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TODAY: Vigil for Racial Justice

As a university committed to educating for solidarity and cultivating a faith that does justice, we want to offer spaces to mourn, to express our feelings, to support each other, and to work toward a better future. Tune in TODAY at noon PDT via livestream for A Virtual Vigil for Racial Justice and Community Conversation.


Alumni News

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Part of a Larger Picture

In times of great adversity, new heroes shine. Physician assistant Traci Thomas ’07 is one of them. She’s working around the clock to support patients in San Francisco battling COVID-19. The work is demanding and the emotional toll is high, but Thomas says the moments of joy are what drive her. Read her story »

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Reader’s Choice

There’s still time to join the summer Alumni Book Club. It’s reader’s choice with three excellent books to choose from (or read them all, if you like!). Sign up today, grab a copy of your book(s) of choice, then log onto our exclusive online forum to share your thoughts between now and July 30. Your summer reading adventures await!

With Honors

This summer, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote, University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., will confer honorary doctorate degrees on Risë Jones Pichon ’73, J.D. ’76 and Joanne Hayes-White ’86Join us June 4 via Zoom to recognize these impressive alumnae and celebrate their achievements.


Spiritual Growth and Wellness

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The Greatest of These is Love

As classes wind down, Alumni Jesuit Liaison Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69 considers the essential virtue of charity—or more simply, love. “The pandemic has diminished the rituals and celebrations that shape memories and stir collective affection,” he observes. “Still, in the midst of disruption and uncertainty, the Mission Campus remains part of our lives.”

Bronco Book of Prayers

In these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that the Bronco community is here to support you. If you or someone you know needs a prayer, enter them into the Bronco Book of Prayers and let us lift them up together.

7 Strategies to Cope with Anxiety

It can be hard to keep feelings anxiety at bay. SCU psychology professor Shauna Shapiro and six colleagues offer seven strategies to help you cope »


Virtual Events

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3
Virtual Massachusetts Alumni Social: Silver Linings

Join hostesses Vanessa (DiCarlo) Carta ’08 and Elizabeth Powers ’80, J.D./MBA ’89 to connect with other Broncos in your area.

Jun
17
Virtual Examen with Fr. Jack Treacy

Jack Treacy, S.J. ’77, Th.M. ’90 leads a session of meditation and reflection.

Jun
18
Virtual Barre Sculpt Fitness Class

Sonia Li ’00 offers a fun fitness class that focuses on toning, sculpting, and lengthening all muscle groups.

Jun
20
Virtual Retreat: Ignatian Decision Making and Discernment

SCU Campus Minister Victor Lemus, M.A. ’12 shows how to utilize Ignatian decision making and discernment when difficult choices arise.


Santa Clara Magazine

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Passport to Wine

Dreaming of a post-pandemic vacation to wine country? Let this celebration of Bronco-related wineries inspire you. There are even some deals on wine that you can enjoy from afar.

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The Pandemic Economy

Beloved economics professor Mario Belotti reflects on lessons learned from six decades of teaching at Santa Clara. Share in the memories with Santa Clara Magazine »


University News

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Virtual Celebration

Tune in June 13 at noon PDT for a virtual celebration honoring the spirit, creativity, generosity and accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Show your support for these outstanding graduates who continue to shine in these unprecedented times.

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Fenced In

Can you imagine Santa Clara surrounded by fences and patrolled by dogs? While it may seem hard to believe, that was the norm for students in the 19th century. They sheltered in place for very different reasons than we do today. Find out why »

When Campus is Quiet

Unable to go home, engineering major Mia Sinada ’21 is one of the few students remaining on campus. Despite her full course load and impressive academic standing, Sinada says the future is uncertain. But, thanks to the SCU Student Emergency Assistance Fund, she has the resources she needs at SCU. Read her story » 


Alumni Benefits

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During these uncertain times, you can count on the power of the Santa Clara family. Take advantage of the Bronco network through Switchboard, our online engagement platform. Ask for what you need or offer what you have and discover a community of Broncos helping Broncos.

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University Credit Union could help you lower your monthly mortgage payment by refinancing to near historically low rates. Now is the time to save! Visit us online to refinance your mortgage today!

 

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