Alumni Virtual Connections

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Book Recommendations

For alumni involved in working with or teaching young adults, Kelly Barnhill ’96, poet and writer, suggests several young adult reading selections.
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St. Kate's Alumni Book Club

We’re launching our first virtual alumni book club! Hosted by Cecilia Konchar Farr, Chair of English and International Languages and Professor of English and Women's Studies, we will be reading the Harry Potter series over the summer. Starting June 10th, we’ll be reading one book in series order every two weeks. Join the Facebook Group now.

Math Lessons for Children

Pivoting to this virtual world with young children at home has presented challenges and victories. We partnered with the early childhood center to offer a distance learning lesson. Try these math lessons!

Mapping Prejudice/St. Kate's Welcoming the Dear Neighbor

To build community awareness about housing injustice, Mapping Prejudice and St. Catherine University are mobilizing volunteers to document racial covenants in Ramsey County. These online training sessions will teach you what you need to know to contribute to this project. Tuesday, June 16, 3p.m.-- Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m. -- Tuesday, June 30, 3 p.m.
Register now for an upcoming session.

Special Lectures

June 19, 11 a.m., ONLINE
Join us for an online conversation with Margaret Steinfels, writer and magazine editor of: Commonweal, Church, Christianity & Crisis,The Hastings Center Report; and the author of Who’s Minding the Children: The History and Politics of Day Care in America. Margaret O’Brien Steinfels was scheduled to be the featured speaker for our fall 2019 Myser Lecture. That event was cancelled and now she has graciously offered to do this virtual presentation for our alumni community.
Registration coming soon!

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues with Sister Helen Prejean
Known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions. We were pleased to welcome her to campus on February 27, 2020, to deepen individual understanding of the many issues connected with capital punishment.
Watch Sister Helen Prejean's lecture

Online Learning

Take advantage of our archived online learning programs.
Online learning archive

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

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

Women's Entrepreneurship Summer Series for Alumni

with Mary Jacobs MAOL'10, director of the Center for Sales Innovation. Alumni Relations in partnership with St. Kate's Center for Sales Innovation is offering a four-part series on entrepreneurship. It is designed for a 15 person cohort of alumni.
June 2-23,  Tuesdays, 12-1:30 p.m., Online
Learn more about Women's Entrepreneurship Summer Series for Alumni and register

Great Recession Grads: An Online Conversation

COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of life, including careers and job searching. Join us for a conversation with four St. Kate’s alumni who graduated in the midst of The Great Recession, 2007-2008. Moderated by Violeta Lara, Career Counselor in the Office of Career Development, you will hear stories and advice from these grads about how they navigated their own unprecedented waters. Panelists: Shannon Foreman - Class of 2007, CEO and Founder of Forethought Planning, Shaina Praska - Class of 2007, Attorney at Rogness & Field, PA, Shannon Schottler - Class of 2008, Professional Coach, ACC, Maggie Schultz - Class of 2007, Business Analyst Consultant, Concord USA

June 4, 12-1 p.m., Online
Learn more about Great Recession Grads and register

The Next Step in Your Career: When to Move On, Where to Go, and How to Get There

May Thao-Schuck, BS, MBA, Radzinski Vice President of Career and Professional Development
Changing careers is considered one of the most stressful periods in a person's working lifetime, regardless if it is a promotion, switching jobs, or joining a new company. With the rapidly changing environment and flux economy, what should you know and what should you avoid to manage your transitions. This presentation shared strategies on how to make successful transitions to change your careers. WATCH RECORDED PRESENTATION

Request Career Resources

What career resources would you like to see? In the coming weeks, we will share career resources and topics with alumni in attempt to support our Katie community as best we can during this time.
Fill out our career resources interest form

Coffee Break Tips

We'll be sharing career-related tips and resources to help guide you through job applications, interviews, networking, etc. Look out for a new tip every Wednesday on Facebook.
Watch the Alumni Relations Facebook page for coffee break tips

Feel Good

Workout You Can Do at Home Without Gym Equipment

No fancy equipment necessary for this workout. Doctor of Physical Therapy student and fitness instructor, Kristen Schultz DPT'22, shares a home workout you can do at home. LINK for workout. Enjoy!

Have a Virtual 1:1 with Alumni Relations

We'd love to get to know you more and meet with you virtually! Sign up to participate in a remote "meeting" with the Alumni Relations team.
Sign up for a virtual 1:1

Yoga for Self-Care

Join Melissa Honkanen '00 for free online yoga sessions, held Monday mornings, June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 6 at 9 a.m. eastern standard time.
Register online today!  (Use password: stkates)

St. Kate's Alumni Feel Good Playlist

Enjoy a Spotify playlist full of songs suggested by your friends in the St. Kate's community!

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