Events

Upcoming events within the Ignatian Center.

"The Clue to Everything:" A History of Sicily
  • Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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    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!

    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Rooms B and C 

     


    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
         Room B & C
"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
9th Annual Pause for Coz Celebration
  • Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    5 PM Mass in Nobili Hall
    6 PM Party and program in the Adobe Lodge.

    Come join us in celebrating the Padre's spirit and meet this year's scholarship recipients.

     

    Click here to RSVP 


    Cost: Adults $40, Children 12 and under free
    Location: Adobe Lodge
A Meander Through Modern Physics
  • Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Tuesday, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
    Location: Loyola Hall 160

     
    We've come a long way from thinking that the earth is at the center of the universe; we now know that the physical world is very different from what it appears to be to our senses. In this course, we will examine some of the key paradigms and discoveries of modern Physics that form our current model of the Universe and which push the limits of our ability to understand it.  Some of the topics we'll consider include: Newtonian dynamics; thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; relativity; and cosmology.  We'll see how these tie together to form our current model of the physical world, and we'll use them to explore what is known about the origin and beginning of the Universe (Big Bang) and how the Universe is evolving.  We'll also look at some of the big questions that physicists are working on today. 
    There are no prerequisites for the course other than a curiosity about the world around you.  We will take a purely qualitative approach.  No math background is required, although some technical aptitude might be helpful.  In lieu of that, however, just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to chew on some bizarre new ideas and concepts.

    Dr. John Trudeau has been teaching in corporate and academic settings for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability to make complex technical subjects easily understandable.  He holds graduate degrees in both Physics and Psychology, in pursuit of his personal lifetime goal to understand "how the world works."  In the course of his career in Silicon Valley, Dr. Trudeau has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several start-up companies.  He was also Director of the Engineering and Technology, and Business and Management programs at the Silicon Valley Extension Campus of UC Santa Cruz. John has done research on molecular electron quantum states, precision physical measurements, and more recently on functional brain imaging as a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.  His other interests over the years have included hiking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, woodworking, Bonsai, and building astronomical telescopes.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
    Location: Loyola Hall 160

     
    We've come a long way from thinking that the earth is at the center of the universe; we now know that the physical world is very different from what it appears to be to our senses. In this course, we will examine some of the key paradigms and discoveries of modern Physics that form our current model of the Universe and which push the limits of our ability to understand it.  Some of the topics we'll consider include: Newtonian dynamics; thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; relativity; and cosmology.  We'll see how these tie together to form our current model of the physical world, and we'll use them to explore what is known about the origin and beginning of the Universe (Big Bang) and how the Universe is evolving.  We'll also look at some of the big questions that physicists are working on today. 
    There are no prerequisites for the course other than a curiosity about the world around you.  We will take a purely qualitative approach.  No math background is required, although some technical aptitude might be helpful.  In lieu of that, however, just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to chew on some bizarre new ideas and concepts.

    Dr. John Trudeau has been teaching in corporate and academic settings for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability to make complex technical subjects easily understandable.  He holds graduate degrees in both Physics and Psychology, in pursuit of his personal lifetime goal to understand "how the world works."  In the course of his career in Silicon Valley, Dr. Trudeau has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several start-up companies.  He was also Director of the Engineering and Technology, and Business and Management programs at the Silicon Valley Extension Campus of UC Santa Cruz. John has done research on molecular electron quantum states, precision physical measurements, and more recently on functional brain imaging as a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.  His other interests over the years have included hiking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, woodworking, Bonsai, and building astronomical telescopes.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
    Location: Loyola Hall 160

     
    We've come a long way from thinking that the earth is at the center of the universe; we now know that the physical world is very different from what it appears to be to our senses. In this course, we will examine some of the key paradigms and discoveries of modern Physics that form our current model of the Universe and which push the limits of our ability to understand it.  Some of the topics we'll consider include: Newtonian dynamics; thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; relativity; and cosmology.  We'll see how these tie together to form our current model of the physical world, and we'll use them to explore what is known about the origin and beginning of the Universe (Big Bang) and how the Universe is evolving.  We'll also look at some of the big questions that physicists are working on today. 
    There are no prerequisites for the course other than a curiosity about the world around you.  We will take a purely qualitative approach.  No math background is required, although some technical aptitude might be helpful.  In lieu of that, however, just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to chew on some bizarre new ideas and concepts.

    Dr. John Trudeau has been teaching in corporate and academic settings for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability to make complex technical subjects easily understandable.  He holds graduate degrees in both Physics and Psychology, in pursuit of his personal lifetime goal to understand "how the world works."  In the course of his career in Silicon Valley, Dr. Trudeau has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several start-up companies.  He was also Director of the Engineering and Technology, and Business and Management programs at the Silicon Valley Extension Campus of UC Santa Cruz. John has done research on molecular electron quantum states, precision physical measurements, and more recently on functional brain imaging as a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.  His other interests over the years have included hiking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, woodworking, Bonsai, and building astronomical telescopes.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
    Location: Loyola Hall 160

     
    We've come a long way from thinking that the earth is at the center of the universe; we now know that the physical world is very different from what it appears to be to our senses. In this course, we will examine some of the key paradigms and discoveries of modern Physics that form our current model of the Universe and which push the limits of our ability to understand it.  Some of the topics we'll consider include: Newtonian dynamics; thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; relativity; and cosmology.  We'll see how these tie together to form our current model of the physical world, and we'll use them to explore what is known about the origin and beginning of the Universe (Big Bang) and how the Universe is evolving.  We'll also look at some of the big questions that physicists are working on today. 
    There are no prerequisites for the course other than a curiosity about the world around you.  We will take a purely qualitative approach.  No math background is required, although some technical aptitude might be helpful.  In lieu of that, however, just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to chew on some bizarre new ideas and concepts.

    Dr. John Trudeau has been teaching in corporate and academic settings for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability to make complex technical subjects easily understandable.  He holds graduate degrees in both Physics and Psychology, in pursuit of his personal lifetime goal to understand "how the world works."  In the course of his career in Silicon Valley, Dr. Trudeau has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several start-up companies.  He was also Director of the Engineering and Technology, and Business and Management programs at the Silicon Valley Extension Campus of UC Santa Cruz. John has done research on molecular electron quantum states, precision physical measurements, and more recently on functional brain imaging as a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.  His other interests over the years have included hiking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, woodworking, Bonsai, and building astronomical telescopes.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
    Location: Loyola Hall 160

     
    We've come a long way from thinking that the earth is at the center of the universe; we now know that the physical world is very different from what it appears to be to our senses. In this course, we will examine some of the key paradigms and discoveries of modern Physics that form our current model of the Universe and which push the limits of our ability to understand it.  Some of the topics we'll consider include: Newtonian dynamics; thermodynamics; quantum mechanics; relativity; and cosmology.  We'll see how these tie together to form our current model of the physical world, and we'll use them to explore what is known about the origin and beginning of the Universe (Big Bang) and how the Universe is evolving.  We'll also look at some of the big questions that physicists are working on today. 
    There are no prerequisites for the course other than a curiosity about the world around you.  We will take a purely qualitative approach.  No math background is required, although some technical aptitude might be helpful.  In lieu of that, however, just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to chew on some bizarre new ideas and concepts.

    Dr. John Trudeau has been teaching in corporate and academic settings for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability to make complex technical subjects easily understandable.  He holds graduate degrees in both Physics and Psychology, in pursuit of his personal lifetime goal to understand "how the world works."  In the course of his career in Silicon Valley, Dr. Trudeau has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several start-up companies.  He was also Director of the Engineering and Technology, and Business and Management programs at the Silicon Valley Extension Campus of UC Santa Cruz. John has done research on molecular electron quantum states, precision physical measurements, and more recently on functional brain imaging as a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.  His other interests over the years have included hiking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, woodworking, Bonsai, and building astronomical telescopes.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Friday, Apr 10, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Split Room Location: 
    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (April 10)
    Library Viewing and Taping Room (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8)

     
    An in-depth introduction to the first Modernist novel in the English language. This class will examine James Joyce’s coming-of-age tale of a boy growing into Irish Catholic manhood, and struggling with questions of faith, family, and identity. It’s a drama of Irish politics and religion, and parallels the author’s own personal development. We’ll explore his use of stream-of-consciousness, motif, point-of-view, epiphany, and allegory in the novel, and pay particular attention to the masterful language Joyce uses.
     
    James Harville recently retired after forty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English at Bellarmine College Preparatory.  In thirty of those years, he taught a senior elective called the “James Joyce Seminar,” in which 12th grade students read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, some of the stories in Dubliners, and tackled the challenge of Ulysses. It has been said that spending 30 semesters reading Joyce with gifted high school students has changed some lives.  Especially Mr. Harville’s.  

    Cost: 85.00
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Split Room Location: 
    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (April 10)
    Library Viewing and Taping Room (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8)

     
    An in-depth introduction to the first Modernist novel in the English language. This class will examine James Joyce’s coming-of-age tale of a boy growing into Irish Catholic manhood, and struggling with questions of faith, family, and identity. It’s a drama of Irish politics and religion, and parallels the author’s own personal development. We’ll explore his use of stream-of-consciousness, motif, point-of-view, epiphany, and allegory in the novel, and pay particular attention to the masterful language Joyce uses.
     
    James Harville recently retired after forty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English at Bellarmine College Preparatory.  In thirty of those years, he taught a senior elective called the “James Joyce Seminar,” in which 12th grade students read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, some of the stories in Dubliners, and tackled the challenge of Ulysses. It has been said that spending 30 semesters reading Joyce with gifted high school students has changed some lives.  Especially Mr. Harville’s.  

    Cost: 85.00
  • Friday, Apr 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Split Room Location: 
    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (April 10)
    Library Viewing and Taping Room (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8)

     
    An in-depth introduction to the first Modernist novel in the English language. This class will examine James Joyce’s coming-of-age tale of a boy growing into Irish Catholic manhood, and struggling with questions of faith, family, and identity. It’s a drama of Irish politics and religion, and parallels the author’s own personal development. We’ll explore his use of stream-of-consciousness, motif, point-of-view, epiphany, and allegory in the novel, and pay particular attention to the masterful language Joyce uses.
     
    James Harville recently retired after forty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English at Bellarmine College Preparatory.  In thirty of those years, he taught a senior elective called the “James Joyce Seminar,” in which 12th grade students read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, some of the stories in Dubliners, and tackled the challenge of Ulysses. It has been said that spending 30 semesters reading Joyce with gifted high school students has changed some lives.  Especially Mr. Harville’s.  

    Cost: 85.00
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Split Room Location: 
    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (April 10)
    Library Viewing and Taping Room (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8)

     
    An in-depth introduction to the first Modernist novel in the English language. This class will examine James Joyce’s coming-of-age tale of a boy growing into Irish Catholic manhood, and struggling with questions of faith, family, and identity. It’s a drama of Irish politics and religion, and parallels the author’s own personal development. We’ll explore his use of stream-of-consciousness, motif, point-of-view, epiphany, and allegory in the novel, and pay particular attention to the masterful language Joyce uses.
     
    James Harville recently retired after forty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English at Bellarmine College Preparatory.  In thirty of those years, he taught a senior elective called the “James Joyce Seminar,” in which 12th grade students read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, some of the stories in Dubliners, and tackled the challenge of Ulysses. It has been said that spending 30 semesters reading Joyce with gifted high school students has changed some lives.  Especially Mr. Harville’s.  

    Cost: 85.00
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Split Room Location: 
    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (April 10)
    Library Viewing and Taping Room (April 17, 24 and May 1, 8)

     
    An in-depth introduction to the first Modernist novel in the English language. This class will examine James Joyce’s coming-of-age tale of a boy growing into Irish Catholic manhood, and struggling with questions of faith, family, and identity. It’s a drama of Irish politics and religion, and parallels the author’s own personal development. We’ll explore his use of stream-of-consciousness, motif, point-of-view, epiphany, and allegory in the novel, and pay particular attention to the masterful language Joyce uses.
     
    James Harville recently retired after forty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement and Honors English at Bellarmine College Preparatory.  In thirty of those years, he taught a senior elective called the “James Joyce Seminar,” in which 12th grade students read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, some of the stories in Dubliners, and tackled the challenge of Ulysses. It has been said that spending 30 semesters reading Joyce with gifted high school students has changed some lives.  Especially Mr. Harville’s.  

    Cost: 85.00
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
American Politics Today and Our Country?s Future
  • Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 30
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course examines interest groups in American politics.  Historically viewed as private organizations dedicated to expressing the views of their members to policy makers, interest groups have exploded in numbers and types.  Their growing clout has impacted other traditional sources of informal power, particularly political parties, which have lost considerable control of nominations and elections.  We will trace the conditions that have facilitated interest group proliferation, the targets of interest groups, their techniques, and the outcomes of their efforts.  We will do so bearing in mind the original structure of American government and the intent of the Framers, taking note of the changing relationship between informal pressure and formal political structures.  With all of these developments, we are left with the questions: Do 21st century political organizations benefit the fabric of American democracy or thwart it?  Have they supplanted the roles of partisan organization in the political process or simply provided additional sets of messages to public policy makers?  Answering these fundamental questions will tell us much about American politics today, as well as the country’s future.     
     
    Dr. Larry Gerston is a Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University.  He specializes on the public policy process at the national and state levels and has written eleven books on politics.  His most recent book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, assesses California's politics in the context of a complicated, contentious socio-economic environment.  Along with his academic responsibilities, Professor Gerston appears regularly as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television in northern California).  A native Californian, he is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 30
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course examines interest groups in American politics.  Historically viewed as private organizations dedicated to expressing the views of their members to policy makers, interest groups have exploded in numbers and types.  Their growing clout has impacted other traditional sources of informal power, particularly political parties, which have lost considerable control of nominations and elections.  We will trace the conditions that have facilitated interest group proliferation, the targets of interest groups, their techniques, and the outcomes of their efforts.  We will do so bearing in mind the original structure of American government and the intent of the Framers, taking note of the changing relationship between informal pressure and formal political structures.  With all of these developments, we are left with the questions: Do 21st century political organizations benefit the fabric of American democracy or thwart it?  Have they supplanted the roles of partisan organization in the political process or simply provided additional sets of messages to public policy makers?  Answering these fundamental questions will tell us much about American politics today, as well as the country’s future.     
     
    Dr. Larry Gerston is a Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University.  He specializes on the public policy process at the national and state levels and has written eleven books on politics.  His most recent book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, assesses California's politics in the context of a complicated, contentious socio-economic environment.  Along with his academic responsibilities, Professor Gerston appears regularly as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television in northern California).  A native Californian, he is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 30
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course examines interest groups in American politics.  Historically viewed as private organizations dedicated to expressing the views of their members to policy makers, interest groups have exploded in numbers and types.  Their growing clout has impacted other traditional sources of informal power, particularly political parties, which have lost considerable control of nominations and elections.  We will trace the conditions that have facilitated interest group proliferation, the targets of interest groups, their techniques, and the outcomes of their efforts.  We will do so bearing in mind the original structure of American government and the intent of the Framers, taking note of the changing relationship between informal pressure and formal political structures.  With all of these developments, we are left with the questions: Do 21st century political organizations benefit the fabric of American democracy or thwart it?  Have they supplanted the roles of partisan organization in the political process or simply provided additional sets of messages to public policy makers?  Answering these fundamental questions will tell us much about American politics today, as well as the country’s future.     
     
    Dr. Larry Gerston is a Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University.  He specializes on the public policy process at the national and state levels and has written eleven books on politics.  His most recent book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, assesses California's politics in the context of a complicated, contentious socio-economic environment.  Along with his academic responsibilities, Professor Gerston appears regularly as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television in northern California).  A native Californian, he is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 30
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course examines interest groups in American politics.  Historically viewed as private organizations dedicated to expressing the views of their members to policy makers, interest groups have exploded in numbers and types.  Their growing clout has impacted other traditional sources of informal power, particularly political parties, which have lost considerable control of nominations and elections.  We will trace the conditions that have facilitated interest group proliferation, the targets of interest groups, their techniques, and the outcomes of their efforts.  We will do so bearing in mind the original structure of American government and the intent of the Framers, taking note of the changing relationship between informal pressure and formal political structures.  With all of these developments, we are left with the questions: Do 21st century political organizations benefit the fabric of American democracy or thwart it?  Have they supplanted the roles of partisan organization in the political process or simply provided additional sets of messages to public policy makers?  Answering these fundamental questions will tell us much about American politics today, as well as the country’s future.     
     
    Dr. Larry Gerston is a Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University.  He specializes on the public policy process at the national and state levels and has written eleven books on politics.  His most recent book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, assesses California's politics in the context of a complicated, contentious socio-economic environment.  Along with his academic responsibilities, Professor Gerston appears regularly as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area (the NBC television in northern California).  A native Californian, he is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Armchair Traveler: Cuba - So Near and Still So Far
  • Monday, Apr 20, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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    Monday, April 20, 27
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

    Cuba, ninety miles from the Florida Keys, is still a distant place for many United States citizens whose travel to the island is subject to the restrictive guidelines of the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Treasury Department.  How did this happen? When will it change?  And, how can those in the U.S. travel legally to Cuba? This series on Cuba gives the background for the current situation and describes the incremental changes that are taking place in Cuban society.  It also introduces important Cuban voices that are not always “heard” in the U.S. eadlines about Cuba and the United States.
     
    Anne (Anita) Fountain was born in Argentina. She is Professor of Spanish at San José State University and is a specialist on the Cuban national hero, José Martí, and the influence of the United States on his life and work.  Recent books are: Disconnect/ Desencuentro (a bilingual edition of short stories by Nancy Alonso) 2012; Closed for Repairs (Trans. of Nancy Alonso’s Cerrado por reparación) 2007; Cuba on the Edge (A co-edited anthology of Cuban short fiction) 2007; and Versos Sencillos: A Dual Language Edition (José Martí, Translation, Introduction and Notes by Anne Fountain) 2005. She has written extensively on José Martí in both English and Spanish. Her book José Martí , the United States and Race  was published by the University Press of Florida in 2014. 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Wiegand Room 102
  • Monday, Apr 27, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, April 20, 27
    Location: Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

    Cuba, ninety miles from the Florida Keys, is still a distant place for many United States citizens whose travel to the island is subject to the restrictive guidelines of the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Treasury Department.  How did this happen? When will it change?  And, how can those in the U.S. travel legally to Cuba? This series on Cuba gives the background for the current situation and describes the incremental changes that are taking place in Cuban society.  It also introduces important Cuban voices that are not always “heard” in the U.S. eadlines about Cuba and the United States.
     
    Anne (Anita) Fountain was born in Argentina. She is Professor of Spanish at San José State University and is a specialist on the Cuban national hero, José Martí, and the influence of the United States on his life and work.  Recent books are: Disconnect/ Desencuentro (a bilingual edition of short stories by Nancy Alonso) 2012; Closed for Repairs (Trans. of Nancy Alonso’s Cerrado por reparación) 2007; Cuba on the Edge (A co-edited anthology of Cuban short fiction) 2007; and Versos Sencillos: A Dual Language Edition (José Martí, Translation, Introduction and Notes by Anne Fountain) 2005. She has written extensively on José Martí in both English and Spanish. Her book José Martí , the United States and Race  was published by the University Press of Florida in 2014. 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Wiegand Room 102
Basic Digital Photography (Studio Course)
  • Friday, Apr 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Location: Fine Arts Building B

    This exciting five-week class introduces students to basic digital camera functions such as aperture, shutter, and exposure. The class will emphasize elements of composition and how to create meaningful images. Students will also learn basic image enhancing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom 5.  This Osher studio course is offered in special partnership with the Art and Art History Department’s studio art program.
     
    Special Requirements:
    The course will be limited to 18 participants. Students must provide their own digital camera, but the Department of Art and Art History will provide other materials and supplies.  The first two class sessions will take place in the classroom; subsequent sessions will take place in the digital laboratory, both located in the Art and Art History building. 
     
    Renee Billingslea is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art & Art History, where she teaches photography.  She received both her M.F.A. (San Jose State) and B.F.A. (Southern Oregon University) in photography.  In addition to teaching, Renee is an exhibiting artist, who combines her talents in photography with textile and mixed media to create powerful works that address historical, racial and social issues.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room B
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Location: Fine Arts Building B

    This exciting five-week class introduces students to basic digital camera functions such as aperture, shutter, and exposure. The class will emphasize elements of composition and how to create meaningful images. Students will also learn basic image enhancing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom 5.  This Osher studio course is offered in special partnership with the Art and Art History Department’s studio art program.
     
    Special Requirements:
    The course will be limited to 18 participants. Students must provide their own digital camera, but the Department of Art and Art History will provide other materials and supplies.  The first two class sessions will take place in the classroom; subsequent sessions will take place in the digital laboratory, both located in the Art and Art History building. 
     
    Renee Billingslea is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art & Art History, where she teaches photography.  She received both her M.F.A. (San Jose State) and B.F.A. (Southern Oregon University) in photography.  In addition to teaching, Renee is an exhibiting artist, who combines her talents in photography with textile and mixed media to create powerful works that address historical, racial and social issues.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room B
  • Friday, Apr 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Location: Fine Arts Building B

    This exciting five-week class introduces students to basic digital camera functions such as aperture, shutter, and exposure. The class will emphasize elements of composition and how to create meaningful images. Students will also learn basic image enhancing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom 5.  This Osher studio course is offered in special partnership with the Art and Art History Department’s studio art program.
     
    Special Requirements:
    The course will be limited to 18 participants. Students must provide their own digital camera, but the Department of Art and Art History will provide other materials and supplies.  The first two class sessions will take place in the classroom; subsequent sessions will take place in the digital laboratory, both located in the Art and Art History building. 
     
    Renee Billingslea is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art & Art History, where she teaches photography.  She received both her M.F.A. (San Jose State) and B.F.A. (Southern Oregon University) in photography.  In addition to teaching, Renee is an exhibiting artist, who combines her talents in photography with textile and mixed media to create powerful works that address historical, racial and social issues.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room B
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Location: Fine Arts Building B

    This exciting five-week class introduces students to basic digital camera functions such as aperture, shutter, and exposure. The class will emphasize elements of composition and how to create meaningful images. Students will also learn basic image enhancing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom 5.  This Osher studio course is offered in special partnership with the Art and Art History Department’s studio art program.
     
    Special Requirements:
    The course will be limited to 18 participants. Students must provide their own digital camera, but the Department of Art and Art History will provide other materials and supplies.  The first two class sessions will take place in the classroom; subsequent sessions will take place in the digital laboratory, both located in the Art and Art History building. 
     
    Renee Billingslea is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art & Art History, where she teaches photography.  She received both her M.F.A. (San Jose State) and B.F.A. (Southern Oregon University) in photography.  In addition to teaching, Renee is an exhibiting artist, who combines her talents in photography with textile and mixed media to create powerful works that address historical, racial and social issues.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room B
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Friday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8
    Location: Fine Arts Building B

    This exciting five-week class introduces students to basic digital camera functions such as aperture, shutter, and exposure. The class will emphasize elements of composition and how to create meaningful images. Students will also learn basic image enhancing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom 5.  This Osher studio course is offered in special partnership with the Art and Art History Department’s studio art program.
     
    Special Requirements:
    The course will be limited to 18 participants. Students must provide their own digital camera, but the Department of Art and Art History will provide other materials and supplies.  The first two class sessions will take place in the classroom; subsequent sessions will take place in the digital laboratory, both located in the Art and Art History building. 
     
    Renee Billingslea is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art & Art History, where she teaches photography.  She received both her M.F.A. (San Jose State) and B.F.A. (Southern Oregon University) in photography.  In addition to teaching, Renee is an exhibiting artist, who combines her talents in photography with textile and mixed media to create powerful works that address historical, racial and social issues.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Fine Arts Building
         Room B
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

    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: SPLIT ROOMS
                    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (February 26)
                    Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A ( March 5, 12) 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing and Taping, Room A
  • 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: SPLIT ROOMS
                    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (February 26)
                    Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A ( March 5, 12) 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing and Taping, Room A
  • 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: SPLIT ROOMS
                    Loyola Hall, Room 160 (February 26)
                    Learning Commons, Library Viewing and Taping Room A ( March 5, 12) 

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing and Taping, Room A
Boston National College Fair - Boston, MA
Broncos Go Social: Young Alumni Soirée
  • Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

    Join the Alumni Association and fellow Broncos for the Young Alumni Soirée on March 21 at the historic Gallery 16. The night will include an open bar, dessert bar, music, dancing and more!

    A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Santa Clara Fund. With your attendance, we will set a record for funds raised at a single young alumni event.

    The event will sell out, so we encourage guests to RSVP early.

    RSVP Today


    Cost: $75 per person
    Location:
         Gallery 16
Broncos Read Unveiling Ceremony
  • Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

     Please join us as we unveil the 2015 Broncos Read honorees. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct any ADA/504 accomodation requests to Kelly De Leon-Lopez 408-554-5031.


    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Lower Level
Buck Bannan Awards
Campus Tour - Friday
Campus Tour - Saturday
Career Consulting March 2015
  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Career Consulting appointments are thirty minutes long, held in Lucas Hall 116. Please fill out this form so that we can learn about you and what type of career consulting you are seeking.

    *Note: resume reviews are done via email, use Resume Review form for that.

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
Cleveland National College Fair - Cleveland, OH
College Showcase
  • Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    A celebration of our teacher-scholars and students

    Curiosity, Innovation, and Passion Transforming our World


    Location: De Saisset Museum
Combined Choral Concert
Commencement Recital
Copy of SIG Be the Change Lecture
CPSY x274 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

    Credit:12 CEUs

    **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:

    • Summarize the research on prediction of future relationship stability
    • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
    • Conduct a couple's therapy assessment using elements of the couple's narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict, and individual interviews.
    • Describe two interventions for each: to help strengthen a couple's management of conflict, to enhance a couple's frienship system, and to explore a couple's system of shared meaning.

    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
CPSY x648: The Heart of Recovery From Addictions - The Patient Experience
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    CPSY x648: The Heart of Recovery From Addictions – The Patient Experience

    DATE: May 2nd

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

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 160(Subject to change)

    WORKSHOP FEE: $168

    Register Here »

     

     


    Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. 

     WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Successful recovery from any addiction involves a transformation of the entire person. At times the psychological community, recovery community, and treatment community are at odds over how to best address the needs of addicts and alcoholics. This course aims at offering an overview of the most effective treatments available to allow a person the opportunity to experience real peace of mind in recovery and freedom from the addictive prison. Included in the course is understanding the strength and shadow side of the current approaches to addressing the disease of addiction. The course will include personal stories of the teachers, guest speakers, along with real – in the trenches shared experiences from working in a treatment facility that now treats 500 alcoholics and addicts each year. Also discussed in this course is the power of self-compassion and positive psychology and its vital role in allowing for complete recovery, in body, mind and spirit, from any addiction. There will also be very many down to earth – hands on – practical skill building opportunities for people seeking concrete ways to help foster positive change for alcoholics and addicts they may work with.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Understand the most effective treatments in body, mind, and spirit for
      alcoholics and addicts
    - How to implement the most effective treatments as a therapist (see above for
      all topics that will be covered)
    - Informal question and answer periods will guide assessment to assure students
      are tracking with the material presented.
    - The opportunity to actually do some of the assignments typically given to
       patients in a treatment setting to taste the transformative power recovery can
       have for individuals trying to get clean and sober.
     

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    Anyone currently in graduate school training in the helping professions, or licensed therapists and social workers or interns seeking to understand what really works for helping alcoholics and addicts get and maintain, long-term contented sobriety.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Brad Koch, MFT has had a variety of life experiences that have led him to work full-time as an MFT treating addictions since 2005. His life journey has involved backpacking adventures across New Zealand, 264 skydives, becoming a successful tenured 6th grade school teacher at one point in his life , discovering the transformative power of recovery for himself in 2003 through three months in residence at the Hazelden-Betty Ford foundation – one of the best treatment centers on earth, getting a masters degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University in 2006 and now has personally established education curriculum in use at Kaiser Permanente’s Chemical Dependency Recovery Program in Cupertino, where he has worked since 2006. Also, an avid meditator and student of mindfulness-based stress reduction, Brad has enjoyed going on silent meditation retreats at Spirit Rock in Marin County and sees the practices of mindfulness, love, and compassion as central to the recovery journey. He is married to a wonderful woman he met in graduate school at Santa Clara University in 2004 and they have two amazing kids.

     

    Guest speakers include:

    Brian Penrose, MFT, a SCU alumni, will be discussing dual diagnosis
    His bio:http://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/ncal/provider/brianpenrose/about/professional?ctab=About+Me&to=1

     
    Len Depaolo, MFT is a manager at Kaiser's Chemical Dependency Recovery Program with decades of experience working with addictions in a treatment center, and in private practice, he will discuss several things, including long term issues that can come up with longer term sobriety.
    His bio is here:
     
    Keith Nelson, LCSW, is well known in the area as an expert in Chemical Dependency Treatment. He is also a manager at Kaiser's Chemical Dependency Recovery Program and in private practice. He has specialty training in DBT and will be discussing the role of DBT for people recovering from addictions.
    His Kaiser bio is here:
     
     

     

     

     


    Cost: $168
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 160
CPSY x680: Counseling for Grief and Loss: Innovations in Theory and Technique
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    CPSY x680 - Counseling for Grief and Loss: Innovations in Theory and Technique

    DATE: May 16th

    TIME: 9-4PM (lunch provided)

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 160(Subject to change)

    WORKSHOP FEE: $168

    Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

    Register Here!

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    This workshop is an intensive introduction to counseling and therapy issues encountered when working with people facing grief, loss, and life-threatening illness.
     
    Topics covered will include:
    • Theories of attachment and loss
    • Normal grief reaction and the tasks of grief
    • Recent research and theory on complicated mourning
    • Unresolved grief as an underlying clinical issue
    • Grief and family systems
    • Therapeutic interventions (existential, cognitive-behavioral, and process experiential) with people facing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness
    • Interdisciplinary team work in end-of-life care
    • Facilitating end-of-life conversations
    •  Innovation in end-of-life care and antidotes to therapist burnout.
     
    Skill-building exercises are an important part of this course. 

     

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. (U. C. Berkeley) is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs the graduate Health Psychology Program. A national leader in end-of-life research, theory, and training, he is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to end-of-life care. The author of the award winning book, The Helper's Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness, he has published widely on counseling and health issues, self-concealment , stress theory, and counseling skills, and has had a clinical practice for more than 25 years. His undergraduate degree in psychology is from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate is in clinical psychology from U. C. Berkeley. Dale Larson’s ability to translate theory and research into effective clinical practice has made him a popular speaker at national and international conferences.


    Cost: $168
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 160
CPSY x855: Aging and Relationships
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
    CPSY x855 – Aging and Relationships
    TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Friday, April 17th, 9AM-4:30PM and Saturday, April 18th, 9AM – 1:15PM
    Rm. 160, $288
     
    *This course is approved for 10 hours of CE credit toward the BBS requirement.

    Register for Spring »

     
     
     
     
     
     
    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
CPSY x932: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    CPSY x932– Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy

    Saturday, April 25th, 9-4PM, Rm. 160, $168
    ** 6 Continuing Education Hours **

    Register Here!

    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
CPT Updates Forum
  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM

     This is a follow-up to the email we sent on 2/13/15 regarding changes to curricular practical training (CPT). Please read the section below that applies to you. Should you have further questions or concerns about the below information, we will be hosting a forum in Bannan Hall (Law School, Building 405), Room 127, at 9am this Friday, February 27th and strongly encourage you to attend.


    Location:
         Bannan Hall (Law School, Building 405); Room 127
Determining the Value of Your Antiques and Collectibles
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Saturday, May 16
    Location: Daly Science 206

    Have you ever wondered how much your treasures – whether inherited or purchased at a flea market - might be worth?  In this two-hour class, we’ll discuss six factors that make something worth more,  or less.  Class participants are urged to bring along an object for review applying your newfound knowledge.
     
    Steven Wayne Yvaska has been a collector since he was nine years old.  Originally from  Boston, Yvaska completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Syracuse.  Since the mid-1970’s, Yvaska has been a speaker and lecturer at historical societies, study groups, museums, antiques clubs, libraries, colleges and universities.  He presents programs on topics as varied as silver, American art pottery, Halloween memorabilia, World Fair souvenirs,  pre-1920 postcards, English ceramics and more.  Steve may be best known for his long-running column “The Seasoned Collector,” which appears exclusively in the San Jose Mercury News and most Media News Group publications. His articles and stories have been reprinted in newsletters, journals, and bulletins.

    Cost: 40.00
Difficult Dialogue: Being LGBTA and Catholic
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Benson 21
    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. All are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and an open heart.


    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
Difficult Dialogue: Managing Mental Illness
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Kennedy Commons
    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Focus on self-reflection in a safe space to engage in difficult dialogue as it relates to various aspects of our identities - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, class, etc. All are welcome to join, listen and learn with an open mind and an open heart.


    Cost: Free
    Location: Kennedy Mall, Commons at Kennedy Mall
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.

    WE ARE ALL SOLD OUT, SORRY.  Keep an eye out for the 2016 Season, with more seats and games planned for.

    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, May 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers

    DATE: Saturday May 09 *Must register by Wednesday, April 29st

    TIME: 8AM-5PM

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. TBD

    WORKSHOP FEE: $150

    Meets CTC Preliminary Credential Requirement

    Register for Spring »

     

     

    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 TBD
EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers (Online)
  • Monday, Apr 27, 2015 to Friday, May 8, 2015

    EDUC x601: Health Education for Teachers (Online)

    DATE: April 27 through May 8, 2015 *Must register by April 15

    TIME: Any time that works for you.

    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 Spring »

     

     

     

    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: Loyola Hall
         Online
EDUC x603: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

     EDUC x603 – CPR/AED

    Date: March 12th *Must register by February 25th

    Time: 8AM-12PM

    Location: Loyola Hall, Rm. 136

    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: $55
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 136
EDUC x992 SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Course
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM to Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    EDUC x992 SHRM-CP™ Certification Prep Course

    Date & Time: 
    Week 1(In Class): May 7, 8, & 9 from 8-5PM each day
    Week 2(Online): May 14 & 15 from 6PM - 9PM, May 16 from 8AM - 1PM

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 135(In class) & Online

    Cost: $1540

     

     

     

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recently established the new SHRM Certification to replace the PHR and SPHR certifications currently held by HR professionals. The new curriculum created by SHRM provides the essential information to pass and obtain the new SHRM-CPTM credential. This course covers the SHRM body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK). The SHRM Learning System is included in the cost of this course.

     

    HR Competencies

    HR Expertise (HR Knowledge), Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership and Navigation, Communication, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation

    HR Knowledge Domains
    o   People
    o   Talent Acquisition
    o   Employee Engagement
    o   Learning & Development
    o   Total Rewards
    o   Organization
    o   Structure of the HR Function
    o   Organizational Effectiveness and Development
    o   Workforce Management
    o   Employee Relations
    o   Technology and Data
    o   Workplace
    o   HR in the Global Context
    o   Diversity and Inclusion
    o   Risk Management
    o   Corporate Social Responsibility
    o   Employment Law and Regulation (U.S. only)
    o   Strategy
    o   Business and HR Strategy

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Joan Torne has been in the Human Resources field for more than 12 years. She is currently the Associate Director of Human Resources at Santa Clara University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of San Francisco, her Master’s degree in Sociology at San Jose State University and her doctoral degree in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Her research interests are leadership in higher education, Asian Pacific American leaders in higher education, diversity in higher education, strategic planning in higher education, bureaucratic organizations, emotions at work, work and family, women at work, social inequalities, and human resources management. She also holds a Professional Human Resources Certificate (PHR) since 2007. Dr. Torne has taught Human Resources courses as a lecturer and a mentor at the Silicon Valley School of Management at San Jose State University. She is committed in upholding personal and organizational continuous improvement and an advocate for equal access to higher education.


    Cost: 1540
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room: 135
EDUC x992 SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Course
  • Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM to Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    EDUC x992 SHRM-CP™ Certification Prep Course

    Date & Time: 
    Week 1(In Class): June 4, 5, & 6 from 8-5PM each day
    Week 2(Online): June 11 & 12 from 6PM - 9PM, June 13 from 8AM - 1PM

    Location: Loyola Hall, Room 135(In class) & Online

    Cost: $1540

     

     

     

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recently established the new SHRM Certification to replace the PHR and SPHR certifications currently held by HR professionals. The new curriculum created by SHRM provides the essential information to pass and obtain the new SHRM-CPTM credential. This course covers the SHRM body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK). The SHRM Learning System is included in the cost of this course.

     

    HR Competencies

    HR Expertise (HR Knowledge), Relationship Management, Consultation, Leadership and Navigation, Communication, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation

    HR Knowledge Domains
    o   People
    o   Talent Acquisition
    o   Employee Engagement
    o   Learning & Development
    o   Total Rewards
    o   Organization
    o   Structure of the HR Function
    o   Organizational Effectiveness and Development
    o   Workforce Management
    o   Employee Relations
    o   Technology and Data
    o   Workplace
    o   HR in the Global Context
    o   Diversity and Inclusion
    o   Risk Management
    o   Corporate Social Responsibility
    o   Employment Law and Regulation (U.S. only)
    o   Strategy
    o   Business and HR Strategy

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Joan Torne has been in the Human Resources field for more than 12 years. She is currently the Associate Director of Human Resources at Santa Clara University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of San Francisco, her Master’s degree in Sociology at San Jose State University and her doctoral degree in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Her research interests are leadership in higher education, Asian Pacific American leaders in higher education, diversity in higher education, strategic planning in higher education, bureaucratic organizations, emotions at work, work and family, women at work, social inequalities, and human resources management. She also holds a Professional Human Resources Certificate (PHR) since 2007. Dr. Torne has taught Human Resources courses as a lecturer and a mentor at the Silicon Valley School of Management at San Jose State University. She is committed in upholding personal and organizational continuous improvement and an advocate for equal access to higher education.


    Cost: 1540
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room: 135
Faculty Chamber Music
Family Reunion
  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Join the African American Alumni Chapter, the Black Law Student Association, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion for the inaugural Family Reunion. Guests will enjoy a casual networking mixer followed by a dinner featuring a guest speaker. The mixer and dinner will take place in Donohoe Alumni House.

    Following dinner, all guests are encourage d to attend Igwebuike's culture show titled "#WakeUp." The cultural show will take place in Locatelli Activities Center.

    RSVP Today


    Cost: No Charge
    Location: Donohoe Alumni House
Filing deadline for STD, STL, ThM theses/projects & MTS synthesis papers
First Friday Mass and Lunch
First Friday Mass and Lunch
Five Cities: An Introduction to Ancient Greece
  • Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course is an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to five different cities.  We begin with Mycenae, where we examine the ruins of the late Bronze Age and investigate the culture that inspired the Homeric epic poems.  Next stop is Delphi, home of Apollo's oracle, where we explore Greek religion.  Our third stop is Sparta, and an overview of what made the Spartans so memorably different from their fellow Greeks.  The fourth stop takes us to the jewel of the ancient Greek world:  5th century Athens.  We end our journey in Egyptian Alexandria, which preserved the legacy of classical Greece as it created its own identity as the new cosmopolitan center of the Greek world in the wake of Alexander the Great.
     
    Barbara Clayton has taught at Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, and Stanford, where she has 14 years’ experience teaching a wide range of courses in their Continuing Studies program.  Clayton received an MA from Princeton in French literature and a PhD from Stanford in classics.  She specializes in Homeric epic.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course is an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to five different cities.  We begin with Mycenae, where we examine the ruins of the late Bronze Age and investigate the culture that inspired the Homeric epic poems.  Next stop is Delphi, home of Apollo's oracle, where we explore Greek religion.  Our third stop is Sparta, and an overview of what made the Spartans so memorably different from their fellow Greeks.  The fourth stop takes us to the jewel of the ancient Greek world:  5th century Athens.  We end our journey in Egyptian Alexandria, which preserved the legacy of classical Greece as it created its own identity as the new cosmopolitan center of the Greek world in the wake of Alexander the Great.
     
    Barbara Clayton has taught at Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, and Stanford, where she has 14 years’ experience teaching a wide range of courses in their Continuing Studies program.  Clayton received an MA from Princeton in French literature and a PhD from Stanford in classics.  She specializes in Homeric epic.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course is an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to five different cities.  We begin with Mycenae, where we examine the ruins of the late Bronze Age and investigate the culture that inspired the Homeric epic poems.  Next stop is Delphi, home of Apollo's oracle, where we explore Greek religion.  Our third stop is Sparta, and an overview of what made the Spartans so memorably different from their fellow Greeks.  The fourth stop takes us to the jewel of the ancient Greek world:  5th century Athens.  We end our journey in Egyptian Alexandria, which preserved the legacy of classical Greece as it created its own identity as the new cosmopolitan center of the Greek world in the wake of Alexander the Great.
     
    Barbara Clayton has taught at Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, and Stanford, where she has 14 years’ experience teaching a wide range of courses in their Continuing Studies program.  Clayton received an MA from Princeton in French literature and a PhD from Stanford in classics.  She specializes in Homeric epic.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course is an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to five different cities.  We begin with Mycenae, where we examine the ruins of the late Bronze Age and investigate the culture that inspired the Homeric epic poems.  Next stop is Delphi, home of Apollo's oracle, where we explore Greek religion.  Our third stop is Sparta, and an overview of what made the Spartans so memorably different from their fellow Greeks.  The fourth stop takes us to the jewel of the ancient Greek world:  5th century Athens.  We end our journey in Egyptian Alexandria, which preserved the legacy of classical Greece as it created its own identity as the new cosmopolitan center of the Greek world in the wake of Alexander the Great.
     
    Barbara Clayton has taught at Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, and Stanford, where she has 14 years’ experience teaching a wide range of courses in their Continuing Studies program.  Clayton received an MA from Princeton in French literature and a PhD from Stanford in classics.  She specializes in Homeric epic.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

     
    This course is an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to five different cities.  We begin with Mycenae, where we examine the ruins of the late Bronze Age and investigate the culture that inspired the Homeric epic poems.  Next stop is Delphi, home of Apollo's oracle, where we explore Greek religion.  Our third stop is Sparta, and an overview of what made the Spartans so memorably different from their fellow Greeks.  The fourth stop takes us to the jewel of the ancient Greek world:  5th century Athens.  We end our journey in Egyptian Alexandria, which preserved the legacy of classical Greece as it created its own identity as the new cosmopolitan center of the Greek world in the wake of Alexander the Great.
     
    Barbara Clayton has taught at Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, and Stanford, where she has 14 years’ experience teaching a wide range of courses in their Continuing Studies program.  Clayton received an MA from Princeton in French literature and a PhD from Stanford in classics.  She specializes in Homeric epic.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
FoodCrunch: Innovation You Can Taste
  • Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

     The Food & Agribusiness Institute, in partnership with international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma will host a forum to recognize and promote entrepreneurial growth and major investments in California's food industry. The event is intended to help both undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines understand the approaches that new and established food companies are taking to achieve a strong, sustainable food system. Specifically we aim to outline how entrepreneurs in this field develop thoughtful products, obtain funding, and find business models that can continue to have an impact.


    Location: Benson Center, Williman Room
Fourth Annual Supply Chain Management Directors' Conference
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM to Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    SCU will be hosting the Fourth Annual Supply Chain Management Directors’ Conference on campus from March 4-6, 2015.  The intent of this conference is to help program directors, assistant/associate deans and center managers in developing, enhancing and managing various aspects of their supply chain programs and curriculum. Given the broader trend towards greater specialization in graduate business programs and the growing interest in supply chain management, the discussions during the conference would certainly generate food for thought even for participants not directly involved in such roles. It will also be an excellent opportunity to network with fellow academics and with executives from prominent technology companies. We have a great lineup of speakers from industry who will talk about the latest industry trends in Supply Chain Management and speakers from academia who will discuss the implications of these trends on program management, curriculum design and other related topics.

    Registration is FREE. If you are planning to attend a session or an event, I encourage you to register even though you might be associated with SCU. It would greatly help with our planning. Details related to the registration are available on the conference website. The link to the website is given below: 

    http://jindal.utdallas.edu/scmconf/

     

    Cost: Free
French Table/LaTable française
  • Monday, Mar 2, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    If you want to speak French, join us every Monday from 12 noon till 1 PM on the Benson patio as long as the weather allows, otherwise inside.  (The table has little flags from Francophone countries in its center).
     
    Si vous voulez parler français, joignez-vous à nous chaque lundi de midi à 13h sur le patio de Benson tant que le temps nous le permet, autrement nous nous réunirons à l'intérieur.
     
    A lundi!  et bonne année!

     


    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
         Benson Patio (if there is inclement weather, Benson Inside)
  • Monday, Mar 9, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    If you want to speak French, join us every Monday from 12 noon till 1 PM on the Benson patio as long as the weather allows, otherwise inside.  (The table has little flags from Francophone countries in its center).
     
    Si vous voulez parler français, joignez-vous à nous chaque lundi de midi à 13h sur le patio de Benson tant que le temps nous le permet, autrement nous nous réunirons à l'intérieur.
     
    A lundi!  et bonne année!

     


    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
         Benson Patio (if there is inclement weather, Benson Inside)
From the Supreme Court to Legislated Death: Current U.S. Legal Issues Series
  • 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
         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
         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
German Art Before, During and After Expressionism: 1870 - 1933
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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    Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2
    Location:  Loyola Hall Room 160

    In this series of five lectures, Professor Barton will give an overview of German Modern and Modernist art, from the late nineteenth century up through the "roaring twenties."  The lectures will provide a close look at specific artists, including the Impressionist Max Liebermann, the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Vasily Kandinsky, and the artist of the "New Objectivity" Otto Dix.  We will also discuss modernist architecture and the Bauhaus.  Finally, we will compare this era in Germany with that in France and discuss the unique features of German art and culture.

    Brigid Barton is Professor Emerita, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University.  She specializes in the field of European Modernist art, and has taught previous courses in this area through Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, and the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.  Professor Barton received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2
    Location:  Loyola Hall Room 160

    In this series of five lectures, Professor Barton will give an overview of German Modern and Modernist art, from the late nineteenth century up through the "roaring twenties."  The lectures will provide a close look at specific artists, including the Impressionist Max Liebermann, the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Vasily Kandinsky, and the artist of the "New Objectivity" Otto Dix.  We will also discuss modernist architecture and the Bauhaus.  Finally, we will compare this era in Germany with that in France and discuss the unique features of German art and culture.

    Brigid Barton is Professor Emerita, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University.  She specializes in the field of European Modernist art, and has taught previous courses in this area through Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, and the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.  Professor Barton received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2
    Location:  Loyola Hall Room 160

    In this series of five lectures, Professor Barton will give an overview of German Modern and Modernist art, from the late nineteenth century up through the "roaring twenties."  The lectures will provide a close look at specific artists, including the Impressionist Max Liebermann, the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Vasily Kandinsky, and the artist of the "New Objectivity" Otto Dix.  We will also discuss modernist architecture and the Bauhaus.  Finally, we will compare this era in Germany with that in France and discuss the unique features of German art and culture.

    Brigid Barton is Professor Emerita, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University.  She specializes in the field of European Modernist art, and has taught previous courses in this area through Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, and the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.  Professor Barton received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2
    Location:  Loyola Hall Room 160

    In this series of five lectures, Professor Barton will give an overview of German Modern and Modernist art, from the late nineteenth century up through the "roaring twenties."  The lectures will provide a close look at specific artists, including the Impressionist Max Liebermann, the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Vasily Kandinsky, and the artist of the "New Objectivity" Otto Dix.  We will also discuss modernist architecture and the Bauhaus.  Finally, we will compare this era in Germany with that in France and discuss the unique features of German art and culture.

    Brigid Barton is Professor Emerita, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University.  She specializes in the field of European Modernist art, and has taught previous courses in this area through Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, and the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.  Professor Barton received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2
    Location:  Loyola Hall Room 160

    In this series of five lectures, Professor Barton will give an overview of German Modern and Modernist art, from the late nineteenth century up through the "roaring twenties."  The lectures will provide a close look at specific artists, including the Impressionist Max Liebermann, the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Vasily Kandinsky, and the artist of the "New Objectivity" Otto Dix.  We will also discuss modernist architecture and the Bauhaus.  Finally, we will compare this era in Germany with that in France and discuss the unique features of German art and culture.

    Brigid Barton is Professor Emerita, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University.  She specializes in the field of European Modernist art, and has taught previous courses in this area through Santa Clara University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford, and the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center.  Professor Barton received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Gianera Society Lunch
GMAT / GRE Practice Exam
  • Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    We have partnered with Kaplan to host free GMAT and GRE practice exams on campus in Lucas Hall on Saturday, March 7 exclusively for Santa Clara University prospective students.

    GRE Exam begins at 10:30 a.m.
    GMAT Exam begins at 11:30 a.m.
    *Participants must supply their own laptop and headphones for the exam.   

    Each attendee will receive the following:

    • A free practice test including all multiple choice sections under real-life, proctored conditions
    • A detailed score report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses
    • A complete explanation of every question
    • Strategies for improvement
    • Exclusive discounts on Kaplan courses
       

    Reserve your seat today at http://kaplan-egzep.formstack.com/forms/spring_2015_scu, or live online anytime by registering at kaptest.com/practice
    *Please select Santa Clara University as the "undergrad institution."

    Kaplan will send you an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for check in for the day of the test.

    Any questions can be directed to Kerry.walters@kaplan.com

Good Friday: Academic and Administrative Holiday
GRADUATION PICNIC 2015
Great and Colorful Opera Divas
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayo, Lily Pons, Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price - these are just a few of the great female stars that have graced opera performance history. Their voices thrilled millions and their lives were the stuff of soap-opera legend. This class explores the artistry and personalities of these unforgettable, larger-than-life divas.
     
    Kay Kleinerman, Ed.D, is Managing Director of Music in the Schools, a non-profit organization that provides music education to K – 7 students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto/East Menlo Park.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University, and has taught for the Santa Clara University, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State Osher programs, as well as the San Francisco Community Music Center.  She is an experienced professional singer/actor, stage director, music director, and producer, and has served in leadership positions in several non-profit arts and arts education organizations.  As well, Kay has a thriving private voice studio, and is the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayo, Lily Pons, Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price - these are just a few of the great female stars that have graced opera performance history. Their voices thrilled millions and their lives were the stuff of soap-opera legend. This class explores the artistry and personalities of these unforgettable, larger-than-life divas.
     
    Kay Kleinerman, Ed.D, is Managing Director of Music in the Schools, a non-profit organization that provides music education to K – 7 students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto/East Menlo Park.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University, and has taught for the Santa Clara University, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State Osher programs, as well as the San Francisco Community Music Center.  She is an experienced professional singer/actor, stage director, music director, and producer, and has served in leadership positions in several non-profit arts and arts education organizations.  As well, Kay has a thriving private voice studio, and is the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayo, Lily Pons, Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price - these are just a few of the great female stars that have graced opera performance history. Their voices thrilled millions and their lives were the stuff of soap-opera legend. This class explores the artistry and personalities of these unforgettable, larger-than-life divas.
     
    Kay Kleinerman, Ed.D, is Managing Director of Music in the Schools, a non-profit organization that provides music education to K – 7 students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto/East Menlo Park.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University, and has taught for the Santa Clara University, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State Osher programs, as well as the San Francisco Community Music Center.  She is an experienced professional singer/actor, stage director, music director, and producer, and has served in leadership positions in several non-profit arts and arts education organizations.  As well, Kay has a thriving private voice studio, and is the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Monday, Jun 1, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayo, Lily Pons, Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price - these are just a few of the great female stars that have graced opera performance history. Their voices thrilled millions and their lives were the stuff of soap-opera legend. This class explores the artistry and personalities of these unforgettable, larger-than-life divas.
     
    Kay Kleinerman, Ed.D, is Managing Director of Music in the Schools, a non-profit organization that provides music education to K – 7 students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto/East Menlo Park.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University, and has taught for the Santa Clara University, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State Osher programs, as well as the San Francisco Community Music Center.  She is an experienced professional singer/actor, stage director, music director, and producer, and has served in leadership positions in several non-profit arts and arts education organizations.  As well, Kay has a thriving private voice studio, and is the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Monday, Jun 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Bidu Sayo, Lily Pons, Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price - these are just a few of the great female stars that have graced opera performance history. Their voices thrilled millions and their lives were the stuff of soap-opera legend. This class explores the artistry and personalities of these unforgettable, larger-than-life divas.
     
    Kay Kleinerman, Ed.D, is Managing Director of Music in the Schools, a non-profit organization that provides music education to K – 7 students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto/East Menlo Park.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University, and has taught for the Santa Clara University, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State Osher programs, as well as the San Francisco Community Music Center.  She is an experienced professional singer/actor, stage director, music director, and producer, and has served in leadership positions in several non-profit arts and arts education organizations.  As well, Kay has a thriving private voice studio, and is the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City.

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Greater Los Angeles National College Fair - Pasadena, CA
Hans Hvide : University of Bergen
  • Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Please mark your calendar for a Chairs Research Seminar by Professor Hans Hvide, a professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Bergen, and currently visiting Stanford.

    TITLE: Stock Investment at Work

    ABSTRACT: Stock market investment decisions of individuals are positively correlated with those of co-workers. Sorting of unobservably similar individuals to the same work-places is unlikely to explain this pattern, as evidenced by the investment behavior of individuals that move between plants. Purchases made under stronger co-worker purchase activity are not associated with higher returns. Moreover, social interaction appears to drive the purchase of within-industry stocks. Overall, we document a strong infl‡uence of co-workers on investment choices, but not an in‡influence that improves the quality of investment decisions.


    Location: Lucas Hall
         Room 125
Homecoming Picnic
Honolulu National College Fair - Honolulu, HI
Independence Day: Administrative holiday/Library Closed
Introduction to Geocaching
  • Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Register Here 

    Class Session:  Wednesday, April 29
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Optional Field Exercise:  Saturday, May 2 (two sessions – each session can accommodate a maximum of 9 participants)
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (first session)
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (second session)
    Location:  TBA
    Cost:  $25 
     
    Looking for an activity that is intellectually challenging, gets you out and about, often to nearby places you’ve never been? Try geocaching! In geocaching you use your personal Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPSr) or a GPS enabled smartphone to take you to precise locations where someone has hidden a cache, which contains a log book and perhaps items for trade. With thousands of caches hidden in the greater Bay Area, there are lots of opportunities for the geocacher. Through the free services of www.geocaching.com and the geocaching.com app for your smartphone, you can look for caches that might be interesting to find, log your finds, and share experiences with fellow geocachers. Many caches are located in flat terrain, with some of them wheelchair accessible. Geocaching is an excellent family or multi-generational activity, kids are surprisingly good at finding caches. The class consists of an interactive, approximately 90 min. lecture. There will also be, attendance limited, field exercises on Saturday to gain practical experience in finding caches.

     

    Jay McCauley (Teamspider3 on www.geocaching.com) is an active geocacher with well over 800 finds. Jay has taught classes for the UCSC Extension, SJSU OLLI, and has been an invited speaker and tutorial presenter at meetings worldwide. In real life, Jay is a retired software engineering director. His Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University in Computer and Information Science.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Register Here 

    Class Session:  Wednesday, April 29
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Location:  Loyola Hall, Room 160

    Optional Field Exercise:  Saturday, May 2 (two sessions – each session can accommodate a maximum of 9 participants)
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (first session)
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (second session)
    Location:  TBA
    Cost:  $25 
     
    Looking for an activity that is intellectually challenging, gets you out and about, often to nearby places you’ve never been? Try geocaching! In geocaching you use your personal Global Positioning Satellite receiver (GPSr) or a GPS enabled smartphone to take you to precise locations where someone has hidden a cache, which contains a log book and perhaps items for trade. With thousands of caches hidden in the greater Bay Area, there are lots of opportunities for the geocacher. Through the free services of www.geocaching.com and the geocaching.com app for your smartphone, you can look for caches that might be interesting to find, log your finds, and share experiences with fellow geocachers. Many caches are located in flat terrain, with some of them wheelchair accessible. Geocaching is an excellent family or multi-generational activity, kids are surprisingly good at finding caches. The class consists of an interactive, approximately 90 min. lecture. There will also be, attendance limited, field exercises on Saturday to gain practical experience in finding caches.

     

    Jay McCauley (Teamspider3 on www.geocaching.com) is an active geocacher with well over 800 finds. Jay has taught classes for the UCSC Extension, SJSU OLLI, and has been an invited speaker and tutorial presenter at meetings worldwide. In real life, Jay is a retired software engineering director. His Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University in Computer and Information Science.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
iStart Strong Interpretation Lab
  • Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

     Once you have completed the iStart Strong assessment, this lab will help you learn how to read and interpret your results as well as identify resources and next steps.  

    Registration required.  Contact the Career Center for more information.  

  • Monday, Mar 9, 2015 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

     Once you have completed the iStart Strong assessment, this lab will help you learn how to read and interpret your results as well as identify resources and next steps.  

    Registration required.  Contact the Career Center for more information.  

  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

     Once you have completed the iStart Strong assessment, this lab will help you learn how to read and interpret your results as well as identify resources and next steps.  

    Registration required.  Contact the Career Center for more information.  

Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Floating World
  • Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    Woodblock prints are perhaps the best-known examples of Japanese visual art in the West, as they were a key source of inspiration for many European Impressionist painters in the mid-nineteenth century. Characterized by their vivid colors and lively designs, these prints first emerged within the thriving culture of Edo Period Japan (1615-1868).  Known as ukiyo-e or “pictures of the floating world,” they initially depicted the fleeting pleasures of urban entertainment such as Kabuki and beautiful women, but later expanded to include a range of themes.  This course provides an overview of the genre, surveying traditional print subjects and tracing the development of the medium through the 19th century.  Topics will include courtesan prints, theater prints, landscapes, and warrior imagery.
     
    The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition, “Seduction: Japan’s Floating World,” from February 20 – May 10, 2015; this course is designed to complement that offering.
     
    Karen M. Fraser is an Assistant Professor in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History. Her research focuses on modern Japanese visual culture (particularly photography), women in Japanese visual culture, and cross-cultural interactions and influences between Asia and the West.  She attended the University of Miami as an undergraduate and received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Art History.  This will be Karen’s first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    Woodblock prints are perhaps the best-known examples of Japanese visual art in the West, as they were a key source of inspiration for many European Impressionist painters in the mid-nineteenth century. Characterized by their vivid colors and lively designs, these prints first emerged within the thriving culture of Edo Period Japan (1615-1868).  Known as ukiyo-e or “pictures of the floating world,” they initially depicted the fleeting pleasures of urban entertainment such as Kabuki and beautiful women, but later expanded to include a range of themes.  This course provides an overview of the genre, surveying traditional print subjects and tracing the development of the medium through the 19th century.  Topics will include courtesan prints, theater prints, landscapes, and warrior imagery.
     
    The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition, “Seduction: Japan’s Floating World,” from February 20 – May 10, 2015; this course is designed to complement that offering.
     
    Karen M. Fraser is an Assistant Professor in SCU’s Department of Art and Art History. Her research focuses on modern Japanese visual culture (particularly photography), women in Japanese visual culture, and cross-cultural interactions and influences between Asia and the West.  She attended the University of Miami as an undergraduate and received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Art History.  This will be Karen’s first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
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
Jesuit Restoration Lecture by Michael Zampelli, S.J.
Jesuit Restoration Lecture by Ursula King
JST - Theology in the City in New York
  • Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Theology in the City: New York

    "Pope Francis, The Synod on the Family and Change in the Church"
    James Martin, S.J. and Thomas Massaro, S.J.

    Harvard Club of New York City, New York
    6:30 pm Lecture | 7:30 pm Reception

     


    Cost: No Cost
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
JST Community Mass and Soup Supper
  • Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Join us for our weekly community liturgy, followed by a convivial simple soup supper.  Often, there is a lecture or other event planned immediately following.  All are welcome!


    Location: Jesuit School of Theology
         Gesu Chapel
Junipero Serra: From His Own Perspective
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, May 5
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160
     
    Junípero Serra, the first president of the California missions, is one of the most controversial figures in the history of early California and the American Southwest. Many of the writings about him have expressed one of two polar perspectives, portraying him as either a selfless man of God or an oppressive exploiter of California's native peoples. This class introduces Serra to a twenty-first century audience in a different way. We attempt to approach Serra as he approached himself, as an eighteenth-century Roman Catholic priest. We will emphasize two aspects of Serra's internal vision. First, we will elucidate the ways in which he understood his own vocation as a Franciscan missionary in the New World. Second, we will emphasize the relationships he developed with the native peoples of the New World we sought to evangelize in Mexico and in California. In this way, we hope that participants will come to both a deeper understanding of this individual man and also gain new insights into the ways in which controversial parts of our own history can be interpreted.
     
    Rose Marie Beebe is Professor of Spanish Literature at Santa Clara University. Robert Senkewicz is Professor of History at Santa Clara University. Together they have written and edited a series of books on early California history, including: The History of Alta California: a Memoir of Mexican California (1996); Lands of Promise and Despair's: Chronicles of Early California (2001); Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women (2006); and "To Toil in That Vineyard of the Lord:" ry ContemporaScholarship on Junípero Serra (2010). Their most recent work, Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary was just published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Ke Yang : LeHigh University
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 from 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

    The Department of Finance would like to invite you to attend our seminar featuring Ke Yang of LeHigh University.  

    Ke will present her paper titled "IPO Underwriting Syndicates: Do Social Ties Help Get a Seat at the Table?" (Co-authored with: John W. Cooney, Jr., Leonardo Madureira, and Ajai K. Singh).

    Abstract:
    We examine the role of social ties in IPO underwriting syndicate formation. An investment bank is more likely to be included in the underwriting syndicate—as a book manager, co-manager, or non-managing syndicate member—when it is connected to the IPO firm through interpersonal social ties between the respective executives and directors. Social connections between an investment bank and the IPO’s book manager also increase the likelihood of the bank being chosen as the IPO’s co-manager or non-managing syndicate member. We further show that social ties, as a determinant of the formation of an IPO syndicate, complement other determinants discussed in the literature. In particular, we do not find evidence that social ties foster more cohesiveness in the IPO syndicate. These results are consistent with the role of familiarity in shaping business decisions.


    Location: Lucas Hall
         Room 201
Lenten Afternoon of Reflection
  • Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Lent is a season of spiritual renewal and prayerful preparation for Easter.  We invite you to join Fr. Jack Treacy, S.J. and Prof. Sally Vance-Trembath for “Ashes to Easter: Returning to God with our whole hearts”, an afternoon of reflection, including Mass.  Lunch will be served.
     

    RSVP


    Cost: $25
    Location: Donohoe Alumni House
LinkedIn Drop-In Lab
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    See a demo of key LinkedIn features and strategies (starting at 2pm) and spend time working on your profile and networking and asking questions as you work.  


    Location:
         Learning Commons 205
Local Food Security: Recovering Food for Families
Longevity and the Aging Brain
  • Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

     Dr. Dena Dubal is a neurologist and neuroscientist passionate about biomedical discoveries to improve human health. Dr. Dubal received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her graduate research focused on effects of hormones on stroke injury. Dr. Dubal completed a medical internship and neurology residency at UCSF, where she also served as chief resident. She then completed a basic research and clinical fellowship in aging and dementias.

    Dr. Dubal leads a team unraveling how to slow or block aging of the body and brain. Using synergistic and cutting-edge approaches, her lab is investigating how an anti-aging approach holds promise in developing treatments to improve brain health in normal aging and disease. Her discoveries have been profiled in high-impact media such as NPR, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal – and are recognized as potential therapies for living longer and better. Awards and honors for her work include the Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award, Paul Beeson Career Development Award through the NIA and American Federation for Aging Research, the Glenn Award for Basic Research in Mechanisms of Aging, and the UCSF David A. Coulter Endowed Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease.

    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301 (voice) or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY-California Relay) at least 72 hours prior to the event.


    Location: Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
LOS ANGELES AFO - Campus Beautification at St. Bernard High School
  • Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

     Join fellow Broncos at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey to help with some campus beautification projects.

    Following the project all volunteers are invited to the home of Kelly '78, Thalia '79 and Cailin '13 Doherty for lunch.

    RSVP


    Cost: N/A
Los Angeles Bronco Bench Foundation Golf Tournament
Los Angeles President's Dinner
Magis
Mandarin Table
  • Monday, Mar 2, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    The Mandarin Table is coming back in this winter quarter. We welcome all people who are interested in speaking Mandarin Chinese to join us (our former and current students are especially encouraged to participate). We usually meet every Monday from 3:30-4:30pm in Benson cafeteria. You may find us and a table with a small flag of China.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there.


    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
         Benson (look for the flag of China)
  • Monday, Mar 9, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    The Mandarin Table is coming back in this winter quarter. We welcome all people who are interested in speaking Mandarin Chinese to join us (our former and current students are especially encouraged to participate). We usually meet every Monday from 3:30-4:30pm in Benson cafeteria. You may find us and a table with a small flag of China.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there.


    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
         Benson (look for the flag of China)
MBA / MS Info Sessions
Memorial Day: Academic and Administrative Holiday
Men's Rowing 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join the fellow Broncos as we celebrate 50 years of men's rowing at Santa Clara! The event will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 2nd at the Leavey Center on the Mission campus. All alumni and supporters of the program are encouraged to come and celebrate the history, dedication, and success of SCU Rowing!

    RSVP Today


    Cost: $150 per person
    Location: Leavey Center
Men, Women and Travel: Tourism in Europe Since the Renaissance
  • 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
Misa en Espanol
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Come celebrate Catholic Mass with our Spanish-speaking community at our monthly Misa en español.
     
    Music will be led by the youth choir of Sacred Heart Parish, San Jose, led by Carlos Barba and some SCU students.
     
    Food and drink will be shared afterwards!
     
    All are welcome, even if you don't speak Spanish!
     
     
     
     

    Location: Mission Church
Modern Architecture: From Europe to America
  • 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 - Lenten Mass with Fr. Engh, S.J. at Palma High School
MS Finance Round 2 Deadline
MS Finance Webinar
Music & Struggle in Southern Africa
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    This course will explores a diverse and dynamic range of musical practices from Southern Africa as they relate to political and historical formations such as European colonialism, Apartheid, and independence movements more broadly. Specifically, we will focus on the traditional and popular music cultures of Zimbabwe and South Africa as a way to engage issues of nationalism, regionalism, and resistance. How has Southern African music served as a vehicle of protest as well as solidarity? Musical examples and documentaries will be presented in addition to a special guest performer.
     
    Christina Zanfagna is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Santa Clara University.  Her research focuses on the intersections of popular music, race, religious conversion, and urban geography.  In particular, she specializes in African American music, especially hip hop, R&B, soul music, and gospel rap.  Her work has appeared in the Black Music Research Journal, the Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.  She is also a flamenco dancer.

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    This course will explores a diverse and dynamic range of musical practices from Southern Africa as they relate to political and historical formations such as European colonialism, Apartheid, and independence movements more broadly. Specifically, we will focus on the traditional and popular music cultures of Zimbabwe and South Africa as a way to engage issues of nationalism, regionalism, and resistance. How has Southern African music served as a vehicle of protest as well as solidarity? Musical examples and documentaries will be presented in addition to a special guest performer.
     
    Christina Zanfagna is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Santa Clara University.  Her research focuses on the intersections of popular music, race, religious conversion, and urban geography.  In particular, she specializes in African American music, especially hip hop, R&B, soul music, and gospel rap.  Her work has appeared in the Black Music Research Journal, the Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.  She is also a flamenco dancer.

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    This course will explores a diverse and dynamic range of musical practices from Southern Africa as they relate to political and historical formations such as European colonialism, Apartheid, and independence movements more broadly. Specifically, we will focus on the traditional and popular music cultures of Zimbabwe and South Africa as a way to engage issues of nationalism, regionalism, and resistance. How has Southern African music served as a vehicle of protest as well as solidarity? Musical examples and documentaries will be presented in addition to a special guest performer.
     
    Christina Zanfagna is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Santa Clara University.  Her research focuses on the intersections of popular music, race, religious conversion, and urban geography.  In particular, she specializes in African American music, especially hip hop, R&B, soul music, and gospel rap.  Her work has appeared in the Black Music Research Journal, the Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.  She is also a flamenco dancer.

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
Nashville National College Fair - Nashville, TN
Orange County National College Fair - Anaheim, CA
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 AFO - FIND Food Bank
PHOENIX AFO with St. Vincent de Paul
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    Pizza de San Vincenzo Project
    Join fellow Broncos at St. Vincent de Paul to make pizza for families in need.  Some volunteers are needed at 3 p.m. to prepare and bake the pizzas.  Other volunteers are needed at 4 p.m. to set up and serve the meal.  Volunteers will enjoy artisan pizzas together at about  6 p.m. before cleaning up. Even if you need to come a little late, please sign up; we'd love to see you.

    Contact Lynn for details.

    RSVP


    Cost: N/A
Pre-Turkey Departure Talk
Recent Grads BBQ
Resume Lab for Beginners
Reunion Class Block Party
Reunion Mass
Rush Hour Concert - Alex Christie
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 National College Fair - San Diego, CA
SAN FRANCISCO AFO- Serving Meals at St. Anthony's Dining Room
San Francisco Mass & Brunch with Jack Treacy, S.J.
  • Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Join us for Mass, followed by brunch at the beautiful St. Francis Yacth Club in San Francisco with Jack Treacy, S.J. '77. Mass will begin at 11 a.m., followed by bunch at noon.

    RSVP HERE


    Cost: $40 Per Person
    Location:
         St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco
San Francisco National College Fair - Daly City, CA
Santa Clara Valley 7th Annual Night at the Shark Tank
  • Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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    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- Mother's Day party for Home Safe shelter
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

     Join fellow Broncos to provide a fun Mother's Day party for the women and children of Home Safe shelters.  Volunteers are needed to supervise crafts and serve dinner.


    Cost: N/A
    Location: Locatelli Center
Santa Clara Valley Chapter Reboot Party
  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

     

    Calling all Broncos! Join the Santa Clara Valley Chapter for drinks and appetizers as we "reboot" the chapter. Bring your classmates, colleagues and friends - the more, the merrier!

    RSVP Online


    Cost: Hosted Appetizers, No-Host Bar
    Location:
         Sonoma Chicken Coop
Science Fiction Then and Now
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, May 14, 21
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    Written science fiction has changed much since the days of the pulp magazines, when silver rocket ships and bubble-helmeted astronauts stood boldly on alien landscapes.  From its early focus on manifest  
    destiny in space, the field has grown to embrace feminism, libertarianism, and myriad other “isms.”  It can be a funhouse mirror held up to the present or a warning of dangers yet to come.  It explores imaginary cultures and wrestles with alien philosophies.  In this course, we'll read Asimov, Clarke, and newer writers.  We'll explore strange new sub-genres from cyberpunk to the Mundane movement to new space opera.

    Cliff Winnig works as an engineer and as a science fiction (and fantasy) writer.  His stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and elsewhere.  He has taught subjects as diverse as software, music, and karate; and he has appeared on numerous panels discussing various aspects of science fiction.  He holds a master’s degree in music and has been known to play the sitar.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, May 14, 21
    Location: Loyola Hall Room 160

    Written science fiction has changed much since the days of the pulp magazines, when silver rocket ships and bubble-helmeted astronauts stood boldly on alien landscapes.  From its early focus on manifest  
    destiny in space, the field has grown to embrace feminism, libertarianism, and myriad other “isms.”  It can be a funhouse mirror held up to the present or a warning of dangers yet to come.  It explores imaginary cultures and wrestles with alien philosophies.  In this course, we'll read Asimov, Clarke, and newer writers.  We'll explore strange new sub-genres from cyberpunk to the Mundane movement to new space opera.

    Cliff Winnig works as an engineer and as a science fiction (and fantasy) writer.  His stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and elsewhere.  He has taught subjects as diverse as software, music, and karate; and he has appeared on numerous panels discussing various aspects of science fiction.  He holds a master’s degree in music and has been known to play the sitar.

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Room 160
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 Alumni to volunteer at several projects supporting our Thriving Neighbors Initative in the Greater Washington area of San Jose.  
    Projects include:
    Reading, Art or Sports with the Washington school students
    Campus clean up at Nativity School
    Sorting donations at Sacred Heart Community Services
    Gardening at Washington or Gardner center

    A delicious homemade tamale lunch made by the Washington school mothers will be served on the Washington school campus after the service projects.  All volunteers are invited!

    RSVP


    Cost: N/A
    Location:
         United States
SCU FOOTBALL Reunion
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 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 and to honor the 30th anniversay of Pat Malley's passing.

    RSVP


    Cost: $25
SEATTLE AFO - Jesuit Alumni Day of Service
Seattle Brand4U: Webinar, Personal Branding Lecture & Workshop
  • Monday, May 11, 2015

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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.

    Check back for more information soon!

Shakespeare 2015: Love, Lust, Tragedy, Romance
  • Monday, Mar 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
    Location: Wiegand Room 102 

     
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are frequently neglected in the veneration paid to his dramatic achievement. Yet the sonnets provide important insights into the plays themselves, especially those plays we shall be discussing during Spring 2015. Our first session will provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, followed by a close examination of specific sonnets that explicate his views on love and lust (yes, he differentiates!).
    Subsequent classes will feature the three Shakespearean dramas being performed at the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) <http://www.osfashland.org/>: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Pericles. Even if you have no plans to attend the Festival, these plays provide an excellent introduction to Shakespeare’s genius: a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.
    You can choose your level of study. Some students just come and listen. Others watch the plays at home on DVD before or after class discussions (joining with other classmates for a rousing Shakespeare party!). Some read the plays in depth and ask the professor obscure, difficult, and fascinating questions. Copies of the sonnets and plays are available at all public libraries and bookstores. FREE texts are available on-line.

     

    Arlene Okerlund, a retired Professor of English from San José State University, specializes in Shakespeare and in medieval/Renaissance studies. She twice taught in SJSU’s Semester-Abroad-in-England, where she loved studying Shakespeare and English history on site. During retirement she has published biographies of England’s first Yorkist queen, Elizabeth: England’s Slandered Queen, and the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York (mother of Henry VIII)--both available in paperback. During retirement, Professor Okerlund began taking banjo lessons and plays tenor banjo with the Peninsula Banjo Band (Wednesday nights at Harry’s Hofbrau, San José).

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall
  • Monday, Apr 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
    Location: Wiegand Room 102 

     
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are frequently neglected in the veneration paid to his dramatic achievement. Yet the sonnets provide important insights into the plays themselves, especially those plays we shall be discussing during Spring 2015. Our first session will provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, followed by a close examination of specific sonnets that explicate his views on love and lust (yes, he differentiates!).
    Subsequent classes will feature the three Shakespearean dramas being performed at the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) <http://www.osfashland.org/>: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Pericles. Even if you have no plans to attend the Festival, these plays provide an excellent introduction to Shakespeare’s genius: a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.
    You can choose your level of study. Some students just come and listen. Others watch the plays at home on DVD before or after class discussions (joining with other classmates for a rousing Shakespeare party!). Some read the plays in depth and ask the professor obscure, difficult, and fascinating questions. Copies of the sonnets and plays are available at all public libraries and bookstores. FREE texts are available on-line.

     

    Arlene Okerlund, a retired Professor of English from San José State University, specializes in Shakespeare and in medieval/Renaissance studies. She twice taught in SJSU’s Semester-Abroad-in-England, where she loved studying Shakespeare and English history on site. During retirement she has published biographies of England’s first Yorkist queen, Elizabeth: England’s Slandered Queen, and the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York (mother of Henry VIII)--both available in paperback. During retirement, Professor Okerlund began taking banjo lessons and plays tenor banjo with the Peninsula Banjo Band (Wednesday nights at Harry’s Hofbrau, San José).

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall
  • Monday, Apr 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
    Location: Wiegand Room 102 

     
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are frequently neglected in the veneration paid to his dramatic achievement. Yet the sonnets provide important insights into the plays themselves, especially those plays we shall be discussing during Spring 2015. Our first session will provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, followed by a close examination of specific sonnets that explicate his views on love and lust (yes, he differentiates!).
    Subsequent classes will feature the three Shakespearean dramas being performed at the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) <http://www.osfashland.org/>: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Pericles. Even if you have no plans to attend the Festival, these plays provide an excellent introduction to Shakespeare’s genius: a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.
    You can choose your level of study. Some students just come and listen. Others watch the plays at home on DVD before or after class discussions (joining with other classmates for a rousing Shakespeare party!). Some read the plays in depth and ask the professor obscure, difficult, and fascinating questions. Copies of the sonnets and plays are available at all public libraries and bookstores. FREE texts are available on-line.

     

    Arlene Okerlund, a retired Professor of English from San José State University, specializes in Shakespeare and in medieval/Renaissance studies. She twice taught in SJSU’s Semester-Abroad-in-England, where she loved studying Shakespeare and English history on site. During retirement she has published biographies of England’s first Yorkist queen, Elizabeth: England’s Slandered Queen, and the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York (mother of Henry VIII)--both available in paperback. During retirement, Professor Okerlund began taking banjo lessons and plays tenor banjo with the Peninsula Banjo Band (Wednesday nights at Harry’s Hofbrau, San José).

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall
  • Monday, Apr 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
    Location: Wiegand Room 102 

     
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are frequently neglected in the veneration paid to his dramatic achievement. Yet the sonnets provide important insights into the plays themselves, especially those plays we shall be discussing during Spring 2015. Our first session will provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, followed by a close examination of specific sonnets that explicate his views on love and lust (yes, he differentiates!).
    Subsequent classes will feature the three Shakespearean dramas being performed at the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) <http://www.osfashland.org/>: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Pericles. Even if you have no plans to attend the Festival, these plays provide an excellent introduction to Shakespeare’s genius: a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.
    You can choose your level of study. Some students just come and listen. Others watch the plays at home on DVD before or after class discussions (joining with other classmates for a rousing Shakespeare party!). Some read the plays in depth and ask the professor obscure, difficult, and fascinating questions. Copies of the sonnets and plays are available at all public libraries and bookstores. FREE texts are available on-line.

     

    Arlene Okerlund, a retired Professor of English from San José State University, specializes in Shakespeare and in medieval/Renaissance studies. She twice taught in SJSU’s Semester-Abroad-in-England, where she loved studying Shakespeare and English history on site. During retirement she has published biographies of England’s first Yorkist queen, Elizabeth: England’s Slandered Queen, and the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York (mother of Henry VIII)--both available in paperback. During retirement, Professor Okerlund began taking banjo lessons and plays tenor banjo with the Peninsula Banjo Band (Wednesday nights at Harry’s Hofbrau, San José).

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall
  • Monday, Apr 27, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27
    Location: Wiegand Room 102 

     
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are frequently neglected in the veneration paid to his dramatic achievement. Yet the sonnets provide important insights into the plays themselves, especially those plays we shall be discussing during Spring 2015. Our first session will provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s sonnets, followed by a close examination of specific sonnets that explicate his views on love and lust (yes, he differentiates!).
    Subsequent classes will feature the three Shakespearean dramas being performed at the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) <http://www.osfashland.org/>: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Pericles. Even if you have no plans to attend the Festival, these plays provide an excellent introduction to Shakespeare’s genius: a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance.
    You can choose your level of study. Some students just come and listen. Others watch the plays at home on DVD before or after class discussions (joining with other classmates for a rousing Shakespeare party!). Some read the plays in depth and ask the professor obscure, difficult, and fascinating questions. Copies of the sonnets and plays are available at all public libraries and bookstores. FREE texts are available on-line.

     

    Arlene Okerlund, a retired Professor of English from San José State University, specializes in Shakespeare and in medieval/Renaissance studies. She twice taught in SJSU’s Semester-Abroad-in-England, where she loved studying Shakespeare and English history on site. During retirement she has published biographies of England’s first Yorkist queen, Elizabeth: England’s Slandered Queen, and the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York (mother of Henry VIII)--both available in paperback. During retirement, Professor Okerlund began taking banjo lessons and plays tenor banjo with the Peninsula Banjo Band (Wednesday nights at Harry’s Hofbrau, San José).

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Vari Hall
SIG Aging Gracefully
  • Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Let’s explore aging together. We’ll talk about common problems, read the research on aging, shatter the myths of old age (physical, mental, social, and legal), and gain new insights that will help us make aging- related decisions. We’ll share our experiences, ask questions, discuss, and learn from the members of the group.

    The goal is to create a community where we can talk openly and help each other. 
     
    Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 18 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Loyola Hall 160.
      
    Contact Monica David monica.david123@gmail.com  if you are interested in joining this group.

     


     

     


    Location: Loyola Hall
SIG Appassionati Italiani
  • 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 Be the Change Lecture
  • Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Date: Tuesday March 31, 2015
    Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
    Location: Loyola 160
    Event: Be the Change Meeting/Presentation

    Description: 

    This Be the Change meeting will be on March 31, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. in Loyola 160 on the Santa Clara University campus.  At this meeting, representatives from the Assistance League and from Sunnyvale Community Services will present about their services and available volunteer opportunities. The theme of this meeting will be "Organizations that provide assistance to community members in need."
     
    Please contact Debbie Schreibstein to RSVP at:  Lendebsch@aol.com
     

    Location: Loyola Hall
SIG Current Events
  • Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Date: Thursday March 5, 2015
    Time: Either 10 a.m.-12 noon OR 1 p.m.-3 p.m. depending on your assigned group
    Location: Benson Center Room 21, Santa Clara University
    Event:  
    Current Events Discussion Special Interest Groups 

    Description: 
    The topic will be: Are we doomed to have our private information compromised by hackers and the U.S. government? Is there anything that can be done to protect private information? What rights to privacy do we have?  To save a space, if you have not already done so, please contact Len Schreibstein, Group Facilitator, at Lendebsch@aol.com to get a group assignment time.


    Location: Benson Center
         CONF 21
SIG Mystery Book Club
SIG Mystery Book Club
Sleep and Dreams: What Is Really Happening While We're Sleeping
  • Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, April 28 and May 5, 12
    Location: Library Viewing & Taping Room A

    The course is designed to impart essential knowledge of the neuroscience of sleep  and will cover how sleep affects our daily lives -- both physical and mental functions of our well being.  The course will cover the science of sleep, dreams, and the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders such as sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep. Knowledge learned should empower the student to make educated decisions concerning sleep and alertness for the rest of his or her life. An equally important goal is to shape students’ attitudes about the importance of sleep. Learning about the science of sleep will provide tangible reason to respect sleep as a member of what we term the triumvirate of health: good nutrition, physical fitness, and healthy sleep. 

    Dr. William C Dement is Chief Emeritus of the Division of Sleep at Stanford University School of Medicine, which is also the home of the world’s first sleep disorders center he founded.  In 1975, Dr. Dement established the American Academy of Sleep Medicine serving as its first President for twelve years.  Dr. Dement was also a founder of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  From 1990-1993, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Congress’ National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research.  In 2001, he received the largest National Institute of Health research grant in sleep medicine history.   As the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications he is now completing his 43rd year of teaching one of the largest and most popular classes on the Stanford campus, “Sleep and Dreams.”

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, April 28 and May 5, 12
    Location: Library Viewing & Taping Room A

    The course is designed to impart essential knowledge of the neuroscience of sleep  and will cover how sleep affects our daily lives -- both physical and mental functions of our well being.  The course will cover the science of sleep, dreams, and the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders such as sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep. Knowledge learned should empower the student to make educated decisions concerning sleep and alertness for the rest of his or her life. An equally important goal is to shape students’ attitudes about the importance of sleep. Learning about the science of sleep will provide tangible reason to respect sleep as a member of what we term the triumvirate of health: good nutrition, physical fitness, and healthy sleep. 

    Dr. William C Dement is Chief Emeritus of the Division of Sleep at Stanford University School of Medicine, which is also the home of the world’s first sleep disorders center he founded.  In 1975, Dr. Dement established the American Academy of Sleep Medicine serving as its first President for twelve years.  Dr. Dement was also a founder of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  From 1990-1993, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Congress’ National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research.  In 2001, he received the largest National Institute of Health research grant in sleep medicine history.   As the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications he is now completing his 43rd year of teaching one of the largest and most popular classes on the Stanford campus, “Sleep and Dreams.”

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Tuesday, April 28 and May 5, 12
    Location: Library Viewing & Taping Room A

    The course is designed to impart essential knowledge of the neuroscience of sleep  and will cover how sleep affects our daily lives -- both physical and mental functions of our well being.  The course will cover the science of sleep, dreams, and the pathophysiology of highly prevalent sleep disorders such as sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and focuses on the physiology of non-REM and REM sleep. Knowledge learned should empower the student to make educated decisions concerning sleep and alertness for the rest of his or her life. An equally important goal is to shape students’ attitudes about the importance of sleep. Learning about the science of sleep will provide tangible reason to respect sleep as a member of what we term the triumvirate of health: good nutrition, physical fitness, and healthy sleep. 

    Dr. William C Dement is Chief Emeritus of the Division of Sleep at Stanford University School of Medicine, which is also the home of the world’s first sleep disorders center he founded.  In 1975, Dr. Dement established the American Academy of Sleep Medicine serving as its first President for twelve years.  Dr. Dement was also a founder of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  From 1990-1993, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Congress’ National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research.  In 2001, he received the largest National Institute of Health research grant in sleep medicine history.   As the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications he is now completing his 43rd year of teaching one of the largest and most popular classes on the Stanford campus, “Sleep and Dreams.”

    Cost: 50.00
    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         Library Viewing & Taping Room A
Song and Dance Men of the Silver Screen
  • 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
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 Ends
Stalin and Stalinism
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Split Location Location: 
    Sobrato Hall, Room B & C (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1)
    Bannan Hall 127 (June 8)

     
    In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia promising to construct a grand new world that would erase the injustices of both Tsarist Russia and the capitalist West.  However, within a decade, Joseph Stalin was firmly at the helm of this ever more violent experiment.  In this class, we'll study Stalin's rise, his methods, and the system that bears his name.  Was Stalin's terror a byproduct of Marxist ideology?  Is the Soviet victory in World War II proof of the achievements of Stalinism, despite its costs?    How did Stalinism shape the lives of millions--whether in Moscow, far off republics, or the Gulag?  These are some of questions we'll explore, paying particular attention to historical debates and recent revelations about Stalin and Stalinism.
    Allison Katsev is a lecturer in the History Department at San Jose State University.  She teaches imperial Russian and Soviet history, as well as a variety of courses on Western Civilization, modern Europe and the World.   She received her doctoral degree in history from Stanford, and taught there in the Introduction to the Humanities program for several years before coming to SJSU.  This will be her first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 85.00
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Split Location Location: 
    Sobrato Hall, Room B & C (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1)
    Bannan Hall 127 (June 8)

     
    In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia promising to construct a grand new world that would erase the injustices of both Tsarist Russia and the capitalist West.  However, within a decade, Joseph Stalin was firmly at the helm of this ever more violent experiment.  In this class, we'll study Stalin's rise, his methods, and the system that bears his name.  Was Stalin's terror a byproduct of Marxist ideology?  Is the Soviet victory in World War II proof of the achievements of Stalinism, despite its costs?    How did Stalinism shape the lives of millions--whether in Moscow, far off republics, or the Gulag?  These are some of questions we'll explore, paying particular attention to historical debates and recent revelations about Stalin and Stalinism.
    Allison Katsev is a lecturer in the History Department at San Jose State University.  She teaches imperial Russian and Soviet history, as well as a variety of courses on Western Civilization, modern Europe and the World.   She received her doctoral degree in history from Stanford, and taught there in the Introduction to the Humanities program for several years before coming to SJSU.  This will be her first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 85.00
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Split Location Location: 
    Sobrato Hall, Room B & C (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1)
    Bannan Hall 127 (June 8)

     
    In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia promising to construct a grand new world that would erase the injustices of both Tsarist Russia and the capitalist West.  However, within a decade, Joseph Stalin was firmly at the helm of this ever more violent experiment.  In this class, we'll study Stalin's rise, his methods, and the system that bears his name.  Was Stalin's terror a byproduct of Marxist ideology?  Is the Soviet victory in World War II proof of the achievements of Stalinism, despite its costs?    How did Stalinism shape the lives of millions--whether in Moscow, far off republics, or the Gulag?  These are some of questions we'll explore, paying particular attention to historical debates and recent revelations about Stalin and Stalinism.
    Allison Katsev is a lecturer in the History Department at San Jose State University.  She teaches imperial Russian and Soviet history, as well as a variety of courses on Western Civilization, modern Europe and the World.   She received her doctoral degree in history from Stanford, and taught there in the Introduction to the Humanities program for several years before coming to SJSU.  This will be her first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 85.00
  • Monday, Jun 1, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Split Location Location: 
    Sobrato Hall, Room B & C (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1)
    Bannan Hall 127 (June 8)

     
    In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia promising to construct a grand new world that would erase the injustices of both Tsarist Russia and the capitalist West.  However, within a decade, Joseph Stalin was firmly at the helm of this ever more violent experiment.  In this class, we'll study Stalin's rise, his methods, and the system that bears his name.  Was Stalin's terror a byproduct of Marxist ideology?  Is the Soviet victory in World War II proof of the achievements of Stalinism, despite its costs?    How did Stalinism shape the lives of millions--whether in Moscow, far off republics, or the Gulag?  These are some of questions we'll explore, paying particular attention to historical debates and recent revelations about Stalin and Stalinism.
    Allison Katsev is a lecturer in the History Department at San Jose State University.  She teaches imperial Russian and Soviet history, as well as a variety of courses on Western Civilization, modern Europe and the World.   She received her doctoral degree in history from Stanford, and taught there in the Introduction to the Humanities program for several years before coming to SJSU.  This will be her first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 85.00
  • Monday, Jun 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Register Here

    Monday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8
    Split Location Location: 
    Sobrato Hall, Room B & C (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1)
    Bannan Hall 127 (June 8)

     
    In 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia promising to construct a grand new world that would erase the injustices of both Tsarist Russia and the capitalist West.  However, within a decade, Joseph Stalin was firmly at the helm of this ever more violent experiment.  In this class, we'll study Stalin's rise, his methods, and the system that bears his name.  Was Stalin's terror a byproduct of Marxist ideology?  Is the Soviet victory in World War II proof of the achievements of Stalinism, despite its costs?    How did Stalinism shape the lives of millions--whether in Moscow, far off republics, or the Gulag?  These are some of questions we'll explore, paying particular attention to historical debates and recent revelations about Stalin and Stalinism.
    Allison Katsev is a lecturer in the History Department at San Jose State University.  She teaches imperial Russian and Soviet history, as well as a variety of courses on Western Civilization, modern Europe and the World.   She received her doctoral degree in history from Stanford, and taught there in the Introduction to the Humanities program for several years before coming to SJSU.  This will be her first class for SCU Osher.

    Cost: 85.00
Start Up Expo
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Meet with representatives from start-ups to apply for jobs and internships, explore opportunities, obtain employer information, and establish contacts.  For SCU students of all years and majors and SCU Alumni


    Location: Locatelli Center
Study Abroad 101
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (Fall/Summer)
Study Break Prayer: Eucharistic Adoration
Study Break Prayer: Rosary
Study Break Prayer: Rosary
Study Break Prayer: Rosary
Study Break Prayer: Taize
Study Break Prayer: Taize
Sunday Morning Liturgy
Take Your Resume from Retro to Wow - Webinar
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Can’t remember the last time you updated your resume? It might be time for a resume overhaul. As the world of work changes, so do the “rules” of resume writing and even if you are not in job search mode, having a contemporary, up-to-date resume is a smart step to being prepared for when a great opportunity comes your way.

    Join the Career Center and the Alumni Association on Thursday Feb. 26 at 5:30 pm to 6:30pm via WebEx for an interactive webinar. Come prepared with your resume questions.

    *Space is limited, pre-registration required. Register now to get the event password!


    Cost: No Charge
Tavola Italiana Winter 2015
  • Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Tavola italiana is back for the 2015 Winter quarter. We are an informal group that meets on campus to speak Italian. All levels of Italian are welcome (our former and current students are especially encouraged to attend). Just bring your enthusiasm and desire to practice the bella lingua!


    The Tavola italiana will meet every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Casa Italiana,  starting on January 14th. We'll meet in the outdoor space in front of Casa (right side of main entrance) weather permitting. If not, you'll find us inside, in Casa Commons.  


    I am looking forward to seeing you there on Wednesday! Ci vediamo!


    Cost: free
    Location: Casa Italiana Residence Hall
         Outdoor space in front of Casa (Casa Commons in inclement weather)
  • Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Tavola italiana is back for the 2015 Winter quarter. We are an informal group that meets on campus to speak Italian. All levels of Italian are welcome (our former and current students are especially encouraged to attend). Just bring your enthusiasm and desire to practice the bella lingua!


    The Tavola italiana will meet every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Casa Italiana,  starting on January 14th. We'll meet in the outdoor space in front of Casa (right side of main entrance) weather permitting. If not, you'll find us inside, in Casa Commons.  


    I am looking forward to seeing you there on Wednesday! Ci vediamo!


    Cost: free
    Location: Casa Italiana Residence Hall
         Outdoor space in front of Casa (Casa Commons in inclement weather)
Teresa McCollough - Piano
The American Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama
  • Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Split Rooms Location: 
    Bannan Hall Room 142 (April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
    TBA (April 30)

     
     
    This course examines the complexities of the modern American Presidency.  It will focus on the power as well as the impotency of the office of the President. Focusing on the ambiguities of the multiple roles of the President and the limits and possibilities of Presidential leadership, we shall examine the prospects for effective use of Presidential power.  Our focus will be on the Presidency from FDR to Obama.. We shall look at the various styles of Presidential leadership and the tensions between charismatic and pragmatic approaches to Presidential power. Finally we shall analyze the significance and fragility of power exercised by the only office in American politics which enjoys a national constituency.
     
    Gerard Heather is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University; his areas of expertise include American politics, the role of religion in politics, and ethics in politics.  Professor Heather is a frequent commentator on politics; and lectures at events throughout the Bay Area, including Osher programs  

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
  • Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Split Rooms Location: 
    Bannan Hall Room 142 (April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
    TBA (April 30)

     
     
    This course examines the complexities of the modern American Presidency.  It will focus on the power as well as the impotency of the office of the President. Focusing on the ambiguities of the multiple roles of the President and the limits and possibilities of Presidential leadership, we shall examine the prospects for effective use of Presidential power.  Our focus will be on the Presidency from FDR to Obama.. We shall look at the various styles of Presidential leadership and the tensions between charismatic and pragmatic approaches to Presidential power. Finally we shall analyze the significance and fragility of power exercised by the only office in American politics which enjoys a national constituency.
     
    Gerard Heather is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University; his areas of expertise include American politics, the role of religion in politics, and ethics in politics.  Professor Heather is a frequent commentator on politics; and lectures at events throughout the Bay Area, including Osher programs  

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
  • Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Split Rooms Location: 
    Bannan Hall Room 142 (April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
    TBA (April 30)

     
     
    This course examines the complexities of the modern American Presidency.  It will focus on the power as well as the impotency of the office of the President. Focusing on the ambiguities of the multiple roles of the President and the limits and possibilities of Presidential leadership, we shall examine the prospects for effective use of Presidential power.  Our focus will be on the Presidency from FDR to Obama.. We shall look at the various styles of Presidential leadership and the tensions between charismatic and pragmatic approaches to Presidential power. Finally we shall analyze the significance and fragility of power exercised by the only office in American politics which enjoys a national constituency.
     
    Gerard Heather is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University; his areas of expertise include American politics, the role of religion in politics, and ethics in politics.  Professor Heather is a frequent commentator on politics; and lectures at events throughout the Bay Area, including Osher programs  

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
  • Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Split Rooms Location: 
    Bannan Hall Room 142 (April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
    TBA (April 30)

     
     
    This course examines the complexities of the modern American Presidency.  It will focus on the power as well as the impotency of the office of the President. Focusing on the ambiguities of the multiple roles of the President and the limits and possibilities of Presidential leadership, we shall examine the prospects for effective use of Presidential power.  Our focus will be on the Presidency from FDR to Obama.. We shall look at the various styles of Presidential leadership and the tensions between charismatic and pragmatic approaches to Presidential power. Finally we shall analyze the significance and fragility of power exercised by the only office in American politics which enjoys a national constituency.
     
    Gerard Heather is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University; his areas of expertise include American politics, the role of religion in politics, and ethics in politics.  Professor Heather is a frequent commentator on politics; and lectures at events throughout the Bay Area, including Osher programs  

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
  • Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Register Here

    Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Split Rooms Location: 
    Bannan Hall Room 142 (April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
    TBA (April 30)

     
     
    This course examines the complexities of the modern American Presidency.  It will focus on the power as well as the impotency of the office of the President. Focusing on the ambiguities of the multiple roles of the President and the limits and possibilities of Presidential leadership, we shall examine the prospects for effective use of Presidential power.  Our focus will be on the Presidency from FDR to Obama.. We shall look at the various styles of Presidential leadership and the tensions between charismatic and pragmatic approaches to Presidential power. Finally we shall analyze the significance and fragility of power exercised by the only office in American politics which enjoys a national constituency.
     
    Gerard Heather is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Francisco State University.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University; his areas of expertise include American politics, the role of religion in politics, and ethics in politics.  Professor Heather is a frequent commentator on politics; and lectures at events throughout the Bay Area, including Osher programs  

    Cost: 85.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
The Evolution of the Universe: Nine Billion Years in 60 Minutes
  • Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Register Here

    Saturday, April 11
    Location: Bannan Hall Room 142

     
    Dr. Sandra Moore Faber is a University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and works at the Lick Observatory.  Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of structure in the universe.  She utilizes ground-based optical data obtained with the Lick 3-meter and Keck 10-meter telescopes.  She also has several projects on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
     
    Her accomplishments were recognized by President Barack Obama who presented her with the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony in February, 2013.  She was honored along with eleven other recipients of the National Medal of Science and eleven recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These are the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. Faber was recognized "for leadership in numerous path-breaking studies of extra-galactic astronomy and galaxy formation, and for oversight of the construction of important instruments, including the Keck telescopes."
     
    Presentation
    Dr. Faber will provide a lay persons description of the goals and benefits of understanding the elements in space.  She will address past and future achievements with a focus on the future.  Her visual aids will leave the audience with the feeling that they have traveled through space.

    Cost: 25.00
    Location: Bannan Hall
The Godfather Trilogy: Culture, Crime, and Cine-Analysis
  • Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
  • Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
  • Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Register Here 

    Tuesday, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19
    Location:  Daly Science Room 207
     
    Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy is recognized as one of the greatest American film series of all time.  It is a work about “the American Dream” as profound as any art in our nation’s history.  This course will invite you to re-watch the entire trilogy in class (1/2 of each film per class) and then spend time in discussion of its style, themes, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the work’s place in film history; its film structure and artistry; the back story to its making; and its particular reflections on the immigrant experience, Italian culture, and crime history.
            
    It is recommended (though not required) that Mario Puzo’s original Godfather novel be read before the class. If you have never seen the trilogy, have seen all three movies once, watched only one of the three or loved the entire trilogy many times, this class is for you.
     
    Tom Alessandri has been a member of the Bellarmine College Prep faculty since 1975.  He is the director of their Theatre Arts Department, and a member of the English Department, where he has taught English Honors, Science Fiction, and the William Faulkner Seminar.   One can easily find former students who will tell you that he is the best teacher at Bellarmine. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, earned a Masters Degree from the University of Washington, and was the recipient of both local and national outstanding teaching awards.

    Cost: 95.00
    Location: Daly Science Center
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:

    Ignatian Award 
    Frank Boitano '69, MBA '74
    Tim Jeffries '85

    Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award

    Dr. Bart Lally '59

    Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. Award
    Karrie Grasser '70

    5 p.m. Mass in the Mission Church
    6 p.m. Reception, Dinner, & Program

    $75 per person
    $50 per Young Alumni ('05-'14)

    Click Here to RSVP >>
     


    Cost: $75 per person; $50 per Young Alumni ('05-'14)
    Location: Mission Gardens
The War in the Pacific: The U.S. Versus Japan
  • 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 (Deadline to Register Feb 16 as tickets need to be purchased)

    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).

    Class Session:  Saturday, February 28  
    Time:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 
    Location:  Benson Center, Parlors B & C  
    Performance:   Sunday, March 1
    Time:  2:00PM -- one hour post-matinee discussion
    (You will get your ticket at class session,  February 28)
    Location: 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 (Deadline to Register Feb 16 as tickets need to be purchased)

    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).

    Class Session:  Saturday, February 28  
    Time:   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 
    Location:  Benson Center, Parlors B & C  
    Performance:   Sunday, March 1
    Time:  2:00PM -- one hour post-matinee discussion
    (You will get your ticket at class session,  February 28)
    Location: Louis B. Mayer Theatre  

    Cost: 40.00
    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlors B & C
Travel Program
Travel Program
  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    Pre-trip luncheon:  Saturday afternoon, February 14th from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Post-trip luncheon:  Friday afternoon, March 27th from 11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM
     
    Located in Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102 and The Foyer. 
     
    *Please Note: The first luncheon will be catered by Bon Apetit.   The second will be pot-luck. 
     
    If you have any questions please contact Sandra Gruver at sandra.gruver@comcast.net.

    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         And the foyer
Travel Program Cuba Post Trip
Travel Talk
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
WCC Tournament & A Bronco Reception
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015

    Join the SCU Alumni Association, the Bronco Bench Foundation, the Men's Basketball Program, and fellow alumni and fans for a reception in Las Vegas during the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament. 

    Guests will enjoy hosted appetizers, a no-host bar, and a "chalk talk" from a member of the men's basketball coaching staff. Make sure to wear your Bronco red!

    Given the tournament format, please note we cannot confirm the time of the reception until the week of March 2nd. The reception will either be from 4pm-5:30pm or 6pm-7:30pm.

    RSVP Online


    Cost: $15 reception only, $50 reception & game ticket
    Location:
         McMullan's Irish Pub
WiB & FAN - Hang On!
  • Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    You trust them with your group project, but do you trust them to catch you when you fall?  Come climb with us at Touchstone Climbing Gym in Downtown San Jose if you dare.  Fee includes an intro to climbing class, gear rental and a day pass. Beverages and snacks will be provided for those who survive.

     

    REGISTER HERE!


    Cost: $30.00
    Location:
         Touchstone Climbing Gym (Downtown SJ)
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
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