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Staff recognized for outstanding service and excellence

Staff recognized for outstanding service and excellence

On Staff Appreciation Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) community recognized the work of the staff and their accomplishments throughout the past year. President Dottie King, Ph.D., presented two staff members with awards at the ceremony:

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SMWC exceeds Woods Fund goal

SMWC exceeds Woods Fund goal

As the 2014-15 fiscal year comes to an end, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College proudly announces that the Woods Fund goal has been met for the first time since the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The College surpassed its goal of $950,000 and raised $980,177.35.

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Price receives alum award for purpose, devotion and leadership

Price receives alum award for purpose, devotion and leadership

“The Louisville community would be poorer without the gifts that Maria selflessly shares,” reads one of the nomination letters that contributed to Maria Price, of Louisville, Ky., receiving the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Award.

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Dahm receives alum award for service

Dahm receives alum award for service

“It has been said that if the Lord had had Dee Dee Dahm working with Him, it would not have taken seven days to create the world,” reads one of the nomination letters that contributed to Mary Dolores “Dee Dee” Mahoney Dahm, of Fort Wayne, Ind., receiving the Frances Murphy Rumely Award.

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SMWC alum brings Week of Service to St. Roch

SMWC alum brings Week of Service to St. Roch

“We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.” These are the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Indiana’s first saint and the foundress of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). As Veronica “Roni” O’Connor, of Indianapolis, Ind., reflected on everything her team of over 25 SMWC alums accomplished with students at St. Roch Catholic Church and School during SMWC’s Week of Service, this quote resonated with her.

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Reunion 2015 Highlights

Reunion Weekend at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a time for alums to reconnect, not only with each other, but also with their alma mater. It is a coming together filled with laughter, tears of joy, nostalgia, stories, friendships and new connections.

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Woods Week of Service goes global

Woods Week of Service goes global

From April 12-18, 2015, dozens of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (SMWC) alumnae/i honored their foundress’s words with a worldwide event unlike any other.

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Finding an

Finding an "Artist Identity"

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) campus is growing a little larger this month as 110 students and ten faculty members arrive for June Intensive course sessions as part of the Master of Arts in Art Therapy (MAAT) program.

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SMWC makes coed decision

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to become fully coeducational at its May 1, 2015, meeting. The board has been in intensive deliberations about coeducation for a year

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SMWC Launches Nursing

SMWC nursing program broadens its impact on the healthcare industry by preparing the next generation of caring, professional nurses. Applications are now being accepted for August 2015.

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A New Chapter

At 63 years old, Cindy Ely never thought she would have a publicist. But then again, she never thought she would be a published author either.

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SMWC announces Dr. Theresa L. Gioannini Endowment for Women in Science, awards student Gioannini Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SMWC announces Dr. Theresa L. Gioannini Endowment for Women in Science, awards student Gioannini Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) announced its first endowed fellowship for undergraduate research honoring the life of Theresa L. Gioannini, Ph.D., scientist, teacher and 1971 Woods graduate. Gioannini passed away in January 2014. Through the generosity and love for his wife, Jerry Weiss, Ph.D., established the Gioannini Endowment for Women in Science. With this endowment, SMWC is able to offer a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Gioannini's memory.

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