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Heroes Among Us

Happy Nurses Week! In honor of National Nurses Week, which starts May 6, we celebrate nurses and all first responders. Sonia Suri ’13 is one of the courageous workers on the frontlines. Until recently, she was a nurse focusing exclusively on mother-baby care. Now she spends some of her days in the ICU. Sonia says it’s easy to become disillusioned; the only way to push forward is through optimism. Read her story »

Are you or a Bronco you know working on the coronavirus frontlines? Share your story and help us celebrate the brave and giving alumni among us.


Ways to Help

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Support a Bronco Business

Alumni-owned small businesses—like The Hut—need our help in these uncertain times, so we’re compiling a list of Bronco-owned and affiliated businesses to help meet your essential or takeout needs. Please show your Bronco pride by supporting these enterprises. Do you know of a shop or restaurant we missed? Add it to the growing list »

How to Help When Takeout Isn’t an Option

We all have key service providers in our lives—the individuals who cut our hair, trim our lawns, clean our homes, and watch our children. But how can we support them in the midst of a pandemic? What can we do when ordering takeout isn’t an option? Markkula Center for Applied Ethics senior director Ann Skeet shares her thoughts »


Virtual Event

May 6: Creating a Safe Space

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


Vintage in the Making

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A Drop of History

Did you know the first vintage of wine produced in Santa Clara Valley came from Mission Santa Clara? The spirit of that tradition continues through the Mission Wine Collection. Enjoy a bottle (or more) in support of alumni-connected wineries »

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Fire and Wine

As grape growers face climate-change-fueled wildfires and increasingly hotter temperatures, what’s next for the wine industry remains murky. Despite the challenges, growers say hope remains. Find out more »

A Legacy of Winemaking

When he established the Society of Jesus in 1540, St. Ignatius told early Jesuits to go out and “find God in all things.” Heeding that advice, the Jesuit founders at Santa Clara University discovered Him in grapes. Read the story »


Spiritual Growth and Wellness

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Where is Hope?

As we enter another month of pandemic, Alumni Jesuit liaison Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69 reflects on the importance of hope in our collective road to recovery. “The virtue of hope, exactly like faith, comes to us as a gift,” he notes. “For us, hope lies in realizing that we have the wherewithal to build a future for ourselves, our communities, and our world.”

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Tips to Cope with COVID-19

In these uncertain times, many of us are feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or scared. But, how do we effectively manage our emotions and promote wellness and resilience in ourselves? Professor of counseling psychology Dale Larson shares tips aimed at students, and that could help all of us.

Mindfulness, in Miniature

SCU psychology professor Shauna Shapiro produces mini mindfulness videos to help first-responders manage stress and anxiety during the pandemic. Tap into 3-minutes of calm »


University News

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Bridging the Distance

From the Forge Garden to check-ins with alumni on the frontlines like Sonia Suri ’13 (coming soon!), University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., explores facets of Santa Clara in an ongoing series of short videos that bridge the distance between the campus and all of us who carry SCU in our hearts. Subscribe and watch now »

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New Dean on Campus

Daniel Press will join SCU this July as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. As a leader with an ambitious sense of what’s possible, Dr. Press calls Santa Clara “an institution willing to imagine—and enact—bold innovations on behalf of its community.” Learn more about Dr. Press and his goals for SCU »

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When Pandemic Hits

Santa Clara has weathered its fair share of crises through the years. Each time the school has persevered, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and evolution. In 1918, the college endured another pandemic—the Spanish flu. It’s a story that gives hope for what comes next »

Two Campus Leaders Step Down

We bid farewell to two prominent members of our campus community. Caryn Beck-Dudley will step down as the dean of the Leavey School of Business to accept an appointment as President and CEO of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in June. In May, Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., will depart SCU to accept the role of president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California.


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 could help you lower your monthly mortgage payment by refinancing to near historically low rates. Now is the time to save! Visit us online to refinance your mortgage today!

 

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