Father John Dear to Speak on Nonviolence

john dearPeace 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.

Seminar Madness

SeminarWith 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

bethProvost 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

bash 2014

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

JamieJamie 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

patty MillsPresident 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.

SMC Sends First Panetta Intern to Washington DC

goodwinPhilip Goodwin ’16, a double major in English and politics, spent the fall semester in Washington, D.C. as the first Panetta Institute Congressional Intern from Saint Mary's, thanks to the Politics Department and the Career Center. Working for U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), Goodwin fielded constituent calls, attended legislative briefings and managed scheduling.

Magazine Wins Two Awards

magazineThe Saint Mary’s magazine received a 2014 Region VII Gold Award for general publications from CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) for the summer and fall 2014 issues. Also, Editor Jo Shroyer received a Silver Award for periodical staff writing for five articles, including “The Men of ’50” and “Uncommon Soldiers.” Region VII covers the western United States.

SEBA Partners With CFA Society

SEBA has announced a new exclusive partnership with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society of San Francisco, which gives finance and investment management students access to industry experts, test prep materials and local networking opportunities.

Marriage Musing

marriageA Viewpoint essay for the fall 2014 magazine reflects on marriage. “I was an expert on my first day of marriage, and today, after 1,310 days of marriage, I am not only a novice,” writes Zachary Amendt, M.F.A. ’14, “I am the superlative of novice.”



The SMC community came out last week to celebrate the Intercultural Center’s 10-year anniversary, which also included an address by keynote speaker Lori Patton Davis, editor of Campus Culture Centers in Higher Education, plus live music, an open mic and art gallery.

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