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Greetings to all Graduate and Law Students! W ha t’s In si de Welcome Note From GSC
Day of Action
Relay for Life
Become A Changemaker
Not On My Watch
Stay Connected v ia Social Media USD Graduate and Law Student Commons @USDGradLawLife USDGradLife.com
My name is Pamela D. Johnson. I am the newly elected Chair of the Graduate Student Council (GSC). I am a second year Doctoral student at the School of Nursing. The GSC and I want to extend a very warm welcome to the new and returning graduate and law students. The multiple graduate programs offered, the diverseness, and the brilliance of the graduate student community represents the University of San Diego’s academic eminence and rigor. The Graduate Student Council’s mission is to provide opportunities for networking, advocate for and serve as a resource, and to promote an active, engaged graduate student community. As we embark upon a new academic year the demands are high however, it is because of this that the rewards are so great. GSC is here to help navigate the complexities graduate and law students often encounter. I am excited about what lies ahead for our community. We have begun to implement processes that would allow for the dissemination of information and resources to be streamlined and readily available. We have initiated discussion forums for graduate organization student leaders to voice their and their constituents’ issues/concerns. We continue to provide community events in which we encourage all graduate and law students to attend. This year our key area of focus is to elevate the Graduate Student Council’s presence among the graduate student community. It is essential that the GSC has its ‘finger on the pulse’ of the graduate community because we represent you, we advocate for you, and we serve you! The University of San Diego is a vibrant mosaic of rich traditions and bold endeavors. We must commit ourselves to being the very best in everything we do. The Graduate Student Council and I wish you much success this school year! Best, Pamela D. Johnson GSC Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Are interested in joining the GSC as a student m ember? If you are looking to get involved you are encouraged to attend our m onthly meetings that are open to all graduate and law students. We meet the second Wednesday of every month in SLP 401. Hope to see you there! Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11. Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9 from 7-‐8:30 p.m.
**SAVE THE DATE** You will:
Repairing Harm Restorative Justice is a theory of reconciliation that emphasizes healing and understanding to build a strong community
Restorative Justice Workshop October 18-19 2013
10/18 IPJ Rm H/I 9am-4pm 10/19- IPJ Rm H/I 9am-4pm
Offered for 1 credit!
Learn the principles and key methods of Restorative Justice
Offered by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies & the Student Affairs Restorative Justice Program
Practice and hone RJ facilitation skills
The Restorative Practices Workshop will focus on developing a restorative lens in all of our peace building work. You will become a trained Restorative Conference Facilitator who will have the tools to bring victims, offenders, and community members together in a face-‐to-‐face dialogue to discuss specific harms. You will also be empowered to lead Dialoguing Circles to address controversial topics, and build meaningful connections in community. These skills were born out of indigenous practices around the world and are becoming more well-‐known in the U.S. through the criminal justice system, providing deeper learning in classrooms, and building community within organizations. A Restorative Justice Program is in its third year of development at USD, meaning there are many opportunities to connect the tools and theories you learn in this workshop to practice with real restorative cases on campus, in our local San Diego community, and internationally. Contact: Justine Darling Restorative Justice Coordinator Community Director, Manchester Village University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: (619) 849-‐5001 JDarling@sandiego.edu
"I would like to make an appeal to those in possession of greater resources, to public authorities and to all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!"
- His Holiness Pope Francis
Come to the Grad-‐Law Commons at 9 a.m. Every other Wednesday, Oct. 2, 16 and 30!
FREE Bagels, Pastries, Coffee, and Juice. *While supplies last
RELAY FOR LIFE is a branch of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) here at USD. This is a 24-‐hour event that will be held on March 21st to the 22nd, 2014 to raise money for cancer awareness, education, and research. This USD tradition is a powerful opportunity to bring together the whole USD 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, this year we will continue to fight harder against a disease that has taken too much. Although the event is months away, we encourage everyone to start creating their teams and fundraising! Everyone and anyone is welcome to the event, so bring your friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers! To find out m ore information or sign up please visit our official RFL page at http://www.relayforlife.org/USDca For questions/concerns, please contact us at email@example.com Join the Facebook page to stay up to date with future RFL and CAC events: http://www.facebook.com/USDCollegesAgainstCancer
October Events [National Breast Cancer Awareness Month]
[Relay For Life Kick-‐Off] Wednesday, October 23rd 6:00PM, SLP Courtyard Join us to kick off the RELAY season with good food, music, prizes, games, and company! We will be introducing guest speakers, revealing this year’s theme, and MUCH MORE!
Want a fun job where you can gain real experience in Marketing and Development and get paid for it? Apply today to work for USD Auxiliary Services (Torero Store, Dining, Hospitality/Conference and Campus Card Services).
Part-time PAID position 10-15 hours/week Duties; social media (Facebook, Instagram etc.), general office tasks, web site updates, photography. Basic graphic design skills, excellent spelling, and a creative streak required. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, or InDesign, and PhotoShop preferred. Send resume to: Loryn Johnson, Director of Marketing ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
USD AUXILIARY SERVICES
There is a community of the spirit. Join in, and feel the delight Close both eyes to see with the other eye. ~Rumi
theology on tap
graduate and law student ministry
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Teresa Smith, recent graduate alum, in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ Nonprofit Leadership and Management program, is CEO of the nonprofit Dreams for Change. She focused on a variety of ideas to help the city’s homeless, Dreams for Change’s mobile "The Fresh" food truck services its customers with items that are prepared with healthy ingredients, inexpensive through the use of Cal-Fresh benefits/EBT cards. Smith’s dream received a major boost when she won a top prize of $10,000 in USD’s second annual Social Innovation Challenge in April. The money, she said, helped cover the costs associated with purchasing the truck, supplies and more so she could launch the idea this summer.
Your idea can be next to come to fruition! The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) promotes, guides, and supports student-driven ideas to launch or to contribute to existing social enterprises by for-profit, hybrid and nonprofit organizations, locally and abroad. The SIC has awarded $42,000 in cash prizes to students since its inception in 2010. The Center for Peace and Commerce, in partnership with the Changemaker Hub, invites all student social innovators at the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of San Diego to propose ideas for achieving the 4 Ps—People, Planet, Peace and Profit. Application deadline for the 2013 Social Innovation Challenge is February 18, 2012. All USD students are eligible to apply to win an award of up to $50,000 to put their social innovation idea into action. Find out more at www.sandiego.edu/cpc/sic or contact Nadia Auch at email@example.com.
Changemaker Fest: A Week You Don’t Want To Miss!! Changemaker Fest is a week dedicated to defining, exploring, and putting change into action. Join us throughout the week of September 30-‐ October 4, 2013, to become a part of an energized environment encouraging everyone to be a Changemaker. For more information please visit: http://sites.sandiego.edu/changemaker/fest/
USD Dining - Pavilion Dining, Plaza Mayor, SLP - sandiego.edu/dining The Annual Apple Fest – Oct 17 Thurs, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Celebrate the fall harvest - free food, live dj, fun giveaways and more! La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center, Upper Level - lagranterraza.com Stop by O’Toole’s pub, within La Gran Terraza, for our Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5–6:30 p.m. O'Toole's is 21 and over only in the evenings. Enjoy our tapas pub menu and an array of local craft beers and fine wines, many from alumni-owned wineries. Did you know you can use your Meal Plan Dining Dollars in the restaurant? You can also use your meal equivalencies toward dinner. Events: Roth Winery Wine Dinner: Tues, Oct 22, 6 pm $50 per person plus tax and gratuity, 21 and over – call to make your reservation (619) 849-8205 Sample Roth wines at our October wine tasting- O'Toole's, Fri Oct 4 (5-7 pm) $15 - $17 tastings include light tapa and gourmet cheese board. Prime Rib Buffet Dinners: Oct 2, 16 Wed. (5 – 9 pm) $21.95 all you care to eat Special Event Sunday Brunch: Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct 13 10 – 1:30 pm visit our website to make your reservations.
Prints and Pinot Thursday, October 17 5-7 p.m. Founders Hall Founders F Prints and Pinot is fine art and wine appreciation at its most fun. For the second time, we will be pairing delicious wine with USD’s impressive print collection for an evening of interactive art, opinionated gallery tours, and other forms of playful connoisseurship. In addition to hands-on printmaking lessons, guests can join Dean Noelle Norton and Prof. Larry Williamson from the Department of Communication Studies on a spontaneous, unrehearsed tour of what’s on view in the Hoehn Family Galleries. Additional activities include an anonymous postcard project, poetry readings, and other communal writing ventures. Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines are on the tasting menu for those twenty-one and older. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Space is limited. Please register for the fall Prints and Pinot event, please RSVP online at www.printspinot.eventbrite.com.
You are invited to the Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Summit Friday, October 4, 2013 8:30 A.M. - 12:35 P.M. Event is Free Optional Networking Lunch is $15 (Students) or $25 (General Public) RSVP http://ahlers.kintera.org/peaceprosperitysummit Agenda Highlights 8:30-8:45 a.m. Coffee and Registration 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks Steve Killelea, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Global Peace Index 9:15 a.m. Engaging for Peace Vidal Garza, Director - FEMSA Foundation, Mexico David Stephens, Advisor to Professor Muhammad Yunus - Grameen Foundation Moderated by Patricia Marquez, Ph.D., Director - Changemaker Hub and Professor - USD School of Business Administration 10:35 a.m. Impact Investing Lewis Hower, Director - University Impact Fund Eva Yazhari, CEO - Beyond Capital Fund 11:25 a.m. Extractive Industries Molly Gavin, Senior Director of Government Affairs - Qualcomm Inc. Douglas Smith, Director of Corporate Environment, Safety and Health - Sony Electronics Sandra Stash, Former BP and Talisman Executive Moderated by Raymond Gilpin, Ph.D., Dean of Africa Center for Strategic Studies - National Defense University 12:35 p.m.
Networking Lunch - Register for lunch at http://ahlers.kintera.org/peaceprosperitysummit
The Summit will be streaming live: http://sandiego.adobeconnect.com/oct4/
The Safe Space Allies 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. Grounded in Catholic Social Thought, the University's mission affirms that all human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. By displaying a SAFE SPACE ALLY emblem in their working and/or living areas, members of the university community provide visible markers of validation, support and respect for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as other potentially marginalized populations. The sign serves as an indicator of people with whom LGBT and questioning people can speak openly and seek the support they need to succeed at the University of San Diego.
NOT ON MY WATCH! www.sandiego.edu/NotOnMyWatch Our COMMUNITY can prevent suicide.
KNOW THE SIGNS Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide.
TALK ABOUT IT
FIND HELP NOW
By reaching out, speaking up and starting a conversation, you can make a difference.
If you or someone you care about needs to speak to somone or is in crisis, help is available.
Tuesday, October 15 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Hahn U.C. Forum C
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR )Training
Hear from other survivors about how they cope, and from experts sharing the most current information on suicide and grief.
County of San Diego Suicide Prevention Week Alcalรก Bazaar
Thursdsay, September 26 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Hahn U.C. Forum C To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training Evidence-based trainings for suicide prevention: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources
To register: email email@example.com
Out of the Darkness Community Walk In partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
International Survivors of Suicide Day Kroc IPJ
Not on My Watch Video Contest Seeking compelling Prevention and Help Seeking Behavior messages
Not on My Watch Awareness Week
For more information visit:
Thursday, 10/3 UMFC Community Lunch
Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Summit
National Day of Action
See ad for info
6th ave. & Laurel St., San Diego
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12:30p.m. SLP 418
Founders Chapel 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/16 Graduate and Law Commons
Prints and Pinot (free) See ad for info
Sunday, 10/13 SLP RM401 9 a.m.
SLP, Plaza Mayor 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Founders Hall Founders F 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10/23 Thursday, 10/17
Theology on Tap
Email for info:
SLP RM401 7-8:30p.m.
Tijuana Service Trip
Conversations with Carmen SLP Tu Mercado 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/30 Graduate and Law Commons BAGEL BREAKFAST SLP RM401 9 a.m.
Partnership with University Ministry Theology on Tap: (7- 8:30p.m. SLP RM401) 10/17, 11/9, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24 Tijuana Service Trips: 10/19, 11/9, 12/7, 2/15, 4/5, 5/10 Silent Retreat: 10/11-10/13
For more information about the events and programs please visit www.sandiego.edu/gradlife
Campus Recreation Campus Recreation has over 70 different non-credit recreation classes that are great for de-stressing and awesome for overall fitness too. All of our on campus recreation classes can be taken as noncredit and that schedule can be found at: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation /recreation_classes/class_schedule.php
Intramurals are open to graduate and law students. The information (deadlines and activities) is posted on: http://www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation/i ntramurals/ Join the Facebook page to also stay up to date with this information: http://www.facebook.com/usd.campusrecreat
Outdoor Adventures (OA) serves the USD community with opportunities to experience outdoor activities that aim to promote personal growth, leadership development, relationship building and environmental responsibility. We offer a variety of local, regional and international outings that includes PreOrientation Adventure, overnight trips, outdoor recreation classes and day trips around San Diego. We also operate a rental shop and resource center for individuals that choose to venture on their own excursions and need some equipment or guidance. http://www.sandiego.edu/oa/ Hahn University Center room 136
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