College Continues Its Strong Financial Position

michellRecently released financial statements show that Saint Mary’s continues its upward financial trend, said Vice President for Finance Pete Michell. The audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, released by independent auditing firm Baker & Tilly, indicate strong operating results and investment returns. Michell has also released a summary of financial highlights for the recent fiscal year.

Staff Profiles Are Back

FirestoneStaff Council's monthly staff profiles kick off this month with an interview with Carol Firestone, assistant to the vice provost of Student Life. Firestone has been at SMC for 13 years, after working in health insurance and banking for more than two decades.

The Big Shift

big shiftAt Saint Mary’s, professors ask students to step into the unfamiliar—through Seminar, study abroad and Jan Term—even though it can get messy and uncomfortable.

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Room Scheduling System Change

The much anticipated and necessary move to a new version of scheduling software takes place this Friday, Oct. 3. The Scheduling and Special Events Office plans to be fully operational by Monday, Oct. 6. The first in a series of Get a Room Workshops is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Soda Center. For more information, call Bill Sullivan at ext. 4322.

Welcome to 22 New Faculty Members

new facultySaint Mary’s welcomes 22 new faculty members this fall. “The current national hiring environment for faculty positions is incredibly difficult, and these folks are the absolute cream of the crop in terms of teaching and scholarship,” said Cynthia Ganote, director of Faculty Development.

SMC Makes Headlines

media reportSaint Mary's received an impressive amount of national and regional media attention last year—a total of 3,479 media hits in 2013-2014, with a 275 percent increase in faculty coverage over the past six years.

Becoming a Digital Native

SEBA professors can learn how to be more digitally literate starting this winter, through a new SEBA program called Digital Driver’s License, housed in a custom-built media center at the Rheem campus. The License will be mandatory for anyone who teaches a SEBA hybrid or online class.


choir concertThe Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers and Glee Club, gold medal winners at the World Choir Games, performed last week on the Chapel steps.

Study Abroad Fair

Study abroadMake study abroad part of your undergraduate education. The Center for International Programs hosts the Fall Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 24, 12:30–2:30 p.m. in Ferroggiaro Quad. Meet representatives from international programs and Study Abroad Peer Mentors. Register for spring by Oct. 1.

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