100.1 miles. That’s how many miles I biked this past weekend. On Saturday morning I met up with three St. Mary’s alums for our weekend biking extravaganza. We met at 10am near the Kennedy Center in DC. Let me back up, we were supposed to meet at 10am. After living with Tom for two years [...]
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My name is Ben Toll and I’m a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland as well as an Assistant Director of Admission. Throughout the year I’ll be blogging about the college application process as well as providing news about St. Mary’s. If you would like me to talk about something specifically, simply shoot me a comment and I’ll either answer your comment or devote a whole blog entry to your suggestion.
Last month I wrote about how part of the new core curriculum at St. Mary’s is “experiencing the liberal arts in the real world.” This requirement may be met in a variety of ways including study abroad, an independent study with a community focus, an experiential learning course, or an internship. When considering an internship, [...]
St. Mary’s College of Maryland junior Sophia Traven is getting first-hand knowledge of the spaceflight program this summer. Traven is one of 18 students selected nationwide to work with scientists at NASA through a National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) internship. Traven, a biology major and aspiring astronaut, is assigned to the Neuroscience Laboratory at [...]
As you may know, part of the new core curriculum at St. Mary’s is “experiencing the liberal arts in the real world.” The goal for students as they complete this final element of the Core Curriculum is to bridge the gap between their college courses and the world beyond. By applying their developing knowledge base [...]
In 1981 Sherrie Bailey graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in human development. This spring she was selected by Governor O’Malley and installed as Baltimore County’s newest Circuit Court Judge. Bailey attended law school at the University of Notre Dame and worked for 22 years in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s [...]
It’s summer time! Grab a bottle of water, you sunscreen, shorts, a t-shirt, and of course your trusty trowel, shovel, and screen. Wait a minute, that can’t be right! For students working with SMCM professor Julia King, the summer is spent in Charles County’s Zekiah Swamp in search of Governor Charles Calvert’s summer house from [...]
So in case you get bored on Saturday morning, we’ve found the solution. This weekend, college sports channel ESPNU will feature the 2009 ICSA/GILL Co-ed National Dinghy Sailing Championship won by St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) when it took place at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco on June 3. The race dates [...]
From Jan Harley of Media Pro International – San Francisco, Calif. (June 2, 2009) – All the pieces were in place today for an exciting finale to determine the 2009 ICSA/Gill National Championship on San Francisco Bay, from warmer air and sea conditions, to good breeze, to a close contest between the two frontrunners for [...]
Ever wonder what topic you might pick to study for your St. Mary’s Project? Check out this video from WBAL Channel 11 in Baltimore to learn how 2009 St. Mary’s graduate Bonnie McCubbin discovered the identity of the possible arsonist of Cokesbury College 200 years ago as part of her SMP. After graduating Bonnie will [...]
Class of 2009 graduates Monica Kim and Kalada Nemieboka have their post-graduation plans confirmed: each will be working overseas thanks to a Fulbright grant. Kim will go to Taiwan on an English teaching assistantship; Nemieboka to Indonesia to teach political science. They will be joined by Clare Zuraw ’05, who will go to Bosnia and Herzegovina on an [...]