Thursday, September 30, 2010

International Lasallian Scholar to visit Saint Mary’s

During the coming week, Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC, an internationally known and respected scholar in Lasallian spirituality from Australia, will be visiting both campuses to share his passion for and insight into our Lasallian heritage.

Brother Gerard, a voice and face well-known to many on SMU’s campuses, will give a short presentation on the Twin Cities campus on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m. as part of a luncheon gathering. He will then travel to the Winona campus where he will give a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 7. On Friday, Oct. 8, Brother Gerard will give another short presentation to members of the Winona campus at noon in the Common Room. If you are interested in attending either of the luncheon events, contact Sister Judith Schaefer, University Dean, at

Jazz Ensemble releases first CD ‘Staycation’ today

The Saint Mary’s Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Paulson, will release its first CD, “Staycation,” at the Family Weekend Jazz Concert today, Friday, Oct. 1. The performance is set for 6 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall.

The project has been a joint effort by SMU students and faculty. Participants included members of the SMU Jazz Ensemble and students majoring in music technology, under the supervision of Dr. Paulson and adjunct music faculty member and Grammy-winning engineer Brett Huus. Music tech students working on the project included Tim High, Andrew Jambura, Kalinn Bangasser and Andrew Bauer. High and Jambura — overseen by Huus — also did the mastering, in connection with their recording class.

The CD, featuring seven selections, was recorded this past February on campus — during what would have been the student musicians’ winter break. The students chose to stay on campus and record their music rather than go on tour this year — which brought about the CD’s name, “Staycation.”

The entire project was done using the recording facilities in St. Yon’s Hall, which supports the music technology program. Eric Heukeshoven, also from the SMU music faculty, did the graphic design and layout for the CD templates.

The CD, a collection of various styles, includes the vocal talents of professional jazz musician Miles Johnston who also solos on cornet. Johnston performed with the jazz ensemble in the December 2009 concert and can be heard on the recording performing Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and the great jazz standard by Klemmer and Lewis, “Just Friends,” both arranged by Dave Wolpe for big band and vocals. Other features include “Quintessence” by Quincy Jones, highlighting the talents of alto saxophonist Vanessa Grams ’10, and “Midnight Voyage” by Joey Calerazzo, featuring Winona Senior High tenor saxophonist Ross Nixon. Also included is an arrangement of the “OO7” James Bond theme by Jeremy Johnston ’09, “I Love You” by Cole Porter and a funky new chart, “Out of the Doghouse” by Eric Morales.

The CD will also be available at the bookstore. A YouTube segment, which can be found at, captures a portion of the recording session. For more information, go to or contact Dr. Paulson at Ext. 1596 or

Israeli clarinetist, saxophonist kicks off Page Series

Israeli-born jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen will kick off the Page Series Friday, Oct. 8. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theatre.

“One of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz” (according to The Washington Post), Cohen will present a rousing tribute to Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” as well as selections from her four highly praised CDs.

The winner of four consecutive Jazz Journalists Association “Clarinet Player of the Year” awards and multiple “Rising Star Clarinet” DownBeat critic’s polls, Cohen and her quartet are performing around the world, reestablishing the clarinet to its rightful role at the forefront of jazz.

Cohen will lead a masterclass on jazz improvisation with area jazz students from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8. She will then offer a free pre-show conversation at 6:30 p.m. Both events will be in Figliulo Recital Hall.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults or $20 for seniors and students and are available at the box office, ext. 1715, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or online at

Page Series presents Native Dance Ensemble

The Page Series will present the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble with “The Drum is the Thunder, The Flute is the Wind,” Tuesday, Oct. 12. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Page Theatre, located in the SMU Performance Center.

Representing the Plains nations of Lakota, Anishinabe, Comanche, the Southeastern tribe Choctaw, and the Woodlands Nations of Ojibwe and Oneida, this one-of-a-kind ensemble of American Indian champions and award-winning dancers offers a rich variety of American Indian traditions and aesthetics in dance, instrumentals, song, storytelling, sign language and audience interaction.

The ensemble is led by Kevin Locke, who is known throughout the world as a visionary hoop dancer; the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute; a traditional storyteller; cultural ambassador; recording artist; and educator.

In 1990, Locke was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which recognized him as a “Master Traditional Artist who has contributed to the shaping of our artistic traditions and to preserving the cultural diversity of the United States.”

At this time, there are no tickets available for this performance. However, a limited number may be available at the SMU Box Office one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

A school matinee performance of “The Drum is the Thunder, the Flute is the Wind” is supported in part by the Winona Foundation and Arts Midwest and by the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation.

Saint Mary’s University is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Institutional Presenter Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

Free presentation at the library

Additionally, Park Ranger Ed Lagace of the Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge will present “Gathering at the Waters,” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Winona Public Library, where he will speak about how early Native American settlers used the natural world. Refreshments and ticket give-away opportunities will be offered. The event — free and open to the public — is supported by a SELCO’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant.

Next exhibit to feature pottery, drawings

Two Midwestern artists will display work at Saint Mary’s Oct. 8 through Nov. 14.

Pottery by Schwarz features work by Dean Schwarz, a ceramic artist, painter, writer and teacher who co-founded South Bear School, an innovative summer arts school in Highlandville, Iowa. Schwarz was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The son of a welder, his initial interests were in athletics, but as an undergraduate student, he developed an interest in ceramics, painting and other visual arts, and abruptly changed his major. While serving in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960s, he used his shore leaves to visit the studios of world famous potters, notably Shoji Hamada in Japan, and Bauhaus-trained Master Potter Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm near Guerneville, Calif. His work is represented in numerous private collections and in the holdings of museums and universities throughout the world.

Drawings by Whelan features work by John Whelan, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Design, who currently lives in La Crosse, Wis. Whelan was born and raised in the Old West End of Toledo, Ohio, less than a mile from the Toledo Museum of Art, which he visited often during his youth. He has taught studio art and art history throughout the Midwest, including 23 years at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. In 1998, he took a leave from teaching to attend the University of Iowa College of Medicine and was awarded the M.D. in 2002. Whelan’s exhibit centers around studies of flowers and the human figure.

The show, free and open to the public, will be on display at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, call Ext. 1652.

Cardinal Corner now open

The Cardinal Corner is a totally student-run, not-for-profit store that teaches students how to open and run a small business. Located in the basement of Toner Student Center, the store is open during the following days and times: Monday through Thursday — 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays 5:30-7:30 p.m. The store will also be open this Saturday for Family Weekend!


Profits from the following items will be donated to the Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance:

• Vintage SMU uniforms and warm-ups from basketball, baseball, soccer — $5-$10 each.
• Vintage SMU black, white and red striped polos — $10 (Thanks, Admissions!)
• Cardinal Pride wrist bands — $1!
• Taylor Richmond 10th anniversary T-shirts — $10
• Red Cards — $5

Profits from the following items will benefit the Athletic Department:

• Leather portfolios — $15
• SMU Camp Chairs — $25

Profits from the following items will be donated to the SMU Kidz Paintball Club:

• SMU paintball club T-shirts — $5

Coming soon:

• Vuvuzelas arriving any day! — $8
• Hockey jerseys coming next week! — $20
• SMU Rugby shirts and other accessories
• Campus Ministry coffee beans
• Cardinal Pride T-shirt — $10

The class is looking for fun, funky items to sell to all members of the SMU community. This store is totally not-for-profit. Consider selling through the store; your club, organization, team, class, or department will receive 100 percent of the money from the items sold.

Cardinal Corner accepts cash and checks. Orders can be accepted via e-mail to or by campus mail at Box 61.

For more information, contact the MG315 Entrepreneurship professor and Cardinal Corner advisor, Jana Craft, at Ext. 1491 or

Mathews to discuss depressive, bipolar disorders

Dr. Ruth Mathews, staff psychologist in the Wellness Center, will describe depressive and bipolar disorders from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Figliulo Recital Hall. The impact that the disorders have on individuals, their families and the community will be discussed. In addition, the importance of assessment and the roles of psychotherapy, medication management and self-help strategies in addressing these illnesses will be described.

This workshop is cosponsored by Saint Mary’s Wellness Center and Psychology Club, along with Project COMPASS. There is no cost for SMU students, faculty and staff with ID.

Depression Screening to be offered in Wellness Center

Depression Screening will be offered to SMU students and employees from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, which is designated as the 2010 National Depression Screening Day. The location for the screening is the Wellness Center, Room 9, Toner Student Center.

The screening process involves completion of a short screening tool and a confidential consultation with a counselor from SMU Counseling Services. Information and resources concerning depression will be available and SMU counselors will make referrals for further counseling, either on-campus or to an external provider. Participants may register to win gifts, including gift certificates to the Cardinal Corner and the bookstore. Appointments are not needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Depression is a costly condition in terms of academic, social and employment success. The good news is that treatment is available and successful. For further information about depression and other mental health issues, go to For further information about the SMU screening procedure, call Ext. 1773

Speaker to share story of Brother James Miller’s life, death

Guest speaker Brother Paul Joslin, FSC — a colleague and friend of Brother James Miller — will present “Witnessing to Nonviolence” Thursday, Oct. 7.

This year marked the 28th anniversary of the death of Brother James, a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and a 1966 graduate of Saint Mary’s. Brother James was doing “God’s work” of bringing education, faith and hope to marginalized Guatemalans when he was shot and killed on Feb. 13, 1982 by four masked gunmen while mending a wall outside the De La Salle Casa Indigena where he worked. The La Crosse, Wis., Diocese has presented cause for his canonization and the Church is currently investigating cause for his sainthood. He has been named a Servant of God.

Brother Paul is a De La Salle Christian Brother and teaches at St. Raymond High School in Bronx, N.Y. Between 1976-1988, Brother Paul ministered in Guatemala, and in 1982, Brother James and Brother Paul formed the staff of the De La Salle Casa Indigena in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Consequently, Brother Paul’s presentation will include first-hand information about the horrible happenings of Feb. 13, 1982 — the day of Brother James martyrdom.

“Brother James took young people from the hills that had no chance and gave them a combination of hope and life. Are we, too, willing to rise up like Brother James to take the young by the hand and lead them to freedom?” said St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John R. Roach, 1982.

The event, part of SMU’s Lasallian Week of Peace, will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall.

For more information, contact Dennis Gallagher, dean of Campus Ministry, at Ext. 6936 or e-mail

First Women of Saint Mary’s Event is Oct. 7-10

The Alumni Office will host a First Women of Saint Mary's Event Oct. 7-10 on the Winona campus. The event — which will include a variety of weekend events — will bring together women from the decade of the ‘70s. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the events, specifically the Friday night reception. To review a complete schedule of events and to see who is planning to attend, go to If you would like to register for any of the events, contact the alumni office at Ext. 1499 or

Students to perform comedy ‘Lightning Bug’ through Oct. 3

The Department of Theatre and Dance will begin its season with the giggle-inducing comedy, “The Lightning Bug” Oct. 1-3.

This world-premiere performance capitalizes on superhero silliness and involves fast-paced dialogue and non-stop action. The family-friendly show, written by award-winning playwright Rand Higbee, takes place in 1939 at the Magnopolis Daily News as the evil genius Dr. Kasady emerges from hiding. The plot combines the elements of a 1930s screwball comedy with those of an old-time comic book adventure.

Rand, who received a 2009 Wisconsin Wrights award for “The Lightning Bug,” has written several popular plays including “Next!” which is currently one of the most often performed high school one-acts in the country.

A question-and-answer period with Rand — who currently lives near Red Wing — will be held following Friday evening’s performance.

The show’s director Judy Myers discovered “Lightning Bug” when she attended the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska in June of 2009. “Rand’s piece was read on the last day and I was so impressed that I asked him immediately following the reading if he would allow us to produce it at SMU,” Myers said. “I believed it would be a great piece for our students, as well as the Saint Mary’s and Winona communities.”

“Lightning Bug” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the Box Office, Ext. 1715 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at

Lasallian Week of Peace schedule announced

The week of Oct. 3-9 is Lasallian Week of Peace. The Lasallian Week of Peace originated in 2006 during a meeting of Young Lasallians in Rome to encourage Lasallian schools to participate in one of the social justice initiatives of the church as well as to pray for world peace.

Campus Ministry and other groups sponsor events.The overall theme of the week is “Blessed Are the Peacemakers.”
Schedule highlights include:

Sunday, Oct. 3 — Mass, “Peace Reflection” 10:30 a.m., 9 p.m., Saint Thomas More Chapel

Monday, Oct. 4 — Farmer’s Market, 3 to 5 p.m., Plaza; “Land Stewardship Project Presentation” with Doug Nopar, 7 p.m., President’s Room

Tuesday, Oct. 5 — “Storytelling from Guatemala” SOUL/LTIP, noon, Common Room, with free lunches for the first 50 attendees; Lasallian Collegians Peace Program, 8 p.m., Game Room

Wednesday, Oct. 6 — Video Conference with Bethlehem University Students, 8 to 9:35 a.m., World Room; “Day in the Life of a Palestinian, noon to 12:45 p.m., Plaza; SAC movie, “Motorcycle Diaries,” 9 p.m., Salvi Lecture Hall

Thursday, Oct. 7 — Brother Paul Joslin, FSC, companion of Brother James Miller, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Salvi Lecture Hall

Friday, Oct. 8 — Fair Trade Friday, 8 to 11 a.m., Saint Mary’s Hall; “Shack-a-thon Homelessness Awareness,” Habitat for Humanity 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Plaza

Saturday, Oct. 9 — Iron Chef Competition, 5 p.m., Common Room. Support a Bethlehem University student; $3 for students, $5 for adults.

Teams invited to compete in Iron Chef Oct. 9

The third annual Iron Chef competition will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Common Room. As in the past, the money raised will go to the Gaza Student Initiative to help provide scholarships for students from Gaza to attend Bethlehem University. The competition is open to both student and faculty/staff teams.

If you are interested in forming a team, or have any questions, contact Dorothy Diehl at Ext. 1531 or e-mail

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for faculty and staff. They can be purchased from any team member, at Campus Ministry, or at Office 209 in Saint Mary’s Hall.

Family Weekend Fall Frolic scheduled for Oct. 2

The 23rd Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk is Saturday, Oct. 2.

Registration will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Toner Student Center with the race beginning at 10 a.m.

The annual event is free to SMU students, faculty and staff, but is open to the community as well for a fee of $8 (which includes a T-shirt). Typically close to 500 people participate; competitors of all levels (including walkers) are welcome.

Registration forms — as well as a complete weekend schedule — are available online at

Family Weekend runs Oct. 1-3 and includes a full slate of activities for families of students and the SMU community. In previous years, as many as 1,000 visitors have come onto campus for Family Weekend music and theatre events, sporting events, the Fall Frolic, and other games and activities.

Concert Band and choirs combine for concert Oct. 2

The Concert Band and choirs will combine for a 2 p.m. concert Saturday, Oct. 2, at Page Theatre.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patrick O’Shea, and the Women’s Choir, directed by Lindsy O’Shea, will present works in English and Latin, including compositions by Palestrina, Randall Thompson, and Moses Hogan.

The SMU Band, directed by Janet Heukeshoven, will start the year with a fanfare for concert band by Jack Stamp, “Cenotaph.” This will be followed by Malcolm Arnold’s “Scottish Dance No. 1” (from “Four Scottish Dances,” arranged for band by John Paynter) and another work based on the Scottish tradition, “Perthshire Majesty,” by Samuel Hazo. The band will conclude its part of the concert with the “Florentiner March” by Czech composer Julius Fucik.

To conclude the performance, the choir and band will combine for Randall Thompson's “The Last Words of David.”

This is the inaugural concert for SMU’s new acoustic shell.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the box office, Ext. 1715, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at

Student jazz performance slated for today

The 18-piece Saint Mary’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo I will perform a concert at 6 p.m. today, in Figliulo Recital Hall.

This concert, part of SMU’s Family Weekend festivities, marks the release of the first big band CD “Staycation,” recorded by the jazz ensemble last February. It was produced and recorded by SMU music technology majors under the direction of Dr. John Paulson, professor of music, and Brett Huus, adjunct music faculty member and CEO of Soundstrations Studios in La Crosse, Wis. The CD will be available at the concert, in the campus bookstore and online at

The jazz combo will lead off the concert with Herbie Hancock's famous “Cantaloupe Island,” arranged by the group, and freshman alto saxophonist Katie Kosiek will be featured on the ballad “Come Rain or Come Shine.” The closing set will be “Nutville” by Horace Silver. The big band will feature sophomore drummer Allen Mekash on Mark Talor’s “Power Play” and the trombone section on Dave Barduhn’s “Safety Net Blues.”

Also included in the set will be “Maputo” by Marcus Miller featuring Tommy Quinn on alto sax and freshman Webster Camden on guitar, “Big Cat” blues by Dave Hanson and the funky “Poultry in Motion” with solos by the always enthusiastic Benjamin Scott on tenor sax.

Jazz musician Anat Cohen and her jazz quartet will start off the Page Series season Friday, Oct. 8. Cohon, one of the top jazz clarinetists in the world, will be doing a free Masterclass on jazz improvisation with SMU's Jazz Combo I from 4 to 5 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall. She will join Paulson for a pre-show interview in the recital hall.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the box office, Ext. 1715, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at

Host families needed for San Miguel student visit

Host families are needed to house 28 sixth-grade students that will be visiting Saint Mary’s from the San Miguel Chicago-Back of the Yards School.

Hosting a student/s involves three nights of lodging from Oct. 25-28 and providing two dinners.

For more information, or if you would like to sign up as a host family, e-mail When signing up, please include your address, phone number, and the gender you would prefer, keeping in mind that there are seven girls and 21 boys visiting this year.

Auditions being held for Blue Angel

The annual Saint Mary’s music variety show, Blue Angel, is planned for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6.

Auditions for the show will be during the weekend of Oct. 22-24 and are open to students, faculty and staff. A sign-up sheet will be available beginning Oct. 10 on the door of the Phi Mu Alpha room in the basement of the Toner Center.

For more information, contact Matt Polum at or Rich Mazzetti at

IT Department to host online Educause conference

The Information Technology Department has registered for the annual Educause conference “online edition.” The online conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in Saint Mary’s Hall, Room 8 (training lab). Stop in to view the conference at any point.

The conference agenda is located at

For more information, or if any particular sessions catch your interest, contact Sarah Bearbower at Ext. 457-1635 or

Host needed for October ‘Let’s Do Lunch’

The Volunteer Committee is looking for a group to host the first “Let’s Do Lunch,” a Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 29. Proceeds will benefit Christ the Teacher Institute for Education on our Nairobi campus. Hosts are asked to bring a variety of main dishes to pass. The Volunteer Committee provides water, serviceware and desserts. If your group is interested, please contact Deb Nahrgang at Ext. 6966 or If a volunteer is not found by Friday, Oct. 8, the first Let’s Do Lunch will be postponed.

DVD, video game sale cancelled

The Volunteer Committee has not received enough donations to hold a DVD and video game sale. Look for different fundraising ideas in the future.

Next ‘Chat, Chow & Web 2.0’ event announced

Nancy Sims, copyright program librarian at the U of M, will discuss copyright issues relevant to higher education, including using teaching materials in class and online for the October Chat & Chow event. Sims will present from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Meet in the main lounge of the McEnery Center. The event is sponsored by the Fitzgerald Library, IT and Instructional Technology. Lunch will be provided; an RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary, and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Jason Spartz,

Schild published in ‘The Lower Case’

An item submitted by Steve Schild, associate professor in the Mass Communication Department, was printed in the September/October issue of the Columbia Journalism Review’s “The Lower Case,” which features newspaper headlines containing unintended double meanings. Schild submitted this headline from the July 18 Star-Tribune of Minneapolis: “Psychological thriller turns on missing woman.” Can you find the double meaning?

CMENC clinic co-sponsored by SMU, WSU

The CMENC PLUS Fall Clinic is a annual conference for music education majors and early career music teachers. This year’s event is co-sponsored by the music education students at both SMU and WSU. Highlighting this year’s event is a performance by Native American singer and teacher, Lyz Jaakola ( and her troupe.

This Oct. 8 performance will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the main stage of the Performing Arts Center at WSU and is open to the general public.

For additional information contact Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, CMENC chapter advisor.

Students exhibit art in ‘Watershed’ exhibit

Several students from SMU were chosen to exhibit in “Watershed,” a juried exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive. The exhibition features work from SMU and Winona State University students who were asked to create work that was inspired by water. Three winners and 12 runners-up were chosen out of 45 entries. The exhibition, being held in conjunction with “Between the Shining Seas,” will be on display through Saturday, Nov. 13.

SMU students featuring work in the exhibit include: Ryan Anderson, Danielle Miller, Stephanie Binot, Ashley Blum and Blake Dahl.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students, $20 for immediate families, or free to children younger than 4.

Jazz notes

Swing Inc. will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 1, at Signature's Restaurant.

Sympathy to Smith, Becker families

Bill Smith, brother to Brother Robert Smith, FSC (Bethlehem University), died Wednesday, Sept. 29.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Friday, Oct. 1, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Randolph and Albert Streets, Saint Paul.

A card of condolence can be sent to:

Brother Robert Smith, FSC
Public Relations Office
P.O. Box 11407
92248 Jerusalem

Tod Alford, ex-husband to Judi Becker, PACC Director and English faculty, died Tuesday, Sept. 28. He leaves behind his two daughters.

The funeral is 10 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 1, at St. John’s Church in Fountain City, Wis.

The Saint Mary’s community extends its sympathy to the Smith and Becker families.