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Educating Our Students, Faculty and Staff

Educationg our Faculty and StaffThe Mount will begin its Fall 2010 semester on Monday, Aug. 23. A number of initiatives have been undertaken with our students, faculty and staff to educate them about safe and respectful driving in the neighborhood. These include:

  • Restriping the exit from the campus to make it clear that anyone leaving from the campus will need to turn right.
  • Upgrading the camera at the exit to the College to work on a real-time basis, versus a tape-delay basis, in order to monitor compliance with right turns when exiting the campus.
  • Not allowing incoming resident freshmen to bring cars onto campus.
  • Encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the shuttles when traveling between the Doheny and Chalon campuses.
  • Securing a total of 30 parking spaces at the Getty Center for staff and faculty. A shuttle will take those individuals to the campus. The parking/shuttle stop at the Getty means that the campus will be more accessible to those individuals who want to take public transportation to the Chalon campus.
  • Adding incentives for carpoolers, including reduced parking rates and better parking spaces.

Continuing Education Efforts

During the summer, presentations were made at Orientation to all incoming freshmen about safe and respectful driving within the neighborhood. Reminders are given each month at the "Commuter Cafe" events for non-resident students. Presentations will be given to all nursing students at events throughout September and October.

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Founders Week Activities and Mount Alum Day

Founders Week Activities and Mount Alum DayThis year Alumnae Relations is hosting the inaugural Founders Week leading up to Mount Alum Day (formerly Homecoming), which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9. Events include: Alumnae Mass, Mount Spirit Day, Mount Treasure Hunt, MSMC Birthday Celebration and Day of Lace — the History of the CSJs, and more. Activities will be held on both campuses. For more information, contact Alumnae Relations at 213. 477. 2767.

Business Dept. Faculty Member Named 'Educator of the Year'

Anne Rigone, instructor of business administration, received the 2101 Educator of the Year Award in July from INROADS, an organization that develops and places high performing minority students in corporate internships. Nominated by her students, Rigone received the award for the Southwest Region, competing against faculty finalists from the University of Southern California; California State University, Northridge; and Loyola Marymount University.

Philosophy Professor Nationally Quoted on Gardening

Pink Angel TrumpetGardening is more than a casual hobby for Wanda Teays. The versatile chair of the philosophy department has gained national recognition as an expert on the gardening topic du jour. This spring, Teays appeared in more than 30 newspapers from Detroit to Florida after an interview with an Associated Press reporter. Teays talked about how to cope when leaving behind a beloved garden. Shown here is a photo of a pink angel trumpet from Teays' garden.

College Named to President's Honor Roll

For the second consecutive year, Mount St. Mary’s College has been honored with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the greater Los Angeles community. Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement

Mount St. Mary's College Mission

Mount St. Mary's College offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body. As a Catholic college primarily for women, we are dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.