Athletes Earn Top Grades
About half of Saint Mary’s student-athletes—153 total—were honored recently by the West Coast Conference, which recognizes student-athletes who successfully balance athletic success with academic excellence, for earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A total of 15 Gaels earned gold honors with GPAs of at least 3.75.
From Classroom to Career
Two Saint Mary’s psychology professors, Emily Hause and Mary True, have developed a course to ensure their students receive both practical and book learning. Psychology 195, a two-year-old field study course, gets students out into their community—before graduation.
View from California Teacher's Summit
Last Friday, Saint Mary’s hosted 400 teachers at Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free one-day statewide education summit that linked 15,000 preK-12 teachers at 33 locations to discuss implementation of the California Standards, including the Common Core. Speakers included actress Yvette Nicole Brown, educational consultant Kevin Harrigan, and astronaut Leland Melvin. Also, KSOE doctoral candidate Adam Clark and alumni Kevin Harrigan and Kathleen Moore delivered TED Talk-style presentations.
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.