MCA presents 2015 summer dance intensive showcase

MCA presents 2015 summer dance intensive showcase

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present the Summer Dance Intensive showcase 7 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at the Valéncia Arts Center Academy Theatre, 1164 West 10th St. The showcase, free and open to the public, features works that the students participating in the Summer Dance Intensive have learned during the two-week dance camp. A variety of dance forms will be presented including: classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, musical theatre dance, and modern dance. The works were choreographed by MCA guest artists Dustyn Martincich, Allan Kinzie, Jen TeBeest, and Tammy Schmidt. In addition to learning showcase pieces, students have been participating in comprehensive dance training including technique and theory classes. Class studies have included ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux, repertory, jazz, hip hop, rhythm tap, Irish dance, African dance, modern, musical theatre dance, piyo, choreography, and improvisation. The students are from Minnesota and Wisconsin, range in age from 11 to 18, and were selected for the program by audition. For more information about the Summer Dance Intensive showcase or future MCA program offerings, visit www.mnconservatoryforthearts.org, email mca@smumn.edu, “Like” them on Facebook, or call... read more

Windley-Daoust’s book wins national competition

WINONA, Minn. — Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust, associate professor of theology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, received national acknowledgement at the 2015 Catholic Media Conference on June 26, when her 2014 published academic book, “Theology of the Body, Extended: The Spiritual Signs of Birth, Impairment, and Dying,” won first place in the “Best Book by a Small Publisher” category in the 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Awards. This category judges all books published in 2014, submitted from publishers with gross sales under $500,000 per year, on any topic under Catholic interest. Dr. Windley-Daoust’s book was described as being well-written and insightful. The category jury added, “It applies the Theology of the Body to themes rarely discussed and illustrates how God’s grace lifts up the suffering, dying, and those with disabilities. The author combines compelling research with beautiful reflections on what it means to be a person in communion with God and with others.” Dr. Windley-Daoust has been teaching undergraduates, graduate students, and lay ministers for over 15 years. She also has been very involved in the life of her parishes and the local Catholic Worker community. “Theology of the Body, Extended,” comes out of a weaving of many threads in her life: a professional interest in 20th century personalism and phenomenology, the excellent questions her students ask, the surprises found in reading John Paul II’s theology of the body audiences, ongoing community relationships that attend to the poor and vulnerable, giving birth, adopting, working with people with disabilities, watching people die, learning and offering spiritual direction. Many of the books written about the Theology of the Body have focused on... read more
Twin Cities Campus Information Session July 16

Twin Cities Campus Information Session July 16

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host an Information Session from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at its Twin Cities Campus. All are invited to attend the event, but especially individuals who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree completion or advanced degrees offered in Minneapolis. Register online at smumn.edu/openhouse. “We have offered adult education opportunities in this area for more than 30 years,” said Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. “Our degree and certificate programs are designed for dedicated learners, keeping flexible scheduling and quality programming in mind.” Programs currently offered at the Twin Cities Campus include: Adult Undergraduate Degree Completion Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Healthcare & Human Services Management B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Information Technology B.S. in Marketing B.S. in Nursing B.S. in Police Science B.S. in Psychology B.S. in Sales & Marketing Graduate School of Business & Technology M.S. in Accountancy M.A. in Arts & Cultural Management M.S. in Geographic Information Science M.A. in Human Development M.A. in Human Resource Management M.S. in Information Technology Management M.A. in Management M.A. in Organizational Leadership M.A. in Philanthropy & Development M.S. in Project Management M.A. in Public Safety Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science Graduate School of Education M.A. in Education M.A. in Education (Wisconsin) M.A. in Educational Leadership M.A. in English as a Second Language M.A. in Instruction (leading to initial licensure) M.A. in Instruction (additional credentials: licensure(s) and/or endorsements)... read more
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