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The Faculty-Staff Newsletter, e-mail edition© Santa Clara University, Nov. 15, 2004, Vol. 4, No. 5

Table of contents
New issue of explore Magazine focuses on the Arrupe Center
Food for Fines
New visual elements
Budget Forum follow-up
SCU’s faculty and Center for Science, Technology, and Society judge Tech Museum Awards
SCU in the news
Campus events
Grants, awards, and publications
 
New issue of explore focuses on the Arrupe Center

The Bannan Center for Jesuit Education published the Fall 2004 issue of explore at the beginning of November in print and online. The issue tells the story of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Center for Community-Based Learning through personal reflections by community partners, faculty members, and students.

“We are grateful to the Bannan Center for the opportunity to tell our story to the University community and beyond.”
—Catherine Wolff, Director, Arrupe Center

The magazine is normally theme-based, but this issue marks the first time the Bannan Center has collaborated with another center in it. “The collaboration was very positive,” said Paul Woolley, assistant director for the Bannan Center for Jesuit Education. “We produced a very good issue.”

Guest edited by Barbara Kelley from SCU’s Communications Department, the issue features touching personal stories from students, faculty members, and community partners who are engaged with some of the pressing issues in our society.

Food for Fines

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your library fines reduced while providing meals to the hungry during the holiday season! The Orradre Library is once again launching the benevolent Food for Fines program starting on Nov. 8, and running through the end of the quarter.

Your fines will be reduced by up to $2 for each food item that is donated.

Here’s how it works: if you donate a perishable food item, your fine will be reduced by $1. But your fine will be reduced by $2 if you bring an item from the “most needed” list:

  • powdered milk
  • peanut butter
  • pasta
  • tuna
  • low-sugar cereal
  • meals in a can (chili, stew, soups)
  • 100 percent fruit juice in single serving boxes
  • canned foods with pop-top lids

Please check the expiration date on your donated items, as the library can only accept food that is still fresh. “Our goal is to fill 10 barrels of food,” said Fred Gertler, head of customer services for the Michel Orradre Library. “We embrace the ideas of conscience, competence, and compassion, and the Food for Fines program is an excellent opportunity to live the University’s mission.”

Of course, to qualify for the refund amnesty, you must return your overdue books to the library. The deductions cannot be applied to billed accounts, and cannot be used to pay for lost books.

All food items will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. For more information, please contact Marian Fricano at 408-554-5439 or Fred Gertler at 408-554-6808.

New visual elements

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New SCU Seal
Santa Clara University’s seal is a visual symbol of its history and traditions, its character and proper name. It represents the University to the world in many ways.

In collaboration with the president, the University Planning Council, the president's cabinet, and the president's staff, the OCM design team has updated Santa Clara’s seal and created new color versions as well. As you can see by the above example, all of the original elements remain.

“Every day, people with an interest in higher education come across Santa Clara University's name,” wrote SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., in a recent e-mail announcing the change. “They may come across us in a brochure, an advertisement, a Web search, a business card they asked for at a conference.”

“People's understanding of Santa Clara will be created or reinforced in part by the way we present ourselves visually.”
—Paul Locatelli, S.J., SCU President

The new seal will be used exclusively on new materials, including official University documents, certain printed materials, and ceremonial and commemorative materials. (Both the old and the new seals are protected by trademark.) New dyes for engraving are being created for the vendors who do the University’s certificates and other official documents.

The new seal also will be available through the Collegiate Licensing Corporation, which protects the trademark, for vendors to apply to an approved range of merchandise. The new seal may only be used in its entirety (in other words, one cannot extract the eagle, or the outer circle with the University’s name) and in the approved colors: SCU red (pms 202) or black and white.

No non-SCU company or organization may use the seal outside of the parameters of trademark law, and/or without the approval of the president of Santa Clara University or the Office of Communications and Marketing, which serves as the president’s agent.

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New SCU logo

The University’s logo has also been redesigned. Still depicting the Mission, it too will be available for use soon. But for now, please continue to use existing materials with the old logo. There is no need to throw away your current materials! However, the University will be using the new logo on new print, advertising, and Web projects.

SCU has decided to add the phrase “The Jesuit university in Silicon Valley” to all print, advertising, and Web materials to represent a centuries’ old tradition of Jesuit education integrated with the innovation and energy of Silicon Valley. The tagline specifies the University’s location, an important issue since a 2001-02 market research study found that many respondents, both inside and outside the Bay Area, did not know precisely where SCU was.

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New SCU phrase

The University will use this phrase on all publications for external use. Soon it will be integrated into the SCU Web site. In the coming months, the new seal, logo, and identifying phrase will begin to appear on campus. Downloadable files will also be available shortly.

If you have any questions, or want to use the seal on your project, please contact Nancy Turek, SCU’s design director, at 408-554-5381, or Patti Samuelson, graphic designer, at 408-554-5119.

Budget Forum follow-up

The first budget forum of the year was held on Nov. 8. For those who were unable to attend, click here to view the budget forum presentation.

SCU’s faculty and Center for Science, Technology, and Society judge Tech Museum Awards

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The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity announced five winners in the categories of education, equality, environment, health, and economic development on Nov. 10 at a black tie event in San Jose.
"As a Jesuit university in Silicon Valley, our goal is to promote the use of technology to improve lives."
—Geoff Bowker, Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society

Each winner, picked by a panel of judges assembled by Santa Clara University, received a $50,000 cash honorarium to honor their contributions in applying technology to solve global challenges and improve the lives of people around the world.

The Tech Awards honor individuals and organizations from around the world who are applying technology to profoundly improve the human condition in the areas of environment, economic development, education, equality, and health.

"The entrepreneurial spirit and rapid development of technology that characterizes the best of Silicon Valley is propagated through this program to the cause of social justice," said Geoff Bowker, executive director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at SCU. "The awards program brings together grass roots innovators and entrepreneurs with University faculty to support innovation that improves lives across the world."

Presented by Applied Materials, the Tech Museum in San Jose, and SCU, the Tech Awards recognize the need to bridge existing technology in emerging countries with emerging technologies in developed countries. Read More.

SCU in the news

In a pre-election opinion piece for the San Jose Mercury News published on Oct. 29, SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., encouraged Catholics to vote their conscience, while considering the protection of life at all stages in their choices. Read the article.

The University’s prominent involvement in the Tech Museum Awards ceremony received front-page attention in the Nov. 11 edition of the San Jose Mercury News. Geoff Bowker, director of SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, which judged and sponsored the awards, honored the recipients. “Technology and people together can make a difference,” he said. Read the article.

Nancy Wright, SCU law professor, was quoted in the Oct. 14 edition of the Los Angeles Times. She weighed in on the potential risks and rewards when a child is returned to the custody of an abusive parent.

In an article published in the Oct. 20 edition of the San Jose Mercury News, Margaret McLean, ethicist at the Markkula Center, enlightened voters on Proposition 71, the $3 billion bond measure to fund stem cell research. Prop. 71 was passed by 59 percent of California voters in the Nov. 2 election.

Read How many students does it take.... The New York Times offers a Santa Clara spin on an old joke. More SCU in the News.

Campus events 

Fall literary cuisine: “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!" –From A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.

Come celebrate the life and times of Charles Dickens, while sampling some yummy fare prepared by Bon Appetit. Bring your appetite and be ready to discuss your favorite Dickens novel, or just sample some gruel. The fall literary cuisine event will be Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Benson Center Williman Room. The cost is $8. Contact Fred Gertler, 408-554-6808, for more information. More SCU events.

Grants, awards, and publications 

Mark Aschheim, associate professor in civil engineering, has received a one-year award from the National Science Foundation that provides $35,684 to support "CAREER: Advancing the Performance-Based Seismic Design of Buildings." This award provides the final-year funding for a CAREER award. The project's goals are to develop and validate simple techniques for the performance-based seismic design and rehabilitation of multi-story buildings.

Associate Professor Sara Garcia from SCU's Department of Education was one of 40 education leaders from around the world who met to explore ways to lead, engage, and inspire others to protect biodiversity, the variety and complexity of life on Earth. World Wildlife Fund and Disney’s Animal Kingdom sponsored the International Leadership Institute for Biodiversity Education from Oct. 11-16 at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. More grants, awards, and publications.

To submit grants, awards, and publication information, click here.

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