SMC Update, December 2008

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College News
Rugger Reunion
Rugby dinner dance
Hundreds Come Out in Support of Rugby
More than 300 alumni and friends of SMC rugby were on hand Nov. 22 for the Pat Vincent Cup and a dinner dance fundraiser featuring "Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs." The event raised more than $60,000, which will go to support the rugby club.
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Chapel Christmas ImageSeasonal Request from the Brother President
Read a seasonal request from Brother President Ronald Gallagher about the President's Emergency Fund and how you can ensure that all Saint Mary's College students can continue their education this spring.
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The Collegian is Online
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President and Provost Messages
Are you wondering what impact the economic crisis has had on the College? Read the most recent letters from Brother President Ronald Gallagher and Provost Beth Dobkin to the College community to learn more.
Read the president's message.
Read the provost's message.

Female Professors Celebrate Milestone
Kathy Roper was one of the panelists for the discussion on Nov. 12.2008 marks the 15th anniversary of the Women's Studies Program and the 10th anniversary of the Women's Resource Center. Several prominent, longtime female faculty discussed their experiences at the College as the student body has grown from being all male to 60 percent female.
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Post-Election Panel Reflects on Obama Victory
A group of journalists and faculty including San Francisco Chronicle writer Carla Marinucci and KCBS political analyst Mike Sandalow spoke to a group of more than 200 students about the results and historic significance of the presidential election.
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Celebrate the Season
Alumni are invited to celebrate the holidays at the East Bay and Sacramento Chapter Christmas Parties. The East Bay's "White Christmas" will be at Bing Crosby's in Walnut Creek on Dec. 4 and the Sacramento event will be at Chicago Fire Pizza on Dec. 10. Come out and join in the festivities.
East Bay White Christmas.
Sacramento Christmas Party.

Sonos Handbell QuartetC.L.A.M. Christmas Event

The Committee for Lectures, Art and Music presents "A Musical Celebration for Christmas" on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. The Sonos Handbell Quartet and San Francisco Choral Artists combine for the perfect concert to welcome the holiday season. Suggested donations: $25 general; $20 seniors (65+); $12 for SMC faculty, staff and non-SMC students; $2 for SMC students. Call (925) 631-4381 for information and to purchase tickets.
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Liturgy of Lights
This annual Mass for students, faculty, staff, Christian Brothers and alumni will be celebrated in the Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. Following the liturgy, the Mission and Ministry Center and the Alumni Office are sponsoring a Christmas celebration party with tree lighting, Christmas carols, festive food and fellowship.

B.A. in Leadership
Do you have co-workers and friends who would benefit from completing their bachelor's degree? Please encourage them to make that their New Year's resolution by enrolling in the degree completion program in leadership and organizational studies.
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Athletic News
Women's Volleyball
Women's Volleyball in the NCAAs
Women's volleyball team members and friends celebrated on campus last night as SMC was selected for an at-large bid to this year's NCAA championship tournament. The team finished the season with a record of 20-7 and received votes in the Top 25 rankings.
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76 Classic
Men's basketball went 2-1 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Anaheim at the 76 Classic tournament. They defeated CSU Fullerton and Providence after losing the first game to UTEP.
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Men's soccerMen's Soccer Ends Season with Best Record in 19 Years
With a squad consisting mostly of freshmen and transfers, the 2008 team finished with a .541 winning percentage, their best since 1989.
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Events This Month

  • Dec. 4: East Bay Chapter Christmas Party
  • Dec. 5: College Committee on Inclusive Excellence Forum
  • Dec. 10: Sacramento Chapter Christmas Party
  • Dec. 13: Orange County Chapter Wooden Classic Pre-Game Party
  • Dec. 17: Oregon Chapter SMC vs. Oregon Pre-Game Party

  • Save the Date
  • Jan. 9: SMC vs. SCU Pre-Game Party
  • Jan. 11: San Francisco Chapter SMC vs. USF Pre-Game Party
  • Jan. 15: SMC vs. LMU Pre-Game Party
  • Jan. 17: Gaelfest
  • Jan. 17: Alumni Awards Luncheon
  • Jan. 22: San Diego Chapter SMC vs. USD Pre-Game Party
  • Jan. 31: Oregon Chapter SMC vs. Portland Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 5: SMC vs. USF Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 7: Silicon Valley Chapter SMC vs. SCU Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 12: SMC vs. Gonzaga Bulldog Roast
  • Feb. 14: SMC vs. Portland Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 19: SMC vs. USD Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 21: ESPN Bracketbuster Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 26: Los Angeles Chapter SMC vs. Pepperdine Pre-Game Party
  • Feb. 28: Los Angeles Chapter SMC vs. LMU Pre-Game Party
  • March 6: WCC Tournament Kick-Off Party
  • July 17-19: Reunion Weekend 2009