Learn Something New
Reunion 2021 Programs
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. Watch the recording HERE.
Reflections from the President, presented by ReBecca Koenig Roloff '76. Watch the recording HERE.
Leading with the Heart in Mind, presented by Sharon Radd, EdD, Associate Professor and Program Director of the MA-Organizational Leadership program. Powerpoint with link to resources. Watch the recording HERE.
Financial Acumen, presented by Presented by Megan Kalina and Sally Adams. Powerpoint with links to resources. Watch the recording HERE.
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. Watch the recording HERE.
Social Change and the Dear Neighbor, presented by D’Ann Lesch, Director of Community Work and Learning and Strategic Director for the new Office of Scholarly Engagement. Powerpoint with link to resources.
Conversation with Books
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. Panelists include St. Catherine University English professor Cecilia Konchar Farr, PhD, along with alumnae readers Judie Martens Flahavan ’60 and Ruth Haag Brombach ’60. Alumna poet Norita Dittberner-Jax ’66 will read a favorite poem from her recently published collection
WATCH the recorded version of Conversation with Books 2021
Printable version of 2021 Book List
Questions? Email Ruth Brombach at email@example.com
St. Kate's Reads, Virtual
Margret McCue-Enser, assistant professor of communication studies, will present her research on "Ada Deer," a Menominee spokesperson and Native American Rights advocate. Suggested reading: Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice by Ada Deer and Theda Perdue, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. Link to book.
Watch the recording!
Daybreak Woman: An Anglo-Dakota Life by Jane Carroll, History, International Studies and Women’s Studies, Sister Mona Riley Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Read the book in advance of the online program and join the discussion.
Watch the recorded version of St. Kate's Reads with Jane Carroll!
Join the St. Kate's community — alumni, students, faculty, staff, and neighbors — throughout the year in book discussions and celebrations at St. Kate’s and St. Kate’s-sponsored events.
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.
View any or all of these recordings:
Minnesota Native 101, presented by Dawn Quigley, PhD, Education Department, St. Catherine University
Say Their Names: The Black Diaspora, Systemic Racism and Black Movements in Global Perspective presented by Daniel Williams, PhD, Sociology Department, St. Catherine University
COVID-19: Unmasking Health Inequities with Fardowsa Mohammed, MPAS, PA-C; Tara Rick, MPAS, PA-C, Adjunct Professor MPAS program and current St. Catherine MPAS students
Audit an Online Course
Many of St. Kate’s courses will be offered online due to the pandemic. Alumni near and far, this is your chance to audit an online course.
More alumni audit details.
Faculty and alumni suggest books for your reading list.
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
Make a Prayer Request
Submit an intention through Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
CSJ prayer request form
Recruit a Katie!
Inspire people in your life to experience a St. Kate's education! St. Catherine graduates can present prospective students with a referral scholarship, or DupliKate and TripliKate Scholarships.
View scholarship details
Use the Katie Business Directory
Support Katie businesses during this difficult time—and add or update your own business.
Katie Business Directory
Katies Closet is a free, professional clothing and shoe shop open to all St. Catherine University students and alumni. By following Katies Closet on Instagram (@stkates_katies_closet_), you will gain access to the full collection. Donations are being accepted by any community members who wish to donate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Support Katies During the Pandemic
In the current environment, many students have experienced job loss and furloughs, which has created a critical scholarship need to fill their financial gap. A gift to the Katie Fund, the emergency fund that addresses the University's most pressing needs, will assist our students in advancing their education and staying on schedule to graduate.
Focus on Your Career
The "New Normal": Creating Your Best Post-Pandemic Life Workshop
Thursday, October 7, 5:30-7pm Virtual
The last year has shifted priorities, desires, and dreams for many. Whether you hope to realign your career track, relationships, or health, you deserve support to make these changes happen. Join this 90-minute virtual workshop led by Kelly Raetzke Abanda '99, an expert in pivoting with power and grace. As a workshop facilitator and coach, Kelly creates safe spaces for perfectionists, overthinkers, and high achievers to get out of their heads and guides participants toward learning steps to take action in order to create the life they desire. Learn about:
● The cycle of “stuck” and how to shift out of it
● The 4 biggest barriers to taking action
● The 3 pillars of pivoting...without losing it all
Come get the support you need to start living your life centered around what is most important to YOU!
RSVP for The "New Normal"
Questions? Contact Allyssa Van Guilder
Alumni Career Focus Group
Thursday, September 30, 5:30-6:30 pm Virtual
Alumni Relations is interested in learning more from you about how St. Kate's can better support your professional development and career journey. Join us virtually to share your feedback. RSVP for the Career Focus Group
Questions? Contact Mandy Iverson, Director of Alumni Relations at email@example.com
Alumni share their career journey
Career Development has launched a new monthly blog series featuring alumni sharing their career journey.
"A Day in the Life" with Quantum Communications Researcher Brittany Craig '16. Brittany Craig '16 says, “I’ve always gone after things that excite me, and I’ve never really known what my path is, but somehow I have always figured it out.” Craig majored in math and applied physics then began her career as an electrical engineer as she earned her Master's in electrical engineering. Now she's researching quantum communications. Learn more about Brittany's career journey.
"A Day in the Life" with 3M Social Media Specialist Isabella Dotzler '16. Isabella Dotzler graduated from the communications program in December of 2016 with additional minors in philosophy and integrated marketing communications & design, and she currently works at 3M as a Social Media Specialist. Read her story here.
"A Day in the Life" with Maita Lee '16. Maita graduated with her Dietetics degree in 2016 and is now a supervisor at the Saint Paul Ramsey County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Learn more about her career journey here.
In March, fashion and design graduate, Ashley Linsmeier '09, shares her career journey as a director of styling at Evereve, a Minnesota-based clothing brand.
In December Molly Barrett '12, Occupational Therapy Graduate, shares her career journey to become an OT with the St. Paul school district. She also offers advice for current students.
In November English major, Yanshuo Zhang '10, reflects on her love of multicultural literature.
In October biology major Ashley Grell '13 shares her non-profit focused path from her internship with Windustry, job at Goodwill to a major to an internship in wind technology education, to GreenCorps, to her current position with AchieveMpls. Read more about Grell's career.
Stand Out in this Job Market: Tips from HR Experts
Whether in the process or just beginning your search for a new position, what do you need to know about resumes, cover letters, the recruiting process, and best practices to stand out in this market? May Thao-Schuck, VP of Career and Professional Development, will host a panel discussion with HR experts in various industries.
Watch the archived recording on navigating today's job market