Spring 2013, Vol. 11, Issue 2

The Trojan Parent Perspective is published each semester to connect Trojan parents to the greater USC community and to enrich the partnership between parents and the university in order to enhance student success.

President's Message

As president of USC, I treasure the opportunities I have to spend time with your sons and daughters. I host monthly teas in my office and, during orientation week, I teach a micro-seminar on Antigone and the origins of democracy. I am also often stopped by a student as I make my way across campus, and in so many of these exchanges, I am struck by our students' commitment to their communities, and their determination to better the world. I sense such creativity and passion for learning.


Parent Association Update

It is hard to believe that spring is already here, and that your sons and daughters have almost finished their first year of college, are graduating, and everything in-between. You, as Trojan parents have had your own experiences through your involvement with the Parents Council, attending events on campus and feeling the Trojan Family spirit.


Be Well at USC - Engemann Student Health Center

After 65 years of being located in a small aging health center, built as an infirmary, the new state of the art, 105,000 square foot, six story Engemann Student Health Center is open for business. The health center opened on January 4, 2013 and held its grand opening on January 29 with great fanfare. The staff is dedicated to building a healthy community for its students, staff and faculty on the University Park Campus.


The USC Safe Communities Task Force Hosts 3rd Annual Alcohol Abuse Prevention On-Campus Briefing

On March 13, the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, on behalf of the USC Safe Communities Task Force, hosted the 3rd annual Alcohol Abuse Prevention On-Campus Briefing at the Davidson Conference Center. The featured speaker was Kimberley Timpf, Director of Prevention Practice Management at EverFi. Three years ago, USC joined the Outside the Classroom/EverFi Alcohol Prevention Coalition...


Safety Column by Chief John Thomas, USC Department of Public Safety

First, I'd like to thank you for offering me an opportunity to contribute to your Spring Trojan Parent Perspective E-newsletter and to express my appreciation for the consistent and valued support that both the Office of Parents programs and the USC Parents Association have provided our department through the years.


Parent Events - Basketball and Day of SCervice

The Office for Parent Programs sends cardinal and gold bouquets of appreciation to the Hong Kong Parents Association for their amazing hospitality at a luncheon held at the American Club on Monday, December 10, 2012...


USC Career Center Offers Career Development From a Student's First Days

We are increasingly seeing students using the USC Career Center earlier in their academic careers. Often they begin with questions such as: What does a good resume look like? When should I start thinking about internships and jobs? And how do I find the job or internship that will bring the most happiness and success to my career?


Q and A with Resident Faculty Advisor Myka Winder On How Your Student Can Maximize Their USC Experience

Myka Winder is a resident faculty member at USC's Pardee Tower. Resident faculty live in USC residence halls, residential colleges or apartments to experience first-hand the residential student community and assist students via academic and personal support, mentorship, programming and collaborative efforts.


Spotlight on USC Students- Tamara Shogaolu and Alexander Fullman


A Global University

Every leading university seeks to provide a globally-immersive experience for its students nowadays. But USC has a distinct advantage, given our physical setting and opportunities and facilities available to our students.


Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) Offers Community Engagement and Education Opportunities

Last year, Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) celebrated 30 years of “Roots to Branches” at USC. The department focuses on the education, engagement and empowerment of students.


Our Savior Church and USC Caruso Catholic Center Now Open

The realization of a decade-long dream to provide a new Church and expanded student center to meet the needs of the growing USC Catholic community and serve future generations of Catholic Trojans, has become reality. The new Our Savior Church was formally unveiled during the opening Consecration Mass on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

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