OCAC Newsletter

April 2016

El Torito Fiesta Fundraiser!

El Torito will donate 20% of total food sales generated by our supporters at this event.


Date: Tuesday 4/19

Time: 4 p.m - 7 p.m

Location: El Torito Irvine (18512 Mac Arthur Blvd.)


Come out and support the OC Caucus and your academic center!

Please present the flyer at the restaurant.

Diversity Day

Bring a dish of ethnic food, share a story or a poem, show art work, photography, artifacts, or play music (creativity is welcomed in a warm and informal setting).


Date: Thursday 4/21

TIme: 11:15 a.m- 12:45 p.m

Classroom A


RSVP with Pancy (Holtsber@usc.edu)

Strong Families, Strong Children Brown Bag

Please join USC Orange County 2015 Alumni for a presentation on Strong Families, Strong Children.


Planning your Social Work Career: Integrating Micro, Mezzo, and Macro skills in practice.

Presented by: Jennifer Bridges, MSW, ASW & Vielka Pamerleau, MSW, ASW


When: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: OCAC Room D


Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Orange County Academic Center

Lunch with the Deans @ OCAC

Have questions or concerns? Come have your voice heard and have lunch with the Deans.


Date: Saturday, 4/23

Time: 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Classroom: C

Learning support at OCAC

For writing resources and scheduling an appointment face ­to ­face or online, please visit

http://www.libguides.usc.edu/socialwork/sowkwriting


What if there are no appointments available?

Walk-­in hours will be held in SW 115 (faculty office 115).

Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


­ Email your paper, assignment guidelines, and preference of writing coach or content tutor to msw.LearningSupport@usc.edu


Should I work with a writing coach or content tutor?

Writing Coaches help with responsiveness to assignment, Content Tutors assist with responsiveness to assignment,grammar and style, APA format, and organization, course content and theories.


­ Further Questions? Contact Writing Coach Hailee Sattavara at sattavar@usc.edu

Grad celebration tickets are now on sale!

Tickets are $40.


Date: Wednesday May 11th

Location: Hilton Costa Mesa (3050 Bristol St.)

Time: 6 p.m - midnight


Tickets can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/market/occaucus.

Please be sure to enter your full name and email address in the notes section before submitting your payment. Thank you!

Attention: Pictures needed for OC grad celebration!

The OC graduation gala will take place on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

Come celebrate your accomplishment with your peers!

All OCAC students and their families, faculty, and staff are welcome!


Be a part of the OCAC Graduation Gala Slideshow!! Help share memories created at OCAC. All pictures should be sent to occaucus02@gmail.com with the subject line "cohort 2016 photos."

Perspectives- Student Services

"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up." -Anonymous


Make the most of 2016. Your SAP can help. Behavioral healthcare services are free for students.


Contact SAP at 800-456-6327 or www.persepectivesltd.com

OCAC Caucus merch

Have something to contribute?

Look for this newsletter at the beginning of every month! If you or your caucus have any upcoming events or announcements to add in the next issue, please email graceeka@usc.edu with the subject line "OCAC newsletter".

USC School of Social Work, Orange County Caucus

Director: Dr. Eugenia Weiss

Co-Chairs: Sarah McClellan & Jonathan Aspuria

Community Chair: Alexis Salas

Treasurer: Stephanie Arroyo

Secretary: Grace Kang

Foundation Year Rep: Alexandra Harris