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Community invited to submit ‘Spruce Up Winona’ requests

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:41pm
WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Volunteer Mentors are encouraging individuals, organizations, and churches in Winona to submit requests for service for the ninth annual Spruce Up Winona event. This year university organizers are happy to extend the event’s reach into the Winona community by working in collaboration with Winona State University. Spruce Up [&hellip

Saint Mary’s benefit raises $11,000 for Buffalo City teen

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:25pm
WINONA, Minn. — More than 500 people attended Saint Mary’s University’s 15th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance on March 21. Proceeds from the dance—and a silent auction held on campus—raised about $11,000 for this year’s beneficiary Conner Turnbell, 17, of Buffalo City, Wis. This past summer Turnbell was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a disease that [&hellip

Five awards presented at Saint Mary’s Founders’ Day

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:31pm
Saint Mary’s presented awards to His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, a College faculty member, a staff member, and two outstanding seniors at its Founders’ Day celebration March 24. An honorary doctorate in pastoral ministry was presented to His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Cardinal Dolan has, since his ordination 40 years ago, [&hellip

Hegland’s start-up business opens window of opportunities

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:54am
Peter Hegland had no idea when he began a window-washing business two years ago how much it would open a window into the world of entrepreneurship. By talking about his start-up business, the finance and entrepreneurship major from St. Charles earned an opportunity to compete in the national Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA) competition in [&hellip

CREST intern gains from work with social media campaign

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:49am
Allison Christensen ’16 is currently interning for the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) in Washington, D.C. The junior Electronic Publishing major is getting valuable hands-on experience on how to use social media and other digital marketing resources for a real-life project. As the digital media intern, Christensen spends the majority of her time working on a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo [&hellip

Algren solves mysteries of complex data

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:28pm
Zach Algren, a double major in Accounting and Business Intelligence and Analytics, plays with numbers for fun. The Prior Lake, Minn., native decided to major in accounting when he discovered that the coursework came easily to him. “And I thought it would be important to know accounting, with anything I did in business,” he said. [&hellip

2015 Hendrickson Forum: The Ethics of Cyber Security

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:57pm
Cyber security is the topic for the 2015 Hendrickson Forum at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. In the wake of several high-profile cyber security breaches, it’s a relevant and timely topic for this year’s ethical leadership event. Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis will present the keynote address. [&hellip

Ed.D. in Leadership opens doors

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:28pm
Photo: An Ed.D. student presents her dissertation research proposal during the March 7 poster session. Why pursue a doctorate in leadership at Saint Mary’s University? It opens the world to you. According to a panel of Ed.D. in Leadership alumni, earning a doctoral degree from Saint Mary’s has been the way forward for them. A panel of seven [&hellip

Saint Mary’s music groups return from tour of Ireland

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:18am
WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers and Saint Mary’s Jazz Combo 1 have returned from a week-long concert tour of Ireland. The octet sounds of Saint Mary’s Jazz Combo 1—under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven—were heard at “The Vault” in the Castle Hotel in Dublin; at Galway’s premier jazz club, Busker [&hellip

Saint Mary’s dance March 21 benefits Buffalo City teen

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:23pm
WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s will present the 15th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 21. The beneficiary of this year’s semi-formal dance—open to the public—is Conner Turnbell, 17, of Buffalo City, Wis., who was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis this past summer. Autoimmune Hepatitis is a disease that causes [&hellip

Saint Mary’s to stage spring comedy March 25-29

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:58pm
WINONA, Minn. — Passions are unlocked and a family is turned upside down in Saint Mary’s University’s upcoming production of “Uncle Vanya” March 25-29. Under the direction of Jimmy Bickerstaff, the Department of Theatre and Dance will stage this comedy of country life by Anton Chekhov 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, March 25-28, and 3 [&hellip

WACS artwork on display at Valéncia Arts Center

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:12pm
Photo Caption: Whimsical self portrait by WACS second-grader Hazel Freyre. WINONA, Minn. — Galleria Valéncia at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is filled with 46 unique pieces of artwork created by Jody Berhow’s art students at Winona Area Catholic Schools (WACS). Contributing artists range in age from first through sixth grade. Visitors to the [&hellip

Saint Mary’s Concert Band plans ‘Music in our Schools’ concert

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:01pm
WINONA, Minn. — March is “Music In Our Schools Month,” and the Saint Mary’s Concert Band and Wind Ensemble are celebrating with a public concert 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in Saint Mary’s Page Theatre. An afternoon of great music is planned including: an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s familiar Brandenburg Concerto #3 for chamber wind ensemble and [&hellip

Saint Mary’s University mourns passing of Dr. Phil Cochran ’77

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:56pm
The Saint Mary’s University community is mourning the loss of Dr. Phil Cochran, biology professor and department chair, who passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 4, surrounded by family. Dr. Cochran, a 1977 alumnus, has taught at Saint Mary’s in the Biology Department since 2000, including courses in environmental biology, zoology, freshwater ecology, botany, and more. Equally gifted [&hellip

Oldie Moldies to perform March 20 at Signatures

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:59pm
WINONA, Minn. — Catch dinner and a show with the Oldie Moldie All-Stars from Saint Mary’s University on Friday, March 20, at Visions Event Center in Winona. Rock along to your favorite ’50s, ’60s and ’70s tunes. The Oldies are members of the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Saint Mary’s. The group consists [&hellip

Two Saint Mary’s students selected for SAI scholarships

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:53pm
WINONA, Minn. — Two seniors in the Saint Mary’s University Music Department, Katie Stein and Kelsey Engesser, were recently selected as this year’s Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) Alumni Scholarship recipients. The Twin Cities SAI Alumni Chapter awards two scholarships through a competitive process to deserving SAI members in the Minnesota/Wisconsin region. Stein, who plays flute, plans [&hellip

Saint Mary’s welcomes Cherish the Ladies March 16

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:50pm
WINONA, Minn. — Prepare for a night of stellar musicianship, breathtaking singing, and lively step dancing Monday, March 16, as Cherish the Ladies takes the stage at Saint Mary’s University. One of the most highly regarded and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music, the all-female band formed in the early 1990s as a one-time concert [&hellip

Conservatory’s Irish, tap dancers to perform March 18

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:25pm
WINONA, Minn. — Keeping the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day alive an extra day, Irish and tap dancers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will perform at the Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wis., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The performance is free and open to the public. Nestled in the [&hellip