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upcoming events

Relay for Life
Apr. 8-9

Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Apr. 11-15

National Student Employment Celebration
Apr. 12, 12:15pm
In front of the Hahn UC

Apr. 18-22

Honors Convocation
May 3, 12:30pm
Shiley Theatre

Diversity Banquet
May 4, 5:30pm
Hahn UC Forums A/B

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Employee Bingo
Apr. 13, 12pm
Hahn UC 128

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

Save the Date: Employee Picnic
May 25
Torero Stadium

Employee Fitness Classes
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CHR@USD Events Calendar
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Linda Vista Multi-cultural fair and Parade

Saturday, April 23, 2016 is the Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade, in which USD has participated since its inception over 30 years ago. This is the biggest community event that Linda Vista hosts all year – and it’s right in our backyard.

President Harris will be the parade’s Grand Marshal, with the participation of the NROTC Color Guard and student athletes representing various teams or sport clubs. We urge you to encourage other students or student groups to participate in the parade with floats, cars, banners or other creative entries. Students can also wear their USD apparel and just join the athletes in the parade in a show of Torero solidarity.

Your assistance in helping promote this suggestion among students is greatly appreciated. See parade rules here. Those interested in being in the parade will need to meet at the assembly area on Levant Street by 10:00 AM (10:30 AM at the very latest); police start closing the roads off around 9:00 AM, so driving to the staging area gets a little unpredictable. The parade begins at 11:00 AM.

Take Back the Night

Come out and support our students as they raise awareness about and take action to end sexual assault within our community. Click here for an overview of events being held throughout the week. Take Back the Night will be on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:45-8:45pm, beginning at Plaza Mayor.

Faculty Response to Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

Please join us this Friday for a special training on how to handle reports of sexual misconduct:

When Your Student Confides:
Faculty Response to Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence
Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

This workshop will provide insight into how faculty and staff can support students who disclose being impacted by sexual or relationship violence. Facilitated by Dany Wilson, LMFT, Counseling Services Manager at Center for Community Solutions, and by the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response team, this workshop will focus on how to pair Title IX responsibilities with trauma-informed responses. Participants will have opportunities to practice responding to specific scenarios.

An early lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here

Brought to you by the C.A.R.E. Advocates, C.A.R.E. Faculty Ambassadors, The Women’s Center, Human Resources, Center for Educational Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention and Response Team

Graduate Student Council Election Results

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Graduate Student Leadership for 2016-17:

Graduate Student Council Chair- Amy Bowers, Hahn School of Nursing
Graduate Student Council Vice-Chair- Geralyn Williams, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Please join us in congratulating them!

Staff Employee of the Year Award

The Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the Year Award has been presented to an outstanding staff employee every year since 1985. In addition, this year we will be awarding an outstanding Administrator with our new Administrator of the Year Award. To be eligible for these awards, Staff and Administrators must be in a non-temporary benefit-based, (full-time or part-time) position, with a minimum of five years of service as of May 2016. Only employees who have been nominated for a CHR@USD Employee Recognition Award are eligible for nomination for the Staff Employee of the Year and Administrator of the Year Awards.

The selection for both awards will be based on job competence; dedication to the job, department and university; initiative and willingness to assume responsibility; positive working relationships with others; and exemplification of the values of the university. The winner will be announced at the annual community picnic.

Please complete and submit nomination forms to the Department of Human Resources byMonday, April 18, 2016. Click here for the link to the nomination.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Rohde at, ext. 2729.

Administrative Professionals' Day Lunch

Dining Services is offering a special lunch buffet in La Gran Terraza on April 27 in recognition of Administrative Professionals' Day! If you are interested in attending, you can make a reservation at!

Moises Baron Music

We are happy to share that our former Assistant Vice President, Moises Baron has released an album of songs he wrote called Década: Music by Moisés Barón this past February and is now available on ITunes and can be heard on Spotify.

Just search for Moises Baron Music in iTunes, CD Baby, or Spotify! Enjoy!

Proceeds will go to benefit the San Diego Center for Children and Barrio Logan College Institute.

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 Jen Lee for her amazing dedication to putting on a spectacular Ole Music Fest! -Emily Davis

Shout out to Monica Schnapp, Victoria Valdes, Maren Reisch, Spozmi Nour, and Sinai Cota for being wonderful encouragements and helping out at Ole Music Fest! -Emily Davis

Shout out to Madeline Kreig, Sean Horrigan, Dr. A., Josh Coyne, and Manda Sayegh for providing great support during Ole Music Fest! -Emily Davis

Shout out to Jen Lee, Emily Davis, and Madeline Kreig for navigating the complexities surrounding Ole Music Festival. All of your efforts paid off as the event was a huge success! -Manda Sayegh

Shout out to Kenny, Brandon and Candice for great housing sign up videos!

Shout out to Jen Lee and Emily Davis for working extremely hard with TPB to find an artist last minute, and to assist them with the program development and implementation that made this event such a success for our students! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Mariann Sanchez and John Godfrey for taking leadership roles with this semester’s Student Staff Training! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the UCSA Operations Team for continuing to provide great service and demonstrate flexibility. -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Adan Sanchez for his assistance in working "Qualtrics Magic" on the Environmental Assessment Survey. -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Manda Sayegh, Josh Coyne, Sean Horrigan, Sinai Cota, Maren Reisch, Spozmi Nouri, Victoria Valdes and Monica Schnapp for helping staff Ole Music Fest, an added appreciation goes out to Manda, Josh, Spozmi, Victoria and Monica who stayed late into the evening to help TPB coil wires, move bike racks/equipment, clean trash…thank you for the love! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Madeline Kreig for ensuring each and every payment for Ole was completed and for always offering to lend a helping hand! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Emily Davis for your amazing work last week in preparation for Ole! You have been a fantastic mentor and support for the entire TPB team! -Jen Lee

A very special shout out goes to Cynthia Avery! We appreciate you for staying/working late many evenings last week to help TPB have a successful Ole event. You helped turn what was a very sudden and unfortunate situation into an amazing event that thousands of students will take away as a lasting memory of their college experience. We could not have done it without you. The entire TPB team and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Melissa Halter for your time and expertise on a sensitive issue that emerged regarding last week's event. I am always confident you will keep the best interests in mind for students! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Residential Life for your support throughout the planning of Ole. Thank you to Luke LaCroix, Brandon McCreary, Candace Torrey, Anthony Zamora, Johnny Godfrey, and Tierney Trujillo for your assistance in the days leading up to the event! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Greg Zackowski and Kristen Carver for ensuring the Valley field was vacant during Ole! -Jen Lee

Shout out to the Women's Center and Campus Recreation for lending TPB their canopies! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Kenny Eng for staying late to send a campus-wide email out to students! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Jill D'Errico for assisting TPB with the purchase of Universal tickets for an upcoming event! -Jen Lee

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