Wi-Fi Network Upgrade
I am happy to report that a network upgrade is in the works to completely revamp the Wi-Fi network on campus, with a completion date of December 2014. The project will provide increased speed and coverage while accommodating more use, and expanding availability to include exterior areas of the campus. When the upgrade is completed, Santa Clara’s wireless network will provide robust coverage of virtually all areas of campus with the newest and fastest Wi-Fi standard.
Completing this significant project will require replacing all the Wi-Fi access points currently installed and installing new data cabling for additional interior and all exterior Wi-Fi access points. Information Technology under the leadership of CIO Ron Danielson has already completed an initial portion of the project and has begun the installation of interior access points. During the upgrade BroncoWiFi will continue to be available, with small local disruptions as work is done in each area. Information Technology will coordinate with departments and building managers to minimize impacts to their respective areas. A current schedule for work can be found at http://it.scu.edu/projects/WiFi.
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.