Share your story!

The Office of Marketing and Communications is always on the lookout for your stories — where you came from, how you got here, where you're going.

We share these stories on our website and throughout our marketing efforts to increase the awareness of the remarkable contribution that Saint Martin's makes to the world.

If you'd like to share your story with us, we'd love to have it. To offer your tale, anecdote or narrative, please complete our inWords submission form and become a part of the tapestry!

Welcome to the inWords archive!

People make Saint Martin's University the special place it is.

We — the people — are current students and alumni, faculty, staff, parents, neighbors and friends. A community that's grown for over 100 years based on shared values and a commitment to excellence.

Together, our stories weave the rich tapestry that is Saint Martin's. inWords is a way of honoring those stories and saying thank you to each and every one…of us.

Our stories

Professor Tam Dinh address the parents and scholarship recipients at the 2015 Scholarship Lunceon

Missed opportunities with her great aunt light the fire of English as a Learned Language (ELL) for Benedictine Scholar Hope Chamberlain '17.

Professor Tam Dinh address the parents and scholarship recipients at the 2015 Scholarship Lunceon

From Vietnam to Lacey, Assistant Professor Tam Dinh, journeys to the American Dream… caring, generous citizens investing in all of our future.

Professor, Robert Hauhart published Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses

How do you help your students succeed in their senior capstone projects? First, read Professor Robert Hauhart's Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses.

Alumna Kim Menius and criminal justice Professor, Robert Hauhart

Where students and faculty collaborate: Alumna Kim Menius teams up with Professor Robert Hauhart to take her revised senior thesis to publication.

Learning about Japanese culture

Japanese 101 and 201 students learn about Japanese culture via green tea and a thousand year old ritual.

Marisha Kasjan, associate counselor at Haven House in Olympia

Alumna Marisha Kasjan rings in 2015 with pizza and the power of a kindness.

Law, Science and Experts, Civil and Criminal Forensics by Terry McAdam

Professor Terry McAdam explores the challenges when forensic science meets the law, in a new textbook for criminal justice studies.

Service immersion trip to Tanzania

Six lives are changed by service immersion in Tanzania.

Student learn about philanthropy from a pig!

What do you get when you cross a pig naming contest with a pig hunt? Why student philanthropy, of course!

Louise Kaplan, Ph.D. inspires the next generation of nursing professionals

Louise Kaplan, director of the RN-to-BSN Program, inspires the next generation of nursing professionals.

Pack your bags for study abroad

Pack your bags! It's time to head out to all points north, south, east or west with Saint Martin's study abroad programs.

2014-15 Trustee Scholarship recipients

Two transfer students representing the Benedictine values and the Saint Martin's spirit are awarded $26,000 each.

Jeff Birkenstein with students and alums, teaching in China

Want to become a better teacher? Try traveling to Inner Mongolia.

Saint Martin's Marketing and Communications Social Squad

Like what? Post where? Retweet who? The Saint Martin's Social Squad social(media)-izes SMU!

Senior engineering project in Papua, New Guinea

From theory to practice. Alexander, Olga and Alex Anderson '14 apply their engineering studies to the real world by bringing clean water to Papua New Guinea.

Students attend Washington for Higher Education Sustainability Conference

#SaintsAlive! Let's get sustainable! Going to Bellingham and going green.

SMU concrete canoe for American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition

How do you make the seemingly unfloatable float? Why build a concrete canoe of course!

Pyschology professor Leticia Nieto

New York City. Summer 2014. Healing and social justice through improvisation. A Playback Theatre workshop with counseling psychology professor Leticia Nieto.

WAMFT scholarship recipient, Liz Robinson '15

Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy honors MAC candidate Liz Robinson '15 with $500 scholarship.

Doctor Sister Redemista Ngonyani, O.S.B. '04

For Tanzania's Doctor Sister Redemista Ngonyani, O.S.B. '04 education is key to being the change she wants to see in the world.

The 2013 SMU women's fastpitch softball team

How do you win on the field and in the classroom? Faith in oneself and one's team. #HalosUp!

Kathleen and Jacqueline Byron photo

Engineering life with Kathleen '92 and Jacqueline '92 Byron.

Jeremy Newton photo

Under the guidance of psychology professor Jeremy Newton, students use posters to present their scholarly work…in paradise.

Timothy Templin photo

What's better than presenting your scholarly work? How about doing poster presentations in Honolulu, Hawaii like psychology major Timothy Templin?

Joe Skillman photo

Joe Skillman '13 shows us how to juggle and do it with aplomb.

Jonathan Sprouffske photo

Fostering holiday cheer, Jonathan Sprouffske '04 and his family care for a decades old tradition.

Christine Schaller photo

Rae Simpson BSN '95, MSN '98, using her Saint Martin's education to see the bigger picture.

Christine Schaller photo

Christine Schaller ’93, aiming high because of Saint Martin’s University.

Celebrity chef Michael Symon helps SMU raise $960,000 for scholarships

Celebrity chef Michael Symon helps SMU raise $960,000 for student scholarships.

Team Anderson: Alexander, Olga and Alex

Team Anderson: Olga, Alex and Alexander. Three engineers. Three degrees. All three, class of 2014.

LEED rating has new Cebula Hall as third highest in Western Hemisphere

SMU 'takes the LEED' with the world's third-highest LEED-certified structure, Richard F. Cebula, O.S.B. Hall.

Mary Jo Hartman, associate professor of Biology

Mary Jo Hartman, broadening SMU's biology horizons through "Sound Learning Communities."

2013 fall convocation remarks by Scott A. Schulz, dean of enrollment

Taking the road less traveled, 2013 fall convocation remarks.

Jeff Berkenstein, professor of English

Jeff Birkenstein, being influenced by Russian writers in Petrozavodsk.

Julia Chavez, assistant professor of English

Julia Chavez, helping students see themselves through the universal elements of Homer's The Iliad.