Recent News from Campuses
Actress Mandi Masden on the Timeliness of Her Latest Play “The Light” | Women and Hollywood | February 21, 2019
From Tallgrass Prairie to Garlic Mustard: Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area at Macalester College Reveals Environmental Monitoring Surprises | Environmental Monitor | March 22, 2019
Dixon Irwin, senior baseball player (catcher), and James Green, sophomore baseball player (pitcher), were recently featured in an episode of Cardinals’ Nest, a TV program that airs on Winona cable access HBC TV-25. Cardinals’ Nest is cohosted by Donny Nadeau, sports information director, and Dean Beckman, Communication Department chair and faculty athletic representative.
Watch the interviews:
Saint Mary’s seniors Aldontae Guess and Jessica Bauer will serve as Lasallian Volunteers for the 2019-20 academic year. Aldontae, a psychology major from Chicago, Ill., will likely be serving in New York City. Bauer, an education major from Nerstrand, Minn., will likely be serving in Browning, Mont. Congratulations to both of them!
On Saturday, March 16, we hosted our Scholarship Recognition Day and had 80 outstanding candidates for the Class of 2023 on campus to acknowledge their exceptional academic accomplishments. We asked students to tell us what they considered their most important accomplishment, which was shared when they walked across the stage to receive their certificate from Father James Burns. A number of students indicated they were most proud of getting admitted to their top college choice (Saint Mary’s), four students indicated being admitted to the inaugural 3+2 PA program was their most significant accomplishment, and six students indicated achieving the rank of Eagle Scout was their greatest achievement. My point in sharing this is to let you know the Class of 2023 is shaping up to be a class that will have a most profound impact on Saint Mary’s community of scholars.
There are a number of significant recruitment events over the course of the next six weeks, including:
- Outdoor Focus Day – March 24
7 students, 13 guests
- Preview Day – March 29
35 students, 54 guests
- Admitted Student Day – April 8
9 students, 11 guests
- New Student Orientation and Registration – April 13
When you see a prospective student and their family on campus, please introduce yourself and spend a few minutes making them feel part of the Saint Mary’s community.
— Daniel Meyer, vice president for enrollment
WINONA, Minn. — Throughout March, Youth Art Month, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) has filled the walls of the Valéncia Arts Center at 1164 W. Howard St. with Minnesota winners of the 2019 MN PTA Reflections arts program. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are displaying artwork for the show titled “Heroes Around Us.”
For 50 years, the National PTA Reflections arts program has encouraged students across the nation to explore their artistic talents. PTA Reflections is designed to promote cultural arts in schools, encouraging students to create works of art in photography, literature, visual arts, music, dance, film, and special artist categories.
Out of hundreds of entries from throughout the state, 37 winners were selected. Eight winning entries from Winona include:
- Winona Middle School students Adele Jacobsen (Outstanding Interpretation in Visual Arts), Clay Cottrel and Lacey Kimmerle (Awards of Merit in Visual Arts);
- Washington-Kosciusko Elementary students Cael Hoarn (Outstanding Interpretation in Photography), Annie Colon (Award of Merit in Literature), Lindsey Langowski, and Kali Thompson (Awards of Merit in Visual Arts); and
- North Star Unit student Seamus Schwaba (Outstanding Interpretation in Literature).
Outstanding Interpretation entries have advanced to the National PTA competition in Alexandria, Va., for national level judging which is currently underway. The Minnesota PTA Reflections arts program is chaired by Lori Ortega of Winona.
This gallery exhibit is free and open to the public throughout March during office hours and while classes are in session. For more information about the National PTA Reflections program and Minnesota PTA, visit mnpta.org. Learn more about MCA at mca.smumn.edu.
Photo caption: Artwork of Adele Jacobson, seventh-grader from Winona, Minn., who was awarded first place in Outstanding Interpretation in Visual Arts and is going on to compete at the national level.