SMC Update April, 2008

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Graduate Program Open Houses
April 8 (Sacramento)
April 15 (Santa Clara)
April 22 (Moraga)
April 2 (San Francisco)
April 10 (Moraga)
April 3 (Santa Clara)
April 29 (San Ramon)
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SMC alumni receive a special discounted rate at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Pleasant Hill. Click here for a special alumni reservation page.
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College News

The New Math at SMC, $1=$2

Brother Ronald and Paul Boschetto
Turn Your Washingtons into Jeffersons
Alumnus Paul Boschetto '76 (pictured with Brother Ronald above) has agreed to match the first $50,000 in alumni gifts made this spring. Make your dollar go a longer way this year by supporting the mission of Saint Mary's.
State of the College Address
In his annual State of the College Address, Brother President Ronald Gallagher remarked on the recent successes of the College including marked increases in alumni engagement as well as the increased visibility of the athletic program, and discussed the areas which need to be addressed.
chapel imageDe La Salle Week
From April 27-May 4 the College will celebrate its Lasallian heritage with a series of events during the annual De La Salle Week. Alumni are welcome to attend many of the events.
SMC Receives Community Service Award
For the second year in a row, Saint Mary's received the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for community service work performed by its students.
Magazine Survey
The College Communications department is interested in seeing what you think about the quarterly Saint Mary's magazine. Click on the following link to complete a short survey and be entered into a drawing for tickets to next year's men's basketball game vs. Gonzaga.
Students Lobby to Maintain Cal Grants
SMC students with Assemblyman DeSaulnierTwo SMC students met with state Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, regarding the impact of the state's current fiscal crisis on the Cal Grant program. Any changes made could have a significant impact on a large number of students.
Alumnus was First Guatemalan Anthropologist
This History Department hosted a presentation by Central Connecticut University professor, Abigail Adams, about Antonio Goubard Carrera '21, the first anthropologist to study the indigenous people of Guatemala.
Science Day
The School of Science will host "Science Day" on April 20 in honor of Earth Day. There will be classroom and lab tours as well as a talk on scientific entrepreneurship from the president and CEO of Visiogen Inc., Reza Zadno.
Archbishop MillerEpiscopal and Integral Lectures
Join other alumni on campus for two informative and exciting lectures. The Episcopal Lecture on April 5 sponsored by the Cummins and Henning Institutes features a day of seminars and a lecture from Archbishop Michael Miller (pictured). The Brother Sixtus Robert Lecture on April 19 presented by the Integral Program will include seminars as well, followed by a lecture from David Neidorf, the acting president of Deep Springs College.
Special Upcoming Events for Young Alumni
Quarter Life Conference, April 5
Sponsored by SMC, USF, Santa Clara, Notre Dame de Namur and UOP, this event is designed to give you practical advice on how to navigate life in your 20s.
Leadership Conference, April 5
Sponsored by the MA in Leadership program, this conference will introduce you to the concept of professional and personal leadership in the 21st century.
Senior, Alumni and Faculty Social
Come out to the Soda Center on May 2 for this annual event welcoming the graduating seniors into the alumni association.
Summer Wine Festival Save the Date
Here's your first notice on the annual Summer Wine Festival scheduled for August 10. Clear out your calendar and come to SMC to try out some great wines (many made by alumni) and bid on silent auction items. All of the proceeds will go to the Lasallian scholarship benefiting children and grandchildren of SMC alumni.
Athletic News
March Madness at SMC
Patrick Mills
After one of the most successful seasons in the 100-year history of SMC basketball, the men's team secured an invitation to the NCAA tournament as a No.10 seed. They ended up losing in the first round to the University of Miami, Florida in Little Rock. A special thanks goes out to all the alumni and fans that supported the team throughout the season. Click here for video, photos and a daily blog from Todd Golden about his experience at this season's NCAA Tournament.
Rugby Rolls on into the Playoffs
Men's Rugby vs. StanfordAfter completing a South American tour, the Saint Mary's rugby squad heads into the playoffs beginning on April 4 ranked as one of the top schools in the country at No. 5. (Photo courtesy of Tim Mickiewicz).
Gaels Getting National Recognition
In addition rugby's No. 5 ranking, women's tennis is No. 37, men's golf is No. 48 and men's tennis is No. 75. The baseball team also received votes in the national poll this month. It's the first time in College history that five spring sport teams have received national recognition simultaneously.
Megan GallowayWomen's Softball Downs No. 17 Hawaii
After losing their first game in a doubleheader to Cal, the lady Gaels defeated the host team 2-1 at the Hawaii Invitational Tournament. They beat the Hawaii team both times they played during the tournament.

2008 SMC Athletic Hall of Fame

Seven Gaels will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. The event will be Sunday, April 27 at noon on campus. Call (925) 631-4803 to purchase tickets.

The 12th Annual Southern California Gael Classic Invitational Golf Tournament
A four-person scramble format at the Palos Verdes Golf Club will begin at noon on May 5 with a shotgun start. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and the day concludes with an award dinner, prize drawing and auction at 6 p.m.
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Calling All Soccer Alumni
The women's and men's soccer teams will be hosting their annual alumni games on Saturday, April 19. Please contact Kelly Lindsey at
for more information for the women and Adam Cooper at for the men. In addition, the women's team invites all alumni to Joe's of Lafayette on Friday, April 18 for a gathering, beginning at 7 p.m. Please contact Kelly Lindsey to RSVP.
Men's Basketball Season Ticket Renewals and New Purchases
Current SMC basketball season ticket holders have until April 11, 2008 to renew their tickets for the 2008-09 season at last season's prices.
If you did not own season tickets last year, you may fill out a renewal form and return it by the April 11 deadline for special SMC alumni priority seating in the Reserve section. For questions or more information, please contact the SMC Ticket Office at (925) 631-4392 or visit
SMC Athletic Summer Camps Accepting Registrations
It is not too early to register for Saint Mary's College Athletic Summer Camps. With 39 years of excellence, SMC offers more than 30 sports camps at one of the most picturesque campuses on the West Coast. Saint Mary's offers boys and girls overnight, day, team and specialty camps for ages 5-18. Summer 2008 camps include all sports, baseball, basketball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Events This Month
  • April 1: Asian Cultural Night
  • April 5: Quarter Life Conference
  • April 5: Episcopal Lecture
  • April 5: Leadership Conference 
  • April 8: Portland Chapter Trail Blazers Game
  • April 13: Golden Reunion
  • April 19: Brother Sixtus Robert Integral Lecture
  • April 20: Graduate Business Commencement
  • April 24: SMC vs. SCU Bocce Ball Extravaganza
  • April 27: Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon

  • Save the Date:
  • May 2: Senior, Alumni and Faculty Social
  • May 3: Meditation Workshop with Brother Camillus Chavez
  • May 5: Southern California Invitational Golf Tournament
  • May 6: Latino Cultural Night
  • June 7: Washington DC Chapter Nationals Baseball Game
  • June 16-27: Ireland Tour with Brother Ronald Gallagher 
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend
  • Aug. 10: Summer Wine Festival