Last Day to Register to Vote
More than 115 people have already registered to vote in the Nov. 4 election, thanks to the College’s new partnership with TurboVote. Today is the last day to register online for all students, faculty and staff. Students living on campus should list their local address as 1928 St. Mary's Road, (add postal box number here), Moraga, CA, 94575; off-campus students should use their local address. Email Tim Farley or call ext. 4830 with questions.
Budget Basics Workshop
Vice President for Finance Pete Michell will present and discuss the component parts of the College's operating budget, the priorities used to shape the budget, the higher education environment, and recent changes made to the current year operating budget in a Budget Basics Workshop, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1–2:35 p.m., in the Moraga Room at the Soda Center.
Brother Casimir Reichlin, 1925-2014
Brother Casimir Reichlin, a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers for 68 years, died at age 89 on Oct. 11 at Mont La Salle in Napa. A longtime teacher, including at Saint Mary’s College High School, Brother Casimir served as director of the Saint Mary’s Library and was a lifelong fan of music—particularly opera.
Send Us Your Gael Pet Pics
Celebrate Halloween—and being a Gael—by dressing up your favorite furry, feathered or scaley pet. Email us pictures of an animal in costume (SMC and Halloween themes both welcome) and we’ll feature submissions in an upcoming image gallery.
Q&A with Leadership Teacher Maura Wolf
Maura Wolf, who teaches leadership, has just published What Matters Most: Everyday Leadership at Home, at Work and in the World, a book of 42 vignettes designed to prompt readers to reflect on daily life issues. The Leadership Center hosts a book launch and conversation, Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. in the Soda Center.
Fall Preview Day
Student ambassadors eagerly await visitors at Sunday's Fall Undergraduate Preview Day. The next Preview Day is Nov. 1.
Cornel West Speaks at Social Justice Conference
Author, educator and activist Dr. Cornel West delivered a stirring keynote address at Saint Mary's Leadership and Social Justice Conference to nearly 600 students, professors and community members on Saturday, Oct. 11. He spoke about the condition of the African-American community and how young people should look to historical examples of leadership exemplifying Black prophetic traditions.
Use Policies Set for New Recreation Center
When the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center opens in spring 2015, it promises to be a dynamic campus gathering place. All students, undergraduate and graduate, can use the center free of charge. Faculty and staff can take advantage of the center for $240 a year—or $10 a paycheck.
McKinsey CEO Kicks Off SEBA's Speaker Series
McKinsey CEO Dominic Barton and partner Sarah Munby launched this academic year's SEBA Executive Speaker Series on Oct. 8, with a keynote address on how the world is changing and what that means for future business opportunities.
Connect to Our Online Image Library and Tutorial
Need photos of activities on campus, like a good shot of the Chapel, the Moraga hills or students? The College Communications Department now offers an online tutorial on how to use any of the 800 campus images.
M.F.A. Alums at Lit Crawl This Weekend
M.F.A. in Creative Writing grads Joshua Braff, Lily Brown, Rashaan Alexis Meneses, Robert Andrew Perez and Susan Sasson will read from their work Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of San Francisco’s annual Lit Crawl—a literary pub crawl—in the Mission District.