Affinity Gatherings

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Affinity Gatherings

What are Affinities?

Affinities are groups formed around a common interest or experience such as faith, ethnicity, academic major or activities. Including affinity groups as part of Alumnae Relations programming allows St. Kate's to honor and celebrate all the connections that Katies make while attending St. Catherine University, not just the bonds formed with members of their graduating class.

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Cross Country Alumnae Gathering

Saturday, October 10
St. Kate's Campus

Cross Country alumnae and family are invited to cheer on the Wildcats at a home meet on Saturday, October 10. The women's race is at 11 a.m., and the men's race follows at 11:30 a.m. Alumnae and family are invited to join the team for a potluck picnic after the races. Please bring a dish to share; the team will provide the main course. Questions? Contact Shannon Houlihan.

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Hockey Alumnae Game

Saturday, December 12, 1 p.m.
Drake Arena

An alumnae social at Plum's Neighborhood Bar & Grill will follow the game. For more information, visit the hockey team website or contact coach Brad Marshall.

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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

Featuring Professor Hazel V. Carby
Thursday, October 8
Whitby Hall, Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium

The St. Kate’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter has the exciting opportunity to welcome visiting scholar Professor Hazel Carby to our campus. Professor Carby will deliver a timely multimedia exploration titled “Black Futurities: Shape-Shifting Beyond the Limits of the Human” on Thursday, Oct 8, 7:30 PM, Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Hazel Carby is the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies and director of the Initiative on Race, Gender, and Globalization. Awarded the Modern Language Association’s 2014 Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies, she is the author of, among others, "Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist;" "Race Men; Cultures in Babylon;" and "Imperial Intimacies" (forthcoming), which deals with the intimate imperial entanglements of the islands of Britain and Jamaica from the anti-Napoleonic war to the anti-fascist war. Her new work in progress is entitled "Treason-Workers."

At Yale she teaches courses on the literature and art of the black Atlantic and the Caribbean; the transnational imaginaries of contemporary fiction; and science fiction in literature, visual culture and music.

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Women of Color Full Circle Gathering

Thursday, November 12, 6–9 p.m.
Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom
Cost: Free

St. Kate's graduates of color are invited for dinner and dessert at the inaugural Women of Color Full Circle Gathering.  Reconnect with each other, Multicultural & International Programs and Services (MIPS) staff past and present, as well as current students​ of color ​as we continue to build relationship one conversation at a time. RSVP to Pa Lor, or 651-590-6784, by November 4. Co-sponsored by MIPS and Alumnae Relations.


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