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upcoming events

Spring Break
Mar. 6-10

Student Employment Week
Mar. 9-15

Kyoto Prize Symposium
Mar. 16, 10:30am
Shiley Theatre

University of Diversity Week
Mar. 14-18

Campus Climate Survey
Mar. 15-Apr. 15

Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
Mar. 23, 7:15-8:25am
La Gran Terraza
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ISO Expo
Mar. 24, 2pm
Hahn UC Forums

Ole Music Fest
Mar. 24, Time TBD
Valley Field

Greek Week
Mar. 27-31

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Employee Day of Health
Mar. 7
Salomon Hall
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Administrator Performance Evaluation Training
Mar. 7, 2-3:30pm
DAC 112/113
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Mar. 9, 2-3:30pm
DAC 112/113
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Mar. 14, 11:30am-1pm
DAC 112/113
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Employee Bingo
Mar. 8, 12-1pm
Salomon Hall

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Table of Contents
  • Huron Student Lifecycle Survey
  • Student Affairs Student Awards Deadline Extended
  • President for a Day
  • QPR Training
  • Male Engagement and Healthy Masculinities
  • NILOA Recognizes USD Student Outcomes Website
  • American Culinary Federation Competition
  • Student Affairs Photos in USD Gallery
  • Ideas to Implement on Social Media
Huron Student Lifecycle Survey

Please continue to encourage students to take the 15 minute survey for the Huron Student Lifecycle strategic planning effort. Students can find this email in their Torero Mail accounts by searching for "Huron Consulting Group".

Students are also entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card or $25 campus cash gift card upon completion of the survey!

This work is vital to our planning for 2024. Thank you for your support!

Student Affairs Student Awards Deadline Extended

One of the great joys of our profession is taking the time to pause and reflect on the amazing students who brought sunshine to the darkest days, have led others through the darkness, contributed their gifts and talents to the USD community, and who are exemplary Toreros overall.  Please review the criteria and take time to nominate students for the awards and scholarships below:


  • Outstanding Service to the Entire Campus through their Involvement
  • Dr. Thomas J. Cosgrove Award for Outstanding Service in Student Government
  • Outstanding Service in University-Sponsored Activities
  • Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Awareness and Understanding
  • St. Catherine Medal (selected in conjunction with University Ministry)
  • UCSLP Leadership, Spirit, and Service Awards (3 total)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges


  • Boyce Merit Scholarship Award
  • Nielsen Family Scholarship
  • Bob Hope Leadership Scholarship

Click here to nominate students for Student Affairs-specific awards and scholarships.

You can review specific nomination criteria here. The nomination link is also available there. 
The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Custodio. We look forward to your nominations!

President for a Day Applications

Please encourage any student to participate in the President for a Day competition! The winner will get to experience life as USD's president while President Harris experiences life as a student. Applications are due on March 17 and can be found at

Male Engagement and Healthy Masculinities

As we continue discussions in our community on racial stress for students, Shaun R. Harper's study on "Black Male College Achievers and Resistant Responses to Racist Stereotypes at Predominately White Colleges and Universities" is worth revisiting. A good summary of the study can be found here

Remember to send recommendations for the male engagement reference guide (articles, books, videos) to Sarah Borger.

NILOA Recognizes USd Student Outcomes Website

We are pleased to inform you that the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has chosen the USD's Student Outcomes website to be featured on the NILOA website.  

The NILOA Featured Website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes assessment. The selection criteria for determining a featured student learning outcomes assessment website include:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Centralized Assessment Repository

Your institution was chosen in the Communication and Creativity categories. This is what we wrote about your site: 

"The University of San Diego’s Student Outcomes website presents a detailed account of the university’s student learning assessment efforts. The website includes links to information about Student Learning, Retention and Graduation Rates, and Career Outcomes. In particular, the Student Learning section offers access to content about Institutional, Undergraduate, Graduate, and co-curricular learning outcomes, plus information about student engagement and program review. This section also offers an overview of student learning by discipline."

Congratulations to Margaret Leary, Kathleen Custodio and everyone involved in creating this website! To learn more, click here

American Culinary Federation Competition

USD Dining Chef Heather Lang (La Paloma) participated in the American Culinary Federation competition, in San Bernardino, California. She and Chef Vaughn Vargus (UCSD) teamed up for the four-hour, two-person, "Mystery Basket Competition". Dishes were blind tasted by two Certified Master Chefs and they received the highest point level awarded that day- silver medals.

Congratulations, Heather!

Student Affairs Photos in USD Gallery

We are happy to announce that Student Affairs now has a collection of photos located on the USD Photo Gallery for use in publications and web marketing! Please visit the USD Photo Gallery here.

If you have photos that you would like to add to the gallery, please contact Kenny Eng.

Tech. and Comm. Corner: Ideas to Implement on Social Media

One of the more difficult obstacles to overcome as a social media manager is simply finding the time to create content. But in many cases, the content is already available to you and all you have to do is shape it to fit your messaging. If images, videos, or flyers already exist for a specific event or moment, feel free to use them (given the appropriate credit and permission). The Torero Life account has done this in some instances with much success!

In Paul Redfern's article "Four Ideas to Implement Today on Social Media", he goes into a few easy and effective ways to keep your social media accounts active and engaging without being caught up in the grind of the day-to-day content creation. Here are some of the key points:

Repurpose the content
If a piece exists, use it! If there are photos of a US flag drapped over Warren Hall (there are) or events by the 9/11 Memorial Fountain by the Kroc IPJ (there also are), use them for a post that relates to events or holidays like Independence Day.

Use social to communicate excitement
Excitement in announcements can easily drum up enthusiasm, especially if there is a call to action involved. Don't be afraid to communicate emotion in your posts and ask your followers to share accordingly!

Put others to work
Reposting (with credit and permission) is an easy way to keep accounts fresh while also highlighting events and specific people. The same goes for tagging other USD accounts!

Bonus points for sand/scenery
While it is always a good habit to create posts with people in them, a simple picture of the scenes around us go a long way, especially to those who are new to our community or are interested in becoming involved. Never underestimate the appeal of a beautiful photo of the Immaculata or one of San Diego's beaches!

Shout Outs


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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