Break out your best Saint Mary’s welcome for the fresh faces on campus this week when incoming freshman and their families arrive Wednesday, June 24 for the first of this summer’s student orientations. Prepare for questions from visitors on where things are by glancing at a campus map (pdf).
Heard that sitting is the new smoking? From walking to the Cross or the Redwood Grove, to the campus perimeter or the Lafayette Trail, there are many lovely, restorative walks on campus. We want to hear your walk suggestions. Please send ideas to [email protected] and we will collect them, with directions, number of steps, and photos.
Update Regarding Unemployment Benefits
Human Resources has updated and expanded information regarding unemployment benefits for employees, including lecturers and adjunct faculty. Visit the Human Resources section of the Saint Mary's website for more information.
Simon Tryzna '15 Leaves Investment Legacy
Simon Tryzna ’15 chose Saint Mary’s despite the fact there was no school-supported investment group on campus. After four years, serving on SEBA’s Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board, and a lot of work, he has left SMC with the Responsible Investment Group and a plan for its continued success.
Linking Horses to Learning
The EQUUS program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education has found some special partners at Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center in the Oakland hills where Oakland fourth- to sixth-graders pursue their lessons with help from horses.
Campus Facilities Update
From repainting the Chapel tower to renovating Cassin Student Union, the Office of Project Management, in collaboration with Facilities Services, is implementing a variety of projects this summer that deliver on goals outlined in the College’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Learn more in this update from Director of Project Management Diane Hardy.
Student Tackles Homelessness in Alameda
T-GEMBA student Lisa Dyas is re-shaping her community and addressing homelessness in the Bay Area as director of fund development and community relations at the Alameda Point Collaborative.
Staff Recognition Program Begins This Fall
Saint Mary’s is launching a new Staff Recognition Program in 2015-16 to acknowledge staff members’ significant contributions and achievements. The Cabinet recently approved a proposal by the 14-member Staff Recognition Task Force that aims to attract, retain, and reward outstanding staff members.