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Homecoming 2020: Schedule of Events

Pre-Recorded Programming

Aerial Campus Tour

Are you missing our beautiful campus? Here's a fantastic aerial tour highlighting some of our favorite spaces!

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Lake Superior Zoo Tour

Tag along with Archivist Heidi Johnson (MS '08) and family as they take you to one of their favorite attractions: Duluth's own Lake Superior Zoo!

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Vivat Performance 

Members of St. Scholastica's Vox Anima and Concert Choirs virtually perform the school song, "Vivat St. Scholastica."

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Music Department Showcase

Vocal recitals featuring students Grace Brinkert and Elise Hintzman from Dr. Jennifer Lien's studio.

Elise's Milestone Recital Video + Program

Grace's Milestone Recital Video + Program 

Steel Band Rehearsal

Thanks to performer Charley Hagen for making this video of our Steel Band rehearsing on Wed. October 7, 2020. Enjoy!

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Zoom with Us Training 

New to Zoom? Or maybe you just need a refresher. Either way, be sure to check out this presentation hosted by the College's Learning Technologist Meg McBride. 

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Economic Lectures from Dr. Tony Barrett 

Class is in session and you are invited to come as casually as you'd like! We thank Professor Emeritus Tony Barrett for taking the time to provide our alumni and friends with his monthly economic update. 

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Historical Videos 

A series of eight short videos on the history of the College focusing on its buildings, grounds, student life, traditions, and St. Scholastica Monastery. Each video contains historical and current photographs, background music by various St. Scholastica student ensembles, cameo appearances by Storm, and ends with variations of the Alma Mater. 

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Homecoming LIVE Event Schedule

You choose the time!

CSS Blue Crew 5K Run

The CSS Blue Crew 5K (3.1 miles) is HERE with two opportunities to participate: in-person on Thursday, October 8, or virtually during the week of October 4-10, 2020. Everyone in the Saints community is invited to join us for this safe, socially distant event!

You choose the time!

Saints Movie Night-In

We are hosting our first-ever Saints Movie Night-In and you are invited to stream (at your leisure) from the comfort of your couch! What's a movie night-in? We pick the show, you screen it when you want, from where you want! Best of all, this event celebrates two incredible alumni, Harris Dirnberger ‘17 and Chris Parr ‘16, creators of the Off the Cuf docuseries. 

Harris, Chris and the Alumni Association invite you to screen the Diamond Mine episode, a deep dive into the world's only public diamond Arkansas! You have two options to stream: 1) watch the full episode on Amazon Prime (must have a Prime account) or 2) watch the abridged episode on YouTube. Links will be provided to all registrants.

As a special treat, the first 25 households to register will receive a special box of treats to enjoy during the movie night-in!

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Parenting for Learning Success

Join Dean of Students Megan Perry-Spears and the Parent Council while connecting with other Saints' parents and families and learn strategies for supporting your student during this time of transition.

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10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Coffee & Conversation with President Barbara McDonald

Join President McDonald as she welcomes you "home" and kicks off our Homecoming Weekend festivities.

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11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Value of Community

Every year, the College celebrates one of its Benedictine values. This year, rather fittingly, our community celebrates community. Join Sister Kathleen Del Monte, Associate Vice President for Mission Integration, as she offers her reflections on our Value of the Year.

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Storm's Virtual Pub 

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Hear from Athletics Director Franco Bari as he welcomes everyone to "the pub" and offers a State of Athletics talk.

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12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Zach Via, Dr. Dave Schuettler and Dr. Aileen Beard head to the lab for a beer making demonstration!

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Education During Covid

These past seven months have brought unprecedented challenges to our school systems as educators, administrators and families work together to facilitate distance and in-person learning. Join our panel of education alumni and faculty for this interactive discussion about how the fall has gone so far, and what opportunities and challenges they anticipate for the rest of the year.

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2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Meet the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team

In May 2020, Dr. Amy Bergstrom was appointed Chief Diversity Officer, a standalone position that elevates the College's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion to the president's level. The EDI team also includes Associate Director Sarah Stewart. Join Amy and Sarah as they share the initiatives they are working on, and how our alumni can get involved in this important work.

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