Moody's Updates Outlook for Saint Mary's College
Moody's has affirmed the College's Baa1 rating and upgraded its outlook from negative to stable. An upgrade in outlook is significant as Moody's has the entire higher education sector under a negative outlook. The ratings update summarizes Moody’s assessment of the College’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as factors that could influence our rating in the future.
Latino Cultural Night Draws Large Crowd and Highlights Student Talent
Latino Cultural Night launched the annual cycle of lively celebrations that highlight the historical milestones, customs and contemporary issues of diverse cultural groups on campus. Student performance and a large crowd made for a memorable evening at Latino Cultural Night. Read more.
Museum’s WWI Exhibits Reveal Haunting Beauties
From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art From World War I features art crafted from the tools of the war—empty artillery shells, bullet cartridges and other objects found in the camps and trenches. Songs of the Patriot: How Music Helped Win World War One, displays sheet music covers from popular songs of the time. Read more about it.
Recycle Mania Begins
A campus-wide recycling initiative is in full swing with the beginning of Recycle Mania, a 6-week program intended to heighten awareness of our ongoing campus recycling program and encourage community effort. Everyone is urged to participate in this effort to minimize what is sent to landfills and increase what is sent to recycling. Here’s more on what you can do.
Saint Mary's 2014 Fact Book is Online
The "Saint Mary's College Fact Book" is an annual publication of significant statistics and trend information on our academic programs, applicants, students, faculty and staff members, finances and alumni. Read the 2014 edition online.
Brother Mel Anderson Honored
In a special ceremony hosted by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on February 13 in Minneapolis, Brother Mel Anderson was recognized along with four other Christian Brothers who have served as presidents at Lasallian universities. Read more about the event.
Jan Term: Sundance Film Festival
During January Term Professor Virginia McCarthy ’81, MA ’85 marked her 18th year shepherding Gaels to the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, by taking eighteen students on a ten-day immersion into the Sundance Film Festival. Read more about their adventure with the entertainment, voices and messages behind independent filmmaking.
No Guardrails Required: Math and Parkour United: David Cherney
Obstacles are everywhere. Life is defined not only by the obstacles we encounter but how we perceive them. For Professor David Cherney, obstacles are not insurmountable—they’re just opportunities for self-examination and perseverance. Read more.
SEBA's 2014 Executive Speaker Series
This year the Saint Mary's community will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most influential and important voices in the business community via SEBA's Executive Speaker Series. Topics include cyber security, healthcare reform and the effect of globalization on the employer/employee relationship, the subject of today’s talk by Paul Gaffney, President and CEO of After I Go, 5 p.m. in Claeys Lounge.
Disconnect, Power Off, and Unplug: The Lost Art of Solitude
What happens when 17 students and two instructors disconnect from digital media for a month to search for solitude and themselves? Professor Linda Saulsby says the experience went amazingly well. Read more about what some students called a life changing experience.
Culture of Commencement
With the beginning of spring semester we are conscious of the fact that the most important event in the academic year will be here before we know it: Commencement! A new office at Saint Mary’s is working to make sure students stay on track to participate fully in Commencement after four years. Read more about this student success initiative.
SEBA Takes Executive Training Program to China
SEBA professors are in China during February, presenting executive training for 50 middle- and upper-level managers at LongRich Bioscience. Read more about the program.