Candlelight Vigil for Troy Davis

October 18, 2011 mnthompson 0

One week after the execution of Troy Davis, the students of SMCM held a candlelight vigil to commemorate his life and the lives of those who have been affected by the death penalty.

The Confederate Flag, America's Most Controversial Symbol

October 18, 2011 cjreiner 0

As part of Museum Studies Week, John Coski presented a lecture on the Confederate flag, “America’s Most Controversial Symbol.” Coski is the Historian and Vice President of Research and Publications for the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.

Field Hockey Raises Money For Cancer

October 18, 2011 tmschafer 0

On Saturday, October 1, to kick off the Hawktoberfest athletic activities, the field hockey team at St. Mary’s organized a community service event to benefit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

College Celebrates Fifth Annual Hawktoberfest

October 18, 2011 kroldfield 0

On September 30th and October 1st 2011 St. Mary’s College celebrated its fifth annual Hawktoberfest and Parent’s Weekend. In its latest iteration Hawktoberfest is concurrent with Parent’s Weekend and includes The Great Bamboo Boat Races, athletic events, and live music, lectures, tours, and a variety of other events.

Great Bamboo Boat Race is Successful

October 18, 2011 alkight 0

On Saturday Oct. 1, 2011, the annual “Great Bamboo Boat Race” was held during Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend. Out of the 15 teams registered, 13 participated in three separate heats, the two preliminary races and the final. The teams had three hours to cobble together a seaworthy vessel out of raw materials that could carry them to victory.

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Big Queer Potluck Kicks Off New Initiatives for LGBTQIA Students

October 18, 2011 csullivan 0

On Thursday, Sept. 29 about thirty students, faculty, and staff attended the Big Queer Potluck and Open Forum for Inclusivity on campus. The potluck was the first in a planned series of events intended to embrace LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) students, faculty, and staff at St. Mary’s. Students discussed their experiences as part of the St. Mary’s campus community, and talked about services addressing the needs of LGBTQIA students that St. Mary’s already provides or that could be added to campus.

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Presidential Forum Examines Mission Statement

October 18, 2011 efkelley 0

On Friday, Sept. 30, there was a Presidential Forum entitled “Conversation on Strategic Visioning.” Led by Beth Rushing, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, the conversation focused on looking at the mission statement and determining if it fit St. Mary’s College.

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College’s Sustainability Initiatives Still Going Strong

October 18, 2011 mtsmaldone 0

St. Mary’s touts itself as a green school, and yet some alumni were still wondering why the College has not shown up in any prestigious green school rankings, such as The Princeton Review, Sierra Club’s Cool Schools, or the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).