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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Katie Online Business and Resource Directory

Saturday, January 24  

9-11 a.m.
 Mississippi Market Meeting Room, 1500 7th Street West, St. Paul

The business directory has over 95 listings and we are ready to talk about the next steps. Please join us for a planning meeting and share your ideas on how we can take the directory to the next level. Refreshments provided. For more information, please contact Kelly Povo at 651-690-6063 or  

Business Networking Happy Hour

Monday, May 11, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Meet alumnae listed in the Online Alumnae Business and Resource Directory and learn more about this alumnae resource. Alumnae Evening with the President will take place following the networking event, alumnae are encouraged to attend both. Contact Kelly Povo for more information.


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Montessori Event: A Celebration of Peace

Sunday, February 22
4:30–5:30 p.m., open house at Advanced Montessori Center in Our Lady of Victory Chapel
5–6:00 p.m., social hour in the 3rd floor atrium at Coeur de Catherine
6–8:00 p.m., dinner and keynote speaker in Rauenhorst Ballroom at Coeur de Catherine

Unite with the Montessori Community by celebrating Montessori Education Week and Dr. Montessori’s Vision of Peace.  Enjoy keynote speaker, Joan Steffend, award-winning journalist, HGTV host, inspirational speaker, author and co-founder of Peace Begins with Me, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to education, inspiration, and collaboration in the area of inner peace. Register by Friday, February 13. Read more on the St. Kate's news website. 

Tickets: $10

Purchase tickets online


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Business & Economics Department Awards Dinner

Monday, March 9
5:30–6:15 p.m., speed networking
6:15–8 p.m., dinner and awards
Rauenhorst Ballroom at Coeur de Catherine

The evening will feature guest speaker Deb Heuer Womack, St Kate's alumnus, successful entrepreneur and business owner of VALERE Consulting Company. Cost: $25. Help keep this event free for students by making a donation at the end of your registration.

Register online


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Embodying Holistic Living: Tools for Inspiration and Change

(An affinity event for holistic health graduates, open to all alumnae)
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Cost: $75
Join us for a day to explore the integration of holistic practices into our daily lives. Holistic Health Studies alumnae will share inspirational stories and practical tools that participants may use on their path to personal and community health and healing. This interactive gathering will allow participants to share wisdom, nurture community, and cultivate support as we navigate our journeys in living a balanced, vital holistic life. A continuing education certificate will be offered. We hope to see you there!
Registration begins January 15. More information is available at the Holistic Health Studies Conference website

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St. Kate's Softball Alumnae Appreciation Day

April 18, 2015, 1 p.m.
Double header vs. St. Thomas

Please join St. Kate's Softball for Alumnae Appreciation Day! Watch St. Kate's take on St. Thomas for a double header beginning at 1 p.m., with a second game starting around 3 p.m. We will gather for a barbeque after the games. Please RSVP to Colleen Powers, head coach, at or 612-703-5101. The full softball competition schedule can be viewed on the St. Kate's Athletics website. There's free admission to all home Wildcat softball games, which are held at the softball field on campus, near the O'Shaughnessy/Event parking lot. See the campus map for parking and game locations. 

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Healthcare Professionals

New Models of Care: An Interprofessional Perspective

Wednesday, April 29, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom

Healthcare and related disciplines will engage with educational leaders to foster interprofessional education and advance healthcare practice. More information and registration on the Interprofessional Education website


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Women's Studies and Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity Coffee and Conversation

Stay connected to Women's Studies and Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity faculty and graduates! We are looking for alumnae to help us plan events and share ideas of how we can stay connected.  Please contact Kelly Povo at 651-690-6063 or today and find out how you can help!

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Art and Art History

Senior Juried Art Exhibition
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Alumnae artists and friends are invited to a private gallery reception with the 2015 studio art graduating class. This is a unique opportunity to engage with students and view their work. Visit for information on the exhibit.

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