YEAR OF THE GAEL!
With the spectacular backdrop of the San Francisco skyline, the "Jewel of the Bay" on Treasure Island is Saint Mary's black-tie event of the sesquicentennial year. Tickets are $500 per person, and proceeds will benefit student scholarships.
The Sesquicentennial Gala
Do you know any Gaels who should be recognized during the Year of the Gael? Those who are active in their community, leaders in their field, fighting for justice or just awesome Gaels? Throughout the year, we will be highlighting Gaels the whole world should know about, so submit your candidate
| Saturday, November 3
Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins presided over this momentous Mass, while Father Xavier Lavagetto of St. Dominic's Catholic Church of San Francisco delivered the homily that evoked the sweeping history of SMC and Brother Ronald spoke of the College's commitment to serving the poor and immigrants.
|Virtual Tour Makes Its Debut|
In addition to an interactive campus map, the tour features dozens of videos of alumni, students, faculty and staff sharing their experiences of being a Gael. Check it out!
The world of poetry and basketball came together when two renowned alumni -- former Poet Laureate Robert Hass '63 and basketball star-turned-poet Tom Meschery '61 -- joined forces for a special sesquicentennial installment of the popular MFA Creative Writing Reading Series.
Among the new faculty joining SMC this year are a geology professor who has worked on Mars missions, an international management scholar and a professor who studies the development of wisdom across the lifespan. And that's just a few of the new faces.
Saint Mary's international student enrollment has doubled in the past year, with 23 students from 10 countries.
The firm assisting Saint Mary's in the search for Brother Ronald's successor is requesting input from campus officials, faculty, staff, Brothers, students and alumni. Be a part of the process and offer your suggestions on the qualities to look for in the College's next leader at SMCPresident@wittkieffer.com
Interested in putting your experience and passion to work at Saint Mary's College? Check out
the current job openings!
Gaels Victorious at Saint Mary's Invitational
Senior Ben Geyer shot a final round 7-under-par 65 to earn medalist honors and lead the men's golf team to the team championship at Bayonet Golf Course.
Volleyball Defeats No. 11 BYU
The Gaels handed Brigham Young its first loss of the year in a 25-15, 25-11, 19-25, 26-24 win on Saturday. It was the Gaels' second consecutive win over a ranked opponent after defeating No. 18 Pepperdine on Thursday night.
Former baseball player Alex Jensen '08 will serve as the new play-by-play announcer for the Gaels men's basketball program. He is credited with making popular the familiar "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi" chant that can be heard at every home game.
The Ticket Office has released discounted conference ticket packages for men's and women's soccer and volleyball. Purchase your tickets online at SMCGaels.com or call (925) 631-GoTx.
Oct. 4: The Great Interfaith Conversation: Shared Values for a Better World
Oct. 6: GAELEBRATION
Oct. 10: SERVE at the Contra Costa Food Bank
Oct. 10: Creative Writing Reading Series with Lysley Tenorio
Oct. 11: Women Executives in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Oct. 11: Seattle Alumni Mixer
Oct. 19: "Third Friday" Graduate Business Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)
Oct. 20: Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner (Blackhawk Museum)
Oct. 23: Reno Alumni Reception with Gaels, Dons and Broncos
Oct. 24: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Oct. 25: Chicago Alumni & Parent Reception
Oct. 30: The Liberal Arts and the Common Good: Educating Citizens in the 21st Century
Nov. 3: The Sesquicentennial Gala (Treasure Island)
Nov. 7: Phoenix Alumni Mixer
Nov. 7: SERVE at the Contra Costa Food Bank
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Memorial Plaque Dedication
Nov. 14: 3rd Annual Global Economic Forum: Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context
Nov. 22-25: 6th Annual Anaheim Classic (Anaheim)
SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 5: Annual Sacramento Christmas Party
Dec. 6: East Bay Alumni Christmas Party (Walnut Creek)
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