Nooks of the Fitzgerald Library
Oct16

Nooks of the Fitzgerald Library

Of the frequented locations on the Saint Mary’s Winona campus – the cafeteria, Gostomski Fieldhouse, Cardinal Coffee – the Fitzgerald Library sees busy students at all times of day and night. Featured are some of the best nooks to study or take a break from the books and get cozy while taking in the sights of campus.       Kate Dulak Staff...

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Pastor speaks on interfaith at Saint Mary’s Lasallian Peace Week
Oct16

Pastor speaks on interfaith at Saint Mary’s Lasallian Peace Week

“The question is: given that is who we are, what are we going to do about it?” was the first question an Illinois pastor posed about religious diversity at an October 5 presentation. Hannah Kardon spoke at Saint Mary’s University as part of Lasallian Peace Week lasting from Sunday, October 1 to Friday, October 6. Currently, Kardon is a staff member of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). It is an international nonprofit organization,...

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Mayo Clinic communications consultant tells students simple is better
Oct07

Mayo Clinic communications consultant tells students simple is better

“If you’re going to do anything in communication, you need to know your audience; even if they have PhD’s, that might not be their reading level,” said a communications consultant from the Mayo Clinic at a September 29 presentation. Margaret Mester has been a writer and editor in patient education at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for the last 20 years. Mester has come to realize that her words are just as important to...

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Planting the seeds of community involvement
Oct07

Planting the seeds of community involvement

A community garden is in the works at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Whether a part of Saint Mary’s, or the greater Winona area, everyone will have access to the community garden. The produce from the garden will be used by Winona Volunteer Services to benefit those who cannot provide a healthy living for themselves. To begin the process of creating a community garden, Saint Mary’s applied for a three-year grant from...

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A better way to meet students’ needs
Oct07

A better way to meet students’ needs

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will launch a new General Education (Gen. Ed.) curriculum in 2018. Dr. Carolyn Ayers, associate dean of general education, said next year’s incoming students will begin the new ‘First Year Experience,’ while current students will finish the program they’ve already started. Through the new curriculum, Ayers said students who aren’t in the Lasallian Honors Program will pick one of four...

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