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2012 USC Student Affairs
2012/6/9 13:23:00 | 浏览:6547 | 评论:0

 

Dear Trojan Parents and Family Members,

The campus is starting to buzz in anticipation for the 2012-2013 school year and the arrival of the USC class of 2016. We encourage you all to become involved and join the Parents Council. Applications for new members are due by August 5, 2012(returning member’s forms are due by June 24, 2012). Please access http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/parents/parentassoc.html for the application and more information. Co-Presidents Ana and David Kadin, as well as many Trojan parents, will start to welcome new families at freshmen orientation sessions starting this month.

Save October 18-21, 2012 on your calendar for this year’s Trojan Family Weekend! This is a great way for the entire family to share in your student’s academic journey and experience what it means to be part of the spirited Trojan Family. Registration opens on July 26, 2012 and more information will be provided in upcoming Parent e-blasts. If you need assistance with your travel arrangements, contact STA Travel at 213.254.2662(www.statravel.com). If you have any questions about Trojan Family Weekend, please call 213.740.2080 or email scparent@usc.edu.

 

2012 USC Student AffairsThe Trojan Tapestry Commemorative Scarf is available for purchase in the Office for Parent Programs and makes a beautiful gift.

This one-of-a-kind, 100% silk, double sided scarf is designed and signed by world renowned artist John Nava. The scarf is a replica of the Trojan Tapestry displayed in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. With many brilliant colors, including USC's cardinal and gold, and highly detailed, it is perfect for wearing as an accessory or framing as a work of art for your home. The cost is $95 per scarf and a limited supply is available. There is an additional charge for shipping. Contact Beth Saul, Director for Parent Programs, at saul@usc.edu with any questions and/or to order your scarf.

 

Summer Reading List for the USC Community

Now is the time to read President Nikias’ recommended book list. In the fall, we will have an opportunity to reflect on these works as a community to have inspiring and thought provoking discussions. The 2012 summer reading list is:

  • Copenhagen, a play by Michael Frayn
  • Golden Child, a play by David Henry Hwang
  • Will in the World:How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Thomas Paine by A. J. Ayer
  • The Buried Mirror:Reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes

 

The USC Alumni Clubs invite you to a USC SCend Off!

Each summer, USC Alumni Clubs around the world host SCend Off receptions to welcome incoming USC students to the Trojan Family. SCend Offs help connect new students, their families and friends to local alumni and alumni groups. On occasion, USC faculty or administration guests attend SCend Offs to greet and welcome new students and their families. Find the nearest SCend Off to you at http://alumnigroups.usc.edu/scendoffs/.

 

Steve A. Kay Appointed New Dean of USC Dornsife

Steve A. Kay, one of the world’s top experts on genes and circadian rhythms, has been appointed the 21st dean of USC Dornsife. Kay currently serves as dean of biological sciences at the University of California, San Diego(UCSD). As a dean at UCSD, Kay demonstrated a commitment to faculty excellence, recruiting exceptional new faculty members to the division, including department chairs and center directors, members of the NAS, and other distinguished and productive researchers. In addition, four significant new research centers spanning biomedical to environmental sciences were created during his tenure. Kay’s appointment is effective on October 1. Dean Howard Gillman will step down on June 30; executive vice provost Michael Quick will assume the dean’s administrative duties beginning July 1 and will continue until Kay’s arrival. Read more at http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1157/kay-named-new-dean-of-usc-dornsife/.

 

Upcoming Parent Events from the Office for Parent Programs

USC South Asian Parent Circle Now Forming

Geetika Walia, an active member of the USC Parents Council, has taken the lead to develop the South Asian Parent Circle(SAPC)through the USC Office for Parent Programs. If you would like to become a member of SAPC or if you have any questions about the group or upcoming events, please contact Geetika at uscsouthasianparentcircle@gmail.com.

 

Parent On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities This Summer

Welcome new parents to campus with your Trojan spirit! Volunteer opportunities are now available to meet and greet parents of incoming freshmen, transfer and international students and assist with parent merchandise sales during Orientation. Volunteer shifts are available on June 14-15, June 21-22, June 28-29, July 10, July 12-13, July 17, July 19-20, July 24-25, July 27, August 17 and August 20-21. Please contact mariaril@usc.edu for more information or to sign-up for a volunteer shift.

 

Student Information:

USC Dornsife Launches the Gateway Internship Program

Exclusive to USC Dornsife students, this unique summer program combines a paid internship with a USC academic program and mentorship. Each student will be paired with a distinguished professional or USC Dornsife faculty member and enrolled in a customized Multi-Disciplinary Activities(1 unit summer course with USC Dornsife Faculty)course to enhance the internship experience through guest speakers, collaborations with fellow students and personal reflection. For more information, please email dornsifeinternships@dornsife.usc.edu.

 

FRESHFEST 2012 for Incoming Jewish Trojans on August 20-21

FRESHFEST is retreat for incoming Jewish Trojans to meet fellow USC students, get tips from upperclassmen about campus life, move into the residence halls early and get a head start at USC. Check out the FAQ YouTube videos to help answer more specific questions, at www.uschillel.org/freshfest or contact Alison Levine for more information at alison@uschillel.org.

 

Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming events:

Join USC Dornsife in Santa Barbara on June 10

Enjoy a day at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History from 10am - 5pm on Sunday, June 10 with your Trojan family members. Visit exhibit halls featuring birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology and the Chumash Indians. Cool off with beverages and appetizers at 2pm before joining USC Dornsife Professor, Craig Stanford as he discusses his work as a biological anthropologist. Buy your tickets to this special engagement online at https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/SCA/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=127183

 

Catholic Trojan Parent Association Dinner Meeting on June 11

Parents are invited to attend the upcoming Catholic Trojan Parent Association planning meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, June 11.  Fr. Lawrence Seyer and Lisa and Gregg Gipe will lead a dinner discussion about the continuing development of the Catholic Campus Ministry programs at the new Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center. Meet at the temporary location of the USC Catholic Center at University Village, 3163 South Hoover(between Superior Market and the Gazebo.)For more information call  213.743.2400. Please RSVP with the Gipes at lgipe@usc.edu.

 

Trojan Football 101 for Ladies on June 12

Join Layla Kiffin and the wives of Trojan football coaches, along with Lane Kiffin and his staff for the 2nd Annual “Trojan Football 101 for Ladies” starting at 8am on Tuesday, June 12 at the Galen Center. Learn about each player’s position, football vocabulary and experience the game day “Trojan Walk” down the Coliseum peristyle steps exactly how the players do. There will also be a locker room tour and player demonstrations on the Coliseum field. All proceeds benefit Women’s Athletic Scholarships. USC trams will provide transportation between venues. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 5. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.usc.edu/dept/pubrel/specialevents/esvp/esvp_football101.php.

 

Trojan Family Dinner in Driftwood, TX planned for June 23

Trojans from Austin and San Antonio will be meet up for a spirited dinner at 5pm on Saturday, June 23 at The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas. This event is family-friendly and children are welcome. For the over-21 crowd, The Salt Lick now has a wine tasting room you can stop by to sample some Texas wines. The Salt Lick is cash-only. Please RSVP by emailing austinusctrojans@gmail.com by Wednesday, June 6 to confirm table reservations.

 

2nd Annual Bay Area Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 25

Join fellow USC alumni, students, parents and friends for a day of golf and Trojan Spirit with a tee-off at noon on Monday, June 25 for the 2nd Annual Bay Area Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will feature golf instruction and welcome from Kurt Schuette, the USC Director of Golf Operations, a raffle/silent auction and a tournament awards dinner. Proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit Alumni Club scholarships for USC students from the Bay area. For more information, visit http://alumni.usc.edu/bayareagolf2012.

 

Las Vegas Parents Invited to an Expert Take on the Housing Market on June 27

Join Las Vegas Trojan family members at 6pm on Wednesday, June 27 for this USC in Your Neighborhood event for a presentation on “Is the Housing Crisis Over?” The presentation features an overview of the current housing market across the nation and in Nevada. Hear an expert take on whether or not this is a good time to buy real estate, if houses will ever regain their pre-recession value, and if housing should be seen as a commodity or a long-term investment. Featured speakers are Richard Green(Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate)and Scott Mory(CEO, USC Alumni Association). Admission is $20 per person and includes a hosted reception at the Bouchon Bistro in the Venetian Hotel. To RSVP, visit www.alumni.usc.edu/vegashousing.

  • Chicago parents are invited to this presentation to be held on Tuesday, July 10 at The W Hotel-Lake Shore. Visit and RSVP HERE.
     
  • Philadelphia parents are invited to this presentation to be held on Wednesday, July 11 at The Vesper Club. Visit and RSVP HERE.

 

Tour the Central Coast with the USC Alumni Club of Santa Barbara on July 7

All aboard the classic Silver Splendor rail car for a daylong adventure of wine tasting, sightseeing and Trojan Family camaraderie from 10am - 4:30pm on Saturday, July 7.

The USC Alumni Club of Santa Barbara has chartered the renowned Silver Splendor, a classic Vista Dome rail car. The day long adventure will feature unparalleled views along the central coast from Santa Barbara north to San Luis Obispo(and through Vandenberg Air Force Base). Along with the sightseeing, enjoy selected wines, gourmet sandwiches and of course, great Trojan hospitality and friendship!

The cost is $95 per person and includes wine and food. Please contact Moses Marines(President, USC Alumni Club of Santa Barbara)at moses.marines@alumni.usc.edu for more information and registration.

 

Additional News:

Plan Your 2012 Weekend Calendar with USC Football

Make sure to order your tickets to watch the USC Trojans on their quest for a top spot in the BCS. Contact the USC Ticket Office for more information at 213-740-GOSC.

There are four Weekenders planned for the 2012 football season:Syracuse(Saturday, 9/8), Stanford(Saturday, 9/15), Washington(Saturday, October 13)and Arizona(Saturday, October 27). Access http://alumni.usc.edu/events/football/football.html for the most up-to-date information on the Weekenders.

 

2012 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent / Event

Location

Time / Result

09/01/12

vs. Hawai'i

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

09/08/12

at Syracuse

E. Rutherford, N.J.

TBA

09/15/12

at Stanford *

Palo Alto, Calif.

TBA

09/22/12

vs. California *

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

10/04/12

at Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

TBA

10/13/12

at Washington

Seattle, Wash.

TBA

10/20/12

vs. Colorado(Trojan Family Weekend)

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

10/27/12

at Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

TBA

11/03/12

vs. Oregon

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

11/10/12

vs. Arizona State(Homecoming and Reunion Weekend)*

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

11/17/12

at UCLA *

Pasadena, Calif.

TBA

11/24/12

vs. Notre Dame

L.A. Coliseum

TBA

 

 

Visit USC Parent Website and Facebook page for Event Information

All of USC’s upcoming parent event information(both on and off campus)and Parent Association meetings can be found on www.usc.edu/parent. Check back often as this website is a great resource for new and up-to-date information. Also, please “like” the “USC Office for Parent Programs” Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/USCOfficeforParentPrograms)for additional information, pictures, campus events and more.

Feel free to contact our office if you need assistance or if you have any questions. Our phone number is 213.740.2080 or e-mail us at scparent@usc.edu.

Finally, as a reminder, if you change your personal information such as mailing address, email and phone numbers, please make sure you update your information through the guest function on OASIS. Also, we recommend that your student also checks and updates OASIS with any changes. For more information, access http://fbs.usc.edu/depts/sfs/faq.aspx?faq_id=229.

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