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upcoming events

Women PeaceMakers Panel
Oct. 7, 7pm
Kroc IPJ Theatre

Apple Fest
Oct. 13, 11am-1pm
Plaza Mayor

Homecoming and Family Weekend
Oct. 16-18
Register here

Fall Holiday
Oct. 23

Intersession and Spring Study Abroad Deadline
Oct. 30

Ted Koppel, Illume Special Guest
Oct. 30, 7:30pm
Shiley Theatre
Purchase tickets here

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USD Football vs. Marist Tailgate
Oct. 3, 11:15am
Pick up meal vouchers in MH 101

Health and Retirement Fair
Oct. 13, 12:30-2pm
Hahn UC Forums

Oct. 14, 12pm
Salomon Hall

Nov. 18, 12
Salomon Hall

Employee Fitness Classes
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Monthly Walks
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Apple Fest

The USD community is invited to celebrate fall at the annual Apple Fest. This free fair features food sample giveaways and entertainment right outside the Student Life Pavilion. Pavilion Dining will serve dishes that highlight the amazing apple for lunch and dinner. Hosted by USD Dining.

Apple Fest
Tuesday, October 13
11 am-1 pm
Plaza Mayor

More info:

Changemaker Fest Recap

On September 29, the Changemaker Hub held their fifth Changemaker Fest, an annual celebration of USD's status as a changemaker university. This year, the Changemaker Fest organizers included many interactive elements that highlighted water conservation and other important global issues being addressed by the Hub.

To see a photo album from the event, click here.

Health and retirement Fair

Please save the date for:

USD’s annual Health & Retirement Fair
Thursday, October 22
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hahn UC Forums A-C

The Annual Health & Retirement Fair is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to:

Learn more about the benefits of making healthy life style choices. Event Features include:

  • Wellness Exhibits
  • Interactive Presentations
  • Goodies and Freebies
  • Don’t forget to qualify for the Raffle Prizes!
  • Light refreshments will be provided!

Get information about Open Enrollment

  • Open Enrollment begins Friday, October 30, 2015 and ends Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Your 2016 Benefits Summary will be delivered to you via campus mail
  • Representatives from Kaiser and Cigna will be on hand to answer your questions about our 2016 health plan options!

Visit with representatives from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity to ensure your saving plan is on track for your retirement.

  • Still have a retirement plan account with VALIC and/or DWS Scudder? If so, please visit with the representatives from TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity to learn how you can transfer these balances to TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity.

Questions? Please e-mail

Shout Outs

Shout out to Marcelino Zarate for diligently working on the assembly of our new soccer goals in time for the league play. -Greg Zackowski

Shout out to Paul Aden for his successful introduction of President Harris to the hourly employees last week! -Cheance Adair

Shout out to the staff at the Mail Center for processing over 15,000 packages university wide from August 17 to September 22; 10,600 of those packages were for students! "Neither <heat>, nor rain, nor gloom of night shall these couriers from their appointed rounds." -Cheance Adair

Shout out to all of the Residential Life staff and Wellness staff who have been managing difficult on-call situations. Thank you for the care and attention you provide for our residents. -Dayanne Izmirian

A belated shout out to Brandon McCreary and Candace Torrey for doing an excellent job with assigning students all throughout the summer. -Dayanne Izmirian

A belated shout out to Barb Baurmann for the exceptional customer service she has provided our residents and their families during the last two months. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to the FYE RAs, Terrence Shaw, Amanda Puetz, Scott Thomas, Bernadette Smith, Pat Marino and Stephanie Bernasconi for another year of high response rates for the MAP Works survey. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to John Godfrey and the project workers on the install of new furniture in Manchester Village, and for being sustainable in using the furniture from MV to upgrade Crossroads, SAPs spaces, and UTAs study lounges. -Dayanne Izmirian

Shout out to Andre Mallie for the fast turn around on Homecoming vendors this week! -Mandy Womack

Shout out to Mayte, Katelin, and their teams for a wonderful Greater Than Yourself retreat. -Mandy Womack

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