Values from our Benedictine Heritage

2019-20 Value of the Year: Respect

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Cherishing and promoting the worth of all human life. Treating persons with dignity and reverence without regard to age, gender, race, minority, sexual orientation or economic status. Honoring and supporting the spirituality of each person. Valuing the dignity of all work. Promoting participation of all persons in the decisions affecting their lives.

Group of OT students posing for the camera with a patientA beneficial convergence

For a group of occupational therapy students, a cross-college, interdisciplinary collaboration over the last year led to firsthand lessons on the vast potential in 3-D printing ... Read More

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Sharing responsibility to create and support community. Creating a climate which promotes a sense of community while valuing the uniqueness of the individual. Manifesting an ability to adapt to circumstances without compromising our values.

Elizabeth Becker participating in ice climbing through the Outdoor Pursuit Department at St. Scholastica.Winter reflections

Overlooking Lake Superior, Duluth has long been known as a tourist destination, especially in summer. But, those that come to stay here experience the beauty, culture and  ... Read More

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Love of Learning

Preserving the intellectual and material heritage entrusted to us by past generations. Transmitting the treasures of human culture to new generations. Creating scholarly, artistic and scientific works which enrich and enlarge human life. Integrating thought and action as complementary aspects of a full human life.

PA student using virtual reality device during a lab exercise at St. ScholasticaVirtual reality — real learning

For college students, distractions come from all angles in the form of buzzing text messages, chattering classmates and constant social media notifications.  But what if you could ... Read More

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Creating a welcoming atmosphere personally and institutionally. Listening and responding sensitively to all. Extending warmth and acceptance to all. Welcoming new ideas and being open to change.

Elizabeth Tran, Michael Nguyen, Mary Tran and Julie Tran in the Intercultural Center at St. ScholasticaBlazing a trail

St. Scholastica Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director Chris Davila said that Mary was vital in showing her family the depth of what a college experience could look like ... Read More

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Utilizing human resources responsibly. Providing wise and respectful use of all material and monetary resources. Promoting prudent use of resources and energy. Finding time for work, play and prayer in daily life, which will promote physical, mental and spiritual growth.

Amy Lyttle wearing one of the masks she's sewing for the healthcare crisis.Handmade with care

Second-year Physician Assistant student Amy Lyttle is more than willing to do her part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by simply staying home. But she wants to do more.  ... Read More