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Sixth Man Night, USD Basketball
Oct. 22, 6pm
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Fall Holiday
Oct. 23

Intersession and Spring Study Abroad Deadline
Oct. 30

Ted Koppel, Illume Special Guest
Oct. 30, 7:30pm
Shiley Theatre
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Majors and Minors Fair
Nov. 3, 12:30pm
In front of the Hahn UCs

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Health and Retirement Fair
Oct. 22, 10:30am - 1pm
Hahn UC Forums

Halloween Cookies
Oct. 30, Time TBA
MH 101

Open Enrollment
Oct. 30 - Nov. 16

New American Workforce Informational
Nov. 5, 2:30pm
and 6pm
Hahn UC 128

Nov. 11, 12
Salomon Hall

CHR Fall Social
Nov. 13

Supervisor Forums
Nov. 18, 10 - 11:30am
Nov. 19, 2 - 3pm
KIPJ Theatre

Employee Fitness Classes
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2015 Homecoming/Spirit Week Highlights

This past weekend, USD hosted its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend, as well as AS/TPB's Spirit Week leading up to the festivities! This year, we had a great turn out for Spirit Week events. Please help us congratulate all of the participants in this year's competition.

Spirit Week 2015 Winners

1st Place: Salmon Squad (Honors LLC first-year students)
2nd Place: SMILE Club (student organization)
3rd Place: Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Homecoming 2015 Big Blue Bash & Concert

Approximately 3,100 people attended Big Blue Bash and Homecoming Concert featuring The Mowglis and Atlas Genius.

This was the inaugural year of the Torero’s Choice-Student Opener Contest. Two student performances were selected based on student vote and panel of judges:

-Garret Stoller
-Eliza Rose Vera + Gi-Riff-Raffe (Andrew Irwin, Kevin Freyre, Miles Mitchell, Julian Carmichael, and Max Merrill)

Many thanks go out to the student leaders who helped plan and coordinate the event!

TPB Spirits & Traditions Coordinator: Jordyn Corrington
TPB Spotlight Coordinator: Nick Hatton
TPB Concerts Coordinator: Cassandra Demara

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health Check-ins and QPR

As we come together to recognize National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW), we realize that it is more important than ever for our students, faculty, and staff to be aware of the warning signs of suicide. Did you know that more than 30% of those who suffer from major depression also struggle with an alcohol dependency?

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 chat with a Wellness professional to better understand anxiety, depression, and check in on your alcohol use. We will be in the Hahn UC Forums on Tuesday, October 27 from 4-6 pm with free burritos, churros, and lots of great information on stress, sleep, anxiety, and self-care.

We also invite you to join us on Thursday, October 29 at 12:15pm in Serra Hall, Room 209 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 (and what questions not to ask) to help a friend or loved one who might be thinking about about suicide. Lunch will be provided. Register now or visit You are USD for more information!

For more information about any of our events, please visit the You are USD website.

Matthew 25 Nominations Needed

It is time to solicit nominations for the annual Matthew 25 Award. We are seeking junior and senior students who exemplify Christian service to those in need. Please send names of nominees to Dr. Michael Lovette-Colyer, Assistant Vice President and Director of University Ministry f by Monday, October 26th!

New American Workforce

Human Resources and the National Immigration Forum's New American Workforce are offering free citizenship eligibilty screenings and informational sessions for anyone who is a legal permanent resident and is interested in becoming a citizen! Immigration specialists from the San Diego Naturalization Collaborative will be on campus and can help determine eligibility and guide intererested applicants through the naturalization process.

New American Workforce Informational
Nov. 5, 2:30pm
and 6pm
Hahn UC 128

Please RSVP to Adriana Garcia.

Coloring as an Alternative to Meditation

With students deep into midterm exams and the stress of the semester compounding, you may be looking for self care opportunities for yourself or your student staff. Offer yourself, or your students, the opportunity to color! Release your inner child, creativity, and imagination! For the cost of a few colored pencils and markers, coloring can help to reduce hours of stress.

To learn more, click here.

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Shout Outs

Shout out to Steve Solomon, PA-C and Lindsey Yung, FNP of the Student Health Center for facilitating Campus Recreation with over 170 pre-participation sport physicals. -April Sturgis

Shout out to Jen Lee for her amazing work with Torero Program Board to put on Spirit Week, The Big Blue Bash and the Homecoming Concert! -Manda Sayegh

Shout out to Jen Lee and Emily Davis for their hard work in supporting TPB with a wonderful Spirit Week, concluding with The Big Blue Bash! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Kathleen Custodio for mastering multiple priorities simultaneously! Thank you for all you do! -Cynthia Avery and Margaret Leary

Shout out to Mayté and all the partners involved in the Language Matters Campaign. Thank you for bringing this important topic to our first-year students and the entire campus through the banner campaign! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Scott Thomas for initiating the "Maher March" prior to the Homecoming Football Game, instilling school spirit in our first year students! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Katelin Rae for organizing a successful inaugural "State of Greek Life" event during Homecoming and Family Weekend! -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to Josh Coyne for organizing the AS reunion during Homecoming and Family Weekend. -Cynthia Avery

Shout out to the UCSA staff for their amazing support and teamwork during all of TPB's Homecoming events! Thank you Sean Horrigan, Cory Immele, Mike Dils, Tonis Manriquez, Jill D'Errico, and the student workers! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Mandy Womack, Manda Sayegh, Josh Coyne, Katelin Rae and Victoria Valdes for helping out at Big Blue Bash and Concert! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Emily Davis for being a fantastic support and advisor for all of Homecoming and Family Weekend, and Spirit Week events! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Madeline Kreig for making sure all the payments were ready for the artists and vendors! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Kenny Eng for participating as a judge for the inaugural year of Torero’s Choice-Student Opener Contest! -Jen Lee

Shout out to Cheance Adair in the Mail Center, Theresa Anderson in University Copy, and Irene Bubnack in Residential Life for graciously allowing us to borrow golf carts for Spirit Week! -Jen Lee

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