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2015 Winter Commencement

2015 Winter Commencement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) celebrated its 178th commencement on Saturday, December 12, 2015. A total of 66 graduates from 14 different states walked in the ceremony – 27 with bachelor’s degrees and 39 with master’s degrees. Winter commencement includes students who have graduated from May through December 2015 and also students who are candidates for graduation later in the spring.

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Pinning ceremony honors nursing graduates

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SMWC music therapy professor and student work with special needs children

SMWC music therapy professor and student work with special needs children

You’ve heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” Imagine the good that can be done by four heads coming together for a collaboration to benefit special needs children. That’s what happened between three professors and the director of the Community School of the Arts when they developed “Literacy and Music: For Life!” – a program that fused music therapy and occupational therapy to help children with special needs work toward communication, writing and social interaction goals, including handwriting and letter identification.

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SMWC Leadership Summit empowers students to break barriers

SMWC Leadership Summit empowers students to break barriers

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) students are known for aspiring higher, reaching for more, breaking the barriers. And that’s exactly what the 5th annual Leadership Summit, hosted by SMWC Student Senate, focused on this year – “Breaking the Barrier: Men and Women in the Workplace.” With an emphasis on women’s leadership, the Leadership Summit explores topics to cultivate students into leaders with confidence.

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MLD grad becomes university president

MLD grad becomes university president

Since completing the Master of Leadership Development (MLD) program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in 2009, Jayson Boyers has had three career advancements. Most recently, Boyers was named the president of Cleary University in Michigan. Boyers became the tenth president in Cleary University’s 132-year history on October 1, 2015.

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SMWC's inaugural WoodsGivingDay huge success

SMWC's inaugural WoodsGivingDay huge success

Voices expressing thanks, the chattering of donations, popcorn popping, cheers erupting as the total count continued to rise – these were the sounds in the WoodsGivingDay command center, or the Ariens Atrium of the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) campus. SMWC held its inaugural WoodsGivingDay on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015 and raised $48,712 in 24 hours. A phoneathon, social media hashtag campaign and on-campus activities all contributed to the success of the day.

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SMWC adds intensive English program and international student office

SMWC adds intensive English program and international student office

An intensive English program not only provides high-quality language instruction to international students, but it also enables those students to adjust to the expectations of American higher education in the hopes that they will pursue a degree in the United States. Prepared to assist the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) students, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is proud to announce the return of the English Language Institute (ELI).

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Professor receives Indiana Arts Commission grant

John McIntyre, professor of music at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has yet another opportunity to do just that while inspiring other musicians.

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SMWC education majors explore urban schools in Indy

SMWC education majors explore urban schools in Indy

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) education majors gained valuable insight into the world of education in urban schools through a two-day field trip. As part of the Field Experience I: Urban Education course at SMWC, future teachers had the opportunity to explore four schools in Indianapolis: St. Mary’s Child Center, Carl Wilde School 79, Beth-EL-Zedeck Early Childhood Center and Theodore Potter School 74.

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SMWC and Ivy Tech Announce New Partnership Agreement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) and Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley announced today a restructure of their transfer pathway agreement.

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SMWC offers two full-tuition scholarships

SMWC offers two full-tuition scholarships

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) offers its most prestigious scholarship in the form of two full tuition scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend SMWC in fall 2016. In addition to the full tuition scholarships, SMWC will offer five $17,000 scholarships.

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Master of Leadership Development alums recognized in 12 Under 40 award ceremony

Master of Leadership Development alums recognized in 12 Under 40 award ceremony

Leading by example and making a difference in their current positions and communities, four Master of Leadership Development (MLD) graduates of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) were honored. For the inaugural year of the 12 Under 40 awards, young leaders in the Wabash Valley were recognized at an award banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Among the twelve honored were MLD alums, Brandon Halleck, Rachel Leslie, Stephanie Pence and Susan Turner.

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