Thursday, September 6, 2012

Three to be inducted to Sports Hall of Fame Sept. 7

The Saint Mary’s Cardinal ‘M’ Club, in association with the Alumni Office, will induct three members into the SMU Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal ‘M’ Club Weekend Friday through  Sunday, Sept. 7-9.

The 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honor former student-athletes from three decades — Chris Kendall ’79, M’95, Anne Erickson ’89 and Alex Kugel ’99.

The trio will be honored during an awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7. Along with the induction of this year’s Hall of Fame class, Friday’s ceremony will also honor the 2011-12 student-athlete postseason award-winners, as well as announce the 2011-12 Outstanding Male and Female Athletes, and Outstanding Scholar Athletes.

Saint Mary’s plans 4th annual Young Alumni Weekend

Saint Mary’s graduates from the past decade have been invited back to campus for Young Alumni Reunion Weekend, Sept. 7-9.

Over 150 alumni are expected to attend the full weekend of events which will include a Friday faculty and staff social and Saturday’s gathering at Mulligan’s, ropes course activities, barbecue with live music on the Plaza, disc golfing and Cardinal Dash 5K. The weekend also coincides with Cardinal ‘M’ Club Weekend, giving SMU alumni opportunities to cheer on Cardinal athletics.

For more information, contact Bob Fisher at Ext. 6658 or To read more about this event, or to register, go

Speaker to address role of social media in health care

A Gundersen Lutheran Health System representative will discuss the use of social media in health care marketing on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Marna Holley, manager of digital marketing at Gundersen Lutheran, will begin her presentation at 7 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall, located in Saint Mary’s Hall.

Holley, who began her communications career in print journalism, has held a variety of positions at Gundersen Lutheran for more than 20 years, and headed the organization’s social-media operations since they began about two years ago. She’ll discuss some of the ways Gundersen Lutheran has used Facebook, Twitter and other social media, highlighting what’s worked well and what hasn’t been as effective.

Holley’s talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Saint Mary’s Mass Communication program. For more information, contact Dr. Steve Schild at Ext. 1753 or

Speaker to discuss Holocaust in literature Sept. 13

A public presentation titled, “The Holocaust and the ‘Subject’ of Fiction,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

The guest speaker is Dr. Emily Budick. Dr. Budick is the Ann and Joseph Edelman Chair in American Literature and Chair of the Program of American Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellow with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Budick is researching the role of Holocaust fictions in grappling with the events of World War II. The lecture will deal with the ways in which Holocaust fictions frame the problem of subject position, forcing the reader to confront the ways in which even horrific historical events can become subjects of fantasy and projection.

The event will be held in the President’s Room, located in the Toner Student Center.

Dr. Budick will also speak to Saint Mary’s “Seminar in Holocaust Literature” students Thursday afternoon.

The presentation is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Arlyn S. and Stephen H. Cypen.

Saint Mary’s to display photos from Tibet, sand mandala

Twenty-one photographs from the Tibet Image Bank, London will be on display through Sept. 24 at Saint Mary’s in conjunction with an artist residency by the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery.

The photo show, “Tibet: Magical Land of Spiritual Wonders” will be on display at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, located in the Toner Student Center, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The Tibetan Monks will create a sand mandala from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, through Friday, Sept. 21. In this sacred tradition, intricate and artistic designs are created from colored sand and then ritualistically destroyed to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the impermanent nature of material life. The public is also invited to participate in a community sand painting during this period.

An opening ceremony will begin at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17 and a closing ceremony will begin at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 21. During the closing ceremony, the public is invited to join the Tibetan Monks in ceremoniously releasing the sand used from the mandala into Gilmore Creek. Events being held in the gallery are free and open to the public.

The Tibetan Monks will also present a public performance Thursday, Sept. 20, in Page Theatre. For more information, go to Tickets are available online or at the Page Theatre Box office, Ext. 1715 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Michener publishes short story

Dr. Christian Michener’s (English, Lasallian Honors) short story, “The Glass Boys,” about youth working in early 20th-century glass works, has been published in the journal Alembic, published by Providence College.

Jazz notes

Swing, Inc. performs 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday night at Signatures.

SMU students help construct new labyrinth designed by May

One addition to the new playground and landscaping at the East Recreation Center is a labyrinth, designed by Monta May (Communication and Marketing). The community — including several SMU students — was invited to help build mosaic blocks that comprise the labyrinth.

The labyrinth, made from over 180 concrete blocks set into the ground and mosaiced with recycled glass and local stone, is a 25-foot permanent installation in the park. More than 60 adults and children participated in the three-day build.

A plaque with a brief explanation of labyrinths, mosaics and the project will be added in the near future. The pillar for the plaque will be covered with a mosaic depicting a Mississippi river scene. To see pictures, go to

Register for fall programming at Conservatory

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth age 3 to adults at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 1164 West 10th St.

Fall classes run Sept. 10-Nov. 17. Register now.

• Art in Motion Workshops: Drawing a Powerful Still Life — (for those ages 16 and older) Drawings will be exhibited in December during the “Nutcracker” performance in the Ben Miller Lobby of Saint Mary’s Performance Center.

• Creative Music and Movement — Enroll your child in this class and take Nia class yourself at the same time for only $10.

• Jazz Combos with Dave Gudmastad from Cotter High School.

• Winona Area Youth Singers (WAYS) — In addition to learning a wide range of pieces from musical theatre to choral music, this group of young singers will participate in the “Nutcracker” as well as the winter concert.

• Dance Technique for Boys — For only $10, male students ages 8-12 are invited to enroll in this class, which focuses on the development of dance technique used in classical and contemporary disciplines while increasing flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.

• Advanced Ballet Packages — For those serious about ballet training.

• Adult Wellness Classes — (Including Nia, Power Piyo, clogging, ballet, and tap and jazz). Parents who have a child enrolled in a MCA class can take an adult wellness class for only $10.

Class days, times, and tuition vary. Financial need-based scholarship are available. For a brochure and a complete listing, visit, e-mail, “like” them on Facebook, or call 453-5500. Interested students may register online, by mail, or in person at MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Art exhibition at Winona Public Library features Linda Egge

The public is invited to enjoy the oil paintings, photography, colored pencil drawings, sketches and painting on rattan trays Winona artist Linda Egge has created in her varied and interesting show. The exhibition is located on the 2nd floor in the Bell Art Room, and is free and open to the public. It runs through Sept. 29.