On June 21–22, we’re celebrating graduates of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 & 2009.
Bring your spouse, family, special guest or attend solo!
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Reminisce and catch up with your classmates over an elegant summer lunch.
A practice run for those volunteering or singing at Saturday’s Mass.
Enjoy light refreshments and social time with deans, faculty and other graduates from your educational area. Welcome and champagne toast at 6:15 p.m.
Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 gather to reminisce and catch up. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.
8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Start your day with a continental breakfast and a special thank you from President Becky Roloff. If you have given a gift in any amount or are planning to make a gift this year, please join us for this relaxed morning gathering.
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Take a trip down memory lane - explore your old residence hall! St. Mary’s Hall and Caecilian Hall will each have a room open for viewing at your leisure. See how former residence halls, Whitby and Derham have been transformed. Visit any of these locations and receive a special gift from Alumnae/i Relations.
How is a body like a landscape? Why is a woman like a garden? What resources do ancient literary analogies between the body and the earth offer for thinking ecologically in the current moment? This talk will explore interconnections between ecology and feminism in the ancient poetry of the Song of Songs. Presented by Elaine James, PhD, assistant professor of theology. James’ work studies the literature of the Hebrew Bible, examining its significance in its ancient context and its legacy for the contemporary world.
Why is nursing considered an Art? Explore the history of nursing through the visual arts and discover the importance of incorporating the humanities into nursing practice and healthcare. Presented by Jocelyn Gorlin, PhD, assistant professor of nursing. Gorlin is a 2018 Daisy Faculty Award Recipient and was voted Mpls/St Paul Magazine Outstanding Nurse Educator in 2018.
The structure of molecules has a dramatic impact on the properties of substances. Understanding how structure and properties are related allows chemists to design new molecules with tailor-made properties. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry now has an instrument to collect structural data using X-ray crystallography. Applications of this technique in teaching and research at St. Kate’s will be presented by Daron Janzen, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Janzen was awarded the Patricia O’Connor Myser Award in Faculty Mentoring in 2017 and served as the Endowed Chair in the Sciences (2012-2015).
25-year alumnae receive the silver jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Becky Roloff. Commemorative class photos will be available for purchase after Reunion.
Enjoy an elegant lunch with your classmates and alumnae from across the country, hear from University President Becky Roloff ‘76, and take pride in the Reunion Class Gift presentation.
50-year alumnae receive the golden jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Becky Roloff. Commemorative class photos will be available for purchase after Reunion.
Dawn Quigley, PhD, will read from her award-winning prose and poetry work, Apple in the Middle and discuss the importance of crafting stories that reflect the many ways of being Native in the world today. She will also explore the importance and methods of selecting Indigenous materials at all educational levels. The book will be available for purchase and signing after the session. Quigley is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, North Dakota, and an assistant professor in the Department of Education. She has over 28 published articles and poems and received the St. Catherine University Denny Prize Award for Distinction in Writing.
Should we think about student teaching as an extended job interview? Examine the findings behind this and other research learned through partnerships with Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools and how St. Kate’s undergraduate students are involved in these projects. Presented by Kristine Lamm West, PhD, associate professor of economics. West received the Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award in 2015 and recently completed a sabbatical, during which she established the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics.
Follow the Apparel, Merchandising and Design Department on their journey of infusing sustainability into the curriculum to prepare students for the 21st-century. Then, with a focus on mindfulness, learn about new channels to dress for everyday life, work, and special occasions with a sustainable approach. Presented by Anupama Pasricha, PhD, chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Design. Pasricha was honored with the 2017 Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Award for Faculty Excellence.
Grab some friends and enjoy a quiet chat.
Fr. Vincent Dávila OFM presides over a beautiful mass for all. • Recognition of 50 & 25 -year classes • Memorial candles lit in remembrance of alumnae who have died
Connect with classmates outside your reunion year for a university-wide picnic. Bring your whole family, or invite St. Kate’s friends from non-reunion class years. All are welcome. The picnic is included in the $75 Reunion events fee. Additional guests may join for $10 each. Pay on-site or visit stkate.edu/picnic.
Overnight accommodations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Residence Hall offers four-person shared suites with a kitchenette and bathroom in each unit. Spouses/guests are welcome. Coffee and continental breakfast included.
Cost: $50 per person per night
Rooms will be available for check-in on Thursday 12–8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Check out on Sunday or Monday by noon.
Housing Reservation Deadline: June 3, 2019
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-6666 with any questions.
Be a part of Reunion, even if you can’t attend.
St. Kate’s graduates have made a significant impact on the world. Share your own endeavors and encourage classmates to do the same. Receive your Class Reunion Book in print or electronically.
As your graduating class celebrates its Reunion on June 21–22, we ask you to consider honoring your St. Kate's experience with a gift. Support the Katies of today and tomorrow as they prepare to lead and influence in the great St. Kate's tradition.