Santa Clara University

Office of the President

President's Updates

  •  Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

    The recent tragic shootings at Oikos University and the violence last year at San Jose State University have brought great grief. Yesterday SCU commemorated the victims of Virginia Tech with the poignant tribute by Erik Ehn, “What a Stranger May Know.”  The senseless loss of life at these campuses reminds us of the need to renew the University’s commitment to prepare as best we can for emergency situations.  We are refining the crisis communication process on campus, and I need your assistance. I want to remind each of you to please sign up for the SCU Campus Alert Notification System or to update your contact information if you are already enrolled.  SCU Campus Alert is the primary means by which you will be notified in the event of an emergency that affects the campus and surrounding area.

    To enroll or update contact information in SCU Campus Alert, log in to eCampus, select "HR Self-Service" from "My Menu", and click the "SCU Campus Alert Information" link.

    The most recent events of violence stress the importance of the University’s ability to notify the campus community and respond rapidly to emergency situations. Please take the time to register with SCU Campus Alert so that we can help ensure the safety and security of everyone on campus.

  •  Monday, Apr. 16, 2012

    What's Ahead on My Calendar

    • April 19 - 49ers Stadium Groundbreaking
    • April 20 - Inauguration of Dr. Qayoumi as President of San Jose State University
    • April 22 - Bergin Society Mass and Brunch
    • April 23 - Annual Media Relations Luncheon
    • April 25 - DeNardo Lecture with Abraham Verghese, M.D.
    • April 26 - Bronco Bench Golf Tournament in LA
    • April 28 - 50th Anniversary of Women Luncheon
    • April 28 - Alumni Anniversary Awards Mass and Dinner
    • May 4 - JST Board of Directors Meeting
    • May 9 - Military Science President's Awards
    • May 19 - Law School Commencement
    • May 19 - JST Commencement
  •  Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012

    On Monday, March 19, the University community will celebrate Founder's Day with Mass at 12:05 in the Mission Church. Traditionally, Santa Clara commemorates March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph, as the day in 1851 when John Nobili, S.J., took possession of Mission Santa Clara as a Jesuit parish and future educational enterprise. Fr. Nobili, our first president, opened the doors to Santa Clara College in May of that same year.

    Please join us for our liturgical celebration in the Mission Church, with Michael Zampelli, S.J. presiding. To acknowledge our rich heritage, we will debut a special recording of liturgical music composed by Angelo Affranchino, S.J. (1834-1879), early faculty member at Santa Clara College. The music was recorded in 2012 by the SCU Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Ryan Brandau. 

  •  Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012

    What's Ahead on My Calendar

    • March 14 - The Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize event
    • March 15 - Board of Fellows Meeting
    • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
    • March 17 - Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Dinner in LA
    • March 19- Founder's Day
    • March 22 - LA Santa Claran of the Year in LA
    • April 5-7 - Easter Triduum
    • April 6-14 - Passover
    • April 8 - Easter
    • April 14-15 Preview Days
  •  Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012

    On March 7, three Santa Clara University students participated in the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Student Day in the Capitol in Sacramento to speak out on the Governor's proposed Cal Grant cuts. They joined over 500 students and representatives from other independent, non-profit colleges and universities throughout California who shared their stories with legislators and thanked them for their support of the Cal Grant program.

    Senior Gustavo Magana Jr. and juniors Gerardo Cortez and Leesa Riviere met with assemblymembers and senators throughout the day and delivered a strong, personal message about the difference the Cal Grant program has made in their education. Among the legislators they met were Assemblymembers Paul Fong, Bob Wieckowski, and Bill Berryhill, and Senators Elaine Alquist, Curran Price, and Anthony Cannella. As part of the planned event, Gustavo addressed a group in front of the Capitol building and gave interviews with several television and radio stations.

    That same day, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee voted against the Governor's proposal to cut the Cal Grant maximum award by 44%.  The proposal now goes to the State Senate, scheduled for April 19. I thank our students for representing Santa Clara in this important effort to retain Cal Grant funding for independent, non-profit institutions like ours.

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