Brickpile Briefs

The Graduate Kinesiology Program, in partnership with the MBA program, has designed a new sport management MBA for students who seek top positions in major sports organizations. Professor Andrea Eagleman, who has a doctorate in sport management from Indiana University, joined the kinesiology faculty this academic year to provide expertise in the growing field.

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College Recognized Nationally for Service to Community

Saint Mary's has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a leader in incorporating community engagement into the academic curriculum.

Saint Mary's Offers New Summer Session for Undergraduates

By Erin Hallissy

For the first time, Saint Mary's is offering a summer session to help students graduate on time.

Each year, about 70 students many with heavy activity loads or double majors don't graduate with their class, often because they lack one upper-division class or credit.

Golden Anniversary of a Great Prank

SMC students stuff a phone booth on the 50th anniversary of the original prank.In a goofy event that evoked seemingly more carefree times, dozens of Saint Mary’s students jammed into a vintage phone booth on campus nearly 10 times on March 25, at

Integral Program Awarded National Accreditation

By Mike McAlpin
Photography by Gorbachev Lingad '10


A hallmark of academic excellence for more than 50 years, the Integral Program was accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) in January.

Saint Mary's Live on YouTube and Facebook

The Saint Mary's community has a new way to stay connected and keep in touch with other Gaels. The College recently launched a new fan page on the social networking site, Facebook.com, and new channel on YouTube.com. The Facebook page boasted the addition of nearly 400 new fans in three weeks after its inception, and it is growing every day.

Global Economic Crisis Impacts College

Brother President Ronald Gallagher

Along with all other higher education institutions, Saint Mary's has been responding to the plummeting stock market and mortgage meltdown by adjusting its budget to deal with losses in the College's endowment and downturns in projected tuition revenue.

Volleyball Earns Postseason Bid

The women’s volleyball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but fell to New Mexico State in its first-round game at UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. Head coach Rob Browning expressed disappointment, but complimented his team for playing hard in every competition.

Women's Basketball Seeks Success

Led by fifth-year senior Maija Lahde and sophomore Louella Tomlinson, who set an NCAA record for blocks last season, the women’s basketball team will be very competitive in WCC play, which started on Jan. 8.

Rucks and Scrums

After a stellar men’s 2007–08 rugby season that ended with a Final Four appearance and a No. 2 national ranking, Saint Mary’s is looking forward to another successful season on the pitch.

“Every year is a unique journey,” says coach Tim O’Brien. “We have a blend of brand-new players with some veteran players.”

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