President's Coffee Sessions
Please join me for the final two coffee sessions of the year. The sessions are opportunities to meet with me and and a small gathering of your colleagues in an informal setting with no specific agenda items. Whether you are new to Santa Clara or have been here for a while, attending a session is one way to bring a topic to the table for discussion. I welcome your ideas and encourage you to spend an hour in open conversation. Each session is held in the President's Dining Room in Adobe Lodge.
The sessions are:
- May 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Faculty session
- May 12, 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Staff session
If you would like to attend, please contact Anne McMahon in the President's Office.
Michael E. Engh, S.J.
What's Ahead on the President's Calendar
- May 2 - Leavey School of Business Scholars Dinner
- May 5 - Board of Fellows Meeting
- May 6 - JST Board of Director's Meeting
- May 7 - Pancreatic Cancer Walk
- May 9 - President's Coffee Session for Faculty
- May 11 - Military Science President's Awards
- May 12 - President's Coffee Session for Staff
- May 18 - Catala Club Social
- May 20 - Board of Regents Meeting
- May 21 - Law School Commencement
- May 21 - Jesuit School of Theology Commencement
Juan Diego Scholarship
We recently received the welcome news of the selection of the new Juan Diego Scholarship recipient who will receive the scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year and for the following years at Santa Clara.
The Juan Diego scholarship is a need-based scholarship funded by SCU to benefit students from Sacred Heart Parish in San Jose. As part of the criteria, a Sacred Heart Parish committee selects applicants based on their parish involvement and youth leadership. The Scholarship was established in 1998 by the late Father Mateo Sheedy, then pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, and Steve Privett, S.J., then provost of SCU and current president at USF.
Congratulations to the Juan Diego Scholarship recipients for this great honor. I also am grateful to the members of the Selection Committee, and I applaud the continued collaboration between the Sacred Heart Parish Community and the University that benefits so many people.
Easter and Passover
April 18, 2011
This week is Christianity's holiest of weeks, beginning with Palm Sunday, journeying through the Passion of Christ, and culminating in the Easter event of Christ's resurrection. The Christian faithful celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus as the New Passover. Just as the early followers of Jesus understood His death and rising in the context of their Jewish faith, so too do the Christian faithful of today recognize Christ as the new Paschal lamb offered for all people as a path from death to life.
At sundown tonight, Jews around the world begin the eight-day celebration of Passover, or Pesach, commemorating the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt and their liberation from slavery. Passover marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moses over 3000 years ago. It is a joyous time during which Jews celebrate both spiritual freedom and the physical liberation from slavery.
To honor this holy season, the University will be closed on Friday, April 22 (Good Friday). I invite you to take part in services at the Mission Church throughout the Paschal Triduum.
The Jewish and Christian faith traditions are united by the one true God, and in that tradition, I wish all our Jewish sisters and brothers a joyous Passover. To members of our Christian family, have a blessed Easter season, and I pray you experience new life in the Risen Lord. May we all share in the peace that comes from God.
Michael E. Engh, S.J.
What's Ahead on the President's Calendar: