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upcoming events

AS Senate Elections
September 26, 9am- 9pm
MySanDiego Portal
Outside of the Hahn UC and La Paloma

Changemaker Festival
September 30-October 4
Various locations

Hate Crimes Awareness Week
October 14-18
More information TBA

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW)/Not on My Watch (NOMW)
October 21-24
More information TBA

For more events, visit the Torero Life Website

employee development

Dr. Shaun Harper Lecture
October 10, 5:30pm
Warren Auditorim
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Student Affairs Newsletter Archive
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Residential Life Blog
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Wellness Group Meetings
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University Ministry Events
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Student Affairs Department Newsletters

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Weekends @ USD
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Fit into Fall
Yoga Fusion
1st and 3rd Friday of the month 12:30-1:25pm
Mission Fitness Center

Total Body Conditioning
Every Wednesday
Mission Fitness Center

Employee Bingo
October 16, 12pm
Hahn UC 128

Annual Employee Service and Recognition Luncheon
October 22, 11:30-1:30pm
More info TBA

Benefits Fair
October 24, Time TBA
Hahn UC Forums

Supervisor Forums
November 18, 1-2:30pm
KIPJ Theatre
November 19, 9-10:30am
KIPJ Theatre

Monthly Walks
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Full Schedule

social media

MAP-Works Fall Transition Survey Launches!

On Tuesday, September 24th, an email invitation with a unique access link was sent to all first-year students to complete the MAP-Works Fall Transition Survey. This survey asks students how their transition to USD has been so far related to a variety of factors (academic, social, on-campus living, etc.).  You can support this effort by encouraging first-year students you are connected with to complete the survey by Wednesday, October 2.

Based on student responses, professional staff and student leaders (including PAs and RAs) will be reviewing the responses of students they are connected with. For those first-year students who indicated their transition to USD isn’t going as well as it could be, professional staff will be reaching out personally to offer additional support.


CHR@USD Employee Recognition Award

CHR@USD is now accepting nominations for the Employee Recognition Award, an award aiming to create role models and build morale by communicating noteworthy accomplishments and reinforcing behaviors important to the university. The selection of award recipients is based on how the nominee(s) exemplifies the university’s mission statement, core values and strategic initiatives in an extraordinary fashion. Areas of consideration include excellence in advancing two or more of the following categories:

  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Community Outreach
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Service to Students

The program provides cash awards of $250 for up to six deserving USD employees who go above and beyond their job responsibilities.

Take a few minutes to reflect on the many successes of our university and its employees. Are there employees, peers or supervisors you would like to nominate? Co-workers and supervisors may nominate deserving employees.

Please note going forward, only employees nominated for a CHR@USD Employee Recognition Award will be eligible for nomination for the Employee of the Year Award.

The deadline for submitting nominations to Human Resources is Friday, November 1, 2013.

For more information on this award, or to nominate a fellow employee, please visit:

Shout Outs

Shout out to Ben Mendoza for leading the First-Generation Student Lunch last Friday. -Adan Sanchez

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 12pm.