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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Mayo Clinic communications consultant to speak on ‘plain writing’
Sep24

Mayo Clinic communications consultant to speak on ‘plain writing’

Spanning the areas of communications and healthcare, a Mayo Clinic communications consultant will give an interdisciplinary presentation about “plain language” as it is used in healthcare and “steps for success” after graduation. Margaret G. Mester has over 30 years of experience in communications and 20 years of experience serving patients and caregivers as a health and medical writer and editor. In her current position,...

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Saint Mary’s alumna gives students ‘major league’ advice
Sep19

Saint Mary’s alumna gives students ‘major league’ advice

Diversifying skills and eagerly taking on new tasks were the pieces of advice White Sox Senior Coordinator of Public Relations left students at a September 8 presentation. Julianne Bartosz, a 2013 Saint Mary’s University alumna, shared about her job in the major leagues and how her college experiences helped her land it. Bartosz said while at Saint Mary’s she was incredibly involved and took on activities “in pairs.” From...

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There’s an app for that
Sep19

There’s an app for that

After implementing a new software system in fall of 2016, Saint Mary’s University is keeping the ball rolling on its technology initiatives by piloting a new student involvement mobile app. The app, Cardinals Connect, is essentially a one-stop-shop making a variety of resources, from the dining menu to the final exams schedule, available to students wherever they are. Dean of Students, Charissa Jakusz, said the hope with Cardinals...

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Master Plan Brings Big Summer Changes

Heidi Ledermann Saint Mary’s students can expect to see big changes to the west side of campus during the summer months this year. Large deconstruction of campus buildings on the other side of Highway 14 will occur by the time students return to school in the fall. The affected buildings include Watters Hall and the Ek Family Village, often referred to by students as “The Old Village.” These changes are part of the university’s...

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