Tauscher Visits Saint Mary's

by John Grennan

U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, spoke to a group of students, faculty members and staff at a town hall forum at the Soda Center on March 2, saying her experiences at a Catholic college played a large part in shaping her political vision.

Brickpile Briefs

The Hearst Art Galley was accredited earlier this year for an additional 10 years by the American Association of Museums, remaining among a distinguished group of 775 museums out of the nation’s nearly 17,500 museums to be accredited. The gallery, which is the only accredited museum in Contra Costa County, has a permanent collection of 2,200 art objects, including 150 paintings by renowned California artist William Keith.

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Seeking International Students

by Erin Hallissy

 


Students perform Indian dances at the annual International Multicultural Fair.

Revitalized Speech and Debate Team Comes Out Strong

By Jennifer Wake

John Macken ’62 was a self-professed introvert when he came to Saint Mary’s. The physics major asked two friends for advice on gaining leadership skills, and was told to join the SMC Debate Society. That experience changed him forever.

Science & Math Students Honored

Story by Kevin Damore MFA '07

Six SMC students received awards in November at the 2006 conference of Sigma Xi, an international honors society that promotes excellence in research.

Sigma Xi judged three SMC projects to be of "superior" quality: senior Annie Chase's physics experiment on the optimization of baseball swing parameters, senior David Drummond's research on sequencing in the mathematical "Gordon Game" and junior Emily King's work on ozone concentration levels at the Joshua Tree National Park. "Superior" works are of publishable quality.

Joan Peterson

By Jennifer Wake

Answering the Call

In the ’60s, teaching was considered a calling — a proud vocation respected by society and peers. For Saint Mary’s Professor Joan Peterson, who began teaching English at Clayton Valley High School in 1970, teaching simply fit. Seventeen years later, she found a new calling to use her experience to mentor new teachers.

Faculty Profile: Ron Isetti

By John Grennan

Living History

Former Saint Mary's U.S. and Asian history professor Ron Isetti.

Spend time with Ron Isetti, former U.S. and Asian history professor at Saint Mary’s, and you begin to appreciate what William Faulkner meant when he said, “The past is never dead, it’s not even past.”

Gael Bolsters British Bid for Olympic Home Court

By John Grennan

Stacey O'Connor '05, top row, number 15.

When millions of sports-crazed Britons pack arenas and tune in tellies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, former Gael Stacey O’Connor ’05 (circled above) hopes to give them reason to cheer.

CILSA Gets a New Director

Marshall Welch, Ph.D., a national leader in service learning, will take over as director of the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA) at Saint Mary’s on Dec. 3.

Life in the Imperial City

Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

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