Winter 2011

New Leadership for School of Science

Photo by Gabrielle Diaz '11.

Roy Wensley, professor of physics and astronomy, was appointed dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary’s.
After a national search, Wensley, who had been serving as interim dean, was named to the permanent position.

The Arts Are Hot at Saint Mary's

Those who follow the performing arts know that Saint Mary’s dance and theatre programs deserve center stage. Recently, the performers in those disciplines got opportunities to take their bows.

Hearst Gallery Welcomes Civil War Exhibition

From January 30 to March 20, the Hearst Art Gallery will be home to Lee and Grant, a detailed examination of Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.

Photographs, paintings, prints, coins and handwritten documents are among the many artifacts on display, giving visitors a much deeper understanding of the two generals who personified the struggle between North and South.

Faculty Profile: Dan Cawthon

By Ben Peterson

Photo by Winni Wintermeyer

The Note: The Negatives

By Christine Fort

Sounds pretty, seems implausible.
Dumb girl waits for bastard
on the subway platform—where

does he get off? At any other
stop, you know this sound
ain’t Rattlesnakes, you write it off

as shit, but in the thick tar
where you are, the backbeat catches
in your throat. Your lover

liked this album till you did, left
its white shell in your room. “It’s
accessible,” he said as you crossed

Career Center Seeks Alumni Volunteers

Speed Mock Interviews

The SMC Career Center invites employers and alums to take part in the popular Speed Mock Interview event. Help graduating seniors cope with challenging interview questions. For more information: Vicki Davis: (925) 631-8281.

Worth the Wait

Mario Alioto celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game 5 of the World Series in Asrlington, Texas on Monday, November 1, 2010. The Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 to become the World Series Champions. ©2010 S.F. Giants/Mikulecky

When Mario Alioto first joined the San Francisco Giants as a kid in 1973, he couldn’t know he’d have to wait 37 years for a World Series win. After near misses in 1989 and 2002, his team finally broke through in 2010, taking down the Texas Rangers in five games to capture the team’s first title since 1954.

Gaels’ Fall Season Sees Struggles and Success

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball finished 18-7 overall with a 10-2 record in West Coast Conference play. The Gaels finished in second place in the WCC. Seven players recorded All-Conference honors for Saint Mary’s, including four notching First Team honors, two Honorable Mentions and one All-Freshman team award.

$2.1 Million for "Reading Recovery"

By Mike McAlpin

The U.S. Department of Education and private foundations awarded Saint Mary’s $2.1 million to expand the efforts of "Reading Recovery," a teacher training and literacy intervention education program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education. Saint Mary’s was the only California institution to receive that support.

Senate Candidates go Head-to-Head on Campus