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Read More May 2, 2023 Ask Yourself...Am I Open to Dialogue? What if no one is right, and no one is wrong? How can that be possible? When debate is the goal, there is a winner and a loser. With dialogue, the emphasis is on the conversation and how freely the participants can share opinions, listen thoughtfully, and be willing to learn. The Dialogue Project at Saint Mary’s is empowering students to have difficult conversations with respect and empathy. Megan Zwart, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at Saint Mary’s, is leading the project. May 2, 2023 Upon Reflection I am grateful to have this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Provost and Senior Vice President at Saint Mary’s. I am so appreciative of the wonderful welcome I have felt from this community. I am also thankful that many of my experiences thus far resonate with my past experience in higher education. This provides comfort: I know I am in the right place. Read More May 1, 2023 Creativity Is In Our DNA At Saint Mary’s, April and May are the months when we see many culminating projects that demonstrate “vigorous creative activity” of different kinds. This month, President Conboy takes a look at the breadth of creative works that emerge from the Saint Mary's community. Read More April 28, 2023 First-year Student Takes a Top Prize Sofia Dolan ‘26 entered Saint Mary’s College with a desire to fully immerse herself in the campus community. In late September, an invitation to participate in the McCloskey New Venture Competition from Stacie Jeffirs, director of the Career Crossing Office, piqued her interest. Her eagerness to be an engaged student on campus led her to submit an idea to the competition hosted by the Idea Center at the University of Notre Dame. Dolan’s answer to the call provided a transformational experience for her as a first-year student, and, on top of that, the EquiCorp Award for the Best Undergraduate Venture Read More April 26, 2023 Students Perform 'Wholeheartedly' Sincerity and commitment are the words that are explored through movement in the Dance Ensemble Workshop spring concert, “Wholehearted Artists.” Each year, the Program in Dance stages a production featuring students of all majors and class years. Dancers audition for the concert, attending weekly rehearsals where they learn choreography from guest artists and faculty members. Read More April 24, 2023 Nursing Faculty J’Andra Antisdel Honored by ANA The success of an academic institution is measured not only by the accomplishments of its students but also by the achievements of its faculty members. Here we highlight the achievements of Assistant Professor in Nursing Science, J’Andra Antisdel. Read More April 17, 2023 Saint Mary’s Hosts Second Annual Raise Your Voice Symposium Saint Mary’s College is hosting the second annual Raise Your Voice: A Sexual Violence Prevention Symposium from April 17-19, 2023 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With events scheduled throughout the three days, the tri-campus community will have opportunities to listen, learn, and lead. Read More April 14, 2023 Tysus Jackson ’99 Talks About Conscious Giving Are you consciously giving? Tysus Jackson ’99 challenges you to ask yourself this important question. Jackson returned to Saint Mary’s on March 30 for her presentation “Being a Conscious Giver: How a Degree in Social Science Shaped My Career in Philanthropy.” Read More April 6, 2023 Saint Mary’s College Announces Plans for Spring Commencement Saint Mary’s President Katie Conboy has announced noted environmentalist, cartographer, and social entrepreneur Molly Burhans will deliver the Commencement address for the Class of 2023. The 176th Commencement will take place at noon on Saturday, May 20 on Le Mans Green. Read More April 3, 2023 Author Craig Ford Challenges Audience to Explore Religious Identity Saint Mary’s College recently hosted a symposium featuring Dr. Craig Ford, a distinguished author, and professor, as well as an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. The symposium was an enriching experience for our students and community as he touched on the importance of staying religious through the oppression and injustices prominent in today’s world.