Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lasallian Week of Peace schedule announced

Join in on this annual week of engaging and informative events. The theme of this year’s Lasallian Week of Peace is “Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: Crime and Criminal Justice.“ Events during the week are open to the Saint Mary’s community.

Sunday, Sept. 28
10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. — Mass (Reflection on care of the prisoner and victims of crime), Saint Thomas More Chapel

Monday, Sept. 29
12:35 p.m. — Prayer for Peace, Peace Pole (in front of the chapel)

5:30 p.m. — Dine with the Devine, Hillside Hall. Enjoy dinner with Megan Gosse (Restorative Justice coordinator for Winona County Department of Corrections) who will discuss what restorative justice is and how it is being implemented in our area. Sign up in OCM.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
7:30 a.m. — Morning prayer and reflection, President’s Room, Toner Student Center

12:35 p.m. — Prayer for Peace, Peace Pole

Wednesday, Oct. 1
12:35 p.m. — Prayer for Peace, Peace Pole

7 p.m. — “A Witness to Innocence,” Toner Student Center Lounge, with Randy Steidl (an exonerated death row inmate) who will speak about his experience of being wrongly sentenced to death in Illinois and spending 12 years on death row.

Thursday, Oct. 2
12:35 p.m. — Prayer for Peace, Peace Pole

4:30 p.m. — Ecumenical prayer service, Saint Thomas More Chapel Leaders of various churches in Winona will come together to pray for healing for victims and perpetrators of crime.

Friday, Oct. 3
7:30 a.m. Fair Trade Friday, first floor of Saint Mary’s Hall, featuring a free cup of fair trade coffee and other items.

12:35 p.m. Prayer for Peace, Peace Pole

Fall Frolic planned for Oct. 4

The public is invited to participate in the 27th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary’s  Saturday, Oct. 4.

Registration will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Toner Student Center with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The $8 cost includes a T-shirt.

The annual event is free to Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff, but is open to the community as well. Typically close to 300 people participate; competitors of all levels (including walkers) are welcome. The online registration form is available at

A complete Family Weekend schedule is available online at Family Weekend runs Oct. 3-5 and includes a full slate of activities for families of students and the Saint Mary’s community. In previous years, as many as 1,000 visitors have come onto campus for music concerts, sporting events, the Fall Frolic, and other games and activities.

Music performances scheduled for Family Weekend, Oct. 3-5

Concert Band members Roger Luttio, Amanda Patt and Lexi Loesel rehearse for their performance Oct. 4.

The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One perform Friday, Oct. 3.

Two public student performances—a jazz concert and a choir and band performance—highlight Saint Mary’s upcoming Family Weekend.

• The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One launch another great season 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Figliulo Recital Hall, under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven. From familiar tunes by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, and others, to contemporary compositions, the Jazz Ensemble’s season opener offers music for everyone. Jazz styles from the blues, jazz-rock, samba, and swing all come together to create a dynamic evening of variety. Jazz Combo One, also known as “Easy Company” this semester, will perform a tribute to jazz great Thelonius Monk with four of his most challenging original compositions. Seating is limited.

• The Concert Band and Choirs will combine talents for a 2 p.m. concert Saturday, Oct. 4, at Page Theatre. The Chamber Singers will perform works by Patrick O’Shea, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hans Leo Hassler, and Thomas Tallis. The Concert Choir will perform works by Ludovico Viadana, Stephen Paulus, and Moses Hogan. Both choirs are directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea. After a brief intermission, the Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, will feature Bandscapes by Sy Brandon. This is a 13-movement piece that showcases every section of the band, from the clever “Flute Fandango” to “Tuba Tango” and the “Finale Variations,” which combines the entire ensemble in unique ways. Percy Grainger’s beautiful and familiar Irish Tune from County Derry will round out the concert. A reception will follow.

Tickets to both performances are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the Saint Mary’s Box Office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at Tickets are also available at the door.

Saint Mary’s students to stage ‘Rabbit Hole’ Sept. 26-28

The Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “Rabbit Hole” today through Sunday, Sept. 26-28.

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. today through Sunday, Sept. 26-28, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, in the Studio Theatre of the Performance Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the box office, Ext. 1715, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or online at

Saint Mary’s Page Series to present Curious George

There’ll be a lot of monkeying around as Theatreworks USA presents Curious George Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Saint Mary’s.

In this delightful new musical, the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show, works to help his friend win the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a Page Series returning favorite, Theatreworks USA. Famous Theatreworks alumni include actor Henry Winkler, four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks, two time-Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Glover and many more. The theatre company’s goal is to continue doing what it has successfully accomplished for more than 50 years: giving America’s children their first thrilling day at the theatre.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and are available online at or at the Saint Mary’s Box Office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Enjoy a Curious George read-aloud 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Winona Public Library; tickets to the Page Series performance on Oct. 7 will be given away.

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.

Saint Mary’s to host first Career Fair, prep workshops

The first Saint Mary’s University career fair will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Toner Student Center.

All students and alumni of Saint Mary’s are invited to check out local and regional businesses and organizations, network with potential employers and find out what they are looking for in potential interns and employees.

This is a great opportunity for students to practice job interview skills and potentially land a job or internship that could launch their careers.

To help prepare for this career fair, the Career Services and Internships Office will be offering three upcoming workshops.

• Career Fair First Impressions — 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. Did you know that 86 percent of interviewers surveyed have made a decision about whether they want to hire someone in the first two minutes of the interview? Students can attend this workshop to learn about what to wear, body language, and what to say in the first 30 seconds.

• Your Résumé—and Other Ways to Deliver your Brand, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. This workshop will help students develop a personal brand and communicate that to potential employers, especially through résumés.

• Conducting a Winning Interview, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. Interviewing can be a scary thing, so come to this workshop and discuss what kinds of questions students can expect, strategies for answering them, and questions to ask employers/interviewers.

MCA offers drawing workshops with local artist this fall

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold drawing workshops with local artist Julie Johnston this fall at Saint Mary’s University’s Valéncia Arts Center, located at the corner of 10th and Vila streets.

Visual Art Workshop I is offered to students in grades 4-6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 27, and Nov. 10. Students will increase their skills in observation, memory, and dexterity, while learning techniques for drawing still life, imaginative works, and portraiture. Tuition for Visual Art Workshop is $35 (which includes supplies). The workshops offer students a fun opportunity to connect with other local children who are passionate about art and drawing.

Art in Motion workshops are offered to teen and adult artists of all experience levels wishing to refresh or improve their drawing skills. The workshops will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. Students will explore the art of drawing a still life using versatile charcoal techniques to create a powerful piece influenced by the props from “The Nutcracker” ballet.  The works will then be on display in the Ben Miller Lobby at Saint Mary’s University Performance Center during the performance season. Tuition for Art in Motion is $60. Students may also choose to sign up for just one workshop date for $30. Supplies are included in the cost.

Scholarships are available. To register for Visual Art Workshop I or Art in Motion or for scholarship information, visit or call 453-5500. Registration closes Oct. 6.

Sympathy to Kendall family

Earl F. Potvin, father of Jenny Kendall ’84 and father-in-law of Chris Kendall ’79, M’85, vice president of Student Life, died Sept. 17. The Saint Mary’s community extends its sympathy to the Kendall and Potvin families.