Mount Matters MOUNT RECEIVES NEW $2.8 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT

Mount Matters
A NEWSLETTER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF OF MOUNT
ST. MARY’S COLLEGE
OCTOBER 2014
MOUNT RECEIVES
NEW $2.8 MILLION
FEDERAL GRANT
The U.S. Department of Education has
selected Mount St. Mary’s to receive a
new, five-year grant worth more than
$2.8 million.
This funding will help the Mount
strengthen our graduate programs, enable
the creation of new graduate degrees
and the updating of existing degrees and
certificates.
It will also allow the College to offer
development opportunities for faculty,
while increasing student access to vital
support services, scholarships and
additional online degree offerings.
The grant award is part of the U.S.
Department of Education’s Promoting
Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for
Hispanic Americans (PPOHA), a Title V
program.
PEP RALLIES KICK OFF
NEW MSMU BRAND
The two campuses celebrated the new
Mount Saint Mary’s University at pep
rallies held Oct. 7-8.
Both pep rallies began with a special
presentation revealing the institution’s
new logo and branding. ASB leaders
pumped up the crowd even more with
a “Who are we? Mount Saint Mary’s!
What are we? Unstoppable!” cheer after
the big reveal. At Chalon, a marching
band from the Mark Keppel High School
in Alhambra led students to the Circle,
where pizza and t-shirts were waiting for
them. Doheny students had their party at
the lawn in front of the Mansion.
The name change takes effect in
January 2015.
ARCHDIOCESE TO HONOR THE
MOUNT AT WHITE MASS FOR
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and
Mission Doctors Association will honor
the Mount during its annual White Mass
Celebration for physicians, nurses and
other healthcare professionals.
The Mass will be held on Sunday, Oct.
12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of
Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
A reception follows in the Cathedral
Conference Center.
President Ann McElaney-Johnson,
Provost Wendy McCredie, and Dean
of Nursing Diane Vines will accept the
archdiocese’s 2014 Catholic Healthcare
Service award on behalf of the College.
The three will be joined by nursing alums,
faculty and students.
Everyone is invited to attend the
Mass and help the Mount celebrate this
recognition.
For more information about the event,
visit msmcalums.la.edu.
College News
CELEBRITY CHEF
LEADS IMPRESSIVE
LIST OF SPEAKERS
AT LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE
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Chef Susan Feniger talks about changing lives through what she loves to do: cooking.
Women's Leadership Conference
attendees include representatives from
nonprofit organizations and companies
such as Southern California Edison,
above.
Speaker Susan Leahy gives students
communication and networking strategies
during the student track of the conference.
elebrity Chef Susan Feniger, coowner of Border Grill Restaurants
and star of the Food Network show
“Too Hot Tamales,” delivered the keynote
address at the Women’s Leadership
Conference on Sept. 20. This is the third
year the conference has been offered
to the public; more than 400 people,
including Mount students, attended the
event.
Successful women leaders shared their
insights at several workshops and panels
such as “Beyond the Boys Club: Achieving
Career Success in Male-Dominated Fields”
and “The Language of Leadership.”
Speakers included Lori Mackenzie,
executive director of Stanford University’s
Clayman Institute for Gender Research;
BJ Gallagher, inspirational author and
speaker; Michelle Williams Court, a Los
Angeles Superior Court judge; Jennifer
Ferro, general manager of KCRW; and Tess
Vigeland, former anchor of public radio’s
“Marketplace” program.
Students also heard from Mount alums
during the “Real World Leadership in
Nursing and Healthcare” and “Leadership
Lessons Learned” panel sessions.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DPT CLASS OF 2014
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program held commencement ceremonies for
26 members of the DPT Class of 2014 on Oct. 4 at the Rose Hills Auditorium.
Congratulations!
College News
A SEASON OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
FROM THE FACULTY
The music department is looking
forward to a great fall concert season.
Here are the events lined up from this
month to December:
Mount Orchestra Fall Concert
Oct. 25, 3 p.m., Mary Chapel
Late Baroque and early Classical
program featuring the winners of the 4th
Annual Concerto Competition for High
School Students.
Old Music in the New World
Nov. 2, 5 p.m., Doheny Mansion
Tesserae, an L.A.-based period
instrument ensemble specializing in
music from the early 17th century,
presents vocal music by Hernando
Franco, Juan García de Zéspedes and
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, along with
instrumental music by Diego Ortiz and
Andrea Falconieri.
Faculty Saxophone Recital
Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Hannon Theater
Faculty member and professor of
saxophone Matt Ennis is joined by
freshman Alexis Fillingames for an
evening of classical saxophone music,
including works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff,
Eccles, and more.
Mount Chorus & Singers Carol Concert
Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Mary Chapel
Celebratory seasonal works for
women’s chorus including Benjamin
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.
FEMINIST THEOLOGIAN SPEAKS AT PAT REIF LECTURE SERIES
Lisa Isherwood, founding editor of international journal
Feminist Theology, was the featured speaker at the 12th annual
Pat Reif Memorial Lecture on Oct. 7 in Doheny Campus’ Rose
Hills Auditorium. Her publications include “The Power of Erotic
Celibacy,” “The Fat Jesus: Feminist Explorations in Boundaries &
Transgression,” and “Introducing Feminist Christology.”
The series honors Patricia A. Reif, IHM, founder of the MA in
Feminist Spirituality program at Immaculate Heart College Center.
SAVE THE DATE FOR MSN ANNUAL RESEARCH POSTER SYMPOSIUM
The second annual Master of Science in Nursing Research Poster Symposium will be
held on Dec. 10. The event provides opportunities for networking with students, alums,
faculty, administrators, and nursing professionals from the community.
There will be refreshments and complimentary drawings for great prizes. This event
is open to the public.
Contact Elisha Okawa at 213.477.2713 or [email protected] for additional
information. Please rsvp here.
A team of Mount faculty and
staff co-presented their research,
“Innovative and Culturally Competent
Career Development for FirstGeneration College Students,” at the
2014 National Career Development
Association Global Conference, held
in June in Long Beach. The team
included Greg Travis, PhD, assistant
professor of psychology and director
of graduate psychology; Robin
Bishop, PhD, assistant professor
of psychology; grad student Shelly
Ling-Truong; Evelyn Oyulela-Kowalski,
director of the student success center;
Kim Terrill, director of community
engagement; and Jocelyn Chong,
director of the Professional and
Academic Resource Center.
Ruth Sanborn ’84, instructor of
religious studies, and alum Lisa
Gigliotti ’84 will present a paper at
the American Society of Bioethics and
Humanities (ASBH) annual meeting
on Oct. 18 in San Diego. The title of
their presentation is “Here Comes
the Judge: When Inter-Professional
Decision-Making Doesn't Work.”
Gigliotti is an administrative law judge
and division director at the Michigan
Administrative Hearing System.
Paul Green, PhD, assistant
professor of philosophy, gave
a presentation on “Motivating
Students: What the Research Shows”
at the 20th annual International
Workshop/Conference on Teaching
Philosophy sponsored by the American
Association of Philosophy Teachers,
from July 30 to Aug. 2.
L.A. SCULPTOR DEBUTS NEWEST WORKS
AT DRUDIS-BIADA GALLERY
Renowned L.A. sculptor Peter Shelton is
showcasing his newest works until Oct. 25 at
the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery.
Recognized for his humorous and
sensuous sculptures of grand scale, Shelton
might be best known in Los Angeles for
“sixbeastsandtwomonkeys,” a monumental,
and controversial, sculptural grouping on
Spring Street outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters.
Shelton’s new exhibit at the Mount, titled “littleBIG,” includes a mix of pieces in steel,
bronze, mixed media and mylar. And plenty of them require a sense of imagination – as
well as a sense of humor.
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JOIN THE FUN AT HOMECOMING
Alum faculty and staff are invited to
attend Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 11.
Workshops include photograms with
art department Chair Jody Baral and a
congressional election overview with
Professor Helen Boutrous.
For more information, visit msmcalums.
la.edu/homecoming2014 or email
[email protected]