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We Are Not Standing Still

As SCU resumes classes and looks toward the end of the academic year, University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., reminds us of the incredible resilience of the Santa Clara community. “We may be sheltering in place,” he says, “but we are not standing still.” Today, Fr. O’Brien will begin a new video series called “Bridging the Distance” that will feature glimpses of campus; brief interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni; and some spiritual reflections. Subscribe now »


Alumni News

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Go (Virtual) Broncos!

During these unprecedented times it’s more important than ever to stay connected. Now, you can stay engaged with your Bronco family from the comfort of your home. Read a book, participate in a daily prayer, or check in with a fellow alumnus one-to-one just to say hello. Whatever you choose, the Bronco network is here for you.

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Alumni Book Club

Looking for a few moments of escape, entertainment, and education? With more than 1,100 members, the Alumni Book Club has built a vibrant community of Bronco readers. Grab a copy of our next selection, A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, and join the conversation in a private online forum. Discussion continues through May. Sign up today »

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On the Frontlines

Nick Johnson ’05 is just one of the many medical professionals at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Based in hard-hit Seattle, Nick and his colleagues were among the first in the U.S. to confront the disease. Learn about his experience. Are you or a Bronco you know an essential worker in the coronavirus response? Share your story »

Thursdays Just Got Better

The world is changing rapidly, and so is SCU! Stay up-to-date on inspiring stories, cool quotes, informative events, and opportunities to survive and thrive during this crazy time with our all-new bulletin “Three Bullet Thursday.” Short and sweet. Starting this week. Check it out!


Virtual Events

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Easter in the Mission

Though we must remain apart, we can still come together to celebrate Easter in the Mission. Join University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., Dennis Smolarski, S.J. ’69, executive director of Campus Ministry, and members of the Jesuit community for a live streamed service Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. PDT »

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How to Deepen Your Faith

Join us for a free webinar edition of Spirituality Uncorked on April 15 from 7-8 p.m. PDT to discover ways to expand your spiritual life. Bobby Karle, S.J., MDiv ’21, SCU professors Sarita Tomayo-Moraga, Diane Dreher M.A. ’15, and Juan Velasco share tools and techniques to help you find a sense of calm amidst the chaos.

Creating a Safe Space

Learn to foster a safe and respectful environment wherever you are. Join director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Raymond Plaza on May 6 from 6-7 p.m. PDT for a thoughtful online workshop on what it means to be an ally and advocate to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + community.


Ways to Help

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Bronco Business Registry

To better support our Santa Clara family during this difficult time we are compiling a list of essential Bronco-owned businesses and those currently offering delivery or pick up services. The list will be updated regularly and shared on our website and social media channels. Recommend a business or add your own »

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Little Acts of Kindness

COVID-19 is deeply affecting our community as we confront the impact both medically and financially. We don’t have to be idle bystanders. As Assistant professor of computer engineering Maya Ackerman reminds us, simple acts of kindness can make a difference. Discover six ways to help »

Broncos Help Broncos Through Special Assistance Emergency Fund

The Bronco family was asked to help current SCU students in need during the COVID-19 crisis and rose to the call. Thanks to your support and previous gifts to this fund, SCU has already awarded special assistance emergency grants to 315 students, totaling $154,000. But, there are still 180 unmet requests and the number grows daily. If you can, please help our students through a gift to the SCU Student Emergency Assistance Fund »


Spiritual Growth and Service

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Finding God Now

In the last issue of Bronco Connect Alumni Jesuit liaison Art Liebscher, S.J., ’69 wrote about finding God in all things. Amidst the tragedy of the coronavirus, we may find ourselves asking “Where are you, Lord?” Fr. Art shares his thoughts on what it means to find God in the midst of a crisis »

Make the Most of Serving Others

To protect the health and safety of our communities, we have moved our April Month of Service to November. Look for new volunteer opportunities in the coming months. In the meantime, you can support your community from afar: call an elderly friend or family member, send a note to brighten someone’s day, or contact your local food bank to find ways to help.

Nurture Your Spiritual Side

When times are hard and the future is unknown, our faith often becomes a source of strength. Visit our Alumni Spiritual Opportunities webpage to discover ideas to support quiet contemplation, fellowship, and faith building during this unique time.


Alumni Benefits

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During these uncertain times, you can count on the power of the Santa Clara family. Take advantage of the Bronco network through Switchboard, our online engagement platform. Ask for what you need or offer what you have and discover a community of Broncos helping Broncos.

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University Credit Union is proud to be the official financial institution of Santa Clara University. SCU alumni are eligible for membership. Learn more about the products, services, and benefits University Credit Union has to offer.

 

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