SMC Update, December 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 and colleagues to attend!

Professional MBA
Dec. 2 (Online)
Dec. 9 (Moraga)

Executive MBA
Dec. 2 (Online)
Dec. 16 (Santa Clara)

Hybrid Executive MBA
Dec. 2 (Online)

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management
Dec. 9  (Online)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
Dec. 2 (Online)
Dec. 12 (San Ramon)

Graduate Education
Jan. 23 (Moraga)
Feb. 17 (Moraga)
Mar. 20 (Moraga)

MA and BA in Leadership
March 3 (Moraga)
March 13 (Moraga)
Please join us for one of our Spring 2010 Open Houses on campus to learn about our BA in Leadership & Organizational Studies and MA in Leadership.

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College News

Linda Fitzpatrick, trustee for the Robert W. Summers estate, applauds unveiling of Summers' portrait
SMC Celebrates Robert W. Summers $1 Million Scholarship Endowment
Students at Saint Mary's who are considering careers in the health science and journalism fields, but need help paying for college, have a new scholarship fund to apply to for assistance. On Nov. 6, the College celebrated a scholarship endowment from the estate of Robert W. Summers in the amount of $1 million.
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Professor Gerard CapriuloProfessor Gerard Capriulo, a Leading Marine Biologist and Biology Department Chair, Dies Suddenly
Professor Gerard "Gerry" Capriulo, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Marine Biology and chairman of the Biology Department at Saint Mary's College, died suddenly on Nov. 15 at his home in Clayton. He was 56. Saint Mary's is having a Memorial Mass for Professor Capriulo in the College Chapel on Friday, Dec. 4, at 12:45 p.m., followed by a reception in the Soda Center.
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East Bay and Sacramento SMC Alumni Christmas Parties
Celebrate the holidays with your fellow Gaels in Sacramento and the East Bay. Sacramento alumni will be gathering at Chicago Fire Pizza on Thursday, Dec. 10 and East Bay alumni will be at 1515 restaurant in Walnut Creek on Monday, Dec. 14.
See the details on the event calendar.

Gaels Basketball Players Host Clinic for Special Olympics Athletes
Saint Mary's men and women's basketball programs took a break from their last week of training before preseason started to do some volunteer work. The Gaels hosted a Special Olympics Skills Clinic on Nov. 8 at McKeon Pavilion. The two-hour event was free and open to all ages and skill levels, and 65 participants received a free T-shirt and a ticket to the men's basketball game versus Pacific.
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Liturgy of Lights
This annual Sunday Mass brings together students, faculty, staff, Christian Brothers, and alumni of Saint Mary's College.  This year, the Liturgy of Lights will occur in the Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. Following the liturgy, you are invited to a Christmas celebration party complete with tree lighting, Christmas carols, festive food, and fellowship.
Athletic News
Women's Volleyball wins conference championshipWomen's Volleyball Wins Conference Championship
For the second straight year, and third time under head coach Rob Browning, the Saint Mary's women's volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Saint Mary's, ranked No. 21 in the country, will travel to Palo Alto, facing UC Santa Barbara in the first round on Friday, December 4 at 5 p.m. in Maples Pavilion.
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Men's soccer was invited to the NCAA tournament for the first time in SMC historyMen's Soccer Invited to NCAA Tournament

In a record-breaking season, the men's soccer team was invited to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school's history. The season came to an end after falling to Stanford in the first round.
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Gael Online Auction
SMC athletics is hosting an online auction with proceeds going to benefit student-athletes. Tickets, fan experiences and memorabilia, including two men's basketball game-worn jerseys, are available. The auction will end Dec. 3.
Go to the auction.
Events This Month

  • Dec. 1: Episcopal Lecture Featuring Bishop Stephen Blaire
  • Dec. 10: Annual Sacramento Christmas Party
  • Dec. 14: East Bay Christmas Party

  • Save the Date
  • 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