Lifelong Learning

St. Catherine University promotes learning as a continuous and lifelong process and provides spiritual, educational and professional experiences that enhance quality of life and empower alumnae/i.

  • learn from anywhere

    Online Learning

    Alumnae/i have 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 a 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!

    2017-18 series dates and topics:

    • October 17: Understanding Structural Racism
    • November 14: Social Determinants of Health, A Public Health Primer
    • January 16: Critical Thinking in the Digital Environment, Discerning the Truth in News
    • March 13: Our International Graduates, What in the World are you Doing?

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

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    Architectural Bus Tour of local Prairie School Homes

    • Date: Tuesday, March 27
    • Time: 1-5 p.m.
    • Cost: $25, includes guided bus tour and a visit to the Purcell-Cutts home

    Join Catherine G. Murphy Gallery director Nicole Watson for a bus tour of Twin City homes designed by Minneapolis architects William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie. Active in the early 20th Century, Purcell and Elmslie shared Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for home design, including long, low roof lines with deep eaves, a varied integration of structural forms and a unified system of decoration.

    The afternoon will conclude with a visit to the Purcell-Cutts house in Minneapolis. Designed by Purcell and now owned by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, participants will have an opportunity to see an interior expression of progressive design.

    We will meet in the Derham Hall Parlor at 12:45. The bus will meet us outside the north door of Derham Hall, ready to leave promptly at 1 p.m.

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    Traveling Scholars

    Our Traveling Scholars program offers you a way to explore new places without having to do all the planning.