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Read about the recent achievements of people in our campus community: Publications, participation in conferences or presentations of work, collaboration on projects, special travel, honors and activism with professional, campus and civic groups. Continue Reading »

“A nation spending more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is facing spiritual death,” said Dr. Sonia Sanchez, keynote speaker at the college’s 19th annual Martin Luther King Convocation in the chapel the afternoon of January 24.

Sanchez, a well-known poet, professor, activist and international lecturer, delivered her message through a powerfully lyrical poetic word performance, displaying an inimitable signature style that distinguishes her among poets and activists according to Lorrie Smith, professor of English and a scholar of African-American poetry. Smith made an eloquent introduction of Sanchez, placing the speaker and her work in context both as a poet and key figure in civil rights activism and awareness. Continue Reading »

After a year-long study including an elaborate entry submission, Saint Michael’s College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to be included in the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.

Being named to this list means a college has a significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. Listing colleges in such classifications is one way the Foundation promotes improved teaching and learning. Continue Reading »

The Onion River Review, the college’s annual magazine of literary and visual arts, is now accepting submissions.

The review publishes creative work of all kinds — poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, dramatic sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, “you name it,” says Will Marquess, instructor of English and longtime adviser to the publication. Continue Reading »

Ever wonder how precisely our two-party system describes the modern political climate?  Cluster analysis is a form of data analysis that can be used to answer this question. Dartmouth College mathematics doctoral candidates Paige Rinker will present a talk, “From Symmetry Comes Simplicity: Using Abstract Algebra to Simplify Analysis of Voting Data,” on Friday, February 25 at 3:45 p.m. in Saint Edmunds 102. Continue Reading »

The Economics Department will host the annual Omicron Delta Epsilon Lecture on Thurs, Feb 10. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Elliott Fisher, a nationally recognized researcher in the economics of health care costs and health care reforms.  His lecture will be “Achieving a Sustainable Health Care System”, 4-5pm on Thurs Feb 10, in the Farrell Room.  The event is open to the college and the public. Information: Patrick Walsh, 2682.

Lilly Ledbetter, who was the plaintiff in a landmark gender-based employment discrimination case and later became a national leader on the pay equity issue, will be the featured speaker for Women’s History Month in March.

Kim Swartz, director of the Women’s Center, says Ledbetter will speak Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center on the topic, “The Lily Ledbetter Story: Ensuring that Women are Paid Fairly.”  Information: Kim Swartz, Ext. 2667.

The annual MOVE Book Sale will be from Thursday, February 24 through Saturday February 26from 10 am to 6pm, then  Sunday, February 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alliot Hall.  All proceeds go to the MOVE service trips to Kolkata, India and Dominican Republic. Information: Erin Bodin, assistant director of community service, Ext. 2674.

Santa’s Helpers

Members of the noon running group (Caroline Crawford, Allison Sherman, Angie Armour, Teri Selby, Brian MacDonald, Mike New, Joan Wry and Jackie Murphy) went on a festive Santa run before leaving for the Christmas break. While on the run they helped a mother who was struggling to carry Christmas gifts and goodies home in the snow!

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