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Happy Homecoming, Saints!

It’s been a magical week so far and we’re excited to continue the fun this weekend. The full schedule of festivities is available on; hope to see you there!

Athletics updates

To kickoff Homecoming Weekend in Duluth, our Volleyball team hosts Hamline University Friday night in a critical MIAC match for our Saints. Action begins at 7 p.m. in the Reif Gymnasium. On Saturday, our Football team welcomes Carleton College to Public School Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff. Reminder, faculty and staff have free admission to both games with ID. Come cheer on our Saints!

On Saturday evening, CSS Athletics will induct its 10th Hall of Fame Class in the Mitchell Auditorium. Here are the individuals being inducted:

  • Greg Young (Baseball ’02)
  • Jen Houck (Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country ’07)
  • Derek Johnson (Men’s Basketball ’07)
  • Katelyn Meger (Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field ’10)
  • Toby Peter (Men’s Soccer ’10)
  • 2000 Baseball Team

The Fall/Winter overlap has started with our winter sports getting underway with preseason practices. The Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams started on Monday, while the Men’s and Women Basketball teams start today.

Photography Masterclass with Wing Young Huie

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the Art Program hosted a Photography Masterclass with Wing Young Huie, a 2018 McKnight Distinguished Artist, who exhibits internationally and has published widely. Of particular note, Huie mentioned in his lecture that his only formal photography class was taken at St. Scholastica with Sister Noemi Weygant. You can see an exhibition featuring a selection of work created by students in the Masterclass, alongside three pieces of Huie’s work, in Tower Hall through the end of the month.

These activities were made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Also funded in part by the John T. and Elizabeth C. Adams Arts Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Good news from the PA program!

Congratulations to Carolyn Jahr, Assistant Professor in the PA program, in presenting her research (Remediation in the Didactic Phase: Practices and Perceptions of U.S. PA programs) at the live/online PAEA conference alongside the Director of Assessment and Evaluation from Duke University’s PA program, Dr. Hibbard! Carolyn said, “It was incredibly exciting to be able to share the stage with faculty from Duke, especially given that they are the home of the very first PA program.” Carolyn hopes this connection will lead to collaborations with Duke in the future!

CSS in the news

Tom Morgan and Cindy Christian (UMD) were recent guests on Almanac North to talk about this year’s Peace and Justice Lecture Series “The World Beyond Our Borders.” Tune in at 6 p.m. to hear them discuss the overarching question this series is hoping to address, why this is a meaningful topic for community members, and how the two campuses collaborated to bring this ambitious series to life: Almanac North — Oct. 1, 2021.

Community Day

Saints were out in force for Community Day, a time when our faculty, staff and students engage in service. We loved seeing all of your great Community Day posts on social media! Here’s a snapshot of some of our Saints in action last Wednesday, Oct. 6: Community Day 2021. Thank you Saints for your demonstration of our Benedictine values!

Enjoy the weekend ahead — cooler temps and sunny skies should make for a wonderful homecoming weekend!

Stay well and stay safe,