SMC Update, October 2009

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Graduate Program Open Houses

There are several upcoming open houses and info sessions about graduate business degree opportunities including EMBA Hybrid, MS in Financial Analysis & Investment Management, and the MBA program. Please encourage your friends, colleagues to attend!

Professional MBA
Oct. 14 (Moraga)
Nov. 10 (Moraga)

Executive MBA
Online dates TBD

Hybrid Executive MBA
Oct. 6 (Moraga)
Oct. 29  (Moraga)

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management
Oct. 7 (San Francisco)
Oct. 14 (online)
Oct. 28 (San Francisco)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
Oct. 10 (San Ramon)
Dec. 12 (San Ramon)
Online date TBD

Graduate Education
Oct. 17 (Moraga)
Nov. 17  (Moraga)
Jan. 23 (Moraga)

MA and BA in Leadership
Please join us for one of our Fall 2009 Open Houses on campus to learn about our MA in Leadership and BA in Leadership & Organizational Studies.
Oct. 17
Nov. 4

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Graduate Education Distinguished Speaker Series

Dr. Harry Wong, "How to Be an Effective & Successful Teacher" on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Soda Center.
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College News
Cafeteria Gets a Facelift
The newly rennovated Oliver Hall
Renovated Dining Hall Opens with More Choices and Healthier Fare
Oliver Hall, which has been the dining hall at Saint Mary's for decades, has reopened after renovations that included the creation of a spacious food court with seven stations, including a pizza/pasta bar, a bakery, the Gael grill, a deli, a salad bar and a produce station. There are more vegetarian and vegan options, and items grown in the College's organic Legacy Garden are also available.
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Submit Your Gael Glimpse Now
Let other alumni know what you've been up to by submitting a Glimpse for the winter issue of Saint Mary's magazine. All submissions entered by Oct. 10 will be eligible for a drawing to receive an alumni gift basket full of SMC merchandise.
Submit your Glimpse.

Inspiring Wonder, Los Angeles
Meet fellow Los Angeles area alumni, parents and friends for an evening of camaraderie, learning and discussion led by a Saint Mary's faculty member. Includes a reception with hors d'oeuvres and hosted bar, then a presentation by chemistry professor, Joel Burley, who will discuss the impact of global warming on California's parks and forests. A Q & A session will follow.
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Faculty Recital Showcases Talented Musicians

Saint Mary's music faculty staged a recital in the Chapel on Sept. 23 that displayed their outstanding talents in a wide range of works. A large audience of students, faculty, staff and visitors members nearly filled the Chapel for the performances during the College's Community Time.
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Mass of the Holy Spirit Celebrates New Academic Year
Mass of the Holy SpiritSaint Mary's College celebrated the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the College Chapel on Sept. 9.
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Read Brother Ronald's remarks.
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Adopt a Gael: Transform a Student's Day...or Week...or Month
Eighty percent of Saint Mary's students need financial aid. Find out how you can adopt a Gael and provide them with the unique academic, spiritual and social experience they deserve.
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Eboo Patel's Call for Interfaith Dialogue Answered by Hundreds

Bringing a message of respect for religious tradition and a call for a new youth movement for the 21st century, Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, drew an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd to Saint Mary's Soda Center Sept.15.
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Brother Robert Lecture
Come to campus for the annual Brother Robert Lecture sponsored by the Integral Program, Collegiate Seminar, Philosophy Department and the Saint Mary's College Community of  Christian Brothers. This year's lecture, titled, "Nietzsche and the Horror of Existence," will be given by alumnus Philip Kain '67, professor of philosophy at Santa Clara University.
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Career Fair on Campus
Alumni are invited to attend the annual Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in  Ferroggiaro Quad. We will be showcasing a variety of employers as well as grad schools, law schools, and non-profits. Attire is business professional, bring resumes, and there is no need to register. Contact Patty Bishop in the Career Center with questions.

Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism Discussion
The Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism invites the public to attend a panel discussion titled: "Global Solutions for a Global Problem? Has the world really learned the lessons from the banking crisis of 2008-2009?" Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Soda Center. RSVP required.
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Saint Mary's Courses for the Community
Want to learn about wine? Write your life story? Study about poetry and nature? Take a Weekend College course, here on campus. All are welcome.
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Undergraduate Admissions Needs Alumni Volunteers
Admissions is looking for alumni volunteers to represent Saint Mary's at college fairs throughout the country this fall. Anyone interested can sign up online.
Learn more about the Alumni Admissions Program.
View the college fair calendar.
Athletic News
athletic logoAre You the No. 1 Fan?
The Gaels are looking for their No. 1 fan.  Enter the Gaels Fan Draft and find out. Go to the draft site and enter your name and phone number (it is not collected), and then be sure to answer your phone when it rings!
Enter the draft.
Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner
Come to Blackhawk Museum on Friday, Oct. 23 and cheer on your Gaels as they prepare for another great season. Take this first opportunity to meet the new players on the squad and listen to keynote speaker, Doug Gottlieb, ESPN College Basketball Analyst.
Learn more.
See the men's basketball schedule.

Men's Soccer Receives Votes in Coaches Poll
The men's soccer team starts conference play this month after beginning the season 4-1-3, and receiving a No. 10 ranking in the Far West Region. They also received votes in the national coaches poll for the first time under head coach Adam Cooper.
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Events This Month

  • Oct. 2: San Francisco Graduate Business Alumni First Fridays Social Mixer - Oktoberfest!
  • Oct. 6: Sacramento Graduate Business Alumni Social Mixer at Lounge ON20
  • Oct. 6: Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism Discussion
  • Oct. 7: Campus Career Fair
  • Oct. 13: Who's Getting Hired? A Conversation with Distinguished Panelists
  • Oct. 15: Financial Women's Association of San Francisco and the Saint Mary's Center for Regional Economy Event
  • Oct. 16: East Bay Graduate Business Students and Alumni Social Mixer
  • Oct. 17: Brother Robert Lecture
  • Oct. 23: 2nd Annual Men's Basketball Tip Off Dinner

  • Save the Date
  • Nov. 5: How to Network Effectively Workshop + Speed Networking, Sacramento
  • Nov. 12: Business Faces the Health Care Challenge: In Search of Innovative & Practical Strategies
  • Feb. 1: A Reception for Capitol Gaels in Washington D.C.