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upcoming events

President's Forum for Hourly Employees
Sept. 16, 1-2pm
KIPJ Theatre

Student Org. Conference
Sept. 16, 3pm
Hahn UC Forms

Faculty and Staff Twilight Retreat
Sept. 22, 5-7pm
DAC Living Room

Greater Than Yourself Retreat
Sept. 23-25
Register here

Only with Consent
Sept. 27, 7:30pm
KIPJ Conference Room A-C

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Alcala Bazaar Recap

Thank you to everyone who made the Alcala Bazaar a wonderful event last Tuesday! Click here to view photos from the event.

Surviving an Active Shooter Situation Training

The Department of Public Safety is continuing with their Campus Emergency Procedures Review and Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation. All USD community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The training sessions will take place at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room 220.

Here are the upcoming dates below:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:30pm-1:30pm KIPJ 220
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:30pm-1:30pm KIPJ 220

Please RSVP with Captain Quinton "Q" Kawahara at if you are interested in attending.

QPR Training

Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 25-34 and the third-leading cause of death among those aged 15-24.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training is designed to help identify the warning signs of suicide and reduce suicidal behavior. In this one hour training session, you will learn how to recognize suicide-warning signs, ask about suicide and help to persuade someone who may be struggling to accept professional help. 

Join us and learn how to be a life-saving resource for someone. 

Thursday, September 22 
12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Serra Hall, Room 209
Light lunch will be provided!

Register today or visit the You are USD website for more information.

USD Dining Ranking Announced

USD Dining has once again been ranked (#18) in Princeton Review's Best Campus Food (2017). Congratulations to everyone in Auxiliary Services! Learn more about the Best Campus Food rankings here.

USD is the first west coast campus to offer the innovative "sustain-a-bottle". All faculty, staff and students may purchase a sustain-a-bottle at any dining location! Skip the lines and fill up at any Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser on campus whenever you like. Choose from hundreds of drinks including flavored waters, sparkling waters, and many more no- and low-calorie options. Keep thousands of lids, straws and disposable cups out of the landfill. Each bottle is BPA free and has a special RFID tag in it. A bottle is $9.99 plus tax. You may also purchase a semester's worth of fills for $28.99 plus tax.

Male Engagement and Healthy Masculinities

Student Affairs is continuing to further develop initiatives and efforts to support and engage our campus community in work around healthy masculinity and male engagement. We will be utilizing the SA newsletter as a coordinated space to introduce relevant readings and articles nationwide from partners in the work, share information regarding efforts on our campus, and share knowledge from those in our community who are in high-touch areas with male-identified students. If you are interested in contributing knowledge or information regarding male engagement on college campuses for this space or other opportunities, please contact Sarah Borger at

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

USD is one of 87 schools across the nation competing to be the "Most Outdoorsy" as part of the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. We need your help to rise in the rankings! Go to and join the USD community by logging your outdoor activities.
You don’t have to be a super intense backpacking, mountain-biking, adventure-racing outdoorist to participate! You've probably already had a couple opportunities to log some 30 minute outdoor activities today! A walk around campus at lunch, a swim at the pool, yoga outdoors, a trail run, or even sitting outside and watch the birds fly above the canyon qualify!

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about school communities and students joining together to see who can get the most people outside and active.

There are weekly prize raffles for participants and at the end of the six-week competition, someone at USD will be named the most outdoorsy person – winning $500 worth of outdoor gear from REI & The North Face.

If there are any groups that you work with that would be interested in joining the competition, please email

Newsletter Announcement

Please note that the Student Affairs Newsletter will be moving to a montly publication that will be sent during the first week of the month. You may send any announcements, articles, or shout outs anytime during the month for inclusion and the cut off date will be the last day of the month. If you have any questions, please contact Kenny Eng (

Shout Outs

Shout out to Kathe Myrick for her consistent Culture of Care approach to resolving fiscal challenges with practicality, perspective and genuine kindness. You are our budget's guardian angel! -Barbara Zackowski

Shout out to Melissa Halter for her unwavering support, proactive communication, and accessibility to our USD REC team during our transition to find a new director. -Barbara Zackowski

Shout out to Matthew Farrar for his passionate leadership and investment in USD REC student development and willingness to do whatever needs to be done to keep us moving forward! -Barbara Zackowski

Shout out to Kenny Eng for keeping our Shout Outs going in secret superhero fashion while executing all his tech-heavy projects with the grace of a ninja. -Barbara Zackowski

Shout out to Alejandro, Kathleen, Elley, Kathe, and Steffanie for covering for me during my absence! -Kenny Eng

Shout out to Madeline, Josh, Cynthia, Kathe, and Elley for helping with our rush order of the Creative Zone plotter! -Kenny Eng

Shout out to Mark, Kelly, and the entire OA team for making PreO and guide training memorable for a record number of participants! -Serena Gandara

Shout out to Manda Sayegh, Rama Sabano and Madeline Kreig for all their amazing work with this year's very successful Alcalá Bazaar! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Kalena Michalec for your amazing work planning and coordinating the Torero Program Board training! The team is off to a great start this year thanks to all your amazing work! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Cheance Adair for creating team building activities during TPB's student leader training. We are so appreciative your time, dedication, and commitment to enriching the lives of students. -Jen Lee

Shout out to Serena Gandara for a successful collaboration with TPB for this year's Labor Day Dive-In Movie event! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Mike Dils and UCSA staff for assisting with set-up for TPB and Campus Rec's Dive-In Movie event!  -Jen Lee

Shout out to Residential Life, especially the Community Directors and Assistant Community Directors, for meeting with Torero Program Board. We look forward to all the future collaborations and appreciate your partnership. -Jen Lee

Shout out to Kathleen Custodio for assisting with the first Blue Buzz email! I appreciate everything you did to make sure it got sent out on time! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Margaret Leary for all your amazing work with the implementation and kick-off of Olé! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Rama Sabano for coordinating a wonderful Alcala Bazaar! -Manda Sayegh

Shout out to Mandy Womack, Josh Coyne, Novien Yarber, Sean Horrigan, Madeline Kreig, Jill D'Errico, Jen Lee, Aubrie Cook, Kaleena Chiddick, Victoria Valdes, Monica Schnapp, Cory Immele, and Tonis Manriquez for all of your help during the Alcala Bazaar. This event would not have happened without your support! -Manda Sayegh

Shout out to Novian Yarber for helping me out on my first Alcala Bazaar with the most stressful part, the map! Thank you for making the most stressful part somewhat enjoyable and most successful! -Rama Sabano

Shout out to Mariann Sanchez and Ariela Canizal for participating in 16 different graduate student orientation programs to help our graduate students feel welcomed and aware of resources! -Marie Minnick

Shout out to Tonis for her exemplary customer service prior to our Sport Club Leadership Kickoff. -Greg Zackowski

Shout out to Serena Gandara, Alec Parks, and Brian Servetnick for their assistance in keeping our Sport Club kickoff meeting from being a snore fest. -Greg Zackowski

Shout out to Manda and Rama for an amazingly successful Alcala Bazaar! -The SLIC GA's

Shout out to Paul, Melissa, Lisa, Susan, Rafael, John and Eric who processed over 9,800 packages since the beginning of September, for the entire campus, students and departments (that's not including the packages received for move-in weekend in August)  That's 3,400 more than last year, and almost the same volume for 2014 and 2015 combined! The Mail Center Team ROCKS! -Cheance Adair

Shout out to the student employees at the Mail Center: CJ, Reilly,Tucker and Molly who helped distribute 8,692 packages to resident students between Move-in Weekend August 26th  and September 13! -Cheance Adair

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

Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12pm.

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