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Speakers and dates for the 2018 commencement ceremonies at the five Jesuit universities within the Jesuits West Province 10-state region have been announced.

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Father Patrick Conroy, SJ, a member of the Jesuits West Province, on Thursday rescinded his resignation and will retain his post as Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Brother James Robert Sanders, SJ, entered into God’s peace April 16 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 77, a Jesuit for 26 years, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

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January 2-9, 2019, St. Clare’s Retreat Center, Soquel, CA Join us for an introduction to the contemplative way of life and to the Jesus Prayer. This retreat, led by Fr. Anton Altonder, SJ, of Germany, is open to all.

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The city of Los Angeles has honored Loyola Marymount University with the first-ever Platinum recycLA Star Award for its sustainability efforts, including the university’s on-campus recycling center.

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April 20, 2018 — This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace Pope Francis' call to care for creation, using Catholic and faith resources to guide you.

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April 24, 2018 — The new Jesuit Archives & Research Center hosted its first academic event, a symposium on Jesuits and the Sciences, with Fr. David Brown, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory as the keynote speaker.

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Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.

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Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.

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Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

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Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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Santa Clara University Law School alumna Lizbeth Mateo, JD, ’16 has reached another milestone: She’s the first undocumented immigrant named to statewide post in California.

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Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.

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Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

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The Board of Directors of Verbum Dei High School announced the appointment of Father Stephen A. Privett, SJ, as president. Father Privett will lead the Catholic boys high school that has been acclaimed for providing its South Central Los Angeles students a rigorous college prep curriculum for more than five decades.

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Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, will be honored with the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.

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April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. While King is often remembered for his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or the Selma to Montgomery March, Jesuits recall three separate times where the great civil rights leader graced their universities.

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A new facility is opening in St. Louis to keep the history of one of the Catholic Church's most influential orders in the United States alive and well-preserved.

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Father Roberto “Carlos” Durán, SJ, was ordained to the priesthood March 23 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador in the crypt of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero.

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The Jesuits West Province celebrated Palm Sunday with friends and benefactors at a hosted Mass and lunch at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center. Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, served as celebrant and homilist.

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A Day of Recollection for Jesuits West Province donors was held at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., on March 10.

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Gretchen Carlson, veteran television journalist and author whose fight against workplace sexual harassment helped spark a national discussion about female empowerment and activism, will speak at 7 p.m. March 21, at Loyola Marymount University.

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Father William John Stout, SJ, longtime teacher, chaplain, and parish priest, entered into God’s peace March 14, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 85, a member of the Society of Jesus for 66 years and an ordained Catholic priest for 53 years.

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Father Donald Cadden, SJ, entered into God’s peace on March 4 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 93 and had been a priest for 59 years and a Jesuit for 71 years.

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Superior General Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, has named Fathers Martin Connell, SJ, and Michael Boughton, SJ, new rectors for the two Jesuit theology centers in the United States in Berkeley and Boston, respectively.

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