Events

Upcoming events within the Ignatian Center.

"Economy and Security in the 21st Century" with Madeleine Albright
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    How can America retain its leadership role amidst rapid globalization? Is America truly the indispensable nation? How do domestic politics influence foreign policy?


    Cost: Yes
    Location: Mayer Theatre
#TWEET: Santa Clara University Choirs
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     Contemporary music technology, 16th century madrigals, and everything in between. The songs of birds serve as a starting place for an evening full of innovation from one of the original sources of musical inspiration. Combined with live audience feedback and interactive compositions, it’s a night where you'll want to make sure your smartphone is anything but off.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Mission Church
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Alumni Association Board of Director's Meeting
Alumni Association Board of Director's Meeting
An Evening with Andy Ackerman
  • Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Hear Andy Ackerman ’78 in conversation about directing and producing some of TV’s funniest and most beloved series, including Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.


    Cost: Yes
    Location: Mayer Theatre
Armchair Traveler Visits West Africa Today: Contemporary Village Life in Burkina Faso
  • Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Many of our conceptions of Africa are misconceptions. We seldom see what life is like on a day-to-day basis. The Western media routinely offers negative images of conflict, famine and disease. At the other extreme we encounter images of exotic tribal cultures and safari adventures. My experience living in West Africa has given me a different perspective. For nearly a decade, I have spent two months each year in Bereba, a remote village without electricity or running water, in the country of Burkina Faso. I am photographing the activities of daily life. The Friday Night series documents the weekly dance at a small outdoor club called Le Cotonnier, where villagers dance all night under the stars on a small patch of concrete. The Sur La Route series features portraits of farmers as they travel home at twilight along a dirt path that passes by the house where I live. I also photograph villagers at work in the local brick quarry, in the gold mines, in their fields and in the market.  Photographing as a member of the community, I strive to portray the strength and dignity that I see in my friends and neighbors, capturing the beauty and complexity of a simple village. In this class, I will share my experiences and images of life in Bereba and present a unique perspective on West Africa.

    Instructor: David Pace has been teaching photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. As Resident Director of Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in West Africa from 2009 – 2013, Pace spent ten weeks each fall in the small country of Burkina Faso, where he has been photographing annually since 2007. Pace received the 2011 Work-In-Process Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Daylight Magazine.  His work was included in the 2012 biennial Anthology at the Southeast Museum of Photography. He has had solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR; 511 Gallery in New York City; Corden/Potts Gallery in San Francisco; the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, OR; andthe World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Pace’s photographs of rural Africa have appeared in LensCulture, aCurator.com, Slate, Daylight Magazine, Lenscratch, Photo District News (PDN), The Atlantic Cities, View (Germany). His work has been featured on NPR’s The Picture Show and in the Art Photo Index (API).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 12, 19

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Many of our conceptions of Africa are misconceptions. We seldom see what life is like on a day-to-day basis. The Western media routinely offers negative images of conflict, famine and disease. At the other extreme we encounter images of exotic tribal cultures and safari adventures. My experience living in West Africa has given me a different perspective. For nearly a decade, I have spent two months each year in Bereba, a remote village without electricity or running water, in the country of Burkina Faso. I am photographing the activities of daily life. The Friday Night series documents the weekly dance at a small outdoor club called Le Cotonnier, where villagers dance all night under the stars on a small patch of concrete. The Sur La Route series features portraits of farmers as they travel home at twilight along a dirt path that passes by the house where I live. I also photograph villagers at work in the local brick quarry, in the gold mines, in their fields and in the market.  Photographing as a member of the community, I strive to portray the strength and dignity that I see in my friends and neighbors, capturing the beauty and complexity of a simple village. In this class, I will share my experiences and images of life in Bereba and present a unique perspective on West Africa.

    Instructor: David Pace has been teaching photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. As Resident Director of Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in West Africa from 2009 – 2013, Pace spent ten weeks each fall in the small country of Burkina Faso, where he has been photographing annually since 2007. Pace received the 2011 Work-In-Process Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Daylight Magazine.  His work was included in the 2012 biennial Anthology at the Southeast Museum of Photography. He has had solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR; 511 Gallery in New York City; Corden/Potts Gallery in San Francisco; the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, OR; andthe World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Pace’s photographs of rural Africa have appeared in LensCulture, aCurator.com, Slate, Daylight Magazine, Lenscratch, Photo District News (PDN), The Atlantic Cities, View (Germany). His work has been featured on NPR’s The Picture Show and in the Art Photo Index (API).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 12, 19

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
Ash Wednesday Tri-School Liturgy
Bad Girls of the Bible
  • Monday, Jan 5, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Hero and harlot, victor and victim, deviant and divine, revolutionary and repressed, courageous and catty – the stories of women in the Bible offer a treasure trove of intrigue and insight.  We will examine both famous and ignored “bad girls of the Bible” and unearth stories of resistance, creativity, and power.  Using feminist hermeneutics and a close reading of the biblical text, this course will explore the continuing impact these biblical women may have for subverting contemporary paradigms of oppression, domination and violence, and fostering new ways of seeing and being in the world.   

    Instructor: Diana Gibson is an Academic Year Annual Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Religious Studies Department.  She teaches classes on scripture, justice, liberation theology, feminism, and human suffering.  She is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and received her Doctorate of Ministry working with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Bannan Hall 142 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 142
  • Monday, Jan 12, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Hero and harlot, victor and victim, deviant and divine, revolutionary and repressed, courageous and catty – the stories of women in the Bible offer a treasure trove of intrigue and insight.  We will examine both famous and ignored “bad girls of the Bible” and unearth stories of resistance, creativity, and power.  Using feminist hermeneutics and a close reading of the biblical text, this course will explore the continuing impact these biblical women may have for subverting contemporary paradigms of oppression, domination and violence, and fostering new ways of seeing and being in the world.   

    Instructor: Diana Gibson is an Academic Year Annual Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Religious Studies Department.  She teaches classes on scripture, justice, liberation theology, feminism, and human suffering.  She is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and received her Doctorate of Ministry working with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Bannan Hall 142 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 142
  • Monday, Jan 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Hero and harlot, victor and victim, deviant and divine, revolutionary and repressed, courageous and catty – the stories of women in the Bible offer a treasure trove of intrigue and insight.  We will examine both famous and ignored “bad girls of the Bible” and unearth stories of resistance, creativity, and power.  Using feminist hermeneutics and a close reading of the biblical text, this course will explore the continuing impact these biblical women may have for subverting contemporary paradigms of oppression, domination and violence, and fostering new ways of seeing and being in the world.   

    Instructor: Diana Gibson is an Academic Year Annual Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Religious Studies Department.  She teaches classes on scripture, justice, liberation theology, feminism, and human suffering.  She is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and received her Doctorate of Ministry working with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Bannan Hall 142 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 142
  • Monday, Feb 2, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Hero and harlot, victor and victim, deviant and divine, revolutionary and repressed, courageous and catty – the stories of women in the Bible offer a treasure trove of intrigue and insight.  We will examine both famous and ignored “bad girls of the Bible” and unearth stories of resistance, creativity, and power.  Using feminist hermeneutics and a close reading of the biblical text, this course will explore the continuing impact these biblical women may have for subverting contemporary paradigms of oppression, domination and violence, and fostering new ways of seeing and being in the world.   

    Instructor: Diana Gibson is an Academic Year Annual Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Religious Studies Department.  She teaches classes on scripture, justice, liberation theology, feminism, and human suffering.  She is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and received her Doctorate of Ministry working with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Bannan Hall 142 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 142
  • Monday, Feb 9, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Hero and harlot, victor and victim, deviant and divine, revolutionary and repressed, courageous and catty – the stories of women in the Bible offer a treasure trove of intrigue and insight.  We will examine both famous and ignored “bad girls of the Bible” and unearth stories of resistance, creativity, and power.  Using feminist hermeneutics and a close reading of the biblical text, this course will explore the continuing impact these biblical women may have for subverting contemporary paradigms of oppression, domination and violence, and fostering new ways of seeing and being in the world.   

    Instructor: Diana Gibson is an Academic Year Annual Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Religious Studies Department.  She teaches classes on scripture, justice, liberation theology, feminism, and human suffering.  She is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and received her Doctorate of Ministry working with biblical theologian Walter Brueggemann.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Bannan Hall 142 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 142
Beautiful Gardens: Optional Field Trip
  • Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here 

    What makes gardens beautiful and memorable?  We'll begin by examining features such as fountains and hedges that help create a harmonious design.  We'll look at European and American gardens from the Renaissance up to today, both iconic examples and some less familiar, illustrated with historic views (prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs), as well as contemporary images.
    Our tour begins in Italy at Medici gardens in and outside of Florence, created in the late 16th century, then in Rome and its environs, including Villa d'Este at Tivoli, of grander, more ambitious designs.  A century later, we move to France to survey the brilliant landscapes created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV's many royal residences.  By the 18th century, innovative ideas in England open gardens to the surrounding landscape.  The 19th century witnessed the rise of smaller, domestic gardens and the emergence of urban parks.  By the end of that century, the new profession of landscape designer arose.  By the early 20th century, with ever-increasing ease of travel, wealthy Americans adapted iconic European gardens in such examples as Filoli and Villa Montalvo. 

    Recent garden designs have begun to address such issues as health, sustainability, and drought, through an expanded palette of plants.  Among the byways we will look at are sculpture gardens.  Art and gardens form a rich companionship.    

    Instructor: Betsy G. Fryberger was the McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, until her retirement in 2009 after some forty years at the museum. Among her favorite projects and publications was the 2003 exhibition catalogue The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, chosen by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books about gardens published that year.  This is Betsy’s first Osher course.

    Location: Tentative Filoli Garden   

    Cost: 25.00
Beautiful Gardens: Then and Now
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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    What makes gardens beautiful and memorable?  We'll begin by examining features such as fountains and hedges that help create a harmonious design.  We'll look at European and American gardens from the Renaissance up to today, both iconic examples and some less familiar, illustrated with historic views (prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs), as well as contemporary images.
    Our tour begins in Italy at Medici gardens in and outside of Florence, created in the late 16th century, then in Rome and its environs, including Villa d'Este at Tivoli, of grander, more ambitious designs.  A century later, we move to France to survey the brilliant landscapes created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV's many royal residences.  By the 18th century, innovative ideas in England open gardens to the surrounding landscape.  The 19th century witnessed the rise of smaller, domestic gardens and the emergence of urban parks.  By the end of that century, the new profession of landscape designer arose.  By the early 20th century, with ever-increasing ease of travel, wealthy Americans adapted iconic European gardens in such examples as Filoli and Villa Montalvo. 

    Recent garden designs have begun to address such issues as health, sustainability, and drought, through an expanded palette of plants.  Among the byways we will look at are sculpture gardens.  Art and gardens form a rich companionship.    

    Instructor: Betsy G. Fryberger was the McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, until her retirement in 2009 after some forty years at the museum. Among her favorite projects and publications was the 2003 exhibition catalogue The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, chosen by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books about gardens published that year.  This is Betsy’s first Osher course.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 26 and March 5, 12 

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    What makes gardens beautiful and memorable?  We'll begin by examining features such as fountains and hedges that help create a harmonious design.  We'll look at European and American gardens from the Renaissance up to today, both iconic examples and some less familiar, illustrated with historic views (prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs), as well as contemporary images.
    Our tour begins in Italy at Medici gardens in and outside of Florence, created in the late 16th century, then in Rome and its environs, including Villa d'Este at Tivoli, of grander, more ambitious designs.  A century later, we move to France to survey the brilliant landscapes created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV's many royal residences.  By the 18th century, innovative ideas in England open gardens to the surrounding landscape.  The 19th century witnessed the rise of smaller, domestic gardens and the emergence of urban parks.  By the end of that century, the new profession of landscape designer arose.  By the early 20th century, with ever-increasing ease of travel, wealthy Americans adapted iconic European gardens in such examples as Filoli and Villa Montalvo. 

    Recent garden designs have begun to address such issues as health, sustainability, and drought, through an expanded palette of plants.  Among the byways we will look at are sculpture gardens.  Art and gardens form a rich companionship.    

    Instructor: Betsy G. Fryberger was the McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, until her retirement in 2009 after some forty years at the museum. Among her favorite projects and publications was the 2003 exhibition catalogue The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, chosen by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books about gardens published that year.  This is Betsy’s first Osher course.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 26 and March 5, 12 

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    What makes gardens beautiful and memorable?  We'll begin by examining features such as fountains and hedges that help create a harmonious design.  We'll look at European and American gardens from the Renaissance up to today, both iconic examples and some less familiar, illustrated with historic views (prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs), as well as contemporary images.
    Our tour begins in Italy at Medici gardens in and outside of Florence, created in the late 16th century, then in Rome and its environs, including Villa d'Este at Tivoli, of grander, more ambitious designs.  A century later, we move to France to survey the brilliant landscapes created by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV's many royal residences.  By the 18th century, innovative ideas in England open gardens to the surrounding landscape.  The 19th century witnessed the rise of smaller, domestic gardens and the emergence of urban parks.  By the end of that century, the new profession of landscape designer arose.  By the early 20th century, with ever-increasing ease of travel, wealthy Americans adapted iconic European gardens in such examples as Filoli and Villa Montalvo. 

    Recent garden designs have begun to address such issues as health, sustainability, and drought, through an expanded palette of plants.  Among the byways we will look at are sculpture gardens.  Art and gardens form a rich companionship.    

    Instructor: Betsy G. Fryberger was the McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, until her retirement in 2009 after some forty years at the museum. Among her favorite projects and publications was the 2003 exhibition catalogue The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, chosen by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books about gardens published that year.  This is Betsy’s first Osher course.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 26 and March 5, 12 

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Book of the Quarter: We Need New Names
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Join the University Library in welcoming author NoViolet Bulaway, author of We Need New Names. Bulawayo will read excerpts from and discuss her book as well as take questions from faculty, staff and students.

    From the book jacket:

    A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

    Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

    But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her-from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee-while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.”

    All SCU students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

    This event is co-sponsored with Silicon Valley Reads, an annual community program engaging the public in reading, thinking and discussion.

     


    Location: Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room
Broncos @ Saint Mary's Men's Basketball Game
  • Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

     

    $30 PER PERSON

    Catch all the action as the Broncos take on the Gaels in Moraga! The Alumni Association and Santa Clara Athletics have secured a limited number of tickets for our East Bay Alumni. Buy yours today! Due to the proximity to the holidays, we will not be hosting a pre-game reception. We hope you will wear your Bronco red though - and share some pictures on the East Bay Chapter Facebook group!

     

    RSVP ONLINE

Broncos Go Social: Bon Appétite - A French Culinary Experience
  • Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    Learn the ins and outs of preparring the perfect French themed dinner! Alumni and guests will enjoy a hands-on cooking experience led by professionally trained chefs. After working in small groups to prepare a variety of appetizers, main courses, and dessert, guests will enjoy the fruits of their labor amongs fellow alumni and friends. Wine will also be paired with the meal.

    RSVP Today!


    Cost: $30
    Location:
         International Culinary Center
Bruno Ruviaro - Electronic Music
Buck Bannan Awards
Campus Tour - Friday
Campus Tour - Saturday
Careers for the Common Good Industry Panel
  • Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    A panel of alums and other professionals working in industries including social entrepreneurship, healthcare, corporate social responsibility, nonprofits and more will share their reflections and insights on their work and industry.  The panel will be followed by an informal networking hour.


    Location: Benson Center, California Mission Room
Chapter Workshop
Class of 1950 Reunion Lunch
Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner
Class of 1960 Reunion Dinner
Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Dinner
Class of 1965 Kickoff Dinner
Class of 1970 Reunion Party
Class of 1975 Reunion Party
Class of 1980 Reunion Party
Class of 1985 Reunion Party
Class of 1990 Reunion Party
Class of 1995 Reunion Party
Class of 2000 Reunion Party
Class of 2005 Reunion Party
Class of 2010 Reunion Party
Classical Electronic Music: Is There Such a Thing?
  • Friday, Jan 16, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Register Here

    The performance will be followed by a post-concert discussion.
     
    Is there such a thing as "classical electronic music"? What software would Mozart be using to compose music, if he was alive today? This course presents a gentle introduction to modern electroacoustic music.  Familiar terms such as melody, harmony, and rhythm are revisited and expanded under a new light.  Innovative and unconventional concepts such as acousmatic music and orchestra of loudspeakers will be introduced with plenty of musical examples.  Following the lecture, class participants are invited to a performance by the instructor, as a part of SCU’s “Faculty Recital Series.” A post-concert discussion will follow the performance.

    Instructor: Bruno Tucunduva Ruviaro is a Brazilian-born composer and performer from São Paulo.  Before joining the Santa Clara University faculty in the Fall of 2012, he was often found at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. He now lives in San Francisco and seems to enjoy riding Caltrain every day.  His main field of research is Music Composition, with an emphasis in Electronic Music. Related interests include: electronic music composition; laptop orchestras; live-electronics; acousmatic music; sampling and musical borrowing; and music and politics.

    A selection of Bruno's scores, recordings, and texts can be found at: www.brunoruviaro.com

    Short Course, Other Dates:  January 16 (Class) 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                    January 23 (Performance)  7:30 PM

    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Electronic Music Classroom

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Music and Dance Facility
         Electronic Music Classroom
  • Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Register Here

    The performance will be followed by a post-concert discussion.
     
    Is there such a thing as "classical electronic music"? What software would Mozart be using to compose music, if he was alive today? This course presents a gentle introduction to modern electroacoustic music.  Familiar terms such as melody, harmony, and rhythm are revisited and expanded under a new light.  Innovative and unconventional concepts such as acousmatic music and orchestra of loudspeakers will be introduced with plenty of musical examples.  Following the lecture, class participants are invited to a performance by the instructor, as a part of SCU’s “Faculty Recital Series.” A post-concert discussion will follow the performance.

    Instructor: Bruno Tucunduva Ruviaro is a Brazilian-born composer and performer from São Paulo.  Before joining the Santa Clara University faculty in the Fall of 2012, he was often found at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. He now lives in San Francisco and seems to enjoy riding Caltrain every day.  His main field of research is Music Composition, with an emphasis in Electronic Music. Related interests include: electronic music composition; laptop orchestras; live-electronics; acousmatic music; sampling and musical borrowing; and music and politics.

    A selection of Bruno's scores, recordings, and texts can be found at: www.brunoruviaro.com

    Short Course, Other Dates:  January 16 (Class) 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                    January 23 (Performance)  7:30 PM

    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Electronic Music Classroom

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Music and Dance Facility
         Electronic Music Classroom
Combined Choral Concert
Commencement Recital
CPSY X231:Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    CPSY X231:Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders
    Saturday, February 28, 9AM-5PM
    Rm. 136, $145
     

    Register for WInter »

     
     
     
     
     
     
    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
    Up to 20% of women experience mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period; many are undiagnosed and untreated.  The consequences of untreated maternal illness can include low birth weight and preterm labor, chronic depression and relapse, relationship discord, cognitive and developmental delays in the infant, childhood modd disturbance, and potentially suicide and infanticide.
     
    We will cover risk factors and prenatal and postpartum screening.  We will learn to differentiate between depression/anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, and psychosis as seen in pregnancy and postpartum period. Treatment modalities and specific techniques will be discussed as they relate to perinatal mood disorders, specifically: Interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and group therapy. Psychopharmacological treatment, in particular during pregnancy and nursing, will be reviewed. You will learn about resources available for pregnant and postpartum women and families. 
     
     
     
    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT has worked in the field of perinatal mood disorders for the past seventeen years. Dr. Indman has her Ed.D. from USF, and a M.A. in health psychology from Santa Clara University. Additionally, she trained as a family practice physician's assistant, and worked in family practice, women's health and health promotion. As Director of Women’s Health for Regroup Therapy, she’s involved with web based psychotherapy 
    and support groups. She is involved with several international organizations dedicated to perinatal mental health, and has been an invited participant on several federal grants on perinatal mood disorders. Dr. Indamn is co-author 
    of the book Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. (Moodswings Press: 2010) 

     


    Cost: $145
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 136
CPSY x660: Treating Sexual Desire Discrepancy
  • Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    CPSY x660: Treating Sexual Desire Discrepancy

    DATE: Friday, January 23rd &  Saturday, January 24 *Must register by January 14

    TIME: 9-3PM each day (lunch provided)

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 137

    WORKSHOP FEE: $288

     

     

     

    Course meets qualifications for 9.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. 

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Systemic and intrapsychic perspectives are provided as organizing frameworks for treating sexual desire discrepancy, with special attention to understanding the meaning underneath details of sexual behavior. The course emphasizes using sexual difficulties for psychological and emotional development. The course includes practical application (via case studies, role plays, and skill building exercises) for better learning, understanding and integration of this perspective into clinical practice. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

    • Describe the systemic concept of desire discrepancy within a couple.
    • List some common presentations of this clinical problem.
    • Recognize differences in the systemic relationship between desire discrepancy and other common relationship problems.
    • Compare the systemic nature of desire discrepancy to other more linear clinical approaches.
    • Formulate a systemic "big picture" description of the couple dynamics.
    • Demonstrate how to intervene in the couple system using this "big picture" to provide forward movement in the system.
    • Analyze family of origin, dyadic and intrapsychic issues displayed through the clients' sexual behavior. 

    TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians wishing to expand and update their expertise treating sexual desire discrepancy and other sexual difficulties. This 10-hour course will fulfill the BBS requirement for study of human sexuality.

    Level: Intermediate

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Monica Stone MFT maintains a full time private practice in Menlo Park where she treats couples and individuals and runs time limited women's sexuality groups. She has specialized in treating sexual issues since 1996, receiving her AASECT Sex Therapist Certification in 2001. 


    Cost: $288
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 138
CPSY x855: Aging and Relationships
  • Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
    CPSY x855 – Aging and Relationships
    TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Friday, February 6, 9AM-4:30PM and Saturday, February 7, 9AM – 1:15PM
    Rm. 160, $288
     

    Register for WInter »

     
     
     
     
     
     
    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
     
    As the population grays, we will see more and more people in the 60 plus age group. Is there anything unique about this population? Are there problems and issues specific to aging that are within the expertise of the counselor?
     
    Aging can be considered a continuum. On one end are the seriously distressed. Here clients may be concerned about memory gaps, disorientation, and general loss of function. This may include those who are dementing, depressed, or severely anxious. The counselor needs to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these disorders as well as the treatment opportunities.
     
    On the other end of the continuum are those who have been consciously successful at aging. Here are people who seem to be alive and present. They enjoy all aspects of their lives and continue to grow and make new memories. What are the values, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to this? These qualities are teachable and the counseling format may be the most appropriate context to teach them.
     
     
     
    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Hayes has had a dual career as a therapist and u teacher since 1966. After Spending three years working in State hospitals and five and one half years working for Santa Clara County Mental Health, he began his private practice. He continues his practice in Saratoga, working with individuals, couples and seniors.
     
    He has taught at a number of colleges and universities including San Jose State and, for thirty five years, at Santa Clara University. Even though he taught courses in Psychopathology and Clinical Assessment, his main interest has been Health Psychology.
     
    He spent twenty five years focusing on chronic illness and worked closely with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was able to bring this interest to Santa Clara University by starting the Master’s program in Health Psychology. From there it was an easy transition to his interest in Aging as a component of Health Psychology.
     
    For ten years now Dr. Hayes has led courses on Aging for the Center for Professional Development as well as giving talks and seminars at various hospitals in the area.
     
    From his beginnings as a Health Psychologist, Dr. Hayes has been interested in how individuals form the experience of themselves. Bodies evolve and change. Aging certainly involves physical and psychological change. Yet individuals continue to create and maintain an identity, often transforming these changes into consciousness and growth.
     
     

     


    Cost: $288
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 160
CPSY x932: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    CPSY x932– Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy
    This course is available as a 4 hour or 6 hour course.

    Saturday, March 14, 9-1:15PM, Rm. 160, $96
    OR
    Saturday, March 14, 9-4:30PM, Rm. 160, $168

    Register for WInter »

     
     
     
     
     
     
    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
     
    Tired of listening to someone spew information at you all day? This day-long interactive workshop will provide you with the information you need, but will also give you a chance to sharpen your own ethical decision-making skills at the same time. We will discuss issues of informed consent, confidentiality, reporting laws, client rights and counselor responsibilities, etc. The format will include case studies, brief presentations, discussion, and didactic exercises designed to help you explore your own values and ethical framework. This workshop is tailed specifically for MFT’s.
     
    INSTRUCTOR BIO
     
    A former Jesuit, Donald St. Louis specializes in the integration of psychology and theology and is active in counselor education in a variety of settings. He teaches courses in both the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries and Counseling Psychology.
    St. Louis completed his D.Min. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1986. He is the Founder and Director of The California Institute for Sexual Recovery in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in San Francisco and Santa Clara. A former Jesuit, St. Louis specializes in the integration of psychology and theology and is active in counselor education in a variety of settings. He teaches courses in both the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministries.

     

     

    Cost: $96/$168
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 160
Deadline for late registration/full refund/oral defense
Democracy in Crisis: Europe and the EU
  • Monday, Jan 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    In May 2014, EU parliamentary elections highlighted the chasm that has come to exist between European governments, the EU and the European public. This election brings up very big questions about democracy in Europe and the long-simmering popular backlash against the EU. This course on current European and EU politics will examine how European governments and EU government institutions work, with a focus on representation and democratic accountability in parliamentary government. We will discuss how well European political systems absorb and resolve recent challenges such as the Euro-crisis, immigration and disillusionment with the EU. Finally we will explore the consequences of a possible British exit from the EU.

    Instructor: Diana Morlang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at SCU. She teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics and the EU, American economic policy, and research methods. She also works as an undergraduate advisor in the Drahmann Advising Center on campus. Diana holds a B.S. in International Relations from UC Davis and a Ph. D. from Duke University in Political Science. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand 102

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Monday, Jan 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    In May 2014, EU parliamentary elections highlighted the chasm that has come to exist between European governments, the EU and the European public. This election brings up very big questions about democracy in Europe and the long-simmering popular backlash against the EU. This course on current European and EU politics will examine how European governments and EU government institutions work, with a focus on representation and democratic accountability in parliamentary government. We will discuss how well European political systems absorb and resolve recent challenges such as the Euro-crisis, immigration and disillusionment with the EU. Finally we will explore the consequences of a possible British exit from the EU.

    Instructor: Diana Morlang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at SCU. She teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics and the EU, American economic policy, and research methods. She also works as an undergraduate advisor in the Drahmann Advising Center on campus. Diana holds a B.S. in International Relations from UC Davis and a Ph. D. from Duke University in Political Science. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand 102

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Monday, Jan 26, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    In May 2014, EU parliamentary elections highlighted the chasm that has come to exist between European governments, the EU and the European public. This election brings up very big questions about democracy in Europe and the long-simmering popular backlash against the EU. This course on current European and EU politics will examine how European governments and EU government institutions work, with a focus on representation and democratic accountability in parliamentary government. We will discuss how well European political systems absorb and resolve recent challenges such as the Euro-crisis, immigration and disillusionment with the EU. Finally we will explore the consequences of a possible British exit from the EU.

    Instructor: Diana Morlang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at SCU. She teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics and the EU, American economic policy, and research methods. She also works as an undergraduate advisor in the Drahmann Advising Center on campus. Diana holds a B.S. in International Relations from UC Davis and a Ph. D. from Duke University in Political Science. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand 102

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Monday, Feb 2, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    In May 2014, EU parliamentary elections highlighted the chasm that has come to exist between European governments, the EU and the European public. This election brings up very big questions about democracy in Europe and the long-simmering popular backlash against the EU. This course on current European and EU politics will examine how European governments and EU government institutions work, with a focus on representation and democratic accountability in parliamentary government. We will discuss how well European political systems absorb and resolve recent challenges such as the Euro-crisis, immigration and disillusionment with the EU. Finally we will explore the consequences of a possible British exit from the EU.

    Instructor: Diana Morlang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at SCU. She teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics and the EU, American economic policy, and research methods. She also works as an undergraduate advisor in the Drahmann Advising Center on campus. Diana holds a B.S. in International Relations from UC Davis and a Ph. D. from Duke University in Political Science. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand 102

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Monday, Feb 9, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    In May 2014, EU parliamentary elections highlighted the chasm that has come to exist between European governments, the EU and the European public. This election brings up very big questions about democracy in Europe and the long-simmering popular backlash against the EU. This course on current European and EU politics will examine how European governments and EU government institutions work, with a focus on representation and democratic accountability in parliamentary government. We will discuss how well European political systems absorb and resolve recent challenges such as the Euro-crisis, immigration and disillusionment with the EU. Finally we will explore the consequences of a possible British exit from the EU.

    Instructor: Diana Morlang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at SCU. She teaches courses on comparative politics, European politics and the EU, American economic policy, and research methods. She also works as an undergraduate advisor in the Drahmann Advising Center on campus. Diana holds a B.S. in International Relations from UC Davis and a Ph. D. from Duke University in Political Science. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 5, 12, 26 and February 2, 9

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand 102

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
Distinguished Speaker: Kaiser Permanente and the Future of Medicine in America
  • Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

     

    Preceded by social gathering 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
     
    There are many who feel that Kaiser Permanente is the model for the future of medicine in the United States.  As the Physician in Chief of the Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara, which serves more than 300,000 members in Santa Clara County, Dr. Susan Smarr will address the current status of its operation and share her vision on how they will deal with the issues and challenges of the future.

    Instructor: Dr. Susan Smarr is originally from Savannah, Georgia, and graduated from Duke University with a BS in Botany.  After earning her medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology there.  She joined Kaiser Permanente in 1987.  Prior to being named the physician-in-chief at its Santa Clara Medical Center, Dr. Smarr held a variety of leadership positions, including chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, as well as chief of quality for the medical center.  She is involved in teaching both medical students and residents and is on the teaching faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  January 31, 2015

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

     


    Cost: 25.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
Early Registration for Fall Semester 2015
East Bay Warriors Game
  • Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Come watch as the Warriors take on the Atlanta Hawks, two playoff teams from the year before. We will also be courtside for the pre-game shoot around warm ups.

     

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $20 Per Person
    Location:
         Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621
Easter Bunny Brunch
Easter: Library Closed
EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers
  • Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers

    DATE: Saturday, January 31 *Must register by Wednesday, January 21st

    TIME: 8AM-5PM

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 137

    WORKSHOP FEE: $150

    Meets CTC Preliminary Credential Requirement

    Register for Winter »

     

     

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Fulfills Health Education requirement (Standard 10) for SB 2042 Preliminary Credential. This course motivates teachers of all levels and subjects to become active agents of health promotion by taking a holistic view of health, including physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Based on the content areas of health instruction in the California Health Framework, topics include alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; nutrition; physical fitness; childhood obesity; HIV/AIDS; stress; peer harassment and school violence prevention; conflict resolution; emotional and behavioral disorders, implication of health and student performance; and legal mandates affecting health and health education in schools. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Describe the health status of children and youth, its impact on students' academic achievement and how common behaviors of children and adolescents can foster or comprise their health and safety.
    • Describe common chronic and communicable diseases of children and adolescents, and how to make referrals when these diseases are recognizable at school.
    • Develop effective strategies for encouraging the healthy nutrition of children and youth.
    • Understand and have knowledge of the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs and tobacco; and ways to identify, refer, and support students and their families who may be at risk of physical, psychological, emotional, or social health problems.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Students and Graduate Students seeking Teaching Credentials

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Elbina Rafizadeh has an MSN (Masters in Nursing) degree from San Jose State University and her BSN (Bachelors in Nursing) from California State University, Long Beach. She has worked as a home health nurse; staff RN for various hospitals, a public health nurse case manager, and public health nurse consultant. She authored articles for www.myfreece.com. She teaches Health & Lifestyles for California State University, East Bay and Mission College. Elbina has also served on the Healthy Kids Steering Committee and Health Care for All Steering Committee. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, Diabetes Coalition of California, California Education Associates, California Faculty Association, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and East Oakland Building Healthy Communities.


    Cost: 150.00
    Location:
         Room 138
EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers (Online)
  • Monday, Jan 12, 2015 to Friday, Jan 16, 2015

    EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers (Online)

    DATE: January 12th through January 16th, 2015 *Must register by December 24

    TIME: Any time that works for you.But assignments must be completed by due date.

    LOCATION: Anywhere you have access to the internet.

    WORKSHOP FEE: $150

    ***This is an asynchronous online course so you may access the course throughout the week at a time that works for you. There is no specific time that you sign in and out. However, we ask that you access the class on the first day of the course to ensure you are aware of what is expected of you for the week. ***

    Meets CTC Preliminary Credential Requirement.

    Register for WInter »

     

     



    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Fulfills Health Education requirement (Standard 10) for SB 2042 Preliminary Credential. This course motivates teachers of all levels and subjects to become active agents of health promotion by taking a holistic view of health, including physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Based on the content areas of health instruction in the California Health Framework, topics include alcohol, drug, and tobacco use; nutrition; physical fitness; childhood obesity; HIV/AIDS; stress; peer harassment and school violence prevention; conflict resolution; emotional and behavioral disorders, implication of health and student performance; and legal mandates affecting health and health education in schools. 

     
    Learning Objectives
    • Describe the health status of children and youth, its impact on students' academic achievement and how common behaviors of children and adolescents can foster or comprise their health and safety.
    • Describe common chronic and communicable diseases of children and adolescents, and how to make referrals when these diseases are recognizable at school.
    • Develop effective strategies for encouraging the healthy nutrition of children and youth.
    • Understand and have knowledge of the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs and tobacco; and ways to identify, refer, and support students and their families who may be at risk of physical, psychological, emotional, or social health problems.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Students and Graduate Students Seeking Teaching Credentials

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Elbina Rafizadeh has an MSN (Masters in Nursing) degree from San Jose State University and her BSN (Bachelors in Nursing) from California State University, Long Beach. She has worked as a home health nurse, staff RN for various hospitals, a public health nurse case manager, and public health nurse consultant. She authored articles for www.myfreece.com. She teaches Health & Lifestyles for California State University, East Bay and Mission College. Elbina has also served on the Healthy Kids Steering Committee and Health Care for All Steering Committee. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, Diabetes Coalition of California, California Education Associates, California Faculty Association, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and East Oakland Building Healthy Communities.


    Cost: 150.00
EDUC x603: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
  • Friday, Jan 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

     EDUC x603 – CPR/AED

    Date: Friday, January 30 *Must register by January 21st

    Time: 1-5PM

    Location: Loyola Hall, Rm. 137

    Workshop Fee: $55

    Meets CTC preliminary credential requirement. 

    This course is offered in accordance with American Red Cross standards, upon successful completion of this course attendees will receive a digital certificate valid for two years. 

     

     

     

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    This training provides participants with the foundational knowledge to quickly and safely respond in an emergency. An overview is given of the signals of cardiac emergencies, the links of the cardiac chain of survival and the steps for performing CPR. General AED precautions, and special AED situations are addressed. Participants will learn how to recognize the signals of a breathing emergency and how to give care to a person that is choking. This is a hands-on course so participants will practice with manikins, each other, and the AED (trainer machine).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Describe how to recognize an emergency
    • Describe how to prioritize care for injuries and sudden illness
    • Describe the purpose of Good Samaritan Laws
    • Identify the difference between (expressed) consent and implied consent
    • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care
    • Explain how to activate and work with the EMS system
    • Explain when to move an injured or ill person from a dangerous scene
    • Explain how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions
    • Identify the signals of shock
    • Describe how to minimize the effects of shock
    • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening conditions
    • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency
    • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival
    • Describe how to care for a heart attack
    • List the causes of cardiac arrest
    • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest
    • Demonstrate how to perform CPR
    • Explain what defibrillation is
    • Explain how defibrillation works
    • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest
    • Demonstrate how to use an AED
    • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency
    • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking
    • Apply knowledge and skills learned in course during an emergency scenario

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    • Community Members
    • SCU Employees, students, and alumni

    INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION
    Christina Enquist, Ed.D is certified through the American Red Cross


    Cost: $50
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 138
EDUC x606: Advanced Classroom Management - Children as Change Agents (Online Course)
  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014 to Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

    EDUC x606: Advanced Classroom Management - Children as Change Agents (Online)

    DATE: Since this is an online, asynchronous course, there is NO official start date.  A link to the course will be sent within 72 hours of registration, at which point you will have a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of six months to complete the course. The link will be sent to the email address you provide during registration.

    TIME: At your convenience. 

    LOCATION: Online

    Workshop Fee: $285

    Register Here! 

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Welcome to Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents, a course geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologist, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community.  This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior.  Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral (operant) concepts and strategies is required, it is strongly recommended that you take an introductory behavior management course to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this “advanced” course.
     
    OBJECTIVES

    As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:

    • Know the terminology in the areas of behavior management, self-management and cognitive-behavior modification
    • Know the relative merits and limitations of the behavioral and social-cognitive approaches to behavior management
    • Understand the rationale for teaching students how to self-manage their behavior  
    • Understand the roles that cognitions and emotions play in the development of behavior problems
    • Apply the self-management strategies covered in the course to the behavior problems of their own students 
    • Diagnose behavior problems and assess the efficacy of self-management interventions
    • Increase the probability of students using self-management strategies in and outside of the classroom setting 
Engineering Career Fair
  • Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Meet with employers, apply for jobs and internships, explore careers, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Engineering


    Location: Locatelli Center
Faculty Chamber Music
Family Weekend
  • Friday, Feb 20, 2015 to Saturday, Feb 21, 2015

     Santa Clara parents are important members of the SCU community. We thank each family for their support and partnership with all students through their journey here at Santa Clara University.

    We want to extend a special invitation to join us on campus for the 2015 Family Weekend. These events provide you with a great opportunity to learn more about the University and spend some quality time in a fun, social environment with your SCU student.

Filing deadline for STD, STL, ThM theses/projects & MTS synthesis papers
Film Odyssey: Working Stiffs - Films about People Who Labor
  • Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Women and men at work - the pleasures and the pains of working 9 to 5 – that’s the theme of this special edition of Film Odyssey!  Please join filmmaker and historian Mark Larson for this tour of cinematic treasures from Hollywood and around the world, depicting the complex world of labor (and capital too!). See Melanie Griffith divide and conquer in Working Girl (1988); watch a bus driver change the world in Mr. Thank You (1935); Doris Day fights for seven and a half cents in The Pajama Game (1957); William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck balance the books in Executive Suite (1954); and revel in a special double bill of two classic short films - Work (1915) from Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful Fake Fruit Factory (1986) from the late Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand.   A robust and open discussion follows every film. 

    Instructor: Mark Larson has been directing works for theatre and film for more than thirty years.  His most recent theatre production was Six Psalms, produced for the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013 and produced at Marquette University in November 2014.  In the spring of 2012, Mr. Larson began collaborating with photographer Sheeva Sabati to create a series of story and photo broadsides describing life at the intersection of Story Road and King Road in San Jose.  A film, based on this work, is currently in production and will be presented in 2015.  Mark, who is one of Osher’s most popular instructors, is now taking some time off from his work in film and theatre to concentrate on reading Homer; listening to Bach, Ellington, and Bernstein; and watching every episode of Columbo with his daughter. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Women and men at work - the pleasures and the pains of working 9 to 5 – that’s the theme of this special edition of Film Odyssey!  Please join filmmaker and historian Mark Larson for this tour of cinematic treasures from Hollywood and around the world, depicting the complex world of labor (and capital too!). See Melanie Griffith divide and conquer in Working Girl (1988); watch a bus driver change the world in Mr. Thank You (1935); Doris Day fights for seven and a half cents in The Pajama Game (1957); William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck balance the books in Executive Suite (1954); and revel in a special double bill of two classic short films - Work (1915) from Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful Fake Fruit Factory (1986) from the late Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand.   A robust and open discussion follows every film. 

    Instructor: Mark Larson has been directing works for theatre and film for more than thirty years.  His most recent theatre production was Six Psalms, produced for the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013 and produced at Marquette University in November 2014.  In the spring of 2012, Mr. Larson began collaborating with photographer Sheeva Sabati to create a series of story and photo broadsides describing life at the intersection of Story Road and King Road in San Jose.  A film, based on this work, is currently in production and will be presented in 2015.  Mark, who is one of Osher’s most popular instructors, is now taking some time off from his work in film and theatre to concentrate on reading Homer; listening to Bach, Ellington, and Bernstein; and watching every episode of Columbo with his daughter. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Women and men at work - the pleasures and the pains of working 9 to 5 – that’s the theme of this special edition of Film Odyssey!  Please join filmmaker and historian Mark Larson for this tour of cinematic treasures from Hollywood and around the world, depicting the complex world of labor (and capital too!). See Melanie Griffith divide and conquer in Working Girl (1988); watch a bus driver change the world in Mr. Thank You (1935); Doris Day fights for seven and a half cents in The Pajama Game (1957); William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck balance the books in Executive Suite (1954); and revel in a special double bill of two classic short films - Work (1915) from Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful Fake Fruit Factory (1986) from the late Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand.   A robust and open discussion follows every film. 

    Instructor: Mark Larson has been directing works for theatre and film for more than thirty years.  His most recent theatre production was Six Psalms, produced for the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013 and produced at Marquette University in November 2014.  In the spring of 2012, Mr. Larson began collaborating with photographer Sheeva Sabati to create a series of story and photo broadsides describing life at the intersection of Story Road and King Road in San Jose.  A film, based on this work, is currently in production and will be presented in 2015.  Mark, who is one of Osher’s most popular instructors, is now taking some time off from his work in film and theatre to concentrate on reading Homer; listening to Bach, Ellington, and Bernstein; and watching every episode of Columbo with his daughter. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Women and men at work - the pleasures and the pains of working 9 to 5 – that’s the theme of this special edition of Film Odyssey!  Please join filmmaker and historian Mark Larson for this tour of cinematic treasures from Hollywood and around the world, depicting the complex world of labor (and capital too!). See Melanie Griffith divide and conquer in Working Girl (1988); watch a bus driver change the world in Mr. Thank You (1935); Doris Day fights for seven and a half cents in The Pajama Game (1957); William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck balance the books in Executive Suite (1954); and revel in a special double bill of two classic short films - Work (1915) from Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful Fake Fruit Factory (1986) from the late Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand.   A robust and open discussion follows every film. 

    Instructor: Mark Larson has been directing works for theatre and film for more than thirty years.  His most recent theatre production was Six Psalms, produced for the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013 and produced at Marquette University in November 2014.  In the spring of 2012, Mr. Larson began collaborating with photographer Sheeva Sabati to create a series of story and photo broadsides describing life at the intersection of Story Road and King Road in San Jose.  A film, based on this work, is currently in production and will be presented in 2015.  Mark, who is one of Osher’s most popular instructors, is now taking some time off from his work in film and theatre to concentrate on reading Homer; listening to Bach, Ellington, and Bernstein; and watching every episode of Columbo with his daughter. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Women and men at work - the pleasures and the pains of working 9 to 5 – that’s the theme of this special edition of Film Odyssey!  Please join filmmaker and historian Mark Larson for this tour of cinematic treasures from Hollywood and around the world, depicting the complex world of labor (and capital too!). See Melanie Griffith divide and conquer in Working Girl (1988); watch a bus driver change the world in Mr. Thank You (1935); Doris Day fights for seven and a half cents in The Pajama Game (1957); William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck balance the books in Executive Suite (1954); and revel in a special double bill of two classic short films - Work (1915) from Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful Fake Fruit Factory (1986) from the late Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand.   A robust and open discussion follows every film. 

    Instructor: Mark Larson has been directing works for theatre and film for more than thirty years.  His most recent theatre production was Six Psalms, produced for the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013 and produced at Marquette University in November 2014.  In the spring of 2012, Mr. Larson began collaborating with photographer Sheeva Sabati to create a series of story and photo broadsides describing life at the intersection of Story Road and King Road in San Jose.  A film, based on this work, is currently in production and will be presented in 2015.  Mark, who is one of Osher’s most popular instructors, is now taking some time off from his work in film and theatre to concentrate on reading Homer; listening to Bach, Ellington, and Bernstein; and watching every episode of Columbo with his daughter. 

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Library Viewing and Taping Room A

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
First Friday Mass and Lunch
First Friday Mass and Lunch
First Friday Mass and Lunch
Freedom & Slavery - Moving Beyond Moral Judgment
Freshman/Sophomore Internship Fair
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Meet with employers, apply for jobs and internships, explore careers, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU freshmen & sophomores of all majors.


    Location: Locatelli Center
From the Supreme Court to Legislated Death: Current U.S. Legal Issues Series
  • Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues.  Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court.  She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases.  The second class will analyze immigration laws.  Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration.  The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution.  Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense.  The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death.  Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.   

    Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.

    Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990.  Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco.  Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
    Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000.  Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
    Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988.  Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.  Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994.  In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson.  He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation.  In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
    Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004.  She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.

    Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 

     

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues.  Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court.  She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases.  The second class will analyze immigration laws.  Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration.  The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution.  Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense.  The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death.  Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.   

    Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.

    Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990.  Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco.  Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
    Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000.  Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
    Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988.  Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.  Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994.  In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson.  He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation.  In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
    Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004.  She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.

    Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 

     

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues.  Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court.  She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases.  The second class will analyze immigration laws.  Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration.  The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution.  Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense.  The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death.  Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.   

    Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.

    Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990.  Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco.  Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
    Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000.  Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
    Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988.  Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.  Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994.  In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson.  He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation.  In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
    Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004.  She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.

    Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 

     

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues.  Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court.  She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases.  The second class will analyze immigration laws.  Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration.  The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution.  Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense.  The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death.  Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.   

    Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.

    Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990.  Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco.  Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
    Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000.  Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
    Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988.  Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.  Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994.  In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson.  He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation.  In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
    Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004.  She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.

    Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 

     

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues.  Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court.  She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases.  The second class will analyze immigration laws.  Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration.  The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution.  Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense.  The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death.  Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.   

    Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.

    Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990.  Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco.  Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
    Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000.  Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
    Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988.  Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.  Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994.  In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson.  He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation.  In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
    Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004.  She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.

    Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11 

     

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
Fusion: Santa Clara University Choirs and Orchestra
  • Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     The final concert of the year is a collaboration between the Santa Clara University choirs and orchestras. The evening’s program is eclectic and features selections from Mozart’sVespers.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Mission Church
General Registration for Spring Semester 2015
Geology of the National Parks of the West
  • Friday, Jan 16, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The National Parks contain some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, and the foundation for that scenery is the underlying geology. We will focus on parks of the west as we attempt to understand the processes, rocks, and landforms responsible for their great beauty. Understanding enhances the aesthetic appreciation of these features; and we will explore all the major landform environments, so that you may better enjoy these sites. We will explore parks that feature magnificent panoramas and secluded vistas, glacial terrain and river gorges, sand dunes and volcanoes, coastal settings and deserts. Most of the National Parks are located in the Western United States, and so we will likely cover those you will be most interested in, and are most easily accessible.    

    Instructor: Ray Pestrong is presently an Emeritus Professor of Geology at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD in geology from Stanford, and has co-authored two texts and written numerous articles for professional journals and science magazines.  Dr. Pestrong travels extensively, investigating the processes responsible for shaping unusual landscapes.  He is especially interested in the integration of geosciences and the arts and ways to use that connection to enhance geoscience education.  A popular OLLI@SCU instructor, he will accompany the Life Long Learning through Travel with OLLI @ SCU “Classical Splendors of Western Turkey” trip in June 2015.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 16, 30 and February 6, 13 (Note:  this is a date change not listed in the in printed catalog)

    SPLIT ROOMS: Location: Learning Common, Library Viewing & Taping Room A (Jan 16, 30, Feb 6)

    Location: Bannan Hall 139 (Feb 13) 


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Friday, Jan 30, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The National Parks contain some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, and the foundation for that scenery is the underlying geology. We will focus on parks of the west as we attempt to understand the processes, rocks, and landforms responsible for their great beauty. Understanding enhances the aesthetic appreciation of these features; and we will explore all the major landform environments, so that you may better enjoy these sites. We will explore parks that feature magnificent panoramas and secluded vistas, glacial terrain and river gorges, sand dunes and volcanoes, coastal settings and deserts. Most of the National Parks are located in the Western United States, and so we will likely cover those you will be most interested in, and are most easily accessible.    

    Instructor: Ray Pestrong is presently an Emeritus Professor of Geology at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD in geology from Stanford, and has co-authored two texts and written numerous articles for professional journals and science magazines.  Dr. Pestrong travels extensively, investigating the processes responsible for shaping unusual landscapes.  He is especially interested in the integration of geosciences and the arts and ways to use that connection to enhance geoscience education.  A popular OLLI@SCU instructor, he will accompany the Life Long Learning through Travel with OLLI @ SCU “Classical Splendors of Western Turkey” trip in June 2015.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 16, 30 and February 6, 13 (Note:  this is a date change not listed in the in printed catalog)

    SPLIT ROOMS: Location: Learning Common, Library Viewing & Taping Room A (Jan 16, 30, Feb 6)

    Location: Bannan Hall 139 (Feb 13) 


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Friday, Feb 6, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The National Parks contain some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, and the foundation for that scenery is the underlying geology. We will focus on parks of the west as we attempt to understand the processes, rocks, and landforms responsible for their great beauty. Understanding enhances the aesthetic appreciation of these features; and we will explore all the major landform environments, so that you may better enjoy these sites. We will explore parks that feature magnificent panoramas and secluded vistas, glacial terrain and river gorges, sand dunes and volcanoes, coastal settings and deserts. Most of the National Parks are located in the Western United States, and so we will likely cover those you will be most interested in, and are most easily accessible.    

    Instructor: Ray Pestrong is presently an Emeritus Professor of Geology at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD in geology from Stanford, and has co-authored two texts and written numerous articles for professional journals and science magazines.  Dr. Pestrong travels extensively, investigating the processes responsible for shaping unusual landscapes.  He is especially interested in the integration of geosciences and the arts and ways to use that connection to enhance geoscience education.  A popular OLLI@SCU instructor, he will accompany the Life Long Learning through Travel with OLLI @ SCU “Classical Splendors of Western Turkey” trip in June 2015.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 16, 30 and February 6, 13 (Note:  this is a date change not listed in the in printed catalog)

    SPLIT ROOMS: Location: Learning Common, Library Viewing & Taping Room A (Jan 16, 30, Feb 6)

    Location: Bannan Hall 139 (Feb 13) 


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Friday, Feb 13, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The National Parks contain some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth, and the foundation for that scenery is the underlying geology. We will focus on parks of the west as we attempt to understand the processes, rocks, and landforms responsible for their great beauty. Understanding enhances the aesthetic appreciation of these features; and we will explore all the major landform environments, so that you may better enjoy these sites. We will explore parks that feature magnificent panoramas and secluded vistas, glacial terrain and river gorges, sand dunes and volcanoes, coastal settings and deserts. Most of the National Parks are located in the Western United States, and so we will likely cover those you will be most interested in, and are most easily accessible.    

    Instructor: Ray Pestrong is presently an Emeritus Professor of Geology at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD in geology from Stanford, and has co-authored two texts and written numerous articles for professional journals and science magazines.  Dr. Pestrong travels extensively, investigating the processes responsible for shaping unusual landscapes.  He is especially interested in the integration of geosciences and the arts and ways to use that connection to enhance geoscience education.  A popular OLLI@SCU instructor, he will accompany the Life Long Learning through Travel with OLLI @ SCU “Classical Splendors of Western Turkey” trip in June 2015.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 16, 30 and February 6, 13 (Note:  this is a date change not listed in the in printed catalog)

    SPLIT ROOMS: Location: Learning Common, Library Viewing & Taping Room A (Jan 16, 30, Feb 6)

    Location: Bannan Hall 139 (Feb 13) 


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
Gianera Society Lunch
Good Friday: Academic and Administrative Holiday
GTU Administrative Holiday
Homecoming Picnic
Ignatian Leadership Symposium
Independence Day: Administrative holiday/Library Closed
Indonesian Immersion
Indonesian Immersion
Intersession 2015 Begins
Intersession 2015 Ends
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.


    Location:
         Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102
  • Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.


    Location:
         Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.

     


    Location:
         Benson Center, Parlors BC
ISS Employment Workshop: CPT/OPT Workshop
  • Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

     Are you interested in doing an internsip while in school or working in the U.S. after graduation? If you are, come to a CPT/OPT Workshop to learn everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). ISS will present information to help guide you through the process and will answer any questions you may have concerning employment.  Please register here.


    Location:
         Daly Science, Room 206
Jazz Band/Combo Concert
  • Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     The Santa Clara University Jazz Band and Combo present concerts throughout the academic year. These exciting programs feature music in the American jazz tradition from the bright energy of the Big Band era all the way forward to the jazz music of today. 


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Jazz/Wind Symphony Concert
  • Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    The Santa Clara University Jazz Band/Combo and Wind Symphony present concerts throughout the academic year, showcasing the broad scope of wind music, from the marches of John Phillip Sousa to the latest contemporary works for band.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
JST Admissions Visit: Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
  • Friday, Mar 13, 2015 to Sunday, Mar 15, 2015

    JST Admissions at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress:

    March 13-15, 2015
    Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
    Exhibit Hall
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, California

    Email or call for an appointment to meet wtih us while we are in Anaheim!


    Location:
         Anaheim Convention Center
JST Baccalaureate Liturgy
JST Commencement Ceremony
Language, Thought, Culture: A Reanalysis
  • Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    If Eskimos have several words for snow, do they perceive it differently from us? Are the Piraha, a tribe in the Amazon rainforest whose language lacks number words, not able to keep track of exact quantities? And do speakers of Australian aboriginal languages, who say north, south, east, and west rather than left and right, have better spatial orientation than English speakers? In short, does our language affect how we think and perceive the world? Or are there universal aspects of human language and cognition that transcend linguistic divisions?
     

    In this course, we will discuss some of the most hotly debated and fundamental issues concerning language and thought; examine important theories of language and its relationship to thought and culture (such as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s parametric theory of language); and scrutinize current research on both culture-specific and universal aspects of human languages. We will read and discuss Guy Deutcher's Through the Language Glass, which claims that "different languages can lead their speakers to different thoughts" and John McWhorter's The Language Hoax, which argues that the idea that "the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world" is plainly wrong. Our overarching goal is to gain a better understanding of human nature through what the philosopher Leibniz called “the best mirror of the human mind”—our language. 

    Instructor: Asya Pereltsvaig received a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at Yale, Cornell and Stanford, as well as in several European universities. Her area of specialization is Slavic and Semitic languages; and her general academic interests include languages, history, genetics, and the relationship among the three. Her most recent book, Languages of the World: an Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in2012.  Asya is a popular instructor for SCU’s Osher program; and this course is an updated and revised version of a course she taught several years ago.

    Long Course, Other Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: O'Connor Room 106 (January 8)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (Januay 15, 22, 29 and February 5)
     

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    If Eskimos have several words for snow, do they perceive it differently from us? Are the Piraha, a tribe in the Amazon rainforest whose language lacks number words, not able to keep track of exact quantities? And do speakers of Australian aboriginal languages, who say north, south, east, and west rather than left and right, have better spatial orientation than English speakers? In short, does our language affect how we think and perceive the world? Or are there universal aspects of human language and cognition that transcend linguistic divisions?
     

    In this course, we will discuss some of the most hotly debated and fundamental issues concerning language and thought; examine important theories of language and its relationship to thought and culture (such as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s parametric theory of language); and scrutinize current research on both culture-specific and universal aspects of human languages. We will read and discuss Guy Deutcher's Through the Language Glass, which claims that "different languages can lead their speakers to different thoughts" and John McWhorter's The Language Hoax, which argues that the idea that "the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world" is plainly wrong. Our overarching goal is to gain a better understanding of human nature through what the philosopher Leibniz called “the best mirror of the human mind”—our language. 

    Instructor: Asya Pereltsvaig received a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at Yale, Cornell and Stanford, as well as in several European universities. Her area of specialization is Slavic and Semitic languages; and her general academic interests include languages, history, genetics, and the relationship among the three. Her most recent book, Languages of the World: an Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in2012.  Asya is a popular instructor for SCU’s Osher program; and this course is an updated and revised version of a course she taught several years ago.

    Long Course, Other Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: O'Connor Room 106 (January 8)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (Januay 15, 22, 29 and February 5)
     

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    If Eskimos have several words for snow, do they perceive it differently from us? Are the Piraha, a tribe in the Amazon rainforest whose language lacks number words, not able to keep track of exact quantities? And do speakers of Australian aboriginal languages, who say north, south, east, and west rather than left and right, have better spatial orientation than English speakers? In short, does our language affect how we think and perceive the world? Or are there universal aspects of human language and cognition that transcend linguistic divisions?
     

    In this course, we will discuss some of the most hotly debated and fundamental issues concerning language and thought; examine important theories of language and its relationship to thought and culture (such as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s parametric theory of language); and scrutinize current research on both culture-specific and universal aspects of human languages. We will read and discuss Guy Deutcher's Through the Language Glass, which claims that "different languages can lead their speakers to different thoughts" and John McWhorter's The Language Hoax, which argues that the idea that "the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world" is plainly wrong. Our overarching goal is to gain a better understanding of human nature through what the philosopher Leibniz called “the best mirror of the human mind”—our language. 

    Instructor: Asya Pereltsvaig received a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at Yale, Cornell and Stanford, as well as in several European universities. Her area of specialization is Slavic and Semitic languages; and her general academic interests include languages, history, genetics, and the relationship among the three. Her most recent book, Languages of the World: an Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in2012.  Asya is a popular instructor for SCU’s Osher program; and this course is an updated and revised version of a course she taught several years ago.

    Long Course, Other Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: O'Connor Room 106 (January 8)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (Januay 15, 22, 29 and February 5)
     

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    If Eskimos have several words for snow, do they perceive it differently from us? Are the Piraha, a tribe in the Amazon rainforest whose language lacks number words, not able to keep track of exact quantities? And do speakers of Australian aboriginal languages, who say north, south, east, and west rather than left and right, have better spatial orientation than English speakers? In short, does our language affect how we think and perceive the world? Or are there universal aspects of human language and cognition that transcend linguistic divisions?
     

    In this course, we will discuss some of the most hotly debated and fundamental issues concerning language and thought; examine important theories of language and its relationship to thought and culture (such as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s parametric theory of language); and scrutinize current research on both culture-specific and universal aspects of human languages. We will read and discuss Guy Deutcher's Through the Language Glass, which claims that "different languages can lead their speakers to different thoughts" and John McWhorter's The Language Hoax, which argues that the idea that "the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world" is plainly wrong. Our overarching goal is to gain a better understanding of human nature through what the philosopher Leibniz called “the best mirror of the human mind”—our language. 

    Instructor: Asya Pereltsvaig received a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at Yale, Cornell and Stanford, as well as in several European universities. Her area of specialization is Slavic and Semitic languages; and her general academic interests include languages, history, genetics, and the relationship among the three. Her most recent book, Languages of the World: an Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in2012.  Asya is a popular instructor for SCU’s Osher program; and this course is an updated and revised version of a course she taught several years ago.

    Long Course, Other Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: O'Connor Room 106 (January 8)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (Januay 15, 22, 29 and February 5)
     

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    If Eskimos have several words for snow, do they perceive it differently from us? Are the Piraha, a tribe in the Amazon rainforest whose language lacks number words, not able to keep track of exact quantities? And do speakers of Australian aboriginal languages, who say north, south, east, and west rather than left and right, have better spatial orientation than English speakers? In short, does our language affect how we think and perceive the world? Or are there universal aspects of human language and cognition that transcend linguistic divisions?
     

    In this course, we will discuss some of the most hotly debated and fundamental issues concerning language and thought; examine important theories of language and its relationship to thought and culture (such as the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s parametric theory of language); and scrutinize current research on both culture-specific and universal aspects of human languages. We will read and discuss Guy Deutcher's Through the Language Glass, which claims that "different languages can lead their speakers to different thoughts" and John McWhorter's The Language Hoax, which argues that the idea that "the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world" is plainly wrong. Our overarching goal is to gain a better understanding of human nature through what the philosopher Leibniz called “the best mirror of the human mind”—our language. 

    Instructor: Asya Pereltsvaig received a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at Yale, Cornell and Stanford, as well as in several European universities. Her area of specialization is Slavic and Semitic languages; and her general academic interests include languages, history, genetics, and the relationship among the three. Her most recent book, Languages of the World: an Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in2012.  Asya is a popular instructor for SCU’s Osher program; and this course is an updated and revised version of a course she taught several years ago.

    Long Course, Other Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: O'Connor Room 106 (January 8)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (Januay 15, 22, 29 and February 5)
     

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
Late Registration Spring Semester 2015
Level 1- Gottman Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couples Chasm, A New Research-Based Approach
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    CPSY x274 Level 1- Gottman Couples Therapy

    DATE: March 6th & 7th 

    TIME: 9-4:30PM (lunch provided) Both days

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 137

    WORKSHOP FEE: $360

    **PLEASE NOTE** Additional Costs for this Course: 300-page Gottman Clinical Manual: $85
    The price of this mandatory manual is not included in the course registration price; students will be required to buy one of these manuals with cash or check or credit card the day of the course. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Register for WInter »

     

     

     

     

    Course Objectives:

    • Name the four negative interactions predictive if divorce.
    • Describe the three components of relationship functioning in the Sound Relationship House Theory.
    • Describe three interventions in Gottman Method Therapy to strengthen the couples friendship system.
    • Describe and explain the Dream Within Conflict intervention to help couples manage a perpetual gridlocked problem. 

    Course Description:

           When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman's 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there's a practical and highly effective approach to guiding these couples across the chasm that divides them. In this workshop, Dr. Navarra provides clinicians with proven, research-based roadmap for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.  

           This inspirational two-day workshop focuses on 1) understanding couples' struggles using new research-based assessments and effective interventions,  2) empirically supported strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict, 3) skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values, 4) Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts and 5) techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
     
            You’ll receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions that you’ll be able to use immediately with your clients.

           Clinicians who take this workshop will be equipped with new methods and tools to help couples break the cycle of criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling. Through demonstrations and films from the clinical office, you'll see how to apply the research-based principles and interventions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy to strengthen the Friendship System - the building block for intimacy, passion, and good sex; the Conflict System - the basis for helping couples manage solvable problems and understand and manage irresolvable differences and the Shared Meaning System - the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together.
     

           Instructor:

    Bob Navarra, Psy.D., M.F.T., trained with Drs. John and Julie Gottman and is Certified by the Gottman Institute to teach Level 1; Level II: Assessment, Intervention, and Comorbidities; and the Art & Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples. Dr. Navarra and Dr. Gottman recently co-authored a chapter titled Gottman Method Therapy: From Theory to Practice, in Case Studies in Couple Therapy: Theory-Based Approaches (2011).  He has also written extensively and published in the areas of alcoholism and drug addiction co-Morbidity. Dr. Navarra is a Research Scientist at the Gottman Relationship Research Institute and Research Associate at Mental Research Institute, where he co-founded the Center for Couples. He has presented his original research at conferences for AAMFT, CAMFT, and the Gottman Institute.

    This is a two day event - 11/14/14 - 9am-4:30pm & 11/15/14 - 9am-4:30pm


    Cost: 360 (+ $85 day of course)
    Location: Loyola Hall
Literary Cuisine: A Tribute to Maya Angelou
Looking Back After 150 Years: The American Civil War
  • Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the history of our country. Yet its origin and significance have been debated from the time the war began until the present day. Even its proper name—“Civil War, “ “The War Between the States,” or “The War of Northern Aggression”-- has been and continues to be the subject of controversy.

    Instructor: Robert Senkewicz is a Professor in SCU’s  History Department and former Director of the OLLI@SCU program.. He received a B.A. at Fordham University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.   He has written many books, including::Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women; and Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.  He has also written articles and essays for numerous publications.  

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand room 102 (January 6, 27, February 3)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A room B & C (January 13, 20) 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the history of our country. Yet its origin and significance have been debated from the time the war began until the present day. Even its proper name—“Civil War, “ “The War Between the States,” or “The War of Northern Aggression”-- has been and continues to be the subject of controversy.

    Instructor: Robert Senkewicz is a Professor in SCU’s  History Department and former Director of the OLLI@SCU program.. He received a B.A. at Fordham University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.   He has written many books, including::Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women; and Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.  He has also written articles and essays for numerous publications.  

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand room 102 (January 6, 27, February 3)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A room B & C (January 13, 20) 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the history of our country. Yet its origin and significance have been debated from the time the war began until the present day. Even its proper name—“Civil War, “ “The War Between the States,” or “The War of Northern Aggression”-- has been and continues to be the subject of controversy.

    Instructor: Robert Senkewicz is a Professor in SCU’s  History Department and former Director of the OLLI@SCU program.. He received a B.A. at Fordham University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.   He has written many books, including::Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women; and Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.  He has also written articles and essays for numerous publications.  

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand room 102 (January 6, 27, February 3)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A room B & C (January 13, 20) 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the history of our country. Yet its origin and significance have been debated from the time the war began until the present day. Even its proper name—“Civil War, “ “The War Between the States,” or “The War of Northern Aggression”-- has been and continues to be the subject of controversy.

    Instructor: Robert Senkewicz is a Professor in SCU’s  History Department and former Director of the OLLI@SCU program.. He received a B.A. at Fordham University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.   He has written many books, including::Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women; and Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.  He has also written articles and essays for numerous publications.  

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand room 102 (January 6, 27, February 3)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A room B & C (January 13, 20) 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
  • Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    The American Civil War was one of the most important events in the history of our country. Yet its origin and significance have been debated from the time the war began until the present day. Even its proper name—“Civil War, “ “The War Between the States,” or “The War of Northern Aggression”-- has been and continues to be the subject of controversy.

    Instructor: Robert Senkewicz is a Professor in SCU’s  History Department and former Director of the OLLI@SCU program.. He received a B.A. at Fordham University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.   He has written many books, including::Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women; and Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California.  He has also written articles and essays for numerous publications.  

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand room 102 (January 6, 27, February 3)
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A room B & C (January 13, 20) 

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
Los Angeles Brand4U: Webinar, Personal Branding Lecture & Workshop
  • Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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    What do you want people to think when they hear your name? What differentiates you from others?  Can you answer the question "Why should I hire you?" in 30 seconds?  Your personal brand defines YOU and you must manage it as it becomes your reputation. Join us for a two-part series (one pre-event webinar and branding homework exercise, and one in-person lecture/workshop) with SCU Professor of Practice H. Buford Barr titled "Brand4U" where you will explore techniques to help assure career success and the branding process.  You will develop your personal brand value statement then hone it through interactive groups.  "Tell me about yourself" is more challenging that you think.  Don't miss this opportunity.

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $20 per person
Los Angeles Bronco Bench Foundation Golf Tournament
Los Angeles President's Club Dinner
  • Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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    Michael E. Engh, S.J., President of Santa Clara University cordially invites you to the Los Angeles President’s Club Dinner honoring members of the President’s Club and the 37th Annual Santa Claran of the Year award recipient(s) (still to be named).  

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $100 per person, $50 for Young Alumni (2004-2014)
    Location:
         The California Club
Los Angeles SCU vs. LMU Men's Basketball Game & Pregame Reception
  • Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

     

    Root for our men's basketball team with fellow alumni as they take on the LMU Lions! Coaching staff will provide a Chalk Talk at the reception. Don't forget to wear your Bronco red!

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $20 per person, $10 for Pregame Reception only
    Location:
         Loyola Marymount University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Academic and Administrative Holiday
Mass & Brunch with Jack Treacy, S.J.
  • Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Join Jack Treacy, S.J. '77 for Mass, followed by brunch at the beautiful St. Francis Yacth Club in San Francisco.

    Circle back for RSVP coming soon.


    Location:
         St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco
MBA / MS Info Sessions
MBA Spring 2015 Deadline
Memorial Day: Academic and Administrative Holiday
Men, Women and Travel: Tourism in Europe Since the Renaissance
  • Friday, Feb 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    This course offers an overview of the nature of tourism and its practice, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the period from the middle of the 17th century, with the development of the terms “tourism,” “picturesque,” and “romantic.”  A focus will be on similarities and differences in the experiences of man and women travelers through the many changes into the 21th century, when women travel in ever larger numbers and, for the first time, apply for more American passports than men do.

    Instructor: Bert Gordon, a professor of history at Mills College, is a specialist in World War II France.  His books focus on French collaboration with Nazi Germany during the war.  As a part of his research, he interviewed dozens of French participants, including volunteers with the German Waffen-SS and high-ranking members of the Vichy government.  He has also written about popular foods, notably the history of the hamburger, as well as chapters on chocolate history in England, France, California, and China in Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (New York: John Wiley, 2009). Tourism throughout history is another area in which Bert has done extensive research.  He is currently writing a book on France and wartime tourism.  Bert is one of OLLI’s most popular instructors.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Friday, Feb 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    This course offers an overview of the nature of tourism and its practice, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the period from the middle of the 17th century, with the development of the terms “tourism,” “picturesque,” and “romantic.”  A focus will be on similarities and differences in the experiences of man and women travelers through the many changes into the 21th century, when women travel in ever larger numbers and, for the first time, apply for more American passports than men do.

    Instructor: Bert Gordon, a professor of history at Mills College, is a specialist in World War II France.  His books focus on French collaboration with Nazi Germany during the war.  As a part of his research, he interviewed dozens of French participants, including volunteers with the German Waffen-SS and high-ranking members of the Vichy government.  He has also written about popular foods, notably the history of the hamburger, as well as chapters on chocolate history in England, France, California, and China in Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (New York: John Wiley, 2009). Tourism throughout history is another area in which Bert has done extensive research.  He is currently writing a book on France and wartime tourism.  Bert is one of OLLI’s most popular instructors.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    This course offers an overview of the nature of tourism and its practice, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the period from the middle of the 17th century, with the development of the terms “tourism,” “picturesque,” and “romantic.”  A focus will be on similarities and differences in the experiences of man and women travelers through the many changes into the 21th century, when women travel in ever larger numbers and, for the first time, apply for more American passports than men do.

    Instructor: Bert Gordon, a professor of history at Mills College, is a specialist in World War II France.  His books focus on French collaboration with Nazi Germany during the war.  As a part of his research, he interviewed dozens of French participants, including volunteers with the German Waffen-SS and high-ranking members of the Vichy government.  He has also written about popular foods, notably the history of the hamburger, as well as chapters on chocolate history in England, France, California, and China in Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (New York: John Wiley, 2009). Tourism throughout history is another area in which Bert has done extensive research.  He is currently writing a book on France and wartime tourism.  Bert is one of OLLI’s most popular instructors.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    This course offers an overview of the nature of tourism and its practice, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the period from the middle of the 17th century, with the development of the terms “tourism,” “picturesque,” and “romantic.”  A focus will be on similarities and differences in the experiences of man and women travelers through the many changes into the 21th century, when women travel in ever larger numbers and, for the first time, apply for more American passports than men do.

    Instructor: Bert Gordon, a professor of history at Mills College, is a specialist in World War II France.  His books focus on French collaboration with Nazi Germany during the war.  As a part of his research, he interviewed dozens of French participants, including volunteers with the German Waffen-SS and high-ranking members of the Vichy government.  He has also written about popular foods, notably the history of the hamburger, as well as chapters on chocolate history in England, France, California, and China in Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (New York: John Wiley, 2009). Tourism throughout history is another area in which Bert has done extensive research.  He is currently writing a book on France and wartime tourism.  Bert is one of OLLI’s most popular instructors.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 160

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Modern Architecture: From Europe to America
  • Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    When and why was Modern Architecture started? How was Modernism different in Europe than in America?  What role did California Modernism play in relation to the world scene?  And, even more specifically, what was the contribution of the Bay Area to the culture of Modernism in architecture? These are the central questions that this course will address with rarely seen material.  No previous knowledge of architecture is required.

    Instructor: Pierluigi Serraino is an architect, author, and educator.  He holds multiple professional and research degrees in architecture from Italy and the United States.  Prior to opening his independent design practice, he worked at Mark Mack Architects; Skidmore Owings, & Merrill; and Anshen + Allen, working on a variety of residential and institutional projects in the U.S. and overseas.  His work and writing have been published in professional and scholarly journals, among them Architectural Record and Journal of Architectural Education.  He has authored four books, including Modernism Rediscovered.  He has lectured widely on the subjects of mid-century modern, architectural photography, and digital design.  Projects under construction are in Berkeley and Alameda.  Forthcoming publications are The Creative Architect: The Great Lost Study of 1958 at UC Berkeley (2015)and, with Alan Hess, History of California Modernism (2016).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 21, 28

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

     


    Cost: 65.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Wiegand Room 102
  • Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    When and why was Modern Architecture started? How was Modernism different in Europe than in America?  What role did California Modernism play in relation to the world scene?  And, even more specifically, what was the contribution of the Bay Area to the culture of Modernism in architecture? These are the central questions that this course will address with rarely seen material.  No previous knowledge of architecture is required.

    Instructor: Pierluigi Serraino is an architect, author, and educator.  He holds multiple professional and research degrees in architecture from Italy and the United States.  Prior to opening his independent design practice, he worked at Mark Mack Architects; Skidmore Owings, & Merrill; and Anshen + Allen, working on a variety of residential and institutional projects in the U.S. and overseas.  His work and writing have been published in professional and scholarly journals, among them Architectural Record and Journal of Architectural Education.  He has authored four books, including Modernism Rediscovered.  He has lectured widely on the subjects of mid-century modern, architectural photography, and digital design.  Projects under construction are in Berkeley and Alameda.  Forthcoming publications are The Creative Architect: The Great Lost Study of 1958 at UC Berkeley (2015)and, with Alan Hess, History of California Modernism (2016).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 21, 28

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

     


    Cost: 65.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Wiegand Room 102
Monterey/Salinas 11th Annual Dinner
MSE-GI Application Deadline
MSF Application Deadline
Nancy Wait-Kromm - Soprano Voice
New Music Festival
  • Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM to Friday, Jan 30, 2015

    The 2015 New Music Festival at Santa Clara University will celebrate the life and work of Alvin Lucier, American composer and pioneer of experimental music and sound installations. The Festival comprises three days of concerts, lectures, and workshops with the presence of the composer himself.

    Lucier has been a pioneer in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performer's physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Orchestra Concert
  • Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     The Santa Clara University Orchestra presents concerts throughout the academic year. Popular and innovative programming draws from classical orchestral literature as well as contemporary popular and film music. The winter concert features student winners of the Music Department's Concerto/Aria Competition.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Mission Church
Orchestra Concert
  • Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    The Santa Clara University Orchestra presents concerts throughout the academic year. Popular and innovative programming draws from classical orchestral literature as well as contemporary popular and film music. The winter concert features student winners of the Music Department's Concerto/Aria Competition. 


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Mission Church
Palm Springs Mass & Brunch with University President, Michael Engh, S.J.
  • Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

     Michael E. Engh, S.J. preferred

    University President, Michael E. Engh, S.J. will be visiting our Palm Springs Chapter for Mass and brunch on Sunday, February 8.  You won't want to miss this chance to hear about the latest happenings at SCU!

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $35 per person
    Location:
         Xavier College Preparatory High School
Pasta Feed and Bronco Legends Celebration
  • Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

     

    Saturday, January 17, 2015
    Pat Malley Fitness Center
    12:30 p.m. Pasta Feed
    3 p.m. Game Tip Off

    This event features a delicious buffet, beverages, face painting, performances by the spirit squads, and a ceremony honoring our "Bronco Legends." Following dinner, cheer on the men’s basketball team as they take on rival USF.

    This year's Bronco Legends program will honor the 50th Anniversary of Men's Rowing at SCU.

    $35 - Adult Pasta Feed & Game Ticket
    $30 - Adult Pasta Feed Only
    $15 - Child (6-12) Pasta Feed & Game Ticket
    $10 - Child (6-12) Pasta Feed Only
    Children 5 and under are free

    Click Here to RSVP>>


    Are you rowing alumni? Click here to RSVP as an honoree>>


    Cost: See above details for pricing
    Location: Malley Center
Pastel Workshop (Studio Course)
  • Friday, Jan 9, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    This 3-session studio workshop will provide an overview of pastel technique, and the opportunity to explore still- life, botanical, and plein air sketching in the SCU Mission Gardens.  Students with various levels of experience with pastel, including beginners, are encouraged to attend.  This course is offered as part of a special partnership with the studio art program in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History.   

    Instructor: Julie Hughes is an installation artist and painter.  A full-time Lecturer in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History, she currently teaches all levels of drawing, painting, and two-dimensional design.  Julie has exhibited her work throughout the country, including a public art installation for the Los Angeles International Airport.  She received her M.F.A. in Painting from California State University, Northridge.  This is Julie’s first course for SCU Osher.

    Special Note: Because this is a studio course, class enrollment is limited to 15.  All materials and supplies will be provided by the Department of Art and Art History.  Because of the nature and location of the class, this course may not be suitable for those with some physical limitations.

    Short Course, Other Dates: January 9, 16, 23

    Location: Fine Arts Building, Room C

     


    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room C
  • Friday, Jan 16, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    This 3-session studio workshop will provide an overview of pastel technique, and the opportunity to explore still- life, botanical, and plein air sketching in the SCU Mission Gardens.  Students with various levels of experience with pastel, including beginners, are encouraged to attend.  This course is offered as part of a special partnership with the studio art program in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History.   

    Instructor: Julie Hughes is an installation artist and painter.  A full-time Lecturer in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History, she currently teaches all levels of drawing, painting, and two-dimensional design.  Julie has exhibited her work throughout the country, including a public art installation for the Los Angeles International Airport.  She received her M.F.A. in Painting from California State University, Northridge.  This is Julie’s first course for SCU Osher.

    Special Note: Because this is a studio course, class enrollment is limited to 15.  All materials and supplies will be provided by the Department of Art and Art History.  Because of the nature and location of the class, this course may not be suitable for those with some physical limitations.

    Short Course, Other Dates: January 9, 16, 23

    Location: Fine Arts Building, Room C

     


    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room C
  • Friday, Jan 23, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    This 3-session studio workshop will provide an overview of pastel technique, and the opportunity to explore still- life, botanical, and plein air sketching in the SCU Mission Gardens.  Students with various levels of experience with pastel, including beginners, are encouraged to attend.  This course is offered as part of a special partnership with the studio art program in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History.   

    Instructor: Julie Hughes is an installation artist and painter.  A full-time Lecturer in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History, she currently teaches all levels of drawing, painting, and two-dimensional design.  Julie has exhibited her work throughout the country, including a public art installation for the Los Angeles International Airport.  She received her M.F.A. in Painting from California State University, Northridge.  This is Julie’s first course for SCU Osher.

    Special Note: Because this is a studio course, class enrollment is limited to 15.  All materials and supplies will be provided by the Department of Art and Art History.  Because of the nature and location of the class, this course may not be suitable for those with some physical limitations.

    Short Course, Other Dates: January 9, 16, 23

    Location: Fine Arts Building, Room C

     


    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room C
Portland SCU vs. Portland Men's Basketball Game & Pregame Reception
  • Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM

     

    Join fellow alumni as our Broncos take on the University of Portland. Prior to the game, enjoy appetizers and a "Chalk Talk" featuring a men's basketball coach with some insight into the game. Be sure to wear your Bronco red!

    The pregame reception and "Chalk Talk" will take place on campus at the Buckley Center, room 163 at 5 p.m. and will include light appetizers. We will walk over together to the game at for tip off at 7 p.m.

     

    RSVP Online

     

     

     


    Cost: $25 Per Person
    Location:
         University of Portland, Buckley Center room 163
Presidents' Day Holiday: Academic and Administrative Holiday
Rebellion vs. Conformity in Contemporary American Short Stories
  • Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    In this course, we will read and discuss four finely crafted and thought-provoking short stories by 20th century American writers who explore the tensions between conforming to social, cultural, or familial norms and expectations and rebelling against or rejecting them. These texts will give us the opportunity to explore the diversity of styles, voices, experiences, and perspectives that have shaped, and are continually reshaping, American fiction.
    In the first class, we'll read and discuss John Updike’s story “A & P,” a tale of adolescent identity and rebellion, and Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” a tale of childhood rebellion against, and possible reconciliation with, a parent. In the second class session, we’ll read Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” a science fiction story about rebellion in a futuristic dystopian society, and Alice Walker’s “Elethia,” a tale of rebellion in the context of the Civil Rights movement.

    It will be the responsibility of class members to secure their own copies of these short stories, prior to class discussions. Due to both copyright and cost issues, Osher will not copy and distribute them.  Class members, upon enrollment, will be sent an email that provides instructions on accessing, downloading, and printing these stories using the University’s electronic reserve system.  Otherwise, these stories are available separately, or in collections, at public libraries, bookstores, or on amazon.com.

    Instructor: Marilyn Edelstein is an Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University, where she has been teaching since 1987. She also teaches in SCU's Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her teaching and scholarship focus on 20th and 21st century American literature, feminist theory, multicultural literature, and literature and ethics. She has been teaching Osher Lifelong Learning courses regularly since 2007 and is one of Osher’s most popular instructors.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  January 13, 20

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    In this course, we will read and discuss four finely crafted and thought-provoking short stories by 20th century American writers who explore the tensions between conforming to social, cultural, or familial norms and expectations and rebelling against or rejecting them. These texts will give us the opportunity to explore the diversity of styles, voices, experiences, and perspectives that have shaped, and are continually reshaping, American fiction.
    In the first class, we'll read and discuss John Updike’s story “A & P,” a tale of adolescent identity and rebellion, and Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” a tale of childhood rebellion against, and possible reconciliation with, a parent. In the second class session, we’ll read Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” a science fiction story about rebellion in a futuristic dystopian society, and Alice Walker’s “Elethia,” a tale of rebellion in the context of the Civil Rights movement.

    It will be the responsibility of class members to secure their own copies of these short stories, prior to class discussions. Due to both copyright and cost issues, Osher will not copy and distribute them.  Class members, upon enrollment, will be sent an email that provides instructions on accessing, downloading, and printing these stories using the University’s electronic reserve system.  Otherwise, these stories are available separately, or in collections, at public libraries, bookstores, or on amazon.com.

    Instructor: Marilyn Edelstein is an Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University, where she has been teaching since 1987. She also teaches in SCU's Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her teaching and scholarship focus on 20th and 21st century American literature, feminist theory, multicultural literature, and literature and ethics. She has been teaching Osher Lifelong Learning courses regularly since 2007 and is one of Osher’s most popular instructors.

    Short Course, Other Dates:  January 13, 20

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C 

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
Recent Grads BBQ
Reunion Class Block Party
Reunion Mass
Rush Hour Concert - Alex Christie
Rush Hour Concert - Kristen Strom
Rush Hour Concert - SCLOrk
  • Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM

     Enjoy 50 minutes of music from our Laptop Orchestra (SCLOrk) and and then breeze through your commute!


    Cost: free
    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Sacramento Annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon with USF & St. Mary's
  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Join fellow Broncos, Dons, and Gaels as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day together! The lunch will include a program with updates from University representatives and our traditional SCU gift basket raffle. Don't forget to wear your green - or Santa Clara red!  

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $30 per person
    Location:
         The Dante Club
San Diego SCU vs. USD Men's Basketball Game & Pregame Reception
  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

     New Student Calling

    Join fellow alumni as our Broncos take on the University of San Diego Toreros. Prior to the game, enjoy appetizers, beverages, and a "Chalk Talk" featuring a men's basketball coach with some insight into the game. Be sure to wear your Bronco red! 

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $20 per person
    Location:
         University of San Diego
San Francisco Economic Forecast
San Francisco SCU vs. USF Men's Basketball Game & Pregame Reception
  • Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Join fellow alumni as our Broncos take on the University of San Francisco. Prior to the game, enjoy appetizers, beverages, and a "Chalk Talk" featuring a men's basketball coach with some insight into the game. Be sure to wear your Bronco red! 

    Check back for RSVP information soon...


    Location:
         San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara Valley 7th Annual Night at the Shark Tank
  • Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

     fpo

    Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a night of Sharks hockey with fellow Broncos! A limited number of seats are still available for this great Santa Clara Valley Chapter tradition. We hope to see you there!

    $75 per person
    Includes Game Ticket, Dinner & Two Drink Tickets

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $75 per person
    Location:
         SAP Center
Santa Clara Valley AFO- Pizza and Basketball with Nativity students
Santa Clara Valley Economic Forecast Breakfast with Dr. Mario Belotti
  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

     Economic-Forecast-2015

    Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mario Belotti, the W.M. Keck Professor of Economics, and verteran observer of economic trends in Silicon Valley and the nation. Co-sponsored by the SCU Alumni Association and the Leavey School of Business.

    $35 per person
    $20 for current students, faculty and staff 
    Price includes continental breakfast

    RSVP Online


    Location: Locatelli Center
SCU Community Day of Service
  • Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

     Join the entire SCU Community including Faculty, Staff, Students and Alum

    ni to volunteer at several projects including our Thriving Neighbors Initative at Washington school, Sacred Heart Community Services, and SCU's organic garden - The Forge.

    Check back for more detials an RSVP


    Cost: N/A
    Location:
         United States
SCU FOOTBALL Reunion
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

     All Football alumni, family and friends are invited back to campus to celebrate the wonderful relationships created while part of the Bronco football program.  The afternoon will start with Mass to honor the 30th anniversay of Pat Malley's passing.

    More details to come.....


    Cost: TBD
SIG Appassionati Italiani
  • Friday, Jan 16, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
  • Friday, Feb 20, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
  • Friday, Mar 20, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
  • Friday, Jun 19, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Appassionati Italiani (Italian Aficionados) SIG

    Appassionati Italiani is a group of fans of all things Italian. We discuss travels, food, culture, and tell stories and speak in Italian if possible. All levels of fluency are represented. We are learning from each other, so bring your ideas and love of Italy and see what you can learn at our next meeting. We currently meet in the Santa Clara Library Board Room  on the 3rdFriday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 pmThere will be no meeting in December.
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
SIG Cultural Cornucopia
  • Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM
    Just a reminder that we have our post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas/Hanukkah, end of term luncheon next Tuesday at Fiorello's restaurant. Our reservation is for 11:45 and the conversation topic is Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August.
     
    Our next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 6, at noon, in O'Connor Hall, Room 201. An excellent suggestion was made that we read one of the Silicon Valley reads books. I have read Stealing Buddha's Dinner, a slim and charming memoir, and would like to offer that up, but I can always be convinced to try one of the other books: We Need New Names or The Book of Unknown Americans.
     
    Until next Tuesday.
     

    Contact Facilitator Fred Gertler (fgertler@gmail.com) with any questions.

Song and Dance Men of the Silver Screen
  • Monday, Feb 9, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson--has the silver screen ever seen greater dancers?  Join popular Osher instructor Bonnie Weiss for her latest course and learn about the fascinating lives of the marvelous men of the movie musical genre, who have enchanted us with their fabulous feet and their way with a song.  A highlight of the course will be rare footage of these beloved entertainers,  from their early careers through the heights of their stardom.

    Instructor: Bonnie Weiss, M.A. is a seasoned theatre educator, writer and professional speaker.  She teaches musical theatre appreciation for the OLLI programs at San Francisco State University and Dominican University, as well as SCU, and also for retirement communities, elder hostels and professional groups throughout California.  She has taught at the San.Francisco Conservatory of Music, U.C. Berkeley Extension and the Colleges of Marin and San Mateo.  She writes for The Sondheim Review and Stage Directions.  She has also co-produced, directed, and written dialogue for 12 sold-out cabaret shows and 3 radio programs.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 9, 23 and March 2, 9

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A 

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Monday, Feb 23, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson--has the silver screen ever seen greater dancers?  Join popular Osher instructor Bonnie Weiss for her latest course and learn about the fascinating lives of the marvelous men of the movie musical genre, who have enchanted us with their fabulous feet and their way with a song.  A highlight of the course will be rare footage of these beloved entertainers,  from their early careers through the heights of their stardom.

    Instructor: Bonnie Weiss, M.A. is a seasoned theatre educator, writer and professional speaker.  She teaches musical theatre appreciation for the OLLI programs at San Francisco State University and Dominican University, as well as SCU, and also for retirement communities, elder hostels and professional groups throughout California.  She has taught at the San.Francisco Conservatory of Music, U.C. Berkeley Extension and the Colleges of Marin and San Mateo.  She writes for The Sondheim Review and Stage Directions.  She has also co-produced, directed, and written dialogue for 12 sold-out cabaret shows and 3 radio programs.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 9, 23 and March 2, 9

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A 

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Monday, Mar 2, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson--has the silver screen ever seen greater dancers?  Join popular Osher instructor Bonnie Weiss for her latest course and learn about the fascinating lives of the marvelous men of the movie musical genre, who have enchanted us with their fabulous feet and their way with a song.  A highlight of the course will be rare footage of these beloved entertainers,  from their early careers through the heights of their stardom.

    Instructor: Bonnie Weiss, M.A. is a seasoned theatre educator, writer and professional speaker.  She teaches musical theatre appreciation for the OLLI programs at San Francisco State University and Dominican University, as well as SCU, and also for retirement communities, elder hostels and professional groups throughout California.  She has taught at the San.Francisco Conservatory of Music, U.C. Berkeley Extension and the Colleges of Marin and San Mateo.  She writes for The Sondheim Review and Stage Directions.  She has also co-produced, directed, and written dialogue for 12 sold-out cabaret shows and 3 radio programs.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 9, 23 and March 2, 9

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A 

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Monday, Mar 9, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson--has the silver screen ever seen greater dancers?  Join popular Osher instructor Bonnie Weiss for her latest course and learn about the fascinating lives of the marvelous men of the movie musical genre, who have enchanted us with their fabulous feet and their way with a song.  A highlight of the course will be rare footage of these beloved entertainers,  from their early careers through the heights of their stardom.

    Instructor: Bonnie Weiss, M.A. is a seasoned theatre educator, writer and professional speaker.  She teaches musical theatre appreciation for the OLLI programs at San Francisco State University and Dominican University, as well as SCU, and also for retirement communities, elder hostels and professional groups throughout California.  She has taught at the San.Francisco Conservatory of Music, U.C. Berkeley Extension and the Colleges of Marin and San Mateo.  She writes for The Sondheim Review and Stage Directions.  She has also co-produced, directed, and written dialogue for 12 sold-out cabaret shows and 3 radio programs.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 9, 23 and March 2, 9

    Location: Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A 

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
Spokane SCU vs. Gonzaga Men's Basketball Game & Pregame Reception
  • Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

     

    Join fellow alumni as our Broncos take on Gonzaga. Prior to the game, enjoy appetizers, beverages, and a "Chalk Talk" featuring a men's basketball coach with some insight into the game. Be sure to wear your Bronco red! We will be holding the pregame reception at The BARC (on the corner of Hamilton & Boone Ave), and will start at 3:00 PM. We will walk over to the game together around 4:15-4:30 PM, and Tip-Off is at 5:00 PM.

     

    (We will be passing out the tickets at the reception, and will not be mailing them out in advance)

     

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $50 Per person for Tickets and Reception. $25 for reception only
    Location:
         Gonzaga University Campus, The BARC Dinning Hall
Spring 2015 Recess
Spring Career Fair
  • Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Meet with employers, apply for jobs and internships, explore careers, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU students of all years and majors and SCU Alumni


    Location: Locatelli Center
Spring Semester 2015 Begins
Spring Semester 2015 Ends
Start Up Expo
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Meet with employers, apply for jobs and internships, explore careers, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU students of all years and majors and SCU Alumni


    Location: Locatelli Center
Sunday Morning Liturgy
Teresa McCollough - Piano
The Clue to Everything
  • Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Register Here

    Sicily is the most magical, mythic, monster-plagued, and mistreated place in the Mediterranean, and mother of some of the foundation stories of Western Civilization.  In following a chronology of her three thousand years, we’ll meet heroes from Ulysses, Æneas, and Archimedes to Giovanni Falcone, and monsters from Cyclops to mafiosi from Corleone. We’ll examine how Sicily became the wellspring of Western Civilization under Greeks; was trampled down by Romans and Byzantines; became the glory of Europe again under Arabs and Normans, igniting the Renaissance; and was then left to rot by the Spanish. We’ll conclude with the arrival of Garibaldi in the west, Patton in the south, and Francis Ford Coppola in the east (not all at the same time). Sicily is an unexpectedly subtle, fascinating, and wounded place that is central to our Western story. 

    Instructor: Douglas Kenning, a popular instructor for lifelong learning programs, received a PhD from the University of  Edinburgh, Scotland, and has lived as a university assistant professor in Tunisia, Japan, Italy, and the USA.  He has been a biologist, actor, army officer, Manhattan taxi driver, academic administrator, and writer of books, articles, and stage plays.  He lives half the year in the Bay Area, giving lectures on subjects related to Mediterranean histories and cultures, and half the year in Siracusa, Sicily, where he runs a non-profit, Sicily Tour, giving tours and arranging cultural exchanges.  He says the speed of this history is 799.25 years per hour!

    Short Course, Other Dates:  March 7

    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Wiegand Room 102
The President's Dinner
  • Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

     

    Join University President, Michael E. Engh, S.J. for a celebration honoring the President's Club Members and the 2015 Alumni Award Recipients.

    More information to come.


    Cost: TBD
    Location: Mission Gardens
The Unjust and Unhealth Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They are Doing About It
The War in the Pacific: The U.S. Versus Japan
  • Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, initiating some three and half years of brutal warfare in the Pacific.  This course will examine why the Japanese made the fateful decision to challenge a far richer and much more powerful nation.  It will also cover the course of the war, which began with a series of spectacular Japanese successes, but soon brought a series of naval and military disasters, capped by the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  

    Instructor: E. Bruce Reynolds, Professor of History at San Jose State University, has taught East Asian history and the history of World War II for many years.  He is the author of Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 and Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE, and the Free Thai Underground during World War II.  He also edited and contributed to Japan in the Fascist Era.  He has also become a very popular Osher instructor.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10

    Location: Benson Center, Parlors B & C

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
  • Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, initiating some three and half years of brutal warfare in the Pacific.  This course will examine why the Japanese made the fateful decision to challenge a far richer and much more powerful nation.  It will also cover the course of the war, which began with a series of spectacular Japanese successes, but soon brought a series of naval and military disasters, capped by the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  

    Instructor: E. Bruce Reynolds, Professor of History at San Jose State University, has taught East Asian history and the history of World War II for many years.  He is the author of Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 and Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE, and the Free Thai Underground during World War II.  He also edited and contributed to Japan in the Fascist Era.  He has also become a very popular Osher instructor.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10

    Location: Benson Center, Parlors B & C

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
  • Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, initiating some three and half years of brutal warfare in the Pacific.  This course will examine why the Japanese made the fateful decision to challenge a far richer and much more powerful nation.  It will also cover the course of the war, which began with a series of spectacular Japanese successes, but soon brought a series of naval and military disasters, capped by the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  

    Instructor: E. Bruce Reynolds, Professor of History at San Jose State University, has taught East Asian history and the history of World War II for many years.  He is the author of Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 and Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE, and the Free Thai Underground during World War II.  He also edited and contributed to Japan in the Fascist Era.  He has also become a very popular Osher instructor.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10

    Location: Benson Center, Parlors B & C

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
  • Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, initiating some three and half years of brutal warfare in the Pacific.  This course will examine why the Japanese made the fateful decision to challenge a far richer and much more powerful nation.  It will also cover the course of the war, which began with a series of spectacular Japanese successes, but soon brought a series of naval and military disasters, capped by the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  

    Instructor: E. Bruce Reynolds, Professor of History at San Jose State University, has taught East Asian history and the history of World War II for many years.  He is the author of Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 and Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE, and the Free Thai Underground during World War II.  He also edited and contributed to Japan in the Fascist Era.  He has also become a very popular Osher instructor.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10

    Location: Benson Center, Parlors B & C

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, initiating some three and half years of brutal warfare in the Pacific.  This course will examine why the Japanese made the fateful decision to challenge a far richer and much more powerful nation.  It will also cover the course of the war, which began with a series of spectacular Japanese successes, but soon brought a series of naval and military disasters, capped by the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  

    Instructor: E. Bruce Reynolds, Professor of History at San Jose State University, has taught East Asian history and the history of World War II for many years.  He is the author of Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 and Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE, and the Free Thai Underground during World War II.  He also edited and contributed to Japan in the Fascist Era.  He has also become a very popular Osher instructor.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 10

    Location: Benson Center, Parlors B & C

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
Theatre Behind the Scenes: A Moon for the Misbegotten
  • Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The performance will be followed by a post-production discussion.
     
    A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill, is a sequel  to his  Long Day’s Journey into Night. It deals with themes of finding peace through human kinship rather than the whisky bottle, forgiveness and self-forgiveness.  It had its world premiere in Columbus, Ohio in 1947.  The play has been produced five times on Broadway, starting May 2, 1957.  It also was a television production, garnering five Emmy nominations and winning one.  Between October 13 and November 13, 2013, it was produced for the first time in Low German in Hamburg.  The role of James Tyrone, the play’s hero, is said to be based on Eugene O’Neill’s older brother, Jamie O’Neill.  This offering includes a pre-production class, tickets for the Sunday matinee production, and a post-production discussion.  Information about SCU’s play production and a tour of the theater is included. 

    Instructor: Frederick Tollini, S.J., has been at Santa Clara University since 1971, and has taught in the English and Theatre & Dance Departments (Chair 1980-93), specializing in Drama and Theater History, Shakespeare Studies and directing plays.  He holds a doctorate in Theater History from Yale University and has published three books:  Performance and Culture I-II  (American Heritage Press, 1995); Scene Design at the Court of Louis XIV (Edwin Mellon Press, 2003); and The Shakespeare Productions of Max Reinhardt (Edwin Mellon Press, 2004).  A fourth work, The Art of Variation in the Scene Designs of Donald Oenslager, is obtainable directly from the Mellon Press.  Fr. Tollini has directed over fifty plays and musicals, and acted in productions both at Santa Clara and in regional theater.  His musical background at Santa Clara includes founding the Bronco Philharmonic, predecessor to the current university symphony orchestra.  He is a Past President of the California Educational Theater Association (CETA).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  Class: February 28

                                                    Performance: March 1 

    Location: Class: Benson Center, Parlors B & C
                     Performance: Louis B. Mayer Theatre 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
  • Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Register Here

    The performance will be followed by a post-production discussion.
     
    A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill, is a sequel  to his  Long Day’s Journey into Night. It deals with themes of finding peace through human kinship rather than the whisky bottle, forgiveness and self-forgiveness.  It had its world premiere in Columbus, Ohio in 1947.  The play has been produced five times on Broadway, starting May 2, 1957.  It also was a television production, garnering five Emmy nominations and winning one.  Between October 13 and November 13, 2013, it was produced for the first time in Low German in Hamburg.  The role of James Tyrone, the play’s hero, is said to be based on Eugene O’Neill’s older brother, Jamie O’Neill.  This offering includes a pre-production class, tickets for the Sunday matinee production, and a post-production discussion.  Information about SCU’s play production and a tour of the theater is included. 

    Instructor: Frederick Tollini, S.J., has been at Santa Clara University since 1971, and has taught in the English and Theatre & Dance Departments (Chair 1980-93), specializing in Drama and Theater History, Shakespeare Studies and directing plays.  He holds a doctorate in Theater History from Yale University and has published three books:  Performance and Culture I-II  (American Heritage Press, 1995); Scene Design at the Court of Louis XIV (Edwin Mellon Press, 2003); and The Shakespeare Productions of Max Reinhardt (Edwin Mellon Press, 2004).  A fourth work, The Art of Variation in the Scene Designs of Donald Oenslager, is obtainable directly from the Mellon Press.  Fr. Tollini has directed over fifty plays and musicals, and acted in productions both at Santa Clara and in regional theater.  His musical background at Santa Clara includes founding the Bronco Philharmonic, predecessor to the current university symphony orchestra.  He is a Past President of the California Educational Theater Association (CETA).

    Short Course, Other Dates:  Class: February 28

                                                    Performance: March 1 

    Location: Class: Benson Center, Parlors B & C
                     Performance: Louis B. Mayer Theatre 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
Vintage Santa Clara XXXII
  • Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

     

    Don't miss the 32nd annual Vintage Santa Clara food and wine festival! Featuring over 50 food and wine booths, live music, and fun for all. Proceeds from the event support the Alumni Family Scholarship program.

    Tickets for the event will go on sale Monday, August 3 at 8 a.m. PST.


    Cost: TBD
    Location: Mission Gardens
What Does a Conductor Do?
  • Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Register Here

    You see them waving their arms and taking credit for the great performance an ensemble just gave, but what does a conductor actually do? The job of a conductor is complex and multifaceted, but often difficult to fully understand from the audience's perspective. If you've ever wondered what it takes to stand in front of a symphony orchestra or choir, and to take charge of the music they make, this class will reveal some of the mysteries. Participants will learn the basics of conducting gesture including patterns, cuing, and cut-offs, and take a behind the scenes tour of the preparatory work of a conductor. While years of formal music training are required to be a conductor, for this course all that is required is an appreciation of music and a willingness to try new things.  

    Instructor: Scot Hanna-Weir is the Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale and Director of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University. As a conductor, singer, pianist, and teacher, he is known for his insatiable desire for excellence and deep connection to the personal joy of music making.  Equally at home in front of choral and orchestral forces, he has lead a great variety of ensembles in a vast array of repertoire. Hanna-Weir has prepared choirs for the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling; the National Orchestral Institute under Maestro Asher Fisch; the Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus; and the Maryland Opera Studio. Most recently, he assisted in the premiere of Matthew Halls' own reconstruction of the Bach St. Mark Passion at the Oregon Bach Festival. Hanna-Weir previously served as director of the All Souls Choir at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC and as director of the vocal music program at Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, MI. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Maryland, a MM from the University of Wisconsin, and a BM from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. 

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 17, 24

    Location: Benson Center, Room 21  

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Benson Center
         Room 21
  • Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Register Here

    You see them waving their arms and taking credit for the great performance an ensemble just gave, but what does a conductor actually do? The job of a conductor is complex and multifaceted, but often difficult to fully understand from the audience's perspective. If you've ever wondered what it takes to stand in front of a symphony orchestra or choir, and to take charge of the music they make, this class will reveal some of the mysteries. Participants will learn the basics of conducting gesture including patterns, cuing, and cut-offs, and take a behind the scenes tour of the preparatory work of a conductor. While years of formal music training are required to be a conductor, for this course all that is required is an appreciation of music and a willingness to try new things.  

    Instructor: Scot Hanna-Weir is the Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale and Director of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University. As a conductor, singer, pianist, and teacher, he is known for his insatiable desire for excellence and deep connection to the personal joy of music making.  Equally at home in front of choral and orchestral forces, he has lead a great variety of ensembles in a vast array of repertoire. Hanna-Weir has prepared choirs for the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling; the National Orchestral Institute under Maestro Asher Fisch; the Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus; and the Maryland Opera Studio. Most recently, he assisted in the premiere of Matthew Halls' own reconstruction of the Bach St. Mark Passion at the Oregon Bach Festival. Hanna-Weir previously served as director of the All Souls Choir at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC and as director of the vocal music program at Tecumseh High School in Tecumseh, MI. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Maryland, a MM from the University of Wisconsin, and a BM from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. 

    Short Course, Other Dates:  February 17, 24

    Location: Benson Center, Room 21  

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Benson Center
         Room 21
Where Is the United States Economy Going: Stagnation or Growth?
  • Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    This class will review the performance of the U.S. economy over the recent past, especially the financial crisis of 2007-8 and associated recession, and then look at the "big picture" for future growth.  Many economists are concerned about the negative effects of growing inequality, rapid technological change, and continued globalization. Are these serious and different threats to the well-being of the average American?  Come explore the issues!

    Instructor: Michael Kevane is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Santa Clara University.  Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with particular reference to West Africa.  He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004).  He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org), a non-profit he co-founded in 2001, that has established numerous village libraries in rural Africa.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Bannan Hall, Room 241

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 241
  • Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    This class will review the performance of the U.S. economy over the recent past, especially the financial crisis of 2007-8 and associated recession, and then look at the "big picture" for future growth.  Many economists are concerned about the negative effects of growing inequality, rapid technological change, and continued globalization. Are these serious and different threats to the well-being of the average American?  Come explore the issues!

    Instructor: Michael Kevane is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Santa Clara University.  Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with particular reference to West Africa.  He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004).  He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org), a non-profit he co-founded in 2001, that has established numerous village libraries in rural Africa.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Bannan Hall, Room 241

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 241
  • Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    This class will review the performance of the U.S. economy over the recent past, especially the financial crisis of 2007-8 and associated recession, and then look at the "big picture" for future growth.  Many economists are concerned about the negative effects of growing inequality, rapid technological change, and continued globalization. Are these serious and different threats to the well-being of the average American?  Come explore the issues!

    Instructor: Michael Kevane is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Santa Clara University.  Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with particular reference to West Africa.  He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004).  He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org), a non-profit he co-founded in 2001, that has established numerous village libraries in rural Africa.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Bannan Hall, Room 241

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 241
  • Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    This class will review the performance of the U.S. economy over the recent past, especially the financial crisis of 2007-8 and associated recession, and then look at the "big picture" for future growth.  Many economists are concerned about the negative effects of growing inequality, rapid technological change, and continued globalization. Are these serious and different threats to the well-being of the average American?  Come explore the issues!

    Instructor: Michael Kevane is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Santa Clara University.  Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with particular reference to West Africa.  He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004).  He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org), a non-profit he co-founded in 2001, that has established numerous village libraries in rural Africa.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Bannan Hall, Room 241

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 241
  • Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    This class will review the performance of the U.S. economy over the recent past, especially the financial crisis of 2007-8 and associated recession, and then look at the "big picture" for future growth.  Many economists are concerned about the negative effects of growing inequality, rapid technological change, and continued globalization. Are these serious and different threats to the well-being of the average American?  Come explore the issues!

    Instructor: Michael Kevane is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Santa Clara University.  Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with particular reference to West Africa.  He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004).  He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (www.favl.org), a non-profit he co-founded in 2001, that has established numerous village libraries in rural Africa.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    Location: Bannan Hall, Room 241

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
         Room 241
Wind Symphony Concert
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     The Santa Clara University Wind Symphony presents concerts throughout the academic year, showcasing the broad scope of wind music, from the marches of John Phillip Sousa to the latest contemporary works for band.


    Cost: 5/10/15
    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Winter Career Fair
  • Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Meet with employers, apply for jobs and internships, explore careers, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU students of all years and majors and SCU Alumni.


    Location: Locatelli Center
Zora Neale Hurston & the Harlem Renaissance: Folklore, Gender & the Black Vernacular
  • Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1938), was a moment when artists and writers in the African diaspora, congregating in New York City’s Harlem, sought to build upon and redefine black America.  This course aims to give participants a general introduction to the history, culture, music, and politics of this movement, as well as an intensive introduction to critical reading.  You will be asked to reflect not just on what a written or visual text means, but on how it makes its meaning.  Focusing on anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston, this course introduces students to the issues of gender, folklore, and the black vernacular (language, dialect, voice, and the relationship among them) by critically reading Hurston’s essays, ethnographic pieces, and short stories, alongside her renowned novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). 

    Instructor: Christine Montgomery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  Courses taught include: The Harlem Renaissance; Pan-African Literature; and Contemporary Black Women Writers. Her current book project, Anachronistic Prophecies: Arna Bontemps and Comparative Freedoms in Neo-Slave Narratives, investigates the slave archive, time, gender and the terrain of slavery. Material from this project is under review at MELUS.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (January 14, 21, and February 4)
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 (January 7, 28)

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1938), was a moment when artists and writers in the African diaspora, congregating in New York City’s Harlem, sought to build upon and redefine black America.  This course aims to give participants a general introduction to the history, culture, music, and politics of this movement, as well as an intensive introduction to critical reading.  You will be asked to reflect not just on what a written or visual text means, but on how it makes its meaning.  Focusing on anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston, this course introduces students to the issues of gender, folklore, and the black vernacular (language, dialect, voice, and the relationship among them) by critically reading Hurston’s essays, ethnographic pieces, and short stories, alongside her renowned novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). 

    Instructor: Christine Montgomery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  Courses taught include: The Harlem Renaissance; Pan-African Literature; and Contemporary Black Women Writers. Her current book project, Anachronistic Prophecies: Arna Bontemps and Comparative Freedoms in Neo-Slave Narratives, investigates the slave archive, time, gender and the terrain of slavery. Material from this project is under review at MELUS.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (January 14, 21, and February 4)
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 (January 7, 28)

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1938), was a moment when artists and writers in the African diaspora, congregating in New York City’s Harlem, sought to build upon and redefine black America.  This course aims to give participants a general introduction to the history, culture, music, and politics of this movement, as well as an intensive introduction to critical reading.  You will be asked to reflect not just on what a written or visual text means, but on how it makes its meaning.  Focusing on anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston, this course introduces students to the issues of gender, folklore, and the black vernacular (language, dialect, voice, and the relationship among them) by critically reading Hurston’s essays, ethnographic pieces, and short stories, alongside her renowned novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). 

    Instructor: Christine Montgomery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  Courses taught include: The Harlem Renaissance; Pan-African Literature; and Contemporary Black Women Writers. Her current book project, Anachronistic Prophecies: Arna Bontemps and Comparative Freedoms in Neo-Slave Narratives, investigates the slave archive, time, gender and the terrain of slavery. Material from this project is under review at MELUS.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (January 14, 21, and February 4)
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 (January 7, 28)

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1938), was a moment when artists and writers in the African diaspora, congregating in New York City’s Harlem, sought to build upon and redefine black America.  This course aims to give participants a general introduction to the history, culture, music, and politics of this movement, as well as an intensive introduction to critical reading.  You will be asked to reflect not just on what a written or visual text means, but on how it makes its meaning.  Focusing on anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston, this course introduces students to the issues of gender, folklore, and the black vernacular (language, dialect, voice, and the relationship among them) by critically reading Hurston’s essays, ethnographic pieces, and short stories, alongside her renowned novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). 

    Instructor: Christine Montgomery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  Courses taught include: The Harlem Renaissance; Pan-African Literature; and Contemporary Black Women Writers. Her current book project, Anachronistic Prophecies: Arna Bontemps and Comparative Freedoms in Neo-Slave Narratives, investigates the slave archive, time, gender and the terrain of slavery. Material from this project is under review at MELUS.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (January 14, 21, and February 4)
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 (January 7, 28)

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
  • Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1938), was a moment when artists and writers in the African diaspora, congregating in New York City’s Harlem, sought to build upon and redefine black America.  This course aims to give participants a general introduction to the history, culture, music, and politics of this movement, as well as an intensive introduction to critical reading.  You will be asked to reflect not just on what a written or visual text means, but on how it makes its meaning.  Focusing on anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston, this course introduces students to the issues of gender, folklore, and the black vernacular (language, dialect, voice, and the relationship among them) by critically reading Hurston’s essays, ethnographic pieces, and short stories, alongside her renowned novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). 

    Instructor: Christine Montgomery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  Courses taught include: The Harlem Renaissance; Pan-African Literature; and Contemporary Black Women Writers. Her current book project, Anachronistic Prophecies: Arna Bontemps and Comparative Freedoms in Neo-Slave Narratives, investigates the slave archive, time, gender and the terrain of slavery. Material from this project is under review at MELUS.

    Long Course, Other Dates:  January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4

    SPLIT ROOMS: 
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C (January 14, 21, and February 4)
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 (January 7, 28)

     


    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
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