Integrated Learning Series

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.

2021-23 Series — Indigenous Thought Leadership

The Integrated Learning Series Committee invites you to our next series. Over a two-year cycle, we will explore and discuss the conditions for, and the implications of, Indigenous thought leadership. 

Special Events

The REDress Project

October 23–November 14, 2021

Campus quad (outdoors)

The REDress Project is an installation art project created by Métis artist Jaime Black. This outdoor exhibition is organized in collaboration with The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery and The O'Shaughnessy.

The installation consists of red dresses suspended in public spaces to mark the absence and evoke the presence of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered.

Indigenous women face higher rates of violence than any other cultural group in Canada and the United States. Indigenous families and communities have been advocating for generations to make changes to the colonial system that often treat the perpetrators of this violence with impunity. The REDress Project works to create space for families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons (MMIP) and their supporters to tell their stories and to find solidarity in the struggle to protect the rights of Indigenous women and girls. The project provides a space to hear from frontline community workers, Indigenous women academics, elders and knowledge keepers on how we can work together as a community to bring justice to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families.

More about this exhibition - The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery


  • Guests attending The REDress Project may park in the O'Shaughnessy lot or the Dew Drop lot. Campus map
  • Print and place the event guest permit on your dashboard. Parking permit
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REDress Project Opening Ceremony

Saturday, October 23, 2 pm.

The O'Shaughnessy Patio

Opening Prayer

Jerry Dearly, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota


Ringing Shield Singers, Wakíŋyaŋ LaPointe and Thorne LaPointe, Sičáŋǧu Lakȟóta from the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota


Becky Roloff '76 MBA, President

Anita Thomas PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost

Tarshia Stanley PhD, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Minnesota State Senator Mary Kunesh '95, Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig '89, White Earth Nation

Jessica Ryan, Vice Chair of the Brothertown Indian Nation

Sandy White Hawk, Sičáŋǧu Lakȟóta from the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. Elder in Residence at the Indian Child Welfare Act Law Center, Minneapolis, MN


This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided.

TPT's Bring Her Home
Sneak Peek: Bring Her Home

'Bring Her Home,' a new film from director Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country.


2021-2023 Integrated Learning Series Schedule

Virtual Artist Talk

Wednesday, November 10, 7–8 pm.

Please register here to receive more information and a link to the event.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Coming Soon

We are currently finalizing additional events connected to this series. Check back soon for more information.