SMC Update, July 2010

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Graduate Program Open Houses
Did you know that Saint Mary's offers a variety of graduate level Business, Education and Leadership programs? Join us at one of our upcoming online or on-campus open houses in July:

Professional MBA
July 7 (Online)
July 28 (Moraga)

Executive MBA
July 7 (Online)
July 10 (San Ramon)
July 20 (Moraga)
July 22 (Santa Clara)
July 24 (Moraga)

Hybrid Executive MBA
July 7 (Online)
July 20 (Moraga)
July 24 (Moraga)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
July 7 (Online)
July 10 (San Ramon)

Graduate Education
Sept.18 (Moraga)
Oct. 23 (Moraga)
Nov.16 (Moraga)

MA and BA in Leadership
July 10 (Moraga)
July 15 (Online)
Aug.19 (Online)

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Reunion Weekend 2010
Reunion Weekend 2010
For the Classes of: '35, '40, '45, '50, '54, '55, '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00 and '05
Come back home to relive your days at Saint Mary's. Your reunion committee has been working hard all year to make this the best reunion weekend ever!

Festivities begin on Friday, July 16, with a Reunion Warm-Up Party at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek. Saturday will feature College open houses, Legacy Garden tour, family barbecue, live entertainment in the Redwood Grove, and class dinners. Stay in the dorms on Friday and Saturday night and wake up with breakfast in Oliver Hall.
View entire Schedule of Events.
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Br. Raphael PattonSpecial Highlight: Historical Campus Tour by Brother Raphael Patton '63
Join Brother Raphael Patton for a fun, entertaining and educational tour of the beautiful Moraga campus. Hear great stories from the past, explore the catacombs and much more. Tour begins at the Soda Center and will conclude at the new Visitor Center in Brother Jerome West Hall. Don't miss your chance to get the inside scoop on this Moraga gem the Gaels call home.
College News
Alumni Admissions ProgramJoin the Alumni Admissions Program
Looking for an opportunity to get involved at Saint Mary's? Check out the Alumni Admissions Program (AAP). Each year, more than 300 alumni volunteers are actively involved in representing the College all over the country. The Admissions Office will be hosting an alumni training session on Saturday, July 17, during Reunion Weekend.
Sign up and learn more.
Read the latest AAP Newsletter.

Don SnyderRoy AllenProfessors Roy Allen and Don Snyder Win Award
Saint Mary's professors received the prestigious Outstanding Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network for a cutting-edge analysis on the global financial crisis.
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Catholic Voice Spotlights SMC's First Generation Center and Study Abroad Program
The newspaper for the Oakland diocese, Catholic Voice, profiled two academic initiatives at Saint Mary's College for its June special edition. They highlighted the recently created partnership between SMC's Center for First Generation to College Studies and St. Martin de Porres Middle School. Another feature was the increasing interest among SMC students in study abroad opportunities.
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A's Game and TailgateEast Bay Alumni Chapter A's Game & Tailgate Party
The East Bay Alumni Chapter invites alumni, family and friends to join fellow Gaels on Friday, July 23, for an Oakland A's game and alumni tailgate party. Tailgate begins at 5 p.m., followed by a 7:05 p.m. game. Price is $30 per person, which includes admission to the tailgate with food, beer and soda as well as game ticket.
Learn more.
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Football Alumni PicnicFootball Alumni Picnic
SMC football alumni, family and friends are invited back to campus for an afternoon picnic on Saturday, July 31, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Bertain Redwood Grove. Join us for a fun family picnic with kids' activities, live music and catered buffet by Back Forty Texas BBQ.
Learn more.
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Women's Soccer Kick-OffWomen's Soccer Exhibition Game & Kick-Off Event 
Join the women's soccer team players and coaches on August 14 as they take on UC Davis, followed by a season kick-off celebration in the Bertain Redwood Grove. The afternoon includes a preview of the upcoming season, wine tasting, a meal from Sunrise Bistro and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person; proceeds will benefit the team.
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Summer Wine FestivalSummer Wine Festival
On August 15, Gael wine lovers and friends are invited to campus to celebrate the 6th Annual Summer Wine Festival benefiting student scholarships. Buy your tickets by July 30 to take advantage of our discounted ticket rate.
Learn more.
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Lino RiveraInspiring Wonder Series: Coming to Portland and Seattle
Save the Date for upcoming Inspiring Wonder events coming to Portland on Tuesday, August 24, and Seattle on Wednesday, August 25. Professor Lino Rivera will visit the Pacific Northwest for a unique lecture and piano performance you will not want to miss.
Learn more about the Portland event.
Learn more about the Seattle event.

Tucci Golf Party10th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party
Join us on Friday, September 24, for our annual golf tournament at Franklin Canyon Golf Course in Hercules. Proceeds benefit the SMC men's rubgy team.
Learn more.
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Rugby Dinner DanceRugby Dinner Dance
Save the Date for Saturday, November 20, to join fellow alumni, family, friends and supporters at the Annual Rugby Dinner Dance. More details to come late summer.
Learn more.
Athletic News
SMC Baseball Players Selected in MLB Draft
Taylor (John) Reid
Junior right-handed pitcher Taylor (John) Reid was drafted in the 14th round on the second day of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies. He was the first player selected from the 2010 Gaels' squad in this year's draft. Read more.
SMC Baseball Players Drafted
Senior right-handed pitcher Brandon Berl was selected in the 40th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and junior right-handed pitcher Alex Schmarzo was selected in the 48th round by the Baltimore Orioles on the third day of the 2010 MLB draft. Read more.

Omar Samhan Signs with MavericksOmar Samhan Signs with NBA's Mavericks for the Summer
Former Saint Mary's center, Omar Samhan '10, will continue his basketball career after signing a free agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks, which covers the 2010 summer league games - running July 9 through July 18.
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Women's Volleyball Announces 2010 Schedule
Saint Mary's women's volleyball head coach Rob Browning announced the schedule for the 2010 season. The Gaels will play 28 games, including 14 non-conference and 14 WCC matches.
Read more.

Basketball Season Tickets Now On Sale
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-2011 Saint Mary's College men's and women's basketball seasons. Be sure to catch the exciting action all season long at McKeon Pavilion.
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Events This Month

  • July 1: "First Thursday" Graduate Business Mixer in San Francisco
  • July 16-18: Reunion Weekend
  • July 16: "Third Friday" Graduate Business Mixer in the East Bay
  • July 18: 3rd Annual Graduate Business Students & Alumni Family Picnic
  • July 23: East Bay Alumni Chapter A's Game & Tailgate Party
  • July 29: "Last Thursday" Graduate Business Mixer in the South Bay
  • July 31: Football Alumni Picnic

  • Save the Date
  • Aug 14: Women's Soccer Kick-Off
  • Aug.15: Summer Wine Festival
  • Aug.16: 8th Annual Graduate Business Alumni Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner
  • Aug.24: Inspiring Wonder in Portland
  • Aug.25: Inspiring Wonder in Seattle
  • Sept.24: 10th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party
  • Nov.20: Rugby Dinner Dance