The Aspire is published five times a year in both print and online editions for Saint Mary alumni and friends by the USM marketing department.
Saint Mary Spirit: Around the World
The closing words of the Saint Mary mission statement add a sense of scope to the university’s purpose.
USM doesn’t just prepare students to excel in their careers, or to better their immediate communities (although, to be sure, Saint Marians are well prepared to accomplish both), Saint Mary readies students to “contribute to the well being of our global society.”
In short, Saint Mary students are prepared to change the world.
Join Us for 2013's Christmas Vespers
Mark your calendars for a Saint Mary Christmas tradition!
The Annual Christmas Choral Vespers will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Annunciation Chapel. The Vespers Concert will feature the USM Concert Chorale and the Bells of Saint Mary Handbell Choir accompanied by the Vespers Chamber Orchestra.
The concert will honor the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on Dec. 8, with a choral litany to the Virgin Mary: Litaniae de Beata Virgine by Mozart.
The program will also feature a number of traditional and modern carols arranged by John Rutter.
The concert is under the direction of Dr. William Krusemark and Assistant Professor of Music Freda Proctor.
The concert should run approximately one hour and 10 minutes.
The rain didn’t keep Saint Mary students or alumni from kicking off homecoming in style!
On Sept. 28, a couple of hundred Saint Mary fans — including students, alumni (ranging from U’12 to A’50), and USM faculty and staff — joined together in McGilley Field House for a delicious BBQ lunch before the Spires Homecoming kickoff.
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A Visual Feast: USM Alumni Art Exhibit Raises Funds for Student Scholarships
The USM Greater KC Area Alumni Council presented a compelling show of artwork by Saint Mary alums and students for the group’s third annual fall fundraiser on Sept. 13.
Held in the Art Deco-styled offices of BNIM Architects in the downtown Power & Light Building, the evening's exhibit featured the works of 13 alumni artists from as far away as New York City and Boulder, Colo., to artists living in the Kansas City area as well as University of Saint Mary art faculty.
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Alums Offer Warm Welcome
to New Saint Marians
The mid-August move-in days at Saint Mary didn’t just represent a welcoming for new students, they also served as an impromptu homecoming for a few helpful alums.
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Alumni Chapter Notes and Events Calendar
Learn about upcoming Saint Mary Alumni Events and the latest on Alumni Chapters!
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