Supporting the School of Health
When the College launched the School of Health last
September at a celebration attended by hundreds of
alumnae, healthcare executives and political supporters,
the event demonstrated the reach that the
School will have in the broader community.
President Andrea J. Lee, IHM, announced four new
strategic partners, each of which has contributed
seed money to help launch a new interdisciplinary,
- Fairview Health Services, Twin Cities
- HealthPartners, Twin Cities
- HealthEast Care System, St. Paul
- Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan, the fourth-largest
Catholic healthcare system in the United States.
Tips for Simply Living
When architect and author Sarah Susanka addressed
the St. Catherine Forum on Women in Leadership in
November, she spoke less of her professional life than
of how, at age 50, she has transformed her way of looking at and living in the world.
The author of the Not So Big House series of books, and the recent The Not So
Big Life, Susanka has transformed herself from a self-described overachiever to a
woman who makes time to write and meditate each day and who "makes room for
what really matters," as the subtitle of her new book suggests.
Among the nuggets of wisdom she offered the crowd:
- You don't have to
change careers or leave your family to simplify or redirect your life.
- Listen to "your
heart's longing," and recognize that setbacks and rejections can be the seeds of
- Enjoy each moment, rather than regretting the past or pushing
forward to "what's next" on your crowded calendar.
"Life is the experiencing of the experience," Susanka said.
"When we worry, project and fret, we're not here, in the
Susanka writes down her dreams at the end of each year
and then tucks them away for months. "By expressing what
you want, change happens in you," she said.
LEARN MORE @ www.susanka.com
Focus on Girls and Science: Making Science Inclusive
St. Kate's will host a national "Inclusive Science" conference June 16-18 to explore how
to recruit and retain women and students of color in science programs and how to
educate all students in scientific literacy and practice.
Key presenters include Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., president
of Spelman College, clinical psychologist and nationally recognized
expert on the psychology of racism, and Sue V. Rosser, Ph.D., dean
of the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Institute of Technology and a
renowned author on girls and science.
The College of St. Catherine, Augsburg College, Hamline
University, Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas
received an Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities Collaborative
Grant of more than $50,000 to help underwrite the conference.
LEARN MORE @ www.stkate.edu/inclusive_science
Business and Technology: Careers Camp
St. Kate's Business and Technology Careers Camp,
to be held July 12 -18, will help high-school girls
learn about computer technology, financial planning
and marketing by creating an online shopping
mall. The girls will live on campus and work in
teams, mentored by St. Kate's students and faculty.
Cargill has underwritten the camp for the past
three years. The cost of $550 includes housing and
meals. Scholarships are available.
For more information call (651) 690-9622 or
Scholar Tells Ghostly Tales
Saralyn Marie Smith '07 is a recent sociology graduate,
an Antonian Scholar and a lover of ghost stories whose
senior honors project provided her the perfect opportunity
to combine her passions.
"There are ghost stories recorded in the literature
of wildly dissimilar cultures across time and history," she
says, "and the genre remains popular today in the form
of reality television shows that focus on ghost hunters
and sensationalistic anthologies of ghostly encounters."
For her paper, Smith analyzed the social function of a specific subgenre of the ghost
story: the tale of ghostly punishment and justice. "The punishment-oriented ghost story
represents society's need for justice as theorized by the French sociologist Émile
Durkheim," she says.
To qualify for the Antonian Scholars Honors Program students must maintain a
3.5 overall grade point average and complete a five-component program that includes