Media releases 2008

December 2008
12/1/08 Saint Martin’s sets information sessions for 12-month alternative teacher certification program

November 2008
11/21/08 Saint Martin’s University names new president - Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., to become University’s tenth president

11/4/08 Saint Martin’s Society of Fellows Honors Professor Russell Hollander - Fall Colloquium focuses on the importance of higher education

11/3/08 Saint Martin’s hosts second Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture - “Investigating and Prosecuting Medicaid Fraud and Abuse—Helping to Bring Justice to Taxpayers”

11/3/08 Saint Martin’s Chorale presents its annual Sacred Music Concert - Join the University in celebrating the Feast of Saint Martin

October 2008
10/24/08 Washington State Patrol honors two Saint Martin’s University staff members - Patrol grateful for excellent quality of service

10/15/08 Saint Martin’s University dedicates Harned Hall - New classroom building adds 20,000 square feet of new classroom space

September 2008
9/30/08 Saint Martin’s University breaks ground on new recreation center - Winning Spirit Campaign exceeds 70 percent mark with over $5 million raised to date

9/18/08 Saint Martin's Reunion Weekend 2008 celebrates the music of our lives

9/18/08 Saint Martin’s social justice lecture focuses on death penalty - Juan Melendez, exonerated death row inmate, discusses his experiences

June 2008
6/23/08 Saint Martin’s professor examines anthropologists’ role in warfare - New book looks at history, ethics of applying social science methods to war effort

6/16/08 Retired president to step in as interim leader for Saint Martin’s - David R. Spangler will assume post while school searches for new president

6/10/08 Saint Martin’s invites teachers to revive their passion for the profession - Three-day seminar offers chance to connect with others, share inspiration

6/9/08 Saint Martin’s holds campus memorial service for Bryan M. Johnston - University reflects on the loss of a leader

6/7/08 Saint Martin’s University mourns loss of president-elect - Community keeping family of Bryan M. Johnston in prayers

May 2008
5/29/08 Dead Sea Scrolls provide theme for Saint Martin’s Spiritual Life Institute Program will celebrate 60th anniversary of scrolls’ discovery

5/9/08 Saint Martin’s University holds commencement for Class of 2008 - Graduating class includes students from main campus and extension campuses

5/9/08 Saint Martin’s University receives major gift from longtime supporters Campus building to bear new name: ‘Marcus Pavilion’

5/7/08 Saint Martin’s University names new president - Bryan M. Johnston, J.D., to become University’s ninth president

April 2008
4/16/08 Saint Martin’s president to meet with the Pope during U.S. visit - Douglas M. Astolfi part of delegation summoned by Pope Benedict XVI

4/15/08 Dragon boat paddlers to hit Capitol Lake for Saint Martin’s festival - 2008 Dragon Boat Festival will draw teams from around the world

4/11/08 Saint Martin’s students will bring hope to life at annual concert - Performance to benefit students in need

4/10/08 Opportunities at Saint Martin’s open doors to cultural understanding - SMU seeking host families and cultural ambassadors

4/2/08 Saint Martin’s Abbey presents lectures on ‘a Bible for our time’ - Rev. Eric Hollas, O.S.B., to discuss the modern illuminated Saint John’s Bible

4/1/08 Get a taste of island life at Saint Martin’s Hawaiian Lu’au - Popular community event returns, hosted by SMU’s Hui O Hawai’i

March 2008
3/28/08 Saint Martin’s Jan Berney honored nationally for commitment to students - Director of counseling services receives ANTSHE award

3/25/08 Saint Martin’s social justice lecture to shed light on wrongful convictions - Jacqueline McMurtrie will discuss her work with the Innocence Network

3/21/08 Career and Internship Fair offers opportunities for job-seekers - Saint Martin’s University to co-present event with The Evergreen State College

3/13/08 Federal Judge Richard A. Jones to address Saint Martin’s class of 2008 - Distinguished Saint Martin’s High School alumnus ‘exemplifies SMU mission’

3/11/08 Baroque ensemble slated for next concert at Saint Martin’s Abbey - New York-based REBEL to share talent and passion for Baroque music

3/10/08 Saint Martin’s takes big step for smaller carbon footprint - New organics recycling program will turn waste to compost

3/2/08 Students step into director’s role for Saint Martin’s theatre production - SMU performance to feature four student-directed one-act plays

February 2008
2/26/08 SMU Chorale to perform Puccini’s ‘Messa’ - Local talent collaborating on sacred work

2/14/08 Distinguished Saint Martin’s alumnus to return to campus for lecture - Thomas W. Hillier II to share insights into federal public defense

2/12/08 Saint Martin’s professors to lead international relations forum - Birkenstein and Price focusing on dialogue between soldiers and civilians

2/7/08 Saint Martin’s University breaks ground on new academic building - Community gathers to celebrate construction of Harned Hall

2/6/08 Tacoma performer to launch tour at Saint Martin’s - Saint Martin's University to be kick-off venue for Clemm Rishad

2/4/08 Saint Martin’s board chair honored as ‘Champion of Catholic Education’ - Ken F. Parsons, Sr. recognized by Seattle-based Fulcrum Foundation

2/3/08 Crab Feed set to benefit Saint Martin’s Athletics - Saint Martin’s University to host ‘much-anticipated’ event

2/1/08 Groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate newest addition to Saint Martin’s campus - University to break ground on Harned Hall

January 2008

1/31/08 Saint Martin’s adjunct faculty member honored for contributions to chemical engineering

1/28/08 Noted soprano up next in Saint Martin’s Abbey concert series

1/23/08 Saint Martin’s Theatre Arts Department takes the stage for ‘You Can Count on Me’

1/22/08 Saint Martin’s to help ‘focus the nation’ on climate change

1/14/08 Saint Martin’s University to receive landmark gift

1/08/08 Saint Martin’s sets information sessions for alternative teacher certification program