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May 2015 Upcoming Events!

20th Annual Women and Gender Studies Program & Women’s Center Reception and Banquet


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., UC Forum A - Student Presentations

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., UC Forum B - Awards Dinner/Reception

Presented by:

Center for Educational Excellence

Women & Gender Studies Program

Women’s Center

Join faculty, administrators, staff, and students to celebrate those graduating with Women’s and Gender Studies minors.  At 5:30 p.m. students will present posters based on their capstone projects from the Women’s and Gender Studies seminar. At 6 p.m. a buffet dinner program will begin where the 2015 recipient of the Linda A. M. Perry award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s and Gender Studies will be recognized. Students in the Women’s Center and Gender Studies minor will also be honored. Come applaud the accomplishments of our (soon-to-be) alumni/ae! RSVP Here

Come. Be.

An Exploration of Wellness and Balance


Friday, May 8th, 2015

9:30 -11:00 a.m., Salomon Hall

Presented by:

Ryan Scrimger, Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Through specific guided relaxation techniques, you are invited to experience liberation and release within your own body and mind.  Professor Ryan Scrimger, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, has practiced and taught relaxation techniques for many years and brings it into her classroom to help students prepare for high-stress situations and recognize goals and obstacles with greater clarity.  In this participatory workshop, we will use sensory awareness and physical loosening to prompt individual stillness that is filled with inner connection.  Come prepared to explore, receive and release.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and be ready to be either (your choice) on the floor (bring a mat if you wish) or at ease in a chair.  RSVP Here

For an electronic flyer click here.

CEE Recognition Reception


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., UC Forum B

The Center for Educational Excellence cordially invites faculty and staff to a wine and cheese reception honoring CEE presenters, administrators, faculty, and staff in recognition of their support and involvement during the 2014-2015 academic year. This year’s top CEE participant will be honored. RSVP Here

May 2015 Newsletter

A digital copy of this month's newsletter is available here.

USD Just Read 2015-2016

Bottled & Sold


USD Just Read! encourages literacy and deep dialogue on social themes presented through outstanding literature. The program promotes active learning and reading not only within the USD community but within the San Diego community at large. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the book selection is Bottled and Sold, written by Peter H. Gleick.

Visit the USD Just Read! page for more information.