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February 2014

Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu den t New s a nd V iew s

Welcome Back Graduate and Law Students! W ha t’s In si de Welcome Back


Event Calendar


USD Campus Recreation


Relay for Life


Archbishop Wilton Gregory




Event/Writing Center


Conversations with Carmen


La Gran Terraza






Innovation Celebration


Ideal Lab


Happy Hour


Whether you have just entered your first spring semester or your last, my challenge to you is to soak up every opportunity USD has to offer you. Graduate Student Life at USD provides not just a study space for you in the Student Life Pavilion room 401, with free coffee and tea, occasional snacks and of course every other week bagel breakfasts (9 a.m. on Feb. 5, 19), but also offers a whole array of events in collaboration with other departments, organizations and schools. If you are looking to get involved and stay updated with USD Graduate Student Life or even have ideas for events and programs you would like to see come into fruition this semester please reach out to me:

Karen Friedlander at

Save the Date! Friday, April 11, 2014

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

The Graduate Student Council invites you to save the date for the annual GSC Padres game. More information will soon be available.

Monday, 2/3

Tuesday, 2/4

LGSA Meeting

Financing Your Degree

3 p.m. MRHH 201

6-8 p.m. IPJ Rooms C/D

Wednesday, 2/5

Thursday, 12/6

“Our Diversity as a Gift and Challenge”

UFMC Community Lunch

12-1:30 p.m. UC Forum C

Friday, 2/7

Friday, 2/7 Innovation Celebration

Conversations with Carmen

Happy Hour

12-1 p.m. 1-4 P.m. (EXPO) UC Forums

5 p.m. O’Toole’s

Wednesday, 2/12 Alumni Happy Hour 5:30 p.m. O’Toole’s

Monday, 2/10

1-2 p.m. Tu Mercado

12:30 p.m. SLP 418  

Tuesday, 2/11 Ideal Lab 12:15 p.m. IPJ Rooms H/I

Thursday, 2/13 Relay for Life Dance Marathon 6-9 p.m. UC Forums A/B

Friday, 2/14 Black Student Lunch 12:30 p.m. UC 113

Tuesday, 2/18 Urbane Café Fundraiser Mention “Relay for Life” between 4-9 p.m.

Partnership with University Ministry Theology on Tap: (7- 8:30p.m. SLP RM401) 2/27, 3/27, 4/24 Tijuana Service Trips: 2/15, 4/5, 5/10 Contact info for Graduate Student Ministry Mark Peters at For more information about the events and programs please visit

What Moves You? Don't forget to find balance in your life by finding something that Moves You right here on Campus! Campus Recreation is here for you and we offer everything to keep you active including intramurals, sport clubs, non-credit recreation classes, Group Ex classes, personal training, and informal fitness and recreation at one of our three on-campus facilities. We all know it is important to keep your mind active while attending grad/law school, but don't forget about keeping your body active as well!

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."- Buddha • Intramurals: (Join the ever-sopopular Grad/Law Softball League!) • Sport Clubs: • Non-Credit Classes: • Group Exercise: • Personal Training: • Informal Fitness & Recreation Facilities (FREE access with your USD Torero card): ◦

Sports Center (recreation center- pool, tennis, basketball/volleyball):

JCP McNamara Fitness Center (fitness center):

Mission Fitness Center (fitness center, personal training, Group Ex):

Need a little inspiration or motivation or just want to know what's happening? Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@USDRecreation), Pinterest or You Tube!

Come and visit us at Campus Recreation and find What Moves You today! Questions, concerns, or comments?, 619-260-4533

February Events   World  Cancer  Day:     February  4th    

[Dance Marathon]   Thursday,  February  13th     6PM-­‐9PM  UC  Forum  A/B   • Showcasing  Line   Dancing,  Salsa,  and   Bollywood     • $1  Pre-­‐sale  at  2/11  &   2/13  Tabling  or  $2  at   the  door    

[Urbane Fundraiser]   Tuesday,  February  18th   4-­‐9PM  at  Urbane  Café   (Located  in  the  Starbucks  complex)  

The 5th annual RELAY FOR LIFE of USD will be held on March 21 to the 22 on the Valley Field starting at 6PM. The 24 hour fundraiser will raise money for cancer awareness, education, patient services, and research. This USD tradition is a powerful opportunity to bring together the whole community as we celebrate and remember those who have been affected by this disease. There will be a Survivor’s Ceremony, Luminaria Ceremony, food, activities, entertainment, and so much more! Last year we had an impressive showing of over 750 participants to raise over $40,000, but this year we will continue to fight harder against a disease that has taken too much. st


Although the event is less than two months away, we encourage everyone to start creating their teams and fundraising as soon as possible! Everyone and anyone are welcome to the event, so bring your friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers! To find out more information or to sign up please visit our official RFL page at Join the Facebook page to stay up to date with future RFL and CAC events: **If you are a survivor or know of one, please contact us at:

In celebration of Black History Month and in awareness of Catholic Social Thought The University of San Diego proudly welcomes

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia

Our Diversity as Gift and Challenge Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Hahn University Center, Forum C 12:00-1:30pm *Lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP at Archbishop Wilton Gregory is a prominent black Catholic leader in the U.S. Church. He was named Archbishop of Atlanta in 2005 and formerly served as the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Gregory received his doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. Among many honors, in 2006 Archbishop Gregory was inducted into Martin Luther King Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. He has also been the recipient of the Cardinal Bernardin Award in 2006 given by the Catholic Common Ground Initiative and named Time Magazine’s Person of the Week in 2002. Lecture Description: Archbishop Gregory will speak to the United States’ progress in our appreciation of multi-cultural identity as our national identity. He will discuss what we, as a nation, have learned and what remains for us to learn as we celebrate Black History Month. In this context, Archbishop Gregory will speak to his experience as a black Church leader, what Pope Francis will mean for the Church with regard to diversity and inclusion and how these matters of life and faith relate to the Catholic Social Thought principle of the Call to Family, Community and Participation. Co-Sponsors: Center for Christian Spirituality, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Office of Public Affairs, University Ministry, the Black Student Resource Center, and the Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought.

All are welcome to join the United Front Multicultural Center at our first spring semester lunch! Come interact with USD community members, enjoy a delicious meal and participate in our fun & unique Black History Month Jeopardy game. There will be prizes so you don’t want to miss out! Our monthly community lunches are designed to connect students with other USD students, faculty and staff. In addition, they provide valuable information about the UFMC's programs, as well as other university and community resources.

Join faculty  and  fellow  alumni  from  the  College  of  Arts  &  Sciences  and  the  Joan  B.  Kroc   School  of  Peace  Studies  at  this  special  happy  hour!  All  USD  alumni  are  invited  to  attend!  

Alumni Happy  Hour   Wednesday,  February  12   5:30  p.m.   O'Toole's  Lounge   Come  back  to  campus  and  see  USD's  wine  and  beer  bar:   O'Toole's!  Happy  hour  drink  specials  will  be  available  between   5:30  p.m.  and  7:30  p.m.  Choose  from  wine  and  an  array  of  local,   craft  beers  featuring  Stone  Brewing  Co.   Light  tapas  and  your  1st  drink  will  be  hosted  by  the  College  of   Arts  and  Sciences,  the  Joan  B.  Kroc  School  of  Peace  Studies  and   the  USD  Alumni  Association.  (Must  RSVP)  

Dear Graduate Students of USD, Happy 2014 from the Writing Center! I hope intersession rested, restored, and regenerated you for Part 2 of this inspired academic year. I am excited for a Spring semester of coordinating with you and your specific programs of study to bring the resources of the Writing Center to your projects and goals. Stay tuned for a schedule of this semester’s upcoming events, meetings, and workshops designed to support the ever-evolving excellence of your written work. Flyers and announcements will come your way as the semester begins detailing these opportunities. In the meantime, please feel free to drop me a line, email a question, or request a meeting at any time ( Whether you are an international student, a native English speaker, an expert writer, or an exhausted slave-to-your-thesis, writing always benefits from a second look, a shift of structure, an adjustment of tone, or a set of strategies brainstormed to better achieve your specific writing goals. Remember, “You can make anything by writing.” ― C.S. Lewis In good spirits, Jen Graduate Outreach Coordinator USD Writing Center

Financing Your Graduate Business Degree Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice C/D 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Experts on federal financial aid, merit and need-based scholarships, graduate grants and military/veteran educational benefits will explain the resources available to you and answer your questions about financing your graduate business degree. Representatives will be on hand to share information and answer questions about the specific graduate degree programs available at the University of San Diego. Â More information and register Megan Eaton | | (619) 260-4860

Save the  Dates  for  this  Semester’s  La  Gran  Terraza’s  Offerings    

La Gran  Terraza  is  USD’s  own  California  bistro  located  on  the  upper  level  of  the  Hahn  University   Center.  Open  for  lunch  Monday-­‐Friday  11:30  am  –  1:30  pm  and  dinner  Tuesday  –  Friday  5  –  9  pm.   O’Toole’s  Lounge  is  also  open  for  lunch  and  dinner  Monday-­‐Friday.  O’Toole’s  is  21  and  over  in  the   evenings  and  features  a  nightly  happy  hour  from  5  –  6:30  pm.      

Sign up  for  the  Terraza  e–newsletter  and  make  a  reservation  via  our  website:,   and  follow  us  on  Facebook  &  Twitter!    

VALENTINE'S DAY   Enjoy  a  very  special  prix  fixe  dinner  menu  on  Thursday,  February  13  or  Friday,  February  14   (Valentine's  Day)  5  -­‐  9  pm.  Make  your  reservation  now  for  a  romantic  evening!  Menu       WINE  DINNERS   Join  us  for  one  of  our  multi-­‐course  monthly  wine  dinners.  Dinners  are  Tuesday  nights  and  start  with   a  reception  at  6  pm.  $50  per  person.  Call  to  make  a  reservation.  Click  winery  name  below  to  visit   their  website.     February  25  -­‐  Gloria  Ferrer       March  25  -­‐  Marchesi  Antinori   WINE  TASTINGS   O'Toole's  Wine  Tastings  happen  once  a  month  on  Fridays  from  5  -­‐  7  pm.  $15.95  for  three  tastings,   $19.95  for  four  -­‐  includes  gourmet  cheese  board.     February  7  -­‐  Gloria  Ferrer       March  7  -­‐  Charles  Krug     PRIME  RIB  NIGHTS   Prime  Rib  Dinner  Buffets  -­‐  now  every  Wednesday  5  –  9  pm!     $21.95  per  person.     Sample  Menu:  Carved  Prime  Rib  with  side  of  Horseradish  Creme  &  Au  Ju,  Garlic  Mashed  Potatoes,   Seasonal  Vegetable,  Fresh  Fish  Entree,  Composed  and  Mixed  Green  Salad,  Soup  du  Jour,  Cheese   and  Fruit  Board,  Assorted  Breads,  House  Made  Desserts      

HOLIDAY LUNCH  BUFFETS   Our  daily  lunch  Buffet  is  $14.25  and  includes  a  beverage  and  dessert.  View  buffet  menus.  We  will   offer  the  following  themed  holiday  buffets  this  spring:     Fat  Tuesday  -­‐  Tues.  March  4     Ash  Wednesday  -­‐  Wed.  March  5     St.  Patrick's  Day  -­‐  Mon.  March  17     Cinco  de  Mayo  -­‐  Mon.  May  5      

SPRING BRUNCHES   Sunday  Special  Event  Brunches:  10  am  -­‐  1:30  pm,  prices  vary     February  23:  Orchid  Brunch  (USD  Grandparent's  Weekend)     April  20:  Easter  Brunch     May  11:  Mother's  Day     May  25:  USD  Commencement       June  23:  Father's  Day  

BLACK STUDENT LUNCH Don't miss the first Black Student Lunch of the semester! Come and enjoy food, meet new friends, and get the chance to connect with USD faculty and students. The Black Student Lunch will take place on February 14th from 12:30-2pm in the new Black Student Resource Center, UC 113. All are invited to attend! Them theme is loving one another and empowering the community.

RAINBOW EDUCATOR APPLICATION The UFMC would like to invite members of the USD community to serve as a Rainbow Educator (RE) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rainbow Educator program is to build awareness, educate, and engage the USD community around identities such as sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, and class, while promoting inclusion and visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community. Please submit an online application at by clicking on "Becoming a RE." Application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

Latino Graduate Student Association LGSA will be meeting on Feb. 3rd at 3pm. We will be having a special guest from Reality Changers, a volunteer organization dedicated to getting underrepresented high school students into college. Please email if you would like to attend/need more information. Chair: Jessica Garcia De Paz Co-Chair: Michelle Jimenez Communications/PR: Ben Mendoza Secretary: Karen Contreras Treasurer: Vacant The SOLES Latino Graduate Student Association (SLGSA) is an organization that offers a support and social network for Chicano/Latino students, staff and alumni, which contributes to the principles of SOLES by upholding the values of family, culture, and academic excellence through the promotion of scholarship, community engagement and mentorship.

ASIA stands for Asian Students in Action. Our goal is to support and develop Asian and Asian American graduate students and their allies. We provide an opportunity to create spaces for continued leadership development for our members and for furthering dialog around Eastern cultural perspectives. Our purpose is to enhance educational excellence and compassionate service via a collaborative effort across disciplines in support of the USD community and local constituents.

Top Reasons to Attend the Technology Showcase Dr. Rob Robinson

1 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rob Robinson Hybrid & Online Courses Dr. Rob Robinson is a Solutions Director at Blackboard, where he focuses on strategic consulting engagements in higher education and online program management. 2 Panel Presentations Tracks Hot topics include Summer Innovation Institute, iPad Classroom Project, Student Technology Assistant Program, and Flipping the Classroom.

February 7, 2014 Keynote: 12-1 pm • Expo: 1-4 pm Hahn University Center Forums Join your colleagues and presenters:

Heather Lattimer, Vivek Sah, Annette Taylor, John Yin, Steve Sumner, Rick Olson, Brad Bond, Christopher Newman, Carl Rebman, Eric Pierson, Michele Magnin, Sandy Buczynski, Amanda Peterson, and Maureen Guarcello PRESENTATION TRACKS Student Technology Assistant (STA) Program

1:15-1:35 pm

3 Explore Technologies on the Floor Visit the various displays in the Tech Expo and enjoy demonstrations by our exhibitors.

iPad Classroom Project

1:45-2:05 pm

4 Fun, food, drinks and networking with colleagues and IT team! Talk with faculty that are using innovative technologies in their teaching and find out how you can too!

Summer Innovation Institute (SII)

2:15-2:35 pm

iFlipped! Flipping the Classroom

2:45-3:05 pm

Are You Ready For Me? I’m a K-12 Student Student panel from High Tech High moderated by Eric Cross

3:15-3:35 pm

Meet the CIO and IT Advisory Committee (ITAC) 2:00 pm at the Steelcase exhibit

Center for Peace and Commerce Idea Lab 5: Social & Environmental Impact Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:15 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Light Lunch Provided! Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice rooms H&I

What is an Idea Lab? The Idea Labs series, organized by the Center for Peace and Commerce in partnership with the Changemaker Hub, is a catalyst for social entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of San Diego. Idea Labs help students generate, refine, and present their ideas for the 2014 $50K Social Innovation Challenge: For more information contact Nadia Auch Center for Peace and Commerce | | (619) 260-4857

Center for Peace and Commerce, Peace and Justice Graduate Association and Graduate Business Student Association Invite all graduate and law students to

HAPPY HOUR FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION Introduce yourself, get connected and spark social innovation. Day/Time Friday Where

Feb 7, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

O’Toole’s, University of San Diego Drinks and Snacks Provided Please RSVP -QCsjcfdSBnyObfYm-PN7ioiFNyU/viewform

Graduate and Law Student News & Views  

February 2014

Graduate and Law Student News & Views  

February 2014