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Students energized by solar panel project

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:28pm
Saint Mary’s University students Conner Ellinghuysen, Peter Hegland, and Reikel Biechler were excited to shed some light on the topic of solar panel installation. After more than a year of researching, presenting, and fundraising, student organizers of the solar panel initiative at Saint Mary’s felt a mixture of excitement and relief on Nov. 25, as [&hellip

Project Management program PMI re-accredited

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:47pm
The Master of Science in Project Management at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has again been approved for accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. PMI’s Global Accreditation Center board of directors renewal indicates that Saint Mary’s project management program is top-notch. [&hellip

600 students attend ‘Mugsgiving’ giveaway

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:01am
On Nov. 23, 600 students raised their newly acquired mugs of hot cocoa in a warm toast to each other and to Saint Mary’s University during the first “Mugsgiving” celebration. Through the event, hosted by the Future Alumni Committee and Office of Alumni Relations, all undergrad students were invited to receive special commemorative mugs, as well [&hellip

Saint Mary’s ‘Lessons and Carols’ Christmas service is Dec. 6

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:04pm
WINONA, Minn. —The joyous and uplifting Christmas service of “Lessons and Carols” will be presented by the Saint Mary’s University Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The beautiful service, held in the majestic Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, features the Saint Mary’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, directed by [&hellip

Saint Mary’s basketball team invites community to bring toys for Gifts for Winona program

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:58pm
WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University’s women’s basketball team is partnering with the Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona program to collect toys on Saturday, Dec. 6. On Dec. 6, the women’s team will play Augsburg at 1 p.m. in the Saint Mary’s gymnasium. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a variety of new toys [&hellip

Students pitch businesses in 90-second contest

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:52am
Aspiring young entrepreneurs walked to the front of the room and excitedly acknowledged a small roomful of faculty members, pens poised on score sheets. With a quick head nod and a deep breath, they were given 90 seconds to “sell” the room their business, non-profit, or event ideas—making sure to include their contact information, as [&hellip

Dance Repertory Company presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:10pm
WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will present the Dance Repertory Company in “The Nutcracker” Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 3-7, at the Saint Mary’s Page Theatre. Heralding the message of peace on earth, “The Nutcracker” is performed around the globe during [&hellip

John Paulson Big Band reunites for Nov. 23 event

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:08pm
WINONA, Minn. — John Paulson’s 17-piece contemporary jazz big band returns to Winona Sunday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. They will be performing two sets of all-original music at Wellington’s Pub & Grill. The concert will feature exciting contemporary big band music composed and arranged by Paulson, who taught jazz and woodwinds at Saint Mary’s [&hellip

Saint Mary’s Chamber Orchestra concert planned for Sunday

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00am
WINONA, Minn. —The Saint Mary’s University Chamber Orchestra will perform “The Magical French Horn” 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in Figliulo Recital Hall, located in Saint Mary’s Performance Center. Under the direction of Dr. David Leung, the orchestra will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn and contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The event features Saint Mary’s [&hellip

Saint Mary’s takes 3rd on education leaderboard for Give to the Max Day

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:15pm
WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University was one of the top three higher education institutions to receive donations Nov. 13 through Give to the Max Day, a statewide giving blitz designed to increase giving to Minnesota-based nonprofits. According to early estimations, in just 24 hours, Saint Mary’s raised $45,242 with 227 gifts. Gifts ranged from [&hellip

Application deadline is Nov. 17 for Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:15pm
WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona giving trees will be going up before Thanksgiving. This communitywide program—in its 13th year—is providing gifts to area children and seniors in need this holiday season. Families looking for help obtaining gifts this year must apply by Monday, Nov. 17. Families may pick up an application [&hellip

Support Saint Mary’s at Give to the Max Day Nov. 13

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:18pm
What if you could turn a $10 minimum donation into an additional $2,000 donation for Saint Mary’s? Participate Nov. 13 in Give to the Max Day, and you could help make that happen! Make your donation on and help the Office of Development and Alumni Relations continue to change lives here at the university. [&hellip

Viertel helps create smiles abroad

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:35pm
Viki Viertel ’11 has been a surgical technologist for 28 years. Naturally, she has seen almost everything that goes on in operating rooms. But a few years ago, a conversation between Viertel and a colleague led to a question: after several decades on the job, what haven’t they seen? Viertel realized there were only two [&hellip

Conservatory presents Music Division Concert Nov. 24

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:24am
WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Music Division invites the community to a fall music concert 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Saint Mary’s University’s Figliulo Recital Hall. The concert will showcase the MCA Jazz Combos (directed by Dave Gudmastad) and a variety of students who are taking private lessons at MCA. [&hellip

News from Nairobi

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00am
MIASMU Welcomes New Students. The Maryknoll Institute of African Studies began its new academic year in full gear welcoming new and returning students. Seven new students, coming from different countries including Malawi, Mexico, Uganda, DR. Congo and Kenya, were registered. This variety of students adds to the cultural diversity of the student body. This semester [&hellip

Saint Mary’s mourns passing of Brother Basil Rothweiler, former president

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:11pm
Brother I. Basil Rothweiler, FSC ’38, 7th president of Saint Mary’s, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in St. Paul at the age of 97. The inspirational and faith-filled leader celebrated his 80th Jubilee in July. It was just one more in a lengthy list of accomplishments for a man who dedicated his life to education, [&hellip

MBA students study in Spain

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:59pm
Offered twice a year, the MBA final course (Strategic Management Capstone) is a rewarding finish for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota students, particularly those who participate in the annual fall international travel/study component. This fall’s group of nine MBA students traveled to Spain. During the eight-day trip, the graduate students worked with Einnova, a Spanish [&hellip

Saint Mary’s Red Bird Club opens for one night only, Nov. 21

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:16pm
WINONA, Minn. — On Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. the Valéncia Studio Theatre (10th and Vila streets) will be transformed into the the Red Bird Club Jazz Cabaret, showcasing the talents of Saint Mary’s University student jazz musicians. Saint Mary’s University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 will salute the classic American jazz cabarets [&hellip

Make a Difference Day and Lasallian Day of Service

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:39am
Make a Difference Day In recognition of national “Make a Difference Day,” 108 Saint Mary’s students served 47 Winona residences on Oct. 25. As part of these efforts, the women’s hockey team assisted with a Red Cross smoke alarm installation. Teams of students, Winona firemen, and Red Cross and community volunteers installed 100 alarms and [&hellip

Saint Mary’s students to stage drama ‘Pentecost’ Nov. 6-9

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 9:26am
Art, religion, and politics collide in the Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre and Dance production of the complex British drama “Pentecost” Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 6-9. Written by David Edgar and directed by Judy Myers, “Pentecost” tells the story of Gabrielle Pecs, a beautiful and passionate art curator in a small village in an unnamed [&hellip