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Women's Leadership as Inclusive Leadership presented by Amy Ihlan, Associate Professor MAOL
May 11, 2021, noon central time
Online

Do women lead differently?  Are women leaders uniquely positioned for inclusive, ethical and effective leadership across differences? This presentation will explore interconnections between women’s leadership and inclusive leadership.  Investigating barriers to women’s leadership and attention to women’s experiences as leaders can provide insight into inequities and challenges facing all who are underrepresented in traditional leadership positions. We will also consider ways that women leaders can be inclusive leaders: by bringing diverse voices and perspectives to decision-making; creating greater understanding and respect for differences; highlighting the need for systemic structural change to promote equity, inclusion, and social justice; and empowering action to achieve these goals.

RSVP for Women's Leadership as Inclusive Leadership
 

Online learning archive

Myser Lecture on Catholic Identity


Annual Award and Lecture with Myser Author Christiana Zenner, PhD
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
Online
2021 Myser Lecture on Catholic Identity, featured speaker Christiana Zenner, PhD, associate professor of theology, science, and ethics at Fordham University, presents "Water is Life": Fresh Waters, Ethics, and Decolonial Values in a Pluralistic World.


What kind of thing is water? Join us for an exploration of how the values of fresh waters are parsed, contested, and defended in the present day. From global markets to Laudato Si' to Standing Rock and Flint, this Myser Lecture will explore who defines what kind of thing water is, how it flows, and why decolonial approaches are crucial to fresh water ethics.

RSVP link coming soon.
More details.

Special Alumni Discussion Session with Myser Author Christiana Zenner
Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Online

All alumni are welcome to attend a virtual question and answer session and discussion with Just Water author Christiana Zenner, PhD.
RSVP for this Special Discussion with Christiana Zenner

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 rcbrombach@stkate.edu

 

St. Kate's Reads, Virtual

Monday, May 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
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.

To start the conversation please read the article on Ada Deer written by Margret McCue-Enser. 

RSVP for St. Kate's Reads, Ada Deer.

 

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.

Book Recommendations

Faculty and alumni suggest books for your reading list.

View book lists

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.  March 2021 lessons,  February 2021 lessonsJanuary 2021 lessons.  2020 lessons: November lessons - October lessons August lessons - July lessonsJune lessons  - May lessons


Give Back

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

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 katiescloset@stkate.edu 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.
Give today


Focus on Your Career

Katies Connect: Turning Pain into Purpose

Comfort Dondo ’15 was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is a survivor of childhood abuse and domestic violence. Join us for a conversation about her journey in founding Phumulani, a nonprofit providing culturally-specific resources to women and girls of African descent, and working to change the cycle of gender-based abuse in communities of color.
Watch the recorded version of Katies Connect: Turning Pain into Purpose

Beyond Polarization: Talking Across Difference

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
5:30-7 p.m.
Online

Join this interactive workshop to learn the tools and best practices to communicate in ways that create inclusion, understanding and cohesion, especially in the wake of divisive events and opinions. This professional development workshop will be facilitated by Sharon Radd, EdD, associate professor and program director for the masters of organizational leadership program (MAOL).
RSVP for Beyond Polarization

 

Alumni share their career journey

Career Development has launched a new monthly blog series featuring alumni sharing their career journey.

This month, 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
 


Stay Connected

Virtual Katies Coffee

Monday, March 29, 2021
1 p.m.
Online
Bring your own cup of coffee or sip some hot tea as we listen and talk among friends about the one or two things you will bring forward from your COVID experience and will continue to practice in your daily life. RSVP for Katies Coffee today!

St. Kate's Alumni Book Club

Join the Facebook Group now. Our next book is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin, is a collection of 16 essays written by BIPOC Minnesotan authors. The writers share their own experiences as a person of color living in Minnesota – a state with a continued history of racial disparities.
Hui Wilcox, PhD, St. Kate's professor and Department Chair of Sociology
will guide us through thoughtful and enriching discussions. We hope you join us!