leadership skills.
Read Eric Podwill's full article from Inside USD here.
Lessons from Ernie
There are four major brain/learning systems: thinking, feeling, doing, and connecting.
Shout out to the Wellness Area's Consulting Psychiatrist Dr. Margaret McCahill for being recognized as one of San Diego's "Top Doctors" in psychiatry by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine. -Steve Sprinkle
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