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December 2012 & January 2013

Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu den t New s a nd V iew s What’s Inside

USD Graduate and Law Students,

End of the Semester Farewell

Congratulations!! You’ve almost made it to the end of the semester. It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you in the Graduate and Law Student Commons (SLP 401) and serving as an advisor to the Graduate Student Council. I hope to see many more of you during the spring semester at some of our upcoming events which will include a Family Tailgate event, Padres in the Park, an Outdoor Adventures trip, regular bagel breakfasts, Theology on Tap, Breaking Ground Tijuana Day trips, and much more!

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Before we depart for the holidays make sure to check out all of the amazing Wellness Week events happening December 10th-14th and be sure to come to our End of the Semester Celebration at O’Tooles (please see event details below). Good luck on your final projects and exams and have a wonderful holiday break.  Best, Megan Kennedy Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life

End of the Semester Celebration at O’Tooles!! What: Come celebrate the end of the semester with the Graduate Student Council! When: Wednesday, December 12 from 5-8pm Where: O’Tooles in the University Center *Food and drinks will be provided.


Please RSVP to Megan Kennedy at by Friday, December 7th if you are planning to attend. This will help to ensure that enough food will be provided.

USD Torero Store The USD Torero Store will be having Textbook BuyBack from December 13th - 21st. We will also be having our yearly Christmas sale on December 6th-7th. The sale will include 25% off everything in the store except textbooks, outlines, diploma frames, and computers hardware and software.

USD is hosting the Ashoka U Exchange in February of 2013. If you would like to be a part of the experience please visit

Graduate Records Office Announcement- Graduation Deadlines!!! December 14, 2012 • Last day to petition for August 2013 graduation (non-law students only); • Completed original, unbound dissertation or bindery receipt for PHD/PHDN/EDD, DNP portfolio (or bindery receipt), all fees and forms due in Graduate Records Office for those graduating in January 2013; • Two bound copies (or bindery receipt) of completed Master’s thesis due in Graduate Records Office. January 31, 2013 • Effective degree date of all Fall 2012/Intersession 2013 graduation petitioners only after all degree requirements have been met and pass final degree audit conducted by the Graduate Records Office (non-law students only). Change of Address • Students graduating this Fall or Intersession and are moving or changing their address need to contact the Graduate Records Office directly by sending an email to Ruey Shivers, Assistant Registrar; Graduate Records Office. Email address is (non-law students only).

Upcoming Graduate and Law Student Events December 4  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9am until food runs out! December 6  Community Lunch, United Front Multicultural Center, SLP 418, 12:30pm December 8  Breaking Ground Tijuana Day Trip December 10  Massages with Michelle, SLP 401, 12-2pm and 2:30-4pm December 11  Massages with Michelle, SLP 401, 9:30-11:30am and 12-1:30pm December 12  Chocolate Meditation with Annie, SLP 401, 2pm December 12  GSC End of the Semester Celebration at O’Tooles, 5-8pm December 13  Yoga with Sophie, UC Forum C, 8-9am December 14  Therapy Dogs, Outside in front of the UC, 12-2pm January 20  MLK Parade, Harbor Drive Embarcadero, 2pm January 22  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9am until food runs out! For more information about the events and programs please visit

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

GLNV Dec 2012 & Jan 2013  

December/January issue of the Graduate and Law Student News & Views at the University of San Diego

GLNV Dec 2012 & Jan 2013  

December/January issue of the Graduate and Law Student News & Views at the University of San Diego