YEAR OF THE GAEL!
Thousands of Gaels, family and friends converged on campus for one of the biggest -- and most festive -- celebrations in Saint Mary's 150-year history. Visitors of all ages joined in the fun by listening to bands, watching performances, riding a Ferris wheel, engaging in a host of academic presentations and congratulating SMC on its 150th year. Relive the day with stories, photos, a video by Bryan Navarro '10 and media coverage.|
|Congressman Miller Speaks to SMC Community|
In a recent visit to Saint Mary's, Rep. George Miller, the ranking Democrat on the House Education Committee, said urgent action is needed on the state and national level to curb the rising costs of higher education.
Education Funding on November Ballot
Crucial state ballot measures will affect higher education funding in California. Learn more about these issues as you prepare for Election Day.
Bonilla Receives Policy Maker Award at SMC
State assembly member Susan Bonilla was honored at SMC as the first recipient of the "Policy Maker of the Year" award from the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities for her bold defense of Cal Grants in the face of threatened state budget cuts.
Panel Discusses Future of Catholic Higher Education
This year's Montini Fellow, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Vatican's Pontifical Academies of the Sciences and the Social Sciences, joined four presidents of local Catholic colleges and former Montini Fellow to assess the outlook for Catholic colleges and universities.
Top Women Executives Share Their Experiences
Top women leaders representing Salesforce, Cisco and Square joined Provost Beth Dobkin for a discussion on "Women Executives in the 21st Century" and offered advice on finding the right company and mentor.
Four speakers from the traditions of Judaiam, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism came together in "The Great Interfaith Conversation" to promote dialogue among religions.
Don't miss the outstanding representations of the cross by Chagall, Rouault, Buffet, Villon, Bernard, Charlot and Dali, showing through December 16.
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Ben Geyer Earns
Player of the Year Honors
Senior Ben Geyer was named the 2012 Northern California Golf Association Player of the Year.
Volleyball Breaks Into
National Top-25 Rankings
The Gaels are ranked 25th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll, one of four West Coast Conference teams included.
Women's Soccer Hosts Senior Day on Nov. 3
The Gaels will play their final match against No. 18 Santa Clara this Saturday at noon in Saint Mary's Stadium. Before kick-off, the Gaels will honor their four seniors: Kate Brenot, Caroline Kreuz, Katy Roby and Christina Tognetti.
WCC Announces Long-Term TV Partnership
The West Coast Conference and Time Warner Cable Sports have announced an agreement to televise WCC men's basketball games and other sporting events throughout Southern California and the Time Warner Cable SportsNet footprint stretching from Las Vegas to Hawaii.
Annual Tip-Off Dinner Lauded as Big Success
This season's basketball kick-off co-hosted by Matt Maiocco and Sean Farnham featured on-stage interviews with players and a presentation of last year's championship rings. The dinner raised more than $30,000 for the men's basketball program.
Nov. 3: The Sesquicentennial Gala (Treasure Island)
Nov. 7: Phoenix Alumni Mixer (Scottsdale)
Nov. 7: SERVE at the Contra Costa Food Bank
Nov. 11: Alumni Veterans Memorial Plaque Dedication
Nov. 14: 3rd Annual Global Economic Forum: Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context
Nov. 16: "Third Friday" Graduate Business Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)
Nov. 22-25: 6th Annual DIRECTV Classic (Anaheim)
Nov. 25-26: SMC Glee Club and Chamber Singers' Holiday Concert
SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 5: SERVE at the Contra Costa Food Bank
Dec. 7: Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
Dec. 9: Liturgy of Lights
Dec. 11: Annual East Bay Christmas Party (Walnut Creek)
Dec. 12: SERVE at San Francisco Food Bank
Dec. 13: Annual Sacramento Christmas Party
Dec. 21: "Third Friday" Graduate Business Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)
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