The Arcade

Faculty Profile: Hisham Ahmed

By Richard C. Paddock

Saint Mary's Breaks Ground for Recreation Center and Ballpark

By Teresa Castle

You could almost hear the cries of "Play ball" as Saint Mary's College broke ground this spring for a new 1,500-seat baseball stadium and announced plans for a $30 million athletics and recreation corridor. The centerpiece of the project is the 52,000-square-foot Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, named for the 1937 alumnus who served as mayor of San Francisco from 1968 to 1976.

New Dean for Kalmanovitz School of Education

Dean of Education Phyllis Metcalf-TurnerPhyllis Metcalf-Turner, an educator with extensive expertise in teacher preparation and literacy issues, has been appointed Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) at Saint Mary's. Her appointment began June 15, 2011.

Honors Program Celebrates a Milestone

Fifteen members of the Saint Mary's 2011 graduating class celebrated another milestone at commencement ceremonies in May. They were the first graduating class in the Honors Program, founded in 2007 when they were freshmen. the group leaves behind a significant legacy — helping to shape a thriving program that today includes 250 students.

"Angels Among Us" Captivates SMC Audiences

The Power of the Fan: A Gael Force

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Gael Force studentsSaint Mary's men's basketball has enjoyed two stellar seasons, and a key factor in their strong home record — 15–3 at home this season and 14–2 last season— has been the support of the fans, said Head coach Randy Bennett.

Two Women Leaders Speak at Commencement

By Teresa Castle

As Saint Mary's capped its yearlong observance of the 40th anniversary of the entrance of women to the College, two high-profile women leaders addressed commencement ceremonies on May 21 and 22.

A Great Year for Gaels

It has been another great year for the intercollegiate athletics program at Saint Mary's. From the men's basketball team's first West coast Conference regular-season title since 1997 to the women's tennis team's second straight invitation to the NCAA tournament, the Gaels continue to turn in stirring performances.

Faculty Books

Saint Mary's faculty enrich their teaching and contribute to the community of scholars through research and publishing activities.

The Art of the Athlete

By Caitlin Graveson

Sports skills are often referred to as a "science" since excellence requires precise calibrations of motion in space. While this may be true, the comparison overlooks the creativity and finesse behind mastering skills.

The Art of … the Attack

Sophomore middle blocker Gabby Jolly had a breakout season for Gaels’ volleyball. She was named to the West Coast Conference First Team. She led the Gaels in hitting percentage with .327.