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The Woods Celebrates Black History Month with Musical "Blues in the Night"

Presented by the Music and Theatre Department to celebrate Black History Month SMWC selected the musical "Blues in the Night."

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SMWC Among Nation's Best for Veterans

See how Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College recognizes the unique needs of military personnel in pursuing a college degree.

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SMWC students provide free tax assistance

SMWC students provide free tax assistance

Tax season is upon us. These words have a way of making the best of us feel inferior, especially if the only time you think about taxes is when it's time to file. For those who need assistance with tax returns, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) provides the services of trained volunteers to those who qualify.

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Woods Online Nationally Ranked

SMWC’s Woods Online undergraduate program is included in the rankings of 290 institutions nationwide.

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Affordability of a private education

Affordability of a private education

In the changing landscape of today’s education, “private” no longer equates to “unaffordable.” In fact, private colleges are now more competitive with public institutions than ever before. Private institutions generally have a higher sticker price. However, in some cases, a private education may actually have a lower out-of-pocket cost after financial aid is factored in.

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SMWC Ethics Bowl team advances to nationals

SMWC Ethics Bowl team advances to nationals

In only their second of year of competing in the Ethics Bowl at Marian University in Indianapolis, Ind., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods students Dagny Gargas, Lacey Humphrey and Jacqueline Peterschmidt placed second and will advance to the national competition on February 21, 2016, in Reston, Va.

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Community leader receives Aspire Higher Award

Community leader receives Aspire Higher Award

Throughout her career, Becky Buse has always been interested in service to the community. At the 2015 winter commencement, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) honored her for that service. Buse received the President’s Aspire Higher award which recognizes community leaders who demonstrate a passion for using the present to create a better future.

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2015 Winter Commencement

2015 Winter Commencement

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) celebrated its 178th commencement on Saturday, December 12, 2015. A total of 66 graduates from 14 different states walked in the ceremony – 27 with bachelor’s degrees and 39 with master’s degrees. Winter commencement includes students who have graduated from May through December 2015 and also students who are candidates for graduation later in the spring.

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Pinning ceremony honors nursing graduates

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SMWC music therapy professor and student work with special needs children

SMWC music therapy professor and student work with special needs children

You’ve heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” Imagine the good that can be done by four heads coming together for a collaboration to benefit special needs children. That’s what happened between three professors and the director of the Community School of the Arts when they developed “Literacy and Music: For Life!” – a program that fused music therapy and occupational therapy to help children with special needs work toward communication, writing and social interaction goals, including handwriting and letter identification.

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SMWC Leadership Summit empowers students to break barriers

SMWC Leadership Summit empowers students to break barriers

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) students are known for aspiring higher, reaching for more, breaking the barriers. And that’s exactly what the 5th annual Leadership Summit, hosted by SMWC Student Senate, focused on this year – “Breaking the Barrier: Men and Women in the Workplace.” With an emphasis on women’s leadership, the Leadership Summit explores topics to cultivate students into leaders with confidence.

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MLD grad becomes university president

MLD grad becomes university president

Since completing the Master of Leadership Development (MLD) program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in 2009, Jayson Boyers has had three career advancements. Most recently, Boyers was named the president of Cleary University in Michigan. Boyers became the tenth president in Cleary University’s 132-year history on October 1, 2015.

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