Home Solar Information Session
10/5: 4pm-5pm & 10/6: 12pm-1pm | Forbes Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126
University Operations and the Office of Sustainability are initiating a group-purchase of home photovoltaic installations to help facilitate a culture of sustainability at home—increasing our reliance on renewable energy—for SCU employees, students, and alumni. A home solar advocate will be on campus to share information about this opportunity. He will share information about the various kinds of equipment, changes to the industry, net metering, local rebates, and will provide general advice for homeowners. Please RSVP at least 24 hours before the event you plan to attend. For those who want specific information about how solar power can benefit you, bring a copy of your latest utility bill.
Prashant Olalekar, S.J. from Mumbai Arrives on Campus for Two-Week Residency
September 28th-October 12th
Fr. Olalekar, a peace advocate, is founder of InterPlay India and will be at the Santa Clara Campus on September 28th-October 12th. His work focuses on the rights of women, the poor, the differently-abled and the marginalized. Read more.
Green Careers for All Majors
10/11: 6-8 pm | Forbes Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126
Listen to a panel of alumni with diverse majors share the variety of career opportunities with environmentally responsible organizations. Learn about work in cleantech, green business, renewable energy, and environmental conservation in industry, government, and non-profit. The program includes a formal panel followed by a networking reception where you can get all your questions answered and meet the panelists and other alumni and students. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the Alumni Association.
“Foragers, Farmers, Missionaries and Traders: Cultural and Environmental Change on the Fringe of the Kalahari Desert”
10/12: 5 PM - 6 PM | Kennedy Commons
Dr. David Cohen will address the cultural dynamics of contact and changing socio-economic landscapes between San-speaking foragers, ancestral Bakgalagadi and Tswana farmers, and European missionaries and traders in southeastern Botswana on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert, c. 800-100 years ago. Archaeological materials and historic sources inform on the persistence of identities, the development of economic relationships, and environmental change in a microcosm representative of southern Africa’s global entanglements. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
3rd Annual Bay Area Leadership & Social Justice Conference
10/16, 9am-5pm | University of California, Berkeley
U.C. Berkeley, in partnership with Sonoma State University, Saint Mary’s College of California, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Dominican University of California, Notre Dame de Namur University, and Stanford University will host the 3rd annual Leadership & Social Justice Conference. This conference seeks to network and empower college students from across the Bay Area to learn skills and understand issues to create positive social change on their campuses and in their communities. Registration is free for SCU students (deadline is October 10). The Ignatian Center will cover registration fees for all SCU students that attend the conference. Want to carpool or have questions? Please e-mail Valerie Sarma firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tech Awards Nexus Conference
10/19, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm | Locatelli Student Activities Center
This all-day public conference will look at the secrets to successful entrepreneurship and ways to expand organizations that serve those living in poverty around the world. Themes will cover business concepts, international policy, finance and venture capital, and social justice, among others. Register here.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Sign Up
The Ignatian Center partners with the Catalán Family Farm to offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes to the SCU community and surrounding neighbors. Boxes of seasonal, fresh produce grown on the farm in Hollister or by partnering farmers in the region are delivered to campus every other Wednesday and cost $24 a box. Learn more about the CSA program: view a slide show of the farm, see an article about the farmers, and download the subscription form with delivery dates for the remainder of the fall 2011 season.