News from Nairobi

News from Nairobi

By James Chege Librarian Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Editor: Father Michael C. Kirwen, Director Three-week Immersion Program The first Immersion program of the 2013-014 academic year at the Maryknoll institute of African studies began May 20 with an...
Students research East African medical options

Students research East African medical options

Rehabilitating from major surgery is challenging in itself. Now imagine the same process, but in an unfamiliar cultural setting with unfamiliar foods and experiences. This can be frustrating, to say the least. Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis is exploring...
Making sunny connections on the court

Making sunny connections on the court

It’s just a typical day at the office when Walter Mannino ’09 arranges a special high-five, a coveted autograph, or a prime spot on the warm-up bench. But to the clients he represents as an account experience specialist with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, it’s a memory...
Dr. Jim Towers retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Jim Towers retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Jim Towers has made a career of educating students and educating educators. He’s shared his passion for learning with students around the globe. His first teaching job after college was at a high school in the Australian outback — the wayoutback. In fact, he...
GIS business thrives with Saint Mary’s alumni

GIS business thrives with Saint Mary’s alumni

Mark Packard M’97 knew where to look for expertise in 2006 when the geographic information systems (GIS) department of an environmental consulting company he worked for spun off into its own company, ddms. Having earned his Master’s of Science in Geographic...