SMC Update, November 2009

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Danielle Evans '94 Richmond Police Officer
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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 and colleagues to attend!

Professional MBA
Nov. 5 (Online)
Nov. 10 (Moraga)

Executive MBA
Nov. 5 (Online)

Hybrid Executive MBA
Nov. 5 (Online)
Nov. 19 (Moraga)

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management
Nov. 4  (Online)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
Nov. 5 (Online)
Dec. 12 (San Ramon)

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

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

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Graduate Education Distinguished Speaker Series

Dr. Marcia Tate "Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites" on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Soda Center
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College News
10 Years of Service
CILSA Celebrates it's 10th Anniversary this year
2009-10 Marks the 10th Anniversary of the Award-Winning CILSA Program
Celebrate CILSA's (Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action) decade of impact by participating in an Inter-generational Saturday of Service for students, staff, faculty and alumni Nov. 21 from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. School-age children are welcome, and lunch will be provided. Various volunteer locations include Alameda, Oakland and Walnut Creek.
Read more.
Sign up for the day of service.

Saint Mary's magazineSaint Mary's Magazine is Online
The fall 2009 issue of the College magazine themed "Beyond the Classroom" is now online. Highlights include articles about the study abroad program, CILSA, an urban environmental issues class and the latest Gael Glimpses.
Go the magazine.

Alumnus Named President of Thomas Aquinas College
Michael F. McLean '68 became the fourth president of Thomas Aquinas College on Oct. 24, 2009. Members of the Board of Governors of Thomas Aquinas College appointed McLean president of the 38-year-old institution at their fall meeting.
Read more.

Newsletter Survey/Win Basketball Tickets
The alumni relations office is in the process of redesigning the e-newsletter, and we would like your input. Please take a few minutes to complete our newsletter survey. Anyone who does so by Nov. 11 will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the men's basketball game vs. Gonzaga on Jan. 14.
Go to the Survey.

Kaufmann painting from Hearst exhibitOut of This World Exhibit and Event

Come listen to astronomer, artist and author William K. Hartmann, Ph.D., from 7 to 8 p.m. on campus free of charge. The Hearst Art Gallery and the School of Science, in conjunction with the current exhibit, "Out of This World: The Landscapes of Our Solar System," present this event with stargazing and Leonid meteor shower watch following the presentation.
Read more.

Three Students Win Awards for Summer Science Research Projects
Three students garnered special recognition in October from School of Science Dean Brian Jersky for their outstanding work during the school's summer research program, while eight other students also presented their work in 2009 Sigma Xi Summer Research Student Poster Session.
Read more.
See the slideshow.

Cal Grant Success Stories
Were you a Cal Grant recipient? The College is interested in  hearing your Cal Grant success stories and how it made college a reality for you. Please send your story to Tim Farley, director of Community and Government Relations for the College at

Graduate Business Programs CommencementGraduate Business Programs Celebrate Commencement
The School of Economics and Business Administration's graduate programs celebrated commencement on Oct. 11 in the Saint Mary's Chapel, with the Master of Business Administration program graduating 85 students and the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Investment Management graduating 14 students.
Read more.
See the slideshow.

A scene from last years fall production "Abundance"Fall Theater Production
The magic of Word for Word comes to Saint Mary's this month in a production of "At Mrs. Dalloway's Party," an evening of short stories written by Virgina Woolf and created and performed by an ensemble of actors.
Learn more and see the schedule.

Endorse an Applicant
Alumni can waive the application fee for prospective undergraduate students by giving them an endorsement.
Learn more.
Volunteer for a college fair.

Dine with Alums on Oct. 21
Annual Dine with Alums Event Draws a Crowd
Nearly 70 alumni met with 140 students Oct. 21 for dinner to discuss their careers and give advice. Lisa Douglas EE '99, vice president of public affairs for the Association of Independent California Colleges, was the keynote speaker for the evening.
See the pictures.

Become a Fan of Liberal & Civic Studies
L&CS now has a Facebook page and invites everyone to become fans. Find out about professors, students, Teachers for Tomorrow and events of interest in the community.
Go to the page.
Athletic News
Men's RugbySecond Annual Pat Vincent Dinner Dance
As another season of Gael rugby is set to begin, come celebrate and support the Saint Mary's College rugby program on Saturday, Nov. 21. This event is the largest fundraiser for Gael rugby and is a great opportunity to connect with current and former ruggers. Southern California alumni are invited to attend the season opening matches in Los Angeles and Orange Counties Nov. 14 and 15.
Learn more about the Dinner Dance.
Learn more about the southern California matches.

Mickey McConnellMen's and Women's Basketball Seasons Open
The men's and women's basketball season begins at home this year with a double-header on Nov. 13. The women will take on Idaho and the men will face New Mexico State.
Read more about the women.
Read more about the men.

Women's Volleyball Leads the Conference
After defeating Loyola Marymount on Oct. 28 the team secured sole possession of first place in the WCC. The team followed up that victory with another win over Pepperdine on Oct. 31.
Read more.

Patty Mills Makes NBA Roster
Former Saint Mary's point guard Patrick Mills has signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, and has made the team's 15-man roster for the 2009-10 NBA season.  Mills was drafted by the Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Read more.
Events This Month
  • Nov. 5: How to Network Effectively Workshop + Speed Networking, Sacramento
  • Nov. 6: Graduate Business Alumni "First Fridays"
  • Nov. 12: Business Faces the Health Care Challenge: In Search of Innovative & Practical Strategies
  • Nov 14-15: Southern California Rugby Matches
  • Nov. 17: Exploring the Cosmos by Spacecraft and Paint Brush
  • Nov. 21: CILSA Inter-Generational Saturday of Service
  • Nov. 21: Second Annual Pat Vincent Dinner Dance

  • Save the Date
  • Dec. 1: Episcopal Lecture Featuring Bishop Stephen Blair
  • Dec. 10: Annual Sacramento Christmas Party
  • Dec. 14: East Bay Christmas Party
  • Jan 14: Men's Basketball Pre-Game Party vs. Gonzaga
  • Jan. 30: Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game, Dinner and Celebration
  • Feb. 1: A Reception for Capitol Gaels in Washington D.C.
  • Feb. 6: Gaelfest
  • July 16-18: Reunion Weekend