Stories by Lillian Insalata:
Class markers unveiled at Alumni Walk
Every graduating class wants to leave its mark on USC’s campus. Now, every class can.
USC women combat stereotypes about their service
Stephanie Soltis was one of nine speakers at “Women Who Have Served,” the April 9 installment of the monthly Campus Conversation Series.
Student Affairs wishes students a safe 21st birthday
To remind students to celebrate responsibly, Student Affairs is now sending students electronic 21st birthday cards, a strategy employed by other Pac-12 universities.
Game on for Kazakhstan student
When Talgat Duisenov first heard of USC, he was 7,000 miles away in his native Kazakhstan. Interested in computer programming from an early age, he quickly discovered that USC has the best game design program in North America.
Louis Zamperini: The Trojan hero speaks at USC’s Bovard Auditorium
“I’m a Trojan through and through,” said 96-year-old Louis Zamperini ’40, the legendary World War II hero and former Olympian who is fondly nicknamed the “Greatest Trojan Ever.”
Orientation Opens Doors for New Students
“You’re about to learn one of our favorite Trojan traditions,” announced an orientation adviser on the stage of Bing Theatre. “Everyone get ready for the SoCal spell-out!”
Men’s Team Rows Its Way Into Royal Regatta
Bidding the United States “cheerio” on June 16, the 2009-10 men’s crew team traveled to England to earn a spot in the Henley Royal Regatta, a rowing competition dating back to 1839.
After School Sports Connection Pools Its Resources
For those who cannot swim, summer can spell fear rather than fun. However, After School Sports Connection, a program that gives more than 1,200 local children a year the opportunity to participate in supervised athletics, holds summer sessions in which water-wary youngsters can get used to pool activities.
Student Affairs Hosts First Wellness Summit
Staff members from USC schools, the Health Sciences campus, Student Affairs and other university divisions gathered at the Davidson Center on June 8 for a Wellness Summit, the first of its kind at USC.
Bonfires and So Much S’More at Troy Camp
For many of the youngsters who in May visited Troy Camp in Forest Falls, Calif., seeing stars was a first-time experience.
USC Joins Alcohol Prevention Coalition
Every undergraduate at USC is familiar with AlcoholEdu, the interactive online program incoming students must complete before their first week of classes.
Trojan Trekkers Finish Revlon Run
Thousands of participants gathered near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 8 for the 17th annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women, an event that raises awareness and money for cancer research.
Trojans Buddy Up on Spirits in Action Day
Members of the USC Trojan Marching Band, the USC Song Girls and Naval ROTC paraded into McCarthy Quad on April 24 for the opening ceremonies of Spirits in Action Day, an annual event in which Trojans host games for children with mental and physical disabilities.
Trojan Marching Band Performs With Glee
The USC Trojan Marching Band has been in high demand in the weeks leading up to the 40th anniversary gala concert for its director Arthur C. Bartner.
Annual Event Attracts Neighborhood Children
USC students recently found out how long it takes for a group of local children to find thousands of toy-filled plastic eggs hidden in Founder’s Park.
A Lesson in Civil Rights
The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs recently hosted its first alternative spring break trip, taking 13 USC students to Montgomery, Ala.
Health Educators Connect to Peers
The Peer Health Educator program, part of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, began at USC more than 30 years ago, and although much has changed since then, the personal attention and connection remain the same.
Trojans Mentor Teens With Rites of Sisterhood
“What is college life like? Is it fun?” asked Mykala Davis, a freshman at Foshay High School, during her first session with Rites of Sisterhood, a USC mentoring organization that pairs undergraduate women with teenage girls from neighboring areas.
USC Again Honors Remarkable Women
USC’s eighth annual Remarkable Women Awards, a ceremony sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Women’s Student Assembly, was held on March 3.
Looking at Love From Both Sides
“You’re not allowed to say no,” Richard Fletcher announced to a group of students in the lobby of Century apartments. “Anyone who comes up to you, you must talk to.”
Students Pitch In for Friends and Neighbors Day
“Service is part of being a Trojan,” said Melissa Gaeke, director of the Volunteer Center at USC.
Coach Cooper Teaches Life Lessons
For Michael Cooper, former NBA star and head coach of the USC women’s basketball team, “being part of the USC family is exactly that – a family.”
USC to Host Conference on Judaism and Homosexuality
The USC Jewish Alliance for GLBTs and Straights, in conjunction with USC Hillel and the National Union of Jewish LGBTIQQ (NUJLS) Students, will be hosting the 14th annual NUJLS leadership conference Jan. 15-17.
Celebrating a Time for Reflection
Bundled up against the cold, scores of USC students, parents and staff joined members of the surrounding community on Dec. 4 for El Centro Chicano’s 11th annual La Posada. The event symbolizes Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to their son Jesus.