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April 1, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 6
Campus News Updates
Eleven receive tenure
Alumni seek volunteers to build houses
There are volunteer openings available for the Alumni Association's service project with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided. The exact location of this project and other details about the event will be e-mailed to all confirmed volunteers.
The project will consist of painting, landscaping, gardening, and odd jobs (replacing doors or windows, weatherstripping, etc.) at sites for low-income homeowners and/or non-profit organizations. Persons of all skill levels are welcomed. Volunteers must be over age 13 (freshman in high school); those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or relative.
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Mary Modeste Smoker '81 or Br. Jim Siwicki, S.J. in the Alumni Office. Smoker may be reached at 408-554-5120 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Siwicki may be reached at 408-554-5004 or email@example.com. You may also sign up as a volunteer and get more info about SCU_REN from Amy Pruitt MBA '05 at 408-499-9998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bannan Center grant application deadline is May 1
The Bannan Center for Jesuit Education offers two categories of grants for faculty, staff, and students for the 2004-05 school year:
Grants are given in amounts up to $5,000. The application deadline is May 1. For full grant guidelines and samples of previously funded proposals go to: http://www.scu.edu/bannancenter/about/grants.cfm
IT says beware of virus-infected e-mail
E-mails purporting to be from "email@example.com," "firstname.lastname@example.org," "The Scu.edu team," or other similar address reporting a system outage or that your account will be deleted for inappropriate use are viruses. They were not sent by Information Technology nor by Santa Clara University.
IT's warning: Do not open the messages. Delete and empty from your mailbox.
If you did open the attachmentcontained in this message and your anti-virus software is up-to-date, your system should be fine. Otherwise, contact I.T. at x5700 immediately for assistance.
These messages are very common right now. If you are particularly concerned about a specific message, one that contains a virus or one that you suspect may, please feel free to forward it as an attachment to email@example.com. IT will evaluate it to see if there is any cause for concern.
Information Technology does periodically send campus wide messages with information about the systems, network or e-mail. However, when such messages are sent, they come from e-mail accounts that can be verified within the GroupWise address book and the information is also posted on the IT website at http://it.scu.edu.
IT never sends executable attachments with their announcements. More information about these and other viruses is available at:
Did you complete the IT Survey?
Also, In order to assist Information Technology in determining the technology needs of the campus for the PC Replacement Program, faculty and staff have been asked to complete a short online survey. The survey takes approximately two minutes to complete.
The survey opened for March 19 and continues through April 9.
Here is the on-line survey: