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Torero Weekly

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

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As part of an initiative aimed at reducing the number of campus-wide emails, the Department of University Communications has developed the Torero Weekly, which aggregates events and announcements aimed at the entire campus community (faculty, students and administration/staff) into a communication disseminated campus wide each Monday during the academic year.


Join The 81

Toreros: You Can Join the Largest Band in the Land

USD is looking to build the nation’s largest pep band ahead of basketball season.… Read More

The Great California Shake Out

Great CA Shakeout, Oct. 19

From Public Safety's Chief James Miyashiro: On Thursday morning, Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m., we request that every staff member, faculty member and student on campus drop, cover and hold on for 60 seconds… Read More

Founders Chapel

Outreach for Those Affected by Recent Wildfires

The collection at USD's Sunday night masses in Founders Chapel will go to Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa… Read More

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 16

Join The 81

"The 81" Band and Basketball Tip-Off Party

6 p.m. // Jenny Craig Pavilion

The goal is simple - to have 81 members in the band for basketball games and become the Largest Band in the Land. Y… Read More

Jonatha Brooke head shotHumanities, Faculty and Staff, Arts and Culture

Jonatha Brooke Songwriting Workshop

6 p.m. // Sacred Heart Hall, Room Studio Theatre

Seasoned musician, Jonatha Brooke, shares her thought about this free workshop: PASSWORDS, PROMPTS & PERMISSION. "I like to find new … Read More

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Illume: Alice Hoffman

7 p.m. // KIPJ, Room Theatre

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, … Read More

Tuesday, October 17

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Apple Fest

11:30 a.m. // Student Life Pavilion, Room Plaza Mayor

Annual free festival celebrating fall — free food samples (while supplies last) and entertainment!… Read More

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Graduate School Fair

11:30 a.m. // Hahn University Center, Room UC Forums

Chat with graduate school representatives from around the nation about applications, acceptance and more! View list of employers who are at… Read More

Aerial view of the space behind Copley Library

Learning Commons Open House

12:30 p.m. // KIPJ, Room Northeast Plaza

Please join us for the second open house to discuss the programming and design of the University of San Diego’s new Learning … Read More

dangerous ideasHumanities, Academics

Dangerous Ideas: Drugs, Crime, and Freedom

4 p.m. // Serra Hall, Room 200 - Humanities Center

Highlighting the individual and social dangers of drug use, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said recently “drugs and crime go hand in h… Read More

Jonatha BrookeFaculty and Staff, Arts and Culture

Jonatha Brooke Performs at the University of San Diego

7:30 p.m. // KIPJ, Room Theatre

“Charming and very funny. A seasoned musician with a beautiful voice, Brooke rocks it.” – New Yorker “It seems lik… Read More

Wednesday, October 18

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Catholic News Roundup

4 p.m. // Serra Hall, Room 200, Humanities Center

Please join us for an open forum to discuss contemporary events from a Catholic perspective. What do these events mean to "an engaged, conte… Read More

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My Story

7 p.m. // Hahn University Center, Room UC Forums

One of the most popular events on campus. A night of stories and empathy featuring six members of the USD community. A great chance to … Read More

Sunday, October 22

Seamus McFadden

USD Men's Soccer vs. UCLA

5 p.m. // Torero Stadium

USD will be honoring longtime Head Coach Seamus McFadden as the Toreros take on the UCLA Bruins. The first 1,000 fans will receive a one-of-… Read More

Monday, October 23

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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

5 p.m. //

This week provides an opportunity for discussions about alcohol and substance use, anxiety, depression and mental health that hopefully can … Read More

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Herring and Lamprey: Fish and Social Status in Medieval Dining

6 p.m. // Hahn University Center, Room Forum B

Paul Freedman is a renowned scholar of medieval history and chair of Yale’s interdisciplinary program in the History of Medicine, Scie… Read More

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USD in the News

Rachael Ray Show

Anthony Anderson Reveals Why He Couldn't Cast His Own Son in "Blackish"

And let's not forget Anthony's daughter, who's a senior in college [at the University of San Diego] studying sociology. "She wants to change… Full Story

The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego High's Jaime Brown Is State Teacher of the Year

Brown earned her master’s degree in education from the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD.… Full Story

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Let's all watch Kris Bryant talk about wanting to be a dentist in this high school video

Bryant's potential career in dentistry was also considered promising by his high school teachers who referred to him as "one of the best stu… Full Story

The San Diego Union-Tribune

USD Freshman Transitions from Hawaii to Alcala Park

When Kamaka touched down in San Diego with his father in mid-summer, days before USD’s first practice, he suffered some culture shock.… Full Story

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Photo of the Week

Closing mass in Founders Chapel, participants joining hands

“Just show up, the door is open.” -Msgr. Dan Dillabough ‘70

A beautiful quote to end USD Homecoming and Family Weekend. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what your background is, all are invited to be a part of this wonderful community. The joining of hands reminds us that we are interconnected through our experiences. And most importantly, these moments of friendship and faith stay with us long after we receive our diploma. Homecoming may be over but the door to Alcalá Park will always be open to our USD alumni. Whether you graduated one year ago or 50 years ago, the connections we have to each other and to our alma mater will last a lifetime. Happy Homecoming, Toreros.

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