Salgado ready to help youth in crisis

Salgado ready to help youth in crisis

Armando Salgado ’15 will be the first to admit that, at first, he struggled in college. As a First Generation Scholar (FGI) at Saint Mary’s University, he wasn’t meeting his grade-point-average requirements and was close to losing his scholarship. But, Salgado said, administrators like Dr. Jane Anderson in the FGI program believed in him and saw his potential; instead of giving up, he said they urged him to find his passion. In psychology, Salgado found that passion. With graduation nearing in May, Salgado is now faced with a new predicament, deciding between two graduate school acceptances: Roosevelt University in Chicago (where he would study for a master’s in clinical psychology); or a doctoral program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Chicago. One decision that has been made is his career path. After completing an internship with Family & Children’s Center this past year in Winona, Minn., he solidified his desire to work with adolescents. “I had worked with high-schoolers in Saint Mary’s Countdown to College summer college prep program,” he said. “And I loved it. It was awesome to see the kids so full of energy and willing to learn. But I knew I wanted to see the other side of this population, ones who are struggling.” At Family & Children’s Center, in Adolescent Day Treatment, he worked with 12- to 16-year-olds who have experienced trauma and behavioral disorders, which could range from abuse to early death of family members. He also worked with the Youth Night Campus, which consisted of teens ages 15 to 18 who are court-mandated to participate in the program...
Saint Mary’s University presents Signum Fidei Award to Pope Francis

Saint Mary’s University presents Signum Fidei Award to Pope Francis

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s second Signum Fidei Award was presented to Pope Francis April 15 in Rome. Conferring the award was Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary’s University, along with Mary Burrichter and Sandra Simon, both members of the university’s board of trustees. The Signum Fidei Award is bestowed by the university on an individual, group, or organization in recognition of extraordinary service to the vulnerable and marginalized members of society. It also recognizes and honors work that promotes human solidarity. Its name, signum fidei or sign of faith, is taken from the great seal of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Presented to Pope Francis was a bronze bust of Brother James Miller, an alumnus of Saint Mary’s University who was killed in 1982 in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, while serving as a missionary. Brother James was murdered for his work in defense of the young people he served. He is remembered for his heroic contributions to humanity as a Christian educator, apostle of the poor and underprivileged, and advocate for justice and solidarity. Fittingly, Pope Francis is known for his humility, compassion, and devotion to the underserved and underprivileged. In his inaugural Mass as Pope, he pledged to “embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important.” “We are honored to present Pope Francis with this award, which is given to those individuals who reach out to populations too often forgotten in society,” said Brother William. “Pope Francis has repeatedly urged all Christians to serve those marginalized by society, and he continues to model this behavior in his daily actions.”   PHOTO CAPTION: Brother...
Chamber Orchestra to perform April 26

Chamber Orchestra to perform April 26

Winona, Minn. – The Saint Mary’s Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Leung, will perform “A Tribute to Arvo Pärt” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26. The event will feature guest cellist Dr. Ka-Wai Yu from Indiana Wesleyan University and will be held in Figliulo Recital Hall. The mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is loved by many around the world for his hallmark of great beauty, meditative quality, and simplicity. Performances will include his “Fratres for Strings and Percussion,” as well as “Concerto in G minor for Cello and Strings” by Antonio Vivaldi; “Rumanian Folk Dances” by Béla Bartok; and “Keyboard Concerto in G minor” by J.S. Bach. Also featured will be the talents of two Saint Mary’s piano students, Destiny Dux and Hongdou Ge. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available online at www.pagetheatre.org or at the box office, 507-457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through...
Heukeshoven receives Faith Partners residency

Heukeshoven receives Faith Partners residency

Winona, Minn. – A. Eric Heukeshoven, assistant professor of music at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, has been selected as one of two composers for the American Composers Forum’s “Faith Partners” 2015 residency program. Through Faith Partners residencies, composers collaborate with consortia of different faith-based communities in the creation of new sacred music. Heukeshoven will be working with English Lutheran Church and First Congregational Church (UCC) in La Crosse, Wis. Each composer creates several new works, some for individual congregations and some that are shared by the entire consortium. The program seeks to reinvigorate sacred music and to reintroduce composers into religious settings where they have historically flourished. Faith Partners is a national program that has created opportunities for churches and composers in cities across the United States including Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, and New York, as well as many locations in the upper Midwest. Now in its 16th year, previous Faith Partners recipients include Marty Haugen (2006) and Jake Runestad (2012). Faith Partners is funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation. More information can be found on the American Composers Forum website:...
WAPS student artwork on display in April at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

WAPS student artwork on display in April at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

WINONA, Minn. — Galleria Valéncia at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts—located at 10th and Vila streets—is filled with 22 unique pieces of artwork created by Jeff Morgan’s art students at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS). Contributing artists are first- through fourth-graders and attend Jefferson STEM Elementary, Goodview Elementary, and Rollingstone Community School. Visitors to the gallery will enjoy colorful artwork that was created using a variety of mediums and elements of design. Subject matter and technique includes American artists, Theodore Rousseau’s landscapes, cave drawings, perspective drawings, and elements of art. The galleria is open during regular office hours and while classes are in session. Visitors are encouraged to sign the guestbook, so that the young artists know who attended the show. Next month Galleria Valéncia will feature artists from Madison Elementary and the Alternative Learning Center. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage...
David Leung to present  violin recital April 11

David Leung to present violin recital April 11

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University music faculty member Dr. David Leung will present a free public violin recital “From Bach to Bartok,” 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Figliulo Recital Hall, located in the Saint Mary’s Performance Center. Leung will collaborate with cellist Derek Clark and Saint Mary’s Theater & Dance Department chair Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff (who will serve as narrator). The program includes “Partita in D minor” by J.S. Bach, “Solo Sonata” by Bela Bartok, “Kodaly Duo” for violin and cello, and “Ferdinand the Bull” by Alan...
Page 8 of 51« First...56789101112...203040...Last »