A new perspective

Traffic in and out of Dean Jeff Ayres’ first-floor office in Founders Hall is steady and often outbound as he heads to meetings with departments, committees, councils and other groups that require or invite his presence. In or out of meetings, Ayres, in his own words, shapes policy, “shepherds” and supports faculty and “responds to […]

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Kenny builds career on bringing out best in others

(This article appeared in the Summer 2015 Saint Michael’s College Magazine) There is a sweet irony for Chris Kenny ’86 M’98 as he reminisces about his first day as an undergraduate at Saint Michael’s. “The first member of the community that I met was Zaf Bludevich, who guided me through my very first day on […]

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A walk around The Waking

William Marquess, author of this essay from Saint Michael’s College Magazine’s Summer 2015 issue, is an instructor of English at Saint Michael’s. This essay is derived from the address he gave at Saint Michael’s to this year’s new members of Phi Beta Kappa at the induction ceremony on April 10, 2015   I have loved Theodore Roethke’s […]

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Scholarship honors Messuri’s devotion to students

Toni Messuri calls her recent honor “fruitional,” which is an uncommon word. Yet, it’s an uncommon recognition: an endowed scholarship in her name, given by the family of a 2014 graduate, who made the gift to recognize Messuri’s extraordinary and vital work supporting Saint Michael’s students with learning differences. “Helping students become more conscious about […]

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A weekend to remember, before marching on

(A version of this story appeared in the Summer 2015 Saint Michael’s College Magazine as a sidebar to the main feature on the Edmundite Southern Missions, which can be read in this online news feed too). Selma’s Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary Jubilee in March attracted not only President Barack Obama, many political dignitaries and performing artists, […]

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The Bridge: Missions connect Saint Michael’s, Selma

It’s a small city of storied civil rights actions, tensions and milestones. It’s seen dramatic events, tragedy and triumph. In Selma, Alabama, there is history. There is hope. And there is unfinished business. In March, a Jubilee weekend commemorated the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the dramatic 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that triggered […]

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Program lets underserved students ‘try out’ college

Forty students from the Adirondacks, central New York, New York City, and Kentucky will have the opportunity to try out college, as part of the CFES College Explore program at Saint Michael’s College on July 29-31. College For Every Student (CFES), an Essex, NY-based national nonprofit organization that helps underserved students get to and through […]

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Joel Ribout joins Saint Michael’s facilities office

Joel Ribout, Saint Michael’s College’s new associate director of facilities since June 15, grew up in northern Ontario, Canada, took up architecture during college in Ottawa and was an architect and project manager there and in Montreal before his company moved him to the Burlington area 13 years ago. Most recently, Ribout, a graduate of […]

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Disciplines cohere in new neuroscience major

In a way, liberal arts education always has been about the brain. But with the introduction of a new neuroscience major this year at Saint Michael’s College, students will have a more focused and direct entry into an infinitely intriguing world of a “three-pound organ the size of a cauliflower that enables us to ponder, […]

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Lincoln brings broad higher-ed experience to Athletics

Tacy Lincoln, an experienced athletics administrator at the University of Vermont, has been hired as an associate director of athletics at Saint Michael’s College, Director of Athletics Chris Kenny ’86 announced on Monday. Lincoln, a UVM graduate who spent more than 30 years employed by her alma mater in various capacities, begins her appointment at […]

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