SpringBreak
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: Each spring semester, we take a retreat from the demands of our busy schedules to rejuvenate and refresh, to return home...
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RFRA
Dear Board Colleagues and Board Emeriti Members: As you know, Indiana recently passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which fundamentally contradicts Valparaiso University’s longstanding commitment to non-discrimination. In...
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Dialogue Across Difference
TO: Students, Faculty, and Staff FROM: President Heckler SUBJECT: 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 Valparaiso University, we...
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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, it is easy to become caught up in our to-do lists and schedules filled with assignments and tasks...
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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 right path to take . . . Integrity is taking it. (Author unknown)   Good morning, Valpo! Today we...
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A Life Of Integrity
“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 the years to come.” — Denis Waitley, author Good morning, Valpo! It’s New Year’s...
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Get On With What You’re Good At!
“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 to a close, I am reminded of the many blessings that surround us every day. I am grateful for your...
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Learning Through Service
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 and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer, The Meaning of Ideals in Life Dear Students...
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The More Things Change …
The More Things Change … Good morning, Valpo! All moved in … Check. Class schedule sorted out … Check. Syllabi copied … Check. Notes compiled for the first class session … Check. I guess we’re ready to get started. To new...
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Closing One Door And Opening Another
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 do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell It is that time of year when we...
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A New Day Is Upon Us
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. A new semester begins. To those returning to campus for another semester, welcome back home. Those...
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Celebrating A Year Of Achievement
Dear Graduates, Students and Colleagues, Dr. Samuel Johnson, the 18th century author and moralist once wrote, “He that hopes to look back hereafter with satisfaction upon past years must learn to know the present value of single minutes, and...
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Thanksgiving Greetings
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 our Creator and God. The annual season of Thanksgiving, a uniquely American tradition, gives all of us...
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Beginning A New Year
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 with anticipation and expectation as each pursues a personal path of learning and discovery....
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