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  •  USF/SCU Fitness Challenge!

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 8:02 PM

    In the inaugural USF vs. SCU Fitness & Wellness Challenge, faculty and staff from USF and Santa Clara will ‘compete’ to see which university is the most active during the month of February.

    Being active in this challenge can mean anything from doing 15 minutes of gardening on the weekend, walking or running over your lunch break, taking a yoga or healthy cooking class, participating in a race - and everything in between!

    SO whether you are a die-hard exerciser who already works out at the Malley Fitness Center or your local gym every day, or you just love taking a stroll in the park and having a good stretch, EVERY MINUTE COUNTS in helping SCU win this fun and healthy challenge.

    Log in here:


    For every 5 hours logged, your name will be entered in a faculty/staff raffle for water bottles, t-shirts, lanyards, and reusable bags! The top three SCU faculty/staff participants who log the most minutes during February will win a lunch at Adobe in addition to another prize.

    • 1st place: $40 gift card and Campus Recreation bag
    • 2nd place: $30 gift card and Campus Recreation bag
    • 3rd place: $20 gift card and Campus Recreation bag

    NEW Prize for the Top 12 Finishers!

    A ticket for you and a guest to attend an SCU Baseball Game in the Suite at Schott Stadium. Thank you Athletic Department for donating a great prize for this event!

  •  Staff Profile: Jennifer Nutefall

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 7:44 PM

    Name: Jennifer Nutefall

    Department: University Library

    Title: University Librarian

    Length of SCU Employment: 7 months

    Born and raised: Buffalo, NY

    Lived in:

    • Syracuse, NY
    • Rochester, NY
    • Washington, DC
    • Corvalis, OR


    • Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University
    • Master of Library Science from Syracuse University
    • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University

    Family (all currently living in Rochester, NY):

    • Daniel and Kathryn (parents)
    • Kimberly and Tom (sister and brother-in-law)
    • Molly and Liam (niece and nephew)
    • Daniel (brother)

    Most Meaningful Achievement:

    The professional achievement that I am most proud of is the ongoing partnership and collaboration that was established between librarians and first-year writing faculty at George Washington University. The partnership facilitates effective integration of information literacy into the curriculum. Faculty and librarians are encouraged to collaborate on all stages of the course including choosing course texts, devising effective research assignments, and planning and teaching information literacy sessions. The course is required of all incoming first-year students and therefore librarians see every first-year student at least twice over the course of a semester. By using assessment data, we advocated for and received four new librarian positions specifically to support this partnership. The partnership was established in 2003 and continues today.

    Why I Came to SCU:

    I came to Santa Clara because the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person matches my personal philosophy for higher education. I believe strongly in community-based learning and the impact it can have on students and the community.

    Previous Employers:

    • Oregon State University
    • George Washington University
    • State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport

    In 5 Years I Plan to Be:

    I will still be at Santa Clara University and look forward to establishing new partnerships and collaborations across campus.

    Favorite Books/Series:

    When I have the opportunity to read for fun, my favorite author is Nora Roberts. Most recently I finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Leading Change by John Kotter.

    In My Spare Time:

    I exercise regularly and take spin and kickboxing classes. My hobby is nature photography.

    Personal Philosophy:

    My core work values are honesty, trust, and open-mindedness.

  •  Congratulations to the SCU Mighty Bronco Team who supported the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 7:26 PM

    A diverse team comprised of over 70 members: Students, Faculty and Staff members. The Co-captains were: Matt Katawicz, freshmen student; Channing McCabe, Senior Administrative Assistant and Linda Jocewicz, EEO Coordinator. As a team they raised $8,721.00 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 

    We walked…to honor and remember those we have lost. We walked…to share our story of living with Alzheimer’s and to join together to raise awareness and funds. We walked… so future generations won’t have to face Alzheimer’s. We walked…because we the power to make a difference and fight back.

    Thank you to everyone who supported and contributed to a walker
    Mark your calendars, next year’s walk will be on October 12th!
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