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.

Spring 2021 Series — When Women Lead: Courage, Confidence, Collaboration 

The Integrated Learning Series Committee invites you to our spring semester series. We will spend each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm discussing conditions for, and the implications of, women’s leadership. We will hear from local and national women leaders — some of whom are St. Kate' graduates, as well as have special panels around career management strategies for burgeoning leaders. We want to define and celebrate the different types of leadership, delineate the qualities and attributes that must be fostered in good leaders, and examine what support structures need to be in place for successful leadership. Our guests are intergenerational, from a variety of disciplines and sectors, and will speak to our theme. 

Special Events

Career Conversations

Each first Tuesday in February, March, and April the Integrated Learning Series presents career conversations as we recognize financial sustainability is an important part of fostering women’s leadership. These sessions will be moderated by May Thao-Schuck, Radzinski Vice President of Career & Professional Development and Pa Der Vang, Alberta Huber, CSJ Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts and Director of the Evaleen Neufeld Initiative in the Liberal Arts.

The Confluence

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, The St. Catherine University Abigail Quigley Center for Women and The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society Present: The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler At the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse (Virtual meeting March 6-7, 2021). Registration for the conference is free.

Spring 2021 Integrated Learning Series Schedule

St. Kate’s Alumni Career Pathways: Employer Panel Discussion

February 2

Emsi (em-zee) is a labor market data company headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, with offices around the US and in the UK. The company provides labor market data to professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, talent acquisition, and site selection. Emsi will share data about the different career pathways of St. Kate's alumni and provide information about the types of industries, companies, and jobs alumni have taken after completing their liberal arts education. How are St. Kate's alumni faring within the labor market?

Register for the February 2 event


Dr. Josie Johnson “The First Lady of Minnesota Civil Rights”

February 9

Josie Robinson Johnson, author of the memoir Hope in the Struggle, is an American community organizer and activist for African American rights. Described by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as the "First Lady of Minnesota Civil Rights," she was instrumental in the success of a fair housing bill in Minnesota in 1962. The first Black person appointed to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, Johnson has been a lifelong advocate for equity in housing, education, and voting rights. Dr. Johnson will be in conversation with Dean Tarshia Stanley.

Register for the February 9 event


Legacies of Angela Davis: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

February 16 | A "One Read for Racial Justice" Event

Speakers: Nancy Heitzeg (Sociology), Taiyon J Coleman (English), Sharon Doherty (Women's Studies), Suzanne Lehmann (Nursing), and Vince Skemp (Theology)

Register for the February 16 event