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STEM conference at The Woods

STEM conference at The Woods

Admit it. Science, math and technology are pretty cool. So, why do only 20 percent of young women, compared to 50 percent of young men, choose STEM majors in college? Research shows that middle school is pivotal time in a girl’s life when it comes to career choices. Unfortunately, it is also at this age that girls begin to lose interest in math and science. For these reasons, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) hosts the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™ (EYH) conference, which nurtures girls’ interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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A New Era of Liberal Arts Produces Top Tier Employees

What do Condoleezza Rice, Johnny Carson, Harrison Ford, and Donald Trump have in common? Here’s a hint: more than seven U.S. presidents also share this trait. Astronaut John Glenn has it, along with the current and former CEOs of Disney, LinkedIn, Sony, General Electric, Southwest Airlines, Wikipedia and Rubbermaid.

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SMWC presents The Lady Victory

SMWC presents The Lady Victory

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Music and Theatre Department proudly presents Ann Folino White’s “The Lady Victory,” Oct. 23-26, 2014, in the Cecilian Auditorium.

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Homecoming 2014 - Get Wild and Aspire Higher

Get Wild and Aspire Higher – that was the theme of this year’s Homecoming celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). Laughter and chatter were heard around the food tent as children played in the kid zone and faculty, staff, students and alums reconnected.

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SMWC shares College Knowledge with West Vigo Middle School

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) shared “College Knowledge” with West Vigo Middle School 7th graders giving them hands-on experiences and valuable interactions that will make a lasting impression as they enter the college preparation and decision-making years. In celebration of College GO! Week, SMWC created learning opportunities and a greater awareness of higher education in four sessions – admission process, career paths, equine and music therapy.

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SMWC students, alums to perform Music and Memories at Homecoming

SMWC students, alums to perform Music and Memories at Homecoming

To celebrate homecoming, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Chorale and Madrigals will present a choral concert titled “Music and Memories” on Sat., Oct. 4, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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SMWC junior conducts research in Amazon rainforest

SMWC junior conducts research in Amazon rainforest

“As the last of the South American dirt is washed off of my rain boots on this dreary day, I am still in awe of everything that has captivated my every moment for the last month. My boots and I tromped through trails riddled with roots, leaf debris, and army ants in the heart of the Amazon, frolicked through the highlands of Floreana and Santa Cruz Islands in the Galapagos with giant tortoises, and soiled the floors of at least seven airports.” While this may sound like the travel writing of a renowned scientist, it is actually the written words of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) junior biology major, Alexandra Sarell, about her study abroad experience in the Amazon rainforest this past summer. And based on her commitment to the scientific research she conducted in the Amazon, she is sure to reach that aforementioned status some day.

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Community collaboration launches Wabash Valley Leadership Institute

Community collaboration launches Wabash Valley Leadership Institute

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) and the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce announce the launch of the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute (WVLI) presented by Duke Energy. As a collaborative effort between the two organizations and with the support of community organizations and sponsors, the purpose of the WVLI is to engage and energize leadership efforts in the Wabash Valley.

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SMWC music therapy professor presents at Dine with a Doc

SMWC music therapy professor presents at Dine with a Doc

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Director of Master’s of Art in Music Therapy, Tracy Richardson presented at Senior Education Ministries, Dine with a Doc – West Terre Haute on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Richardson spoke on the topic of music therapy and wellness/quality of life.

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SMWC hosts Mari Hulman George Thoroughbred Adoption

SMWC hosts Mari Hulman George Thoroughbred Adoption

Thoroughbred track horses await their new homes and second careers, which will be realized at the Mari Hulman George Thoroughbred Adoption at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). Although the adoptable horses from the Mari Hulman George Circle S Ranch are retiring from racing,

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Perfect Melody

Perfect Melody

For Briana Priester, a small “Hello” can be huge. The board certified music therapist experienced a true breakthrough with one of her clients during a traditional weekly session. Asking her client, a young boy with autism, questions about time, colors and his family, Priester began to sing as she continued her questions.

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SMWC moves up in rankings, again

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) moves up the ranks from number 18 to number 16 as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 Edition of Best Colleges.

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