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Board of Governance addresses beatification, admissions

Justin Tardiff | Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Several issues and upcoming events were major discussion topics at the Saint Mary’s College Board of Governance (BOG) meeting on Monday, but the coming beatification of Congregation of the Holy Cross founder Father Basil Moreau dominated the discussions.

It is likely that Saint Mary’s will be in contact with other Congregation of the Holy Cross schools during the beatification of Father Basil Moreau, student body president Kim Hodges said. She received an e-mail from the student body president of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, discussing how he would like to remain in contact – and possibly collaborate – with other Holy Cross schools during the beatification.

His e-mail, which updated Hodges on St. Edward’s activities for the beatification, was an attempt at establishing contact with other Holy Cross schools, she said.

“He said that he had the idea of possibly starting a conference [of Holy Cross schools],” she explained.

The e-mail detailed that he had been “fishing around and thinking of putting together a student government conference of all holy cross universities.” according to Hodges.

“Right now it’s simply a thought,” she said of the conference. “He asked for our ideas as well, and I thought that it was a good idea.”

The Student Athletic Commission is working on its big event, Light the Night, which will take place all around campus. The main event will be a 2.5-mile walk. There will also be food and music at the cost-free event.

In other BOG news:

u Alumnae Commissioner Christine Darche said the Academic Affairs Career Insights Day, to be held on November 6th, will have three major sections: faculty booths, a networking lunch and career insights delivered by alumnae.

u Executive Secretary Annie Davis, who serves as the Saint Mary’s liaison for The Show?, said students can buy tickets for Friday’s concert in the Saint Mary’s Student Center.

u Activities night will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Angela Athletic Facility.