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Lilly Endowment Awards $1 Million to SMWC for Nursing Degree Program

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College a $1 million grant through its Initiative to Promote Opportunities through Educational Collaborations. The Woods will use grant funds to build upon the success of its academic programs and develop a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that will help meet critical needs for nurses, healthcare professionals and leaders in the healthcare industry in the state. Grant funds will support startup costs for curriculum development, faculty, science labs, and the development of a RN to BSN completion program.

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SMWC Celebrates 174th Commencement

SMWC Celebrates 174th Commencement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) celebrates its 174th commencement on Dec. 14, 2013. The traditional baccalaureate mass begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The commencement ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Cecilian Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music. An estimated 60 students are expected to graduate in the ceremony.

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President King encourages women to

President King encourages women to "Lean In"

Discussions and open dialogue about common experiences and controversial ideas – that is what Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) President Dottie King, Ph.D., hopes to initiate with “The Presidential Read.” As a new program this year, “The Presidential Read” is designed to promote continued learning and leadership by encouraging current students to engage in an educational opportunity outside of the typical classroom environment.

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SMWC breaks ground on new sports and recreation center

SMWC breaks ground on new sports and recreation center

Shovels entered the ground on Dec. 3, 2013, on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) campus as a decade-long vision of the new sports and recreation center was finally coming to fruition. Over 300 students, staff, faculty, alums and friends gathered at the site of the future building as SMWC President Dottie King, Ph.D., spoke about the Pomeroy Pride campaign and thanked all of those who contributed to the success.

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Better Health Wabash Valley Receives Funding for Pomeroy Wellness Program

The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Foundation for “Pomeroy Wellness Program: A Heart Healthy Model for Better Health in the Wabash Valley,” a collaborative project in support of its Better Health Wabash Valley initiative.

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SMWC Professor Kathryn Myers Becomes Author

SMWC Professor Kathryn Myers Becomes Author

When Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Associate Professor of Paralegal Studies, Kathryn Myers, saw a gap in the available learning materials for her field, she decided to do something about it. Myers recently became an author when she wrote three books about legal research, writing and analysis.

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SMWC receives $100,000 from Charles E. Schell Foundation

SMWC receives $100,000 from Charles E. Schell Foundation

The Charles E. Schell Foundation for Education recently awarded Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) a grant to fund the Charles E. Schell Foundation Legacy Loan Program.

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SMWC ranks among best colleges for veterans

“U.S. News & World Report” recognizes Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in its inaugural issue of Best Colleges for Veterans. SMWC ranks sixth for Best Regional Colleges (Midwest) for helping veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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SMWC campus ministry makes a difference

SMWC campus ministry makes a difference

When new campus minister, Andrea Beyke, drove through the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods gates for the first time, she knew she was home. Beyke immediately recognized the feeling of calm surrounding the campus.

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SMWC Volunteers Make Clay Bowls for Fundraiser

SMWC Volunteers Make Clay Bowls for Fundraiser

Within a three-hour timespan, over 20 people had gathered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to give their time and creative energy to benefit the 4th annual Soup Bowl Benefit of the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank.

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SMWC sponsors the

SMWC sponsors the "Give-a-Book" program

Give-a-Book is a program that puts a personalized book in the hands of kindergarteners at a local elementary school. This year, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was one of the sponsors of this wonderful program that encourages students to read by making them the star of the book.

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SMWC sponsors Lt. Governor’s Leadership Luncheon to benefit the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

SMWC sponsors Lt. Governor’s Leadership Luncheon to benefit the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Girl Scouts of Central Indiana initiated their partnership through the Lt. Governor’s Leadership Luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis on Tuesday, November 13, 2013. SMWC sponsored the luncheon, which honored Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

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