USD to Host Character Matters Conference

The University of San Diego’s (USD) Department of Learning and Teaching is proud to host the Character Matters Conference. The conference is a two or three day event and features:

June 25, 2013 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

One-Day Seminar
Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice
Develop an understanding of the Medal of Honor (MOH) material and how it can be used in your classroom and to share best practices using the specially prepared resources. Conference lectures are presented by two MOH staff members and MOH recipient Jay R. Vargas.

Thursday, June 26 and 27, 2013 8:30 a.m. -3 p.m.

Character Matters Conference: Educating Hearts and Minds
A variety of experienced teachers and counselors will share their ideas, suggestions, and experiences on the why and how to implement 21st century character traits and social-emotional skills in schools and classrooms.

For information about seminar-conference fees and how to register visit, call (619) 260-2250, email 

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.