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Torero Weekly

Monday, December 2, 2019

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


Advent Calendar Mission and Ministry, Faith

Visit the 2019 Advent Calendar

Celebrate the holiday season with the USD Advent Calendar. Sign up today to receive daily emails with a link to the calendar where…Read More

Light out of Darkness Christmas Tree Lighting Event University, Community Engagement, Faith

'Light Out of Darkness' Christmas Tree Lighting

Please join us for this year's Christmas Tree Lighting, which will take place today, December 2, from 4:15 – 5 p.m. on Paseo de Colach…Read More

Announcement for online voting for videos by eight 2019 Changemaker Challenge finalists. Changemaker Hub

Vote Online for Changemaker Challenge Finalist Videos Nov. 25-Dec. 4

Ten days of voting begins Monday, Nov. 25 for eight finalist videos that have emerged from nearly 80 video entries and more than 200 student…Read More

Image of open book that has 3 large questions marks. Above reads "USD Just Read!" Center For Educational Excellence, Changemaker Hub

USD Just Read! Now Accepting Book Suggestions for 2020-21

Every year, the USD and San Diego community selects a book for the USD Just Read! program, based on the social challenge theme designated by…Read More

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CHR Door Decorating Contest - Register Today!

Attention Toreros! Join us in the annual door decorating contest. Sign up to compete by Wednesday, December 4 by visiting…Read More

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 2

Drop by the MRH Sala on December 2nd any time between 3:30pm - 6:00pm for churros and a warm hot chocolate or apple cider, courtesy of SOLES SOLES Student Services, Alumni Relations

Churros + Cheer

3:30 p.m. // Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Sala

SOLES Student Services and Alumni Relations invite you to Churros + Cheer, a SOLES community event, for all to enjoy! …Read More

Light out of Darkness Christmas Tree Lighting Event University, Community Engagement, Faith

'Light Out of Darkness' Christmas Tree Lighting

4:15 p.m. // Paseo de Colachis

This year's Christmas Tree Lighting which will take place on Monday, December 2, from 4:15 – 5 p.m. on Paseo de Colachis. The purpose…Read More

Tuesday, December 3

TLC Showcase Image Transfer Learning Communities

TLC Integration Showcase

12:15 p.m. // Hahn University Center, Forums A-B-C

While in a Transfer Learning Community (TLC), students take a course led by an esteemed member of the faculty, learning the importance of co…Read More

Wednesday, December 4

UFC fighter is punching another flighter in the chest. Humanities Center

UFC Panel: From the Colosseum to the Cage

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

Hear about the direct experiences of contemporary fighters from the world of MMA (mixed martial arts), which includes boxing, muay Thai, wre…Read More

USD women's basketball players giving high fives Athletics

USD Women's Basketball vs. Idaho this is an ole event

6 p.m. // Jenny Craig Pavilion

USD Women's basketball takes on Idaho on December 4th at 6:00 pm in the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Idaho was a 2019 NIT qualifier and the Toreros…Read More

Image of an religious icon in front of a border wall University MInistry

Strangers No Longer: An Interfaith Conversation on Immigration, Human Dignity and a Call to Action

7:30 p.m. // Founders Hall, Ministry Center and Offices

University Ministry presents an interfaith immigration panel with Sonia Garcia, Latina Muslim Foundation; Rabbi Scott Meltzer, Anti-Defamati…Read More

Thursday, December 5

Sustainable Holiday Fair Thurs Dec 5, 5-7 @ Colachis Plaza Office of Sustainability, University

Sustainable Holiday Fair

5 p.m. // Colachis Plaza

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with Public Safety, Campus Recreation, Changemaker Hub, San Diego Food System Alliance, Human Res…Read More

Panoramic image of the Immaculata and Colachis Plaza Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

Franciscan Vision Series Fall 2019 Lectures

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

The Franciscan Vision Series Fall 2019 Lectures will be offered as follows: Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, …Read More

Friday, December 6

Engineering and Computing Expo School of Engineering

Engineering & Computing Expo

2:30 p.m. // Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), First Floor

Join us at the 2019 Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Expo! We invite you to see the latest innovative concepts that will be presented by …Read More

Saturday, December 7

Lessons and Carols singers Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Community Engagement, Faith

Lessons and Carols

7:30 p.m. // Founders Chapel

A Festival of Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas. We invite you to gather in …Read More

Sunday, December 8

Lessons and Carols singers Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Community Engagement, Faith

Lessons and Carols

2 p.m. // Founders Chapel

A Festival of Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas. We invite you to gather in …Read More

Event Flyer. University Ministry, Community Engagement, Faith

Virgen de Guadalupe Celebration

4 p.m. // The Immaculata

A.Ch.A, MEChA, NAK, UFMC, and University Ministry Present the Virgen De Guadalupe Celebration on December 8, 2019. Dinner in the UC Forums …Read More

Monday, December 9

Humanities Center Honors Department

Fall 2019 Honors Colloquium

2:30 p.m. // Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Humanities Center

Delaney Casten and Melody Day will publicly present their Honors thesis projects on Monday, December 9th. Presentations will be held in the …Read More

loma hall Languages, Cultures and Literatures

French Film: Carmen

7 p.m. // Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), Room 318

Highly acclaimed cinematic version of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. Julia Migenes-Johnson's freckled, gamine Carmen is the chief glory…Read More

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USD in the News

San Diego Union-Tribune

Local Men with Middle Eastern Roots Team up on New Shawarma Concept Simsim

Three University of San Diego alumni and a relative aim to run the nation’s most authentic Middle Eastern quick-service restaurants… Full Story

San Diego Union-Tribune

Econometer: Should San Diego’s Investments Be Based on Social Responsibility?

Norm Miller, USD: Yes, There is not much of a penalty for avoiding some investment categories as we have observed in the past with many fund… Full Story

The Hill

Securities rule curbs 'pay-to-play' schemes for public pensions

Most of all, we hope that public-sector retirees stand to benefit as pay-to-play practices retreat from public pensions — hopefully, … Full Story

USD News Center

Football Falls in FCS Playoffs; Volleyball Awaits NCAA Tourney

The nationally 20th-ranked USD women’s volleyball team earned its first outright West Coast Conference championship since 2013 on Nov.… Full Story

See All USD in the News

Student Photo of the Week

Immaculata clouds

Thanks Megan Valadez for this beautiful shot of the Immaculata after the rain cleared out! 

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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