22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM Family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Joining the SMCM Family

22 majors in the liberal arts and sciences + a master of arts in teaching degree

Hawktoberfest 2012

Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend 2013 Schedule

Friday, October 4th, 2013

7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start*Golf Tournament at Cedar Point Golf Course, Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Cedar Point Golf Course is located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is regarded as one of the best courses in Southern Maryland. Each golfer will enjoy 18 holes of golf, an all-inclusive beverage program, gift bag, lunch at the club house and great prizes. The cost per golfer is $100 (adult foursome is $400) and only $50 for current St. Mary’s College students. For more information on this outing, contact the Alumni Office at 240-895-4280.  Pre-registration  by September 30 required.
2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend Registration
This is where you go to pick up your registration materials, exchange tickets, purchase meal tickets, and get information. (Aldom Lounge, Campus Center)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Boyden Gallery Exhibit: Object Lessons II

Free for families and alumni.  The Gallery will be open for self-guided tours.  Student docents will be available for informal tours and questions about the exhibition from 3:30 - 5 p.m. No pre-registration required. 

Part exhibition and part classroom laboratory, Object Lessons II builds on the experimental exhibition Object Lessons (Fall 2012) that showcased the interdisciplinary teaching and learning potential of works from the SMCM’s Teaching Collection. Object Lessons II features artwork and material culture from Africa, Asia and the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present. This exhibition brings together diverse works that depict, reference or engage the human figure through three primary themes: the political body, the physical body and the performative body. The exhibition invites multiple lines of discussion across the disciplines about issues of representation, race, class and gender, agency, propaganda, performance, production and consumption.  (Boyden Gallery, Montgomery Hall)

4 p.m.TFMS Student-Made Films
Families and alumni are invited to view Theater, Film, and Media Studies (TFMS) student films, including St. Mary's Projects and class work.  Free!  Pre-registration suggested.  (Cole Cinema)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.Parents/Alumni Cocktail Hour
Parents and alumni are invited to socialize together at the new campus Pub.  Beer and wine as well as our regular Pub menu will be available for sale.  Photo IDs required to purchase and consume beer or wine.  The Pub will remain open serving beer and wine until 10 p.m.  Food will continue to be sold until 2 a.m. Pre-registration suggested.  (The Pub, Lewis Quad)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.Dinner in the Great Room

Families and alumni are welcome to eat meals in The Great Room during the weekend.  Tickets are required and may be purchased on site at the Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend registration or outside the Great Room.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for payment. 

Cost: $12.75/person. Children 3 - 12 years old: $3.75/person.  Children 0 - 2: Free

Join your student for a delicious dinner in the Great Room consisting of:

Main Line: chicken marsala, risotto, fresh green beans, eggplant parmesan, pasta bar, garlic bread

Grill: marinated and grilled chicken, hamburgers, veggie burgers, grilled sandwich special, french fries

Carving Station: oven roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, dressing/gravy, corn

We will also have our pizza station, deli bar, soup and salad bar, and a wide array of desserts and beverages. 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Crab Feast
Open to all students, families, faculty, staff, alumni and other visitors. $35 per dozen with sides and a non-alcoholic beverage. Alcohol for 21 and older will be available for purchase on-site (please bring your ID). Crab orders must be placed in advance. Proceeds for this event go to support the Class of 2014 Senior Week activities. (Tent adjacent to South Crescent Townhouses, Seahawk Stadium, and the Michael P. O'Brien Athletic and Recreation Center.)
8:00 p.m.Reeves Lecture with Professor Jeff Hammond
Professor Jeff Hammond will present the annual Reeves Lecture.  His topic:  “Good Night: In Praise of Darkness.”  Free for families and alumni.  Pre-registration is suggested.

The night has always had a poor reputation in Western culture. Historical progress is routinely envisioned as daylight conquering darkness: the “Dark Ages,” however we define them, always end with some sort of “Enlightenment.” We’ve internalized this light/dark dichotomy to express human moods and faculties. Every cloud, we say, has a silver lining; there’s light at the end of the tunnel; and when we grasp something, we “see the light.” Although there is a lot to be said for light, the negative connotations of allegorical darkness have distorted our view of literal darkness: as a result, the actual, physical night is often ignored or maligned. In this meditation on the natural, historical and cultural significance of the nighttime, Professor Hammond argues that we could all use a little more darkness in our lives and in our world. (Cole Cinema in the Campus Center)

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

7 a.m.*15th Annual Petruccelli Run/Walk

Fee: Adults - $20, Students (high school and college) - $10, Children 13 and under - Free.  Proceeds will benefit the SafeRide program and the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.  Pre-registration suggested.  Same day registration starts at 7 a.m.  The event starts at 8 a.m.  Meet in front of the Alumni House

5K Run - The 3.1 mile, cross-country style run weaves through the trails of beautiful Historic St. Mary's City.

Walk - Celebrate the early fall weather at a slower pace! Our 1.5 mile walk, also through Historic St. Mary's City, provides wonderful views of the St. Mary's River.

Long sleeve, logo t-shirts for sale.  $15 (sizes: adult xs, adult s, adult m, adult l, adult xl, adult xxl)

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend Registration
This is where you go to pick up your registration materials, exchange tickets, purchase meal tickets, and get information. (Aldom Lounge, Campus Center)
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. *Cruises Along the River on the "Chelsea Lane Tyler"

Open to families and alumni.  Cost: Adults (including students): $25/person; Children under 6: $10/person

This is one of the highlights of the weekend!  Take a relaxing, scenic cruise on the St. Mary’s River.  Register early as space is limited and tickets go quickly!  (Meet at the College pier)

10 a.m. and 1 p.m.*Historic St. Mary's City (HSMC) Tours

Open to all families and alumni.  Cost: Adults and children over 12: $12/person; Children 6 - 12: $6/person; SMCM students and children under 6: Free (children must be accompanied by an adult).  Pre-registration is required.

Families and alumni are welcome to visit our adjacent neighbor, HSMC, for a two-hour guided tour of one of our nation's most vibrant outdoor museums.  (Meet at the State House, near Calvert Hall and Trinity Church)

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.Mini-Classes

Free for families and alumni.  Pre-registration suggested since classroom seating is limited.

Join some of St. Mary’s esteemed faculty members for titillating mini-classes.  Topics and professors are:

  • "The Unfinished Work: The 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address."  Dr. Chuck Holden, History. Goodpaster Hall 109

This mini-class will feature an overview and discussion of the significance of Abraham Lincoln's legendary "Gettysburg Address" in the context of 1863 and in the 150 years since its delivery.

  • "The Evolution of Candy." Dr. Bob Paul, Biology. Goodpaster Hall 117

This "tongue-in-cheek" lecture answers some of the most important questions in biology today: Are candies really organisms? Why are there so many different kinds of candy? Can the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection be used to explain candy diversity? Can modern molecular methods employed in biology be used to establish a candy phylogeny (evolutionary history)?

  • "Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse." Leah Eller, Chemistry; Matt Fehrs, Political Science; and Scott Mirabile, Psychology. Goodpaster Hall 186

The undead are rising. Humanity is threatened. You are one of the lucky ones.  You managed to find a safe place to hide.  Now what?  Are the mindless flesh eaters really your biggest problem? What other dangers, crises, and disasters will you face?  Will that crossbow help you access clean water?  Or prevent you from getting sick?  How will you hold up under the stress? And, assuming you and your group survive each other, what is in store next as we put our world back together? Please join our professors with a special appearance by alumnus Steven Rees, as they explore some of the other issues that could hinder survival in the face of the zombie menace.

  • “Genomes of our past, present, and future.”  Kevin Emerson, Biology.  Goodpaster Hall 198

Since the release of the first human genome in 2001, a revolution in the genome sciences has allowed for an unprecedented inspection of a wide array of scientific questions including our shared evolutionary history and the causes and treatments of disease.  In this talk, I will introduce the study of genomics and briefly cover a few case studies outlining how this science has impacted our everyday lives.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Atlantic Slave Trade." Garrey Dennie, History and African & African Diaspora Studies. Goodpaster Hall 184 

This mini-class was just added! The trans-atlantic slave trade represents the single largest forced migration of people in the history of the world.  This lecture focuses on how and why the slave trade arose, how and why it ended when it did, and the enduring consequences of the slave trade on Africa, Europe, and the Americas.  (This mini-class is sponsored by the African & African Diaspora Studies Cross Disciplinary Program.)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Boyden Gallery Exhibit: Object Lessons II

Free for families and alumni.  The Gallery will be open for self-guided tours.  Student docents will be available for informal tours and questions about the exhibition from 10 a.m. - noon.

Part exhibition and part classroom laboratory, Object Lessons II builds on the experimental exhibition Object Lessons (Fall 2012) that showcased the interdisciplinary teaching and learning potential of works from the SMCM’s Teaching Collection. Object Lessons II features artwork and material culture from Africa, Asia and the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present. This exhibition brings together diverse works that depict, reference or engage the human figure through three primary themes: the political body, the physical body and the performative body. The exhibition invites multiple lines of discussion across the disciplines about issues of representation, race, class and gender, agency, propaganda, performance, production and consumption.  (Boyden Gallery, Montgomery Hall) (Boyden Gallery, Montgomery Hall)

10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.Alumni Athletic Events

Free for families and alumni.  No pre-registration required.

               Men's and Women's Swimming Alumni: 11 a.m. in the MPO Athletic and Rec. Center

Baseball Alumni: 11 a.m. at the Hawk’s Nest Stadium (please note time change!)

  Men's and Women's Tennis Alumni: 12 p.m. at the Tennis Courts (just added!)

               Men’s LAX Alumni: 12 p.m. on the Mattapany Field (please note time change!)

               Women’s LAX Alumni: 12 p.m. on the Mattapany Field (please note time change!)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Arboretum Activity: Guided Tree Walk
Free for families and alumni.  Learn about the St. Mary’s Arboretum, a Level One Arboretum as recognized by The Morton Register of Arboreta, and a 2011-2012 recipient of Tree Campus USA status.  Led by Dan Branigan, SMCM Director of Design and Construction.  Sponsored by the St Mary's Arboretum Association. Pre-registration suggested. (Meet at the large Willow Oak in the Garden of Remembrance)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Internships & Study Abroad Presentations

Free for families and alumni.  Pre-registration suggested.

St. Mary’s students will share their internship and study abroad experiences.  Come learn how to make the most of two of the opportunities designed to meet the Exploring the Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW) requirement.  (Meet in Goodpaster Hall 195)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Special Brunch: Eat Local Challenge

Families and alumni are welcome to eat meals in The Great Room during the weekend. Tickets are required and may be purchased on site at the Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend registration or outside the Great Room.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for payment.

Cost: $12.75/person. Children 3 - 12 years old: $3.75/person.  Children 0 - 2: Free

This special brunch will highlight our annual Eat Local Challenge.  Brunch will be served on the Campus Center Patio (rain location: The Great Room)

Every year, our talented chefs prepare a meal with ingredients sourced exclusively from within 150 miles of the café. It’s not as easy as it may sound. Want bread? We’d have to find locally grown wheat and yeast. How about a turkey sandwich? We’d need to locate a turkey farm close to home, too. While the availability of certain foods varies regionally, all of our chefs create outstanding, diverse meals from the seasonal bounty harvested and produced nearby.

We want to use the Eat Local Challenge to its fullest effect -- demonstrating to students how their food choices affect the environment, land use, and community well-being.  While learning that supporting local farms is as easy as eating lunch, students (and alumni and families) also discover the fresh and flavorful varieties that exist in their local food shed.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Athletics Yard Sale
Visit the yard sale to purchase jerseys, equipment, and other memorabilia.  (Adjacent to Seahawk Stadium and the Michael P. O'Brien Athletic and Recreation Center)
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Hospitality Tent
Free for families and alumni.  Visit with students, faculty, staff, and alumni between and during athletic matches throughout the afternoon.  Faculty members will be serving as bartenders!  Food and beverages will be available for sale (including beer, so bring your ID). There will be a variety of activities available for children. (The tent is adjacent to the South Crescent Townhouses, Seahawk Stadium, and the Michael P. O'Brien Athletic and Recreation Center)
11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.Athletic Events

Free for families and alumni.  No pre-registration required.

                Field Hockey against Christopher Newport University: 11:30 a.m. at Seahawk Stadium

Volleyball tournament in the Arena of the MPO Athletic & Rec. Center:

SMCM vs Penn State Harrisburg at 1 p.m.

VA Wesleyan vs Penn State Harrisburg at 3 p.m.

SMCM vs VA Wesleyan at 5 p.m. 

Women’s Soccer against Southern Virginia University: 1:30 p.m. at Seahawk Stadium

               Men’s Soccer against Southern Virginia University: 3:30 p.m. at Seahawk Stadium

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.SGA Club Sports Showcase

Free for families and alumni.  No pre-registration required.

Come out and support some of our Club Sports teams as they play matches.

Men's and Women's St. Mary's Ultimate Teams (SMUT): Guam Club Sports Field

Men's and Women's Rugby Teams: North Field

1:30 p.m. (Please note the new time!)President's Parent Meeting

Interim President Dr. Ian Newbould will talk with families about the strategic plan, the budget, and the long-term issues facing the college.  There will also be time for Q&A. Pre-registration suggested. (Cole Cinema)

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.*Arboretum Activity: Tree Sculptures
Stop by to make Tree Sculptures with Professor of Art Carrie Patterson and students from her Art Education Class. Children will make their own tiny trees made out of recycled material. Free for children of families and alums, but pre-registration is required. (Quad area outside Glendening Hall, facing Montgomery Hall)
Boat Building: Noon. Races: 4 p.m.The Great Bamboo Boat Race

Pre-registration required to race.  $10 registration fee to race.  No registration or fee required to watch

One of our most popular activities! Teams of students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni are welcome to sign up for this fun-filled event.  There will be a mandatory racers meeting at noon (in the River Center classroom). Boat-building will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the races scheduled to start at 4 p.m.  Great cash prizes for the winners!  Come watch as the boats are being built or join us to cheer on the racers.  To register a team, please contact Rick Loheed at rwloheed@smcm.edu by September 28. The number of teams is limited to 20. Teams must pay a $10 registration fee. The fee is required before you can get on the list! (Waterfront)

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Please note the new day and time!)20th Anniversary SMC-Men Concert
Join the SMC-Men and other a cappella groups for an anniversary concert. Alums are encouraged to sing along! No pre-registration required.  (St. Mary's Hall)

(*) Reservations Required

Please note: the RA/RHC Reunion had to be rescheduled. It will take place during Alumni Weekend in June, 2014.