Faculty Profile: Brother Camillus Chavez

By Jennifer Wake

Seeking and Sharing

Lifelong passions can be sparked by simple things. When he was a boy, Brother Camillus Chavez developed an interest in altered states of consciousness. At age 11, he ordered a 10-cent book on hypnosis, hoping to tap into the mysteries of the mind.

SMC Bookshelf

Undermining Race: Ethnic Identities in Arizona Copper Camps, 1880–1920
Phylis Cancilla Martinelli
University of Arizona Press, 2009

Go Gaels

Former SMC baseball player Mark Teahen ’03 won the 2009 Hutch Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in November, and he will receive the award on Jan. 27 in Seattle.

The award is given to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the courage and dedication of former pitcher and manager Fred Hutchinson, who died from cancer in 1964. As a Kansas City Royal, Teahen was a spokesman and fundraiser for a program that gave children with physical or mental challenges the chance to play baseball.

Sisters Team Up on Court

By Mikaela Cowles ’08

Jasmine (left) and Jontelle (right).

Gaels Can Shoot and Pass

By Erin Hallissy

The men’s basketball team has a new look this year after losing five seniors to graduation and Patrick Mills to the NBA, but head coach Randy Bennett likes what he’s seen so far.

Men's Soccer Sets Records

For the first time ever, the men’s soccer team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after finishing second in the conference. The Gaels lost 0–3 to Stanford in the first round, but they finished the season with a 10–5–5 overall record, the best record in Saint Mary’s history. 

Volleyball Ranked No. 21 in Nation

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball team capped a record-breaking season with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round before being beaten by No. 3 Stanford in Palo Alto.

Admirer Bequeaths $1 Million for Scholarships

By Mike McAlpin


Robert W. Summers

President's Club Members Feted at "Secret Garden" Party

The 39th Annual President’s Club celebration drew 250 members to the Brothers’ private garden on Oct. 3, where they socialized with Brother President Ronald Gallagher, Provost Beth Dobkin and other community members.

Graduate Business Commencement Celebrated

Photography by Gorbachev Lingad '10

The School of Economics and Business Administration's graduate programs celebrated commencement on Oct. 11, 2009, in the Saint Mary's Chapel, with 85 students graduating from the Master of Business Administration program and 14 from the Master of Science in Financial Analysis and Investment Management.

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