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Operation: Wabashiki - SMWC students committed to sustainability

Operation: Wabashiki - SMWC students committed to sustainability

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) student volunteers will put on their gloves once again this year in an effort to preserve the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area. The fifth annual clean-up effort led by The Woods Sustainability Club will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., along US Highway 40 in West Terre Haute, Ind.

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SMWC awards high school seniors top scholarship

SMWC awards high school seniors top scholarship

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) announces the winners of its most prestigious award – the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship, named in honor of the College’s foundress. This award is presented to students who display unique experiences, aptitudes and abilities to aspire higher and make a difference in their local communities and beyond. Seven scholarships – two full-tuition and five $17,000 awards, all renewable for four years – are given to students who embody the qualities of the College’s foundress.

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Ring Day 2015 - Providence unites Pomeroys across generations

Ring Day 2015 - Providence unites Pomeroys across generations

Ninety Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) students, including campus, online and graduate, participated in the time-honored tradition of Ring Day on Saturday, March 21, 2015. During the ceremony in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, participants of the 93rd annual Ring Day soaked up words of wisdom from President Dottie King, Ph.D. and keynote speaker Lisa Stallings, Sister of Providence. Then, each student received her ring from President King, and they all joined together for the Ring Song before exiting the Church with their Woods rings proudly on their hands.

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Woods Online RN to BSN program ranked top

Woods Online RN to BSN program ranked top

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) recently ranked top in the nation for Best Online Nursing Schools for 2015 by the Affordable Colleges Online, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information. After evaluating hundreds of school on curriculum, cost, accessibility and resources, Affordable Colleges Online chose SMWC as fourteenth in the nation.

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Great Scott!

For many people the title of “Employee of the Year” is an honor they spend a lifetime working towards. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College alumna Jade Scott snagged the title in less than two years.

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Woods Online psychology program ranked top

Woods Online psychology program ranked top

Affordable Colleges Online lists Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) second in the nation for best online psychology programs. A leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, Affordable Colleges Online has published its new ranking of 2015’s Top Online Psychology Degrees. Schools included offer students the best combination of online program quality, affordability and student support.

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SMWC juniors count down to 93rd annual Ring Day

SMWC juniors count down to 93rd annual Ring Day

As Ring Day gets closer and closer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) juniors gather around a table in O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall and pound on it while chanting a countdown to the big day. Around the room, each Pomeroy who has already earned her ring stands on her chair holding her hand high, showing her ring proudly. This Ring Day Pounding tradition is one way that students show their excitement for the upcoming ceremony.

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Sweet Briar College Students - Aspire Higher at The Woods

Sweet Briar students are invited to aspire higher at The Woods.

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Reflecting on the life of former SMWC trustee, Michael S. Ariens

Former Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) trustee and beloved friend of The Woods, Michael S. Ariens, passed away at age 83 on Saturday, Feb. 28 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

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Indiana high school students present STEM research at SMWC

Indiana high school students present STEM research at SMWC

The cure for cancer, the next big technological advancement, the future’s greatest scientific discovery – any of these could rest within the mind of an Indiana high school student, waiting for the opportunity to be developed. The Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (InJSHS), hosted at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) on March 5-7, 2015, may serve as the first step for participating Indiana high school students in realizing their own potential.

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SMWC alums

SMWC alums "Planting New Seeds" through Week of Service

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) alums serving in their own communities across the nation and the world – that is the vision behind the Week of Service, which will take place April 12-18, 2015. As part of the yearlong celebration of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s 175th anniversary, the National Alumnae/i Association is joining with the College and Sisters of Providence in organizing the Week of Service that will encourage alums to participate in community service projects in their respective areas.

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King Joins Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College President Dottie King, Ph.D., has been appointed to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Board of Directors.

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