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Month: October 2012

Campus Celebrates Hawktoberfest 2012

Despite menacing clouds, the “Great Bamboo Boat Race,” the Beer Tent, the 14th Annual Petruccelli 5k/Walk/Bike ride, the golf tournament, and other celebratory events proceeded as planned, part of the fourth annual Hawktoberfest (also known as Family Weekend). This year, Hawktoberfest was earlier than usual; it was the first weekend Read More

Campus Follows Up On Open Housing Initiative

For the past couple of years, the Office of Residence Life has been taking steps to create an Open Housing Initiative on campus. This would allow people of any gender to be roommates in select housing areas. The initiative is primarily geared towards catering to members of the LGBTQ community Read More

An Archaeologist's Perspective on Climate Change

On Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Cole Cinema, the Department of Anthropology’s first Visiting Anthropologist Dr. Kit Wesler presented a lecture called “An Archaeologist’s Perspective on Climate Change.” The talk discussed the history of climate change in the archaeological record and the affect that humans may have on Read More

College Seeks Contributions Through Silent Fundraiser

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is beginning preparations for the silent phase of a long-term, wide-scale school fundraising campaign, according to President Joseph Urgo and the Office of Advancement. A campaign statement is being constructed at this time to outline the priorities and initiatives of the fundraiser, and is expected Read More

Field Hockey Hopeful as Playoffs Approach

With the Capital Athletic Conference underway, St. Mary’s women’s field hockey team has demonstrated their strength and determination so far this season. After the ups and downs they have experienced throughout the first 12 games, women’s field hockey continues moving forward. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the squad earned their first Read More

NS&M Colloquium: The Story of Black Holes

Professors, physics students, and black hole enthusiasts alike gathered for the third Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The lecture was titled, “Gravity’s Engines, or How Bubble Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos,” and was hosted by Dr. Caleb Scharf, author of Read More