Students create book of SMC stories, history
By MARGARET HOOD
Three Saint Mary's students are compiling College ghost stories and pride facts in a book to make people aware of Saint Mary's rich history.
"The whole point of this book is to give something back to the College because we have received so much from it over the years," said Veronica Kessenich, one of the co-authors.
The idea came about this summer while Kessenich, junior Shelly Houser and sophomore Kristin Matha, were coaching at The Leaders of a New Indiana (LONI) camp.
Kessenich and Houser told Matha different stories about the residence halls and various buildings on campus. The stories eventually trickled down to the campers, and the response was enormous.
"We said it was a great idea for a book, and made a pact to pursue it," said Matha
The pact became a reality when the three students received a grant to write the book from LONI.
"LONI is a wonderful program, and we are very excited to have been a part of it," said Matha.
Current students, alumni, faculty, staff security and the sisters are compiling the stories. The three students plan on researching all of the residence halls, and have been working with John Kovach, head of archives at Saint Mary's, to research the details.
The book, which has yet to be named, is due out the week after spring break and proceeds from the sales will go to Saint Mary's.
Students with stories to add should email Quiethours@saintmarys.edu.
All News Stories for Tuesday, September 12, 2000