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Group announces televised event

Justin Tardiff | Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Saint Mary’s Board of Governance met for the first time of the school year Monday. Under the direction of student body president Kellye Mitros members discussed freshman orientation as well as a various upcoming campus events.

Student body vice president Susan McIlduff recognized senior Stephanie Snyder for her hard work on the first “Closing the Circle” orientation activity. Snyder worked to organize a new Saint Mary’s tradition in which new freshman and returning students come together in ceremony to celebrate being a Saint Mary’s woman.

“Congratulations to [Stephanie] for all of her hard work,” McIlduff said. “Hopefully this is something that will continue in the future.”

Student Activities Board commissioner Meghan Cahill reported an extremely positive response from the 2005 Jamaica Shaka, which took place during Orientation weekend. The great turnout at the Jamaica Shaka dance from all three campuses provided an increased enthusiasm for SMC’s upcoming Twilight Tailgate, Cahill said. The tailgate will take place on Sept. 13.

BOG members also discussed a major upcoming lecture at Saint Mary’s entitled “Vatican II Forty Years Later: Legacy, Leadership, and Unfinished Agenda” which is scheduled for Sept. 23 and will be broadcast on C-span.

Mission Commissioner Jenny Robbins strongly encouraged everyone to attend the event and said many exciting guest speakers, including Bishop Joseph Remi De Roo, one of the eight surviving bishops from Vatican II, and Carmel McEnroy, author of “Guests In Their Own House: The Women of Vatican II,” will be in attendance.

Officers also said they plan to continue free Chicago bus trips for students. The planned dates were announced, and the first trip will be held on Sept. 10.

In Other BOG News:

u Student Diversity Board commissioner Amanda Shropshire announced that the board will hold its annual bonfire on Oct. 5.

u Athletics Commissioner Bridget Grall announced a new activity taking place titled “Get Stamped.” The goal of this program is to increase Saint Mary’s sporting event attendance, Grall said, by allowing students the chance to earn a free T-shirt after going to 10 Saint Mary’s athletic events. Students will receive a card that will be stamped at every game they attend; when they reach ten stamps, they will receive the T-shirt.

u The board also is planning Student Activities Night, which will take place Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center. This will give new students the option to explore the many opportunities to get involved in various campus clubs and activities. Off-campus community volunteers will also be attending the event, giving student a chance to become more connected to the South Bend community.