Activities & off-campus events

Annual Center for Women Awards Celebration

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine

Members of the St. Kate's community are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty/staff, and alumnae at the annual Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Awards Celebration.

The celebration will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Please extend your congratulations to this year’s Center for Women award recipients:

Research and Creative Work on Women Award

Awarded to students, faculty/staff, and alumnae/i for outstanding research or creative work focusing on women, gender, or issues relevant to diverse women's status or concerns

Maren Adler, undergraduate student
Literary Representations of Capitalisms and Medical Practices: A Comparison of Fanny Fern’s 'Ruth Hall' and Ann Petry’s 'The Street'

Shelby Batterson, undergraduate student
Coffee, Power, and Privilege: Labor as a Women's Burden

Colleen Carpenter, faculty
Art that Silences and Art that Speaks: Approaches to Memorializing Feminicide in Ciudad Juarez

Lauren Koshere, alumna
Buying Tires in Wisconsin

Leso Munala, faculty, Emily Hohenshell, undergraduate student, Nene Okunna and Emily Welle, external community partners
'She Is Not a Genuine Client': Exploring Health Practitioners' Mistrust of Rape Survivors in Nairobi, Kenya

Teresa Rothausen, graduate student
An Ancient Gift Cloaked to Survive Patriarchy: Mary and Her 'Magnificat'

Christina Spiker, faculty
The Texture of Crepe: The Role of Women in the Creation and Consumption of Japanese Crepe-Paper Books (chirimen-bon)

Women's Studies Scholarly Work Award

Awarded to Women’s Studies students for an excellent scholarly paper

Mary Beth Becker, undergraduate student
Artemisia Gentileschi’s 'Judith Beheading Holofernes' as a Feminist Act

Megan Cahill, recent graduate
The Struggle is Real: Perinatal Care as the Scene for Culture Clash

Opportunities and Initiatives Grant

Encourages students to identify and carry out leadership projects and activities that address diverse women’s concerns

Mezan Ghebre and Marcy Lohese
Research with women in Lusaka, Zambia who care for children with disabilities

Muslim Student Association
Attendance at MAS-ICNA national conference 'American Muslims: Shaping the Future through Faith and Vision'

Mary Jane Young Scholarship

Awarded to re-entry transfer student parents who demonstrate academic promise, perseverance, and a sense of vision

Karolyn Britton
Kayla Cote
Erika Freezy
Terese Hermann
Shari Seifert

Jay and Rose Phillips Scholarship

Awarded by the Minnesota Private College Fund during students' sophomore year, with a focus on community concerns, social change strategies, and a service project to benefit Minnesota communities (The Center for Women coordinates the St. Kate's Phillips nomination process.)

Tatyana Beck
Elizabeth Juárez Diáz
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

Judith Gorman Krieger Scholarship

Awarded to a senior who is notably generous with time and talent in helping others

Emaan Soliman

PLEN Women and Policy Seminar Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students to participate in Washington, D.C.-based seminars, through which students learn in depth about the political process and public policy issues, particularly as they relate to women

Mirna Serrano Barahona
Biftu Bussa
Stefany Calderon
Addison Cross
Maakwe Cumanzala
Andrea Duarte-Alonso
Rose Maniates
Erin Nelsen

For more information about the awards or the celebration, please contact the Center for Women at (651) 690-6783 or