Graduate Student Resource Center Opens
Come celebrate the grand opening of the new Graduate and Professional Student Resource Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30-7:30 p.m., with a 4:30 ceremony. Between Cafe Louis and Oliver Hall, this much-needed graduate student hub features a study area, technology-equipped conference room for group meetings and collaboration, lounge, and office hours with GPS staff.
New SMC Website Coming April 3
The Web Planning Committee thanks everyone for their input throughout the revamp process of the Saint Mary’s website. The new site aims to inspire everyone from prospective students to alumni with our great stories, making it as easy as possible to express an interest in, apply to, and give to SMC. In preparation for launch, training sessions for Salli editors will kick off March 1. Also, we invite you to learn more about the new site and view some of the designs. Questions? Submit them via the Web Request form.
Apply to SEBA's Business Idea Competition
Got a great business idea? Apply by Feb. 15 to SEBA’s Business Idea Competition. Open to students across disciplines for the first time, the "Shark Tank"–like contest offers competitors the chance to work with coaches, entrepreneurs, and industry experts to develop and refine their ideas and pitches before the competition on March 3, 5:15-9 p.m. in the Soda Center.
Vocational Retreat for Juniors
Saint Mary’s juniors are invited by the Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans, the Cummins Institute, and the Office of Mission to attend a vocational retreat March 11-13 at St. Joseph’s Camp on the Russian River. The mission-integrated education program aims to help juniors deepen their spirituality and focus on career development. For more information, contact Christine Oh at [email protected]. Space is limited; apply by Feb. 22.
View from Jan Term
Students posed during last month's Jan Term class, "The Natural History and Indigenous Peoples of New Zealand." Other students visited a Brazilian rainforest, met award-winning author Roland Merullo, and snapped a selfie with the Pope. These are just a few of the rich and varied experiences from Jan Term this year—on and off campus. #GaelsGoGlobal #omgsmc
SMC to Host Rugby National Championships
The 2016 D1A Rugby National Championship will be held May 7 on the Saint Mary’s campus, including matches in the Men’s D1AA, Women’s D1 Elite, DI, and DII divisions. The D1A final—which the SMC men’s team has won for two years running—headlines the event. “We have a long and proud rugby tradition that dates back to 1888,” said Associate Athletic Director Marty Storti.
Celebrate Black History Month
One cannot tell the story of the United States without preserving and reflecting on the ways in which African Americans have made history. Visit the Black History Month page to learn about the events and activities occurring throughout this month, or add your own events by creating a calendar listing and sending it to [email protected].
SEBA Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship
In honor of Evan Marwell, winner of the 2015 Visionary of the Year Award, SMC has awarded Executive M.B.A. student Anita Engles a $10,000 scholarship. Engles, who has worked in the tech industry for more than 30 years, wants to explore entrepreneurship and startup ideas. In five years, she hopes to run her own company.
#GaelTales: Joe Legaz ’04
Joe Legaz ’04, no stranger to large events, has worked Taylor Swift concerts, Wrestlemania, two World Series, and was drenched (right) during Game 7 of the 2012 National League Championship Series at AT&T Park. Now, he is organizing a big moment in the year's biggest game: the trophy presentation at Super Bowl 50 Feb. 7.