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Week Seven is here and we hope you are enjoying virtual activities and focusing on your wellness. We hope that you are following us on Instagram Get Connected at SCU and Be Well Broncos! In this week's newsletter, we will give a snapshot of events happening this Sunday - Saturday, and we have a list of election support sessions happening this week before and after the election. In addition, we are diving into the Spiritual Wellness page on the new Get Connected website, and have events that focus on your spiritual wellness next week. 


Snapshot of Events Week Seven

There are many ways to get connected this week - this is ONLY a snapshot below there are so many events scheduled next week. Visit the Get Connected Events Calendar for the Zoom links or additional information about the event, registration, or theme. 

  • 11/1  Campus Recreation (CR) Regional Rocket League Tournament registration has started and ends 11/11 (social wellness) 
  • 11/2  Campus Ministry (CM) Misa en español: Día de los Muertos 9 - 10 p.m. (spiritual and social wellness) 
  • 11/3  Registered Student Organization (RSO) Active Minds: Men & Mental Health 7 - 8 p.m. (emotional & social wellness) 
  • 11/4  Campus Ministry (CM) Post-Election 2020 Day of Drop-in Prayer (spiritual & social wellness) 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. & OML & RRC: Post-Election Reflection Space 5 - 6:30 p.m. (spiritual & social wellness) 
  • 11/5 Registered Student Organization (RSO) Paper Flower Wreath 7 - 8 p.m. (social wellness)
  • 11/6 LSB: Leavey Black Business Association (LBBA) Game Night 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (social wellness) 
  • 11/7  Self-care Saturday is here - in addition to enjoying the spooky holiday and turning our clocks back - take some time for your-self - savor a cup of coffee, enjoy a movie, go for a walk, or journal. (emotional wellness) 
Do you have an event you would like to add to the Get Connected Google Calendar please complete this Google Form or email all the details or Live Whale information to getconnected@scu.edu

Election Support and Information

There are so many events to highlight this week to support you around the election - many different departments or clubs are offering events on the Get Connected Event Calendar:

  • Monday, November 2 there are two events the Cowell Health Center (CHC) & MCC BIPOC Your Table Talk, 5:30 - 7 p.m. & the Registered Student Organization (RSO) USAA will have one of three events for Election Healing Space, 6 - 7 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, November 3 Theater and Dance will have an Election Reflection 10 p.m. - midnight 
  • Wednesday, November 4 Campus Ministry (MC) is offering a drop-in prayer space from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. called the Post-Election 2020 Day of Prayer and the Office for Multicultural Learning (OML) and the Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) will offer a Post-Election Reflection Space 5 - 6:30 p.m. and Registered Student Organization (RSO) USAA Election Healing Space, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 5 the Registered Student Organization (RSO) USAA has its last Election Healing Space, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 12 the Difficult Dialogues series How Do Indigenous Lives Matter? (In honor of Native American Heritage Month) support for Native American and Indigenous students, faculty, and staff will be given  

In addition to the events above here is more information you can review now about the election: 

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics created a book called Voting with Ethics that you can download a copy from their website by clicking here

The library has put together this webpage with Election 2020 Resources, and the Center for Student Involvement has this webpage with many resources on voting. 

Please consider pledging with the Vote with Love Challenge

Join Campus Ministry in prayer by watching this YouTube video they shared in their newsletter last week or reading these words from Contemplation and Political Action: An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement

The Ignatian Center shared these resources in their newsletter this week - if you missed them there - check them out now:

We hope that you can take some time to vote & that time to reflect & process the election.


Spiritual Wellness

 

Spiritual Wellness is being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values, principles, morals, and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those principles to guide your actions.

Attributes that distinguish spiritual wellness 

  • Belief system
  • Hope and optimism
  • Purpose
  • Sense of belonging
  • Introspection and contemplation
  • Life satisfaction
  • Volunteer work

Jesuit Values that distinguish spirituality 

  • Finding God in all things
  • Cura Personalis, "Care of the Whole Person"
  • The Magis, "The More"
  • Being Women and Men with and for Others
  • Unity of Mind and Heart
  • Ad Marjorem Dei Gloriam, "For the greater glory of God"
  • Contemplatives in Action

Resources 

Everyone is welcome to participate in Campus Ministry programs. You might think that there's not a place for you because you're not Catholic, you identify as LGBTQ, or you have not felt a warm welcome in the religious tradition in which you were raised. There is a place for you at Campus Ministry - we hope you reach out to develop your Spiritual Wellness! Whether by getting connected with a Spiritual Life Community with other Broncos with a shared affinity, making time for mindfulness, joining a book club, or attending Sunday worship, there are lots of ways to get connected.

The Ignatian Center promotes and enhances the distinctively Jesuit, Catholic tradition of education at Santa Clara University, with a view to serving students, faculty, staff, and through them the larger community, both local and global. Ignatian Center programs provide a go-to resource for students, faculty, staff, and the community to discover Jesuit principles and make them their own. Participants learn first-hand how Ignatian wisdom can enrich lives, bridge differences, and catalyze meaningful change toward a more equitable, sustainable world. 

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Habits of Health 

  • Set limits on digital device use - set app restrictions or just unplug 
  • Create a daily ritual to spend time outside

Take Action 

  • Pick one action that helps you to stay spiritually healthy and schedule regular time to make this a practice 
  • Take time each day for mindfulness--prayer, meditation, or reflection
  • Unplug! Go on a walk and spend time contemplating nature
  • Join a faith-based Registered Student Organization (RSO) or Spiritual Life Community (SLC) small group to connect with the community
  • Find a mentor, spiritual director, or companion to check in with regularly
  • And always remember, according to the Dominican mystic Meister Eckhart, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." Be sure to take time to cultivate gratitude!

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As you take action be sure to tag #bewellbroncos and #getconnectedatscu. This will help to inspire the SCU Community on ways they can take action to improve their Spiritual Wellness. 


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Spiritual Wellness Events this Week

There are so many events to highlight that encompass spiritual wellness - all the details are in the new Get Connected Event Calendar:

  • Sundays there are two liturgies and evening prayer and praise - 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. 
  • Mondays there is a weekly special Spanish language mass this Monday's will be Día de los Muertos
  • RSO: Core Christian Fellowship Nightlife comes together Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. for a time of fellowship and spiritual growth through fun games or activities, worship, and a message from a guest speaker.
  • Tuesdays there are two meditation sessions 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. or when it works for you on IGTV
  • Wednesday post-election Campus Ministry will offer a Day of Prayer Drop-In Prayer 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

We hope that you can take some time this week to focus on your social wellness. Please tag #getconnectedatSCU and #bewellbroncos as you do. 


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Instagram and Hashtags

We have two new Instagram pages to follow Get Connected at SCU and Be Well Bronocs. In addition, we would like you to use these hashtags #getconnectedatscu & #bewellbroncos so that other students can learn from you how to get connected and engaged at SCU and wellness ideas to model Cura Personalis. 


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