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BOG: St. Mary’s to host conference

Ashley Charnley | Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saint Mary’s will be hosting this year’s Indiana Residence Hall Organization Conference (IRHOC) Maura Clougherty, president of the Residence Hall Association, said at Monday night’s Board of Governance (BOG) meeting.

The event, entitled “Will You Be My Leader?” will bring almost 100 students from all over the state of Indiana to campus on Feb. 6, 7, and 8. The weekend will include leadership programs, and awards will be handed out to participants.

“This IRHOC conference is one of the biggest conferences we have had in a long time, so we are very excited,” Clougherty said.

This week the Student Academic Council (SAC) is holding Religious Studies week on campus, student body vice president and head of SAC Sarah Falvey said. There will be a Thomas Aquinas Symposium on Wednesday night in the Student Center Lounge at 7 p.m., she said.

University President Father John Jenkins will be speaking at the event about Aquinas’ influence at Notre Dame, Falvey said.

“It’s really great. Especially having just celebrated our Saint Mary’s heritage, our heritage is very much shaped by Aquinas,” Falvey said.

In other BOG news:

uElections for the new student body president and vice president will be held Feb. 16-20, elections commissioner Francesca Johnson said. The following week there will be campaigning for RHA and SDB presidents and vice presidents.

uThe Center for Spirituality is hosting a Catholic Common Ground Conversation on evolution Jan. 29 in Stapleton Lounge from 4-5 p.m., missions commissioner Sarah King said.

uThe Residence Hall Association (RHA) will be hosting Little Sibs weekend Feb. 27 and 28, Clougherty said.

uStudent Activities Board (SAB) president Michele Peterson announced that SAB will be showing “Twilight” in Vander Vennet Theater in the basement of the Student Center Feb. 21. The group has scheduled five definite showings with a possible sixth viewing if necessary. Times will be announced at a later date, but the group will be distributing “pre-sale” tickets for free to help monitor attendance, Peterson said

uThe next Chicago bus trip will be Saturday, March 28, chief of staff Lauren Theiss said. The trip is free for Saint Mary’s students. The date was changed from the planned trip on March 1 because it is a Sunday.

uThe SMC Monologues have finished accepting entries and are now moving into the selection process, women’s issues commissioner Becki Faunce said. The event will be held Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in Vander Vennet Theater at 4 p.m.