Support Student Relief Workers

Story by Shawny Anderson

As we watch the devastation of Hurricane Katrina continue to unfold, we often wish that there were a way to make a physical commitment to the restoration of New Orleans. For 25 SMC students registered for the Jan Term course “Bridges to the Bayou: Direct Hurricane Relief in New Orleans,” that wish is coming true. The group will join me to provide manual labor in support of rebuilding efforts while we simultaneously pursue a course in creative ethnography.

Reflections on a Late Inauguration

Perhaps it's ironic that the inauguration took place nearly nine months after I took over the presidency. Even though I have no doubt that assuming the responsibilities has been very real from the first moment, the inauguration has brought a kind of ceremonial and emotional closure to a prolonged beginning... As a community we prayed, thought, reflected, talked, listened, and played.

Brother Dom's Report on the First Days of School

Story by Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC


Dear Brother Dominic,

Faith and Science

God Vs. Science, a Memorial Forum

Last February’s campus forum “God vs. Science—Are they really that different?” was the brainchild of Saint Mary’s student Katie Springer. When Springer died in a car accident last year, her friend Savannah Pronovost vowed to make the event happen.

Giving Orphans a Voice Through Pictures

Story by Allyson Wiley

Inspired by the Lasallian tradition of service to care deeply about the world around her, Wiley traveled to Zimbabwe last year to photograph children at an orphanage outside of the capital city of Harare.

Embodying our Traditions: The Inauguration of Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC

Story by Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC


On “much more of an Irish day than I would have expected,” Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, was formally inaugurated as the 28th president of Saint Mary’s College of California, in a ceremony on the Saint Mary’s College Chapel plaza on September 23.

Our Capital Gaels

Story by Barry Shiller


Notes to Sixth-Grade Self

Story by Julie Orringer

In Memoriam


Sr. Mary A. Devereux, SNJM
Rev. James L. McCaffrey


All-Alum Reunion Announced

In 2006, Saint Mary’s will introduce the new all-alumni Annual Reunion Weekend, to be held on campus June 24-25. The event, which in a break from past years will invite all alumni back to campus together, will highlight classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, and 50th reunions.

The change is designed to enable alumni to get together every year instead of waiting for periodic reunions every five years. Also, alumni with friends from other years can now celebrate with a wider selection of schoolmates.


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