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Student Org. Mixer
Feb. 23, 12:30-2pm
Maher Lawn

Career Expo
Feb. 25, 11:30am-2pm
Hahn UC Forums

Summer Session Registration Begins
Mar. 1

UFMC Formal
Mar. 4, 8pm
Tickets at the Hahn UC Ticket Office

Undergraduate Research Creative Collaborations
Apr. 4, 12-2:15pm
Hahn UC/SLP Exhibit Spaces

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Envisioning 2024 Focus Group for Hourly Staff

We invite you to join in a staff focus group facilitated by our strategic planning partner, Huron Consulting Group.

Thursday, February 25
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Hahn UC, rm 107

During the focus group, Huron will solicit your views on the strengths, opportunities, and future priorities for the university. Refreshments will be provided and there is no advanced preparation needed. If you would like to participate, please communicate your interest to Karen Oropeza at We kindly request your response by noon on Monday, February 22.

If you are an hourly staff employee, please consider attending or encouraging another co-worker to attend!

USD FUEL, a coaching resource

Student staff supervisors and anyone else who coaches/mentors others, please check out USD FUEL. Born out of the work of the Student Staff Development group, USD Fuel is a resource to guide your developmental and performance-based conversations with our student employees. The four step process and examples will help create intentional and solution-based conversations with student employees. It also makes an ideal training tool to be used with students who supervise other students and would benefit from quick tips for holding a productive conversation with their peers.

USD FUEL, a coaching resource

Graduate Student Life would like to invite Masters and PhD students as well as professionals who identify as First Generation Students to the first "First-Generation Gathering & Dialogue" on Tuesday, February 23 at 6pm in Student Life Pavilion, rm 401. This is a new program intended to give first generation graduate students & staff an opportunity to meet and connect with others in the USD community. If you have any questions please contact Graduate Student Life at

Cascade Training

This is just a reminder that Student Affairs and the USD Web Team are hosting a special website management/maintenance training for Cascade users on March 22 at 9am. In this course, we will cover new website features, as well as referesher information on the Cascade website management platform. There will also be time for questions, if there are any outstanding items.

Please RSVP by February 19 to Kenny Eng.

Second Year Graduate Student Spotlight

Each week we will be highlighting a different second year graduate assistant in an effort to help them network in the departmental and geographical areas they will be seeking a job in. Let’s help our outgoing graduate students make connections.

Emily Davis, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities (Torero Program Board)

Functional Areas of Interest: I am searching for a position that allows me to work with student leaders on campus (Residential Life, Campus Activities, Leadership Development, Involvement, in particular).

Location Preferences: The dream is to find a job in the Bay Area! However, I am focusing my search to all of California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.

Experience: I have experience in Student Activities, Residence Life, Health & Wellness Promotion, Student Success Coaching, International Study Abroad & Immersion, Orientation

Other Information: My passion lies in empowering future leaders and holistic student development. I have been so fortunate to have my life transformed by out-of-classroom experiences that I want to offer that for others in any way I can. My action research is rooted in positive psychology and strengths-based advising; I love to help students discover the power in their unique story and talents. I thrive in a collaborative team environment and am truly looking forward to transitioning into a full-time position next year.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Paula Hoang for her excellent work prepping for and facilitating a great Peer Educator Training Retreat. -Stephanie Lynch

Shout out to the Mail Center Cupids delivering flowers, cupcakes, balloons to students for Valentine's Day- especially to Paul Aden for taking the 6am call from FedEx Sunday morning and coming in to let students pick up their treats. -Cheance Adair

Shout out to all the A/CDs for consistently going above and beyond in caring for our residents and each other. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to Irene Bubnack for being such a great, positive presence in our Central office and all the work she is doing with Relay for Life. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to Luke LaCroix and Amanda Puetz for taking on leadership roles in two of the new campus-wide committees to enhance the First and Second Year Experience at USD. -Dayanne Izmirian

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next Student Affairs Newsletter to Kenny Eng at

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