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Educating Tomorrow’s Media Today

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Administered by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program funds an incredible summer immersion opportunity for a select six academic professors (one being our very own Dr. Laveda Peterlin, digital [...]

Assistant Professor Delivers Keynote at STEMMY Awards

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

University of Saint Mary Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Health Information Management (HIM) April Boyd-Noronha delivered the keynote at the Central Exchange (CX) fifth annual STEMMy Awards. The event celebrates Kansas City’s 24 percent of women contributing every [...]

Scrub Camp at University of Saint Mary

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

What a turnout for USM’s first-ever health care career day! Scrub Camp brought 80 high school students to campus for a hands-on day dedicated to exploring all the health care career possibilities here at USM … and beyond! The group heard tips from experts about making it in the ever-changing [...]

Up For A Challenge?

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saint Marians rarely back down from a challenge. In true Saint Mary fashion, we’ve taken on a $300,000 Mabee Grant Challenge supporting the transformation of De Paul Library into the Archbishop James Keleher Learning Commons (a space centered on instructor-to-student engagement, peer-to-peer [...]

Safe Haven for Monarchs

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Monarchs—the beautiful bright orange and black butterflies. The not-so-beautiful news: They’re endangered. The butterflies feed on nectar from many different plants, but the caterpillars only eat milkweed. PROBLEM: Milkweed is being destroyed through urbanization, industrialization, and [...]

Varsity eSports Launches At Saint Mary

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Competitive gaming—electronic sports played on computers and consoles—is a huge and growing interest among Americans. In 2018, two-thirds of people over the age of 13 claimed to be gamers, according to Nielsen. From coast to coast, colleges of every size are launching teams and building eSport [...]

Success in the Sciences

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saint Mary is an anomaly to right- or left- brain dominance theory—we’re strong in every subject, from history to accounting, art to biology. And though the strength of the humanities will always be important (as our commitment to the liberal arts is very much alive), our strength in the [...]

Researching With the Best of the Best

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dr. Masa Watanabe, along with two bright USM chemistry scholars, Branden Sánchez and Zach Douglas, had the opportunity to participate in the highly-competitive U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program in Berkeley, Calif., this summer. For 10 weeks, the group worked alongside some [...]

Giving to the Next Generation of Scientists

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Science, Saint Mary, and Cindy Kane, C’84—the perfect trifecta! From experimenting alongside Sr. Susan Chase to questioning concepts and outcomes with Sr. Mary O’Rourke, Cindy has always been fascinated with science, and ever-so grateful to Saint Mary faculty for inspiring her to search for [...]

Teaching With an Impact

June 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Justin Bode, U’05 teaches a lesson on dissection … and life to Leavenworth High’s Honors Anatomy students. Used to standing in front a classroom of students, two alumni, Justin Bode, U’05, and Brenden (BJ) Olesen, U’16, proved to be an inspiration to not just high schoolers, [...]