Brickpile Briefs

For the first time in three decades, a major review of the general education program at Saint Mary’s is underway. A Core Curriculum Task Force is reviewing the curriculum while looking at “best practices” across the nation. The task force is holding forums on campus and plans to visit programs and departments through the 2006-07 year to see what’s working and what’s not.

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Jersky Aims to Raise Science Profile

Growing up in South Africa, new School of Science Dean Brian Jersky was unaware of Lasallian education, but he was very familiar with its values, particularly the consequences of poverty and the need for social justice.

Students Reflect on Service, Humanity During Summer Immersion Program

 During summer 2006, 12 Saint Mary's students spent eight weeks together as part of the Cummins Summer for the Common Good, living in community while working at several nonprofit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Time to Share

Story by Kevin Damore, MFA '07

"Community Time" premiered the first Wednesday of the fall 2006 semester, providing a weekly time for socializing, intellectual pursuit and shared mission events.

The academic calendar has been restructured to keep Wednesdays from 12:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. open, allowing students, faculty and staff to partake in events ranging from special Masses, public speakers and informational workshops. A weekly barbecue and social events are also held during the 90-minute break.


Fall is a season of beginning at Saint Mary’s, a time for meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends, of opening untouched texts and filling blank notebooks with questions, explanations and revelations. Students arrive ready to learn and eager to get involved in all sorts of activities on campus and off.


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