Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu den t New s a nd V iew s www.sandiego.edu/gradlife
Welcome Back Graduate and Law Students! W ha t’s In si de Welcome Back
USD Campus Recreation
Relay for Life
Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Conversations with Carmen
La Gran Terraza
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Financing Your Degree
3 p.m. MRHH 201
6-8 p.m. IPJ Rooms C/D
“Our Diversity as a Gift and Challenge”
UFMC Community Lunch
12-1:30 p.m. UC Forum C
Friday, 2/7 Innovation Celebration
Conversations with Carmen
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
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 email@example.com For more information about the events and programs please visit www.sandiego.edu/gradlife
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: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/intramurals/ (Join the ever-sopopular Grad/Law Softball League!) • Sport Clubs: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/sports_clubs/ • Non-Credit Classes: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/recreation_classes/ • Group Exercise: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/fitness_wellness/group_exercise.php • Personal Training: http://www.sandiego.edu/mfc/personal_training/ • Informal Fitness & Recreation Facilities (FREE access with your USD Torero card): ◦
Sports Center (recreation center- pool, tennis, basketball/volleyball): http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/about/hours.php
JCP McNamara Fitness Center (fitness center): http://www.sandiego.edu/jennycraigpavilion/fitness_center/index.php
Mission Fitness Center (fitness center, personal training, Group Ex): http://www.sandiego.edu/mfc/
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? firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 http://www.relayforlife.org/USDca Join the Facebook page to stay up to date with future RFL and CAC events: http://www.facebook.com/USDCollegesAgainstCancer **If you are a survivor or know of one, please contact us at: email@example.com
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 http://sandiego.kintera.org/ccs 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 Magazineâ€™s Person of the Week in 2002. Lecture Description: Archbishop Gregory will speak to the United Statesâ€™ 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 donâ€™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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com
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 | Meganeaton@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4860 www.sandiego.edu/MBA
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: lagranterraza.com, 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 www.sandiego.edu/re by clicking on "Becoming a RE." Application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com if you would like to attend/need more information. http://realitychangers.org/ 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 â€˘ 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
3 Explore Technologies on the Floor Visit the various displays in the Tech Expo and enjoy demonstrations by our exhibitors.
iPad Classroom Project
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)
iFlipped! Flipping the Classroom
Are You Ready For Me? Iâ€™m a K-12 Student Student panel from High Tech High moderated by Eric Cross
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: www.sandiego.edu/cpc/sic For more information contact Nadia Auch Center for Peace and Commerce | firstname.lastname@example.org | (619) 260-4857 www.sandiego.edu/cpc/idealabs
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