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March 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,

Graduate Student Council

Are you interested in becoming more involved in USD's Graduate and Law Student Community? The Graduate Student Council (GSC) would be a great way to do this! Not only do you get to help make decisions on Graduate and Law student issues, but you also get the chance to work and network with other students across the campus. The GSC will be holding elections for the Chair and Vice Chair positions for the 20132014 school year in April 2013. It is not necessary to have been a part of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) this year in order to nominate yourself or anyone else!

Leadership Positions


Grad/Law Student Women

Event & UM Opportunities 2 Grad/Law Dave & Buster’s Sunday Funday


Grad Fest 2013 Info


USD One Challenge


US Bank, V2 Competition, & UFMC Announcements


LGT, BBQ, Coffee Tasting, & Rec Announcements


Upcoming Events & Contributions Stay Connected via Social Media USD Graduate and Law Student Commons @USDGradLawLife


If interested in learning more about the GSC, go to: Below are the responsibilities for Chair and Vice Chair. • Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside over all Council and Executive Committee meetings; shall sign all written instruments authorized and approved by the Council; and shall perform such other duties as the Council may designate. He/she shall be responsible for coordinating the activities of the GSC, and may appoint ad hoc committees for any Council-related purpose falling outside the responsibility of the standing committees. The Chairperson shall serve a one-year term. • Vice-Chairperson. The Vice-Chairperson shall act as, and have all the power of, the Chairperson when the Chairperson is absent or unable to act, except in the instance of Officer nominations, and shall perform such other duties as requested by the Chairperson or the Council. The Vice-Chairperson shall serve a one-year term. The Vice-Chairperson must at all times act with good faith to further the good faith goals and activities of the Chairperson. If you'd like to nominate yourself or anyone and decide to run in the elections, it is necessary for you to attend one GSC Meeting. Please email me and let me know if you're interested in running in the GSC elections or would like to nominate a person for Chair or Vice Chair. Thank you! Farheen Kaka Vice Chair of the Graduate Student Council

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. Email Erin Bishop at on April 1 to sign up.

Theology on Tap: Thursday, March 21 (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, Dean David Pyke of the Business School will focus the night on spirituality of work. 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!

Resident Ministers Wanted University Ministry is looking for a few graduate students interested in working as Resident Ministers, who live with and minister to our undergraduates. The Residential Ministry Program is designed to build community within the residence halls and to provide our students with spiritual and service opportunities to enhance faith, values, and social commitment. The Resident Minister provides pastoral care and presence in the residence halls. Ideally, candidates for the Resident Minister position will have some ministry experience with college students as well as a strong desire to help students grow spiritually. In return for (an average of) 15 hours of ministry per week, the University will provide a furnished apartment and $2,000 annual stipend. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Michael Lovette-Colyer at

Think of it as a “thank you”  note...When you open a new  checking account with us,  we’ll reward your decision  with the real cash version of  Ben Franklin!   

For more information contact us today at: University of San Diego Branch, Lower Level of UC Hahn #125 (610) 785-5972

AND Refinance your car for a  rate of 2.49% APR and save  money!    

United Front Multicultural Center Opportunities MARCH COMMUNITY LUNCH Thursday, March 07 | 12:30PM - 2:00PM | UFMC (SLP-418) Please join us for our March Community Lunch! This month's lunch celebrates Women's History Month. All are welcome to attend. WANT TO BECOME A RAINBOW EDUCATOR? The United Front Multicultural Center would like to invite members of the University community to serve as a Rainbow Educator (RE) for the 2013-2014 academic year. The REs are comprised of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Please submit an online application at by clicking on "Becoming a RE." The application process consists of an online application and a 30-minute interview. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 13, 2013. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at SAVE THE DATE | SAFE SPACE ALLIES TRAINING Thursday, March 14 | 9:30PM - 12:00PM Register here to be a part of the next Safe Space Allies Training. The SSA Network enhances the ability of students, staff, administrators and faculty to demonstrate proactively and personally the University's core values of community, inclusion, and respect for all - regardless of sexual orientation or other identity.

Have You Been to La Gran Terraza? Did you know that all students are welcome at USD's own California Bistro - La Gran Terraza? The restaurant is located on the upper level of the Hahn University Center and is open for lunch Monday-Friday (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) and dinner Tuesday-Friday (5-9 pm). Every day at lunch we offer an a la carte menu and an awesome lunch buffet – for $13.95 you may choose from two entrees, a variety of fresh salads, soup, sides, fruit & cheese platter, dessert bar and your choice of soft drink. You may use your Meal Plan Dining Dollars, CampusCash, Cash or Credit Card for payment. A Meal Plan Equivalency may also be used for dinner. Show your current USD student ID card and you will not be charged tax.

Grad Law BBQ!! When: Moday, March 18th from 4-6pm Where: Presidio Terrace Apartments The BBQ will include: Hot dogs, veggie dogs, grilled vegetables, toppings and fruit! All Grad and Law residents from Manchester and the PTAs are welcome, along with all other Grad and Law students.

Twice a month we offer an outstanding Prime Rib Buffet dinner that is all you care to eat for $19.95. Upcoming buffets: March 6 and 20. Stop by O'Toole's, within La Gran Terraza, for lunch or dinner. O'Toole's is 21 and over in the evenings (when beer and wine are being served). Visit the La Gran Terraza website or Facebook page for monthly special event info, including Wine Dinners and Cooking Classes, and to make a reservation:, or call (619) 849-8205.

Join us in the Grad Law Commons During our Bagel Breakfast On March 20th Beginning at 9:15am

Campus Recreation Opportunities!   

New non‐credit weekend classes from campus recreation:   TaeKwonDo: Saturdays 11am‐12:30pm, 3/16‐4/20, $55  Advanced Yoga: Saturdays 2:30‐4pm, 3/16‐4/20, $55   Endurance Spin: Sundays 4‐5:30pm, 3/17‐5/12, $55   

  Class descriptions:      Class registration:    

Special one‐night only Yoga Detox Workshop:   De‐stress, rinse, cleanse and de‐toxify with this 90‐min yoga class guided by the amazing  yogi Jennie O. Space is limited so please register early!  3/13,5:30‐7pm, Salomon Hall, $5, must register online before 4pm on 3/12.   Registration:  

Upcoming Graduate and Law Student Events March 5  One Challenge “Pitching Your Idea in Video Format,” Maher 224, 12:45-2pm March 6  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9:15am until food runs out! March 7  Community Lunch, United Front Multicultural Center, SLP 418, 12:30pm March 8  One Challenge “Waste Management Trash & Recycling” Site Visit, 12-3pm March 8  Adorn~ A Celebration of Your Beauty, UC 119, 5:30-8:30pm March 10  Grad & Law Sunday Funday, Dave & Buster’s, 12-2pm March 13  Rainbow Educators Application due to UFMC March 13-14  Grad Fest 2013, Torero Store, 10am-6pm March 14  Safe Space Allies Training, Register for Location, 9:30am-12pm March 18  Grad & Law BBQ, Presidio Terrace Apartments, 4-6pm March 20  FREE Bagel Breakfast & Coffee Tasting, SLP 401, 9:15am until food runs out! March 21  Theology on Tap, SLP 401, 7-8:30pm For more information about the events and programs please visit our Event Calendar.

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GLNV March 2013  

March issue of the Graduate and Law Student News & Views at the University of San Diego

GLNV March 2013  

March issue of the Graduate and Law Student News & Views at the University of San Diego