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  •  Staff Profile: Jake Schneider

    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 9:02 AM

    Name: Jake Schneider
    Department:  Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
    Length of SCU Employment: 4.5 months
    Born & Lived:  Born in Ashland, WI, Lived in Sydney, Montana, Longmont, CO, San Diego, CA, Boston, MA, Santiago Chile
    Early Life: I spent most of my early years in Longmont, Colorado where I attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and then Longmont High School. Involvements in High School included tennis and trumpet in the band and church youth group. Best memories include going up to Rocky Mountain National Park and Snowy Christmases at home.
    Family:  Parents, Don and Sue; one sister, Elizabeth; one brother, Zach with a sister-in-law, Laura, and brand new nephew, Evan.
    Most Meaningful Achievement: I think my most meaningful achievement was the experience Iived and the work I did during my two years in Chile. I was by no means successful all the time in the classroom, but I am proud of the way that experience shaped me, and tremendously grateful for the relationships cultivated, most especially with the students that I taught.
    Why I came to SCU: I came to SCU to direct the Immersions Program. I was drawn by the Ignatian ideal of holistic education and the university’s commitment to integrating academic life with the formation of student toward a commitment to justice and service of others.
    Previous Employer: Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    In 5 years I Plan to Be: Hopefully in a Doctoral Program
    Favorite Books/Series: East of Eden, Lord of the Rings
    In My Spare Time:  I play volleyball whenever I get the chance. I play guitar. I like being outdoors, hiking, biking, etc. and I enjoy just spending time with people whether that means hosting at my house or being out and about.

  •  Fall 2013 Staff Senate Meetings & Speakers

    Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 3:27 PM

    The Staff Senate meets at 11 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month. All SCU Staff are welcome to attend!

    Here are the meetings for the rest of the Fall quarter, along with guests scheduled to speak at those meetings:

    • November 21 @ Donohoe Alumni House - Carol Ann Gittens (Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences) (Chair of the Child Care Task Force)
    • December 19 @ Location t.b.a. - Aldo Billingslea (Assocate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion)
  •  Thanks for Making the Staff Faire a Success!

    Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 3:19 PM

    Thank you to all SCU Staff for attending the Staff Faire on Wednesday, September 11th! It was a rousing start to the new academic year! The Staff Senate would like to thank all persons and organizations who generously donated prizes for the opportunity drawings. Congratulations to all the winners!

    We'd especially like to thank Henry Gucho (University Operations and Staff Senate Chair of Special Events) and Marissa Pimentel (University Operations) for all of their hard work in preparing, organizing, and putting on this special event!

    Our thanks also go to all the departments and groups who tabled at the Staff Faire. As you know, there is a competition for the best decorated table. This year's competition was won by Alumni Relations! The lucky recipients were awarded that most prized honor: The Tacky Trophy!

    Next year's Staff Faire will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Plan ahead!

    Behold the glorious beauteousness of the Tacky Trophy!
  •  Your 2013-2014 Staff Senate Representatives

    Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    The Staff Senate welcomes you back to the 2013-2014 academic year! Here is a list of the staff senate representatives for this academic year. The list can also be found on the Staff Senate's website.

    N.B. Not all Staff representation groups have a representative! This is because no staff members from those groups accepeted a nomination to serve in the most recent Staff Senate election. The next Staff Senate election will be in Spring 2014.

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