Torero Tidbits: Steubenville Conference; EDInnovate Live; Clancy Nominated for NCAA Honor

Steubenville Conference pre 2019More than 4,000 Catholic and Christian high school students will be on the USD campus this weekend to take part in the 17th annual Steubenville San Diego Conference.

The University of San Diego will be the weekend host site for more than 4,000 Catholic high school students as the 17th annual Steubenville San Diego Conference takes place July 26-28. This is the eighth year in a row USD has hosted the conference.

Put on by the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, the 2019 conference will be geared toward the theme of “Belong.” In 1 John 3:1, it states, “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.”

The Steubenville San Diego Conference specializes in addressing the needs of today’s Catholic youth. Participants will utilize the majority of the campus during the weekend, including major events each day at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

The 2019 Steubenville San Diego Ministry team is comprised of Dan Harms, Father Mike Schmitz, Kyle Heimann, Mary Bielski, Noelle Garcia and a Los Angeles-based contemporary Catholic-Christian band, WAL.

Furthermore, 2:42, a Southern California Young Adult Conference that is connected to the Franciscan University and Catholic dioceses of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego, will also take place during the weekend on the USD campus.

Steubenville’s Impact on Campus Access

As a result of the high volume of people for this weekend’s Steubenville San Diego conferences — beginning Thursday night with the closure of Torero Way to vehicle traffic from the Student Life Pavilion to Hahn University Center — everyone at USD is urged to plan accordingly for delays associated with the events.

Vice President of University Operations Ky Snyder spoke about the traffic impact of the Steubenville Conference attendees in a campus e-mail sent earlier this week.

“Anticipate heavy bus traffic around campus from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and again on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect heavy pedestrian traffic to and from residence halls and the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional delays, closures and re-routing of pedestrians and traffic may take place on these days so we ask you to abide by all traffic and parking signs on campus,” Snyder said.

SOLES Hosts Inaugural EDInnovateLive Conference July 28-30

The inaugural conference of EDInnovateLive takes place July 28-30 inside Mother Rosalie Hill Hall. Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at USD, USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the San Diego County Office of Education, this event features engaging keynote speakers representing leading changemakers, researchers and thought leaders; informative breakout sessions and Ignite Talks; hands-on interactive workshops and new learning technologies in an innovation zone.

The keynote speaker is Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation and author of Finding Your Element, The Element and Out of Our Minds. He is one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks at TED Conferences are the most viewed in the history of the organization and have been seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries. His talk at EDInnovate Live on Monday morning, July 29, will be on “The Human Advantage.”

The July 30 keynote speaker is Dave Burgess, an award-winning teacher from San Diego, whose talk is titled: “Make Your Own Snow: Unconventional Ways to Disrupt the Status Quo and Crush It as an EDUpreneur.”

Other talks of note include Kimberly Smith, executive director of the League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise, on “Inclusive Innovation: Designing for Equity”; Cajon Valley Union School District Superintendent Dr. David Miyashiro and Ed Hidalgo, chief innovation and engagement officer for CVUSD, discussing “Preparing Students for the Current and Future World of Work: A Comprehensive K-12 Solution; Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education Executive Director Dr. Lisa Dawley speaks on “Recapturing the ‘Lost Einsteins’ to Build a Better World”; David Conover, a learning experience designer from Connally High School in Austin, Texas, talks about “360-Degree Story Lab: A Reinvention of the Classroom”; and Connie Liu, founder and executive director of Project Invent discusses, “Want to be an Innovative School? Start with One Teacher.”

The bulk of the conference is July 29-30, but there will be pre-conference workshops on July 28. Two on July 28 involve USD’s Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education staff members: Dr. Vitaliy Popov, associate director of research, will guide participants in the STEM + WoW (STEM Career Pathways) program, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dr. Yaoran Li, managing researcher, runs an Introduction to Data Strategies for Educational Innovation from 1-5 p.m.

Very few tickets remain, both for the main EDInnovate Live programming and for the pre-conference workshops. To register, go to the conference ticket link.

USD’s 2019 Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year: Swimmer-Scholar Clancy

MK Clancy, a swimmer-scholar student athlete and 2019 USD graduate, has been selected to be the university’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.

Member schools are encouraged to honor their top graduating female scholar-athletes by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award. Clancy is a member of a record 585 nominees in 2019.

Clancy, a member of USD's women's swimming and diving team, boasts a wealth of accomplishments in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community.

Clancy is a two-time team captain, three-time MPSF All-Academic selection, three-time USD Scholar-Athlete (3.5 GPA or above), and was an MPSF top-16 finisher in the 400 individual medley, 200 butterfly, and 200 individual medley. On campus, Clancy was involved in student government, serving on the Associated Students executive board as the Athletics Chair during her junior year. She was vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and a member of USD's Honors Program. She was involved in University Ministry as a pre-orientation leader and Eucharistic minister during her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Clancy was a member of the Torero Athletic Fellowship, which is a bible study group for scholar-athletes. Clancy spent time in the community as well, volunteering over 100 hours at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the Perinatal Special Care Unit. She was a volunteer tutor at Perkins Elementary School during her sophomore, junior, and senior years as she taught reading, writing and math. Clancy also participated in University Ministry's Tijuana Spring Break immersion service trip.

Clancy graduated in May with a degree in behavioral neuroscience and is preparing for a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. She will be teaching on the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

Clancy is one of 262 Division I nominees. With 585 nominees among three NCAA divisions, the process of narrowing down the finalists will take shape over the next few months. Ultimately, nine finalists — three from each division — will be announced in September. From there, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year. The award winner will be named at a ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.

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