Reunion weekend draws 450

Reunion weekend draws 450

A full weekend of activities drew 450 alumni and family during Reunion Weekend June 20-22. The energy from the weekend was high, and alumni were thankful for the opportunity to connect with each other and with the university. Attendees came from across the United...
Schmidt gains research experience at Gundersen

Schmidt gains research experience at Gundersen

Senior biology major Bethany Schmidt spent her summer working on potentially breakthrough cancer research at Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Kabara Cancer Research Institute in La Crosse, Wis. In what will become a yearly academic collaboration between the two...
A bright future in lighting

A bright future in lighting

John “J.M.” Montecalvo ’09 always knew he wanted to be in the movies. There was just one problem: getting up the nerve to audition. “In high school, I was too scared to audition for plays so I told my dad I auditioned and didn’t get in,” he said. “I was lying, and my...
Students visit England for a literary fortnight

Students visit England for a literary fortnight

In a whirlwind tour of England May 26-June 9, 11 Saint Mary’s students were able to walk in the footsteps of authors whose works they’ve read in class. Highlights from the trip included going to Lyme-Regis to visit the home of John Fowles, the author of The French...
Dancer given rare chance to work with Riverdance

Dancer given rare chance to work with Riverdance

Hannah Schwarze ’15 of St. Paul was able to high-step her way through Riverdance choreography this past fall as part of Saint Mary’s London Study Abroad Program. While the other students trained at Ireland’s Gaiety School of Acting, Schwarze — who has been Irish...