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0 n your next visit to USD, you'll see a changed , campus, as new buildings crop up all o~er Alcala Park. Even the landscape is different, with con- struction of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology nearing completion on the hill next to che Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. This fall , more than 300 students moved into Alcala Park's hoc new property, che Tecoloce Village residence hall, in which most apartments have full- size kitchens, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The demolition of Harmon Hall - one of the oldest buildings on campus and former home to the School of Education - was completed in November. The site is being cleared for the three-story, 28,000 square-foot Degheri Alumni Center, which will be finished in lace 2003 . Construction also is progressing on a six-level, 783-space parking structure ·near the west entrance, slated for completion next spring. Here are the year's highlights: January - March The School of Business Administration hosted its fourth annual Tax Boot Camp, Jan. 7-11. The camp caught new accountants the fundamentals of tax preparation through a simulated "shoe box" experi- ence, in which chey were handed a box of tax records and receipts and had to cum the jumbled mess into a professionally prepared tax return. The School of Education hosted a statewide confer- ence, "School Choice, Charters and Vouchers: Critical Issues ofToday and Tomorrow," on Jan. 18. Discussion centered on charter schools, vouchers, private schools, teachers unions, racial and economic diversity, and the impact of school choice on school finance reform.

experience in student affairs, and previously was vice president for student life at Carroll College in Helena, Mone. and vice president for student affairs at Mount Saine Mary's College in Maryland. April - June Professor Gisela Sulzmann, who caught German at USD for 20 years before retiring in 1997, passed away April 9. T he School of Business Administration in April hosted 31 teams of students who competed to create che most successfu l company at the 38th Annual Intercollegiate Business Strategy Competition. A USD undergraduate team received an award for the best business plan and annual report in its division. The teams each managed a mock manufacturing company, and responded to simulated business dilemmas such as higher production costs, declining earnings and global crises.

Tht 2002 award winnm wtrt honortd at a black-tie gala in May.



'94 (M.B.A.) and David Garza Herrera '97 (M.B.A.), co-owners ofXignux Corporation; Lynn Schenk '70 Q.D.), chief of staff to Gov. Gray Davis; and Judy Rauner '95 (Ed.D.), USD 's director of community service-learning. The School of Business Admin istration opened the Information Technology Management Institute with a May 14 seminar on computer security issues. The institute plans to work wi th information and biotechnology firms to test computer security and, through its network security certificate, help net- work administrators ensure their computer systems are safe from attack. Program offerings include: network management; network implementation; Web development; programming; and an MS Office certificate. Basketball forward junior Mace Delzell was selected to represent USD at the 2002 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference, May 26-30, as one of 300 student athletes picked from 1,183 nominations nationwide.

Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan, to celebrate che lives and works of chose receiving the Kyoto Prize, given for lifetime work to improve society. The winners, who hailed from fields as diverse as science, technology and the fine arts, hosted forums explor- ing che role of science and the arcs in promoting peace and justice. The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science's 14th Annual Lectureship, "Strategies for Advancing che Profession of Nursing," was delivered on Feb. 20 by Carolyn Knigh c Buppert, president of Better Life Health Care Systems and director of student heal ch at Sc. John's College in An napolis, Md. The 11th Annual Walk on Water Contest showcased engineering students from USD, region~ universities and high schools, who attempted to defy the laws of nature by walking across the Sports Center pool on self-propelled buoyancy shoes. The sixth annual real estate conference, sponsored by USD's Real Estate Institute, was held for the first time at the San Diego Convention Center to accommodate che increasing number of participants. This year, 550 people in commercial and residential real estate: urban economics and regional development met to discuss issues affecting their industry. The West Coast Conference Basketball Champion- ship Tournament was held in che Jenny Craig Pavil- ion for che second year in a row, Feb. 28 to March 4. Conference officials voted to host the tournament at Alcala Park again in 2003. The women's competition will run from March 6-9, with the men's tournament scheduled for March 7- 10. Bob Pastoor joined USD in March as vice president for student affairs. He oversees all aspects of student life, including residence halls, orientation, student government, athletics, dining services and extracur- ricular activities. Pastoor has more than 25 years of

The annual Social Issues Conference, themed "Prac- ticing Peace and Justice," was held April 18-1 9 in conj unction with USD's first American Indian Festival. Keynote speakers were Gregory Reinhardt, University of Indianapolis professor of anthropology, Winona Duke, a spokes- woman for the rights of indigenous people, and Albert Smith, a World War II Navajo code talker. The event included a market- place, a Kumeyaay Indian

blessing, a workshop on California Indian legal issues, displays of Native American art and jewelry, and music, storytelling and dance. The Sixth Annual Sister Sally Furay Lecture, co- sponsored by the TransBorder Institute and the Social Issues Committee, was given on April 30 by O livia Ruiz, professor of anthropology at Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico. In May, the baseball team won its first West Coast Conference cicle and advanced to the NCAA regionals. More than 500 people attended the 2002 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Awards on May 11. The eighth ann ual celebration honored the follow- ing alumn i: Bill Gore '69, special agent in charge of the San Diego FBI; Ruch Grendel] '81, '91 (M.N .Sc., D .N.Sc.), nursing professor at Point Loma Nazarene University; Andres Garza Herrera

The San Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recognized eight end Matt Guardia as USD's 2002 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and named offensive lineman Josh Elkins the 2002 Willie Jones Mose Inspirational Player. Elkins overcame numerous injuries from a near-fatal automobile accident three years ago to return to the USD football program.

The Rev. Patrick Cahill, director of athletics from 1979 to 1988, passed away Feb. 5. He was 69 . Rev. Cahill guided the transition of USD athletics from Division II to Division I in 1979 with the school's acceptance into the West Coast Conference, and was responsible for adding men's and women's cross

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Ton:ro Josh Elkins inspirtd thefootball ttam by rtturning to play.

country, men's soccer and softball as intercollegiate sports. He was inducted into che USD Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995 for his tireless work on behalf of USD athletics. The inaugural Kyoto Laureates Symposium took place at che Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Feb. 6-8. The program was spurred by the

John Ronchetto '82, a marketing professor in the School of Business Administration since 1986, passed away May 26 after a valiant fight against can- cer. He was 57. Recipient of a University Professor-


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