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SMWC to lead environmental cleanup

The Sustainability Club at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College enhances the quality of life on campus and in the community with a number of sustainability initiatives. The club invites the Wabash Valley community to join them in its second annual cleanup effort at the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area. It will take place along the west bank of the Wabash River between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute. Operation:Wabashiki is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Woods showing documentary “Sound of Mumbai: The Musical”

The Woods showing documentary “Sound of Mumbai: The Musical”

Music has the power to change lives. This is certainly the hope of the poverty-stricken children in the documentary “The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical.” A showing of the film will be on April 11, 2012, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), in the Cecilian Auditorium, at 7 p.m.

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O’Rourke-Dyer named VP of Advancement at The Woods

O’Rourke-Dyer named VP of Advancement at The Woods

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen O’Rourke-Dyer as vice president for advancement, with responsibility for development, alumnae/i relations and advancement services. She begins her duties on April 2, 2012.

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Jabali Afrika to perform at The Woods

Jabali Afrika to perform at The Woods

Keyna’s afro-rock group, Jabali Afrika, brings a distinctive sound of powerful percussions and big vocal harmonies. They will perform at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Four-Star Series on April 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Cecilian Auditorium.

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A vacation that changes lives: Woods students help children during spring break

SMWC students spent their spring break, March 10-16, 2012, helping New Orleans Head Start teachers by cleaning rooms, monitoring children and setting up activities. They worked one-on-one with children by reading books, supervising play and getting directly involved in their activities.

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Trading vacation for volunteering: SMWC group dives into the tornado cleanup effort for spring break

On March 13 and 15, more than 20 SMWC students, staff and alumnae trekked down to tornado ravaged parts of southern Indiana with donations, supplies and helping hands.

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Rachel Leslie named advancement director

Rachel Leslie named advancement director

In her new role, Leslie will support advancement efforts of the College in alumnae/i relations, annual giving, major and planned giving, grants development, donor stewardship, research, and data management. She will manage comprehensive advancement programs with the goal of increasing philanthropic support.

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$10,000 Pittcon grant expands technology access in SMWC science labs

SMWC is one of 12 schools to receive funding for new technology upgrades in the science labs from the Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon) Memorial National College Grant.

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Four-Star Series presents Vera Bradley

Four-Star Series presents Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley company, a leader in fashionable quilted handbags, luggage and accessories, will be featured at the Four-Star Series at SMWC. Jill Nichols, executive vice president for Vera Bradley, will deliver and engaging presentation on the Vera Bradley story on March 21, 2012. The event is free and open to the public.

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New technology transforms students from beginners to Beethovens

SMWC received a $7000 grant from the Westerman Foundation to upgrade the equipment in the College's music technology lab.

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Future Teachers of America share love of reading

Future Teachers of America share love of reading

Making a difference in the lives of children is what teachers do across the country every day. Future Teachers of America, a student organization at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), shared their love of reading with West Vigo Elementary School by reading “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss.

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Students earn scholarships by exploring computers at an Indiana conference

Inspired by their passion for discovery and technology, ten students from SMWC uncovered a gold mine of information at the Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing (InWIC) conference in Spencer, Ind., on Feb. 10-11, 2012.

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