Courier Summer 2017

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Summer 2017

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The Spirit of Song

Choir students jumping from red rock formation in Colorado

Lauren Zyber ’17 reflects on this year’s Women’s Choir tour over spring break. The group traveled from South Bend to Indianapolis, and as far as Colorado. Alumnae attended the concerts and hosted the women in their homes on the road trip tour. Read more about the tour.

Read Lauren's story here.


Multi-ethnic Celebration Remarks

Charmaine Torma '99

Charmaine Torma ’99 shared five life lessons with 31 members of the Class of 2017 at the 10th annual Multi-ethnic Celebration. A winding path has led Torma to serve as a vice president at Holy Cross College to now owning her consulting firm. Read Charmaine's message to the Class of 2017 here.


Commencement 2017 in Photos


Nina Midgley '11 holds a basket of sweets in her shop in Pittsburgh.

“Saint Mary’s prepares you for success, whatever that means to you.”
-Nina Midgley ’11
Owner of My Favorite Sweet Shoppe

>> Saint Mary's Prepared Nina for success, Read her Story


Reunion 2017 in Photos


Summer Research at Saint Mary's

The Belle Bats are it again!

Morgan Kinniry '18 reaches her gloved hand out to a landing hawkBiology Professor Laura Kloepper took Morgan Kinniry ’18 to Amarillo, TX to study antipredator vocal and flight adaptations in Brazilian free-tailed bats. The duo also worked with a trained hawk to help capture data by flying through packs of bats while they emerge from caves. Strapped with imaging equipment could capture a unique angle that benefited their research.

Later in the summer Professor Kloepper took Makenzie Duncan ’18 to Auburn University to begin a project that investigates the bacterial species and abundance in bat guano.

Read more about the student’s adventures into bat research on their blog.

Literary Studies in the Digital Revolution

Professors Aaron Moe and David Carroll worked on project to archive E.E. Cummings poetry for E.E. Cummings Society. Moe sees this research project as one way for Saint Mary’s to remain current and competitive, by engaging students with how literary studies has changed in light of the digital revolution. Read the full story of Aaron and David's work here.