From Down Under, and All Over

By Caitlin Graveson ’11


(left to right) Maija Lahde, Marah Calvo, Henrik Holm and Achim Christner.

Go Gaels

The men’s rugby team was knocked out of the Round of Sixteen in April by Army, which beat the Gaels 33–26 at Life University in Atlanta. The Gaels ended their 2008–09 season with a record of 21–2–1.

The Saint Mary’s women’s rowing team has had six rowers named 2009 National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. The list includes Michelle Burns, Whitney Medved, Sandra Pichelli, Miranda Ripoli, Johanna Timmer and Sierra Timmer. Of the six rowers, four are two-time National Scholar Athletes.

Volleyball Gears Up for Good Things

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball looks to follow up last year’s phenomenal season with another great showing. The Gaels made it to the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005 and finished the season with a 19-7 record.

SMC Bookshelf

Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Counterculture

Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo

Faculty Profile: Paola Sensi-Isolani

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Nicolo Sertorio

A Global Perspective



Learning to Teach English

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

The Kalmanovitz School of Education has increased the opportunity for its students to experience the global community by offering a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. A TESOL certificate enables students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in adult education settings and abroad. Certificate holders with a B.A. can go on to earn a master’s TESOL.

Focus on First Generation College Students

Esther Montoya-Taylor ’09 was a first generation college student.

Professors Phylis Martinelli and Dana Herrera are co-directors of SMC’s new Center for First Generation to College Studies, which was announced by Provost Beth Dobkin in May.

Ethnic Studies Minor Now Offered


Jeannine King, Ethnic Studies Program director (left) and Mary McCall, Ethnic Studies Program past chair.

Oral History Project Leads to Fulbright

By Mike McAlpin



Whitney Medved ’09 was awarded a Fulbright grant in March, and she will head to the Slovak Republic in September to work as an English teaching assistant in the town of Tisovec.

Grant Expands Summer Science Research

By Mike McAlpin


Biochemistry major Gabrielle Diaz ’11.

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