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April 1, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 6
Santa Clara University

Campus News Updates

Eleven receive tenure 

Michael Carrasco

This academic year’s tenure decisions have been announced.

Eleven SCU faculty members received tenure: six men and five women.

“They are outstanding teaching scholars who have and will continue to contribute significantly to the excellence of the Jesuit education we offer our students,” said President Paul Locatelli, S.J., in announcing the decisions.

Susan de la Paz
S. De La Paz 

These faculty members have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor:
Michael Carrasco, chemistry
Susan De La Paz, education
Catherine Murphy, religious studies
Susan Parker, accounting
Charles Raphael, communication
Sunwolf, communication
Juan Velasco, English and modern languages
Michael Zampelli, S.J., theater and dance
Nicholas Tran
N. Tran 

These faculty have been granted tenure:

Linda Garber, English, and Women's and Gender Studies Program
Bradley Joondeph, law
Nicholas Tran, mathematics and computer science

In addition, Gregory Baker, departments of economics and management, has been promoted to full professor.


Alumni seek volunteers to build houses

There are volunteer openings available for the Alumni Association's service project with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided. The exact location of this project and other details about the event will be e-mailed to all confirmed volunteers.


The project will consist of painting, landscaping, gardening, and doing odd jobs at sites for low-income homeowners.
Co-sponsoring the service project on April 24 with the Alumni Association is the SCU Real Estate Network (SCU_REN). This new organization provides training for students, alumni and the business community, where they can develop educational programs, network and work on housing issues. In its commitment to local communities, SCU_REN also raises money and recruits volunteers for local housing assistance programs.


The project will consist of painting, landscaping, gardening, and odd jobs (replacing doors or windows, weatherstripping, etc.) at sites for low-income homeowners and/or non-profit organizations. Persons of all skill levels are welcomed. Volunteers must be over age 13 (freshman in high school); those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or relative.


For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Mary Modeste Smoker '81 or Br. Jim Siwicki, S.J. in the Alumni Office. Smoker may be reached at 408-554-5120 or Siwicki may be reached at 408-554-5004 or You may also sign up as a volunteer and get more info about SCU_REN from Amy Pruitt MBA '05 at 408-499-9998 or


Bannan Center grant application deadline is May 1

The Bannan Center for Jesuit Education offers two categories of grants for faculty, staff, and students for the 2004-05 school year:

  • Bannan Grants - to explore the implications of Ignatian and Jesuit spirituality in the ongoing life of the contemporary university.
  • Dialog and Design Grants- to support the development of scholarship focused on efforts central to the Jesuit mission and identity of Santa Clara University. Meant to encourage early and creative collaborative scholarly efforts by faculty.

Grants are given in amounts up to $5,000. The application deadline is May 1. For full grant guidelines and samples of previously funded proposals go to:
Proposals should be mailed to William Spohn,
Bannan Center, Sobrato Hall Room 34.


IT says beware of virus-infected e-mail

E-mails purporting to be from "," "," "The team," or other similar address reporting a system outage or that your account will be deleted for inappropriate use are viruses.   They were not sent by Information Technology nor by Santa Clara University.


IT's warning: Do not open the messages. Delete and empty from your mailbox.


If you did open the attachmentcontained in this message and your anti-virus software is up-to-date, your system should be fine. Otherwise, contact I.T. at x5700 immediately for assistance.


These messages are very common right now. If you are particularly concerned about a specific message, one that contains a virus or one that you suspect may, please feel free to forward it as an attachment to IT will evaluate it to see if there is any cause for concern.


Information Technology does periodically send campus wide messages with information about the systems, network or e-mail.   However, when such messages are sent, they come from e-mail accounts that can be verified within the GroupWise address book and the information is also posted on the IT website at


IT never sends executable attachments with their announcements. More information about these and other viruses is available at:



Did you complete the IT Survey?


Also, In order to assist Information Technology in determining the technology needs of the campus for the PC Replacement Program, faculty and staff have been asked to complete a short online survey. The survey takes approximately two minutes to complete.


The survey opened for March 19 and continues through April 9.


Here is the on-line survey:

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