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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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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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