Facilities Projects Update
De La Salle Hall (right) gets a facelift to house the expanded Writing Center, Cassin Student Union construction begins for the Graduate Student Resource Center and Lounge, and the demolition of Madigan Pool has begun. Learn more about 50 summer facilities projects and what’s coming next in the latest update from Director of Project Management Diane Hardy.
Water Ski Champ
Brian Detrick ’11 began water skiing when most kids start preschool: "I was only 4 and got into competitions. I qualified for the Western Regional Championships my first year." Now 26, Detrick works full time for Pacific Gas & Electric and is ranked No. 7 in the world on the 2014 Elite Skiers World Ranking List.
View from the Class of 2019
Three incoming freshmen pose with their class of 2019 T-shirts at a recent summer send-off party in Denver.
IT Services Summer Projects
IT Services has been working hard this summer on its annual summer projects, much of it behind the scenes. Here is a peek into improvements coming your way, including changes to WiFi and the Faculty Ed Tech Center.
California Teachers Summit
Calling all teachers—on Friday, July 31, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Saint Mary’s is hosting Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free one-day statewide education summit that will link 20,000 preK-12 teachers at 33 locations to share resources to implement the California Standards, including the Common Core.
From Shakespeare to Silicon Valley
Saint Mary’s alums with English degrees are making their way in the high tech world, landing jobs at places like Google, Facebook, and Pixar. English Professor Rosemary Graham and others talk about how an English degree can prepare students for many different careers.
Donahue Hosts Legislators and Alumni in Capitol
At the state capitol in Sacramento last week, President Jim Donahue spoke to a capacity crowd of alumni and friends about his first two years as Saint Mary’s president. Elected state officials in attendance included Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (far right) and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (next to Donahue), who praised Donahue for his leadership in preserving Cal Grant funding.
View from Reunion
Over 400 alumni representing five Gael generations came home last weekend for Reunion. Activities included hiking to the cross, historical tours, a family picnic, wine tasting, children's storytelling, Mass, dinner on the Chapel Lawn, and dancing.