Recycle Mania Update

RECYCLE MANIA February 3 – March 30, 2014

Here is info on how you can participate and how we are progressing:

The next pickup is on the S. Campus Drive, across from Dante, 10:00 - 11:30 rain or shine.   Student blue bag pickup 12:00 - 2:30 Dante Quad close to SIL.

GOAL IS 75% Landfill diversion (As per State of CA initiative)

Numbers for Week #3, Feb. 16 - Feb. 22

Recycle (9 days)        5,580  lbs

Landfill (7 days)       23,700  lbs

Organic (7 days)        1,940  lbs (est. by volume)

24% landfill diversion

Taste of New Orleans

Mardi Gras

Enjoy an authentic Taste of New Orleans on March 4th during lunch as we celebrate Mardi Gras! 

Ash Wednesday 2014

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our Liturgy schedule is as follows:

1:00pm (Community Time): Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
This will be a celebration of the Word of God featuring the presentation of the Candidates in our SMC community for the Sacraments of Initiation and the imposition of ashes.

5:15pm: Mass with the SMC Brothers Community with Distribution of Ashes.

8:00pm: College Mass with Distribution of Ashes

Next Staff Council Meeting March 13 - Bright Horizons to Present on Dependent Care

Staff Council will meet at 12pm on March 13th in Claeys Lounge in the Soda Center. From 12-1:00 p.m., Bright Horizons, an independent consultant, will present the findings from the study they conducted on campus last year regarding the needs of staff and faculty for dependent care.

Vote for the Jan Term 2015 Theme!

Cast your vote for the Jan Term 2015 theme! We're down to two finalists: "Inheritance and Stewardship" and "Lives Well Lived." Here's the voting page, and don't forget to leave some comments on your choice:

Precious Knowledge, Film and Event

The Ethnic Studies Program and Department/Program Sponsors:

C&LS, CCIE, CILSA,Global & Regional Studies, High Potential Program, Precious Knowledge Film: Ethnic Studies Under Attack

 History, Modern Lang, Student Engagement& Academic Success,

 Sociology, Teachers for Tomorrow, W&GS

Recycle Mania through March 30! Students can win a $100 Amazon gift card

Every Wednesday is Waste Less Wednesdays through March 30.  Help SMC recycle by bringing full blue recycle bags to Dante Quad 12pm - 2:30 during Community Time. Offices can recycle every Wednesday morning 10 - 11:30 at various pickup locations.  For the schedule, go to

African American History Recognition Mass

Saint Giles Episcopal Church which worships in the SMC chapel Sunday mornings at 9:00am. As February  is African American History Month, this next Sunday, February 23rd, Saint Giles  will hold an African American History Recognition Mass wherein the service will draw from music from the African American traditions and a reading from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will be included with the scripture readings. No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Saint Giles.

How Staff and Faculty Can Participate in Recycle Mania too

Beginning February 10 through March 26, Saint Mary’s College will be participating in the Nationwide Recycle Mania Tournament to increase campus recycling. You will have a chance to participate by recycling old files, papers, anything recyclable in a truck marked with a blue RECYCLE MANIA logo every Wednesday through March 19 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. For the truck location on various dates, go here. Whatever is collected by 11:30 am will be taken to the recycle dumpster.


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