Join your classmates and friends June 21–22

Recall and share your favorite St. Kate's memories, and have a blast making new memories at Reunion 2019.


Online registration closes at midnight on Monday, June 17.

Walk-in registration is available, but please allow extra time to do so.

  • Who We Celebrate

    On June 21–22, we’re celebrating graduates of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009.

    Bring your spouse, family, special guest or attend solo!


  • Tell us your story.

    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.


  • Don't miss a thing!

    Reunion materials will be sent via email and postal service. If you've moved or changed your email address, make sure to update your contact information so you don't miss out on Reunion updates.


Reunion Schedule

Friday, June 21

12-8 p.m.

Check-in and On-site Registration

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Class Lunch for 1949, 1954 and 1959

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates over an elegant summer lunch.


4:30-5:45 p.m.

Liturgy Volunteer and Choir Rehearsal

A practice run for those volunteering or singing at Saturday’s Mass.


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Opening Celebration

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.


6:30-9:30 p.m.

Class Parties

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.


Saturday, June 22

8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Check-in and On-site Registration

9–9:45 a.m.

Every Gift Counts Breakfast

Start your day with a continental breakfast and a special thank you from President 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.

Residence Hall Exploration

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.


10–10:45 a.m.
and
11–11:45 a.m.

Using your Influencing Skills to Get Things Done

When you take the time to cultivate a productive working relationship – by understanding the strengths, motivations and values of the stakeholders – everyone wins. Influencing is typically a skill that we learn as we grow up by copying others around us and are based on our life experiences. However, there are techniques that we can learn and apply to influence others most effectively. Presented by Julie Beckel Nelsen, ’91, MBA, assistant professor of Business Administration. This lecture will replace the previously scheduled topic: A Feminist Landscape


10–10:45 a.m.
and
11–11:45 a.m.

The Art of Nursing

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.


10–10:45 a.m.
and
11–11:45 a.m.

Structural Chemistry in Undergraduate Research and Teaching

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.


11–11:45 a.m.

1994 Class Pinning and Photo

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.


12–1:45 p.m.

President’s Luncheon

Enjoy an elegant lunch with your classmates and alumnae from across the country, hear from President Roloff, and take pride in the Reunion class gift presentation.


2–2:45 p.m.

1969 Class Pinning and Photo

50-year alumnae receive the golden jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Roloff. Commemorative class photos will be available for purchase after Reunion.


2–2:45 p.m.
and
3–3:45 p.m.

Contemporary Native Feminist Writings: Braiding Together the Ojibwe, Feminist and St. Kate's Experience

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.


2–2:45 p.m.
and
3–3:45 p.m.

Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships: Economics for Good

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.


2–2:45 p.m.
and
3–3:45 p.m.

Slow Fashion, Collaborative Consumption, and Mindfulness

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.


2–5 p.m.

Reunion Lounges

Grab some friends and enjoy a quiet chat.


4–5 p.m.

Reunion Liturgy

Fr. Vincent Dávila OFM presides over a beautiful Mass for all. • Recognition of 50- and 25 -year classes • Memorial candles lit in remembrance of alumnae who have died


5–7 p.m.

All-School Picnic

Connect with classmates outside your reunion year for a university-wide picnic. The picnic is included in the $75 Reunion events fee. Additional guests may join for $10 each.


  • On-Campus Housing

    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 alumnae@stkate.edu or 651-690-6666 with any questions.


  • Inspire change with your Reunion gift.

    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.


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