Spring 2009

Brickpile Briefs

The Graduate Kinesiology Program, in partnership with the MBA program, has designed a new sport management MBA for students who seek top positions in major sports organizations. Professor Andrea Eagleman, who has a doctorate in sport management from Indiana University, joined the kinesiology faculty this academic year to provide expertise in the growing field.


College Recognized Nationally for Service to Community

Saint Mary's has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a leader in incorporating community engagement into the academic curriculum.

Saint Mary's Offers New Summer Session for Undergraduates

By Erin Hallissy

For the first time, Saint Mary's is offering a summer session to help students graduate on time.

Each year, about 70 students many with heavy activity loads or double majors don't graduate with their class, often because they lack one upper-division class or credit.

Golden Anniversary of a Great Prank

SMC students stuff a phone booth on the 50th anniversary of the original prank.In a goofy event that evoked seemingly more carefree times, dozens of Saint Mary’s students jammed into a vintage phone booth on campus nearly 10 times on March 25, a

Integral Program Awarded National Accreditation

By Mike McAlpin
Photography by Gorbachev Lingad '10

A hallmark of academic excellence for more than 50 years, the Integral Program was accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) in January.

From the Editor

By Erin Hallissy

Our Core Principles

Edited By John Grennan

Speaker's Visit Sparks Seminar Discussion on College's Role

Chuck Delgado '03.


The towering weather predictors mutter
I heard them long ago some dream
some sputter of electroradiomagna

Cast shadow
Cast a net

In the teachings of the elders there were actually five
directions, the fifth being center. Center as a place
to go. A point in relation to the other spreading corners.

Quickly the lighthouse is an island
The sea its own weapon
He uses the stars to steer them

Like Hades in his river. No stranger to the movement
of the masters. An ear to the war.

The Good Earth of the Moraga Valley

When the Brothers first arrived, the Moraga Valley was empty save for the rain-soaked mud that covered their shoes up to their ankles. It was good earth that they found here, as our current landscape of trees, grass and shrubs reveals.

A Sense of Place

The Christian Brothers run six colleges and universities in the United States, each with a unique character influenced by its location and the students it serves. Writers from each campus share their perspectives.