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upcoming events

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

Mar. 9-10
Torero Store

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

University of Diversity Week
Mar. 7-11

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ASACCU Video Winners

Congratulations to the ASACCU student video team including Lena Figueroa, Kevin Karn, Jazz Tinsley, and Alec Hartman who were selected as the one of the winners of the ASACCU video contest!

This video contest showcased what a Catholic education means to students across the university. This was a national contest open to all students attending a Catholic college or university. A video montage of the submissions will be shown at the ASACCU conference.

We are in good company with Siena, Holy Cross (IN) and St. Mary's (IN). All of the student winners will receive a $150.00 gift card and free registration to the 2016 ASACCU Conference this summer at St. Norbert’s, in Wisconsin, in July.

Special thanks to Jen Lee for coordinating this effort!

To view the video, click here.

Empower Women Retreat

Empower Women’s Leadership Retreat 2016 was a great success, filled with reflection, relationship building and action planning! We encourage you to reach out to students you know who attended to learn more about their experience.

Sarah Adams
Katie Allen
Neda Awad
Jasmeen Bains
Jennifer Bounce
Ally Bustos
Jennifer Castro Garcia
Juliana Ciudadreal
Cassandra Cyphers
Maria Dimachkie
Ashley Dunn
Kristen Gengenbacher
Ivette Gil
Sarah Gray
Paige Greco
Sidney Johnson
Mary Kuckertz
Kiana Lindsay
Erin McDonald
Marie McDonald-Hulen
Jaquelyn Mitchell
Roxanne Moghadam
Alix Naugler
Tayler Nunez
Samantha O'Brien
Kate Richards
Alexis Roberts
Jessica Roe
Christina Rontell
Samantha Slavin
Abbey Solnet
Anastasia Tarasova
Quinn Taylor
Maaron Tesfaye
Olivia Wallace
Yasmine Yancey
Amanda Reap
Emma von Tscharner

Facilitation Team

Erin Lovette-Colyer
Andrea Reyes
Sarah Borger
Evelyn Kirkley
Mayté Peréz-Franco
Elizabeth Stenger
Rani Kumar
Gabi Von
Natalie Earnhart
Victoria Benevides

Super Hero Leadership Training

Do you know any students who want to save the world? Do your students have a passion for social justice and leadership or comics and super heroes? Empower your students to come learn how they can put their super powers to use at the Super Hero Leadership Training December 15 in Serra Hall 204! No experience necessary!

helicopter Parenting Article

What's Changing? Gone are the years of overbearing or helicopter parents. Centennials are being raised by Gen Xers and Millennials who want to ensure their children are prepared for what they'll face in the real world. Grit, resilience and honing an early sense of independence are driving their parenting values, and the values of their Centennial children.

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GradFest and US Bank Seminar

March 9-10, 10 am – 6 pm
USD Torero Store, Hahn UC
Please share with all graduating students! Stop by GradFest for all of your commencement needs – order your regalia (cap, gown, stole), class ring, leis, and more. Take advantage of a free portrait sitting and find out important information from many campus resources (including; Financial Aid, Registrar’s office, One Stop, Career Services and more!) Additional info:

Spring Financial Seminar
March 16, 1 - 2 pm
USD Torero Store, Hahn UC
Learn financial wellness tips and more presented by U.S. Bank. At the event, enter to win a prize package valued at over $500 compliments of U.S. Bank and Bartell Hotels. Includes: dinner for two and a two-night stay at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites. Stop by Hahn UC 125 for more info.

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.

Name: Crystal Denise Knight

Current GA: United Front Multicultural Center

Positions of Interest:
I am interested in positions within Multicultural Affairs that advocate for social change, educate campus stakeholders, and support marginalized communities. I am particularly passionate about supporting LGBT and gender non-conforming communities via work within Queer Student Resource Centers and Gender Equity Centers.

Geographical Areas: My ideal location is Northern California.  

Areas of Experience:
My professional experiences include:

-Identity-based student development and advocacy
-Creation and facilitation of social justice curriculum, dialogue and programs
-Program assessment and feedback implementation
-Leadership development and inclusion trainings 
-Supervision of student interns and committees
-Management of budget and creation of marketing materials

What skills do you have that make you stand out?
One of my top skills is strategic thinking, which is the ability to see patterns and find simplicity within complexity and chaos (StrengthsFinders). Through my Americorps service in 2014 as a Campus Climate Mentor, I was able to exercise this skill when collaborating with many stakeholders on large-scale organizational change at two educational institutions. Within two of my current roles as a Graduate Assistant and Rainbow Educator, I have also been able to mentor and support undergraduate students who want to strategically enact social change within our community through educational programming.

Shout Outs

Shout out to Donald, Margaret, Daye, and Merrick for your leadership, openness to the unit review process, and successful external reviewers site visit. -Carmen Vazquez

Shout out to Janice Blanton in her special work during February to support RA individual interview day and STEP Friday Gatherings. -Luke LaCroix

Shout out to Sarah Borger, Mayte Perez-Franco, and Andrea Reyes for your incredible commitment to the women of Empower 2016! -Erin Lovette-Colyer

Shout out to Melissa and Cheance in the Mail Center for making me feel so at home and part of the Mail Center family! I buy things online just so I have a reason to come to the mail center and talk to y'all. -Breana Lewis

Shout out to Patrick Marino in Residential Life for reading and correcting a very terrible and rough business letter for me! -Michelle Lewis

Shout out to Dr. Sean Horrigan for successfully defending his dissertation. -Cynthia Avery

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