Summer 2018 Edition

Torero Town News is a quarterly newsletter from the University of San Diego for the San Diego community with information on how to access events and other resources on campus. We encourage you to explore campus, participate in activities and engage with us. Visit the Community and Government Relations website to view our new public calendar and to learn more about how USD is an anchor institution in the community. 


Farewell Tom Cleary, 1962-2018 

Tom Cleary

With great sadness we share the news that Thomas Cleary passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Before being diagnosed with brain cancer this past summer, Tom served for over 13 years as USD’s beloved senior director of Community and Government Relations. 

Tom left an indelible impact on the community of San Diego and the university. His professional relationships were extensive and helped to open doors, encourage dialogue and demonstrate USD's commitment to the community. He was an advocate of Linda Vista and served on several local volunteer boards, his tireless commitment affecting the lives of its residents.

Mayor Falconer commented on Tom’s proficiency as an ambassador for USD and he was recently recognized by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber and the San Diego City Council for his service to the community. Our prayers are with Tom’s wife and their three children during this difficult time.


Upcoming Events: Open to the Public 

The Border Beyond the Headlines

Trans-Border Program

Learn how to engage with the cross-border community for entrepreneurship, business and activism.

Runs June 6 - Aug. 31,  2018

Global Social Innovation Challenge

Global Social Innovation Challenge Finals

Come hear finalists from around the world pitch their social innovations. Reception to follow.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

4:30 p.m.


STEAM TEAM Summer Academy

Design and build complex chain reaction machines, explore mathematical concepts through folding, team build and prepare for transition to high school, college and career.

Runs Aug. 5 - 11, 2018


USD in the Community


Did You Know?

San Diego's "Education Corridor" Hosts Economic Development Tour

Over 60 people attended the Linda Vista Economic Development Tour on May 17. The event was sponsored by the San Diego Public Library, Linda Vista Planning Group, Morena Business Association, Linda Vista Town Council, Linda Vista Anchor Advisory Board, Civic San Diego, Bayside Community Center and the University of San Diego. 

USD Summer Sports Camps

USD invites San Diego youth to come and learn from Division I coaches and players this summer. Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Swimming and Golf day and overnight camps available. Registration is now open. 

Plunge Into Summer Fun with USD Recreation Programs for the Whole Family

Did you know USD has programs during the summer for all ages? From swim lessons, poolside birthday parties and All Sports Camp for youth to soccer leagues, Group FitEx and personal training for adults, it's all here at USD. 

USD's Global Social Innovation Challenge Seeks Coaches

Are you an entrepreneur, social innovator or social impact leader? Are you interested in coaching USD students competing in the Global Social Innovation Challenge? Email for more information on coaching opportunities. Innovate with us to make this world a better place and participate in the Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC). 

USD's Research Week: Intellectual Curiosity At Its Best

Did you know that every year, undergraduate and graduate students present  research topics ranging from ways to better understand student military veterans and examining culture and community engagement for Cambodians to wearable airbags and the impact of boats on humpback whales in Alaska?  This annual event encourages students to explore their role as Changemakers and better the community as a whole.

USD Cybersecurity Center Offerings

Is your organization interested in having a cyber security expert come to your office and conduct cyber hygiene training for your team? Or, are you a high school student interested in participating in cybersecurity programs? Please contact the USD Center for Cyber Security at 619-260-4231 or for more information.


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