Stories by Diane Anderson:
Budding paleontologist delves into USC history for new book
If you have a question about USC history, you can ask USC student Charles Epting or you can buy his book.
USC junior leads Residential Student Government
Elected as Residential Student Government president in May, Sera Choi has big plans for the organization and the 7,000 students it represents.
Troy Camp launches high school mentoring program
Troy Camp, USC’s oldest student-run philanthropy, is extending its reach to high school students this fall through a new mentorship program called TC Leads.
Student entrepreneurs launch dreams and businesses
A chocolatier, a clothing designer and a photographer — all three are USC students who are learning new skills to run their businesses.
School spirit lights up the Coliseum
Spelling out USC with 4,000 flashlights, incoming freshmen created a unique class photo at the first “Light Up the Coliseum” rally.
Tuned into music and more
With interests ranging from designing street wear to playing the saxophone to riding BMX bicycles, incoming freshman Max Novak is excited about the opportunities that USC and Los Angeles have to offer.
Parents balance books and babies
While many of his classmates head out to get a cup of coffee and socialize after an evening journalism course, Najeeb Hasan has a different agenda.
USC staffer preps students for life after college
Whether she’s reviewing résumés and cover letters or helping to identify internship opportunities, Lauren Opgenorth of the USC Career Center is working to prepare Trojans for life after college.
USC administrator creates family atmosphere at Honors House
As one of USC’s longest-serving resident faculty members, Jim Moore, vice dean of academic programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, creates a home away from home for the small community he serves at Honors House in North University Park.
USC psychologist goes the extra mile
Broderick Leaks, clinical psychologist and group therapy coordinator for Student Counseling Services, makes a point of being accessible to all students on campus.
USC student helps the visually impaired
Amanda Wong, a third-year doctoral student at the USC School of Pharmacy, has found new ways to meet the needs of blind and visually impaired patients.
USC professor encourages students to experiment
Assistant Professor Angus Fletcher speaks from experience when he tells his students to experiment and explore.
He’s a smooth operator
When the Ronald Tutor Campus Center opened in 2010, it was not only a memorable day for the USC community but also for Eric Andrada, who started his job as the center’s assistant director of operations.
Students say thanks through the mail
Hundreds of students are thanking their parents and families through personal letters of gratitude, and the Office for Parent Programs is supplying note cards and postage to send them anywhere in the world.
Thirty-eight years and counting
From singer to teacher to editor, Terry Gilley ’68, advertising assistant for Student Publications in the Division of Student Affairs, has had some interesting jobs. His 38 years working at USC, however, have been the most rewarding.
Meet the parents: thousands flock to campus for Trojan Family Weekend
Close to 4,000 parents arrived on the University Park Campus for Trojan Family Weekend and joined a sell-out crowd to see USC defeat the University of Colorado.
Thousands arrive on campus for Trojan Family Weekend
For the more than 3,800 parents, siblings, grandparents and friends arriving on the USC campus, the event-packed Trojan Family Weekend promises to deliver something for everyone.
Parents Council leaders expand the group’s membership
The Parents Council has increased its membership from 130 to 300 registered members since May.
Several ways to go from here to there
At a recent workshop in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, students learned that they can zip, zim, cruise, Metro and Expo around Los Angeles.
HSC Fitness Center celebrates first anniversary
Celebrating its one-year anniversary on Aug. 14, the Health Sciences Campus Fitness Center treated faculty, staff and students to an open house.
Trojan Kids Camp adds English, math and science
More than 200 campers find daily fun and education at Trojan Kids Camp, which runs until July 27 on the University Park Campus.
Engemanns have a healthy attitude
Philanthropist Roger and USC Trustee Michele Dedeaux Engemann ’68 have many connections to USC.
Chinese freshmen kickstart their USC experience
At the May International Kickstart programs in China, 115 incoming freshmen received an introduction to life at USC.
First Pacific Islander campus visit draws big numbers
The first Pacific Islander USC Campus Visit on Oct. 8 started off with a traditional Hawaiian chant.