Safety First
Sep18

Safety First

Emily Loof Copy Editor Observant students who have walked around campus in the past few weeks may have noticed some curious blue lights attached to telephones, technology not seen at Saint Mary’s until this semester. As warnings claiming that the phones were “out of service” were put up, students began to speculate: what are these things for? The answer: The phones are part of a new network intended to help students in emergency...

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Celebration of Scholarship Day recognizes academic excellence
Apr25

Celebration of Scholarship Day recognizes academic excellence

By Allison Christensen, Editor-In-Chief   The academic achievements of Saint Mary’s undergraduate students were recognized in 118 presentations during the Celebration of Scholarship on Friday, April 22. Over 150 students presented their research, internship experiences, theses, projects, academic papers, and more. For senior Crystal Gehring, this presentation was the culmination of months of work in the field taking water samples...

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Saint Mary’s community leaves lasting mark on Science and Learning Center
Apr25

Saint Mary’s community leaves lasting mark on Science and Learning Center

By Allison Christensen, Editor-In-Chief   Students, faculty, staff and several alumni signed a beam from the Science and Learning Center on Friday, April 22. The beam will be the last one to be installed in the building. Music was playing and the sun was shining as dozens of people scrawled their signatures with Sharpies. Participants also signed a photo that will be displayed inside the building and received pens that said “I...

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Science and Learning Center on track
Apr16

Science and Learning Center on track

By Allison Christensen, Editor-In-Chief   Construction for the Science and Learning Center is on schedule, with three weeks of steel work ahead before concrete will be poured.   The three-story building will contain 13 classrooms, 12 labs, two conference rooms, and several common spaces. The curved end of the building, facing Saint Mary’s Hall, will have an auditorium with seating for 124 people on the main floor.   The...

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Opportunity to play business professor’s original game
Apr15

Opportunity to play business professor’s original game

By Allison Christensen, Editor-In-Chief   Michael Ratajczyk of the Business Department is hosting an event for students, faculty and staff to play The Wealth of Nations International Trade Game, a game of his invention, on Tuesday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Common Room. After graduating from Saint Mary’s in 2003, Ratajczyk travelled internationally, negotiating product prices. For the past three years he has been teaching...

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Education students present at international conference
Apr15

Education students present at international conference

By Ena Moats, Cardinal Staff   A group of education students presented their original project, Are You the Teacher You Intended to Be?, at the international Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on April 2. Jessica Bjick, Emily Blaser, Katie LeTourneau, Allison Warmka, and their project adviser, Dr. Scott Sorvaag of the Education Department, joined a community of educators from...

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