Saint Martin’s Abbey Announces a $500,000 Challenge Matching Gift to Science Initiative

Saint Martin’s Abbey has announced that it will make an additional $500,000 challenge matching gift towards Saint Martin’s University’s Science Initiative, a campaign to build a new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. So far the University has raised $8.31 million of the projected budget of $10…

Olympia Tumwater Foundation Reaches $2 Million Milestone with Award of $140,000 in Scholarships

Photo Caption:  Katie Schmidt Hurley presents Emily Grahn with a scholarship in 2016. Grahn will return to Tumwater to speak at the May 30 Scholarship Reception at the Schmidt House.  The Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) will host a ceremony to present $140,000 in scholarships to 17 graduating seniors from Thurston County high schools on Wednesday, May 30 at the…

Learn Skills to Design and Lead Productive Meetings

Facilitating Effective Meetings July 16-17, 2018 Are you tired of leading or attending unproductive or dysfunctional meetings? Presented by the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, this two-day course is valuable for anyone who runs or attends meetings in government agencies, businesses, schools, non-profits, civic groups, faith communities or other organizations.  This highly-interactive training provides participants…

Acme Fuel’s Purple Truck

You may have received a delivery from or seen our newest truck –  the big purple one! We decided to paint it purple to highlight our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s research has become important to the owners of Acme Fuel, Tom and Christophe Allen. Tom’s wife/Christophe’s mom, Jeannine, passed away in October 2016…

Saint Martin’s Selects the Seventh Cohort of Benedictine Scholars

 Ten incoming Saint Martin’s University first-year students have been selected to serve as the seventh cohort of Benedictine Scholars. The University’s Benedictine Scholars Program started in the fall of 2012 with the mission to promote a deeper understanding of the Catholic, Benedictine values and heritage that define the University. The Benedictine Scholars serve as ambassadors for…