Summer Session Registration Opens Today
Beginning today, students can register for Summer Session; classes begin June 1. For those just a few classes shy of earning a degree, the summer offers a perfect time to get missing credits. Seniors within two courses of finishing qualify for a 50 percent discount.
Q&A from Staff Council Rumor Mill Session
The Staff Council meeting on Feb. 10 included a Rumor Mill portion, allowing staff to pose questions to the President's Cabinet. Topics ranged from fees for parking and the new recreation center to compensation and benefits. Read some of the questions and answers from the session.
Students Defend Cal Grants
Last week in Sacramento, Paola Vergara '15 joined other California students—all from private nonprofit schools like Saint Mary’s—to advocate for the Cal Grant. The students lobbied state legislators on the grant’s importance, urging them to rescind a proposed 11 percent reduction for the private sector in the governor’s 2015-16 budget proposal.
View from Bali
Student photos from Professor Carla Bossard’s Jan Term “Bali Culture and Photography” class will be on display at the library March 3–30. The exhibit includes 75 photographs and 14 accompanying descriptive writings from the course. Students will narrate a presentation of the photographs and their experience Tuesday, March 3 in Dante 204 at 6:30 p.m.
Father John Dear to Speak on Nonviolence
Peace activist, author, theologian and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father John Dear will speak Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Chapel on living a nonviolent life, practicing nonviolence and working to eliminate violence. A reception and book signing follows at the Mission and Ministry Center.
With March Madness fast approaching, we wondered how Seminar readings would face off in a bracket. How about Cervantes vs. Johnson or Le Guin vs. Descartes? Through March you can vote for your favorite in a showdown of 32 Seminar readings. Let the Madness begin!
Women in Government
Provost Bethami Dobkin will moderate a discussion with four women about the experience and challenges of working in federal government on Wednesday, March 4, in “An Interview with Women in Federal Public Service,” a free event presented by the Women’s Leadership Network and the Office of the Provost.
Cultural Nights Kick off with the LGBTQIA Bash
The first cultural night of the year is the LGBTQIA's the BASH, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a Rocky Horror theme on Thursday, Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. The free event includes dancing, singing, spoken word, musics and appetizers. Come in Rocky Horror costume to enter a raffle.
Wells Fargo Wisdom
Jamie Moldafsky, chief marketing officer for Wells Fargo discussed how to win customers in 2020 as part of SEBA’s Executive Speaker Series in February. The key, she said, is continuing to provide a personal touch in an increasingly impersonal world.
SMC Retires Patty Mills' Number
President James Donahue (far left) and Athletic Director Mark Orr announce the retirement of former SMC guard Patty Mills’ number “13” during halftime of Saturday's game against Gonzaga. Alyssa Levesque '12, former SMC basketball player, stands next to Mills, who now plays for the San Antonio Spurs.