Events

Upcoming events within the Ignatian Center.

2015-2016 Travel Show
  • Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Bring a friend and join us for a fun, informative Travel Show on Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Wiegand Room of Vari Hall (formerly known as the Arts & Sciences Building) (#408).

     
    The OLLI@SCU Learning Through Travel Program proudly showcases 5 international and 2 domestic trip for 2015-2016.
     
    Talk with tour operators and fellow members who have already booked a trip.  You may find another like-minded solo traveler at our Travel Partner Connection table.
     
    If you have questions please send them to olliatscutravel@gmail.com.
     
    Light refreshments will be served.  There is no cost for this event, but please RSVP no later than Saturday, September 5, 2014. 
     
     
     

    Cost: Free
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
         Room 102
2016 Austin J. Fagothey, S.J., Philosophy Conference: Global Human Rights
  • Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    In 2016, the topic of the annual Austin J. Fagothey, S.J., Philosophy Conference will be Global Human Rights.

    Confirmed speakers for the event include:

    Allen Buchanan, the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, and the Fagothey Distinguished Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University

    Samantha Besson, Professor of Public International Law and European Law at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland

    Carol Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York

    Gopal Sreenivasan, the Crown Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University

    Co-sponsors include the School of Law, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

    Coffee and refreshments will be served.  Registration information, the conference program, and additional details will be available in October 2015.


    Cost: None
    Location: Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room
Broncos Go Social: SF Brewery Tour
  • Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Join the Alumni Association and fellow Broncos for the 3rd annual SF Brewer Tour. This year, we will gather at Anchor Brewing Company for a private tour, complimentary tastings, and dinner. Dont miss this opportunity to tour one of the most iconic and influential craft breweries in the United States!

    Very limtied space, so RSVP early!

    RSVP ONLINE


    Cost: $30
    Location:
         Anchor Brewing Co.
Business Ethics Partnership Meeting
  • Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    The Business Ethics Partnership brings together executives and scholars in a forum designed to increase the members’ knowledge about effectively managing ethics in business organizations. Founded in 2003, the partnership currently includes 11 business organizations and 10 faculty members who share the goals of honing ethics and compliance policies at member organizations and advancing the state of business ethics knowledge.

    Business Ethics Partnership Members Only


    Location: Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Center
Campus Tour - Friday
Campus Tour - Saturday
Chicago Annual Night at the Cubs
  • Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

     

    Join us for our Annual Night at the Cubs on Thursday, August 6th as they take on the defending world champions in the San Francisco Giants. We are finalizing a pre-game meet up, so check back soon for more information!


    Cost: $35 Per Person
    Location:
         Wrigley Field
CIE Entrepreneur Forum Speaker Series : Nicole Ruccolo : StyleBar
  • Monday, Jun 1, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our new CIE Entrepreneur Forum Speaker Series.  This series addresses topics of interest to entrepreneurs and provides students with an opportunity to experience "the startup story" directly from alumni living it each day.  The intimate format is designed to give you a greater connection with the speaker and provides ample opportunity for Q&A.   Registration is not required, join us -- all are welcome. 

    The speaker this evening is Nicole Ruccolo, of StyleBar.

    Stylebar is an app that allows you to:

    Partner with your dedicated stylist, manage the edited options, and get immediate feedback.

    Collaborate with your stylist via in-app messenger to help you edit through all the fashion websites. You can save time and find pieces you actually love. 

    Based on your stylist’s picks, create the look you like with a touch of a finger. Save your looks or send them to your stylist for their recommendation.


    Location: Lucas Hall
         Room 107
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
Commencement Recital
CPSY x550: Secrets in Psychotherapy: Concealment, Disclosure, and Therapeutic Success
  • Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    CPSY x550 - Secrets in Psychotherapy: Concealment, Disclosure, and Therapeutic Success

    DATE: Saturday, June 13

    TIME: 9-4 PM

    LOCATION: Loyola Hall, Rm. 160

    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

    Most therapists have witnessed how a client’s disclosure of troubling personal information can often be a turning point in therapy, but the process of uncovering long-hidden areas of experience challenges both client and therapist. Secrets that are most tightly held, such as sexual abuse, rape, self-hatred, extramarital affairs, disenfranchised grief, and serious medical conditions, including HIV-status, are painful and often stigmatized experiences. Navigating this world of secrets and helping clients negotiate conflicts surrounding disclosure are hallmarks of the effective therapist.
     
    This one-day seminar will look at secrets in everyday clinical practice and identify
    therapeutic techniques and relationship qualities that can bring the dialectic of concealment and disclosure into the center of therapeutic action. Recent work on self-concealment, trauma disclosure, covert processes in therapy, therapist and client disclosure, and end-of-life closure will inform lectures and discussion.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology, and Division 38, Health Psychology), and a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist.  His academic interests bridge counseling and health psychology, including self-concealment, stress management, process experiential therapy, and a variety of issues in the end-of-life area, such as grief counseling research, interdisciplinary team development, and advanced illness care coordination. A recognized national leader in end-of-life care and training, Larson was Senior Editor and a contributing author for the Robert Wood Johnson-funded national newspaper series, Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America, which reached 7 million Americans.   

    Larson has published extensively in his areas of interest, and is the editor of the text, Teaching Psychological Skills: Models for Giving Psychology Away, and the author of the award-winning book, The Helper's Journey:  Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening  Illness.


    Cost: $168
    Location: Loyola Hall
         Rm. 160
East Bay Chapter & Ignation Center Bocce Ball
  • Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

     

    Join the Ignation Center, and Alumni in the Bay Area at the Diablo Country Club for Bocce ball on August 20th! More event information to come, please mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

    RSVP to come, check back soon. 


    Location:
         Diablo Country Club
EDUC x480: Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS)
  • Monday, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    EDUC x480: Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS)

    DATE: Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st

    TIME: 9AM-4PM 

    LOCATION: Santa Clara University, Room TBD

    WORKSHOP FEE: $730

    This fee includes snacks and lunch during the institute, PASS materials*, and continuing education credit.

    *PASS materials consist of two DVDs of instructional vignettes, a general manual outlining PASS principles, and materials for different grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Participants will receive a free PASS set at the level of their choice (value: $279.00), and discounts will be offered on other sets.

    Register Here »

     

     

     

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Powerful and Authentic Social Studies (PASS) is a professional development program that trains social studies teachers in curriculum design, assessment, and instruction in a standards-based environment. It is an ideal vehicle for classroom-level implementation of C3 and Common Core standards. This institute will provide participants with the materials and expertise necessary to lead their own PASS training workshops in their schools and school districts. Participants will learn about PASS criteria and standards for curriculum design, assessment construction, and effective instruction. In small learning communities, participants will examine videotaped K-12 vignettes of teaching and create examples of curriculum units and assessment tasks to share with their learning community.

    PASS is an effective means of training pre-service, as well as in-service, teachers. This institute will interest NCSS members at all educational levels.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Joseph A. Braun, Jr. was an elementary educator for seven years before earning a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Northern Illinois University in 1981. A teacher educator of social studies education for 35 years, he has held faculty positions at the University of Wyoming, California State University – Chico, and for fourteen years at Illinois State University. Leaving as Professor Emeritus in 2003  he and his wife relocated to Carmel, CA where he worked as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, Santa Clara University and also at Chapman University. His research focus is on integrating technology in social studies education and socio-emotional development The author, or contributing author, of a dozen books and over 45 journal articles, he is a frequent presenter at conferences and currently teaches on-line for the University of Missouri.  He serves as the coordinator of Professional Development for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). He was a member of the Board of Directors of NCSS from 2002-2005.


    Cost: $730
    Location: Loyola Hall
         TBD
EDUC x603: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
  • Friday, Jun 12, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

     EDUC x603 – CPR/AED

    Date: Friday, June 12 2015

    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
Food at the Fair
  • Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Food at the Fair 
     
    Erica J. Peters, Author, San Francisco: A Food Biography and Director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California & Pam Elder, Founding Member, CHoNC; Nutritionist, Educator and Lecturer

    Register Here

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Location:  Vari Hall, Wiegand Room 102

    World fairs were organized around high-minded ideals.  But fairgoers expected amusement as well.  The PPIE Joy Zone was 65 acres of fun, rides, and acts: a veritable garden of visual and aural delights – slightly gaudy and garish - created with enjoyment in mind.  Visitors found such attractions as educated horses, hula dancers, risqué artwork, wild amusement rides, fanciful restaurants, souvenir concessions (certain things don’t change!) and some of the most interesting architecture of the entire Fair.  Because the Joy Zone was not considered “serious” architecture, very little of the official documentation photographs were devoted to the Zone.  It was the postcard manufacturers who delighted in the offerings of the Zone, and we have them to thank for a remarkable visual record.  Glenn Koch, author of San Francisco Golden Age Postcards (2001), brings together the largest grouping of PPIE Joy Zone images extant for his presentation to SCU Osher.
     

    Cost: 15.00
    Location: Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
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 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
GRADUATION PICNIC 2015
  • Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

     Celebrate with fellow graduates, family & friends at the Alumni Graduation Picnic on Bellomy Field.  Tickets will be available to purchase starting April 6, 2015.

     Click here to make reservations for Graduates and their families.

     


    Cost: $50
    Location: Bellomy Field
Great and Colorful Opera Divas
  • 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
Homecoming Picnic
In Search for a Global Ethic -Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion
Independence Day: Administrative holiday/Library Closed
iStart Strong Interpretation Lab
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

     Learn how to understand and interpret the results from your iStart Strong assessment and learn about additional resources and next steps.

    Registration & completion of iStart Strong assessment required.  


    Location: Benson Center, Career Center
         Conference Room
  • Monday, Jun 1, 2015 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

     Learn how to understand and interpret the results from your iStart Strong assessment and learn about additional resources and next steps.

    Registration & completion of iStart Strong assessment required.  


    Location: Benson Center, Career Center
         Conference Room
Jazz Band/Combo Concert
  • Thursday, May 28, 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
Job Search Lab
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM

     

    • Customize your job search using the fastest growing job search engines on the web
    • Set up searches on BroncoLink that yield results!
    • Learn strategies for boosting the number of targeted jobs arriving in your inbox daily

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
         205
La Table française/The French Table
  • Monday, Jun 1, 2015 from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

    Welcome to the French Table! / Bienvenus à  la Table française!

    If you want to speak French, join us every Monday from 11:45 till 12:45 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 11h45 à 12h45 sur le patio de Benson tant que le temps nous le permet, autrement nous nous réunirons à l'intérieur.
     
    A demain!

    Cost: Free
    Location: Benson Center
         Benson patio (in inclement weather meet inside)
LOS ANGELES AFO - Campus Beautification at St. Bernard High School
  • Saturday, Jun 6, 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 President's Dinner
  • Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    University President, Michael E. Engh, S.J., cordially invites you to join him in honoring members of the President's Club and our 2015 Los Angeles Santa Claran of the Year award recipient(s). Mark your calendars early, Broncos!


    Location:
         The California Club
Marin 82nd Annual Dinner
  • Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join us for the longest standing chapter tradition! Fellow alumni, parents and friends will be gathering on September 17th for the 82nd Annual Marin Dinner at The Spinnaker on the Sausalito Bay.

    Check back soon for more information and to RSVP!

     

     


    Location:
         The Spinnaker
MBA / MS Info Sessions
MBA Round 2 Deadline
New SCU Faculty Orientation
OLLI'S Annual Potluck Picnic
  • Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    OLLI’s Annual Potluck Picnic!
     
    Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 11:30AM – 2:00PM
    “Arbor Center,” Santa Clara Central Park
    909 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara, 95051
     
    Cost - $12 per person, ($15 at the door) soft drinks & water included.
    BYOB is permitted (wine & beer only).
     
    You’re welcome to invite friends you’d like to introduce to OLLI.
    While walk-ins are discouraged, they are still expected to bring a dish to share.
     

    Click here to make your reservation. 

    Bring a dish to serve 8, labeled if gluten-free or dairy-free, with serving utensils in one of the following categories indicated by first initial of your last name. Don’t cook? Don’t despair – Whole Foods, Lunardi’s & Safeway Delis offer a wonderful selection of choices as an option.
     
    A thru C - Dessert

    D thru F - Appetizer

    G thru L – Salad/Vegetable

    M thru Z – Main course

    (Members & Friends bring a dish)
     

     


    Cost: 12.00
    Location:
         Santa Clara Central Park
Paper, Wood, and Copper: Early Printed Arts in Special Collections
Peninsula Hike and Picnic
  • Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

     

    Join the Peninsula Chapter at the Picchetti Winery for a morning hike and wine tasting, and then a Picnic right afterward. The hike will start at 10:30, and the Wine Tasting will begin at 11:15. We will be having a Picnic following the wine tasting. Everyone is welcome, and while we will have a group hiking, please feel free to go at your own pace.  

    RSVP HERE


    Cost: $15 Per Person, Includes Wine Tasting and Picnic Food
    Location:
         Picchetti Winery
PROF x400: We Share Solar
  • Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM to Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    PROF x400: We Share Solar

    DATE: Tuesday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 5th

    TIME: 8:30AM-5:30PM 

    LOCATION: Santa Clara University, Room TBD

    WORKSHOP FEE: $300

    Register Here »

     

     


     

     WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    We Share Solar® is an experiential education program that teaches students energy literacy while reinforcing STEM skills through assembling the We Share Solar Suitcase, a 12volt DC stand-alone solar power system. Once completed, the student-built systems are inspected and sent to schools, orphanages and community centers in energy poor regions of the world. This educational experience encourages civic engagement through building awareness of energy poverty and sustainable development, as well as inspiring students through helping others.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    Workshop participants learn how to incorporate the Solar Suitcase and solar electricity into their programs and schoolrooms. They will build a Solar Suitcase and leave with a robust curriculum guide filled with presentations, labs and activities, an operational Solar Suitcase (one per institutional team) and accessories valued at $1500. Teachers will receive a certificate confirming 20 hours of Professional Development.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    DR. HAL ARONSON, We Share Solar® Creator and Co-Director is the inventor of the Solar Suitcase, which won the 2011 Nokia Health Tech Award. He is also co-founder and Director of Technology and Education for We Care Solar, which won the 2012 Department of Energy C3E Award for Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment in the Developing World. Dr. Aronson has taught renewable energy education for over 20 years, including co-creating Solar Schoolhouse which brings solar curriculum to schools throughout California. He has led educational and workforce development programs in several cities including Solar Richmond (CA), E-Three Labs Workforce Development (Detroit, MI) and California Youth Energy Services (Berkeley, CA). Hal leads professional development workshops for teachers at Princeton University and through the Bay Area Science Project, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Space Science Labs at UC Berkeley. He recently began teaching solar energy to African health technicians. Dr. Aronson obtained his Ph.D. in environmental sociology from UCSC, focusing his dissertation on environmental justice. 

     

     

     


    Cost: $300
    Location: Loyola Hall
         TBD
Recent Grads BBQ
Reunion Class Block Party
Reunion Mass
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 43rd Annual Santa Claran of the Year Award Dinner
Sacramento Mentoring & Networking Reception
San Francisco 25th Annual Day at the Giants
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

     

    25th Annual 
    Santa Clara Day at the Giants
    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    World Champion Giants vs Atlanta Braves
     
    Tailgate BBQ 5 p.m., Crossed Borders Buffet catered by Compadres Rio Grille (Rick Enos '68, proprietor)
    Giants reserved tailgate area next to Parking Lot A across from Pier 48
     
    First pitch 7:05 p.m., Giants vs Braves, AT&T Park on McCovey Cove
    Giants Postseason Heroes Bobblehead Night
    1st 40,000 fans receive a Belt, Crawford or Petit bobblehead
     
    $75 per person includes Compadres Tailgate BBQ, beverages,view reserved seats behind home plate (sec.312-314)
     
    All tickets will be available for pick-up at the pregame tailgate.
     

    Cost: $75 Per Person
    Location:
         AT&T Park on McCovey Cove
SIG Appassionati Italiani
  • 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 pm
     
    For more information, contact Barbara Gasdick at bgmoxie@hotmail.com

    Location: Learning Commons and Library
SIG Cultural Cornucopia
  • Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
     
    Meeting: SIG Cultural Cornucopia
    Dates: July 7th and September 1st
    Time: 12:00 Noon- 1:30 PM
    Location: Kenna Hall room 304
     
    Contact Facilitator Fred Gertler (fgertler@gmail.com) with any questions.
     

    Location: Kenna Hall
         Room 304
  • Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
     
    Meeting: SIG Cultural Cornucopia
    Dates: July 7th and September 1st
    Time: 12:00 Noon- 1:30 PM
    Location: Kenna Hall room 304
     
    Contact Facilitator Fred Gertler (fgertler@gmail.com) with any questions.
     

    Location: Kenna Hall
         Room 304
SIG Current Events
  • Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Current Events Discussion SIG 
    Monthly Discussion:


    MAY:  Thursday May 7, 2015 
              10 a.m.-12 p.m..:  Current Events Discussion Group One

                  1 p.m.-3 p.m.:  Current Events Discussion Group Two

                  Location would be Loyola 160 for each group.

    JUNE:  Wednesday June 3, 2015
     (Group One: 10 a.m.-12 noon and Group Two: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
     
    The primary discussion will be based on the book The Righteous Mind, Why Good People Are Divided by Religion and Politics by Jonathan Haidt. The author is a social psychologist who looks at why we form the political beliefs we do, the implications of such beliefs and solutions to conflicts between various sets of beliefs. It is a fascinating concept. 
     
    Excerpts from U-Tube videos that provide a clear picture of his major concepts and solutions will be incorporated into the discussion. These video excerpts should spark a lively discussion.
     
    A secondary topic we will explore is the current refugee crisis, set in motion by the conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. This crisis seems to be the greatest refugee crisis since World War II and is testing attitudes toward migrants on the part of the United Nations, European Union countries and the entire world. This crisis has both huge humanitarian and moral implications.

    For more information contact Len Schreibstein (e-mail: Lnshrbstn@aol.com)

    Location: Loyola Hall
SIG Exploring the Bay Area: Meeting
  • Monday, Jun 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    SIG Exploring the Bay Area

     Event: Meeting
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Date: 6/15/15
    Location: Benson Center, Parlor A
     
    Roberta Schulte, rmschulte2013@gmail.com

     

     

     


    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlor A
SIG Mystery Book Club
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Hello Mystery Book Club Fans,
     
    Here's our next read: The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell.  We'll meet in Parlor A, Benson Center on Thursday, April 23rd from 11 am to Noon.  John Daly will facilitate.

    Contact  Susan Haag at shaag408@yahoo.com  for more information. 


    Location: Benson Center, Benson Parlors
         Parlor A
SIG Mystery Book Club
SIG Olliwood
  • Monday, Jun 15, 2015

    The OLLIWOOD SIG goes to the movies the third Monday of the month, and adjourns  afterwards to critique the show in a civilized and cordial manner.  

    E-mail announcing the movie selected, the time and the place will be sent out usually at least a week prior to event.   

    Movie: TBA 

     Date: June 15, 2015

    Time:  TBA 

    Location:  TBA

    To join the group email evelynhow@yahoo.com Olliwood - Let's Go to the Movies!

     

Stalin and Stalinism
  • 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 Residence 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
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall
  • 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 Residence 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
    Location: Sobrato Residence Hall
Summer 2015 Destination Learning Trip
Sunday Morning Liturgy
Tavola Italiana
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Tavola italiana is back for the 2015 Spring 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 April 8th. 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!


    Cost: Free
    Location: Casa Italiana Residence Hall
         Main entrance (Casa Commons in inclement weather)
  • Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Tavola italiana is back for the 2015 Spring 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 April 8th. 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!


    Cost: Free
    Location: Casa Italiana Residence Hall
         Main entrance (Casa Commons in inclement weather)
The Art of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki
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
Wind Symphony Concert
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