The Arcade

A Greener Campus

Story by Stephen Woolpert, Dean of Liberal Arts

David Bowen

David Bowen: Helping Managers Manage

Brickpile Briefs

For the first time in three decades, a major review of the general education program at Saint Mary’s is underway. A Core Curriculum Task Force is reviewing the curriculum while looking at “best practices” across the nation. The task force is holding forums on campus and plans to visit programs and departments through the 2006-07 year to see what’s working and what’s not.

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Jersky Aims to Raise Science Profile

Growing up in South Africa, new School of Science Dean Brian Jersky was unaware of Lasallian education, but he was very familiar with its values, particularly the consequences of poverty and the need for social justice.

A Time to Share

Story by Kevin Damore, MFA '07

"Community Time" premiered the first Wednesday of the fall 2006 semester, providing a weekly time for socializing, intellectual pursuit and shared mission events.

The academic calendar has been restructured to keep Wednesdays from 12:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. open, allowing students, faculty and staff to partake in events ranging from special Masses, public speakers and informational workshops. A weekly barbecue and social events are also held during the 90-minute break.

Ten Reasons to Be Excited About Saint Mary's Hoops

10. McKeon Pavilion now sports chair-back seating behind team benches, leather seats in the VIP section (oooh), and a new sound system (better to hear the mellifluous tones of long-time announcer Dick Callahan).
9. Paul Thomas, whose teams have won two Division II national titles, was wooed from Cal Poly-Pomona to lead the Saint Mary's women's hoops program.

Catching Up With...Henry Sroka '78

Story by John Leykam

Still at Home on the Gridiron

 What do Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, wide receiver Terrell Owens and Henry Sroka '78 have in common?

Students Reflect on Service, Humanity During Summer Immersion Program

 During summer 2006, 12 Saint Mary's students spent eight weeks together as part of the Cummins Summer for the Common Good, living in community while working at several nonprofit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Men's Golf Earns Best-Ever Season with NCAA Berth

Men's golf appeared in last May's NCAA West regional championship field for the first time in its 34-year history. The Gael duffers advanced to the third round of the western regionals, finishing in a three-way tie for 14th place, after entering the tournament as a No. 15 seed. Twenty-seven teams competed in the regional at Stanford University.

Gael Hall of Fame Inducts Six Athletes and Soccer Squad

Legendary coaches, record-setting athletes, and a national championship soccer squad were inducted last May into the Gael Hall of Fame.