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Faculty and Staff Involvement Opportunities

FACULTY & STAFF INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Fall 2022

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education provides ways for SCU faculty, staff, and administrators to deepen their understanding of SCU’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, to make it their own, and to discover and experience some of the many faces of Ignatian spirituality.

 

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    LUNCHTIME EXAMEN | 15 Minutes of Pause, Together

    Join SCU's Division of Mission and Ministry for a weekly 15-minute Lunchtime Examen every Thursday. The Examen was created by St. Ignatius of Loyola as a technique of mindful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect the presence and invitation of the Divine. Gratitude is the essential component of the Examen. A team of faculty, staff, and students will take turns leading the Examen each Thursday over Zoom. The team hopes to provide a calm, welcoming presence as we journey together in community through the Examen. We hope students, faculty, and staff from any religious, secular, or spiritual identity feel supported and welcomed in this experience.

    Thursdays  |  12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LUNCHTIME EXAMEN HERE

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    FINDING GOD IN GOOGLEVILLE | October 19 Bannan Forum Event

    Join the Bannan Forum for a panel highlighting the work of Santa Clara faculty to explore the role of religious communities, faith-based organizations, and individuals in addressing questions of justice, housing, and the creation of flourishing local communities. Lunch is provided.

    October 19  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Nobili Dining Hall

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

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    SEARCH FOR WHAT MATTERS | 2022-23 Speaker Series

    This quarterly luncheon speaker series provides a space on campus for the discussion of core values and experiences among faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  One faculty member, one staff member, and one Jesuit faculty/staff member are invited each year to respond to the single question: "What matters to me and why?"

    Registration Coming Soon

    SEE OUR 2022-23 SPEAKERS HERE

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    FACULTY SEMINAR | Fall 2022

    The Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum offers this faculty seminar to explore the Catholic intellectual tradition (CIT) and its relationship to scholarship, service, and teaching. The seminar will deepen faculty’s knowledge and engagement with Santa Clara’s Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition as a reference point and resource for their work. In addition, faculty will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between faith, reason, and culture in contemporary society. 

    Seminar registration for Fall 2022 is now open to Faculty.

    REGISTER HERE FOR FALL 2022

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    IGNATIAN TAPAS

    Ignatian Tapas is a quarterly free lunch open to all faculty, staff, and administration who are seeking deeper formation in Jesuit values and Ignatian Spirituality. We hope people from any religious, secular, or spiritual identity feel supported and welcomed! Please contact Tony Cortese (acortese@scu.edu) if you have any questions.

    October 5  |  12:00 Noon-1:00 PM  |  Nobili Dining Room

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

  • Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center
    IGNATIAN NOURISHMENT | Faculty & Staff Retreat

    December 13 - 15, 2022  |  Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz
    Spend 2 nights at Villa Maria del Mar, an oceanfront retreat center in Santa Cruz. There will be plenty of time for rest, silence, and renewal as we take a gentle journey into the heart of our university: Ignatian Spirituality. We hope faculty and staff from any religious, secular, or spiritual identity feel supported and welcomed in this experience. 

    Registration Coming Soon

    LEARN MORE HERE

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    SENSIBLE | A Down-to-Earth Spiritual Exercises Program

    The themes for this Fall's Sensible is "Spiritual Exercises: Inner Peace in Divine Love." This retreat in everyday life provides SCU staff and faculty an opportunity to experience the dynamics and graces of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola through individual prayer and reflection as well as communal spiritual conversation. 

    Fall Registration is now open.

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR SENSIBLE 

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    BANNAN FORUM | Mission Integration Grants

    The Ignatian Center's Bannan Forum awards grants to faculty and staff to support deeper integration of the mission and tradition of Santa Clara University into their teaching, research, or programs. In addition, the grants seek to promote and make accessible the comprehensive humanism of the Jesuit intellectual heritage, bringing it to bear on contemporary global realities, and to encourage intellectual discourse among faculty, staff, and students. Projects can take various forms, such as curriculum and course development; research and writing; and mission-based programming and initiatives targeted at students, faculty, staff, and/or the wider community. Proposals that are interdisciplinary or draw members from more than one unit on campus are particularly encouraged.

    Applications are open and due December 16, 2022.

    LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

If you would like to explore how Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality can be incorporated into your course or student programming, please contact the Ignatian Center.