Thursday, September 11, 2014

Three to be added to Hall of Fame during ‘M’ Club Weekend

The Cardinal ’M‘ Club, in association with the Alumni Association, will induct three members into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame during Cardinal ’M‘ Club Weekend Friday through Sunday, Sept. 12-14.

The 2014 Saint Mary’s University Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honor former student-athletes Jennifer (Meyer) Fisher ’01, Kelly (King) Stinson ‘97, and Chris Gogolewski ’94.

The trio will be honored during an awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 12. Along with the induction of this year’s Hall of Fame class, Friday’s ceremony will also honor Saint Mary’s 2013-14 postseason award-winners, and recognize the 2013-14 Outstanding Male and Female Athletes, and Outstanding Scholar Athletes.

Saint Mary’s to host annual Young Alumni Weekend

Saint Mary’s graduates from the past decade have been invited back to campus for Young Alumni Weekend, Sept. 12-14.

More than 150 alumni are expected to attend the full weekend of events which will include a faculty and staff social, a young alumni gathering at Mulligan’s (featuring music by Adam Stasica ‘07, Development), ropes course activities, disc golfing and the Cardinal Dash 5K. New this year is an alumni party at Betty Jo’s Saturday evening.

The weekend also coincides with Cardinal ‘M’ Club Weekend, giving Saint Mary’s 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

Saint Mary’s students to stage ‘Rabbit Hole’ Sept. 25-28

The Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “Rabbit Hole” Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 25-28.

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. “Rabbit Hole” is a story of loss, honesty, compassion and wit during a time when a family tries to pick up the broken pieces to try to move forward with their daily lives.

This winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Saint Mary’s senior theatre major Kathleen Bryant, confronts the emotions surrounding human loss and the unique, and at times hilarious, ways we cope with grief.

The show runs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28 and 3 p.m. Sept. 27-28 in the Studio Theatre of Saint Mary’s Performance Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the box office, 507-457-1715, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or online at

Page Series offering brings graphic novel to life

Science-fiction, radio play drama, and a graphic novel combine to bring Robot Planet’s “Intergalactic Nemesis” to the Page stage Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Using the sound effects of radio drama, super-sized projections of a graphic novel, a live keyboard player, and live actors playing various parts, the premise is simple: a period adventure story (with no small share of laughs) featuring Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.

Appropriate for all ages, this show will have gamers, science fiction fans, radio drama fans, and people just looking for an entertaining evening of adventure and fun on the edge of their seats, shouting for more.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and students and are available at the box office 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Friday at ext. 1715 or online at

Chicago artist displays work at Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries

Chicago artist Cherith Lundin is displaying her work in “An excess of ground,” through Oct. 10 at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, located in the Toner Student Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Lundin is a visual artist whose work ranges in media from drawing and painting to photography and installation. Her work examines the architectural contours of everyday life and extracts moments of fluidity within familiar spaces, where apparent dichotomies such as inside and outside, figure and ground, proximity and distance mingle.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar nears

A Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar titled, “The Scholastic-Humanist Debate, or Why the English and Philosophy Departments Come from Two Different Worlds, and Why the Theology and Languages Departments Have Something to Say about It, as Related by a Historian with Perfect Objectivity,” will be held Monday, Sept. 22. The book review with commentary is planned for 7 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall. The event is sponsored by The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor.

150 attend annual picnic of the sciences

The Biology, Chemistry, and Physics departments held their fourth annual Fall Picnic on  Sept. 5th. Approximately 150 students, faculty, and staff joined together to celebrate the start of the academic year. Everyone enjoyed the burgers, brats, hotdogs and watermelon, as well as the liquid nitrogen ice cream! The science departments host the picnic each fall to welcome new and returning students to Saint Mary’s campus. Special thanks to members of the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics clubs for helping with preparations for the picnic. Additionally, thanks are given to the Maintenance Department for providing the tables, chairs, and grills.

Alumnus to provide info about law profession, school

Anyone interested in law school or the profession of law is invited to attend a presentation Friday, Sept. 12, by 1967 alumnus Roger Haydock, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Haydock will speak at 11 a.m. in the Common Room. All interested students are welcome to attend.

Haydock has taught at William Mitchell College of Law since 1970 and was the first director of the Minnesota Advocacy Institute. He is the author or co-author of dozens of books, treatises, and manuals on dispute resolution, trial advocacy, pretrial litigation, and negotiation.

International students enjoy fall activities

Saint Mary’s welcomes new international students from China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Canada, Congo, and Ethiopia. The International Center offered orientation activities for new students including a hike to the rock, a tour of Winona, and game nights. Many international students also joined the Student Activities Committee for the Minnesota State Fair bus trip and Campus Ministry for New Student Volunteer Day.

A group of 20 new and returning international students took advantage of the Winona Park and Rec membership by spending this past Saturday afternoon at Lake Winona. Students had the opportunity to try canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards.

Students visit Excel Images to help with Cardinal Corner purchases

Each semester, undergraduate entrepreneurship students manage a not-for-profit retail store located in a small corner of the basement of Toner Student Center. Led by Michael Ratajczyk, students in the Entrepreneurship class gain first-hand experience in starting a business and running the daily operations.

Aptly named the “Cardinal Corner,” students choose products to sell in the store, garner donations from around campus, and sell items for on-campus organizations as part of a course within the entrepreneurship major.

This semester, students in Entrepreneurship visited Excel Images on Sept. 3 to view the company’s products and factory to learn more about the items that they are considering for the Cardinal Corner.

Jon Gunnarson, brand architect, welcomed the c;ass into their showroom, sample room, and production floor.

“Excel Images is a great partner with our class,” Ratajczyk said. “We have visited with them each semester since I began teaching. Students are excited to feel fabrics; touch products that have had laser etched, stitched, or stamped work done; and examine different color swatches. The students were especially excited to see some of the powerful technology that Excel Images uses.”

Great discussion at solidarity talk

A group of Saint Mary’s students, faculty, and staff attend a solidarity talk Wednesday centered on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. The group discussed the difference between justice and social justice, the role of media and social media in political discourse, and how the Saint Mary’s community can contribute to social change.

Solidarity Talks are presented by the Solidarity Council, and all students, faculty, and staff are invited. Solidarity Talks are scheduled every other Wednesday at 4 p.m., and free refreshments and engaging discussion will be provided. For more information, contact Alece Newberry,, or Demetrius Young,

Nehiba publishes article about social media on campus

Hall director Shae Nehiba wrote an article titled, “Social Media on Campus: Meeting Students Where They Are,” published in the summer 2014 edition of “Perspectives,” a publication by the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers.

Saint Mary’s in the news

The pedestrian bridge got a lot of attention this past week. Articles were featured in the Winona Daily News, the Winona Post, the Rochester Post Bulletin and on KTTC in Rochester.