Winter 2005

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.

Saint Mary's Responds to Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster

Lightening Our Ecological Footprint

Moving Forward

This issue commemorates the September inauguration of Brother Ronald Gallagher as the College's 28th president. Brother Ronald urged that Inauguration Week be a celebration of Saint Mary's Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts traditions. In simpler terms, he wanted the week to be about community, not about him.

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.