Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers and Glee Club just won two gold medals at the World Choir Games Competition—aka the Olympics for Choirs—in Riga, Latvia.
Diversity, Inclusion and Respect at the Office
Five Saint Mary’s undergrads from SEBA’s Business Club learned about the glass ceiling and how to increase the influence of minority and women leaders at this summer’s California Diversity and Leadership Conference in Anaheim, which SEBA students attended for the first time.
Bridging the Gap
The High Potential Program Summer Bridge Institute swings into action July 25-Aug. 8—a two-week program where 40 first-year students from underrepresented groups live on campus and take college-level classes. Launched in 1973 by former Dean Tom Brown, the High Potential Program retains 95 percent of its freshmen, compared to a 78 percent rate nationwide.
Call for Volunteers
Sign up to teach students about everything from college loans to insurance at “A Bite of Reality,” a one-day program on finances in the real world offered by nonprofit 10,000 Degrees Friday, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. No expertise required.
Brother Ronald to Lead Sacred Heart High School
Former Saint Mary’s President Brother Ronald Gallagher has been appointed the interim President for Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, the co-ed Roman Catholic high school in San Francisco. Brother Ron, who was president for nearly eight years, starts Aug. 1.
Buttimer Institute Welcomes New District
Participants from the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, who met on the Saint Mary’s campus June 29-July 12, welcomed the District of San Francisco New Orleans into the Lasallian Region of North America on July 1. The three-year Buttimer Institute program, which delves into the Lasallian founding story and participants' vocation as educators, spans three consecutive summers for two weeks each.
Grad Student Basketballers
Two Pac-12 graduates––of Stanford University and University of Washington—are coming to Saint Mary’s this fall to play men’s basketball and pursue a master’s degree in Leadership. Aaron Bright (far left) won Most Outstanding Player at Stanford and Desmond Simmons twice earned the University of Washington’s scholar-athlete and top hustler awards.
Careers in Sports Symposium
Top executives and athletes from sports management companies and professional leagues—including the NFL and the NBA—discuss how to land a dream job in the sports industry at the Kinesiology Department’s first Careers in Sports Symposium July 12.