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175th Commencement at The Woods

175th Commencement at The Woods

On Sat., May 3, 2014, seventy-six Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) students walked across the stage of Cecilian Auditorium with pride in their success and achievement. At The Woods, these campus, graduate, and Woods Online students have been empowered to lead with confidence in their community. They will forever be Woods women, and they will always aspire higher.

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1978 Graduate of the Woods receives Distinguished Alumna Award

1978 Graduate of the Woods receives Distinguished Alumna Award

Each year, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) honors one of its alumnae during commencement with the Distinguished Alumna Award. The award both honors the recipient and celebrates the prestige her accomplishments bring to the College. It is the highest honor the College bestows upon a graduate in recognition of her noteworthy achievements and valuable professional and personal contributions. During the SMWC commencement ceremony on Sat., May 3, the title of 2014 Distinguished Alumna was awarded to Cindy Hux Martin, 1978 graduate of The Woods.

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Woods Online accounting program ranked top 20

Woods Online accounting program ranked top 20

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is listed among the best online accounting programs for the 2014 academic year according to BestColleges.com.

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SMWC senior develops first of its kind - interactive drum table for therapeutic settings

SMWC senior develops first of its kind - interactive drum table for therapeutic settings

When you hear a song, you tap your foot, maybe even bob your head a little or play a drum solo with your hands. We carry out these actions without even thinking about it because we are so in tune with the beat of the music. Rhythm is an essential element in music and is at the core of many of the methods used in music therapy. So when Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) senior music therapy major, Sherry Bube, saw a drum table at the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum in Seattle, Wash., the idea for her senior project was born.

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Making horses dance

Making horses dance

It’s nearly unbelievable - a 21-year-old petite blonde, standing just a hair over 5’5, moving a thick-necked horse that weighs more than 1,000 lbs. backwards across an arena.

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Celebrating Faculty Excellence

Celebrating Faculty Excellence

From its inception, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has been a distinctive institution, driven by a focus on academic integrity and student success. At SMWC, faculty play a critical role in engaging students in meaningful learning activities and supporting their academic and social needs.

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SMWC International Ring Day - a reminder of time spent abroad

SMWC International Ring Day - a reminder of time spent abroad

A year can make a big difference, especially when it is a year spent in a foreign country. For international students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), International Ring Day is a culmination of their journey at The Woods. It is a ceremony of reflection, friendship, gratitude and accomplishment. Bittersweet sentiments are in their hearts as they realize how much the experience meant to them as their time at The Woods is coming to an end.

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SMWC Chorale and Madrigals spring concert

SMWC Chorale and Madrigals spring concert

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Chorale and Madrigals will present the annual spring concert on Sun., April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. This year’s program, “Still I Rise: Celebrating the Strength and Wisdom of Women,” features music that celebrates women including pieces composed by popular young female composers and features female poets.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship recipients announced

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship recipients announced

Intelligent, accomplished, curious, kind – all qualities that make exceptional candidates for the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship, the most prestigious award at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), named after the College’s foundress. More than that, however, the winners have already taken steps in life to aspire higher and become effective leaders, proficient learners and valued contributors to the community. It is with these qualities in mind that seven students were chosen – two who will receive full-tuition scholarships and five who will received $17,000 scholarships, all renewable for four years.

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Summer Camps at The Woods

Summer Camps at The Woods

Learn leadership skills, make new friends, discover new interests and build self-esteem – those are the goals that the summer camps at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) have for children. SMWC offers a range of day and overnight camps, for boys and girls grades K-12, designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities.

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SMWC Celebrates 175th Commencement

SMWC Celebrates 175th Commencement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) celebrates its 175th commencement on May 3, 2014. The traditional baccalaureate mass begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Immaculate Conception.

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SMWC Western Team is Region's Best

SMWC Western Team is Region's Best

The cliché “hard work pays off” rang true this season for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) western team. On March 7, 2014, the team was crowned IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) regional champions for Region 7, Zone 1.

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