SaintsRiseUp Safe Return | Campus Reopening Updates

Connect virtually with St. Scholastica Alumni

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While we may not be able to come together in-person, we remain committed to keeping you connected with our Saints Community. Stay healthy, be well, and know that we will be here for you during these uncertain times.

Campus updates and resources

Access community updates, messages of hope from Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery, and other alumni-specific resources to stay connected.

COVID-19 Campus Community Updates

Stay abreast of all of our community updates, and access resources and FAQs on our College's designated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information site here. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out directly to the Alumni Engagement office, alumni@css.edu.

From Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery

Career Services Resources during COVID-19

Career Services understands that recommended advice and suggestions for job and internships seekers might look very different during COVID-19. In response to that, their team has gathered resources and ideas that might help, accessible here. In addition, they are available to meet and connect with alumni virtually! Email careers@css.edu to set up an appointment.

Events and programming

Engage with us from the comfort of your living room! This year, our focus turns to virtual events and bringing together Saints in digital spaces.

Upcoming virtual events

Keep up with all of our virtual programming, including free webinars and virtual fitness classes, on our Events site here

Foster your love of learning and participate in this season's Alworth Center for Peace and Justice's lecture series, "New Immigrants-Familiar Stories?" This series will explore questions such as: How will the current major wave of immigrants affect the traditional American melting pot? How might these new Americans help us succeed as a nation in novel ways? Are their stories different from those of past waves of immigrants? What are the challenges and opportunities that these new immigrants offer to our nation? All lectures are free, open to the public and begin virtually via Zoom Webinar at 7:30 PM CST. Registration is required.

You can stream previous lectures from the 2019-20 season And Justice for All, available at the video archive here.

Economic lectures from Dr. Tony Barrett

On March 26, 2020, Professor Emeritus Tony Barrett appeared on Almanac North to talk about the economic impact of COVID-19. More recently, he provided the Alumni Association with an update as to what's happened since and what he projects will happen in the weeks to come. We thank him for his insight, and appreciate his willingness to step back into the (virtual!) classroom.

Homecoming

"Come home" to The College of St. Scholastica as we celebrate an unprecedented and innovative virtual Homecoming Weekend! Check out our full schedule of live events, pre-recorded programming, contests and more.

Zoom training

We hosted a Zoom training with Learning Technologist Meg McBride on Thursday, August 13, 2020. If you missed this event or need a refresher, you can watch the presentation here.

Way to go, Israel Glenn!

Congratulations to sophomore Israel Glenn '23, who represented the College admirably as part of a panel discussion on child poverty. Here is a recording of the webinar. The program was sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, First Focus on Children, and the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group and focused on the latest child poverty data, and what COVID-19 means to kids. During the webinar, he spoke eloquently about his own experience with poverty. Here's a profile of Israel that appeared in the most recent issue of St. Scholastica Magazine.

Giving back

SaintsRiseUp speaks to the power of our Benedictine Community. Here are some opportunities to give back to your community and ours.

The Alumni Association is hard at work in adapting to our surroundings, bringing together Saints, and creating a supportive virtual community...together. Here are a few of the ways that you can help celebrate the Benedictine Value of Community in your communities:

  • Donate food to your local food shelf
  • Support local restaurants by ordering takeout or purchasing a gift card
  • Foster an animal from a shelter
  • Write a thank you letter to a first responder and/or healthcare professional
  • Write a thank you letter to a teacher or school staff member
  • Donate blood
  • Let us see you in action! Send in your pictures so we can share your community-building efforts with fellow alumni!

Saints supporting Saints

The College is facing many challenges due to the global pandemic. As we enter a new academic year, our support for CSS students is unwavering. Our Saints will continue to rise up to meet the challenges of a new era. Your support will help ensure the College continues to meet all the educational, health and safety needs of current and future Saints in this unprecedented time.

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Downloads

Check out some digital goodies to celebrate your Saints' pride.

Zoom backgrounds

Show off your Saints' pride by bringing your favorite parts of our beautiful campus (and Duluth community) to your Zoom meetings. Access these free, downloadable images in our Google Drive here.

Color pages

Download and print these fun Scholastica themed coloring pages for a relaxing activity (for all ages!).

Got an idea?

What would you like to see available for download? Send us a note and let us know your ideas!

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Alumni Engagement
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6071
(866) 935-3731
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alumni@css.edu

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