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April 2013

Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu den t New s a nd V iew s www.sandiego.edu/gradlife What’s Inside Grad & Law Student

USD Graduate and Law Students,

Focus Groups

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Take Back the Night

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Grad & Law Outdoor Adventures Trip

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Padres in the Park

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UFMC & Graduate Records Announcements

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Earth Day Celebration

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UM, Changemaker Hub, & Campus Recreation Announcements

Upcoming Events & Contributions

Stay Connected via Social Media USD Graduate and Law Student Commons @USDGradLawLife USDGradLife.com

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What comes to mind when thinking about the following questions? • What do you enjoy most about being a graduate or law student at USD? • How might your experience at USD be improved? • What is one thing you would like to change about your experience? Come join us for one of the four focus groups to SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK AND SOLUTIONS for enhancing your experience as a graduate or law student at USD. Focus Group Dates and Times: Tuesday, April 23rd from 4-5pm Thursday, April 25th from 12:15-1:15pm Tuesday, April 30th from 10-11am Wednesday, May 1st from 4-5pm FREE FOOD will be provided!! Locations TBD. For more information and to RSVP please contact Megan Kennedy at kennedy@sandiego.edu.

United Front Multicultural Center Opportunities APRIL COMMUNITY LUNCH Thursday, April 04 | 12:15PM - 2:00PM | UFMC (SLP-418) You are all invited to join the UFMC for its April Community Lunch! The community lunch for April will be revolving around the topic of LGBTQ Awareness. To further the dialogue on the LGBTQ Community in today's society, we will be having a panel of speakers including graduate and undergraduate students, and other community educators.

ARE YOU A GRADUATING STUDENT? | UFMC DIVERSITY BANQUET Wednesday, May 01 | 5:30PM | UC Forums A&B Are you graduating this spring or summer? If you are a senior or graduate student and would like to participate in the UFMC Diversity Banquet please RSVP to Mari Hardick marilh@sandiego.edu by Friday, April 12th with your full preferred name, degree, and how many guests, family, or friends may be attending with you. This year-end celebration honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors and graduate students, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions to USD and the UFMC. Selected graduates will also be honored with the C.L.A.S.S. Awards for their contributions to the development of leadership, academics, social justice, and service on campus.

Graduate Records Office Announcements: For Non-Law Students ONLY!! April 2—Class reservation begins for Fall 2013; Walk-in registration begins for Summer 2013. April 5—Last day to withdraw from classes with a ‘W’; last day to remove “Incomplete’ (I’s) grades from Intersession 2013 and Spring 2013 April 29—Deadline for completion of dissertation defense for PHD students (SOLES and Nursing) for May 2013 graduation. May 1--- deadline for summer graduates who are attending commencement to register and pay for summer classes.

University Ministry Opportunities!! Tijuana Day Trip: Saturday, April 13 (All day) To help fulfill international requirements, University Ministry offers a monthly day trip to Tijuana. The trip seeks to engage students with the community in Tijuana through a service project, home visits, a border tour, and reflection. If you are looking to explore or grow in the values of solidarity, spirituality, social justice, and simplicity, these trips are perfect for you. For more information, please visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/um/service_and_social_justice/breaking_ground_monthly_tijuana_trips.php

*Sign ups begin April 1st by emailing Erin Bishop at erinbishop@sandiego.edu.

  Theology on Tap: Thursday, April 25 (7-8:30 pm) Theology on Tap is a fun and informal way to gather together with other grad students for food, drinks and community. It is a great chance to meet other graduate and law students at USD. This month, Zachary Green of SOLES will focus the night on the beauty and richness of a diversity of spiritual paths. Don’t miss your chance to meet other graduate students, as well as grow in your spirituality and faith. All are welcome, so bring a colleague or two!

April 8, 2013 is the deadline to submit your $2,000 idea to USD One Challenge, an initiative generating ideas to solve a current issue The 2013 Challenge is the Environment, Wasteful Production and Consumption. To enter register at https://usdonechallenge.skild.com

Campus Recreation Opportunities!   

Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, 4/13/13: Fight the fight against breast cancer in this one‐ day, super fun event. Teams of 6 will volley with a 48" pink volleyball in an effort to  raise awareness against the fight against breast cancer. $60 per team, team captains  must register online by 4/10.  Info: http://www.sandiego.edu/documents/campusrecreation/bigpinkvolleyballtournament.pdf  Registration: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/registration/programs.php   Spring Fling Golf Tournament, 4/26, 2pm. Come on out for a friendly game of golf with our  Spring Fling 2x2 Scramble Golf Tournament. Tee‐off times begin at 2pm. Tecolote Golf  Course, $50 per person (entry fee includes green fees, bucket of balls, golf cart and  lunch). Info: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/       Registration: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/registration/programs.php  

Upcoming Graduate and Law Student Events April 3  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9:15am until food runs out! April 4  Community Lunch, United Front Multicultural Center, SLP 418, 12:15pm April 8  Deadline to Submit Idea to USD One Challenge for $2,000 April 11  Take Back the Night, Plaza Menor (UC/SLP), 5:30pm April 12  Padres in the Park Student Tickets On Sale for $30, Online, 6pm April 13  Breaking Ground Tijuana Day Trip April 14  Grad Law Outdoor Adventures Trip, Mission Bay, 10am-12pm April 17  LGBT Awareness FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9:15am until food runs out! April 19  Padres in the Park Full Price Tickets on Sale for $65, Online, 6pm April 23  Earth Day Celebration, Plaza Mayor, 12-2pm April 25  Theology on Tap, SLP 401, 7-8:30pm April 26  Padres in the Park, Petco Park Rooftop, 6pm (Game begins at 7:10pm) For more information about the events and programs please visit our Event Calendar.

Want to contribute to the Graduate and Law Student News & Views? Do you have suggestions on something you would like to see in the Graduate and Law Student News & Views? A graduate or law student event that you’d like to advertise? Perfect! We want to hear from you. Have you done something to benefit the community? USD, San Diego, California, or the globe? We’d love to do a human-interest story on you! Contact Megan Kennedy at kennedy@sandiego.edu


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