Thursday, April 8, 2010

Entrepreneurship Week to be held from April 12-16

Everyone is invited to a full schedule of events in honor of Entrepreneurship Week Monday, April 12, through Friday, April 16. Highlights include presentations by nationally known speakers, and events are hosted by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in an effort to recognize and celebrate entrepreneurial spirit both at the university and in the community. All events are free with the exception of the women’s symposium.

Monday, April 12

Business Ethics Roundtable
7:30-9 a.m. — Toner Student Center Lounge
To kick off a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship, the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership will partner to offer a roundtable breakfast event focused on white-collar crime issues in today’s society. Justin Paperny, a former UBS stockbroker and author of “Lessons from Prison,” will share his personal story of unethical business practice. Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

Dress to Impress
7-8 p.m. — Common Room
The Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute for Women along with the Kabara Institute will host a fun event aimed to educate young adults about what is appropriate to wear as a business owner and young professional.

Tuesday, April 13

Women’s Symposium
3:45-8:30 p.m. — Toner Student Center Lounge
Continuing the partnership with the Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute for Women, this four-hour symposium will be offered for individuals who would like to learn more about the challenges and opportunities women face in a business setting. The symposium begins with the reflections and findings of the “White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership,” noting women’s progress toward equality in the work place and community. The guest speaker will be Catherine Gray, Midwest director of Strategy and Engagement of “The White House Project.”

Attendees are then welcome to attend one of three breakout sessions that focus on women in the sciences, women in religion and women in politics. Students will also make special presentations related to their engagement in volunteerism, activism and women’s status.

The evening concludes with dinner and a keynote address by successful entrepreneur Martha Rossini Olson, owner of Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar, which sells millions of chocolate chip cookies each year at the Minnesota State Fair. The cost for the symposium is $25 or $10 for students. To register online, go to

Wednesday, April 14

Social Entrepreneurship with keynote Lisa Nigro, founder of Inspiration Café
7-8 p.m. — dining room
Lisa Nigro, a Chicago police officer, felt compelled to help the many homeless people she encountered in the Uptown area. She began loading up a red wagon with sandwiches and coffee to distribute on the streets. In 1989, she founded Inspiration Café on Chicago’s north side. Her business quickly expanded to not only providing meals but also offering case management, support groups, life skills training, financial assistance and other services to homeless men and women. Her inspirational story was chosen from more than 2,000 entries in the TrueNorth competition. TrueNorth debuted a 60-second commercial about Nigro and the Inspiration Café, directed by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt, during the 2009 Academy Awards presentation. Learn more about Lisa’s passion at View the Inspiration Café commercial at

Thursday, April 15

Professor for a Day: Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s Barbecue
11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. — Toner Student Center Lounge
Dave Anderson – entrepreneur, author and visionary – will share his views on integrity, work ethic, and his personal philosophy. After an outstanding response in April 2009, Anderson will be visiting the SMU campus again to share his motivational story as a visiting professor for the day. He will share his entrepreneurial perspectives with those who are seeking advice and inspiration to chase after their personal goals and dreams.

Friday, April 16

Celebrate Winona’s Entrepreneurial Spirit (luncheon and informal networking)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Toner Student Center Lounge
To conclude the weeklong celebration, a final gathering will highlight and celebrate the City of Winona’s rich entrepreneurial history. A special luncheon will bring students and entrepreneurs together for a unique networking opportunity. Business owners are encouraged to bring print materials for a community display highlighting Winona’s entrepreneurial spirit. Attendees will enjoy a light meal. Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

Saint Teresa Institute hosts women’s symposium April 13

The Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute is hosting the 2010 Women’s Symposium, “Cracks in the Ceiling” Tuesday, April 13, in the Toner Student Center.

As Hillary Clinton conceded the 2008 presidential race, she noted that there were 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. A recent report noted that in the first time in American history, women have surpassed men in the workforce. So has the ceiling been broken? “Cracks in the Ceiling” offers a look at women’s accomplishments and progress in the United States as they move towards gender equality.

Schedule of events:
3:45-4:15 p.m. — Registration & Reception

4:15-5 p.m. — Keynote “White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership” with Catherine Gray, Midwest Director of Strategy and Engagement, the White House Project. For the first time in American history, women now make up more than 50 percent of the workforce. But in what positions and at what pay? Gray will share highlights of the report, noting women’s progress towards equality in the work place.

5:10-6 pm Breakout Sessions (choose one)

•The Religious Perspective —While 87 percent of women say they have a formal religious affiliation, women currently make up about 15 percent of the leadership positions available to them in their religious faiths. What are women’s roles in religious faiths, is there a place for women leaders, and what is taking place to increase women’s involvement? An interfaith panel will discuss perspective and action toward increasing women’s leadership involvement in religion.

• The Stem of it — The representation of U.S. women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has risen dramatically in recent decades. Take part in the conversation of what is being done to increase women’s interest in — and preparation for — these fields and address the disparities in the STEM professions.

• The Political Scene — In 2009, the United States ranked 61st out of 130 countries in the number of women holding political positions in the country. Why is that? Join panelists as they share their experiences from holding political office, and learn how you can support women in office, and how you can become politically active in your community.

6-6:30 p.m. — Poster Presentation and Reception —Visit with student presenters and learn about their volunteerism, activism and academic research. Poster presentations on these topics are being sought for this reception. High school, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to be presenters. Students must be in attendance to present their poster. Posters should contain narrative, data and photographs/graphics on the topic of presentation. Presenters will need to submit the name of their presentations and brief descriptions when registering. Due to time constraints, not all submissions may be chosen.

6:30-8:30 p.m. — Dinner & Keynote Speaker – Entrepreneurship: Martha Rossini Olson, Owner, Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar — In recent years, Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar has sold more than 5 million chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair. Off season, you can find the favorite ready-to-bake chocolate chip cookie dough in local grocery stores. Olson will share how she got started in the business and highlights of Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar’s 30-year history. Hear what she does when she’s not selling cookies.

Register online at or call Ext. 1733. The cost for the symposium is $25, $10 for college and high school students or free for SMU students.

The symposium is partially funded by the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Theatre and Dance to present Shakespeare

The Theatre and Dance Department is presenting their rendition of William Shakespeare’s infamous play “All’s Well That End’s Well” through Sunday, April 11. The play, a lesson of love and social class, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 9-10 and at 3 p.m. on April 11 in Page Theatre.

This comedy, set in the 1630s, takes the stage with full period costuming, supported by a beautiful, romantic setting and luscious lighting. The bawdy tale centers around a young nobleman named Bertram and an orphaned commoner named Helen. The King of France grants Helen the hand of Bertram, because she cured the king of an illness. Bertram reluctantly agrees, but immediately runs off to the wars in Italy. Helen, ever persistent, follows him to Italy and — with the help of a widow woman and her virtuous daughter, Diana — tricks him into consummating their marriage and exchanging rings. Upon hearing of Helen’s death (which she faked), Bertram returns to France only to find Diana and Helen waiting to confront him about his lies and schemes. The charming Bertram learns his lesson and vows to love Helen forever.

“Every four years the Department of Theatre and Dance produces one of Shakepeare’s plays as an essential component of the theatre training program,” said director Judy Myers. “This allows students in the Saint Mary’s community — and the Winona area — the opportunity to engage in Shakespeare’s work in conjunction with their classroom experience.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the SMU Box Office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at

Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biology April 16

The Biology Department will host the 36th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biology — free and open to the public — on Friday, April 16, in the Adducci Science Center.

Students from Saint Mary’s and other colleges and universities in the tri-state region will present the results of their undergraduate research projects. Morning refreshments will be available and registration begins at 8 a.m. Presentations begin at 8:20 a.m. and continue until the 11:45 a.m. lunch break; presentations will then continue from 2 to 4 p.m.

The symposium presents all attendees the opportunity to experience the process of open collegial assessment of experimental findings, the opportunity to encounter discoveries from a variety of scientific disciplines, and an excellent environment to develop personal contacts and acquaintances.

From 12:45 to 2 p.m., Saint Mary’s alumnus Dr. John Stegeman will present the R.V. Kowles Lecture in the Common Room, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. Dr. Stegeman is a senior scientist and the director of the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health. With an extensive list of publications, Dr. Stegeman has served in a multitude of capacities for National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He also recently participated in an expert panel discussion during the first UN World Oceans Day. He will present “Enzymes, Chemicals and Environment: Exploring the Evolution and Diversity of Cytochrome P450 Genes, and the Implications.”

Class continues to sell ‘The Red Card’ this week

The Saint Mary’s Entrepreneurship class is selling special discount cards benefiting the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin.

The “Red Card,” which is being sold for $10, includes reduced prices on merchandise from 19 local businesses including Westgate Bowl, Mugby Junction, Fantastic Sams, Tres Compadres, Electric Beach, Golden China, Spa Panache, Chula Vista, Jefferson’s, Warpzone, Perkins, Jimmy John’s, Ground Round, Sammy’s Pizza, GQ Hairstyling, Country Kitchen, Timber’s, Papa Murphy’s and Blooming Grounds.

The card can be used until March 1, 2011, and its value is not limited. If the card is used at each business one time per month, the approximate annual savings to cardholders is $800. For a family of four, the estimated annual savings are doubled.

The fundraiser benefits Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin, a team of volunteer medical staff that travels to Haiti several times each year to provide free medical care. A student in the SMU class is from Haiti and has served as a medical translator for doctors and nurses in this organization.

The Red Card will be sold during the following events:

• SMU baseball — home games — April 9 and 17.
• SMU softball — home game — April 14.
• Relay for Life — SMU Fieldhouse — April 9.
• Earth Day — Unity Park, SMU table — April 17 from 2:30-7 p.m.

The Red Card will be sold at the following locations:

• Blooming Grounds, 50 E. 3rd St.
• Jimmy Johns, 155 E. 3rd St.
• Warpzone Video Games, 521 Huff St.
• SMU Information Desk, Ext. 1600
• SMU Business Office, Ext. 6655.

Saint Mary’s invites public to Relay for Life April 9-10

The Saint Mary’s Colleges Against Cancer group invites the community to its 2010 Relay for Life — to be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 9-10 in Gostomski Fieldhouse.

Teams comprised of friends, families and coworkers will join together for this fundraising effort which celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Team members spend the night walking around SMU’s indoor track from dusk to dawn to represent the 24-hour fight against cancer. Each team raises money for the American Cancer Society. Activities planned throughout the night include a silent auction, bingo, games, and a performance by a musical alumni group, Koo Koo Kangaroo.

If you are thinking about creating a team; if you would like to come and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts; if you would like to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those you have lost; or if you would like to be recognized as a survivor and have your success celebrated, come to this event. Participants are welcome to stay for as much or as little as their schedules allow. For more information, contact Leslie Paquette at

‘A Confluence of Voices II’ event to be held April 16

Winona’s Poet Laureate Ken McCullough will co-host “A Confluence of Voices II” with former Poet Laureate Jim Armstrong on Friday, April 16. “A Confluence of Voices II” will take place from 4-6 p.m. at Mugby Junction Coffee House, located at 451 Huff St.

Student poets from Saint Mary’s and Winona State will read their original poems and an open mic will follow. This event — free and open to the public — is a continuing part of the Frozen River Fringe Fest.

  • McCullough will also be one of the readers today, April 9, at 7 p.m. at The Blue Heron as part of a publication event for the latest edition of “The Green Blade,” which is produced by the Rural America Writers Center in Plainview, Minn.

For more information, contact McCullough at Ext. 8737.

Last presentation of series on sustainability April 12

The Saint Mary’s Green Team is presenting the last of its five-part series on sustainability. On Monday, April 12, Dr. Tom Marpe, Chris Kendall and Andy Robertson will lead a discussion on “Green Economy” — how climate change impacts the way we do business including green purchasing, marketing strategies, and new careers related to sustainability. Everyone is invited at 7:30 p.m. in the Toner Student Center lounge.

SMU hosts several outdoor track and field events

The new outdoor athletic complex will host several track and field events over the next several weeks including:
• Saint Mary’s Open — Saturday, April 24,
10:30 a.m
• MIAC Championships — Friday, May 14, 1 p.m.
• MIAC Championships — Saturday, May 15,
10:30 a.m.

Senior Academic Honors Banquet to be held April 21

The annual Senior Academic Honors Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 21, beginning with a reception in the President's Room at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the awards program will follow at 7 p.m. in the Dining Room.

For more information, contact Barb Schmidtknecht at Ext. 6678.

Student Life Awards to be given out April 15

The Student Life Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Common Room. Ten significant student accomplishments will be recognized including: the James Miller Award, Brother Finbar McMullen Award, Outstanding Senator, Outstanding Student Organization Award, Outstanding RA, Outstanding Advisor, Volunteer of the Year Award and Winona Community Service Award.

Service Recognition Reception planned for April 15

The Service Recognition Awards and Reception will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Common Room. Awards will be presented to those celebrating anniversary years, as well as this year’s retirees.

Paulson, Heukeshoven to present at ‘Lunch & Learn’

Music faculty members Dr. John Paulson and A. Eric Heukeshoven will present “The ART of Jazz”at the Rochester Art Center today, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Also featured on the program will be Dr. Kevin Dobbe (RCTC) and Terry Grosskopf, a well-known bassist from La Crosse, Wis.

This event is sponsored by the Rochester Music Guild, the “Lunch & Learn” series combines performance and education in the Rochester Art Center's grand salon.

For more information about this event, contact the Rochester Art Center at (507) 282-8629.

Student Senate Executive Board announced

The newly elected Student Senate Executive Board includes:
— Ali Kremer
Vice President of Social Affairs (SAC)
Sami Traxler
Vice President of Academic Affairs — Cullen Gibbons (1st Semester) and Elizabeth Shewmon (2nd Semester)
Vice President of International Affairs — Long Chen
Executive Assistant — Gabbi Langan (1st Semester) and Becca Sandager (2nd Semester)
Vice President of Financial Affairs — Robert Doyle
Vice President of Media Communications — Brian Kusek
Vice President of Student Life — Robert Rousseau
Vice President of External Affairs — Kevin Halpin
Vice President of Campus Life — Joe Richards

Next ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ set for Friday, April 16

The next “Let’s Do Lunch” event will be held on Friday, April 16, and is sponsored by Athletics. The Volunteer Committee hosts these fundraising events that are open to all faculty and staff.

Students to help spruce up Winona

In recognition of “Spruce Up Winona Day,” Saint Mary’s Volunteer Services is organizing a group of student volunteers to help out Winona nonprofit agencies.

Workers will help with spring cleaning, raking leaves, painting and construction. Approximately 125 Saint Mary’s students will be teamed up from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.

For more information, contact Molly Jewison at Ext. 1643 or e-mail

Business plan competition winners announced

The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s business plan competition. Kathleen Pawlowski, a senior accounting and human resource management major, was the first-place winner in the business majors division. Her plan was titled “KMCP Career Services.” Science majors Angela Lager and Caitlin O’Connor submitted the winning plan in the non-business major division. Their unique business was called “Picture You.”

Iron Cardinal Fitness Competition April 17

The first Iron Cardinal Strongman/ Strongwoman Fitness Competition will be held during the morning of Saturday, April 17. The competition is open to all Saint Mary’s students, faculty, and staff.

Possible events include: a log press, stone carry, golf cart pull, tire flip and sprint, sheaf toss and farmer's walk.

The participants will be split into male and female divisions. If the number of participants is great, then the competition will also be split into weight divisions.

To register, sign up in the Student Activities office. The cost is $10 and all participants will receive an Iron Cardinal T-shirt.

If you have any questions contact Jamie Herrick, Ext. 6968; Jason Flanders, Ext. 6692; or Jason Richter, Ext.1648.

Father Beerman presents Last Lecture Series on April 13

Father Andrew Beerman will present “The Evidence for Life After Death” as part of the Last Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge of Hillside Hall.

“The Evidence for Life After Death” will examine the evidence for the immortality of the human being — from the fields of science, philosophy and religion. An open discussion will question if it is important to know whether there is life after death.

Father Andrew Beerman is the rector of Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. Refreshments will be provided.

The Office of Residence Life sponsors the Last Lecture Series, and it was created because SMU students were asked to nominate and recognize fantastic teaching faculty and staff by awarding them the opportunity to give what would be their last lecture ever.

Saint Mary’s to host fourth Row, Ride, Run Triathlon

The fourth Saint Mary’s “Row, Ride, Run Triathlon” will take place on Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m.; check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on the west end of Lake Winona. The public is encouraged to take part in the triathlon.

Participants will canoe or kayak a 2.5-mile loop around Lake Winona, then bike 14 miles from Lake Winona to the SMU campus. Once on campus, racers will run 3.1 miles through the bluffs surrounding the university.

Proceeds assist Serving Others United in Love (SOUL), a program of SMU’s Office of Campus Ministry. Through SOUL, members of the Saint Mary’s community participate in national and international service trips.

Participants may begin registering now, either as an individual or as a team. Teams may consist of two, three or four members. The registration period ends April 16. The fees are $15 per individual or $30 per team; registration spots are limited. Event organizers have reduced the cost of this race to increase participation. This is a great event for beginning triathletes.

Racers are responsible for bringing their own bikes, and are required to wear helmets for the bicycling leg of the event. Canoeists and kayakers are required to wear life jackets; a limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to rent for a suggested donation of $5.

For more information, or to register online, visit For information on reservations, call Ext. 7268.

Senior art show to run April 10-May 8

“Saint Mary’s Hall” —a digital photo by Joe Krause, a senior graphic design major at Saint Mary’s University, will be featured in the senior art show, “Figuring it Out,” Saturday, April 10, through Saturday, May 8, at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, located in the SMU Toner Student Center. An opening reception will be held 4 to 6 p.m. April 10. The galleries are free and open to the public; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

This turtle, by Mariana Sanchez, a SMU senior graphic design major from Mexico, asks the question, “If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he naked or homeless?” Sanchez has done a series of digital cartoons for the upcoming Saint Mary’s senior art show. Other artists displaying will include: Ryan Anderson, Valerie Koch, Tatiana Martinez, Brandy Munson, Lincoln Nguyen, Zach Olberding, Ben Olson and Smith Thongbai.

Saint Mary’s to feature new faculty, student compositions

New music by faculty and students of the Music Department will be highlighted in a free public performance Saturday, April 10. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall.

Featured selections will include the premiere of “Fantasia for Solo Piano” by SMU student Brian Heim, as well as the premiere of “I Miss the Moon” for jazz quartet by long-time faculty member and jazz saxophonist Dr. John Paulson.

Recently commissioned works by music faculty Dr. Patrick O’Shea and A. Eric Heukeshoven will also be performed. Heukeshoven’s “The Chief,” a work for narrator and chamber ensemble and O’Shea’s song cycle “The Dispossessed” are both based on poems by former Winona Poet Laureate James Armstrong. The two Armstrong pieces feature unusual combinations of folk and classical instruments, such as accordion and uilleann pipes with cello, flute and clarinet.

“Autumn Waves” by 2009 SMU music alumnus Jeremy Johnston will feature faculty member Dr. Janet Heukeshoven on flute, accompanied by her husband Eric on the piano.

The SMU Chamber Singers will perform A. Eric Heukeshoven’s “Pathway of Life” in memory of Ben Larson, the Luther College student who recently lost his life in the Haiti earthquake. The text for Heukeshoven’s choral work (written in 2006) was dedicated to Larson’s mother, the Rev. April Larson, former bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The jazz quartet will also be featured on “Nyhavn Reflections” by A. Eric Heukeshoven — a work written for the world-renown Danish jazz saxophonist Marc “Kibrick” Bernstein.

This performance is made possible by the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota School of the Arts. For more information, contact A. Eric Heukeshoven at Ext. 7292 or E-mail him at

Saint Mary’s jazz groups to perform April 16

The 18-piece Saint Mary’s University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo I will perform their final concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Page Theatre. The featured soloist will be trumpeter Dr. Joe Morgan of Rochester. Both groups are directed by professor of music, Dr. John Paulson.

Some of the selections include a new arrangement of the “007” James Bond theme by recent graduate and vibraphonist Jeremy Johnston; an arrangement of “Secret Love” featuring the trombone section; the Wayne Shorter tune “One by One” arranged by Mark Taylor; and a new arrangement of Gershwin’s “My Ship” by Dave Rivello, featuring baritone saxophonist Benjamin Scott. Tenor saxophonist Ross Nixon of Winona Senior High School will play the solo part on “Midnight Voyage” by Michael Brecker, and alto saxophonist Vanessa Grams will be featured on the Grammy-winning Quincy Jones selection “Quintessence.”

The Jazz Ensemble has been recording their first CD “Staycation,” which they started recording during February break. Music technology students from Saint Mary’s are recording under the supervision of engineer and SMU adjunct instructor Brett Huus, along with input from Dr. Paulson. They hope to release the CD at Family Weekend next September.

Guest musician Dr. Morgan has been performing, composing and teaching professionally for nearly 10 years. While pursuing a degree in trumpet performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, he had the opportunity to study with Edmund Cord, former principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic and Utah Symphony Orchestras, as well as do jazz improvisation with Pat Harbison and renowned jazz pedagogue David Baker. While at IU, Dr. Morgan led the acclaimed brass quintet 58 Feet of Tubing and organized a re-recording and performance of Columbia Records’ Grammy award-winning 1968 LP The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli by brass faculty and students, including two members of the original personnel.

Since then, he has performed with a variety of orchestral and big band ensembles, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, and Bloomington Pops, as well as the New Millennium Jazz Orchestra, and has shared the stage with several notable jazz musicians, including Mark Colby, Tom “Bones” Malone, Bob Mintzer, Mark Van Cleave and Ernie Watts. He plays on a Bach Stradivarius trumpet and a Yamaha flugelhorn and has been published in national music and medical professional journals.

Dr. Morgan also pursued his medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine, finishing coursework in 2009. He is currently a clinical research fellow in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the SMU Box Office, Ext. 1715 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at

Hendrickson Forum, seminar tickets available

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to SMU faculty and staff for the Hendrickson Forum and Seminar on Wednesday, April 28.

The Hendrickson Forum featuring Dr. Marcelo — a distinguished scholar and lecturer on immigration, globalization and education — will take place at the Nicollet Island Pavilion at at the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis from 3 to 5 p.m.

Suárez-Orozco is the co-founder of the Harvard Immigration Projects and is currently the Richard Fisher Membership Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University. He will speak about “Global Migration: Best Practices for Business and Society in a Changing World.”

Panelists at the Hendrickson Seminar will discuss, “Demographics and Development: Migration's Impact on Minnesota Businesses” from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.

Panelists will explore how migration’s demographic and economic upheavals are impacting Minnesota, specifically businesses and their changes in owners, employees, customers and the culture of their markets. With 19 Fortune 500 companies headquartered here, Minnesota both leads and is vulnerable to market changes due to migration.

If you'd like one of these faculty/staff tickets, e-mail Terri Nye at Once the complimentary tickets are gone, tickets are $20 for the forum and $10 for the seminar for staff and faculty. Bob Biebel will organize a carpool/bus for faculty, staff and students who are interested.

More information on both events is available at For more information, contact Barb Hall at (612) 238-4517,

Radio show to raise money for Habitat Women Build

Jeff Hefel and Joe Dulak are planning a special KSMR broadcast of “The Black Hole of Radio” on Thursday, April 29, to raise money for the Saint Mary’s Habitat Women Build team. Hefel and Dulak will take to the airwaves from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a marathon show; special guests and many surprises are planned. A silent auction will be held. To contribute, contact Adrianne Olson at listen on-campus, turn to KSMR at 92.5; off-campus, turn to 94.3. KSMR also plays in the background of local access Channel 19. For more information, go to

May featured in Bluff Country Studio Art Tour April 23-25

Monta May, Office of Communication and Marketing, is one of the featured artists in the 10th annual Bluff Country Studio Art Tour. The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour will be held from Friday, April 23, through Sunday, April 25. Visit her at 854 W. 5th St.

May’s art features an exploration of the ancient and the contemporary. The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to receive a free brochure, contact Historic Bluff Country at (800) 428-2030,

Hull meets with SAI staff in Florence

Phil Hull, director of study abroad and career services associate, went to Florence in March to do a site visit of the Study Abroad Italy program. He had a chance to meet with the SAI staff over there, as well as administrators at the Florence University of the Arts. Additionally, he met with five “inaugural” students and got their initial impressions and feedback on the program.

Dance Repertory Company to perform April 23-24

The Dance Repertory Company will perform Friday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in honor of Benny Goodman’s recent 100th birthday celebration.

This year’s concert, which will be held in Page Theatre, will feature The Goodman Suite, members of which are all full of youthful, spirited and promising talent. The Dance Repertory Company will present contemporary ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance all set to the swingin’ music of Benny Goodman.

The Goodman Suite, debuted by the DRC in the Spring of 2000, features works to Goodman’s “Bugle Call,” “Christopher Columbus” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” This year’s concert will present these restaged works as well as feature new choreography by the company’s artistic staff.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the SMU Box Office, Ext. 1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at

Chamber Singers, Concert Choir to perform April 24

The SMU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Patrick O’Shea, and Women’s Choir, under the direction of Lindsy O’Shea, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, located on the Saint Teresa campus. The concert will also include several selections performed by the Winona Area Youth Singers, also under Lindsy O'Shea's direction.

Works on the concert include Mozart's Missa Brevis in D Major, K. 194, Mass No. 3 by Russell Woollen, the haunting Carols of Death by William Schuman, as well as arrangements of folk songs and spirituals.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the SMU Box Office, Ext. 1715 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at

The chamber ensembles will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Figliulo Recital Hall.

WAYS concert scheduled for April 18

Now in its second year, the Winona Area Youth Singers, under the direction of Lindsy O’Shea, will present a spring concert 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Valéncia Arts Center. The community choir for fourth- through eight-graders is offered through the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. The event, which focuses on American music history, will include music from early Americana to contemporary musical theatre, showcasing both sacred and secular aspects of our nation’s musical growth. Tickets are $10 for adults or free for children and students.