News from Nairobi

News from Nairobi

By James Chege, librarian. The first semester of the new academic year 2013-14 began on Sept. 13 at Saint Mary’s campus in Nairobi, Kenya. Director of the Maryknoll Institute for African Studies (MIASMU) Father Michael Kirwen gave a welcoming address to the new...
Emphasis on excellence in teaching

Emphasis on excellence in teaching

  Teaching excellence is important at any university, but Saint Mary’s University takes many necessary steps to ensure it. One way is through ongoing professional development. Recently faculty members with the graduate schools came together for professional...
Campus Ministry hosts outdoor retreat

Campus Ministry hosts outdoor retreat

  Twelve people attended the Outdoor Retreat Sept. 20-21, facilitated by Campus Ministry.  The retreat focused on enjoying the outdoors and discovering how a spiritual life may be called to environmental stewardship.  Participants hiked, canoed and camped at Perrot...
Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

  In remembrance of the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a ceremony followed the daily Mass on campus. Members of the SMU community gathered around the Peace Pole in remembrance and in prayer. American flags were placed around the Peace...
Theatre and Dance students enjoy outing

Theatre and Dance students enjoy outing

  The Department of Theatre and Dance conducted its fifth annual Secret Rendezvous welcoming incoming majors and minors last week. The outing involved a trip to LARK Toys, where they rode the carousel, enjoyed treats and mini-golfed. Caption: Freshman Joseph Lozano...
Students clean up river

Students clean up river

  Saint Mary’s students participated in the 33rd annual river cleanup Sept. 7 at Latsch Island. About 35 students, two faculty members and a campus minister were in attendance. The student groups were from the Biology Club and Volunteer Mentors. SMU students picked up...