De La Salle Week Unites Campus
From Coffee Hour with the Brothers to the Lasallian Star Search, the De La Salle Week events brought the Saint Mary’s community together. A highlight was the Convocation honoring Brother Robert Schieler, superior general of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, who addressed a full Chapel. View the image gallery here.
SMC Faculty Award-Winner: Janice Doane
English Professor Janice Doane received the Research Scholar Award from SMC's Committee on Teaching and Scholarship for her work on writer Gertrude Stein and feminist literary criticism. Doane presents her sabbatical research on Alice B. Toklas and Stein on April 29, 4:30 p.m. in Dante 116.
Commencement Information for Faculty and Staff
Commencement—May 23 and 24—is a few short weeks away. Faculty members planning to attend any commencement weekend activities or borrow academic regalia must RSVP by May 8. Also, all faculty and staff who want to present graduating family members with their diplomas must RSVP by May 8.
MFA's Candace Diaz Wins Steinbeck Fellowship
Candace Eros Diaz, admission coordinator for the MFA Program in Creative Writing, has won the Steinbeck Fellowship from San José State University. Diaz, who received her MFA in creative nonfiction and fiction from SMC, will receive a $10,000 stipend to pursue a writing project.
President Jim Donahue presented Assemblymember Catherine Baker (R-Danville) with photos of Saint Mary’s for her Sacramento and San Ramon offices, part of an effort to reach out to state and federal legislative offices, said Tim Farley, director of community and government relations. “They represent Saint Mary’s,” Farley said, “and we want to showcase Saint Mary’s as an important part of their district.” An SMC photo already hangs in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord).
Produce Delivery Begins This Week on Campus
Through a new partnership proposed by Brandon Smith ’16, Saint Mary’s students, staff, and faculty can now get local, seasonal produce delivered to campus once a week through Farmigo, an online farmers’ market start-up. The first delivery is Wednesday, April 29, 1:15 p.m., in Dryden Hall.
Jan Term Students Report from Rome on NPR
Communications Professor Ginny Prior, who accompanied 17 students along with Father David Gentry-Akin and Father Mike Russo to Rome over Jan Term, introduces a special student-produced audio show on NPR’s “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.”
Student Employee of the Year
Lauren Borges ’16, assistant supervisor for the reception area at the Kalmanovitz School of Education, was honored last week as the 2015 Student Employee of the Year. A business major with a passion for agriculture, Borges loves to hike, bake cookies, and collect donations for Relay for Life.
Saint Mary's Welcomes Brother Robert Schieler
Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, the superior general of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, receiveed an honorary doctoral degree at the annual De La Salle Week Convocation at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Chapel. Schieler, who is committed to higher education, is the third American to lead the more than three centuries old De La Salle Christian Brothers, the Church’s largest religious order dedicated to education.
De La Salle’s Story in Stained Glass
Donated to Saint Mary’s by Father Edmund Moss '32, the stained-glass windows along the Chapel aisles depict the life of Saint John Baptist De La Salle (check out this 360-degree view of the Chapel). Each window represents a specific event in De La Salle’s life.
2015 Professor of the Year David Bowen
David Bowen, Saint Mary’s 2015 Professor of the Year, spoke last Thursday on “Parenting Amid Schizophrenia: What My Son and Daughter Have Taught Me.” A distinguished scholar and professor in the School of Economics and Business Administration, Bowen has been at SMC since the 1970s and started the Executive MBA program.
Ronnie Lott Visits SEBA Class
NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott joined two other guest speakers to discuss the importance of social entrepreneurship with SEBA undergraduate students in Professor Paul Stich's Entrepreneurship class.
View from Carnegie Hall
Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers and Glee Club pose in front of Carnegie Hall before performing a 40-minute solo set there Saturday night. After winning two gold medals at the World Choir Games under the direction of Professor Julie Ford, the choirs were invited to sing as part of an American choir showcase called Gotham Sings!