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  •  Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012

    Dear Members of the Santa Clara University Community,

    I invite you to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 12:00 pm. in the Mission Church. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a centuries-old tradition in Jesuit colleges and universities. It is our community-wide celebration of the new academic year when we call on the Spirit of God to inspire all our works, activities and studies. This is a unique opportunity for all groups within the Santa Clara community to gather as one academic family seeking wisdom and truth. 

    Following the Mass all are invited to a picnic lunch on the St. Ignatius Lawn.

    To enable the campus community to attend the Mass, classes will not meet between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.on October 3. Classes that usually meet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. will be canceled. Classes scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. will instead begin at 1:15 p.m. Please note that classes in the School of Law and the Jesuit School of Theology will meet as scheduled and will not be canceled.

    Wishing you many blessings of the Holy Spirit as together we embark on this new year, 

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.
    President

  •  Friday, Sep. 7, 2012

    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    I invite you to attend our first event welcoming in the new academic year. Convocation for the 2012-2013 academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the annual program to launch the new academic year. I look forward to welcoming you at the event.

    Sincerely,

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.
    President

  •  Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

    31 August 2012

    Dear Members of the Santa Clara University Community,

    The upcoming presidential election is a very significant one for our futures, for our country, and the world.  Voting is perhaps the most important responsibility of being an engaged citizen.  If you have not already registered to vote, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

    Deadlines for registering to vote are fast approaching.  The California deadline is October 22, 2012.  If you are a permanent resident of another state you may choose to register to vote in that state.  The website below provides state-by-state registration deadlines and convenient links for registering to vote on-line and for requesting absentee ballots -- http://www.longdistancevoter.org/voter_registration_deadlines?gclid=CK2KnbSn-pUCFQsQagod4l7cFQ#.UEDp0UK_N8E

    Thank you for your part in being an engaged citizen.

    Sincerely,

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.
    President

  •  Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012

    Dear Members of the Santa Clara University Community,

    Tuesday, July 31, marks the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order. As is our tradition at Santa Clara, we shall celebrate the feast day with a liturgy at 11:30 a.m. in the Mission Church, followed immediately with a picnic lunch on the St. Ignatius Lawn between Kenna and Walsh Halls.

    Ignatius' unique gift to the Society of Jesus and to the Church was his spirituality that invites women and men to integrate learning into a life of faith. Through education, he sought to build better communities for the greater glory of God, with a mission of love, justice and a special concern for the poor, the sick and the hungry. My hope is that our prayer on his feast day lead us to see God, our world, our work, and ourselves in a new way.

    Please mark you calendars to gather together on Tuesday, July 31 and celebrate our Ignatian roots.

    Sincerely,

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.
    President

  •  Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2012

    Union Negotiations Update

    Dear Members of the Santa Clara University Community,

     

    I am pleased to report that the University and SEIU Local 2007, the Union representing 59 of the University facilities employees, have reached an agreement. I wish to thank the workers, the University negotiating team, and all who assisted in the bargaining sessions.  Throughout the process, all worked towards a resolution that served in the best interest of all parties.  These negotiations have once again reminded me that we are a community that respects the dignity of all and the contributions of our valued colleagues. The end result is an agreement that honors the University's commitment to providing employees health care and other benefits, and for that I am grateful.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.
    President

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