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Mar. 10
Torero Store

University of Diversity Week
Mar. 10-11

President's Forum
Mar. 15, 1:30-2:30pm
KIPJ Theatre

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

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Employee Appreciation Game- Baseball vs. Santa Clara
Apr. 16, 6pm
Fowler Park

Employee Fitness Classes
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CHR@USD Events Calendar
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This past Tuesday, the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action hosted their annual Chopped event where students were able to highlight sustainable food practices, while also showcasing their considerable cooking skills! Congratulations to all of the contestants for another delicious event!

Safe Spring Break

Safe Spring Break Week is coming up March 14 – 18th and we are working to raise awareness about strategies for taking care of each other and staying safe during the break. We will be focused on healthy and safe activities for time away from campus and will also highlight the importance of positive mental health. Given that 30% of those who suffer from major depression also struggle with an alcohol dependency and that alcohol use often is associated with Spring Break, this is an important conversation.

In an effort to increase awareness about mental health, reduce stigma and provide access to the resources available on campus, Student Wellness and Associated Students are hosting two great events that we hope you can attend.

Stop by for a quick 15 minute Mental Health Check-in with a Wellness Professional on Tuesday, March 15 from 4-6pm to see how you are doing. We will be in the Hahn UC Forums with free burritos, churros and lots of great information on stress, sleep, anxiety, depression, alcohol-use, self-care and more!

We also invite you to join us on Thursday, March 17 at 12:15pm in Hahn UC 128 for an hour long QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training. You will learn how to spot early warning signs of suicide, how to begin a conversation with someone who may be struggling with depression, anxiety or substance abuse and how to make a referral to the counseling center. Come learn what questions to ask to help a friend or loved one who might be thinking about suicide. Lunch from Noodles & Company will be provided! Register now or visit You are USD for more information!

For more information about any of our events, please visit

Employee Appreciation Game

Join CHR@USD as we kick off the USD Baseball season with our Employee Appreciation Game! This year, we will be cheering our Toreros agains Santa Clara on April 16 at Folwer Park. Each employee may collect four meal tokens in MH 101 (HR) prior to the game. Tickets for the game can be picked up at the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office.

Newsletter Next Week
Please send any submissions for the Student Affairs Newsletter for March 17 by March 14 (Monday) 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.


Shout Outs

Shout out to Tierney Trujillo-Harrison for her incredible presentation at ACPA with Sean Horrigan! They made USD very proud! -Amanda Puetz

Shout out to Amanda Puetz and Cynthia Avery who packed their session at ACPA (I got there too late to get a seat)! They had incredible response afterward. -Pat Marino

Shout out to Margaret Leary for her great work highlighting the wonderful work done here at USD in her ACPA presentation. -Pat Marino

Shout out to Conor McLaughlin from the Center of Inclusion and Diversity who gave an awesome presentation on podcasting for student affairs and also on managing under employment challenges in higher ed. -Pat Marino

Shout out to Crystal Knight and the Programming Crew for a hugely successful and beautiful UFMC Formal. -Mayte Perez-Franco

Shout out to Adan Sanchez and the Rainbow Educators Advisory Team for completing RE interviews and getting us ready for 2016-17!! -Mayte Perez-Franco

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