Excellence in Caring
Advocating for self-care, one nurse specialist helps lead a transformation
JoAnna Novak is an assistant professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program
Vivian Slu ’21
Vivian Slu ’21 is a political science and philosophy major with a pre-law minor
A gift to the world
For more than 35 years, Robert has filled a variety of leadership roles on campus
The claim to BSN fame
The story behind the race to start California’s first nursing baccalaureate degree
Making is Learning
Welcome to the Mount Makerspace, where students are encouraged to design, experiment, build and invent.
Being a light to others
As a history scholar, Rausch says she learned that one person can embolden others and make a difference, one light at a time.
That word is more than just a tagline. It’s how our students define themselves.
A professor pushed Michelle Melendres ’03 to aim higher. Now she’s doing the same to her students.
Perseverance is key
Alum's book about resilience and overcoming odds wins a Catholic Press Association Book Award.
Leading from the heart
Student body president thrives on serving her communities, whether in her hometown or at the Mount.
Chemistry professor’s charge to students: Do undergrad research and advocate for your rights.
Kudos to our alums
Mount alums are racking up national awards recently. Congratulations to these four women!
Accolades: July 2019
Publications, presentations and promotions: What our faculty and students have been up to recently.
Family key to success
Alum credits her parents' hard work and dedication for her success as an educator.
Best for veterans
Mount Saint Mary's nursing program ranks as one of the top 25 in the nation as a 2019 best bet for veterans.
Fired up on BBQ love
Weekend/Evening College alum making a name for himself in DC restaurant scene.
Faculty and staff celebrate milestone anniversaries, promotions and retirements.
Unstoppable Class of 2019
Mount Saint Mary’s celebrates the journeys, achievements and transformations of the Class of 2019.
Students showcase skills, research at academic conferences, competitions.
Teacher of the year
Alum named one of L.A. Unified School District's top teachers for her outstanding work in special education.
Maternal care inequality
A closer look: How has history impacted the poor health outcomes of black mothers and infants?
Path to leadership
Mount's partnership with the Public Leadership Education Network prepares students for careers in public policy.
Feeding a need
How the Mount Wellness movement is tackling one of higher education’s biggest issues: food insecurity.
A gift from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing benefits the Mount's Student Ambassador program.
Health and policy
Where wellness and analysis intersect: Grad program takes the pulse of the community.
House of refuge
The childhood home of Mother St. John Fontbonne is now part of the Mount Saint Mary’s family.
The first alumnae
Looking Back: The story of Mount Saint Mary's Class of 1929
Accolades: April 2019
Mount Saint Mary's named one of California's top 30 colleges, plus faculty news
Report examines inclusion
The 2019 Report focuses on how race, age and socio-economic status shape the lives of women in California.
Collectif 2019 released
Online anthology of original faculty and staff writing examines intersectionality from multiple perspectives.
Women in Entertainment
Collectif 2018: A paper examines the reasons why progress for women in television and films has been so slow.
Oxfam America President Abby Maxman and CAST executive director Kay Buck to speak at ceremonies.
Accolades: March 2019
The University earns a "Voter Friendly Campus" designation for second year in a row, plus faculty news.
Coding with Google
The Mount is one of the universities picked to host Applied Computing Series courses offered by Google.
Teaching the code
Professor envisions machine-learning courses for computer science majors and non-STEM students alike.
Tribute for Father George
Mount Saint Mary's President Emerita Jacqueline Powers Doud celebrates professor's life in eulogy
Feminist Theory and STEM
Collectif 2018: Professor explores her own experiences as a female engineer from the lens of feminist theory.
Nursing alums chose the Chalon Campus as the backdrop for their engagement photos.
First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom will be in conversation at the 2019 Report event
Learning through play
A joint course explores the connection of psychology and art in child development
A sneak peek at 2019’s The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™
Recycling on campus
In case you were wondering: You've put your recyclables in the blue recycling bin, what happens next?
Peer wellness advocate compiles easy recipes meant for students with limited kitchen access.
The Mount launches a walking path on the Doheny Campus to get the community to move more.
University earns silver award for crisis communications strategy during the Skirball Fire
Accolades, January 2019
What our faculty and alums have been up to: A Pushcart Prize nomination, a Teacher of the Year award, and more.
Healing in the classroom
On-campus pro bono clinic provides physical therapy services to patients with brain injury
Physical therapy students share wellness tips, fitness principles on Instagram as @TheFizeekGeeks
Called to Serve
What draws someone into a life dedicated to service? Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet share what inspired them.
Accolades, November 2018
The University is named one of the nation's "Best Colleges for Student Voting," plus faculty and alum news.
Answers in the earth?
Honors biology students analyze campus soil as part of international search for new, effective antibiotics.
MSMU launches a doctor of psychology program to help address shortage of mental healthcare services.
STEM scholars share research from highly selective summer research programs.
Lead in times of change
Lessons learned at the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Nurturing nurse leaders
Three alums, working together at the same hospital, pave a path for other nurses to become leaders.
Honors program global immersion course explores "privilege and poverty" in Brazil and Argentina.
Into the divide
Service trip gives students a sobering perspective on the immigrant and refugee experience.
Pilgrimage to Le Puy, France, lets student pilgrims connect deeper with the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
A writer's retreat
Summer course in Colombia proves to be a magical, eye-opening experience for MFA in Creative Writing students.
Reflections from an international student on her year studying at Mount Saint Mary’s.
A legacy entrusted
The CSJ Institute’s oral history project advances the stories and mission of Mount Saint Mary’s founding sisters.
Behind the scenes
A look at the MSMU filmmakers who have brought to life the CSJ Oral History Project.
Persevering in science
A cancer survivor, Outstanding Alum Awardee Chamelli Jhappan '79 now helps manage government funding for cancer research.
Heart of compassion
A nurse and missionary, Natalie (Harris) Martinez ’79 is being honored as an Outstanding Alumna for service to the community.
Beyond identity politics
As leader of a county party in California, Zaira Cedano '14 says criticism of her age, gender and ethnicity only spur her on.
Remembering Mrs. Doheny
This October marks 60 years since the passing of Estelle Doheny, the University's most generous and enduring benefactor.
Profile of philanthropy: Carol Gibson '72 hopes to make a difference through education
Teaching value of giving
Profile of philanthropy: David Burkitt '97, MBA program director, imparts lessons on giving to the next generation.
New accolades for Mount Saint Mary’s University, one of the ‘Most Transformative Colleges’ in the U.S.
Diversity in STEM award
Mount Saint Mary’s honored for engaging more students in science and research excellence.
Bold, bright and strong
Find your voice at the Mount! Learn about all that we have to offer here at Mount Saint Mary’s.
DPT wellness assessments
Physical therapy program initiatives to help keep athletes safe and healthcare providers healthy.
Expanded academic slate
This fall, the University offers its first bachelor of fine arts degree and launches two fully online baccalaureate programs.
Building STEM capacity
University wins $1.3 million STEM-building grant from the National Science Foundation.
Making the connection
National women’s commissions gathering in Los Angeles features an MSMU flavor.
CSJ Oral History Project
Mount Saint Mary's University has interviewed 55 of our Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ).
Incoming Athenians get a taste of what it takes to succeed at the Mount.
Faculty notes: Aug. 2018
What our faculty are up to: Conferences from Chicago to Spain, publications, fellowships and more.
Training to be advocates
Campus Ministry leaders learn how to advocate for social justice at a Catholic Relief Services student summit.
Degree with a guarantee
Mount Saint Mary's guarantees admission for transfer students from California community colleges.
Take a look at one of our 2018 summer orientation sessions.
University joins a national consortium that prepares professors with career guidance skills.
'50 Women Can'
MSMU partners with Take The Lead to equip more women to lead in media and entertainment.
‘No strangers to courage’
MSMU President Ann McElaney-Johnson delivers commencement address at Marymount High School.
Alumna on the case
Barbara Jones ’68 named special master in high-profile legal case with White House implications.
MBA to city council
MBA alum defeats a longtime incumbent in Whittier City Council race.
Ready to run...and lead
Mount Saint Mary’s hosts public campaign training to prepare more women to run for office.
Honors scholars are doing work that’s making an impact well beyond the Mount’s campuses.
MSMU honors the students, staff and faculty who made 2017-2018 another year to remember.
Carondelet Medal 2018
Presentation of MSMU's highest honor, the Carondelet Medal, to Bernadette Gonzaque Robert '77.
The Class of 2018
Celebrating the accomplishments of Mount Saint Mary's 2018 graduates.
Commencement address '18
Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and CEO of St. Joseph Center, delivered MSMU's 2018 undergraduate commencement address.
Grad Commencement address
MSMU Provost Robert Perrins delivered the keynote address to graduating members of MSMU's Graduate Division
Mount Saint Mary's hosts a day of film screenings as part of the United State of Women summit.
From marching to running
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass among elected officials to share advice at MSMU’s campaign training for women.
2018 RSWG Recap
MSMU's latest research report shines a spotlight on gender inequities among California's workforce.
Paths to parity
Students lead campus conversations on what it will take to create a more equitable world.
Welcome: Doheny ASD
This April, the University welcomed admitted students to its Doheny Campus for a chance to learn more about the Mount.
Peer Wellness at MSMU
Find out what being a peer wellness advocate is all about from one of our student leaders in the Mount Wellness movement!
Welcome: Chalon ASD
This April, the University welcomed admitted students to its Chalon Campus for a chance to learn more about the Mount.
Beloved Mount icon and nursing Living Legend returns after 35 years to teach, mentor and inspire.
Roy Model's early days
Alums share their memories of Sr. Callista Roy and the early days of the Roy Adaptation Model.
A healthy support system
Peer wellness advocates learn to coach, motivate fellow students on their wellness journey.
Lessons from the expert
The Mount's wellness scholar-in-residence gives tips on motivating others to succeed.
The virtual odyssey
Online poetry writing class pushes classic literature to the edge.
A CSJ-inspired career
Profile of Philanthropy: Mount education makes impact on alum's teaching career.
Profile of Philanthropy: Beloved nursing professor found great joy in mentoring students.
Students cross boundaries of nation and discipline to research cancer with a wide-angled lens.
The Kennedy Files
Mystery donation to the Archives turns out to be an alum's special collection.
Ready to Run '18
MSMU hosts public campaign training to prepare more women to run for office.
University-wide symposium highlights student and faculty research.
Women in the workforce
2018 Report shines light on persistent gender inequities in California workplace.
Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president of St. Joseph Center, named undergrad commencement speaker.
A culture of health
A Mount Wellness talk between CWO Bryant Adibe, MD, and Wellness Scholar Wayne Scott Andersen, MD.
Feet in the Street
Students learn lessons from sisters’ social justice ministries.
Immigration and artistry
Featured artists at latest exhibition talk about impact of immigration experience on their work.
Faculty notes: March 2018
What our faculty and staff have been up to: an NBA Hall of Fame award, field research around Catalina Island, and more.
The verdict is in
Emely Reardon ’19 wins two awards at Mock Trial competition.
Social Justice Week
Students and staff advocate, engage and act on issues of justice.
Faculty notes: Feb. 2018
What our faculty have been up to recently, including an appearance at the United Nations and a local newscast.
Wellness Week 2018
Eating green, moving more and de-stressing with a week focused on fun, fitness and feeling well.
Beyond the Report
Mount Saint Mary’s adds new elements to its annual work on gender equity in California.
Advancing gender equity
L.A. mayor cites University's gender equity research as a "light to expose shortcomings."
New year, same you
Set goals to appreciate who you are and to treat yourself with more compassion.
Grand music, grand venues
The Da Camera Society presents lineup for 2018's Doheny Soirees and Chamber Music in Historic Sites series.
Women in Hollywood
Speaker series brings media and entertainment industry experts to campus.
Mount Wellness partners with YogaWorks to offer free online classes to the community.
Winning the vote
Mount Saint Mary’s receives Bronze Seal for Excellence in student voter engagement.
Celebrating the official launch of "An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary's University."
Stephen Inrig, PhD, associate professor, appeared as a guest expert on L.A.'s ABC-7.
Opening a new hub for gender equity research, advocacy and leadership development.
CSJ Institute opens
Celebrating the opening of a new space for the Mount's CSJ Institute.
Professor’s passion sparks idea for special poetry readings on campus
The transformative power of a Mount education: “An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary’s University”
At the Mount, we graduate intelligent, confident leaders who are extraordinary catalysts for positive change.
A STEM believer
Chamelli Jhappan ’79 talks about the need for women in STEM and how the Mount propelled her career.
Wellness at the Mount
We are committed to graduating healthy, resilient leaders. Find out how, thanks to our wellness movement.
The future of wellness
Our wellness movement is a national model for healthy living. All it needs now is a home.
Formula for success
Numbers and algorithms are beautiful to Gladys Olivares ’17, a math major with a minor in fine art.
Answering the call
Hundreds of Athenians turn out for the Mount's 2017 Invitation to Serve.
MSMU Open House
A quick taste of the energy, passion and camaraderie present at every Mount Saint Mary’s open house for future Athenians!
Ambassadors of wellness
Peer Wellness Advocates ready to educate and motivate students to take ownership of their health.
Meet the Campaign team
Meet the leadership team piloting "An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary's University."
A Mount education has made Phylizia Carrillo '17 a "force to be reckoned with."
Intersection of studies
Studying the sciences at a liberal arts university represents the best of both worlds.
Mount Wellness will focus this year on promoting good nutrition and healthier choices.
Dynamic 2017 public programming presented by the University’s Center for the Advancement of Women.
Creating ‘aha!’ moments
Outstanding Alumnae Awardee Kristin Vanderlip-Taylor ’97 is one of the state’s top art educators.
Navigating a path
Outstanding Alumnae Awardee Joy Bejarano ’15 MBA strengthens ties with alums, students and the University.
Kari Bolen, EdD, is the new director of diversity and inclusion at Mount Saint Mary's.
Journey to the start
To help us reconnect with our heritage, the CSJ Institute has created a series of Le Puy pilgrimages.
Reaching the summit
A celebration of Mount Saint Mary's 2017 graduating cohort of Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
DPT Class of '17
The University's latest Doctor of Physical Therapy cohort is ready to lead.
Fun and games
Students and alums teamed up for an annual Mount tradition: The Athenian Day Games!
The AIDS pandemic
Professor co-authors book analyzing lessons learned from global response to AIDS pandemic.
The Resilient Leader
Discovering the resilient leader within at Mount Saint Mary's University's 2017 Women's Leadership Conference!
Finding the way
What do you pack for the journey of a lifetime? Sturdy shoes and an open mind, says Mary Lenihan ‘58
Off and running
Since 2013, Ready to Run™ has brought together hundreds of emerging women leaders each year. Some are already making waves.
University President Ann McElaney-Johnson is the new chair of the Women's College Coalition.
From the lab to the field to the water, summertime is research time at the Mount.
Paying it forward
As one of hundreds of scholarship recipients at the Mount, Claire Atanacio '19 knows that someday she wants to do the giving.
Alums Giving Back
From donating to mentoring, Mount alums know the value of giving back, and helping more students become unstoppable.
What makes Mount Saint Mary's University unstoppable? Two words: Our students.
A national movement
Mount Saint Mary's joins the Partnership for a Healthier America.
Ready to Run 2017
Women’s experience and leadership are needed in public service. That’s why we present Ready to Run.
Time to Flourish
When women flourish, we all flourish. Learn more from our 2017 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in California.
Celebrating the launch of the University's Mount Wellness campaign, and the creation of the Mount’s club sports teams.
Meet The Sisters
Introducing the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet in Los Angeles: founders and guiding lights at the Mount.