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October is Careers In Student Affairs Month

Do you know a student who would be an asset to our profession, who perhaps just not yet thought about Student Affairs as a career path? Why not take them to lunch, coffee, or fro-yo at the Blue Spoon, and plant the seed for them. Most of us learned about the field, and were "nudged" by an existing professional staff member.

Learn more here

Declining resilience in our students

Students nation-wide are presenting with a lower level of resilience; the ability to overcome obstacles, manage disappointment and rebound from setbacks. Does USD’s Culture of Care further perpetuate this struggle of the current generation of students? To the contrary, by extending the Culture of Care to our students, we sit "with them" during these struggles and coach them to find resolution. Rather than solving their concerns and issues for them, we gently probe them to recall other setbacks they have had, ask them to identify resources and tools they can use to overcome their current situation. This approach may require more investment of our time than simply providing students the answers to their questions, however this provides them with the ability to develop problem solving skills they will use post graduation.

Learn more here

Apple FEST Recap

This past Tuesday, Dining Services hosted their Apple Festival, an event designed to showcase the amazing things one can do with food as common as apples! There was a wonderful turnout, in spite of the heat! Congratulations to all of the staff and volunteers who made this event possible! We are all looking foward to Strawberry Fest in the spring!

Grad/Law Connect

Great News! This week Graduate Student Life sent out its first weekly e-newsletter to connect Graduate and Law Students to events and resources in and around campus. The e-newsletter is called "Grad Law Connect." If you have an idea for an event/resource you would like to be highlighted in the Grad Law Connect, please send that to We will need submissions by Thursday at noon, the week before.

Counseling Center Training Agencies Diversity Mentorship Scholarship Award

Please help us congratulate Dr. Justin Gibson, who was the recipient of an Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies Diversity Mentorship Scholarship Award. As part of this award, Dr. Gibson was able to present at a national conference on Intersectionality.

Great job, Dr. Gibson!

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Shout Outs

Shout out to all of my colleagues in Campus Recreation for stepping up and thriving in a diligent way through our recent re-organization! -Greg Zackowski

Shout out to Josh Coyne for his leadership in taking our AS students to a conference and a Capitol Hill visit this month. Thank you for shepherding their learning and bringing them all back to San Diego! -Mandy Womack

Shout out to Marie Minnick, Tess Nunn Eves, Adan Sanchez, Terrence Shaw, Amanda Puetz, Mariann Sanchez, Sean Horrigan, and Marina Mantos for helping to facilitate the Language Matters presentations for all first-year, residential students. -Mayte Perez-Franco

Shout out to Kenny Eng for making the Language Matters poster series look amazing and for the last minute edits, too. -Mayte Perez-Franco

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

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