Monthly Archives: September 2014

First-year overload: Class of ’18 brings record enrollment

Due to this year’s large first-year class, many on campus organizations and resources have needed to make changes in order to in accommodate the growing student population. When it comes to the social aspect of St. Kate’s, the various organizations are near and dear to students’ hearts. An example of an on campus organization that has changed due to expanding enrollment is Campus Ministry. “It’s been awesome for us. Continue Reading →

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Food for thought

Who doesn’t love to bite into a savory muffin or delicious apple fritter from the local street side cafe? Or how about a home-style meal of mac-n-cheese, or a burger and fries? Whether one is coming or going, it’s always a wonder of where the good stuff that all the locals know about is served. Luckily for Katie’s, there are a great deal of intriguing restaurants waiting just around the corner. The Wheel presents the top five must-try restaurants within walking distance. 1. Continue Reading →

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The music of flight: “Test Pilot” dance opera at the O’Shaughnessy

By Maggie Weiss

The story of how the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, first took to the skies on a cold December morning has been told and retold to young students throughout the world for over 100 years. Today, thousands of people board airplanes of all shapes and sizes, most of them taking for granted what was, only a century ago, brand new technology that many people believed would not even get off the ground. Composer Jocelyn Hagen’s Test Pilot is the musical interpretation of the events surrounding the Wright Brothers’ controversial and historic flight. Described as a “chamber dance opera,” it shows us the scope of events leading to the world-famous flight through the eyes of Orville and Wilbur’s sister, Katharine, while also exploring the crossroads of human nature and creativity. The Sept. Continue Reading →

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Town hall for the 100% – ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour visits St. Kate’s

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus arrived at St. Kate’s to discuss “We the People, We the Voters!”, the Nuns on the Bus current tour around the country. At 3:00 p.m.  St. Kate’s and Minnesota community members gathered in the Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine at St. Kate’s to listen to the Nuns on the Bus discuss the importance of civil voting, how we should encourage others to vote and how we should demand that candidates be responsible for their decisions and actions once elected. NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is a campaign of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby founded by 47 Catholic Sisters over 40 years ago. Continue Reading →

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Who’s who at SCU: Scott Pakudaitis

By Jessica Busch

Who’s Who at SCU: Scott Pakudaitis

Scott Pakudaitis is an Institutional Research Analyst at St. Kate’s. Having been at the University for 17 years, he has gotten involved in many areas at St. Kate’s. Pakudaitis is often seen keeping score or operating the clock at sporting events, befriending the squirrels on campus or snapping pictures of the performances at the O’Shaughnessy. Continue Reading →

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The experience of a lifetime

Sitting on the plane on the tarmac in the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport, reality had finally hit me. I was going to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina in less than twenty-four hours and would not be returning to the place I have called home for my whole life, for one whole year. This year while I am abroad, I will be writing about everything study abroad-related, including how to plan for it, finance it, and what I’m actually experiencing in another part of the world. You may be surprised to find out that study abroad is not as common in the United States as it is in other parts of the world. Continue Reading →

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Compost collection: St. Kate’s becomes a more eco-friendly university

After a long year of meetings, going over contracts, meeting with potential compost companies, and viewing other schools’ compost programs, St. Kate’s will become a more eco-friendly university. A new organic compost program has begun, and compost bins will be put all around campus by the end of the fall semester. The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) has been working on creating a compost program for years, which was finally put into action through the collaboration of the MPIRG Environment Justice Taskforce, St. Kate’s Green Party, St. Continue Reading →

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Haste to no waste: Participants needed to complete food waste study

You are invited to sign up to participate in an on-campus food waste study. In an effort to better understand students’ perceptions, knowledge, and behaviors around food waste, Lynn Luecke ‘15 invites you to participate in a food waste study at St. Kate’s during the Fall semester. The study will include two 15-minute surveys and two food waste analyses. Participants will receive sustainability and educational information via text messages throughout the study. Continue Reading →

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