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Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America Coming to Chalon Campus

Catholic Sisters in America Coming to Chalon CampusThis special exhibit reveals the mystery behind a small group of innovative American women who helped shape the nation’s social and cultural landscape. First arriving in America nearly 300 years ago, throughout periods of struggle and controversy, sisters established schools, hospitals and colleges, and provided other social services that have served millions. Through their endearing legacy and persistent vision, the nation’s promise of equality and opportunity continues to be extended to all Americans, regardless of faith, color, nationality or economic status. The exhibit will open in the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery on Sunday, June 19, and close Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. There will be a special faculty/staff preview on Thursday, June 16, from 1 - 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Human Rights Film Festival Screens Documentaries

Campus Ministry  Film Series ContinuesThe documentary film "When Medicine Got it Wrong" will be shown at the Chalon Campus in October as part of the Human Rights Film Festival, sponsored by the Film & Social Justice program. The film will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 7, in William H. Hannon Theater at 1 p.m. Also in October, the film "Food, Inc." will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Hannon Theater.

The Vantage Point Speaker Series Hosts October Event

On Thursday, Oct. 28, The Vantage Point Speaker Series will host Bonnie Hill, a member of a number of high profile boards of directors and the head of her own consultancy dealing in matters of corporate governance and board of director issues. The event, which begins at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center on the Chalon Campus, is sponsored by the Department of Business Administration and the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.

Mount Graduates New Physical Therapists

Mount Graduates New Physical TherapistsOn Saturday, Oct. 9, 23 students will receive their doctor of physical therapy degree from the Mount. The ceremony will be held in The Rose Hills Auditorium on the Doheny Campus. The College developed the doctoral program in 2001, and the first class enrolled in 2002. Since that time, Mount St. Mary's has awarded a total of 116 doctorates.

ISAE Program Receives Federal Grant

Mount St. Mary’s ISAE program (Institute for Student Academic Enrichment) received a 5-year federal grant from the Department of Education for $1.5 million in August. The program will support 225 first-generation/low-income traditional undergraduate students, providing services to help them successfully graduate from the baccalaureate program.  Services include academic planning and support, assistance with career and financial planning, and cultural enrichment events. The ISAE program began in 1988.

Enterprise Rental Program Offers Discount to Mount Employees

Did you know that as a Mount employee, you can receive a rental discount on most vehicles from Enterprise? In order to take advantage of the discount, just simply present your college I.D. and provide the Mount St. Mary's discount code. This offer is good at all Enterprise locations.

Campus Ministry Film Series Continues

Campus Ministry Film Series ContinuesThis month, The Big Picture: Documentary Series for Faith and Culture continues on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in The Rose Hills Auditorium on the Doheny Campus. The free series is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry’s Ecclesia program and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Religion and Spirituality. This is the second film in a year-round documentary exhibition focusing on religion and spirituality, cultural heritage, social teaching and justice. Monthly screenings will include opportunities to converse with featured documentarians and filmmakers, as well as local cinema and theology scholars. Films will be shown on the first Tuesday of each month.

Mount Hosts Scholar for Annual Religion Lecture

Mount St. Mary's will host Riffat Hassan, professor emeritas of religious studies at the University of Louisville, for the 8th Annual Patricia A. Reif Memorial Lecture. Hassan will speak on, "My Journey as a Muslim Woman: From Theologian to Activist," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Donohue Center at the Doheny Campus. The lecture is sponsored by Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion, the Immaculate Heart Community and Mount St. Mary's College's religious studies department and graduate dean.

Doheny's Haunted Campus Welcomes Community

Doheny's Haunted Campus Welcomes CommunityThe Mount's annual Haunted Campus will take place on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Doheny Campus from 6-8 p.m. More than 5,000 families from surrounding communities are expected to enjoy a night of safe trick-or-treating along historic Chester Place. To help the Mount meet the goal of distributing 13,000 pounds of candy at the event, drop off your donation in one of the decorated Halloween boxes around campus, or in the Student Affairs office beginning Friday, Oct. 1.

Updates & Accolades Updates & Accolades

Education Professor Publishes in Journal

Sylvia Bagley, assistant professor and the Fritz Burns Endowed Chair of Education, published an article, "Students, Teachers, and Assessment in Social School: Relational Models Theory (RMT) in the Field of Education," in the Australian Educational Researcher in April.

DPT Faculty Member Publishes Article

Alan Lee, associate professor of physical therapy, published an article, "Telehealth: PTs healing the world," in PT in Motion in May.

Biology Professor Co-authors Book Chapter

Stacey Peterson, assistant professor of biological sciences, co-authored a chapter, "LRP: A Nucleoid-associated Protein With Gene Regulatory Functions," in "Bacterial Chromatin," published in January by Springer.

Mathematics Professor Authors Paper

Michele Starkey, assistant professor of mathematics, published an article, "Using a Structured Instrument to Improve the Mathematical Confidence Levels of Female College Students," in the Journal of Mathematics Education in June.

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