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April 19th, 2016
Right off the bat Frances Garrett wants to clarify the Indiana Horse Council Queen Competition is not a traditional pageant. “One of the main misconceptions is that it is a beauty pageant; it has nothing to do with our looks,” the Pine Village, Ind., native explains. “Yes, all of the women participating are beautiful, inside and out, but we have to take a written test on basic equine knowledge and then interview with a three judge panel and complete a [horse] riding pattern.”
April 18th, 2016
Intelligent, accomplished, curious, generous – all qualities that make exceptional candidates for the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship, the most prestigious award at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), named after the College’s foundress. More than that, however, these scholars have already taken steps in life to aspire higher and become effective leaders, proficient learners and valued contributors to the community. It is with these qualities in mind that seven students were chosen – two who will receive full-tuition scholarships and five who will receive $17,000 scholarships, all renewable for four years.
April 15th, 2016
On Staff Recognition Day, Thursday, April 7, 2016, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) community recognized the work of the staff and their accomplishments throughout the past year. President Dottie King, Ph.D., presented two staff members with awards at the ceremony.
April 8th, 2016
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) students perform alongside notable organist and Grammy award-winning soprano in their spring choral concert, titled “Northern Lights: Exploring the Choral Music of Scandinavia,” on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 3 p.m., in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on SMWC campus.
April 5th, 2016
Described as the largest gathering in Indiana focused on the horse enthusiast, the HHF is the major fundraising event for the Indiana Horse Council (IHC) to support IHC equine programs. According to a survey commissioned by the IHC, current statistics show that equines are a $2.6 billion industry in Indiana. Approximately 40,000 people attend the HHF over the three days. Attendees come from across the state of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Canada.
April 1st, 2016
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks of the 5th District of Indiana encouraged students to consider political careers.
April 1st, 2016
For 11 years, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has conducted Alternative Spring Break service trips. This year was a bit different, however. This year was SMWC’s first international mission trip. Twelve students and three staff members embarked on a trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, spending their spring break serving others.
March 29th, 2016
Grammy award-winning soprano Estelí Gomez and acclaimed classical guitarist Colin Davin perform on Monday, April 25, 2016
March 21st, 2016
Family – that was the theme of the 94th annual Ring Day tradition at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) that took place at the Church of Immaculate Conception on Sat., March 19, 2016. The Ring has long served as a connection among those that are a part of The Woods family. In this highly anticipated and moving ceremony, qualified students received their Woods Rings, a symbol of pride, friendships, academic achievement and personal growth.
March 16th, 2016
Debra Powell Ph.D. has served as associate professor at The Ohio State University-ATI and is now an assistant professor of equine studies at SMWC. Read her story.
March 15th, 2016
For many students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), Ring Day is a culmination of their journey at The Woods – a special ceremony in which they can reflect on all they have accomplished. Students earn an onyx ring their junior year and are able to choose someone to co-present, along with President Dottie King, Ph.D., as they receive their ring during the ceremony. It is often the most anticipated and remembered day, even above graduation. So you can imagine how special it must be for Hannah and Jordan Schultz, Birdseye, Ind., a married couple who will participate in Ring Day, this year, together.
March 10th, 2016
Accomplished leader, seasoned executive and dedicated professional, Melody Birmingham-Byrd, president of Duke Energy’s Indiana operations in Plainfield, Ind., will speak at the 178th commencement ceremony at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) on May 7, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.