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Kniola signs letter of intent with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Longtime defensive standout Katy Kniola from Michigan City, Indiana, signed a letter of intent to accept a soccer scholarship at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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Nationally renowned bee expert makes his mark on the Wabash Valley as a new SMWC professor

Robert Jean, Ph.D., a nationally renowned bee expert, is the newest addition to SMWC’s Department of Sciences and Mathematics.

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SMWC presents "The Sound of Music"

This spring, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College comes alive with the sound of music as the Department of Music and Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, “The Sound of Music”, March 1-4, 2012.

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SMWC’s Computer Information Systems major prepares leaders for uncharted careers

SMWC’s Computer Information Systems major prepares leaders for uncharted careers

SMWC's computer information systems (CIS) program, previously offered only to Woods Online students, will now offer campus students opportunities to develop their skills and talents in the dynamic world of computers.

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Rebecca Latta signs letter of intent with SMWC

Terre Haute South High School senior outfielder Rebecca Latta signed a letter of intent to play softball at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

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SMWC crowned Western Equestrian Champions

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Western Equestrian team closed out their regular season in style by winning the Zone 7, Region 1 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Regional Championship on Jan. 28-29, 2012. SMWC’s riders swept the competition, including Ball State University, Butler University, Eastern Illinois University, Indiana University, Parkland College, Purdue University, Purdue-Calumet University, St. Mary's College (Notre Dame) and University of Illinois, all teams from the region or Division I programs.

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Student Leadership Summit

On Jan. 21, 2012, SMWC students explored creative and diverse leadership tactics in the first annual student leadership summit. Kimberly LaGrange of Prime Resources, Inc., gave the keynote address.

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Inspirational author to speak at Four-Star Series

Inspirational author to speak at Four-Star Series

Inspirational Muslim speaker, author and life coach, Zohra Sarwari will educate others about diversity using humor and personal experiences that leave audiences transformed at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Four-Star Series. Sarwari will present “Are Muslim Women Oppressed?” on February 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Cecilian Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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MLK Day of Service

To commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College teams up with Indiana State University to serve Wabash Valley nonprofit agencies on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, for the MLK Day of Service. Student volunteers will lend a helping hand to support local community agencies in their missions.

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Amanda Loebker signs letter of intent with SMWC

Amanda Loebker signs letter of intent with SMWC

Amanda Loebker, one of the most sought after soccer athletes in the Wabash Valley, signed a National Letter of Intent with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. Loebke, a three-year varsity starter and team captain for two years with a long list of honors and accomplishments, has twice been named to the All-Conference team in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference. Those choices were topped in her senior year by her selection as a Second Team All-State Player and an Indiana Soccer Coaches’ Association Top Team Player. Her speed, technical ability, and composure in front of the goal make her a prime college prospect. She netted 16 goals in her senior season, including the regular-season game winner against Terre Haute South, and will make an immediate impact in the Pomeroy attack. Loebker also brings the kind of work ethic and citizenship that are valued so highly at the Woods. She has served as an assistant youth coach, has volunteered at Ryves Hall, and has been a three-year member of the Astra Club. She has maintained a 3.0 grade point average and currently intends to study Education at the Woods. Well-known as one of most intense, committed players in the area, she follows other great talents from Terre Haute North like Lauren Sullivan and Erin Pugh who were central to building a Pomeroy team that could make runs at the USCAA national championship. Coach Mike Aycock sees Loebker as a key ingredient for a new Pomeroy side. “Amanda is a special player in the attacking part of the field,” he said. “She has speed, creativity, and the composure to finish well and be dangerous as a target player. I have no doubt that her abilities will change some of the things we can do going forward.”

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SMWC partners with State Department to increase STEM students

SMWC partners with State Department to increase STEM students

Despite the growing number of women with college degrees, only 25 percent of these degrees are earned in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a leader in women’s education for nearly two centuries, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) recognizes the global need to make women more visible in these careers. By joining the international initiative, NeXXt Scholars, SMWC will provide young women from predominantly Muslim countries opportunities to earn STEM-related undergraduate degrees from U.S. women’s colleges.

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SMWC professor elected President of the Great Lakes region of the American Music Therapy Association

SMWC professor elected President of the Great Lakes region of the American Music Therapy Association

Tracy Richardson, Ph.D., MT-BC, SMWC associate professor of music therapy and director of the Master of Arts in Music Therapy program, takes music therapy to a national level.

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