As part of a larger effort to create a sustainable campus, more than 150 students pitched in to create the College's new garden last month. Vegetables grown here will be served in the cafeteria. Visit the updated Sustain SMC website for more information on the College's green initiatives.
The College welcomed its largest freshman class ever during the Weekend of Welcome with more than 670 students moving into the residence halls on Aug. 28 and starting classes on Sept. 2.
Alumna Killed in Martinez Shooting
Catalina Torres '03, known for her work on domestic violence issues, was shot by her cousin's estranged husband who later shot and killed Martinez police officer, Sgt. Paul Starzyk. She was 44.
The search is underway for great applicants to enroll as freshman at Saint Mary's next fall. Alumni have the ability to aid in this effort by endorsing a student who applies to the College. Your endorsement will waive their $55 application fee.
9/11 Survivor Visits Campus
Last month the SMC Republican Club invited 9/11 survivor Earl Johnson to speak to students about his experience in the World Trade Center.
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B.A. in Leadership and Organizational Studies Program Launched
The College's newest bachelor's degree program designed for working professionals draws heavily from the social sciences and has a wide application in workplace, community and global contexts.
President's Club Dinner Dance
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Moraga campus, this year's dinner dance for President's Club members will return to the College on Oct. 18.
Great Books Seminar for Alumni and Friends
This year's series, titled "The Great Conversation," will be held once per month during the school year. Go online to see the list of texts and dates planned. Space is very limited, so sign up today.
Esteemed Author Visits Campus
Come to campus on Oct. 8 for an evening of lively commentary on politics and the historic 2008 presidential election as CLAM and the Disney Forum welcome celebrated author, longtime political correspondent and syndicated columnist Richard Reeves. Best known for his acclaimed trilogy on the presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, this prolific writer is currently a senior lecturer at USC. In addition to print journalism, Reeves has received every major television award for his documentaries for ABC and the Public Broadcasting Service.
19th-Century Dutch Art Featured in Newest Exhibit
The Hearst Art Gallery is pleased to debut on Oct.12 an exhibition of more than 60 19th-century Dutch masterpieces from the collection of Dr. Jan and Mrs. Mary Ann Beekhuis. The works selected for the exhibition have rarely been displayed, and have never been shown before on the West Coast.
Alumni are invited to attend the SMC memorial for longtime faculty member and alumni award winner, Mary Doyle Springer, on Oct. 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Lafayette Room of the Soda Center. For more information, contact Carole Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Mary's magazine is continuing the search for married alumni who met while attending the College for a future article. Send your love stories to email@example.com