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The Integral Program - A Different Way to Learn

About The Integral Program

The Integral Program — part of the Saint Mary's College experience for over 50 years — uses questioning, conversation, and a classic liberal arts approach to engage students in a unique and profound educational experience. Our students discover the interconnected nature of a broad spectrum of fields, learning to think mathematically, scientifically, poetically and philosophically. You'll not only study ways of thinking, you'll explore the nature of thought itself. Each Integral class learns to converse on multiple levels, ask precise and incisive questions, and give intuitive, informed responses.

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New Book by Tutor David Arndt

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Congratulations to Tutor Arndt on the publication of his new book, 

Arendt on the Political.

David Arndt, a Tutor in the Integral Program, recently published a book on two basic questions of political theory: What is politics?  And what view of politics is most conducive to a strong and just republic?  Arendt on the Political (Cambridge 2019) thinks through these questions in dialogue with the political theorist Hannah Arendt.  “Arendt was able to work out an original concept of the political precisely because she had a deep understanding of the traditions of Western political thought,” Arndt says.  “She approached those traditions much as our students do--both to understand the limits they impose on our thinking, and to retrieve the authentic insights they still offer us today.” 


An interview with David Arndt can be read at:

Kelly BoydKelly E. Boyd (Integral ’84) has been recently added to the School of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Board. Kelly has had an extensive career in the energy and environmental sectors as well as in the public policy realm.  She began her career as a regulator handling mergers and anti-trust issues at the California Public Utilities Commission and was tapped to be the Chief Consultant in the California State Assembly’s Energy Committee during the state’s energy crisis of 200-2002. 

After representing Verizon, Edison International, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and numerous communications and energy associations while with the Manatt and Nossaman Law firms, she became an executive with Edison, heading up State Public Affairs for California and serving as part of its Senior Women’s Leadership Team.  Since leaving Edison in 2015, she has continued to represent energy, water and environmental firms and associations – primarily in the clean energy and emerging technologies space and serves on various state Task Forces related to wildfire prevention/resilience, forest management, and sustainability.  Kelly also serves on non-profit boards and was a founding board member of California Women in Energy and is the Executive Director of the California Low Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition.  She is active in mentoring programs, including serving as a sponsor and long-time mentor in the SheShares Program, and as an ambassador of Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper Team, actively engaging in inclusive, multi-generational and multi-cultural outreach and networking.  She lives outside Sacramento with her Labrador, Lois, and is the mother of three grown children.

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