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Farm’s Harvest Cultivates Greater Fruits

Food brings people together. It gathers us at a shared table and invites others in. This fall, Saint Mary’s College experienced firsthand the power of what producing and sharing food can do for the community with the completion of the Sustainable Farm’s first market season. Situated on the northern edge of campus, the farm is bearing fruit, becoming a growing space that welcomes, gathers, and feeds the College and its neighbors.

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Sisters Sisters

“Sisters, sisters / There were never such devoted sisters . . .” Who can ever forget that song of constant sisterhood sung by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in the classic film White Christmas? The spirit of that song certainly infuses this conversation between the Murphy sisters— Nancy Murphy Spicer ’79 and Marianne Murphy Zarzana (ND ’78)—centered on Nancy’s rich career as a multidisciplinary artist and, more recently, as a Certified Professional Coach.

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Centralized Research Office Opens at Saint Mary’s Read More Centralized Research Office Opens at Saint Mary’s When Grace Layman ’24 needed advice for her application to the Fulbright Program, she learned a world of resources was just steps away in Madeleva Hall. That’s where a new academic research and grants office has opened for faculty, staff, and students. Anyone looking for grant funding or for advice on publishing can utilize the Office for Academic Research, Grants, and Sponsored Programs. There, a full complement of support services aims to centralize the wide range of opportunities and resources for the campus community. Music Department Draws in High School Choirs Read More Music Department Draws in High School Choirs The Saint Mary’s College Music Department hosts its 38th Annual Treble Choir Festival, which welcomes 20 high school treble choirs from across the Midwest. This annual gathering is a unique opportunity to provide local treble choirs with exposure to other high school choirs of its kind, and the Saint Mary’s College women’s choir, Belles Voix. Announcing New Vice President for Strategy and Finance Read More Announcing New Vice President for Strategy and Finance President Katie Conboy announced that Peter L. Christensen will join her leadership team on January 16, 2024 as Vice President for Strategy and Finance. Christensen comes to Saint Mary's from New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) where he serves as Chief Administrative Business Officer & Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. Bernstein, Goodman, Perlman…Menk Read More Bernstein, Goodman, Perlman…Menk Not many can say they’ve played Carnegie Hall. Even fewer can say they’ve done it eight times. On November 13, Dr. Nancy Menk will have the honor of playing the famed venue, and will take 10 Saint Mary's students with her.