View From The Spire

Sister Diane Steele Celebrates 15 Years as President

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

“We are blessed to have such an incredible leader to learn from and be inspired by, and we look forward to all that’s to come.” Since 2001, Sister Diane Steele has led USM as president—providing exemplary leadership to the ever-growing and nationally-recognized university. Under her [...]

CHAIR-ished Memories

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Orange, yellow, and teal—decades of memories sit in these beloved chairs. As USM renovates and modernizes Saint Joseph Dining Hall, you have the opportunity to bring Saint Mary home. Reserve Your Seat Choose your chair color(s)—dependent on availability. Each chair costs $50 and supports the [...]

Celebrate the Sisters of Charity Jubliarians

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

– 75 Years – Sr. Michael Blossom, C’58 Sr. Mary Lillian Landauer, C’44 Sr. Kathryn O’Neill, C’44 – 70 Years – Sr. Mary Loretta Beier, C’61 Sr. Mary Ellen Beyhan, C’55 Sr. Regina Deitchman, C’50 Sr. Margaret Marie Mitchell, C’48 Sr. Mary Bridget Mullen, C’48 [...]

The IRA Charitable Rollover: The Law of the Land

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

For those of you with IRAs who are at least age 70 1/2, an opportunity under federal legislation allows you to redirect your Minimum Required Distribution (MRD) and up to $100,000 of your IRA to charity each year. It is a great opportunity to fulfill your annual contribution, make a much-needed [...]

Saint Joseph Got a Spring Makeover!

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

You won’t even recognize Saint Joseph Dining Hall. The construction team worked nonstop over Spring Break to create an amazing new place for students and the university family to enjoy every meal. Inaugural Meal Served: Monday, March 14 7 [...]

10 Things We Love +1

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

1. Celebrating Sisterhood! USM and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week March 14-18. Focused on the religious community’s legacy of social justice, De Paul Library exhibited a display capturing the SCL history and their ministries of social justice [...]

10 Things We Love

December 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

1. Van the Man. Van Ibsen, director of the University of Saint Mary theatre program and a USM stalwart for 35 years, has been named recipient of the Kansas Independent College Association’s (KICA) Faculty of Distinction award—celebrating excellence and achievement among faculty at the 18 [...]

Sr. Sue Miller Honored at KC Holiday Luncheon

December 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Kansas City Alumni Council hosted a holiday luncheon at Grand Street Café on Sunday, Nov. 15 for alumni, friends, and their guests to celebrate the festive season, enjoy great food, and connect with one another. This year was extra special, as the council honored one of Saint Mary’s finest: [...]