Rec Center Getting Close
Take a peek inside the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, opening this spring. The 60,000-square-foot center, which includes a pool, climbing wall and indoor courts, has jobs for about 150 students.
The Health and Wellness Center surveyed about 800 students on the Smoke-Free Campus Initiative, a proposed policy that would designate smoking areas before phasing in a smoking ban. Sixty-seven percent prefer a smoke-free campus and 85 percent support a stronger smoking policy.
Career Guru Retires
After 18 years at Saint Mary’s, Career Center Director Patty Bishop is retiring on a high note, with the Center preparing students for the working world better than ever before. Say goodbye to Patty Thursday, Jan. 29, 3–5 p.m. at the Career Center.
The museum opened again yesterday with two new exhibitions: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, creators of large-scale works like “Running Fence”; and Take a Picture/Tell a Story, Robert Gumpert’s photographs of the California criminal justice system.
Pope of Surprise
Last week Father J. Bryan Hehir described Pope Francis "as someone who encourages contrary voices in open debate and the respectful crossing of borders … a pope of surprise" in his Jan Term Speaker Series lecture. Also, the Bishop John S. Cummins Institute named Hehir as its seventh Montini Fellow.
Chris Sindt Joins Graduate Schools Board
Chris Sindt, Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies, was named to the Council of Graduate Schools 12-member board for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. Sindt joins new appointees from Cornell, Purdue and Truman State universities, and the University of Maryland.
Cyberspace Takes Off at Library
Gina Kessler Lee, SMC’s information literacy librarian (standing), has spearheaded the transformation of a typical library room lined with books into a dynamic digital instruction center.
From Moraga to Mobile Banking CFO
Kim Vogel ’89, former CFO of mFoundry, a mobile banking company that works with organizations like CitiBank and Starbucks, credits her success to her Saint Mary’s education.
View from Jan Term
Cassandra Marin '17 (center) sent this image, taken with a selfie stick, from Akumal, Mexico and the course, “The Mexican Caribbean: Marine Conservation and Mayan Culture.”