Some people are born natural artists, and Johanna Siobhan Guilfoyle is certainly one of those people. With her bright brown eyes and pixie cut, she’s all spunk with a hint of edge and her artwork is completely unexpected. As a sophomore biology/art double major student her pieces are primarily biology Read More
This past month, the St. Mary’s Arboretum Association sent a campus-wide email asking students, faculty, and staff what they would like to see in terms of Arboretum projects in the future. The Association decided to conduct this survey because they want the entire campus to have a say in the Read More
On Saturday, Nov. 5, at the healing garden behind Cobb House, the St. Mary’s Arboretum Association hosted a two-part event centered on the reviving powers of nature called “The Healing Powers of Gardens.” The first part was an informal lecture by Mary-Jeanne “MJ” Raleigh, the director of Counseling Services here Read More
With shovels, augers, or trowels in hand, about 35 students joined Lesley Urgo, member of St. Mary’s Arboretum Association, around campus on Friday, Oct. 28 to plant daffodil bulbs, wrapping up the College’s events for Sustainability Week. Along with Urgo, Sustainability Coordinator and Facilities Planner Luke Mowbray helped plant the Read More
At 10 a.m. on Saturday March 26, The Arboretum Association had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the Arboretum at St. Mary’s. The ribbon was tied around the willow oak that stands between Calvert and Kent Hall and was cut by Lesley Urgo, a leader in the Association.
Many of the students, faculty, and staff of St. Mary’s know of its often striking natural beauty. That’s why Lesley Urgo and others on campus are organizing to make an even more beautiful and ecologically-friendly campus.