Letters to the Editor

Where's the Chapel?

Dear Editors,
I am concerned about the variations of the campus logo we seem to be seeing these days.  It seems to me that, as a Catholic and Christian institution, the logo including the College Chapel should be the official logo and used on all communications from SMC. We should be proud to be a College that is Catholic and Christian, and we should be both willing and proud to advertise this to others.

from Some Versions of the Street

By Sharon Lynn Osmond

an interval



She leans into it, buttons her brown coat, spills oranges from a torn bag
--corporeal orbs among the dim litter of gray stones
rocky October pewter light

At her feet, paired sparrows forage
sifting bone sifting bone

severed landscape

loosed like sand


I lean into it, and it gives
Edges ravel fragile
Salt-grass fills blind diamonds

my eyes

Soldiers forage near me
sifting bone sifting bone



Tribute to Sepehr Zabih

By Stephen Woolpert, Dean of School of Liberal Arts

Dec. 5, 1925 – July 11, 2009

Not Your Average Chemistry Lab

By Mike McAlpin
Photography by Allyson Wiley '02

Urban environmental issues class studies at former military base...

Steve Bachofer works with students. The class used the former Alameda Naval Air Station as a lab.

Adventures Abroad


Claudia Roldan '09 and An Tran '09.

Not Limited to Classroom Walls

By Erin Hallissy

CILSA's 10 years of community service and scholarship

Bonner Leader Vince Sison at the General Assistance Advocacy Project.

In Memoriam

Jack Henning '38, former undersecretary of labor for presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and the leader of the California Labor Federation for 26 years, died June 4 in San Francisco. He was 93.

Alumni Director Heads to the Classroom

By Erin Hallissy

New Members Join Trustees & Regents Boards

By Erin Hallissy

Saint Mary's College welcomed two new trustees and seven new regents for the 2009–10 year with decades of dedication to the College.


Brother William Mann became the 13th president of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona) on June 1, 2008.

Brickpile Briefs

Brickpile Briefs


Maps & Directories

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