Brother Clarence Schenk 1932-2015
Brother Clarence Schenk, FSC, retired faculty member of the Communication Department and a beloved member of the Saint Mary’s community, died of natural causes on Friday, Aug. 21. He was 83 years old. Brother Clarence is fondly remembered as the College’s unofficial film historian. He owned 300-400 films, which he shared with students and community members in the small movie theater he built in the Brothers’ residence.
The Gaeltastic Class of 2019
Of the 663 freshmen arriving on campus this week––a highly diverse, smart, and engaged group—47 percent are from the Bay Area, 11 percent from Southern California, 18 percent are from out of state, and 3 percent hail from 12 different countries.
New Students Arrive This Week
When new students and families arrive (see this issue’s Did You Know item), there will be lots of folks asking for directions and other information. Get ready by glancing at a campus map and this handy list of commonly asked questions.
New Plans to Reduce Waste on Campus
In response to Pope Francis' challenge in his recent Encyclical to tackle "the throwaway culture which affects the entire planet," SMC's Sustainability Committee is launching new plans this fall to reduce the use of paper and plastic products in Oliver Hall. The committee is also working to reduce overall waste, and give clearer direction about what we can compost, recycle, or put in the trash.
Is Your Life What You Planned?
In the magazine’s summer Roundtable feature, Saint Mary’s alumni and staff reflect on the question: How has your life turned out differently than you planned? It’s wise to try to plan your life in order to reach your goals. But sometimes life has other ideas.
College Class Inspires Alum's Garden
Lafayette photographer Stu Selland M.A. ’05 has transformed his yard into sensory gardens inspired by a class he took at Saint Mary’s in 2003, taught by Brother John O’Neill and Professor Denis Kelly. Twelve years later, his gardens are a habitat for butterflies, birds, and the most curious creatures of all—humans.
View from the Summer Wine Festival
Wine fans gathered on campus Sunday for the 11th annual Summer Wine Festival to benefit student scholarships that cover 25 percent of annual tuition.