Chapter Events

Alumni events are planned for chapters around the Twin Cities and all over the country.


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    Katies Across the Country

    St. Catherine University has active alumni chapters in the Twin Cities and across the United States. Meet with alumni in your community for educational, professional and cultural networking opportunities. All chapter events are open to everyone!


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Stories and Crepes

Get a jump on Fat Tuesday and hone your storytelling skills with fellow Katies at the Little Creperie in Clarendon Hills. This woman owned business will provide a selection of delicious sweet and savory crepes to nosh while learning best storytelling practices under the guidance of Margaret Burk.

Storyteller and writer Margaret Burk leads an engaging process to stir memories and evoke stories. The President of Illinois Storytelling Inc., she co-hosts two monthly storytelling events in the Oak Park/River Forest area. Margaret has co-authored four children's books on scripture.

Wine will be provided. Tea, soft drinks, and water will be available. Coffee can be purchased from the Starbucks next door.

  • Date/time: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Little Creperie in Clarendon Hills.
  • Cost: $45 per person. Space is limited, but friends are welcome.

Confirm your attendance by emailing Maura Junius. Reservation deadline is February 18.

Centering Prayer Workshop

Begin this Lent with a new meditative spiritual practice, Centering Prayer. In the early 1970s, Trappist monk and priest Thomas Keating and two other Trappists, Fr. William Meninger and the late Fr. Basil Pennington, worked to bring people living outside monasteries a form of silent prayer now known as Centering Prayer. With roots in the fourteenth century book, The Cloud of Unknowing, this kind of prayer allows people to sit silently and become receptive to God’s gift of contemplation.

The workshop will be led by JoAnne McElroy, a presenter specially trained and commissioned in teaching the essentials of the method and conceptual background of Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach Chicago. A Spiritual Director at Mayslake Ministries, her areas of interest are Celtic and Women's Spirituality.

  • Date/time: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Location: 2624 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, Illinois in the Raven Foundation office.
  • Cost: $50 per person. Lunch will be provided.

Confirm your attendance by emailing Maura Junius. Reservation deadline is February 18.

Brunch with University Leaders

What’s happening at St. Kate's? Meet Mandy Iverson, our new director of alumni relations, and hear updates on the University from members of St. Kate’s leadership team. Mandy will be accompanied by Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer Elizabeth (Beth) Halloran.

  • Date/time: April 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Women's Athletic Club, hosted by Nora Weir '80
  • Cost: Free, but please RSVP online if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome. RSVP here.

Save the Date - Annual Grant Park Music Festival

As Millennium Park celebrates its 15th anniversary and the 85th season for the Grant Park Music Festival, Katies and their friends will gather together on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion share food, stories and listen to the Grant Park Orchestra perform Friedrich Gulda's Cello Concerto and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake. Additional details will be sent in early June.

  • Date/time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Park

Happy Hour

What’s happening at St. Kate’s? Meet Mandy Iverson, our new director of alumnae/i relations, and hear updates on the University from members of St. Kate’s leadership team.

Happy hour is hosted by Kay Bendel '56 in her Phoenix area home. Details and directions will be sent with your RSVP confirmation. Guests are welcome, and there's no cost to attend, but an RSVP is requested.

March 2, 2019, 4–6 p.m.

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Happy Hour

What’s happening at St. Kate’s? Meet Mandy Iverson, our new director of alumnae/i relations, and hear updates on the University from members of St. Kate’s leadership team.

  • Date/time: March 5, 5–7 p.m.
  • Location: Bleu Duck Kitchen
  • Cost: Free, but please RSVP online if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome

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Community Service Day

After volunteering, join Katies for happy hour at a nearby restaurant.

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Community Service Day

  • April 28, 2019, 1–4 p.m.
  • HCMC Food Shelf, Minneapolis

Join south metro Katies and give back to your community! We will meet at the Blue Entrance on 8th Street and 9th Avenue at 12:50 p.m. Everyone should wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes. Citizen Katie t-shirts are highly recommended. We typically work up a sweat, so a t-shirt or layers that can be removed are advised.

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Wine tasting at Dolce Vita Wine Shop, Chaska

Join Katies for a wine tasting at Dolce Vita Wine Shop in the historic Chaska Train Depot and learn about and taste great wines from small producers around the world. Hosted by Georgiann Keyport '80 and her husband, Dan, owners of Dolce Vita. Spouses and significant others are welcome! Located at 3115 Chaska Blvd Chaska, MN 55318; Onsite parking. Please RSVP by March 15.

  • Date/time: Thursday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free, but please RSVP online if you plan to attend.
  • OPTIONAL: Bring an appetizer to share (please let us know what you will bring in the form below).

Guests are welcome. We hope you can join us.

Questions? Contact Kelly Povo at kapovo@stkate.edu.

Details and directions will be sent with your RSVP confirmation!

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Happy Hour

What’s happening at St. Kate’s? Meet Mandy Iverson, our new director of alumnae/i relations, and hear updates on the University from members of St. Kate’s leadership team.

  • Date/time: June 6, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Home of Sherry Johnson '89 in Hopkins. Details and directions will be provided with your RSVP confirmation.
  • Cost: Free, but please RSVP online if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome

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Enjoy a concert 

The St. Catherine University Women's Choir will tour Georgia and Florida during spring break 2019. Alumni and friends are invited to enjoy a concert and fellowship with other Katies at each tour stop.

Are you willing to host students during the tour? We are looking for alumni to host 2-4 students for an overnight after the performance. (Hosts bring students back to the performance venue the following morning.)

Your help will be greatly appreciated! Housing students is always such a great way to keep alumni in chapters connected to the University and our current students.

Questions? Contact Kelly Povo at kapovo@stkate.edu or 651-690-6063

Atlanta/Peachtree Corners, Georgia

Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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St. Petersburg, Florida

Saturday, March 23, 4 p.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7851 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL, 33709

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Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Sunday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Church, 12905 E State Rd 70, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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Venice, Florida

Monday, March 25, 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes, 1301 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34292

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Naples, Florida

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Keystone Place at Naples Preserve

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Gainesville, Florida

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.

Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32607

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Questions?

Have questions about chapter events that aren't answered here? Contact Kelly Povo '09, Chapter manager, 651-690-6063.

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