Spirit Magazine

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View From The Dome

Published on the first Wednesday of each month, “A View from the Dome” shares stories, photos and videos about the people, programs and events on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus.

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Hermes Creative Awards

Spirit magazine received three awards in the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.

  • Editor Barbara Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA, and Graphic Designer Todd Sargood received a gold award in the overall publication (magazine) category.
  • Todd Sargood received a gold award for his design of the “Making History” issue (fall 2016-winter 2017).
  • Barbara Kerr received a gold award for writing for the “Changing Lives” issue (spring-summer 2016).

Spirit magazine received three awards in the 2016 Hermes Creative Awards.

  • Editor Barbara Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA, and Graphic Designer Todd Sargood received a platinum award (top honors) in the overall publication (magazine) category.
  • Graphic Designer Todd Sargood received two gold awards for design: publication overall for the “Our Campus as a Canvas” issue (fall 2015-winter 2016) and publication cover for the “One Campus. One Community. One World.” issue (spring-summer 2015).
MarCom Awards

Spirit also received a platinum award in the 2016 MarCom Awards, an international competition for marketing and communication professionals. The platinum award was presented for the “Our Campus as a Canvas” issue (fall 2015-winter 2016) and the “One Campus. One Community. One World.” issue (spring-summer 2015). 

Spirit was honored again in 2017, receiving a gold MarCom Award for the “Making History” (fall 2016-winter 2017) and “A Day in the Life of Our Campus” (spring-summer 2017) issues.

Spotlight Awards

The fall 2016-winter 2017 issue of Spirit – devoted exclusively to the history of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon – received a 2017 Spotlight Award for excellence from the Oregon Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Spotlight Award winners must demonstrate outstanding performance throughout the research, planning, execution and evaluation of their work. As the organizers note, the Spotlight Awards “benchmark your organization’s communications programs against best practice methodologies around the country.” The communications team spent more than seven months researching, planning, writing and designing the “Making History” commemorative issue of Spirit.

Learn More

The award-winning Spirit magazine is published twice yearly by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Ministries Corporation. It was preceded by Outlook, the first campus magazine. To learn more or to contact us, write to [email protected].

Spirit Archives (2002-present)

Tradition/Innovation
Spring-Summer 2019

Let’s Play
Fall-Winter 2018

Acts of Kindness
Spring-Summer 2018

Legacy
Fall 2017-Winter 2018

A Day in the Life of Our Campus
Spring-Summer 2017

Making History
Fall 2016-Winter 2017

Changing Lives
Spring-Summer 2016

Our Campus as a Canvas
Fall 2015-Winter 2016

One Campus. One Community. One World.
Spring-Summer 2015

Ring Out Fall
2014-Winter 2015

Opening Doors
Spring-Summer 2014

Winning Performance
Fall 2013-Winter 2014

Journeys
Spring-Summer 2013

Excellence
Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Gratitude
Spring-Summer 2012

Service
Spring-Summer 2011

Celebrating 125 Years of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Winter 2010-11

Hope
Fall 2010-Winter 2011

Legacy
Spring-Summer 2010

Generous
Winter 2010

Momentous
Spring-Summer 2009

Unity
Winter 2009

Contemplative
Fall 2006-Winter 2007

Changing Times, Lasting Values
Spring 2006

Caring for Oregon’s Most Fragile Children
Fall 2005

A Groundbreaking Journey
Summer 2005

Good As Gold
Fall 2004

Richness in Diversity
Spring 2004

A Centennial Celebration
Summer 2003

An Illustrious History and a Bright Future
Spring 2003

Changing Times, Lasting Values
Summer 2002

Outlook Archives (1994-2001)

Service with Love at Maryville
Winter 2001

The ABCs of Educational Excellence
Fall 2001

SSMO Celebrations and Volunteerism
Spring-Summer 2001

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon in the New Millennium
Winter 2000

Partnership in Education
Fall 2000

Sisters Elect Administration and The History of Our Chapel
Spring-Summer 2000

Maryville: Looking Forward as We Look Back
Winter 1999

Technology in Education
Fall 1999

Fine Arts in SSMO Campus Schools
Spring-Summer 1999

Sisters in Ministry and A Memorable Mission
Winter 1998

Music Education
Fall 1998

Service with Love at Maryville
Winter 2001

The ABCs of Educational Excellence
Fall 2001

SSMO Celebrations and Volunteerism
Spring-Summer 2001

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon in the New Millennium
Winter 2000

Partnership in Education
Fall 2000

Sisters Elect Administration and The History of Our Chapel
Spring-Summer 2000

Maryville: Looking Forward as We Look Back
Winter 1999

Technology in Education
Fall 1999

Fine Arts in SSMO Campus Schools
Spring-Summer 1999

Sisters in Ministry and A Memorable Mission
Winter 1998

Music Education
Fall 1998