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President Sends Message on LGBT Massacre in Orlando
"Saint Mary’s stands in solidarity with all the victims of terrorism and especially the LGBT community of Orlando." Read the entire message from President James Donahue.
Vigil for Orlando at Noon in the Chapel
After the violence and heartbreak of the shooting in Orlando this weekend, Mission and Ministry Center is offering our community the opportunity to gather together in prayer and hope with a vigil at noon today, June 13, in the Chapel. Members of the SMC community may attend to offer prayers and light a candle for the victims of the Orlando shootings and their families.
Bulletin on Summer Schedule
Beginning today, the Bulletin is adopting a summer schedule. The Bulletin will publish every other week, resuming a weekly schedule, Monday, Aug. 22. The Bulletin will publish on 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, and 8/8. The Bulletin will not publish on 6/20, 7/5, 7/18, 8/1, and 8/15. We wish everyone a fantastic summer!
Valedictorian Evelyn Minaise on SMC Experience
Valedictorian Evelyn Minaise ’16, whose SMC career included being an outstanding student majoring in politics and the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, speaks about her experience at the College. Her cultural compass also led her to re-charter a club for students of Middle East descent, serving as co-president and helping to establish an annual Arabic cultural celebration.
Campus Facilities Update
From remodeling the Power Plant to upgrading residential halls and classrooms, the Office of Project Management, in collaboration with Facilities Services, is implementing a variety of projects this summer that deliver on goals outlined in the College’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Learn more in this update from Director of Project Management Diane Hardy.
Break out your best Saint Mary’s welcome for the fresh faces on campus when incoming freshmen and their families arrive Wednesday, June 22 for the first of this summer’s student orientations (others are June 25 and 29). Prepare for inquiries from visitors on where things are by checking out answers to these frequently asked questions.
Roundtable: Beneath the Surface
Even in this era of curated identities and online sharing, it’s still difficult to truly know the life of another person. So in the spring 2016 magazine we asked: Can you tell us something about yourself that people might not already know?
Rheem Boulevard to Close for Four Months
Rheem Boulevard will be closed between Fay Hill Road and 591 Rheem Boulevard (a section between Moraga Road and Saint Mary's Road) from June 15 to late October to stabilize an existing landslide and repair the roadway. To minimize the duration of the closure, the town of Moraga will allow construction 7 a.m–6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Mahershala Ali '96 Addresses Undergraduates
Actor Mahershala Ali ’96 delivered the Undergraduate Commencement speech to the class of 2016 Saturday, suggesting patience, perseverance, and prayer as ways “to carry you to the point of fulfillment that we all desire.” He also thanked his SMC professors for encouraging him to follow his heart and pursue an acting career.
Interview: Diego Rios '16
Associated Students President Diego Rios ’16—a double major in communication and business, center midfielder on the club soccer team, and an inspirational speaker—kept himself busy during his four years at Saint Mary’s. A native Colombian, Rios plans to pursue inspirational speaking and perhaps a degree in leadership.