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.
Seven St. Mary’s students and alumni joined author Bill McKibben, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, and representatives of Canada’s impacted First Nations in the daily protests against the Keystone Pipeline. Over 2,000 people from all 50 states are expected to take part in the two week sit-in at the White House, which began Saturday, August 20, and will end on Saturday, September 3.
In a generous act of kindness, a member of the class of 2011 has decided to donate $1,000 to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Fund.
The second annual Hawktober Festival Golf Tournament, an 18-hole competition hosted by the College Alumni Office and Athletics Department, finally took place on Oct. 29 after an initial delay earlier in the month due to weather conditions.
Neil Irwin, economics reporter for the Washington Post and St. Mary’s alum is the focus of this weeks Trustee Profile. Irwin graduated from St. Mary’s in 2000 and began as an intern at the Washington Post the same year.
The St. Mary’s Hawktoberfest, held last Friday through Sunday alongside the College’s Family Weekend, saw a host of activities to commemorate the past, present, and future athleticism of St. Mary’s.
The sheriff’s office has visited campus multiple times this semester. The police were called on at least three separate occasions.