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Theater Group Breaks Bread at Saint Mary’s Read More Theater Group Breaks Bread at Saint Mary’s The circus is coming to Saint Mary’s College! The bold Bread and Puppet Theater is making its way down The Avenue on Saturday, September 24 with a free show titled “The Apocalypse Defiance Circus.” The College welcomes the political theater group through the Margaret Hill Endowed Visiting Artist Series as a way to offer new performing art experiences for students, faculty, and staff. 37 Words That Opened Opportunities for Women Read More 37 Words That Opened Opportunities for Women Our fall sports are well underway, and President Conboy is reflecting on the history of women in sports and the impact of Title IX. In her monthly letter to the community, Katie writes, “...at Saint Mary’s, our entire purpose—from our founding in 1844—has been to provide access and opportunity for women.” College Receives $1 Million Grant Read More College Receives $1 Million Grant President Katie Conboy recently announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the College a $1 million grant to enhance and expand on-campus educational summer programs for girls. This grant will modernize the College’s existing programs and introduce numerous new programs in the next three years. Recruitment for the enriched summer programming will focus heavily on girls who could be the first in their families to attend college. A Note from the Cloakroom: The Straits of Fall Read More A Note from the Cloakroom: The Straits of Fall In this community spotlight, Campus and Community Events Director Richard Baxter reflects on his own childhood, and draws parallels to the first day of classes for Saint Mary's students. Saint Mary's College on the Move Read More Saint Mary's College on the Move In her August letter to the community, President Katie Conboy has been thinking about momentum as a metaphor for the single quality essential to Saint Mary’s right now—the process of change currently underway at Saint Mary's. With a new academic year is upon us, combined with dozens of forward-thinking projects and positive outcomes, Saint Mary's is a campus on the move. Local Teachers Attend Saint Mary’s Workshop Read More Local Teachers Attend Saint Mary’s Workshop A group of regional educators gathered on campus this week to take a fresh look at the way they teach social studies. Through a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region Program, the College hosted the week-long Learning from Inclusive Sources summer workshop. Alumnae Association News Read More Alumnae Association News This might be the first time we have introduced you to the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association Board of Directors (AABOD), but you have probably seen our work if you tune into SMCTalks, or have enjoyed Lenten and Advent reflections. The Board led the creation of these programs. Summer Research Read More Summer Research Saint Mary’s faculty and students continue their research projects and academic work during the summer months on campus and around the world. Class of 2020 Celebrating Together Read More Class of 2020 Celebrating Together As a 2020 graduate, reuniting with my best friends for the weekend’s Commencement Celebration was surreal. For two years, after being abruptly separated in March 2020, we hoped for a traditional celebration with all the pomp and circumstance. Commencement 2022 Read More Commencement 2022 On Saturday, May 14, 310 undergraduates and 50 graduate students claimed their degrees before family members and friends at the 2022 Saint Mary’s Commencement.