Thursday, December 11, 2014

Saint Mary’s 10K event scheduled for Jan. 25

This year’s Saint Mary’s 10K Nordic ski races will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, at Saint Mary’s University.

The public is invited to compete in three separate races: a 10K classic-style citizens’ event at 11 a.m., a kids’ Minnesota Youth Ski League race at noon; and a 10K skate-style race at 1 p.m.

Participants can register in competitive or recreational classes. All three races wind through the beautiful and challenging bluffs and valleys surrounding the Saint Mary’s campus. The cost to participate is $10 per race.

Registration, the starting line and the finish line will be near Saint Yon’s Hall, located on the back east portion of campus.

For more information, contact Pete Watkins ( To pre-register online, go to

Simply Seniors Day: Classes needed for guest students

Simply Seniors Day is less than two months away and the Office of Admission is busy planning activities. Simply Seniors Day is designed for high school seniors who have been admitted, have applied, or are considering applying to Saint Mary’s. This event is a bit more involved than the Fall Preview Days, as all attendees will spend the night on campus on Sunday, Jan. 18 and spend the day sitting in on classes and attending presentations on Monday, Jan. 19. So here is how faculty may help.

Sunday, Jan. 18: While students eat pizza and bowl with their Saint Mary's overnight hosts, their parents will attend a reception and dinner in the Toner Student Center lounge. The reception will feature as many academic departments as possible for an academic info fair. Please consider hosting a table (from 5:15-6 p.m.) and then joining admission staff for dinner at 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19: A long list of available classes is needed on Monday at 9:45 and 11:10 a.m. Students will choose which class to attend from as many different disciplines as possible. If you are able to open your class to these students, please respond to Andrea Moore at your earliest convenience ( The Admission Office thanks faculty and staff for all you do for Saint Mary's.

Christmas dinner is Dec. 16

The annual faculty and staff Christmas dinner will be Tuesday, Dec. 16. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. in the dining room, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Page Series brings ‘Janet’s Planet’ to Winona

The Page Series invites audiences to explore the vast universe with PBS’s “Janet’s Planet” on Thursday, Jan. 15. By focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), Janet’s Planet travels at the “speed of thought” and is designed to fuel STEAM potential in elementary school kids. Available on more than 140 public television stations nationwide, Janet Ivey of “Janet’s Planet” is excited to tour her introduction to the wonders of the galaxy.

The event is 6:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and are available at or at the box office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

X Factor’ finalist Tim Olstad to perform at Saint Mary’s Jan. 23

Tim Olstad, a top 10 finalist from Season 3 of FOX’s “The X Factor” returns to his hometown of Winona Jan. 23 for an evening of soulful originals and cover songs that showcase the versatility of one of America’s best loved up and coming male vocalists.

The event, part of the Off the Page Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and are available at or at the box office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

​Breast Cancer Silent auction is today

The 9th annual Breast Cancer Silent Auction will be held today, Friday, Dec. 12, from 8 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 115 of Saint Mary’s Hall. All proceeds go to breast cancer research.

Students raise money, food for 10 Days of Giving

The Student Activities Committee collected $165 and 310 pounds of food for 10 Days of Giving on Dec. 2.

Poling presents about work with O’Keefe

On Nov. 13, John Poling (chair, Philosophy Department) gave a presentation at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum on his work as a studio assistant with Georgia O’Keeffe in the 1970s. The presentation was part of the museum’s Thursday evening series on art and was open to the public. Poling’s presentation drew on his book, “Painting With O’Keeffe,” and on 20 years of teaching courses on Georgia O’Keeffe and the philosophy of art at St. Olaf College and Saint Mary’s University.

McCallum-Ferguson published twice

Dr. Shelly McCallum-Ferguson, associate professor and department chair of the Business Department has been published twice recently:

• McCallum, S., & O’Connell, D. (2014). Social capital and leadership development: Building stronger leadership through enhanced relational skills. In R. Hall, D. Grant, & J. Raelin (Eds.), Leadership Development & Practice (p. 1 – 1656). Sage Publishing.

This Leadership Development & Practice publication is a four-volume set that brings “together some of the most important and influential research from the related domains of leadership practice and leadership development.” This is a high honor as only a select few research studies were selected for inclusion in the series SAGE Benchmarks in Leadership.

• McCallum, S.Y., Forret, M.L., & Wolff, H.G. (2014). Internal and external networking behavior: An investigation of relationships with affective, continuance, and normative commitment. Career Development International, 19(5), 595-614.

Career Development International provides a platform for research that deals with questions of theories and theory development, as well as with organizational career strategy, policy and practice. Issues of theory and practice may be dealt with at individual, organizational and society levels.

Beal publishes book

Rose Beal’s book “Mystery of the Church, People of God: Yves Congar’s Total Ecclesiology as a Path to Vatican II” was published by Catholic University of America Press:

Last ‘Campus Notes’ of the year

Look ahead on your calendars. This is the last issue of “Campus Notes” for 2014. After break, the first issue will come out Jan. 16. The deadline for that issue will be Wednesday, Jan. 14.