Graduate and Law Student News & Views
December 2013 Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu den t New s a nd V iew s www.sandiego.edu/gradlife Greetings to all Graduate and Law Students! What’s Inside Goodbye USD 1 Event Calendar 2 Bali 3 Changemaker/events 4 UFMC 5 College of A & S Events 6 USD Recreation 7 Yoga/ Sustainability 8 Wellness Center 9 Message from ASIA 11 iPortfolio 12 USD Store/Dining 13 El Salvador 14 Stay Connected via Social Media USD Graduate and Law Student Commons @USDGradLawLife USDGradLife.com You are just a few weeks away from the end of the fall semester. Make sure to give yourself a break from all the studying and attend some of the remaining campus events. Most students are gearing up for winter break as the semester comes to a close, but keep in mind there are also students who are looking forward to graduation. The end of the semester is a great time for celebration and reflection. 17 Months With USD As the end of the semester approaches, we are all wrapping up our final coursework and getting ready for winter break, there is the realization amongst some of us that we will not be returning to school next semester. We will be graduating in less than a month. An important chapter in our lives is coming to an end and the spectacle of a new beginning has come in sight. Before moving on, I would like to take a few moments and look back at the journey that I embarked on, beginning July of 2012. I vividly remember the first time I saw the USD campus; it was Sunday, July 29, 2012, and I was standing in the balcony of my hotel room, looking at the city that was going to be my new home for the next 17 months. Two days before, I had flown 7661 miles across the world from my hometown, Tehran, Iran, to begin my life as a graduate student at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. My mind was in a haze from the jet lag and doubt was creeping into my heart rapidly, “Have I made the right decision to come all the way here? Do I really belong here?” I kept asking myself silently. However, that Sunday evening, as my friend and I drove up the Marian Way and I laid eyes on the tall, dignified buildings and the colorful landscape of the USD campus, my fears and doubts cleared away instantly. I knew right then, that I had made the right decision by choosing to come to USD. I have come a long way since that very first moment. I have met wonderful people and made lifelong friends, pursued my passion for learning, rediscovered myself, and the true potential that lies within me. My close involvement with the USD community through the Graduate Student Council, the International Students’ Office, and the Changemaker Hub has greatly enriched my experience as an international graduate student and has made USD my home away from home and my community. As I prepare to say goodbye to my USD family by the end of this month, I feel grateful that I can take away 523 days of laughter, friendship, learning, hard work, and happiness with me. I have become a better, stronger, and more compassionate person as a result of my growth and transformation here at USD. Although I am prepared to begin a new chapter in my journey, USD will always have a special significance because it is where a new me was born. Afarin Dadkhah MA Peace and Justice Studies Wednesday, 12/4 Thursday, 12/5 Thursday, 12/5 “Relacks” UFMC Community Lunch Bali info session Come relax with some healthy snacks! And/or 12/10 4-5:30 p.m. MRH 129 12:30-1:30 p.m. SLP 418 11-2 p.m. SLP 401 And/or 12/8 2 p.m. Sunday, 12/8 Yoga Workshop Tijuana Day Trip! Lessons and Carols See ad above to register For details email: email@example.com 7:30 p.m. Founders Chapel 4-5 p.m. O’Toole’s Student Recital Gamelan Concert “i-Portfolio” ASIA 10 a.m. Location TBD 12:15 p.m. Friday, 12/13 Rescue Dogs! Come play! Mariachi Concert 7:30 p.m. Shiley Theater, Camino Hall CHWP SLEEP WEEK 7:30 p.m. Both at Shiley Theater, Camino Hall 12-2 p.m. Front of UC December 2 - December 6 Partnership with University Ministry Last day of classes Theology on Tap: (7- 8:30p.m. SLP RM401) 2/27, 3/27, 4/24 Tijuana Service Trips: 12/7, 2/15, 4/5, 5/10 December 13 Finals December 16 – December 20 Monday, 12/09 Tuesday, 12/10 Office of Sustainability “Green Gathering” 7:30 p.m. Founders Chapel 5-6:15 p.m. SC 109 Thursday, 12/12 Tuesday, 12/10 Chamber Music Saturday, 12/07 Friday, 12/6 Thursday, 12/5 Contact info for Graduate Student Ministry Mark Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the events and programs please visit www.sandiego.edu/gradlife A Journey Through Bali: Leadership, Moral Imagination & The Arts (LEAD 579) New Summer 2014 Global Course Offering! Through lecture, class discussion, small group activities, site visits, community interaction, and art making focused on exploring Balinese cultural worldview, this course examines the process by which leaders engage in creative and complex ethical decision-making. • See famous temples, museums, elaborate performances, and ceremonial rituals. • Interact with the local community through meals with families at homestays; meeting people in the streets, markets, and temples; and collaborative learning with Balinese university students and other education, mental health, and business professionals. • Explore self- and cultural understandings by participating in Balinese arts such as gamelan music, traditional dance, shadow puppetry, and storytelling. • Reflect on professional practice through journaling, artmaking, and engaging class activities. June 21 thru July 2, 2014 Program Costs: Tuition & Fees $2100 Airfare $1400 Activity & On-Ground Costs $2077 Total $5577 SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 7, 2014. Course Info Rose Martinez email@example.com Application Info Kedir Assefa Tessemak firstname.lastname@example.org Therapy dogs to the rescue! Research indicates that petting a dog lowers stress levels. So, back by popular demand, certified therapy dogs will be on campus Friday, December 13, 2014 from 12-2p.m. in front of the University Center. Take some time at the end of the semester to play with our furry friends, courtesy of Student Wellness. Asian Students In Action had a vision to journey to Bali. We lovingly called this "Project Bali and the Journey" (PB & J) movement. If you are interested in going to Bali, please see the attached flyer. Bali is calling. Visit our website: http://projectbali.weebly.com/ You may also look at the courses offered by the SOLES Global Center: Your idea can be next to come to fruition! The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) promotes, guides, and supports student-‐ driven ideas to launch or to contribute to existing social enterprises by for-‐profit, hybrid and nonprofit organizations, locally and abroad. The SIC has awarded $42,000 in cash prizes to students since its inception in 2010. The Center for Peace and Commerce, in partnership with the Changemaker Hub, invites all student social innovators at the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of San Diego to propose ideas for achieving the 4 Ps—People, Planet, Peace and Profit. Application deadline for the 2013 Social Innovation Challenge is February 18, 2012. All USD students are eligible to apply to win an award of up to $50,000 to put their social innovation idea into action. Find out more at www.sandiego.edu/cpc/sic or contact Nadia Auch at email@example.com. Lessons and Carols Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. Founders Chapel, Founders Hall Every year, the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture invites the campus community and the public at large to gather in Founder Chapel to enjoy Lessons and Carols, a Christmas celebration that dates back well over 100 years and is followed around the world in a multitude of different places. Through poignant readings from the Old and New Testaments, accompanied by beautiful choral music provided by the USD Concert Choir and Choral Scholars under the direction of Edwin Basilio, the congregation is invited to reflect on the birth of Jesus in the context of its significance in salvation history. Free Admission. For more information, please call (619) 260-‐7936 or visit www.sandiego.edu/cctc/events. Gamelan Concert Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall Chamber Music Ensembles Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. French Parlor, Founders Hall This program is the Chamber Music Ensemble’s end-‐of-‐semester concert. Please e-‐mail Director Angela Yeung, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org for program updates. Student Recital Thursday, December 12 at 12:15 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall Students in the USD Music Department present selections from their semester repertoire. Free admission. Listen to the music of Bali, Indonesia at this concert performed by USD’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by David Harnish, PhD. The gamelan is an ensemble of metallophones, gong-‐chimes, cymbals and drums, and features dynamic and interlocking musical parts. The music is both scintillating and ritualistic. Concerts frequently feature dance as well. Mariachi Concert Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall Experience a night of Mariachi music performed by USD’s Mariachi Ensemble. Directed by Serafin Paredes What Moves You USD? Campus Recreation invites you to revitalize with exercise right here on campus! Group exercise classes are a great way to de-‐ stress, meet other community members, and keep the body moving and in shape all semester long. Campus Recreation offers nearly 70 different recreation classes that can be taken as non-‐credit by all graduate students including a variety classes in dance, fitness, aquatic, martial arts, and recreation. Try a class or two in yoga, boot camp, swimming, tennis, Zumba, ballet, or even SCUBA certification! We also offer many other programs including the ever-‐so-‐popular Group Ex program, intramurals, sport clubs, personal training, and informal fitness & recreation at any one of our three on-‐campus facilities. Take a look at our website and our non-‐ credit class schedule as you are sure to find something that moves you! • Recreation Class Schedule: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/recreation_classes/class_s chedule.php • Non-‐Credit Registration (available starting 1/2/14): http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/registration/programs.php • More information on all of our recreation programs: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/, 619-‐260-‐4533, email@example.com Yoga Inversion Workshop Flip your perspective and Give yourself the time to , ,& ! December 8th 5-6:15 pm SC 109 $8 per person *Must Register by December 6th To Register & for more info., visit: www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation What’s Your Vision for a Sustainable USD? Join the Office of Sustainability for the second annual Green Gathering. This is a chance for the USD community to gather and discuss sustainability issues on campus.! Together we can all move forward as sustainable Toreros!! Tuesday December 10, 2013 Register to firstname.lastname@example.org 4:00pm-5:00pm O’Toole’s Snacks Provided! ! A Message from Asian Students In Action: Watch our video, “Not On Mime Watch” and stay tuned for our holiday channel. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=otTi9xRM2xE Hi. I am the producer of the short film, “Not On Mime Watch” for Asian Students In Action. I am passionate about suicide awareness and intervention. I would like to reach out to those who have survived the suicide of a friend or loved one. I want you to know, you are not alone. This is a kind reminder for you to be mindful of self-care. During the holidays, there is something in you that the world needs. Remember, You are a light of hope. Yazmin Saadatzadeh A S I A Asian Students In Action (ASIA) of the University of San Diego iPortfolio Learn how to create a Career Portfolio to market yourself in a competitive market. Monday, Dec. 9th at 10:00 AM Location To Be Announced: Please RSVP For Location Presentation by Ruthie Inacay of Inacay Communications and Staff Writer for The Millionaire Girls' Movement RSVP BY EMAILING RUTHIE AT: email@example.com or call at 619-715-6667 Visit our website at: http://asianstudentsinaction.weebly.com/asia-loves-usd.html USD Torero Store ~ www.usdtorerostores.com Loma Hall (619) 260-‐4551 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE Thursday, December 12, Store closed until sale begins at 11 a.m. Save up to 25% Storewide!* Enjoy holiday refreshments while shopping. *Items exempt from discounts: Computer Hardware, Software, Ink Supplies, Magazines, Course Materials and Diploma Frames Holiday Break Hours of Operation: The Holiday Schedule, starting on December 21, for all Auxiliary Locations is available on our Hours page: www.sandiego.edu/aux USD Dining ~ www.sandiego.edu/dining ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER A USD Tradition, Pavilion Dining, SLP Thursday, December 12, 4:30 – 9 pm $13.65 La Gran Terraza ~ www.lagranterraza.com Hahn University Center (619) 849-‐8205 CHAMPAGNE TASTINGS Fridays, December 6 & 20, 5 -‐ 7 pm, O'Toole's Featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Tastes start at $15.95. HOLIDAY HIGH TEA Sunday, December 8, 12 pm, $22.50, with Live Pianist BRUNCH WITH SANTA Sunday, December 15 Seatings at: 10 am or 12:30 pm Complimentary glass of champagne for adults, free photo with Santa and cookie decorating for the kids. $38.50 adults, $18.50 per child 6-‐12, (5 & under are complimentary with paid adult). CHRISTMAS LUNCH BUFFET with Victorian Carolers Tuesday, December 17, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, $14.25 per person PRIME RIB BUFFET DINNERS with Victorian Carolers Wednesdays, 5 -‐ 9 pm, $26.95 per person December 4, Pacific Northwest December 11, Southern December 18, New England 3rd Annual El Salvador Solidarity Supper and Silent Auction Sponsored by University Ministry’s Romero Immersion Program When: Wednesday, December 4, 7 – 8:30 pm Where: UC Forum C Cost: $5 (Campus Cash Accepted) Menu: This is a simple supper in solidarity with Salvadorans. Therefore, we will be sharing tortillas, rice, and beans. There will be plenty of food, and no one will leave hungry. W e invite you to enter into this experience to be in community with us and with those we will meet in El Salvador. Event: In addition to the supper, there will be a presentation from past student participants about the El Salvador Romero Immersion Program, as well as a silent auction, art show, and a raffle. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support the El Salvador Romero Immersion The El Salvador Solidarity Supper and Silent Auction has three aims. First, it is a fundraiser for the 9 participants of the El Salvador Romero Immersion Program, a 12-‐day immersion for both graduates and undergraduates over January Intersession. Students will explore issues of faith, justice, and solidarity, while living among and learning from the people of El Salvador. The cost per student is $1800 – however, University Ministry does not want this cost to be prohibitive. This event allows students to fundraise and make the trip possible. Second, University Ministry, through the student-‐led El Salvador Supper, seeks to educate the campus community about the political, cultural, economic, and religious realities of Salvadorans today. This will happen through the stories and shared experiences of students, as well as through the embodied act of eating in solidarity with the poor of El Salvador. We seek to create an empowered and educated community wider than only the 2014 participants. We invite former participants, interested students, faculty, and staff to become part of the dialogue. Finally, this event is designed with Salvadorans at its heart. Because the Romero Immersion Program is not a service trip in a traditional sense, it challenges participants to carry the lives of Salvadorans with them, sharing the faces and voices of those who have been historically marginalized and oppressed. This year, we will include Salvadoran stories through original art by Elaine Denny. How you can help: • Attend this event and bring friends, family, and colleagues with you. • Donate items to the silent auction. No donation is too small -‐ every donation is appreciated. • Bid on silent auction items and buy raffle tickets at the event. • Make a tax-‐deductible donation of any amount. Use the electronic donation link on the UM homepage. Your generosity is appreciated – this immersion would not happen without you! Fundraising Goal: Because the total cost of this trip is almost $20,000 (around $1800 per person), our fundraising goal for this event is $4000. If our goal is met, each student would receive more than $400 to help support their fundraising efforts for this immersion.