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Alumna has a gift for giving

Alumna has a gift for giving

As a shy, 4-year-old curly-haired blonde, Ania McNamara’s life was changed forever. She and her three older sisters were adopted by Bill ’76 (now deceased) and Grace McNamara ’77 who brought their new daughters back to the United States from Poland in 1993. In 2009,...

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Celebrating Christmas, Polish style [audio]

Celebrating Christmas, Polish style [audio]

First-year student Barbara “Basia” Ogiba knows there’s no place like home for the holidays. The Saint Mary’s University Concert Band helped bring a taste of Ogiba's native Poland to Winona through its winter concert. The band performed a medley of Polish Christmas...

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Caring for diverse populations

Caring for diverse populations

Sissy Yang M’16 first became interested in nursing as a young girl, when she served as a hospital translator for her grandparents. Yang saw first-hand the difficulties her grandparents from Laos experienced as a result of the language barrier with their caregivers....

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Entrepreneurs in training

Juniors Peter Hegland and Peter Liavas have collected a LOT of business cards. As the inaugural students accepted into the Entrepreneur-In-Training Program, they know how valuable those connections are, and they’re thankful for the opportunities provided by the...

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Selling ideas in just 60-90 seconds [video]

By Nicole Johnsen ’16 The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Mary’s University is focused on the entrepreneurial spirit of businessmen and women. One of the many ways the institute evokes this spirit is by hosting the Elevator Pitch Competition....

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Saint Mary’s to expand program offerings at Cascade Meadow

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Starting May 1, the Saint Mary’s University School of Education and School of Business and Technology graduate­-level (master’s and doctoral) courses currently offered at the Heintz Center, 1926 College View Road East, in Rochester will move to...

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Caped crusaders support Cassidy family

Jogging for Jack Superhero 5K at Saint Mary’s raises money for coach’s 2-year-old son WINONA, Minn. — Some superheroes wore capes; others simply wore tennis shoes. More than 300 people came out to support Jack Cassidy, the 2-year-old son of Saint Mary's University...

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Seeing concepts in action outside of the classroom

By Chloe Morrison ’17 Here at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, what you learn in the classroom matters. But, it’s also important for students to see the concepts they learn in action—in the “real world.” Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, students from a...

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