Online Learning for Alumni

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    Free Online Presentations by St. Kate's Experts

    Alumni asked for online learning opportunities, and we listened! Participate in our series of online presentations about relevant and current topics, featuring St. Kate's faculty who are experts in their field.

    Each free program is one hour, starting at noon: 30–40 minutes of presentation followed by a period of questions and answers. Because these events are by phone and/or online, you can participate wherever you happen to be!

    Registration is required. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent with your registration confirmation.

    Upcoming Presentations in the 2018–19 Series

    Peace, Love and Activism Panel Discussion

    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m.
    • Moderated by Sharon Doherty, PhD, director of the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women

    A panel of recent St. Kate's grads discuss how they are working for change in the world—and how you can, too!

    Maita Lee graduated in 2016 earning a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. As a student Maita was involved in many student organizations, including acting PR representative for the Asian Women Association, Student Senate Commuter Senator, LEAD Team member, Orientation Leader and a peer for the MIPS Peer Mentor Program. She also participated in the Catherine Monologues and Track and Field. Maita has just completed her dietetic internship with Iowa State University and is studying for the National Dietetics Exam to become a registered dietitian. This past election she worked as an organizer for Samantha Vang’s campaign for House District 40B and the Jay Xiong for House 67B campaign.

    Claire Fromme Lienesch graduated in 2009, earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish. While at St. Kate's she was active on the Student Senate, serving as president during the 2007-2008 academic year. After graduating, her first paid job was registering college students to vote in Pennsylvania. A move back to Minnesota in 2010 allowed her to first volunteer and then be hired to organize against the constitutional amendment to ban LGBT folks from marrying. That fight (known as the "Vote No" campaign) remade Minnesota's grassroots political infrastructure and created a new generation of activists. After that campaign, Claire decided to follow another passion and open her own child care, which she currently runs in Saint Paul. Activism through political campaigns and neighborhood organizing is a huge hobby for Claire, and since leaving professional organizing she has volunteered with organizations working to protect and expand health care, pass Sick and Safe Time ordinances in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and worked on the campaigns of bold, progressive, and representative leaders, the most recent two being fellow alumnae Angela Conley (who successfully ran for Hennepin County Commissioner) and Erin Murphy (who ran a formidable and inclusive campaign for Governor). She has taken action with a network of feminist activists in the Twin Cities to support Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, and pass legislation aimed at protecting and increasing women's economic security. She's even been to a protest march or two.

    A. Lori Saroya graduated in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. She went on to receive a juris doctorate from Hamline University of Law. She is a civil rights activist, nonprofit leader, diversity consultant, and writer. She is the founder of CAIR-MN, a free legal services nonprofit organization that assists racial, religious, and ethnic minorities facing discrimination. Lori has received several awards for her work, including a Congressional Tribute, St. Catherine University ‘Rising Star’ Alumni Award, and the Governor's Distinguished Service Award.

    Parable of the Sower

    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12 p.m.
    • Presented by Tarshia Stanley, PhD, dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

View Past Presentations

Miss one of our online presentations? They are all archived and available to watch at your convenience.