Linking Capitalism with the Lasallian Mission
Members of the newly formed student-run Investment Group and panelists from Wells Fargo, BlackRock and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board discussed responsible investing in a panel discussion on Oct. 14 in the Soda Center.
Spotlight on Staff: Jennifer Billeci
Director of Disabilities Services Jennifer Billeci, who has been at Saint Mary’s for almost 10 years, works with students with disabilities to create equal access to the College’s educational and student life programs.
Gael Pet Pics
Traveling Safely in a Time of Ebola
The risk of anyone in the Saint Mary’s community contracting the Ebola virus is extremely low, but the College is monitoring the situation and is following established College-related travel protocols to reduce the risk to students and faculty who may consider traveling to affected areas.
Rugby Champs Honored by Town of Moraga
The Saint Mary's rugby team, which beat Life University 21-6 in May to win the USA Rugby Division 1-A National Championship, was honored Wednesday night by the town of Moraga with a proclamation celebrating the Gaels' accomplishments.
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.