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Two directors at The College will explore the power of stories for two historically marginalized communities next month.

Monica Marciniak, Director of Deaf Language and Culture, and Jennifer Niemi, Director of the Native Studies Center will present Aadizookewinini-STORY, I TELL-YOU during the School of Arts and Letters Faculty Colloquium being held via Zoom from 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

Marciniak and Niemi will discuss why storytelling is sacred for Deaf and Native peoples, as it explains identity, beliefs and ways of life. Helping our communities make sense of the world, this living art teaches harmony and balance between the environment and human condition.

The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The event is free and open to the public. Visit to register.

Now in its 14th year, St. Scholastica’s School of Arts and Letters Colloquium is a monthly lecture series highlighting faculty research.

St. Scholastica is a 109-year-old private, independent college founded in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” list, Princeton Review’s 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes’ Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at