All Are Welcome In This Place
“I was a stranger and you invited me in.” — Matthew 25:35 Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: Valparaiso University is constituted by people of...
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A House Divided Cannot Stand
“A house divided cannot stand.” Jesus first spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of followers and critics — many of whom disagreed with...
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Christmas
“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Dear...
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Thanksgiving
TO: Students, Faculty, Staff, Retirees FROM: President Heckler DATE: Friday, Nov. 18 — 8 a.m. SUBJECT: To live gratitude each...
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Spring Break
TO: Students, Faculty, Staff FROM: President Heckler SUBJECT: Will you change the world? DATE: Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 —- “Never doubt that...
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Welcome
To: Students, Faculty, and Staff From: President Heckler Date: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. Subject: Discovering truth through new eyes “The real...
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End Of Year
To: Faculty and Staff From: President Heckler Subject: Our Curiosity Breeds Success Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 “The important thing is not to stop...
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Christmas
To: Students, faculty, staff From: President Heckler Subject: This Christmas Date: Wednesday, Dec....
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Thanksgiving
To: Students, Faculty, Staff From: President Heckler Subject: Thank you Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for...
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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Dear Board Colleagues and Board Emeriti Members: As you know, Indiana recently passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which...
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Spring Break
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: Each spring semester,...
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Welcome
To: Students, Faculty, and Staff From: President Heckler Date: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 a.m Subject: A world built to develop character “Life is a...
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End Of Year
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”...
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How Do We Move From Yearning To Action?
How do we move from yearning to action? Students, Faculty, and Staff: At the very heart of a university lies its mission: to pursue truth. At...
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Christmas
“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 Eagerness. Anticipation....
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Thanksgiving
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: As we begin to wrap up this fall semester,...
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Welcome
To: Students, Faculty, and Staff From: President Heckler Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 a.m Subject: A life of integrity   Wisdom is knowing the...
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Spring Break
I don’t know what your destiny will be. … But I know one thing: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought...
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Welcome
“A life lived with integrity — even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune — is a shining star in whose light others may follow in...
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End Of Year
“You owe it to all of us to get on with what you’re good at.” — W. H. Auden, Poet Dear Students: As another academic year comes...
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Welcome
The More Things Change … Good morning, Valpo! All moved in … Check. Class schedule sorted out … Check. Syllabi copied …...
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End Of Year
Dear Colleagues and Friends, “When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we...
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Welcome
Good Morning Valpo! The rays of the sun crest over the trees and the windows of the Chapel are ablaze with amber light this morning. It is a new day....
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End Of Year
Dear Graduates, Students and Colleagues, Dr. Samuel Johnson, the 18th century author and moralist once wrote, “He that hopes to look back hereafter...
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Thanksgiving
Dear Students and Colleagues, In the coming days, we will gather with family and friends in gratitude for the many blessings we have received from...
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Welcome
Good morning, Valpo! Here are a few words to carry on your journey today… This is always an exciting week at Valparaiso University. We are filled...
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