St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University, founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. Personal attention and powerful academic programs have made St. Mary's, located on 135 acres northwest of downtown San Antonio, a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. With a diverse student population of more than 4,000 of all faiths and backgrounds, St. Mary's is home to five schools: Humanities and Social Sciences, Bill Greehey School of Business, Science, Engineering and Technology, Graduate, and Law. The University provides a Catholic education experience that evokes academic excellence while integrating liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment. 

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5:22 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

San Antonio Politics: Recent History And The Future

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mayor Henry Cisneros in conversation with Dr. Henry Flores (center).
Eileen Pace

 On Tuesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mayor Henry Cisneros met on the campus of St. Mary's University for a public discussion about “San Antonio Politics: Recent History and the Future.”  In the above audio, the duo explores recent progress that now annually puts the city near the top of the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities rankings. They also analyze how San Antonio might benefit from current improvement efforts. The conversation is moderated by Henry Flores, Ph.D., St.

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9:11 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Women Governing San Antonio Past And Present

San Antonio City Council from 1985-87. Berriozábal (in blue next to Mayor Cisneros) was first elected to the council in 1981.
San Antonio City Clerk's Office

Women were  the topic of this Community Conversation at St. Mary’s University as well as a majority of the attendees. The event hosted four females who have significantly impacted San Antonio in past and present:

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1:09 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

NPR Commentator E.J. Dionne At St. Mary's

E.J. Dionne
NPR

Longtime Washington Post columnist and NPR political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about his book, "Our Divided Political Heart," at 7 p.m. on March 19 at St. Mary’s University as part of the Lin Great Speakers Series.

Dionne spent 14 years at The New York Times covering local, state and national politics; he also served as a foreign correspondent in Paris, Rome and Beirut before joining The Washington Post in 1990. He has written his twice-weekly column for the Post since 1993.

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6:30 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Red McCombs On What Separates Winning And Losing

B.J. Red McCombs

"I'm not doing this to embarrass you, but you really don't belong in this meeting. Go Clean your desk out, come see me tomorrow and we'll settle up," said B.J. "Red" McCombs to one of the vice president's of the Vikings shortly before pre-season play after he bought the team in 1998.  Valued at over a billion dollars, the former owner of the Spurs is known for direct talk, good judgement, and making a heck of a lot of money.

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10:46 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Lin Great Speaker Series at St. Mary's: Steven Kotler Pushes Limits

*This Lecture Aired on KSTX's The Newsmaker Hour November 18th 2012.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Steven Kotler wants to push your perceived limitations. Telling an audience of St. Mary's University Students and community members on October 31st, 2012, that the future is brighter than our own biases will allow us to believe.   His lecture spanned topics as vast as his imagination, from vertical farming to homemade drone aircraft.

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1:58 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Community Conversations: Pre K for SA

Mayor Castro and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff debate the merits of Pre-K for SA
Gina Farrell

The Community Conversations Series at St. Mary's University hosted San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff.  It focused on the proposed sales tax increase to pay for the mayor’s Pre-K 4 SA Initiative, a plan designed to improve access to quality and affordable pre-school options.  Commissioner Wolff has been an outspoken critic of the plan.

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