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USM Names New Head Coach for Spires Softball Team
The University of Saint Mary has named Michael Evans, a 2006 Saint Mary graduate and a veteran of the university’s baseball program, as the new head coach of the Spires Softball Team.
Saint Mary Releases Spring 2013 Dean’s List
University of Saint Mary Academic Vice President Dr. Bryan Le Beau has announced the Spring 2013 Dean’s Honor List.
USM Faculty Member Elected Chair of KCAC Council
Jim Zimmerman, director of the sport management program at the University of Saint Mary, has been elected chair of the governing council for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC)—a post he will assume in August.
USM Bids Farewell to Class of 2013 at Commencement
The University of Saint Mary marked the close of another academic year and the completion of this leg of the class of 2013’s educational journey at USM’s Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, in McGilley Field House.
USM Celebrates Successful Class of 2013 at Commencement
The University of Saint Mary celebrates the close of another academic year and the successful journeys of the class of 2013 at USM’s Commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in McGilley Field House.
USM Honors Students and Faculty at Spring Convocation
With Commencement rapidly approaching, the University of Saint Mary gathered to recognize the impressive achievements of the undergraduate class of 2013 at USM’s annual Spring Convocation Honors & Hooding Ceremony April 30.
USM & Red Cross Help Children Learn to Swim
With summer just a few short weeks away, the University of Saint Mary is again prepared to dive into its popular American Red Cross Summer Swim Program. Registration will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15.
USM Music Students Display Their Musical Chops at Spring Recital
Nearly 20 students from the University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will perform at the university’s annual Spring Student Recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room.
USM Concert Chorale to Perform Gershwin and Porter Classics
The University of Saint Mary Concert Chorale will present a concert of the toe-tapping hits of George Gershwin and Cole Porter at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Saint Joseph Dining Hall.
USM Community Band Holds Annual Spring Concert
The University of Saint Mary Community Band will present a lively evening of music with the annual Spring Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Saint Joseph Dining Hall.
University of Saint Mary Names New Head Women’s Basketball Coach
The University of Saint Mary has brought aboard Bruce Erickson, a longtime coach with career stops at UMKC and Oklahoma State, as the new head coach for the Spires Women’s Basketball program.
USM Theatre Presents Molière's ‘The Learned Ladies’
The University of Saint Mary theatre program presents The Learned Ladies, one of the most acclaimed comedic masterpieces of classical playwright Molière, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, in Xavier Theatre.
USM Music Ensembles Present an Evening of Chamber Music
The University of Saint Mary instrumental ensembles will entertain music lovers with An Evening of Chamber Music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Annunciation Chapel.
‘Life and Limb’ — USM Hosts Exhibit on Civil War Medicine
The USM natural sciences and nursing programs present Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War, a traveling exhibit that looks at the experiences of wounded soldiers both during and after the conflict.
USM Presents Free Seminar with Networking Guru Alana Muller
The University of Saint Mary Overland Park Campus is holding the latest in its series of premiere networking events at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Lenexa Conference Center.
USM and Benedictine Chorales Collaborate for Combined Concert
The University of Saint Mary combined Chorales Concert with Benedictine has been postponed to April 7 due to the threat of inclement weather.
Spires Student-Athletes Recognized as ‘Champions of Character’
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has recognized four University of Saint Mary Spires winter sports athletes as All-KCAC Champions of Character.
USM Education Students Named Kansas ‘Teachers of Promise’
The Teacher Education Committee at the University of Saint Mary has selected four of the school’s best and brightest for Kansas “Teacher of Promise” designation.
Annual Senior Recital Showcases 3 USM Students
The University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will present three senior theatre majors in a combined senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room on USM’s Leavenworth campus
USM Hoopster Among All-Conference Honorees
A University of Saint Mary Spires Women’s Basketball player was among the student-athletes honored with designation to one of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (KCAC) All-KCAC lists this week.
Coach & Player of the Year Honors for Spires Men's Hoops
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has named University of Saint Mary Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Bishop as the conference’s men’s hoops Coach of the Year and Spires senior Jordan Wilcox as Player of the Year.
USM Teams with Local Schools on Alternative Ed Program
Starting this fall, University of Saint Mary education students will help serve in instructional roles for the students of a new alternative education program managed by the Leavenworth and Lansing School Districts.
Saint Mary Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Help save a life by registering as a bone marrow donor at a special donor registration event at the University of Saint Mary on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
De Paul Library Offers Lincoln Collection Tours
University of Saint Mary De Paul Library will host guided tours of the USM Lincoln Collection as well as the traveling Lincoln, the Constitution & the Civil War through March 6.
USM Hosts Career Expo for Prospective Health Care Pros
The University of Saint Mary will help provide a blue print for prospective health care professionals to get their careers off to a healthy start at the latest in USM’s Health Care Career Expo series, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
USM Hosts Grantsmanship Course for Nonprofits
The University of Saint Mary will host a Grantsmanship Training Program March 4-8 at the Marillac Center on the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth campus.
Saint Mary Art Program Plans Gallery Shows for February
The University of Saint Mary this month will present a pair of art exhibitions, starting with a professional show by Michael Kellner, a visiting artist from Columbus, Ohio, that opens with an artist’s reception at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Saint Mary Music Students Showcase Their Talents at Recital
The University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will present the annual Winter Student Recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room on USM’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 South 4th Street.
Saint Mary Theatre Students Present ‘God of Carnage’
The University of Saint Mary theatre program is presenting the dark comedy God of Carnage as this year’s student-run production at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, through Saturday, Feb. 9, in Xavier Theatre on the USM main campus in Leavenworth.
USM Presents ‘Celebrating Lincoln & The Constitution’
USM presents Celebrating Lincoln & The Constitution—a month of free Lincoln-centered programs running from mid-February to late March.
University of Saint Mary Releases Dean’s Honor List
University of Saint Mary Academic Vice President Dr. Bryan Le Beau has announced the Fall 2012 Dean’s Honor List.
USM Hosts Free Basketball Clinic for Military Children
The University of Saint Mary Spires Women’s Basketball Team is hosting a free hoops clinic for the children ages of active-duty military service members from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Harney Sports Complex at Fort Leavenworth.
USM Senior is KCAC Basketball Player of the Week
USM Spires senior Jordan Wilcox earned Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) for his impressive offensive output in the Spires 80-70 win over Haskell Indian Nations University on Dec. 15.
Nine USM Spires Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Nine University of Saint Mary students have been named as 2012-2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for their efforts both in the classroom and on the field.
USM Theatre Thrills Thousands with 'Cinderella'
A University of Saint Mary record crowd of over 3,500 turned out for the USM theatre program’s production of Cinderella, with Saint Mary theatre students performing 10 shows over the final days of November and opening weekend of December.
Ring in the Season with Joyful Christmas Music at USM
The University of Saint Mary presents the Christmas Community Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Saint Joseph Dining Hall, and the Christmas Choral Vespers Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Annunciation Chapel.
USM Theatre Conjures up Enchantment with ‘Cinderella’
The University of Saint Mary theatre program will enchant a few thousand theatre-goers this week with Cinderella, selected as the 2012 entry in the school’s annual holiday theatre offering.
Saint Mary Hosts Health Care Career Expo on Dec. 1
The University of Saint Mary will provide a prime opportunity for prospective health care professionals to get their careers off the ground with the latest in USM’s Health Care Career Expo series, 9:30-11 a.m. on Dec. 1, in Berchmans Hall.
USM Offers Water Safety, Fitness, and Swim Classes
The University of Saint Mary and the American Red Cross are gearing up for USM’s annual Winter Aquatics Program.
Spires Student-Athletes Named KCAC Champions of Character
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) has named five University of Saint Mary Spires fall sports athletes as “Champions of Character,” student-athletes who best exemplify the core values of the NAIA's Champions of Character Program.
Saint Mary Works to Combat Hunger at SWIPE Event
Dozens of volunteers from the USM community will work this Saturday, Nov. 17, to package thousands of meals for distribution to hungry families in Africa.
13 USM Spires Football Players Named to All-Conference Teams
Thirteen University of Saint Mary Football Players have been honored by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) with end-of-season awards, including Offensive Player of the Year honors for Spires senior quarterback Mike Keese.
USM Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Nods
Eight University of Saint Mary student-athletes from the Spires Soccer Teams have been named to all-conference teams by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) for their play during the recently-concluded regular season.
Saint Mary Softball No. 2 on National All-Academic List
The USM Spires Softball Team has been honored for its strong academic performance during the 2011-2012 season, earning second place on one of the Top Ten All-Academic Team ranking lists issued by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Saint Mary to Honor Veterans at Spires Football Game
The University of Saint Mary will continue its Veterans Day tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served and our serving this country at the USM Spires home football game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
USM’s HIM Program Earns Candidacy Status
The new University of Saint Mary Health Information Management (HIM) program achieved an important milestone on the path to accreditation this month, earning candidacy status from CAHIIM.
USM Spires Linebacker Named Player of the Week
Spires senior linebacker Cris Basch earned Defensive Football Player of the Week honors from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference for helping to lead the USM defense to a dominant performance in a conference win last week.
Enjoy ‘A Little Fright Music’ on Halloween Eve at USM
The University of Saint Mary will conjure up a host of thrills and chills for “A Little Fright Music,” USM’s annual Halloween Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Xavier Theatre on the Leavenworth Campus, 4100 South 4th Street.
Ghosts & Goblins Welcome at USM’s Safe ‘Trick or Treat Off the Streets'
Keep your pint-sized witches, warlocks, and werewolves safe and warm this Halloween at the University of Saint Mary “Trick or Treat Off the Streets,” from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the university’s residence halls.
USM Hosts ‘Americans By Choice,’ an Exhibit on Kansas Immigration
The University of Saint Mary De Paul Library this fall is hosting Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas, a touring exhibit that illustrates the paths to citizenship taken by Kansas settlers from around the world.
USM Theatre Presents Tennessee Williams’ ‘Suddenly Last Summer’
The University of Saint Mary theatre program presents Suddenly Last Summer by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 13, in Xavier Theatre.
USM Presents 2012 Theology Lecture on Global Christianity
The University of Saint Mary theology department presents “Global Christianity: The Church Beyond Europe and the U.S.” with Dr. Susan Abraham of Harvard Divinity School for USM’s annual Theology Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.
USM to Honor Standout Spires at Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
The University of Saint Mary Spires Athletic Program will make some new additions to its Hall of Fame this week, inducting a former Saint Mary Baseball standout as well as the 2000-2001 championship Men’s Basketball Team.
Saint Mary Hosts Career Expo for Prospective Health Care Professionals
The University of Saint Mary this month is hosting a Health Care Career Expo for prospective health care professionals looking to get their careers off to a promising start. The expo is from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Berchmans Hall.
‘Discovery Day’ Gives Prospective Students a Taste of Saint Mary Life
The University of Saint Mary is inviting prospective students to its main campus in Leavenworth on Friday, Oct. 12, to spend a “Discovery Day” learning about what it’s like to be a Saint Mary student and what the university can do for their futures.
USM Music Faculty Showcase Talents at 2012 Fall Recital
The faculty of the University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will present their annual Fall Faculty Recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room. The recital is free and open to the public.
University of Saint Mary Named a 2013 Military Friendly School
For the third year in a row, the University of Saint Mary has been named as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The honor goes to the top 15 percent of U.S. schools that do the most to serve the unique needs of military service members.
USM Hosts Free Networking Event for Educators
The University of Saint Mary education department is holding the latest in the school’s series of free networking events from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Mabee Auditorium on USM’s main Leavenworth campus.
Saint Mary Hosts Exhibition by Kansas City Artist
The University of Saint Mary presents Processing Styles, an exhibition by Kansas City artist Phil Shafer, opening Sept. 21 in USM’s Goppert Gallery.
USM Theatre Season Promises Laughs and Thrills
The University of Saint Mary theatre program’s 2012-2013 slate of student productions features entertainment for the entire family—from the beloved classic Cinderella to the dark Suddenly Last Summer to the French farce The Learned Ladies.
The Princeton Review Names USM a 2013 ‘Best Midwestern College’
For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Saint Mary has been named a “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review.
USM to Offer Red Cross Lifeguarding & Swim Classes
Enrollment is now open for Red Cross Lifeguarding and Learn to Swim classes at USM.
Saint Mary Community Band Is Looking for Local Musicians
The USM Community Band begins its fall rehearsal schedule at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, in the Mead Hall Walnut Room.
22 USM Spires Players Named KCAC Scholar-Athletes
Spires spring sport student-athletes were honored for their efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
USM Adds Risk Management Concentration to MBA Offerings
The University of Saint Mary is expanding its well-regarded MBA program with the addition of a new concentration in Enterprise Risk Management.
Hit the Links for Student-Athletes at USM's Annual Golf Classic
The annual Saint Mary Golf Classic, set for Aug. 10, benefits USM's high-character student-athletes.
USM Graduate Psychology Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship Honor
Susan Lawol is USM’s First Recipient of the Boren Fellowship for International Study
USM Releases Spring 2012 Dean's Honor List
USM Education Programs Earn Accreditation