Academic Symposium *RSVP*
Monday, April 24, 5:00-8:00pm
Dear EC and PASA students,
You are invited to the Academic Symposium on Mon., April 24 from 5-8 pm. The Academic Symposium will be an opportunity for the EC and PASA students to showcase their assessment projects and theses. Please see the attached flier for more details and please RSVP via the link below:
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks and take care!
Master’s Program Office
Continuing Legal Education (CLE): Identity & Social Justice Lunch
Tues, April 18 12:00-1:00pm
Hello Rossier students,
The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice, the Rossier School of Education’s research center co-directed by Shafiqa Ahmadi and Darnell Cole, is pleased to invite you to this academic year’s final installment of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE): Identity and Social Justice lunches. These lunches are monthly discussion times where current Rossier students can discuss relevant issues related to identity and social justice facilitated by the center’s co-directors.
Our April lunch is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 18 from 12-1pm in WPH B30. We will be discussing how to be a resource and advocate on-campus.
Meals will not be provided so please bring your lunch if you wish to eat at this time. Light refreshments will be available.
Feel free to contact Alex Atashi at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you there!
-The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice
Dialogue on Campus as a Sanctuary
April 20, 2017 12:00-1:30 pm
Dear Rossier Students:
The Pullias Center for Higher Education and Bringing Theory to Practice is sponsoring a panel of faculty, staff, and students on April 20th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Taper Hall (TTH) 210 to discuss: Who feels (un)safe on campus? When? Where? And How? The panel will focus on international and religious minority students, staff, and faculty.
The facilitators will be Professors Shafiqa Ahmadi, Zoë Corwin, and Tatiana Melguizo.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Diane Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Exploring Careers in Education – Rossier Graduate Student Panel and Discussion
Tuesday, April 11
Please see the attached flier for the Exploring Careers in Education Panel, featuring current Masters students as well as EdD and PhD students. Please RSVP via the link below. For more information please refer to the attached flier or contact Vanessa Ault at email@example.com. Thank you and take care!
Master’s Program Office
Panel Members and their current programs:
Pattrick Paterson – Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Cynthia Rodriguez – Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education Policy
Solomon Matthews – Master of Education in Postsecondaty Administration and Student Affairs
Dominique Lightsey – Master of Education in Postsecondaty Administration and Student Affairs
Pooja Parashar – Master of Mariage and Family Therapy
Javier Mulato – Master of Education in Educational Counseling
Denise Fisher – Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
RSVP here: https://rossier.usc.edu/um/graduatepanel/
MFT Job and Internship Fair
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm at The Grand in Long Beach (4101 East Willow Street)
I’m writing to invite Rossier’s MFT students and alumni to attend the 10th Annual MFT Job and Internship Fair hosted by Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). We have invited employers from all over Southern California to come and meet therapists (both licensed and pre-licensed) who are seeking positions in the mental health field. We’ve had wonderful success over the years at helping therapists find open positions (jobs, internships, and practicum placements) at local agencies and in private practices. Our website has the current list of attending employers (bit.ly/jobfair10) and is updated as new ones sign up.
In addition to the employers, we also have Round Table Discussions which focus on topics of interest to the attendees, such as how to get a private practice internship, interviewing and resume support, and BBS representatives who can answer questions. They’re ongoing throughout the event, so attendees can drop in whenever it’s convenient. We are also offering low cost professional headshot photos so that attendees can have a professional photo to use for LinkedIn, their website, etc.
This year’s Job Fair will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm at The Grand in Long Beach (4101 East Willow Street). As you’ll see from the flyer, there’s a $10 charge to attend ($30 if they want a headshot) if registering online or an additional $5 at the door. More information and registration information can be found on the event page: bit.ly/jobfair10
If you need any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
(818) 469-4562 (cell)
Please join the Graduate School for an
OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
2:00pm — 3:30pm
We will be displaying new graduate student sub-mitted artwork on our walls. Please pop in, say hello, have some refreshments, and enjoy our new art!
Greg Henderson Memorial Service
Sunday March 5, 2017, 11am – 4pm
2307 Glencoe Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Please join Mazzy and me in a celebration of the life of Dada/Greg Henderson. Greg made a profound impact on the lives of many people in his much-too-short time with us and we look forward to sharing with you what Mazzy is calling the “happy party”. Four-year-old Mazzy has LITERALLY planned the whole thing herself.
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, we’ll have our home open from 11am-4pm to give family, friends, students, and colleagues a chance to come and go as you please and to spend time with us. Food, drinks, music, and love will be plentiful.
Mazzy has made a Dada box to collect the things she loves and remembers about him. If you have a favorite picture, a story, a joke, or a memory, Mazzy and I would love to have them placed in the box so we can know more about him from those who knew him in his various and sundry worlds. We’ll also have spare pens and paper if you like to be spontaneous.
Mazzy will have a helium balloon station where you can write a note to Greg and release it into the sky. Not the greenest of ideas – but we’ll secure a carbon credit offset somewhere.
Mazzy and Dada recently built a raised planter for vegetables and herbs. Mazzy and I will have some seedlings and seeds and ask anyone who wants to plant one for him to do so. She and Greg planted two sunflowers the weekend before he went into the hospital so we will have to work around those!
Mostly, Mazzy and I want to invite you into our home to help us say goodbye to Dada/Dr. Greg and to celebrate all that he gave us.
In lieu of flowers we have several options to honor Greg if you’re interested. Mazzy, teaching, and education were the running themes of his life, so we’ve chosen to follow that lead in our selection. Feel free to pick one, none, or all.
- A 529 College Fund for Mazzy
- Checks payable to:
Marie E. Henderson-Freeman Account #87615979
c/o James Mayorkas
Wells Fargo Advisors
1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
- A Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ students in the MFT program at USCs Rossier School of Education where Greg had been teaching for the past 7 years.
USC Rossier Endowed Scholarship Fund in the USC Rossier School of Education. Gifts can be made online in memory of Greg or sent directly to USC. Checks payable to USC (with “In Memory of Greg Henderson” in the memo line) may be mailed to:
USC Rossier School of Education
Attn: Diana E. Hernandez, Director of Development
3470 Trousdale Parkway, Waite Phillips Hall, Ste. 1103
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0031
- A Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ students in the MAP program at Antioch University, Los Angeles where Greg received his Masters degree and taught many courses over the years. You can go to the website www.antiochla.edu/giving and select the MA Psychology Department Scholarship where you can earmark the donation in Gregs memory. Or you can mail a check to Liz Crozer with the memo line In Memory of Greg Henderson.
Director of Institutional Advancement
Antioch University Los Angeles
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90232
Please RSVP to GregHendersonMemorial@gmail.com by March 1, 2017 if you would like to attend.
Pasadena Community College’s Office of Human Resources is hosting a workshop this Saturday on how to apply to faculty positions at the college. Below are the event details: Applying and Interviewing for a Full-Time Faculty Position at a Community College
Saturday, February 11 – 9:00 AM in Harbeson Hall
Armando Duran – Dean, Counseling and Student Success Services
Amy Ulmer– Dean, English
Graciela Caringella and Yuri Pérez – Human Resources
Department of Spanish and Portugese – Individual Differences and Linguistic Knowledge in Heritage Speakers
Dear Rossier students and faculty,
Next Thursday, January 26th at 11:00 (ACB 238), Dr. Julio Torres will be delivering a talk on cognitive processes of heritage speakers, entitled “Individual Differences and Linguistic Knowledge in Heritage Speakers” (see abstract in the flyer attached). We thought this talk may be interest to some of you.
The talk will be recorder and streamed via Bluejeans (please note that remote participants will be able to submit questions). In order to join the live stream, please click the following link a few minutes prior to the start of the event: https://bluejeans.com/536104550
Big thank you to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for sponsoring this event. See below for more information
I hope to see you all there!
Goretti Prieto Botana, PhD
Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spanish
Director of the Basic Language Program
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Southern California
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites you to a lecture by
Dr. Julio Torres
“Individual Differences and Linguistic Knowledge in Heritage Speakers”
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 11:00AM
Taper Hall of Humanities (ACB) Room 238
University of Southern California
A growing interest has emerged among linguists and educators in better understanding the grammars and linguistic experience of heritage bilinguals. Research has documented that heritage speakers’ grammars differ from their monolingual peers. We now have evidence that certain linguistic structures are vulnerable in the path to heritage bilingualism. This is complicated by the fact that heritage speakers’ knowledge of these linguistic structures seemingly depend on the explicitness of the language task as well as oral and written modalities. Additionally, studies have investigated how heritage speakers’ individual profiles can vary as far as their attitudes and motivations toward the heritage language. In this talk, I present data that examine the relationship between Spanish heritage speakers’ linguistic knowledge and individual differences — language attitudes, motivation, willingness to communicate, language use among others. I discuss the individual differences that predicted participants’ performance on two language tasks manipulated for explicitness and modality. Finally, I conclude with how the findings can inform pedagogical and assessment considerations when working with heritage language learners.
USC Events for 2017 Presidential Inauguration
Dear Master’s Students,
In an effort to provide students with support and resources during and after the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, USC Student Affairs is in the process of creating a comprehensive list of related events taking place around that time. Please see below and also the following link for more updates: https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/post-election-open-conversations/.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day)
- 8:00-10:30 A.M.: Presidential Inauguration Viewing
- USC Annenberg Center and Unruh Institute of Politics (Wallis Annenberg Hall) will hold an informal viewing event. It will include an open conversation with students, faculty and staff before and after the ceremony with special guest Justin Wallin, Probolsky Research COO/CMO. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
- 8:30-11:00 A.M.: Alternative Inauguration Programming
- CBCSA (STU 415), APASS (STU 410), and LGBT RC (STU 202B) will have informal open space for conversations. USC Cultural Centers & #TogetherUSC will be hosting a series of programs and conversation space for all students to join. Staff will be on hand to support students, assist with critical conversations, and discuss inclusivity and the Trojan Family.
- 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.: El Centro (STU 402) will show various alternative inauguration films and shows.
- 11:00 A.M.: Student Demonstration at Tommy Trojan (see attached flyer for details).
- 12:45 P.M. Office of Religious Life (URC 106) will be walking to mosque Masjid Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, showing solidarity and support for Muslims. The prayer session is open to all community members and will be done in partnership with progressive Christian student groups and the LGBT Resource Center.
- 1:30–5:00 P.M.: Free Expression Space
- Cultural Center Staff and Counseling Center Staff (TCC 302) will provide a guided expressive space, through various art mediums.
January 22, 2017
- 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.: The 6th Annual USC Latino Student Empowerment Conference: Research & Practice aims to support the research, academic success, and social justice activism of USC students. The Conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, new spring admits, and alumni. RSVP by January 18, 2017.
USC Rossier School of Education Co-Doctoral Online Information Session
|Description:||Considering a Ph.D or Ed.D? Want to learn more about our online doctoral programs or flexible on-campus course schedules? Need more insight about the different application processes?
If so, please join us online to learn about the four doctorate degrees offered at the USC Rossier School of Education and to get your questions answered. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with the Director of the Ph.D., Senior Assistant Director of the Educational Leadership Ed.D, and the Program Specialist for the Global Executive Ed.D.
Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to meet and learn how you can become a leader with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
|Category:||Online Information Session|
|Starts On:||28 Oct 2016 01:00 PM PT|
|Ends On:||28 Oct 2016 02:00 PM PT|
|Details/Directions:||Please note, you will receive an Adobe Connect link a few hours before the session.|
Link to register here
Hello Rossier Students, Staff, and Faculty,
You are cordially invited to the Rossier Student Organization (RSO) “Get to Know RSO” Ice Cream Social! Come learn about RSO, meet members of the RSO Executive Board, and make an ice cream sundae! Ice cream social is on Wednesday, September 21st from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Waite Phillips Hall Basement B-30. Can’t wait to see you there!
Rossier Student Organization Social Chair
For the past 17 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 27, 2016.
22nd Annual Lavender Celebration
Are you a LGBTQQIA-identified student or ally at the University of Southern California? Are you graduating in May 2016? Sign up to take part in our FREE graduation ceremony honoring your achievements and success as a LGBTQ+ student at USC! Lavender Celebration (commonly known as Lavender) is an annual graduation ceremony for LGBTQ+ and ally students. Similar to the other graduation ceremonies sponsored by other student cultural groups, Lavender honors students and commemorates their
contributions to the University community. Invite your friends, invite your family–the more the merrier. Following the ceremony is a reception with food and drink.
The ceremony will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 1st, 2016. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral candidates alike. Join your queer Trojan community, including the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, in celebration!
We are beyond excited to host Mayor Robert Garcia, the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach, as our key note speaker. As a gay man of color and child immigrant, he truly represents the diverse and inclusive nature of today’s LGBTQ community in Southern California. Dennis Cornell, the chief of staff for the President Nikias will also speak as our administrative representative.
To register as a graduating student in the ceremony, please fill out this form: https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3mbfz4Ab5LU9Sa9
For guest RSVPs, please visit this link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bpfsXTXohsCYfEV
A facebook event also exists, as well (please note that attending on facebook does not mean you are registered for the ceremony. Please fill out the qualtrics links above): https://www.facebook.com/events/1041290942609153/
If you have any questions, please email the LGBT Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is held in conjunction with the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, and the Queer Graduate Alliance.
Undocumented Students, College Access, and the 2016 Election
Mark your calendar! The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and the National Center for Institutional Diversity will host a free webinar on Monday, April 18th, from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time.
The webinar will address implications of the 2016 election for educators and policymakers working to effectively support undocumented and DACAmented students’ access to higher education and will feature experts representing K-12 education, postsecondary education, and state-level education policy.
Registration will open shortly. We will follow up with a link to register for the webinar and additional details.
Graduate Student Appreciation Night on Thursday
The Graduate & Professional Student Casino Night is an appreciation event for graduate students hosted by the Office for Residential Education on this Thursday, March 24th at 8pm in King Hall. The night will include tables for blackjack, roulette, poker, and craps, as well as a chance to win big prizes. There will also be several other booths, including live performances, a wedding chapel photo booth and tarot cards and palm readings.
INVITATION: UNDERGROUND / Special Screening at Ace Hotel (March 2nd)
This Wednesday, March 2nd at 8pm is the Underground world premiere private screening with the cast taking place at The Ace Hotel (see attached for the invitation).
Also, FREE Underground T-shirts are available in the CBCSA office (STU 415). Stop by and get one!!
Please see the flyer below:
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CENSUS DATA
Keeping Current @ the USC Libraries Workshop Series
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 10:30-12:00
Science & Engineering Library, Room 108
Please join us!
The U.S. Census contains a wealth of data useful to many disciplines. In this workshop, Luz Castillo of the Census Bureau will give an overview of what data the Census collects, the cycle of data collection, and how data can be used. You’ll not only get an overview of the most commonly used information from the Census, but will also learn about the detailed economic and socioeconomic data available through the Census’s many other surveys. You will also learn about the different ways datasets are made available to researchers for further analysis.
Presented by: Luz Castillo, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
Webinar this Friday: Where do we go from here? Demonstrating sensitive, caring and justice-centered leadership
Webinar – Friday, November 20th at 11am
In order to advance the conversation among student affairs professionals, we have convened a roster of leaders in our field to candidly discuss ways that our profession and our institutions should move forward.
Please join us for this free online live briefing at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. You do not have to be a NASPA member to attend. You will be given an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions in advance of and during the briefing.
This briefing will be hosted by NASPA President, Kevin Kruger. Dr. Kruger will be joined by:
Dr. Shaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Larry Roper, Oregon State University
Dr. Penny Rue, Wake Forest University
Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur, Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Sam Museus, Indiana University
Miguel Macias, DePaul University
Show Me the Data: Finding Statistics & Data for Research & Policy
Live Webinar – Monday, November 23rd at 6pm
Need help finding evidence to support your research? This webinar is for you! The one-hour presentation and Q&A will help you identify strategies for finding statistics and data on the public sector (including education) and the private sector and will demonstrate how to retrieve current demographic, social, and economic data from the U.S. Census. Come learn how to find statistics to investigate gentrification, homelessness, the teacher pipeline, mental health services, college attrition, and more.
Recording of the session will be made available for later viewing.
Katharin Peter, Social Sciences Data Librarian
Melanee Vicedo, Head, Education & Social Work Library Services
Date & Time: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6pm
Live Access: http://usclibraries.adobeconnect.com/datafind/
RSVP to Attend: http://bit.ly/OCLdata
Invitation to Graduate Diversity Social
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Sally Pratt, the USC Graduate School, and the Graduate Student Advocate for Diversity Outreach would like to invite graduate students, faculty, and staff to our Fall Graduate Diversity Social.
Date & Location
Monday, November 16th, 2pm-4pm, in Dauterive Hall Lower Level Atrium
Please RSVP by Friday, November 13:
Telephone: (213) 740-9033
USC Rossier Doctoral Info Session
Students & Staff,
You are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the USC Rossier Doctoral Programs.
DATE: Monday, October 19
PLACE: WPH 403
Please rsvp to email@example.com.
2015 Fall Semester Graduate Mixer
We are happy to invite YOU to the granddaddy of all 2015 Fall semester graduate mixers. What better way to take on networking than to socialize with every graduate student from USC, including Viterbi, Gould, Leventhal, Annenberg, Roski, Cinematic Arts, Rossier, Keck, Price, Social Work, and others?
Whether you want to have a drink with your colleagues, eat some great food, or just socialize, please make some time this Saturday, October 3rd.
There will be FREE FOOD! That’s right! We will be serving free food and other surprises will be provided. This is your time to get to know other grad students and expand your horizons. Let us emphasize that other SURPRISES will be provided!
This event is FREE but you must be a USC grad student and bring both your USC ID and a government-issued ID because the area will be fenced off.
Location: USC campus at McCarthy Quad
Date: This Saturday, October 3
Thesis and Dissertation Submission Information Sessions
As the thesis and dissertation submission deadline approaches for the Fall 2015 semester, the Graduate School will host information sessions detailing the thesis submission process on two Wednesdays in October. The University Park Campus sessions will take place on October 7th, in THH 301 at 12:00 pm and THH 102 at 5:00 pm. The Health Sciences Campus session will take place on October 14th, in MCH 156 at 12:00 pm.
Topics will include important information for both students and advisors, such as:
Thesis Center navigation
There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation. Please mark your calendars. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Samuel Mantell, Academic Services Coordinator at (213) 740-9033.
PASA Lunch with APASS
The Asian Pacific American Student Services Office cordially invites you to have lunch with us on Wednesday, September 30th, from 12pm-1pm in STU410.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn about one of the cultural centers at USC. As PASA graduate students, you have the opportunity to take graduate field units or volunteer in APASS during the academic year. The list of projects available are: Assessment & Benchmarking, Student Welcome, Research, and Program Review.
To RSVP, please visit:
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and hope to see you next Wednesday!
Gelli Ann Dayrit
APASS Graduate Assistant
Invitation — Graduate Student Lunches w/ the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
Dear Graduate Student,
Please join the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Dr. Sally Pratt, for lunch on Monday October 12, 2015 on the University Park Campus (UPC) or on Friday October 16 on the Health Sciences Campus. All USC graduate students are welcome to attend.
This event is an opportunity to engage with Dr. Pratt on a variety of topics related to graduate and professional students, including your own concerns and discussion items. Dr. Pratt is interested in hearing your news, updates, and questions, and she would like to hear what you think the USC Graduate School does well, what it could improve on, and how.
Each luncheon will be limited to 20 graduate students. Because space is limited, your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat. The location of each event will be communicated in a confirmation email to the first 20 students (per event) who express their interest in participating here: http://goo.gl/forms/IsdqryRsVX.
Thank you for your response. I look forward to meeting you!
Alison Kozberg, Graduate Student Advocate for Student Relations
USC Rossier PhD in Urban Ed Policy – Upcoming Info Sessions
Brownbag: Graduate Student Wellness and Self-Care
Date: September 15th
Introduction to Graduate Writing
Date: September 21st
Brownbag: Developing Your Professional Identity
Date: September 28th
Resume Speed Review
Date: October 5th