Vice Chancellor Penny Rue
Welcome to spring!
Though spring is marked by a more subtle rebirth in California than elsewhere,
where people are literally thawing out, it is nonetheless a time of renewed
energy and excitement on any college campus. Here at UC San Diego, we join in
the excitement surrounding Associated Student Elections, Admit Day, new RAs
and orientation leaders, and the many recognition ceremonies that help us tell
our students how much we value their contributions to the community.
Career Paths of Our Students and Student Workers
By Michael Dabney, Director, News Media & Public Relations, Student
Employing student workers can be a win-win situation for both the student
and the UCSD department that uses the student’s talents. Whether through a paid
part time position or a non-paid internship, the student (if the employment
experience goes as it should) gains work skills that enhance his or her resumé
and overall educational pursuits. And at the same time, the supervisor gets
relatively inexpensive but talented support.
An Evening With UC San Diego: A Team Outreach Program
By Cynthia Davalos, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor - Student
Right: Grossmont Union High School District welcomes us at
an Evening with UCSD.
An Evening with UC San Diego, featuring Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, is a special
outreach program that was created in 2006 in response to the Chancellor’s
request to meet continuously with the local community and to address topics
relating to access to UC San Diego. Staff from Cal-SOAP, the Chancellor’s
Office and the Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs met to design
a more intimate admissions program for local families that would allow time
for more than one or two questions. Utilizing a model comparable to those used
by smaller private universities and bringing in key administrators and student
leaders, the team designed an evening program at local high schools that
would feature Chancellor Fox as the host and moderator for families to take
a closer look at admissions and student life at UC San Diego. Early supporters
of the program were Assistant Vice Chancellor Mae Brown, Financial Aid Director
Ann Klein, Career Services Director Andy Ceperley and students from the Student
Affirmative Action Coalition (SAAC).
Did You Know?
Collected by Andy Ceperley, Director of Career Services
Where do UC San Diego undergraduates go after they leave the university? Between
September 2008 and January 2009, the Career Services Center contacted our most
recent graduates via e-mail and asked them to complete a brief Web-based Survey
of Recent Graduates.
- Of the 884 respondents reporting outcomes, 62 percent were employed in
career positions while 38 percent were enrolled in graduate or professional
- The average annual starting salary for those employed was $43,400, matching
last year’s record high. Average salaries ranged from a low of $34,600
for graduates working in arts and communications fields to over $58,000
reported by those employed in technical fields.
- Employed respondents are pursuing careers in one of five broad industry
spheres. More than one quarter (28 percent) are working in technology,
followed closely by business (24 percent), human services (22 percent),
life/health sciences (19 percent), and arts and communications (7 percent).
For more information on this data, please contact Andy
Books and Other Resources to Enhance Our Expertise
Collected by Andy Ceperley, Career Services director
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich.
The author poses as a middle-aged professional in the midst of a job search,
working with various career counselors, life coaches, and job search specialists
to obtain work. Her search exposes her to various layers of today’s corporate
world as well as who fits and who does not.
Recommended by Cara D. Appel-Silbaugh, Ph.D., Parent Relations & Programs
by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers who have used it to achieve
health, wealth, and happiness. By applying their knowledge, they bring to light
compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming
obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
Recommended by Beth Surrell, TritonLink manager
Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
After a near death experience mountaineering, the author is nursed back to
health by the villagers of Korphe, a little known mountain community. With few
resources and little support from the Pakistani government, Mortenson promises
the village leaders to build them a school for their children. The adventure
develops into his life’s work to—replace ‘guns with pencils’—and ultimately
becomes the greatest quest of his life, and an inspiration to so many others.
Recommended by Sam Soloman, Center for Student Involvement’s leadership coordinator
What have you read lately that the rest of us would find helpful? Send your
“must reads” for the next issue of Impact to Andy
Low Cost Professional Development Opportunities
Collected by Sara Henry, Director, Express to Success
Upcoming Workshops with Faculty Staff Assistance Program
No advanced registration
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, noon–1:30 p.m.
Managing Anger at Work, With Loved Ones, and Within Ourselves
Presenter: Jay Schneider, L.C.S.W., founder
of Manage Anger Daily
Location: Price Center East, John Muir Room
Upcoming Workshops with Career Connection
Register at enrollmentcentral.ucsd.edu
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 300A
This workshop provides an overview of the career development model and related
Career Connection services. It will orient you to the career planning process.
You will receive a career development plan that can assist you in short-term,
intermediate, and long-term goal setting. Cost: $0.00
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, noon–1:30 p.m.
Negotiating Your Environment
Presenter: Instructor Led Training
Location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite
Description: This workshop is intended for anyone interested in acquiring
effective communication skills in today’s diverse workplace. It begins with
a review of the UCSD Principles of Community and how, as a standard, these
principles can help you effectively negotiate your work environment. This
workshop includes exercises and discussions on how to interact in ways that
will maximize your career potential. What you say and how you say it makes
a lasting impression on co-workers and customers. Cost: $0.00
Upcoming Workshops with Staff Education & Development
Register at enrollmentcentral.ucsd.edu
Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Motivating the Student Employee
Presenter: Timothy Kahlor
Location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 265A
Description: This workshop is intended for those who select, supervise or
coordinate the work of student employees. Effective supervision, or influencing
your employees to accomplish work goals, requires specific knowledge and
skill. This workshop introduces you to key knowledge and skill areas pertinent
to effective supervision of student employees. Cost: $0.00
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 8:30–12:30 p.m.
Creating a Rewarding Staff Environment
Presenter: Nancy Fowler Hartley
Location: Torrey Pines Center South,
Description: This workshop is intended for managers, supervisors
and work leaders who would like to improve staff morale in their respective
units and explore ideas for creating a working environment for staff that
encourages mutual respect and self-motivation. Cost: $0.00
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Preparing for Retirement
Location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 265A
to retirement or wanting to learn more about what to expect? This workshop
is for you! Cost: $0.00
Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Pre-Retirement Planning: Understanding Provisions of the UC Retirement Plan
Location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 265A
Through this course, you will have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable
about your retirement benefit options from the University of California Retirement
Plan (UCRP). This course provides you with the opportunity to take an active
role in your retirement planning. Cost: $0.00
Upcoming Workshops with the
Student Affairs Supervisor Training Series
advanced registration required!
Friday, April 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Gary Anderson, Intergroup Relations Program
Location: Price Center East,
4th Floor Forum
Description: Strengthen your ability to discuss hot button
issues with your staff through this interactive workshop that explores the
Intergroup Dialogue model of communication. Learn practical skills to help
you create an office environment that normalizes conflict, encourages dialogue
over debate, and emphasizes understanding rather than agreement. Cost: $0.00
Friday, May 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Supervising with Emotional Intelligence (Part II)
Location: Price Center East, 4th Floor Forum
Reina Juarez, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Applying the concepts of supervising with emotional intelligence, learn how
to use self-awareness, mood management, empathy, and relationship management
to bring about success, well-being, and happiness in your professional and
personal life. Includes a review of the foundational concepts of supervising
with emotional intelligence, including the brain-heart connection, “mindsight,”
resonance and attunement. Cost: $0.00
Collected Sara Henry, Director, Express to Success
A Passion for Tea
Christi Gilhoi, director of UC San Diego’s International House, is passionate
about tea. “One of the best parts of travel was connecting with people.
In many cultures, this happens over tea.” In December, Christi, her husband
James and business partner Paul opened Halcyon Tea, a retail tea shop in
South Park. Christi says that the time she spent drinking chai in India, oolong
in Taiwan, and having her tea leaves read in Romania, were all inspirations
for opening the shop.
Right: Christi Gilhoi, director of UC San Diego's International House; her husband
James; and business partner Paul opened Halcyon Tea, a retail tea shop
in South Park.
“James and Paul run the shop and are really the tea experts, I am more of
an expert tea drinker, and help out when I can.” Christi also says it has
been great to connect Halcyon with UCSD’s diverse international population.
“It’s been really exciting to have students, staff, and faculty stop by the
shop and find their favorite tea from home or their travels.” In addition
to selling over sixty loose-leaf teas and tea ware, Halcyon offers tastings,
events, and tea culture and history classes. www.halcyontea.com
A Passion for Cooking
Carey O’Kelly’s passion outside of work is cooking. Most weekends she can
be found baking or trying out new recipes—which her friends and co-workers often
benefit from on Monday mornings! Carey recalls the beginnings of her passion,
“My favorite thing to do, when I was young, was to visit my grandparents’ house—they
had the most amazing garden with raspberry bushes and bean plants. I loved to
go out to the garden with my grandpa and pick beans or berries. My grandma would
then make the best raspberry pies, or she would just pour cream over the berries
and we would eat and snap the ends off the beans for dinner. It stuck!”
Now she collects cookbooks and loves to re-create recipes from restaurants.
She has a “lower” fat version of a popular coffee chain’s pumpkin scones that
she makes on special occasions and even made Thin Mints with fresh mint and
chocolate ganache once. Carey can be counted on to make peppermint biscotti
over the winter holidays, and there is never a shortage of chocolate chip cookies
at her house.
One of her favorite TV channels is the Food Network, and her dream is to someday
enter one of their “Challenge” cook-offs and learn how to make cakes like Duff
Goldman (star of the Food Network reality television show Ace of Cakes). Carey
adds, “Lucky for me I found a home at Earl Warren College—we have an event every
quarter called Cookie Coma where all of the staff members bake cookies and treats
for the students before finals—how is that for belonging!”
Comings and Goings
Please welcome to the Student Affairs family
the following new employees:
Tami Arashiro, Campus Recreation
Isaac Brandl, Campus Recreation
Karen Calfas, Student Wellness
Brian Dooley, Muir College
Tou Fang, Cal-SOAP
Monica Frazer, Intercollegiate Athletics
William Haid, Admissions and Enrollment Services
Brenda Jaleel, Student Wellness
Elyasir, Julima, University Centers
Arturo Machaen, University Centers
Nicole Matteson, Student Life
Rick Nornholm, Admissions and Enrollment Services
Cary O’Kelly, Warren College
Jennifer Phelps, Admissions and Enrollment Services
Sara Robinson, Intercollegiate Athletics
Monica Robinson, Cal-SOAP
Jennifer Snow, Marshall College
Qian Sun, Admissions and Enrollment Services
Torrey Trust, Student Wellness
Stephanie Wong, VC-Student Affairs
Belinda Zamacona, VC-Student Affairs
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Special Congratulations and Appreciation:
Jorrie Miller from Admissions and Enrollment Services retired after 20 years
of UC service.
Grace Bagunu was promoted from Coordinator of Student Activities at Warren
College to Assistant Director of UCSD Express to Success.
Congratulations to the Transfer Services Staff in Admissions. Timothy
Borch’s team is the recent recipient of a ninety thousand dollar UC-Community College
Join Transfer Initiative Grant. The Community College to UC San Diego: Pathway
to Success! program will streamline the process for low-income/first generation
high school seniors who are community college bound and interested in applying
Renee Barnett Terry, (left) dean of Student Affairs, Revelle College, is the 2009 recipient of the Fred Turner
Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA. This award honors NASPA members who
have demonstrated continuous NASPA membership for ten or more years, and
who have served in a leadership role at the state, regional, or national level
LA Times journalist Anne Marie Welsh visited UC San Diego to
report on the Innovator-in-Residence Project, a three-year
project in the making that was initiated by ArtPower! Artistic Director
Martin Wollesen (right).
She observed choreographer Wayne McGregor and his company Random Dance collaborating
with professors and students in the Departments of Dance and Cognitive
Science to explore physical learning that simultaneously enhances scientific
research and artistic development.
Comienza con un Sueño, an outreach conference for Latino families lead by
TRiO and EAOP, received a record number of participants on Saturday, March 7th
2009. More than a thousand families arrived on campus to learn about converting
the dream of college into a reality. TRiO’s Rita Mejia was featured on the Univision
morning program, “Despierta San Diego” promoting the event.
Congratulations to Kevin Messey (left), head athletic trainer, Intercollegiate Athletics,
who received an Environmental Health and Safety Award. Kevin raised medical
emergency response skills training for IA trainers and coaching staff to a higher
standard with procedures for handling MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus
aureus) outbreaks, and providing certified CPR, First Aid, and AED training.
Financial Aid will be the administrators for the Federal TEACH Grant, a new
program providing up to four thousand dollars per year to eligible students
who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that
serves students from low-income families or who intend to teach in high-need
areas. Graduate students in the Education Studies Department will be eligible
for this grant.
Congratulations to our 2008 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
and Diversity Awards Program recipients (above) in Student Affairs: Counseling
and Psychological Services (CAPS), Jennifer Garza, Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons,
Dr. Bill Johnson, and Dr. Cathy Thompson.
Cesar Figueroa is the recipient of the 2009
Outstanding Experienced Professional (10 or more years) in Residence Life Award through ACPA’s Commission
for Housing and Residential Life. Cesar was also recognized with the new professional
Annuit Coeptis Award.
The deadline has been extended for the Building Communities for Social
Justice Practice Advanced Institute to April 15. For more information
visit, community.ucsd.edu or read the brochure.
Don’t forget the Student Affairs All Staff Meeting on Tuesday, April 28. Check
out vcsa.ucsd.edu for the latest information.
Need the latest information on the budget news for UC San Diego? Visit Budget
Line for the latest news, answers to questions, and suggestions for how you
The Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy presents: Life Theatre!
Supervisors whose compliance with the mandatory two-hour supervisory sexual
harassment prevention training is due this spring, there will be a theater-style
option presented by Life Theatre on April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For
those whose compliance is due in the fall, we hope to have them back then as
well. To sign up for the spring program, visit Enrollment Central and search
for “Life Theatre.”
Don’t forget that Senior Spring and All Campus
Graduation Celebration (ACGC)
are taking place again this spring. ACGC will occur on Friday, June 12, 2009.
For more information on these events and commencement, please visit seniors.ucsd.edu.
Student Affairs Photos
Students in Professor David Kirsh’s class
Creative Cognition in Dance observe rehearsals of the Wayne McGregor/Random
Dance company in Calit2 at UC San Diego. Student
featured in foreground: Matthew Sugihara.
ASB Students from West Hills High School at an Evening with UC San Diego event
for Grossmont Union High School District familes.
Yvonne Borrego, Financial Aid Office, UC San Diego, staffs one of the tables
at an Evening with UCSD event.
Brian Guerrero and Nicole Moran O’Neill, Career Services, staff a table at
an Evening with UC San Diego event.
SPACES students share their stories regarding
their paths to college at an Evening with UC San Diego event at Eastlake High
Editors, Student Affairs Impact
General Announcements, Kudos, and Miscellaneous
Cynthia Davalos, Editor-in-Chief
Resources That Build Our Expertise
Low Cost Professional Development Opportunities
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Comings and Goings and Professional Development
Standout Student Affairs stories, initiatives or programs
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