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Lifelong Learning

Eating to Enhance Immune System Function presented by Megan Baumler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Dr. Baumler is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and has practiced in clinical and community settings. She has been at St. Kate's since the fall of 2018 and is the director of nutrition and dietetics. Megan is passionate about health and wellness, older adult nutrition, and gastrointestinal nutrition.
Watch the recording of  Eating to Enhance Immune System Function

Online learning archive


Conversation with Books

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1-3 p.m.

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, and Pamela Fletcher Bush, English reading/writing specialist and CEO and publisher of Saint Paul Almanac, 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

RSVP for Conversation with Books today!
Check out the 2021 CWB List!
Printable version of 2021 Book List
Questions? Email Ruth Brombach at


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 this fall due to the pandemic. Alumni near and far, this is your chance to audit an online course.
More alumni audit details.

St. Kate's Reads, Virtual

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. 


Book Recommendations

Faculty and alumni suggest books for your reading list.

View book lists


Lessons 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. November lessons - October lessons August lessons - July lessonsJune lessons  - May lessons

Give Back

Share your feedback about the Core Curriculum at St. Kate’s

When you think about your experience in the core curriculum at St. Kate’s, what comes to mind? The Undergraduate Core Revision Committee (UCRC) wants to hear from you, especially if you’ve graduated within the last ten years.
Here is how you can help!
Take this brief SURVEY before Friday, January 8, 2021
Attend an online focus group:  Wednesday, January 6, noon-1pm  OR Thursday, January 7, 6:30-7:30pm 
RSVP online no later than Monday, January 4 to attend a focus group.
Questions? Email


The Reflective Woman (TRW) Interviews

Wednesday, February 17 – Friday, February 26

First-year transfer students will virtually interview alumni about their life journey to complete their Composing a Life assignment for their core inquiry course. Pairs will be matched and emailed on Wednesday, February 17, and we ask interviews be completed by Friday, February 26.
Questions? Contact Corinne Burrell at

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

Katies Connect: Turning Pain into Purpose

Thursday, March 11, 2021
5-6 p.m.

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.
RSVP for Katies Connect on March 11, 2021


Alumni share their career journey

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

This month 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

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

Stay Connected

Virtual Women's Choir Candlelight Christmas Concert

St. Catherine University Women's Choir led by Patty Connors, director of choirs, present a virtual program "People Look East" as a musical gift of hope and joy. Watch the Women's Choir Concert.

Virtual Katies Coffee

Friday, January 8, 2021
10 a.m.
Bring your own cup of coffee or sip some hot tea as we begin the new year. Be ready to 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!

Minneapolis Campus Tribute

Join us online as we celebrate the transition of Minneapolis campus programs to the St. Paul campus and pay tribute to the role that the innovative ideas that come from this space have played in St. Catherine University community's life. WATCH a recording of the event.

St. Kate's Alumni Book Club

Join the Facebook Group now. Next book coming soon!