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St. Kate’s students gain global, historical perspectives on Campus Ministry trip to Peru

On January 13, ten students and two Campus Ministry staff members flew to Lima, Peru for a social justice immersion trip. Leaving the frozen Minnesota tundra for warm, sunny Peru may sound like a vacation for many, but this group did not waste any time lounging. They stayed in four different cities over 17 days where they explored diversity, joined in social justice work with the Sisters of St. Joseph and learned about the impacts of history on society and culture. Sam Kelly, Campus Minister for Social Justice, said, “We had a lot of goals for this trip but the Continue Reading

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An open letter to the St. Kate’s community from your student newspaper

Dear Katies, We realized recently that we may have been failing you. We have taken an inventory of ourselves and want to formally address our concerns to you all. Recently, President Donald Trump has said that as a whole, journalism is “false, horrible, fake reporting.” We do not believe this to be the case, nor do we want it to be reflective of the news reported at St. Kate’s. We accept that, since transitioning to an online publication, we have lost the pressing and pertinent nature that attends to timely issues on our campus. We recognize that we have been Continue Reading

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Claire Thompson: A day in the life, changing the face of homelessness

I find it hard to go to bed Tuesday night as I am so nervous for Wednesday morning to come. Wednesday is the day my GSJ class will be living a day in the life of a homeless person. I toss and turn for most of the evening, although I have been in bed since 10 p.m.. I wake up around 6:30 a.m., a full hour before my alarm is supposed to go off. I slowly roll out of bed dreading the day already. As I check the weather, I complain about how cold my apartment is and I wonder Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s alumnae Sr. Christina Neumann OSF: The life of Sisters today, what it’s really about

Beyond the little that is portrayed to us by the media, how much do you really know about the life of religious Sisters? Many people today have very little exposure to Sisters.  I know my experience up until my early twenties was limited.  I did, however, have a little contact through my mother, who had two Benedictine Sisters as aunts and who worked as a nurse at Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul.  Attending St. Kate’s for college, I also had a bit of contact with Sisters who were around campus. It was actually during my college years Continue Reading

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St. Kate’s alumnae exhibition, Vision + Vocation, opens January 30

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of styles, media and methods, this diverse group of women carries the vision of their artistic endeavors into their professional and everyday lives. “The women featured in this show are remarkable not only for their talent as visual artists, but also for their exemplary commitment to make art beyond graduation – to pursue their creative visions and make them their vocations,” said curator Nicole Watson. “This commitment to intertwine their artistic and professional Continue Reading

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Ninth annual Myser Initiative Lecture affirms ecological justice

The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium was filled on Friday September 25 with St. Kate’s students, staff and faculty, friends and alumnae. They all gathered to commemorate a distinguished individual, Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, Ph.D. The call to celebration was in light of the annual Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity lecture, at which Johnson was the key speaker. In its ninth year, the Myser Initiative is a St. Kate’s tradition courtesy of the endowment in place from alumnae Patricia O’Conner Myser and her husband John. This award aims to recognize those who exemplify values and leadership in reflection of the Catholic identity. “Elizabeth Johnson is Continue Reading

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AMP up your resume

The end goal for most college students is to get a job doing something they love. It sounds pretty great, doesn’t it- getting paid to do something that inspires passion? How about starting that process a little earlier, Katies? The Assistantship Mentoring Program—also known as AMP—is now taking applications for J-term and the 2015 spring semester. AMP was founded a little over ten years ago, with the purpose of helping students pay for school by working on collaborations with faculty mentors. Students of junior or senior status have the option of applying to be a teaching assistant (TA), research collaborator Continue Reading

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Dancing wildcats

Athletic teams at St. Kate’s are known for being committed, driven athletes who develop sisterly bonds as seasons progress. This especially rings true for the Wildcat’s dance team. The St. Kate’s Dance Team has two captains, senior Gabbi Lottie and sophomore Alexa Boderman. Together, these women are able to motivate the team to dance to their fullest potential, as well as develop strong bonds. Gabbi Lottie Year: Fourth Major: Psychology and Occupational Therapy Favorite restaurant near St. Kate’s: Lee Ann Chin’s or Dairy Queen Gabbi Lottie, beginning her second year of captain ship for St. Kate’s Dance Team, has been Continue Reading

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Meet The Wheel Staff: Maggie Singerhouse

Name: Maggie Jean Singerhouse Position: Assistant Editor Year: Sophomore Major/minor: Physics major; Biology and Math minors Hometown: St. Croix Falls, Wis. Favorite St. Kate’s event: Soccer games or Dew Drop Bop! Most productive study spot: In one of those individual, sectioned-off desks in the library; that way there are fewer distractions! Favorite restaurant or store near campus: I really love Snuffy’s on Cleveland Avenue. It is definitely a treat to go out to eat there; they have the best burgers and milk shakes. Most used cell phone app: I use Instagram, A LOT. (Follow me! @singerhau5_) But, I find myself on Reddit a lot as Continue Reading

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