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Past and present faculty at the College will reflect on their time writing and illustrating a children’s book designed to help children think about the earth we all share.

Gary Boelhower, Professor Emeritus and Sarah Brokke Erickson, Associate Professor of Art will present Crafting a Children’s Book Focused on the Common Good during the School of Arts and Letters Faculty Colloquium being held via Zoom from 3:30 – 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26.

Boelhower and Brokke Erickson will reflect on their collaborative artistic journey of creating A Common Thirst (published by Beaver’s Pond Press in November 2020), refining the message and creating illustrations to convey the challenge and delight of understanding the common good.

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