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Planned Giving 101
November 10, 2020, noon central time
Wondering what planned giving means? Curious about how you can support St. Catherine University today and into the future? Join our online conversation with experts, Mary Bennett '78 and Mary Shearen '75, as we demystify this popular way of making gifts.

Mary Bennett ‘78 is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mary currently serves as a leader on St Catherine University’s Campaign Cabinet. Her passion for financial planning is matched by her love for St. Kate’s and we are delighted to welcome her as a panelist to this important conversation.

Mary Shearen ‘75, is an award-winning attorney at Best and Flanagan in the area of estate planning, probates, trusts and wealth transfer for clients at all levels of wealth. Mary's many roles with St. Catherine include past Secretary of the Alumnae Board and past Chair of the Planned Giving Committee. Mary received the St Catherine University Alumnae Award in 2015 and we couldn't be more pleased to welcome her as a panelist for this important conversation.

RSVP online today for Planned Giving 101

Online learning archive

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:

  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement: Resistance & Strategic Nonviolence 1954-1965 presented by Alma J. Billingslea, PhD, Professor Emerita at Spelman College

  • Minnesota Native 101, presented by Dawn Quigley, PhD, Education Department, St. Catherine University

  • From Criminalization to Carceral Consequences: Race at the Center of the Criminal Legal System, presented by: Nancy A. Heitzeg, PhD, Sociology Department, St. Catherine University

  • Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?: Housing Inequality in Ramsey County presented by: Rachel Neiwert, PhD, History 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

  • Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19 presented by Jennifer Ho, PhD, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Colorado Boulder

  • 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

November 9, 6:30 p.m.
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.
RSVP for St. Kate's Reads online today!

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

Alumni leaders suggest books for our September reading list.
View September book list

View previous 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. October lessons August lessons - July lessonsJune lessons  - May lessons

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The Reflective Woman (TRW) Interviews

The Reflective Woman is part of the Core Curriculum at St. Kate’s and is completed by all first-year students. The Composing a Life assignment allows students to interview St. Kate’s alumni to learn about their life journey, about which they write a paper. We are excited to offer this longstanding volunteer opportunity VIRTUALLY! Alumni across the country are encouraged to participate! All spots are full this year, we look forward to having you join us for the spring session!

Virtual Citizen Katie

October 17, 2020
Citizen Katie is an opportunity to gather as a St. Kate’s community to educate ourselves and work towards social justice. At its core, St. Kate’s values community engagement and living out the tenets of Catholic social teaching. Citizen Katie is an annual event that brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni in collaboration with community organizations. This year, we are hosting Citizen Katie virtually!

Sign up for opportunities and get your Zoom event link, and learn more about Citizen Katie.

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

Alumni share their career journey

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

Minneapolis Campus Tribute

Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m.
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. RSVP today for the Minneapolis Campus Tribute!

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. Join the Facebook Group now.