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October 2013

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

Greetings to  all  Graduate  and  Law  Students!   W ha t’s In si de Welcome Note From GSC


Restorative Justice


Day of Action


Relay for Life


Now Hiring




on Tap

Become A Changemaker




Not On My Watch


Flu Shot


Event Calendar


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

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 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.  

Restorative Justice

**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

"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     For  questions/concerns,  please  contact  us  at     Join  the  Facebook  page  to  stay  up  to  date  with  future  RFL  and  CAC   events:  

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 ~




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 or contact Nadia Auch at

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:  

USD Dining - Pavilion Dining, Plaza Mayor, SLP - 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 - 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

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 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

The Summit will be streaming live:

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! Our COMMUNITY can prevent suicide.

KNOW THE SIGNS Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide.



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.




September 8-14

Tuesday, October 15 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Hahn U.C. Forum C

November 23

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

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

October 19

Out of the Darkness Community Walk In partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

October 21-25

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


Red Mass

6th ave. & Laurel St., San Diego

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30p.m. SLP 418

Monday, 10/7

Saturday, 10/5

Friday, 10/4

10 a.m.

Founders Chapel 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/16 Graduate and Law Commons

Friday, 10/11-

Thursday, 10/17

Thursday, 10/17

Apple Fest

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

Saturday, 10/19

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

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: /recreation_classes/class_schedule.php

Intramurals are open to graduate and law students. The information (deadlines and activities) is posted on: ntramurals/ Join the Facebook page to also stay up to date with this information:

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. Hahn University Center room 136

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Graduate and Law Student News & Views  

October 2013

Graduate and Law Student News & Views  

October 2013