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SMWC Chorale and Madrigals present Christmas concert

SMWC Chorale and Madrigals present Christmas concert

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Chorale and Madrigals present their annual Christmas concert on Sun., Dec. 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. This year’s concert is titled “An American Noel” and features choral works originating from various regions of North America.

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SMWC Art Gallery features Faculty Exhibition

SMWC Art Gallery features Faculty Exhibition

“Those who can, do AND teach.” That’s what Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Department Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Rebecca Andrews wants to stress at the Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the 2014-15 academic year. The exhibit will feature work of the department of text and image faculty and will be on display through Dec. 5, 2014.

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SMWC Among Best Online Accounting Degrees

Affordable College Foundation lists Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) among the top ten best online accounting programs. The Foundation, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has published its new ranking of 2015’s Best Online Accounting Degrees.

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Pathways event educates students on philanthropy

Pathways event educates students on philanthropy

Where not-for-profit organizations are concerned, philanthropy makes the world go ‘round. Educating the leaders of tomorrow’s not-for-profits about the importance of philanthropy – that is what Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College achieved in this year’s Pathways in the Helping Professions event.

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Pomeroy candidate for Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Pomeroy candidate for Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship

From 800 resumes and 238 interviews with many highly qualified candidates, the Directors of the Orr Fellowship chose just over 100 finalists. One of those finalists is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) senior, Amanda Payton, the first Pomeroy to have made it this far in the process.

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SMWC honors students rank top at Ethics Bowl

SMWC honors students rank top at Ethics Bowl

The students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) never shy away from being the first or the only. Making history and aspiring higher – it’s pretty much their M.O. So when three SMWC honors students heard about the opportunity to compete in the Ethics Bowl at Marian University, an event they had no previous knowledge of before SMWC Honors Director Kathryn Myers suggested it, of course they tackled it.

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SMWC student places in top 10 at National Leadership Conference

SMWC student places in top 10 at National Leadership Conference

Leadership opportunities – one of the many benefits of attending Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). As a women’s liberal arts college that prides itself on offering a variety of opportunities to gain leadership skills, SMWC encourages students to take advantage of those opportunities. In the case of Bethany Arrigo, senior accounting major at SMWC, what began as a suggestion from her advisor to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) her freshmen year, eventually landed her in the top 10 at National Leadership Conference (NLC) hosted by Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA – PBL).

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SMWC encourages prospective students to apply for top scholarship

SMWC encourages prospective students to apply for top scholarship

In the name of Indiana’s first saint, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is offering two full tuition scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend SMWC in fall 2015. In addition to the full tuition scholarships, SMWC will offer five $17,000 scholarships. The scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the College to aspiring students honoring exceptional leadership and civic engagement.

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SMWC brings foundress to 21st century

Who wouldn’t want to take a selfie with a saint? At least that’s the hope those at SMWC have as they launch a unique social media campaign, which asks alums to take a selfie … with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Pomeroys prepare for first game in new gym

Pomeroys prepare for first game in new gym

It’s a moment that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Athletic Director and Basketball Coach, Deanna Bradley, has been waiting for since the “old gym” on campus closed 14 years ago – the moment in which she will walk the SMWC basketball team from their own locker room to their own home court for a basketball game.

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New resource at SMWC promotes service learning

New resource at SMWC promotes service learning

Students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) routinely put faith into action through numerous community service projects. Community service is embedded into the curriculum and student organizations as a learning strategy to teach civic responsibility. To further advance the role that community service plays in the student experience at The Woods, a new resource is now available – the Service Learning Center.

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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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