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Jesse McCartney concert tickets going fast

jesse_mccartney_2640Saint Mary’s is hosting a concert featuring Jesse McCartney Saturday, Jan. 28. The doors to the gymnasium open at 8 p.m., an opening band performs at 9 p.m., and McCartney takes the stage at 10 p.m.

An actor, voice actor, singer, and songwriter, McCartney achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as J.R. Chandler. He later joined the boy band Dream Street, and eventually branched out into a solo musical career. Additionally, McCartney has appeared on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Summerland, and Greek. McCartney also is known for lending his voice as Theodore in Alvin and the Chipmunks and its sequels, as well as voicing Robin/Nightwing in Young Justice and Roxas and Ventus in the video game series Kingdom Hearts.

McCartney will be playing music from In Technicolor, his fourth studio album.

McCartney released his first solo EP in July 2003. The album featured three songs: “Beautiful Soul,” “Don’t You,” and “Why Don’t You Kiss Her.” In 2004, he performed a duet with Anne Hathaway, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which is featured on the Ella Enchanted soundtrack.

Tickets for students and faculty/staff are on sale now for $5. Check your email for details. Only one reduced-price ticket per person. Tickets are $15 for the public and are available at

This event is hosted by the Saint Mary’s Student Activities Committee.

MLK events include speakers, performances

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Saint Mary’s is hosting a variety of events throughout the week. The public is invited to join the university for these free events.


Tall Paul

Dr. H. Yvonne Cheek is making a return visit to Saint Mary’s Monday, Jan. 16, to speak about inclusivity, respect, and solidarity. Dr. Cheek will present “Stuck on Hope” from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in Page Theatre. The president of the Millennium Consulting Group, Dr. Cheek is a strategic change consultant, master trainer, and facilitator.

Committed to civic involvement, Dr. Cheek is currently a member of National Center for Black Philanthropy and is a trustee with the Blandin Foundation and the Sundance Family Foundation. One of the highlights of her career was co-designing and facilitating a White House Conference on Women and Leadership.

Tall Paul, an Anishinaabe and Oneida hip-hop artist enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota, will perform 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the Performance Center’s Figliulo Recital Hall. Born and raised in Minneapolis, his music strongly reflects his inner-city upbringing. From personal expressions of self, to thought-provoking commentary on issues affecting indigenous and diverse communities as a whole, Tall Paul’s music evokes a wide variety of substance and soul.

Author and motivational speaker Dr. Tommy Watson M’05, D’14 will present “Got Hope? Moving Forward Together” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. Dr. Watson grew up with parents who were drug addicts and professional shoplifters. In fact, his mother was arrested 11 times during his first year of life while his father was incarcerated. By the time he was a senior in high school, he was homeless and had lived in nearly 30 different locations. Despite the many transitions and challenges, he was one of the top football players in the nation and went on to obtain four college degrees.

Dr. Watson inspires audiences to new ways of thinking and helps them to access their untapped potential. He delivers practical and engaging messages that have an audience laughing one minute and learning timeless truths of success the next. He has been featured on many news media outlets including Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, and the Big Ten Network.

His latest book, The Resilience of Champions™: Secret Habits of Highly Resilient Individuals and Organizations, chronicles his personal experiences. The book also reveals the secrets of success contained in the journeys of peak performers such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, McDonald’s, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. The Resilience of Champions describes how readers can use key habits of resilienceto make their individual and organizational dreams come true. He is also the author of the award-winning book A Face of Courage.


The full schedule (subject to change) includes:

Monday, Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

7:30 a.m. — Donuts and coffee, Saint Mary’s Hall

12:45-1:45 p.m. — Dr. Yvonne Cheek, “Stuck on Hope,” Page Theatre

3:45-5 p.m. — Student Leader Workshop: “Implicit & Explicit Bias: Confronting the Dangers of Both,” North Dining Room

7 p.m. — Tall Paul music performance, Figliulo Recital Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 17

7 p.m. — Dr. Tommy Watson, “Got HOPE? Moving Forward Together!”, Salvi Lecture Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 18

4:15 p.m. — Conversations with Minnesota author, William D. Green, Degrees of Freedom: Civil Rights in Minnesota 1865-1912, Common Room

7 p.m. — Collection for Winona Food Shelf at athletic events

8:30 p.m. — Movie: Selma, Figliulo Recital Hall

Thursday, Jan. 19

4 p.m. (tentative) — DeLaSalle High School (Minn.) Step Group workshop and performance, Hall of Fame Room

Friday, Jan. 20

7:30 a.m. — Fair Trade Friday, Saint Mary’s Hall

7 p.m. — Collection for Winona Food Shelf at athletic events

This week in Cardinal athletics

This is what’s coming up in Cardinal athletics:

Men’s Basketball: Dec. 22 at UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wis., 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: Dec. 28 at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: Dec. 29 vs. Lawrence, Winona, Minn., 7 p.m.

For a full calendar of athletic events, go to

​Cardinal Plunge to benefit Jack Cassidy

jackEach year the Cardinal Plunge, sponsored by the Future Alumni Committee raises funds for a good cause within the Saint Mary’s community. This year proceeds will be given to Jack Cassidy, the young son of Saint Mary’s head women’s soccer coach, Neil Cassidy.

Last year the family discovered that Jack had a tumor on his jaw and he was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). Jack is currently being treated with chemotherapy and steroid injections. The money raised will be used to help the family with medical expenses and to acquire additional toys for the pediatric floor at Mayo.

The eighth annual Cardinal Plunge will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the Lake Lodge Recreation Center in Winona.

To learn more about the 2017 Cardinal Plunge or to make an online gift to the Cassidy family, visit

Faculty/staff Christmas party

The annual faculty and staff Christmas dinner is Tuesday, Dec. 20. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. in the Toner Student Center dining room, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Saint Mary’s welcomes back The Second City Jan. 21

11/2/15 10:12:04 PM -- Second City Green Touring Company Front Row, Jo Feldman, Peter Kim, Julie Marchiano,  Back Row, Jeff Murdoch, Julia Weiss and Chucho Perez . © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Back by popular demand! Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy troupe returns to Page Theatre with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from the company’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more–as well as their trademark improvisation. Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City has launched the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.

The Second City performs Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m at the Page Theatre. The company will also offer a free improv workshop at 2 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall. For more information and to order tickets, visit or call 507-457-1715 (12-6 p.m., weekdays).

Thanks for generosity through Groceries for Winona

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