Hello Fellow Toreros,

Around Alcalá Park, October is traditionally a month of community and connection. The Society of the Sacred Heart and USD co-hosted a Bicentennial Celebration of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne with Mass in Founders Chapel on Oct. 2.


The university hosted a successful Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 11-14. It seemingly had everything, from alumni entrepreneurs sharing their stories and advice to a host of fun-filled events like the inaugural Torero Casino Night, Big Blue Bash, Tailgate at Fowler Park, Sunday Mass and much more.


Best wishes to all among the Torero family as we move forward into the joyous holiday season!

James T. Harris

James T. Harris III, President

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- Tweeted on Oct. 11


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Video: Los Angeles Chargers NFL quarterback Philip Rivers gains inspiration from the Latin word phrase, Nunc Coepi, or "Now I Begin." University Chaplain, Father Martin Latiff, also speaks about Rivers' favorite phrase from Founders Chapel in the ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown Show story, too.


Video: The USD School of Business is the top-ranked business school in California, according to College Factual. KUSI-TV interviewed Business School Dean, Jaime Gomez, and Associate Dean, Stephen Conroy, about the ranking and reasons for the school's success.


California's new law mandating female directors on company boards intends to advance gender diversity and give women a bigger role in running firms. Wharton Professor Katherine Klein and USD Clinical Professor, Annalisa Barrett, discuss the law and its impact.



New Kroc School Degree; PeaceMakers; TBI's Work

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the Institute of Peace and Justice and Trans-Border Institute are abuzz this fall. KSPS has a master's degree in conflict management and resolution; the new Women PeaceMakers cohort (pictured) are sharing stories and knowledge; and TBI Director and Kroc School Professor of Practice Ev Meade and students are helping raise awareness and funds for Baja California families who've had loved ones disappear.

State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit a Success

The annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit took place on October 19 with more than 240 individuals in attendance on campus. It was a successful and inspiring day with many USD Nonprofit Institute team members and advisory board members leading workshops. Learn more and be sure to view the 2018 State of Nonprofits Report.

"Office Hours": Getting to Know Your USD Professors 

Meet Diana Chen, an assistant professor of general engineering in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. Dr. Chen is one of several professors featured in our new weekly video series, "Office Hours." Look for more casual conversations with USD professors each Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters on the USD News Center.

Soccer, Volleyball Milestones; Football Streaks, Records

October was full of milestones for fall sports teams. Jennifer Petrie was honored by the volleyball program in this, her 20th year as head coach. ... Men's soccer honored its 40th year in existence by naming an all-time starting 11 via a fan vote. ... Football has two FCS nation-leading win streaks: A Oct. 27 home win over Jacksonville extended USD's Pioneer Football League win streak to 26 and PFL home win streak to 20. ... QB Anthony Lawrence is now the Toreros' career passing yards leader with 11,234, surpassing Mason Mills' 11,104. Lawrence is closing in on more career statistical categories with three regular-season games and potential playoff games to come. Visit USDToreros.com for more info.



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