The Arcade

Seeking International Students

by Erin Hallissy


Students perform Indian dances at the annual International Multicultural Fair.

Go Gaels

Supporters of the men’s basketball team broke the McKeon Pavilion single-season attendance record during the 2006–2007 season. A total of 42,065 fans cheered on the Gaels at their 16 home games, including sellout crowds for games against rivals Santa Clara and Pepperdine, and for the thrilling Jan. 15 victory over Gonzaga. Single-season attendance has increased by more than 150 percent during Randy Bennett’s tenure as coach.


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.

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.

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.

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.