2004 USD Fact Book



Festivals and Seminars USO is host to a variety of events that offer students and faculty different perspectives on contemporary issues, including the American Indian Celebration, the annual Social Issues Conference and the Kyoto Laureates Symposium, which recognizes the international scl10lars who are recipients of the Kyoto Prizes, honors similar to the Nobel Prizes. Speakers US D's cultural and intellectual diversity is reinforced by the wide range of speakers who come to campus. Recent speakers include former President )inuny Carter, U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky and Nobel Peace Prize wim1er Oscar Arias. Music A comprehensive music program includes reg,tlar performances by the USO Symphony, the USO Community Choir, the Opera Workshop and the Choral Scholars show choir. The program also presents frequent recitals by faculty and students , and performances by visiting artists. Invisible University Invisible University offers quality academic and cultural enrichment to USO alumni, parents and to the San Diego community. Each seme ter USD's faculty conduct seminars in a casual setting - often at no cl1arge -with no homework assignments, tests or grades. In 2002, USO hosted the inaugural Kyoto Laurratrs Symposium, which honors rec 1pie-nts of the Kyoto PrtZes and presents ~ ir work m public forums. Thi!! awards, given annually to recognize profound contribuuons to human progress 1n technology. the sc1e-nas, and arts and philosophy, arr among the wortd'smost presbgious prizes for hftbme Kheevement.

Mentor Connection This peer-mentoring program helps new freshmen and transfer students connect with successful continuing USO students. Entering students must complete an application the summer before arriving at USO. Contact the Student Resource Center for additional information. Passport to Success Passport to Success offers about 30 fall semester workshops designed specifically to assist freshmen who are the first in their families to attend college with the transition to university life. Student Organizations More than 65 organizations, including fraternities and sororities, academic clubs and intramural athletic groups are open to students. Art Founders Gallery and The Fine Arts Galleries in the )oan 8. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice host frequent exhibits of a wide variety of artists and genres. The David W. May Indian Artifacts Gallery in Fow1ders Hall hosts showings that celebrate American Indian culture and traditions . Serra Hall's Anthropology Museum features the extensive holdings of the May Indian Artifacts Collection. Cultural Activities

For more information , contact the Associated Students office at (619) 26o-48o2 or log on to as.sandiego.edu

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conjunction with The Old Globe Theatres in Balboa Park, offers a variety of performances at The Globe throughout the year, whicl1 are available to USO students at special prices. In addition, M.F.A. and w1dergraduate theatre arts students stage regular on-campus performances.

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