July 2010

Events Around the World
Volunteer Opportunities
Torero Athletics

College of Arts and Sciences
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

School of Business Administration

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

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Top Reasons to be a Proud Torero

Fellow Toreros, there are quite a few “bragging points” that you may want to have in your back pocket when talking about our alma mater this summer with your friends, family, colleagues and prospective students. Here are just a few of them:

  • USD ranks 2nd in the nation in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. That puts USD ahead of well known international study abroad schools like Notre Dame, Duke and Georgetown

  • Nearly 3,000 USD alumni weddings have taken place in Founder’s Chapel since USD started holding weddings there 30 years ago. Also, the Chapel reports that it’s hosted almost 1,500 baptisms for the children of USD alumni

  • USD’s School of Business Administration has been ranked 28th in the Nation for its outstanding undergraduate program by BusinessWeek. It was also ranked 26th in the nation for its part-time MBA program

  • USD’s School of Law is ranked 56th in the nation by US News and World Report and seven of San Diego Magazine’s “San Diego’s Top 25 Lawyers” are USD alumni

  • The Torero athletic program has just won the coveted West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup for the 3rd year in a row which puts our athletic program ahead of Gonzaga, Pepperdine, LMU, and other WCC schools

  • USD is ranked the 6th most beautiful campus in the nation by The Princeton Review

  • Our alma mater will soon have the 8th largest solar energy facility on a U.S. college campus, and the largest at a private university as reported by the latest Sustainability Newsletter at USD

  • The average incoming GPA for this year’s admitted freshman class is a 3.9 and SAT score on the old scale of 1240

  • USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is in the top 10% of nursing schools in the country based on a study by US News and World Report

  • The College of Arts & Sciences recently announced the offering of a bachelors degree in Architecture, making USD's the only architecture program offered at a major university south of Los Angeles

There are many reasons for you to be proud to be an alum of this great university. As fellow advocates of and believers in the mission and values that USD upholds, we ask you: why are you proud to be a Torero? Tell us today on Facebook or email us at alumni@sandiego.edu.

Events Around the World

Join USD alumni in Seattle on August 11 for
an event overlooking Lake Union

July 25 USD Wine Classic
A Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

July 31 Portland Chapter
Summer Backyard BBQ

August 11 Seattle Chapter
Dinner and Drinks on Lake Union

August 11 San Diego Chapter
Alumni Happy Hour in O'Tooles

August 14 San Francisco Chapter
Giants/Padres Baseball Game & Pre-Game Festivities

August 14 Orange County Chapter
Pageant of the Masters and Pre-Performance Gathering


Volunteer Opportunities

Homecoming and Reunions 2010
Class Reunion Ambassadors
Reunions are taking place for the classes of ’60, ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, and ’05. If you are having a reunion, we need you to help us contact your classmates and encourage them to return to campus for the weekend. Contact information will be provided for your use and can be done at your leisure.

Picnic and Tailgate Volunteers
Volunteers at the Picnic and Tailgate help with registration, directions, kids area, wristbanding, mechanical bull and other duties. Shifts are scheduled for 2 hours and volunteers can enjoy the festivities for free before or after their shift. A training session will be held on Tuesday, September 28 for all volunteers.

USD Wine Classic 2010
Our second annual USD Wine Classic is taking place on Sunday, July 25 from 2-5 p.m. Volunteers at this event assist the wineries with their needs, do registration and silent auction checkout, and welcome guests to the event. This is a great opportunity to get some special event experience. A training session will be held on Wednesday, July 21 for all volunteers.

Student Programming
Are you interested in connecting with USD students and sharing your experiences or expertise? The Alumni Association has many opportunities coming up in the fall semester to mentor, interact and network with students, whether with a class in your major, during new student orientation or with the Student Alumni Association. Student-alumni interactions are important to connect Toreros past and present and are guaranteed to be a great experience!

If you are interested in or have questions about any of the above opportunities, please contact Christine McAuliffe, Volunteer Coordinator, at (619) 260-4819 or christinem@sandiego.edu.top

Torero Athletics

Torero Men's Basketball Reunion and BBQ
When: Monday, August 23 at 5 p.m.
Where: Sports Center Pool, University of San Diego
Details: USD head men's basketball coach Bill Grier and his staff invite all Torero men's basketball alums for a day of fun in the sun on Monday, August 23rd. Coach Grier will be joined by USD's previous four head coaches that span almost 40 years of Torero Basketball - Bernie Bickerstaff (1969-73), Jim Brovelli (1973-84), Hank Egan (1984-94) and Brad Holland (1994-07). For those wishing to golf prior to the BBQ, join the Torero coaches at Santaluz Club. Tee times will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $150 per person.
For more information: and to RSVP please call the office of Athletic Development at (619) 260-5917.

Eleven Athletes Earn WCC Spring All-Academic Honors
Eleven athletes from the University of San Diego were named to the 2010 Spring All-Academic list representing three different sports. Women's Rowing led the season with five athletes earning All-Academic Honors and two earning honorable mention, while Women's Tennis earned three and Baseball earned one. Click here for more.

Incoming Freshman Playing for U18 German National Team
USD incoming 6'10'' freshman forward Dennis Kramer (La Costa Canyon High School) made the most of his first tournament play as a member of the U18 German National Team. Playing this past week in a tournament in Douai, France, Kramer was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 18.2 points and 8.6 rebounds over five games. Click here for more.

Summer Sports Camps
When: throughout Summer 2010
Where: USD Athletic Facilities
Details: Summer Sports Camps for all ages and skill levels led by Division I coaches on the USD Campus. USD alumni receive discounts! Camps for youth, high school age and adult participants are available in individual sports — baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball, strength and conditioning, swimming, boys and girls tennis and volleyball. There is an all-sports camp option for boys and girls ages 6-12 who want to learn basketball, tennis, baseball and activities such as archery and capture the flag. The cost and camp schedules vary for each sport.
For more information: please visit www.usdcamps.com.


College of Arts and Sciences

Chris Grant '94 '96 MEd

College Alumnus Becomes GM of NBA Team
In June 2010, Chris Grant ’94 became the new general manager of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, making him the ninth GM in franchise history. The announcement came as no surprise from an organization that has benefited from Grant’s hard work and leadership since he joined the franchise in July 2005. Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavaliers, said that "Chris is not what you'd call a classic rookie GM. He's very experienced and we feel very good about him. He's very creative and smart and was instrumental in a lot of the things we've done."

Grant assumes this position at a crucial time in the team’s history, and will immediately be tasked with finding a new head coach to replace his former Torero teammate, Mike Brown. Brown and Grant played together on the Torero basketball team in the 1990s under the coaching leadership of current Cavaliers Assistant Coach Hank Egan. Click here for more.

Fifth Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival
When: Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m.
Where: Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Join us for this faculty and participants' concert in Shiley Theatre. Works include Piano Quintets by Beethoven, Brahms, and Rimsky-Korsakov, Woodwind Quintets by Briccialdi and Villa-Lobos, Sextets by Boccherini and Bottesini, and many more.
For more information: click here.

Pimans, A Bountiful Life in a Harsh Environment at the David W. May American Indian Collection and Gallery
When: open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: May Gallery, Serra Hall 214A, University of San Diego
Details: Through a variety of artifacts, photographs, and a short video, the exhibit looks at the Northern Pimans of Arizona and Mexico and traces the effects of environmental devastation on their health and the implications for their current society.
For more information: click here.


Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Generous Gift for Upgrades to "Smart" Classrooms
On June 30, County of San Diego Supervisor Ron Roberts personally delivered a check for $40,000 to the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science (Hahn) that will go toward upgrading the school’s classrooms to “smart” classrooms with new equipment. The check presentation was held in the school’s Simulation and Standardized Patient Laboratory, with Dean Sally Brosz Hardin accepting the check from Supervisor Roberts. Through its Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, the County of San Diego, District IV, has provided major funding for both classroom and laboratory upgrades at Hahn.

MSN Alumna Presents Paper at Arizona Symposium
Congratulations to Ms. Miriam Bender ‘08 MSN and incoming PhD student, who will be giving a paper presentation,"Pilot Study: Examining Outcomes Since Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader Role on a Progressive Care Unit" at the American Nurses Credentialing Center 2010 Magnet Research Symposium. The presentation is scheduled for October 12th in Phoenix, Arizona.

School of Business Administration

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Gives USD Business School Specialties High Marks
In academic specialty rankings released by Bloomberg BusinessWeek in May of 2010, USD had three top-10 placements and appeared in the top 30 in the following eight different categories: Accounting #9, Business Law #7, Ethics #13, Financial Management #28, Macroeconomics #14, Marketing #17, Microeconomics #16, and Sustainability #4. Click here for more.

Real Estate Alumni Scholarship Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
Where: East Village Tavern & Bowl (930 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101)
Details: Come join alumni and faculty as we bowl for a cause! All proceeds from this event go to the REAA scholarship fund which provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate real estate students at USD.
For more information: and to RSVP click here.

Global Business Models & Architecture Seminar
When: August 24, 31 & September 9; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Shiley Center for Science and Technology, Room 261, University of San Diego
Details: During this three-evening seminar, participants develop international business strategies through discussion and use of a strategic framework designed to resolve real international business and leadership problems. This seminar is part of the Professional Certificate in Global Business Strategy. USD Alumni receive 15% off.
For more information: click here.

School of Law

USD Law Dean Announces Return to Faculty in Summer 2011
After a decade of administrative service to the University of San Diego, Kevin Cole has elected to step down as dean of the School of Law and return to his regular faculty position in the summer of 2011. The search for his successor will begin immediately. "Being dean of the law school has been a privilege and a source of great satisfaction, but ten years is a long time to be away from the teaching and research that drew me to academia in the first place," Cole said. "I look forward to working more closely with students again." Next year will mark Cole's sixth year as dean of USD School of Law. In the four immediately preceding years, he served as the school’s associate dean. Click here for more.

USD Law Alumni and Attorneys Recognized for Excellence
School of Law alumni and attorneys were recently recognized for excellence by two magazines—San Diego Lawyer and San Diego Metropolitan. San Diego Lawyer, the journal of the San Diego County Bar Association, recognized the 2010 Service Award Winners in their May/June 2010 issue. Lizette Herrera, '03, public interest law advisor, professor of agency internship program and alum of USD Law, was presented with the Service to Diversity award alongside USD Law alum Marty Lorenzo, '96, partner at DLA Piper. In addition, U.S. District Court Judge Napoleon Jones, Jr., '71, was recognized as Outstanding Jurist. The award was presented to Judge Jones posthumously. He passed away in December of 2009. Click here for more.

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Leadership for Change: Power, Love and Authority
When: Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18
Where: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego
Details: Leadership for Change is a three-day Group Relations Conference held each January and July at the University of San Diego. Every facet of this conference is experiential and is purposely designed to promote dynamic interchange and shared learning among a group of diverse peers.
For more information: click here.

Other News and Events

USD Bookstore
All new Alumni apparel including Nike Alumni Polos and the new "Campus Classic" and "Collegiate" crew neck sweatshirts are now available. Alumni Association members always receive a 10% discount on apparel and gifts at the USD Bookstore and at www.USDBookstore.com.

News About You
A whole lot has happened since graduation, so why not take a moment to update your fellow alumni on the latest news? Submit a class note for publication in USD Magazine via e-mail at classnotes@sandiego.edu. Keep in mind that the magazine has long lead times and that class notes may be edited for length and clarity. Also, be aware that policy dictates that engagements, pregnancies, personal e-mail addresses and telephone numbers cannot be published. Please include your name, year of degree and a phone number or e-mail address in case we have a question or need to follow up. Thank you!

Update from President of Associated Students
Hello fellow Toreros! I am very excited to begin the 2010/2011 school year. USD’s Associated Students have been working hard this summer in preparation for the new Torero freshman class. Also, our student government was recently restructured in the spring in order to bring a stronger student voice to the USD community. For all student updates, please click here. -Kelsey Chase, A.S. President

A Plan For The Future With Plenty of Benefits Today: USD’s Deferred Gift Annuity
There are many incentives for Americans to save today in order to meet the financial needs of the future. Retirement plans like the IRA and 401K deliver tax benefits in return for a decision that defers access to income today. A charitable retirement strategy using a Deferred Gift Annuity can do the same thing, providing benefits now while assuring future retirement income.

For more information about deferred gift annuities, please contact USD’s Office of Planned Giving by calling (619) 260-4523 or by clicking 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.

Corporate and Professional Education
Don’t miss out on the alumni discounts offered through USD Corporate and Professional Education. Ensure you remain competitive, sharpen your skills and garner new knowledge through a variety of professional development and personal enrichment programs. This month’s programs are listed below:

Join us for one of these continuing education oppotunities!

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