Active Shooter and Lockdown Procedures Training
The June 30 deadline to complete the Active Shooter and Lockdown Procedures training is approaching quickly. If you have not yet completed it, I urge you to register for the online course at http://scu.trainingweb.com/. Login using your SCU email address with the password SAFETY. Should you have questions about the training contact Sean Collins, Director of the Environment, Health and Safety Department. Thank you for taking this training and contributing to the overall safety of our community.
What's Ahead on My Calendar
- April 24 - Sprinksgiving
- April 25 - Solar Decathlon Groundbreaking
- April 27 - President's Dinner
- May 3 - JST Board of Director's Meeting at Berkeley
- May 4 - Bronco Bench Foundation Red and White Gala
- May 8 - Military Science Awards
- May 15 - Catala Club Installation Mass and Luncheon
- May 17 - Board of Regents Meeting
- May 23 - Misa en Espanol
- May 25 - Law School Commencement, 9:30 a.m.
- May 25 - JST Commencement, 3:00 p.m.
Many thanks go to the few hundred faculty and staff who contributed to the great success of Preview Days on April 13-14. Over 1500 guests, including nearly 800 admitted students, attended the activities and programs during the weekend. About 50 student organizations, student life departments and academic departments were represented, and nearly 40 different presentations or information sessions were offered.
To those who supported the events either behind the scenes or in the personal contact with our guests, I thank you for your hard work and long hours in helping potential students recognize the special place we have here at Santa Clara University.
Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced
Our lineup of 2013 commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients is now complete. Last week The Santa Clara newspaper reported on the announcement of Leon Panetta as the 2013 undergraduate commencement speaker. Now that he has returned to his home state, we are honored that former Secretary Panetta will be back on campus to address the Class of 2013 on June 15. He and his wife Sylvia will also receive an honorary degree. Other honorary degrees will be conferred on Stephen ’60 and Patricia A. Schott, Reverend Robert Mathewson, S.J., and James Houghton ’81.
The commencement speaker for the graduate commencement on June 14 will be Pamela Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. David Drummond ‘85, Chief Legal Officer at Google, will offer the commencement address to the law graduates at the Law School Commencement on May 25. Also on May 25, the Jesuit School of Theology will hold their commencement exercises and host biblical scholar Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA, as the commencement speaker.
Community Day of Service
Thank you to all who took part in the Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 13, and to those in the Alumni Office and Staff Senate who mobilized a great turnout. 120 faculty, staff, students and friends joined together to sort, plant, paint, clean, compost and tutor at four neighboring locations. At one of the sites, Washington Elementary School, volunteers helped students with their weekly reading goals through group reading activities. Principal Maria Arias Evans ’81, who directed the activities at Washington for the day, will be honored on April 27 as a recipient of the 2013 Ignatian Award.