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Torero Weekly

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

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Torero Weekly is an email digest that brings together announcements and events aimed at the entire campus community.


Advent CalendarUniversity Ministry

The 2018 Advent Calendar Is Here

As the holiday season approaches, we'd like to once again invite you to join the USD community in observing the season leading up to Christmas in a special way… Read More

Door Decorating Contest Graphic TextChangemaker

Vote Now to Support Changemaker Challenge Video Finalists

Seven video finalists have been selected from 109 submissions for the 2018 USD Changemaker Challenge. This year’s topic is Equity and Access… Read More

Donation FlyerSustainability

Donate Unwanted Items To Help Veterans

This December look for donation bins throughout campus and place all unwanted items in them- electronics, clothing, bedding, books, housewar… Read More

Door Decorating Contest Graphic TextFaculty and Staff, Community Engagement

CHR Door Decorating Contest

Join us in the annual door decorating contest.  Sign up to compete by Wednesday, December 5th by visiting … Read More

USD Electronic Recycling Center Sustainability

Electronic Recycling Center Temporary Closure

Dear USD Campus Community: USD will temporarily close the Electronics Recycling Center effective at the end of the fall semester, with an a… Read More

San Diego trolleyUniversity Operations

Provide Input on San Diego Bus and Trolley Changes

USD community: here is your chance to provide input to plan bus network changes that will support the Mid-Coast Trolley extension to Univers… Read More

usd public safety logo Public Safety

Campus Training - Active Shooter Preparedness

The Department of Public Safety would like to announce upcoming dates for Campus Emergency Procedures Review and Guidance for Surviving an A… Read More

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 3

Student and teacher playing cellosFine Arts, Music, Faculty and Staff

USD Strings and Chamber Music Ensembles

7:30 p.m. // Founders Hall, French Parlor

End of semester performance. Directed by USD Music faculty Dr. Angela Yeung.… Read More

Tuesday, December 4

QPR logoStudent Wellness, Associated Students

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

12:30 p.m. // Hahn University Center, Room 128

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 12:30 p.m. in UC 128 for an hour-long QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training sessio… Read More

Tour group gathered around the altar in Founders ChapelMission and Ministry

Founders Chapel Tour with Sr. Gina Rodee

1 p.m. // Founders Chapel, Foyer

You are invited to a guided tour of Founders Chapel on Tuesday, December 4 at 1 p.m. Often called “the hidden jewel of USD,” the… Read More

Julie MartinSocial Justice, Faculty and Staff, Community Outreach, Changemaker, Changemaker

Guest Speaker Julie Martin — Demystifying the NSF: Tips from a Program Officer

2 p.m. // Serra Hall, Humanities center (Serra 200)

Julie Martin, NSF program director for engineering, will present an overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the goal … Read More

sunsetChangemaker, Catholic Social Thought, Academics

The Idea of Goodness Series: On the Very Idea of Goodness: Critical Voices

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

In the words of Mother Rosalie Hill, “Beauty will attract them, goodness will lead them but the truth will hold them.” Having co… Read More

Wednesday, December 5

broken cell phone screenHumanities Center

Reflections in the Black Mirror Series: Episode "White Christmas"

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

Black Mirror is among the most critically-acclaimed and thought-provoking shows on television, regularly exploring the intersection of techn… Read More

christmas dinnerUSD Dining

Dinner at the North Pole

4:30 p.m. // Student Life Pavilion, Pavilion Dining

A USD Tradition not to be missed! Enjoy a Christmas dinner to celebrate the season with Torero friends.… Read More

patrick jordan kneeling by Dorothy Day's gravesite University Galleries, Catholic Social Thought, Academics

Patrick Jordan, Dorothy Day Today: More Important Than Ever

5 p.m. // Copley Library, Mother Rosalie Hill Reading Room

Patrick Jordan first met Dorothy Day in 1968 at the Catholic Worker house in New York City. He became managing editor of the Catholic W… Read More

Thursday, December 6

The Commons Presents Collective Conversations: Reclaiming Indigenous SpacesUnited Front Multicultural Commons

The Commons Collective Conversations: Reclaiming Indigenous Space

12:30 p.m. // Student Life Pavilion, Room 418

Collective Conversations invites folks to engage in dialogue around a different social justice-themed topic every month and e… Read More

Better Business for a Better World FlyerChangemaker

Better Business for a Better World

6 p.m. // Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

Join us at USD's second annual "Better Business for a Better World: A Conference on Social Entrepreneurship." We will feature four guest spe… Read More

Friday, December 7

ExpoSchool of Engineering

Engineering & Computing Expo

2:30 p.m. // Loma Hall, 1st Floor

Engineering senior students will present their preliminary work on Spring 2019 capstone projects. … Read More

Multicultural Night FlyerUnited Front Multicultural Commons

Multicultural Night

5 p.m. // Hahn University Center, Forums

This annual event brings together the different talents, traditions, and cultures in the USD community. Everyone is invited to attend and se… Read More

Saturday, December 8

A statue of Mary, Mother of JesusFaith

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. // The Immaculata

Observe this feast day with The Immaculata Parish community on Friday, Dec. 7, with a rosary at 6:45 p.m., mass at 7 p.m., and a procession and light reception after. Mass will also be held 8 a.m. on Saturday.… Read More

TeaUSD Dining, Music

Holiday High Tea

11 a.m. // Hahn University Center, La Gran Terraza

Celebrate the season with a Holiday Tea and enjoy live music provided by USD Student Chamber Ensemble.… Read More

Lessons and Carols singersCCTC, Music

Lessons and Carols

7:30 p.m. // Founders Chapel

Lessons and Carols - A Festival of Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at 2 p.m.… Read More

Sunday, December 9

Virgen de Guadalupe CelebrationMECHA, UFMC, University Ministry, Community Engagement

Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration this is an ole event

4:30 p.m. //

Come join us for the Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration on Sunday, December 9. The evening will include dinner, procession, mass and play. Tick… Read More

Monday, December 10

Dave Carey Motivational SpeakerSMSE, SOLES, Community Engagement

Guest Speaker Dave Carey: Lessons for Life from a P.O.W.'s Experience

12 p.m. // KIPJ Theatre

USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and School of Leadership and Education Sciences have partnered with sponsor Cl… Read More

All Human Beings Are Born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights - Article 1 - Universal Declaration of Human RightsKroc School of Peace Studies

Defenders on the Frontlines: Aspirations and Realities

12:15 p.m. // KIPJ, Room B

Human Rights Day is December 10, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document… Read More

headshot of MinnichFaculty and Staff, Changemaker, Catholic Social Thought

Illume/Special Guest - Elizabeth Minnich, PhD: "The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking"

6 p.m. // Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

Elizabeth Minnich is senior scholar for the Association of American Colleges & Universities and professor of moral philosophy at Queens … Read More

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USD in the News


How Much Was a Vote Worth in the D.C. State Board of Education Races?

The money pouring into the District’s education races mirrors the nationalization of local education races across the country, accordi… Full Story


California Agency Took Nine Years to Create Fire Map

Ed Howard, an expert in regulatory and administrative law at the University of San Diego's Center for Public Interest Law, said, "I would be… Full Story


Felipe Calderón has no Regrets About his Bloody War Against Mexico's Cartels

According to research from the University of San Diego, Throughout the Calderón administration, no other country in the Western … Full Story

San Diego Union-Tribune

Toreros Dominate PFL Postseason Awards

Senior quarterback Anthony Lawrence was named the PFL’s Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Junior wide recei… Full Story

See All USD in the News

Student Photo of the Week

The Christmas Tree between two palm trees at sunset

Thanks to everyone from the campus and local community who came out for the Christmas Tree Lighting last Tuesday! Watch a quick re-cap video on the USD News Center.

Calling all students! We want to feature you in "Student Photo of the Week." Send us original photos that convey your campus experience or simply capture beauty, and add a short caption about your inspiration for the photo. If selected, we will mention your name in the byline!*

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