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Faculty and Staff Involvement Opportunities


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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    BANNAN FORUM | 2020-2021 Mission Integration Grants

    The Bannan Forum awards grants for research, teaching, and university initiatives that engage issues of contemporary significance within the Catholic intellectual tradition and extend the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU as a transformative social force. For 2020-21, we are offering two grants - Bannan Forum Mission Integration Grants and Bannan Forum Dialog & Design Grants.

    - Applications must be submitted by November 13, 2020 (receipt will be acknowledged)
    - Grant recipients will be notified by December 11, 2020
    - Grant award funds become available January 1, 2021


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    SPIRITUAL SIPS | Happy Hour with the Jesuits

    This is an opportunity to unwind at the end of the day with fellow faculty and staff, the Jesuits here at SCU, and a beverage of your choice. This particular evening will feature Fr. Bill Rewak, SJ, former President and Chancellor Emeritus of SCU, gifted writer and poet, and the kindest human you will ever meet.

    DATE: Wednesday, October 28
    TIME: 4:00-5:00 PM

    Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email


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    MISSION MONDAYS | Virtual Program

    This bi-weekly email series serves as an opportunity to connect with and celebrate the mission and tradition that unites our campus and the wider Jesuit network. Whether in times of crisis or in everyday situations, a deep engagement with the Jesuit mission shapes our actions and underpins our transformative vision of higher education. The mission of our institution also binds us together as we educate global citizens of conscience, competence, and compassion.  


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    SEARCH FOR WHAT MATTERS | Virtual Program

    This popular, in-person luncheon speaker series provides a space for the discussion of core values and experiences among SCU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. With SCU's ongoing social distancing requirements, we have continued to offer this program virtually, through regularly scheduled emails. While we can’t recreate the environment of the Williman Room during lunch, this reimagined format has proven to be a fun way to connect with members of our SCU community. 


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    SENSIBLE | A Down-to-Earth Spiritual Exercises Program

    This quarterly spirtual program is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and is designed for SCU Faculty and Staff, keeping their very full schedules in mind. Sensible is an easy-to-use, gently guided, and extremely sensible way to dip your spiritual toes into the vast waters of Ignatian Spirituality. The program includes one info session, one spiritual exercise per week, and four group sharing sessions over the course of the quarter.

    The Fall Session is now closed. Registration for the Winter 2021 program will open the first week of December. 



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    IGNATIAN DNA | Foundations in Our Ignatian Tradition

    This four-part series introduces faculty and staff to the basic history and concepts of the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of Santa Clara University. Participants meet to discuss readings with a cohort of other faculty and staff members as a means to illuminate and activate the Ignatian tradition in their work. Sessions focus on the history of the Jesuits and Jesuit education, core concepts of Jesuit education, the intellectual and spiritual tradition, and justice in the Ignatian tradition.

    The Fall Session is now closed. Registration for future sessions coming soon.