February 2010

Events Around the World
Torero Athletics

College of Arts and Sciences
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
School of Business Administration

School of Law
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Other News and Events

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Alumni Make Impact Supporting Student Scholarships


Thousands of alumni are making the Torero experience possible for more than 20 USD students this academic year by supporting student scholarships. The Alumni Association is excited to announce five of its scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year: Rita '10, Katie '11, Stefanie '10, Karissa '12 and Summer '10.

“Had it not been for the generosity of alumni, I would not be here at the University of San Diego today,” said Rita, a current senior majoring in Accounting.

“Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me,” added Summer, a student in the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. Click here to see notes of appreciation from more scholarship recipients.

The student recipients of this year’s Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, Kyle O’Connell Memorial and Therese Whitcomb ’53 Scholarships are making an important difference in our USD community, in the San Diego community and in communities abroad.


Their compassionate service, leadership, faith and commitment to academic excellence epitomize the common values we share as alumni.

Stefanie, our 2009 Kyle O’Connell Memorial Scholarship recipient, dreams of a career in medicine so that she can help those battling cancer. As a cancer survivor, she started a program that educates others about the importance of donating bone marrow and is a volunteer speaker for the San Diego Blood Bank.

We need your help spreading the word to fellow alumni about the importance of supporting scholarships at USD. Every alumni gift, no matter the amount, directly impacts these deserving USD students. Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 by June 30th so that more students can receive scholarships next year.

The Alumni Association is thankful for your ongoing generosity and hope you will continue to support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, or any of USD’s scholarship programs, by making a gift at www.sandiego.edu/giving.

Go Toreros!

Your USD Alumni Association

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Events Around the World


Join fellow USD alumni for a special event in
San Francisco on March 4, 2010

February 25 Orange County Chapter
Alumni Networking Night in Irvine

March 3 Sacramento Alumni Event
Alumni Networking Night


March 4 San Francisco Chapter
Career Panel and Networking at Il Fornaio


March 4 New York Chapter
Networking and Social Event at SPiN


March 9 Las Vegas Chapter
Alumni Lifelong Learning at the Wynn
hosted by the School of Business Administration



March is alumni networking month!
Join us for one of these events
and connect with fellow alumni.

March 10 Washington D.C. Chapter
Alumni Networking Happy Hour

March 11 San Diego Chapter
Wine Tasting Mixer in Little Italy


March 18 Chicago Chapter
March Madness Event in Lincoln Park


March 24 San Diego Alumni Event
Career Transition Workshop: Discovering Your Dream Career


March 24 Los Angeles Chapter
Alumni Networking in Pasadena


April 17 Washington D.C. Chapter
Alumni Hike & Picnic at Great Falls National Park


June 25-27 European Alumni Reunion
Save the Date for this Reunion in Segovia, Spain

 

 

Torero Athletics

Women’s Basketball Reception
When: Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Warren Hospitality Suite, Jenny Craig Pavilion, University of San Diego
Details: Join USD Women’s Basketball fans for a fun-filled hosted reception before the lady Toreros take on the University of Portland Pilots.
For more information: please call the Office of Athletic Development at (619) 260-5917.


Men’s Tennis Alumni Weekend
When: Friday, February 12 through Saturday, February 13
Where: Various locations in San Diego and on campus
Details: We invite you to join your fellow men's tennis alumni at the home of Curtis Dadian ‘89, ‘01 on Friday night, then participate in a Saturday pro-am and barbeque.
For more information: contact head coach, Bret Masi, at (619) 886-0979 or email usdtennis@sandiego.edu.


John Matthews '08 with the Indianapolis Colts in Miami
Former Torero wide receiver John Matthews, currently on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad, is in Miami as the team prepares for Sunday's Super Bowl against the New Orleans Saints. John is originally from Littleton, Colorado and chose to attend USD for the great football program and academic environment, after being recruited by Dartmouth, Yale and Air Force. Click here to read more about John and his trip to Miami for the 2010 Superbowl.



USD Men's Crew

Torero Baseball Ranked as High as No. 14 in Preseason Polls
The University of San Diego baseball team has been ranked as high as No. 14 in the Ping Baseball top-30 preseason poll. The Toreros are also ranked No. 24 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason top-40 poll. Click here for more.


Men's Rowing Update
The team completed the 2010 winter camp in fine form. The Toreros did their traditional mountain run and covered over 13 miles with about five thousand feet of elevation gain. The conditions were sunny and warm, but with a foot of snow blanketing Kitchen Creek Road, the final run to the top of Laguna Peak was interesting to say the least! Click here for more.


 

College of Arts and Sciences

“The Common Good and Health Care: Justice, Faith and Hope”
When:
Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: Speaker Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D. will discuss Catholic social ethics and healthcare. The recipient of the 2008 John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America, Cahill is the author of eight books and more than 150 scholarly articles on ethics and religion. Admission is free and open to the public. Following the talk, there will be a reception with refreshments in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rotunda.
For more information: and to RSVP click here.



Catharine MacKinnon

“Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, and Demand” with Catharine MacKinnon, Ph.D., J.D.
When:
Monday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: Catharine MacKinnon, from the University of Michigan Law School is a practicing lawyer, professor, author and activist focused on sex equality issues, primarily sexual harassment and pornography in national and international law. She is the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, a long-term visiting professor at Harvard Law School, special gender advisor to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and works with Equality Now, an international NGO promoting sex equality worldwide.
For more information: and to RSVP click here.


Prints in the Artist’s Studio: Rubens’ Print Collection Reconstructed
When
: Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, May 9
Where: Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Prints in the Artist’s Studio: Rubens’ Print Collection Reconstructed aims to represent the different uses of old master prints in a seventeenth-century European artist’s studio. Peter Paul Rubens’ print collection is a particularly interesting example, in part because of Rubens’ well-known activities as a collector of paintings, sculptures, and antiquities, not to mention the international success that Rubens achieved during his lifetime.
For more information: click here.

The Universal Christ in a World of Differences: An Evolutionary Perspective
When:
Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall, University of San Diego
Details: The 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth prompts us to marvel at his scientific breakthrough which today forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. Ilia Delio, Ph.D., OSF, the eighth annual keynote speaker for the Center for Christian Spirituality, reflects on the unfolding meaning of Christ in light of evolution, expanding human consciousness, technology, and even extraterrestrial life.
For more information: contact Sandee Gutierrez at ccs@sandiego.edu.

Contemplating Christ's Pierced Heart in the Wounded Heart of Humanity by Annice Callahan, RSCJ
When:
Saturday, February 20 at 9 a.m.
Where: Hahn University Center, University of San Diego
Details: This session will reflect on how five women mystics saw Christ’s pierced heart in the wounded hearts of other people: Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Philippine Duchesne, Madeleine Sophie Barat, and Thérèse of Lisieux. It will combine input, prayer, time for reflection, and faith-sharing.
For more information: contact Sandee Gutierrez at ccs@sandiego.edu.

Faculty Recitals
When:
Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 25 at 12:15 p.m.
Where: French Parlor, Founders Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Eric Foster (USD faculty), guitar, with guest artists Sarah Lopez, soprano, and Lorie Kirkell, cello on February 19. On February 25 join us as Christopher Adler plays the piano.
For more information: click here.

Chamber Music Festival
When:
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
Where: location TBA
Details:
Second Annual Winter Chamber Heat. Angela Yeung, director. Final Concert for the weekend festival.
For more information: click here.

Chamber Music Recital
When:
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:
French Parlor, Founders Hall, University of San Diego
Details:
An all Schubert program.  Alyze Dreiling, violin, Angela Yeung, cello and Linda Scott, piano.
For more information: click here.

The Country Wife by William Wycherley
When:
Saturday, February 27 through Thursday, March 4
Where: Studio Theatre, University of San Diego
Details: Linguistic energy and sharp social satire light up the stage in this Restoration masterpiece. Come and see the bawdy comedy that was once considered too outrageous to be performed!
For more information: click here.


Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

USD Woman of Impact
Congratulations to Susan Instone, MSN ’89, DNSc ’96, the Director of our APN Programs, who was a nominee for USD’s 2009 “Woman of Impact” award. Dr. Instone was recognized at the annual Women of Impact Luncheon and Awards ceremony hosted by the Women’s Center.


DNP Students and Faculty Update
Congratulations to the following DNP students and school faculty who have had their posters accepted for presentation at this year’s Western Institute of Nursing conference! USD will again have a notable presence at this important scientific conference!

Presenters include: Teri Arruda, Joe Burkard, Cleddhy R. Arellano, Ifeoma S. Izuchukwu, Andrew Fernandez, Zelne Zamora, Kathryn E. McCarthy, James R. Kennett, Amy Y. Carney, and Blaine L. Harrington.



Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


Pablo Sáinz Villegas


Benefit Concert for Haiti: Music for Life

When: Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: A benefit concert for Haiti featuring award-winning Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas.
For more information: click here.




Reports from the Field: Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Guatemala and West Africa
When: Tuesday, February 16 at 12:15 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego
Details: In January 2010, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice sent representatives on diverse missions to a number of countries and regions. Please come to hear brief reports on their work in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Guatemala, and parts of West Africa with special focus on the nation of Sierra Leone.
For more information: contact Elena McCollim at emccollim@sandiego.edu.


Ray Offenheiser

Aid That Works: Creating a 21st Century Vision for U.S. Development Assistance
When: Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, speaks on the theme of peace through development. Oxfam works on relief and development projects in countries like Haiti, El Salvador, and Indonesia to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.
For more information: click here.



School of Business Administration


International Business Ethics Seminar
When: Monday, February 8 and Monday, February 15
Where: Shiley Center for Science and Technology, University of San Diego
Details: This seminar examines principles ethics, social responsibility, and law in relation to the global business environment. Topics include ethical, social, and legal responsibilities of businesses with respect to various stakeholders.
For more information: contact Tara Jankowski at tjankowski@sandiego.edu.


Global Marketing Strategy Seminar
When: Tuesday, February 23 and Tuesday, March 2
Where: Shiley Center for Science and Technology, University of San Diego
Details: Learn how to uncover ground-breaking customer information through innovative qualitative market research techniques, understand how to move from customer intimacy to marketing strategy, and learn how to capture and apply transformative research results to brand, position, and sell in order to gain enduring market share in the global market.
For more information: click here.

24th Annual Supply Chain Management Job Fair
When: Friday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: This Job Fair is open to all undergraduate and graduate business students and alumni, particularly those in supply chain management, information technology, accounting, or industrial engineering, who are seeking a job or internship in their respective fields. All interested employers are encouraged to attend, including those who are "just looking".
For more information: click here.


Rancho Bernardo Inn Course

USD's School of Business Alumni Golf Tournament
When: Friday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA
Details: We invite you to play on this lush 18-hole championship golf course, while networking with other USD business professionals. Join us for what will be more than just your typical golf experience! Net proceeds will go to support SBA student scholarships.
For more information: click here.

Need Help Expanding into International Markets?
Does your company, or the company you work for, want to expand or increase competitiveness in Asia or Latin America? Are you looking for someone “on-the-ground” to spend time in another country building your network, talking with clients or researching opportunities? USD can help you! Through a grant we have received, we can send one of our current graduate or undergraduate business students to your needed location in Asia or Latin America to do the work for you, as your representative abroad. For details and a brief application contact Tara Jankowski at tjankowski@sandiego.edu.


MSGL students with Dean Dave Pyke

MSGL Welcomes Cohort 50 Into the USD Family
The MS in Global Leadership recently welcomed Cohort 50 into the MSGL family. The newest group of graduate students attended on-campus class sessions throughout the week of January 11-16 as a continuation of coursework that began online in December 2009. Classroom instruction included lectures, guest speakers, and case studies in business ethics, leadership, global society, and international business fundamentals.


MSRE students in Hong Kong

MSRE Students Travel to Hong Kong
Twelve MSRE students traveled with other SBA graduate and undergraduate students to Hong Kong over intersession. Students completed Craig Barkacs’ negotiations course, took in the sites of Hong Kong and visited the Hong Kong Cushman & Wakefield offices thanks to coordination by Professor Charles Tu.

For more information on this program please contact Lauren Lukens at llukens@sandiego.edu.




School of Law

Alumni Advisor Directory & 28th Annual Careers in the Law
When: Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m.
Where: Warren Hall Lobby, University of San Diego
Details: Join more than 500 alumni in the 2010 Alumni Advisor Directory and attend the 28th annual Careers in the Law. Participants in the Alumni Advisor Directory make themselves available for students/alumni to contact them regarding their career experiences, areas of practice and/or information about their geographic region.
For more information: click here.

2009-2010 Tax Law Speaker Series/Faculty Colloquium
When: Friday, February 12 and Friday, February 26
Where: Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room, University of San Diego
Details: USD School of Law's Tax Law Speaker Series brings leading tax scholars to campus to interact with our faculty and students. High-profile tax scholars will speak on topics of current research interest and will also have the opportunity to meet with students in our nationally ranked graduate tax program.
For more information: contact Leilani Sharrett at leilanis@sandiego.edu.

Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Moot Court Competition Final Round
When: Wednesday, March 3 at 5 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: Dean Kevin Cole and the Appellate Moot Court Board invite alumni and guests to the final round of the annual Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition. A distinguished panel of judges will be joining us for the competition.
For more information: click here.


Connect with USD law alumni in SF

Los Angeles Alumni Reception
When: Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: the Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Join fellow USD Law alumni in Los Angeles for this free networking event.
For more information: click here.

San Francisco Alumni Reception
When: Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Details: Join fellow USD Law alumni in San Francisco for this free networking event.
For more information: click here.


School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Department of Learning and Teaching Information Sessions
When: Tuesday, February 9 at 3 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Those interested in pursuing a certificate, credential, or masters degree in Learning & Teaching are invited to attend this helpful informational session. Faculty members and Admissions representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about the program and the application process.
For more information: contact solesgrads@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7988.

Marital and Family Therapy Program Information Sessions
When: Wednesday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Those interested in pursuing a masters in Marital and Family Therapy are invited to attend this helpful informational session. Faculty members and Admissions representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about the program and the application process.
For more information: contact solesgrads@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7988.

Counseling Program Information Sessions
When: Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Those interested in pursuing a masters in Counseling are invited to attend this helpful informational session. Faculty members and Admissions representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about the program and the application process. Specializations in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling are available.
For more information: contact solesgrads@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7988.

Spotlight on Education: A Speaker Series with Sir Ken Robinson
When: Thursday, February 18 at 4 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Details: As one of the most sought after speakers in the world and respected adviser to governments in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Sir Ken Robinson argues that many countries are pushing reforms in the wrong direction. In this powerful presentation Sir Ken urges schools and colleges everywhere to rethink basic assumptions about intelligence and creativity.
For more information: click here.



Other News and Events


Outdoor Adventure Spring Trips
The Experiential Learning and Adventure Center (formerly Outdoor Programs) has a list of exciting trips for spring! Trips include skiing in Big Bear, moonlight canoeing, canyoneering, cackpacking, rock climbing and more! Network with students and community members while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.
Click here for more.

USD Bookstore
New items have been added for spring! Check our website for the latest USD Alumni gear by clicking here. Don’t forget all alumni receive an additional 10% off on all purchases made through the USD website or at the bookstore.
Click here for more.

Continuing Education for Alumni




Brittany Catton '05 BA

Featured Torero: Brittany Catton '05 BA
Brittany Catton graduated from the University of San Diego in 2005 with a degree in Political Science. She lives and works in San Diego where she is the Director of Development and Public Relations for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA.

When asked how she has remained involved with USD since graduation, Britt replied, "I am a nerd that comes back entirely too often. I partner annually with the Law School and ROTC to host COED for a Day, where military come spend a day at USD to get excited about higher education. I also partner with the Athletic Department on their Camo for Kids Event, for military families to enjoy college athletics and family bonding. I also love coming back for Finals Feeding Frenzy, Take a Torero to Lunch, USD Rotaract and games. The people in the USD Community are incredibly smart, kind and pro-active, and it is a treat to be around."


Click here to read more about Brittany.



Supplement your Retirement
Supplement your retirement with a deferred gift annuity! If you are younger than 65, a deferred gift annuity can be used as a retirement planning vehicle to supplement existing retirement assets.

For more information on rates and tax deductions, please call John Phillips at (619) 260-4523 or click here.


This is not legal advice. Any prospective donor should seek the advice of a qualified estate and/or tax professional to determine the consequences of his or her gift. The California Life Insurance Guaranty Association does not back up payments of annuities.



A Culinary Destination for Alumni on Campus
La Gran Terraza is the University of San Diego’s contemporary restaurant that opened in November 2009. Located in the Hahn University Center, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch on Sunday. This new culinary destination has a fine dining menu with a Mediterranean flair in the Grand Dining Room and a more casual tapas menu available in O’Toole’s and on the terrace. O’Toole’s offers an extensive wine and beer list that features alumni-owned wineries and craft beers from local brewery Stone Brewing Co.

This month La Gran Terraza is pleased to present a Wine Maker Dinner with Quintessa Winery of Napa on February 16, extended hours and services for Valentine’s Day weekend – including the opportunity to enjoy an intimate eight-course tasting and wine pairing in the private wine cellar room. Don’t miss our weekly happy hour specials and the Prime Rib Buffet every Wednesday night. Click here for more information.

Print this email and bring it in to La Gran Terraza for exclusive alumni savings: Enjoy 20% off of your entire brunch bill or 10% off your entire dinner bill. No other discounts may be used or combined with this offer. Offer expires 6/1/10.



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