Webinars and Online Programs
St. Kate's Reads
From Internment to the College Gates: Japanese_American Students at St. Kate's, 1943-1953
Presented by Amy Shaw, Head of Archives and Special Collections, St. Catherine University Library
During World War II, 120,000 Japanese Americans – two-thirds of them American citizens – were detained in internment camps by the U. S. War Relocation Authority. About 4,000 of these prisoners were granted early release from the camps to attend colleges in the Midwest and further east. This is the story of 25 of these students who came to St. Kate’s during the war and its aftermath. Encouraged by the Sisters of St. Joseph, these young women worked with enthusiasm and resolve toward baccalaureate degrees, nursing credentials, and teaching certificates. Drawing on archival research, oral histories, and other resources, Amy Shaw has traced many of these students from their original homes on the West Coast, to the camps, to St. Kate’s, and beyond.
St. Kate’s Reads features material, often written and often original, created by St. Catherine University graduates, faculty or staff members. Join us this year as we present original research on the story of the Japanese-American women who traveled to St. Catherine University to enroll as students during World War II.
Watch Past Webinars
Evening with St. Kate's
Hear from President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 share insights and experience on St. Catherine University’s crucial work developing our future women leaders. Learn about the St. Kate’s of today and how we continue to educate women to lead and influence. President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 will share insights on St. Catherine University’s ongoing work to meet the needs of the times, as well as what is new and exciting in academic areas.
Stalled: Why aren't women gaining leadership roles at most public companies in Minnesota?
2022 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership
A Seat at the Table. Every year, St. Catherine University's School of Business produces the Minnesota Census on Women in Corporate Leadership, a research study that examines the representation of women on boards of directors and as executive officers in Minnesota's largest publicly held companies. In this year's census, Minnesota firms made room at the table for women, but not every table and not all women. Join us to learn more.
Career Transitions: Do I really want to stay or go?
We are in a period of re-imagining our workspaces, contemplating work with purpose and revisiting career choices. Conversations on the “great resignation” and “quiet quitting” are causing us to reflect on the silent battle of choice versus responsibility. Choosing to let go of a career, or a professional identity, especially after we have invested years building it, can be difficult. This online workshop will provide tips to help you develop awareness about when it may be time for a change and tools to help you explore a career transition or exit. Hosted by Monica (Dillon) Huntsberry ’88, content curator and host for RevelEleven.
Conversation with Books
A tradition since 1965! Enjoy a lively panel discussion about the best new fiction and non-fiction, with a few reading insights from Professor Kristen Lillvis to enhance our backgrounds in reading.
Panelists include Professor of English and Mary Alice Muellerleile '60 Endowed Chair Kristen Lillvis, along with Corinne Burrell MLIS '23, alumnae readers Judie Martens Flahavan ’60 and Ruth Haag Brombach ’60. The list of books is available below and books can be purchased at the St. Kate’s bookstore.
Additional Readings you might enjoy.
Women, Money and Confidence
Women are a driving force in the economy — gaining ground with men on earnings, achieving higher rates of post-baccalaureate degrees, and opening businesses at an exciting rate. However, many women still lack an important part of financial wellness: confidence. In this workshop, we will identify common money perspectives and how to flip them, share tips for being proactive with your finances, and learn strategies to reduce debt and build assets to build money management confidence. Hosted by Shannon Doyle '97 from LSS Financial Counseling - a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
Evening with St. Kate's
Learn about the St. Kate’s of today and how we continue to educate women to lead and influence. President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 shared insights on St. Catherine University’s ongoing work to meet the needs of the times, as well as what new and exciting developments in academic areas.
A Seat at the Table: The 2021 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership
Presented by Diane Fittipaldi, MBA, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration
Watch this presentation on the findings of the Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership for alumni and friends. Every year, St. Catherine University's School of Business produces the Minnesota Census on Women in Corporate Leadership, a research study that examines the representation of women on boards of directors and as executive officers in Minnesota's largest publicly held companies. In this year's census, Minnesota firms made room at the table for women, but not every table and not all women.
St. Kate's Reads
In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in collaboration with Alumni Relations, the Center for Women, and University Library Archives, join a discussion of The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson: Catholic, Socialist, Feminist led by author Donna T. Haverty-Stacke. Grace Holmes Carlson is a 1929 graduate of the College of St. Catherine; she later became a beloved teacher and administrator of St. Mary’s Junior College, now part of St. Catherine University.
Conversation with Books 2022 A tradition since 1965! Enjoy a lively panel discussion about the best new fiction and non-fiction, with a few selections to enhance our backgrounds in reading. 2022 Book list, 2022 Additional Readings List
Conversation with Books 2021 - 2021 Book List
Vespers, May Our Love Give Life, Reunion 2021, Prayer Leader Sister Karen Hilgers, Music by Rosie Romportl, Choir Director Ginny Claessens McDonald '57, First Reading by Sister Sharon Howell and alumna celebrant Mary Albright Michel '71, Storyteller is Sister Therese Sherlock and the reflection on the readings is written and offered by Sister Joan Mitchell.
Reflections from the President, Reunion 2021, presented by ReBecca Koenig Roloff '76.
Financial Acumen, presented by Presented by Megan Kalina and Sally Adams. Powerpoint with links to resources.
Using Your Influencing Skills to Get Things Done, presented by Julie Beckel Nelsen ’91, MBA, assistant professor of business administration. Powerpoint with links to resources.
Higher Education as a River of Fire: A Lifelong Quest for Growth, presented by Bill McDonough, PhD, professor of theology and coordinator of graduate theology. Powerpoint.
Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice by Ada Deer and Theda Perdue, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. Margret McCue-Enser, assistant professor of communication studies, will present her research on "Ada Deer," a Menominee spokesperson and Native American Rights advocate.
Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life by Jane Carroll, History, International Studies and Women’s Studies, Sister Mona Riley Endowed Chair in the Humanities.
St. Kate's Integrated Learning Series Lectures Integrated Learning at St. Catherine University is a multidimensional expression of an active Liberal Arts pedagogy. Located at the intersection of creative energy and critical reflection, the Integrated Learning Series is one way we partner academics with activism, the paper with the performance, and the campus with the community. It is the array of courses, activities, speakers, events, performances and exhibitions that coalesce into our ways of knowing. The Integrated Learning Series is the web that binds our learning experiences together and the narratives that connect our collective community.
Additional Online Resources
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Lesson Plans for Families
Pivoting to this virtual world with young children at home has presented challenges and victories. In an effort to share St. Kate’s resources with families acclimating to distance learning, we have partnered with our Early Childhood Center to offer some of their lesson plans to you. May 2021 lessons, March 2021 lessons, February 2021 lessons, January 2021 lessons. 2020 lessons: November lessons - October lessons - August lessons - July lessons - June lessons - May lessons
Audit an Online Course
Check out St. Kate’s courses now offered online. Alumni near and far, this is your chance to audit an online course.
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