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An educational journey to improve healthcare

An educational journey to improve healthcare

As a child in Kenya, Gideon Nyakundi learned his ABCs by scrawling the letters in the sand using sticks. Pencils and books, he said, were luxuries only available to teachers. Never stifled by this humble beginning, Nyakundi will graduate Saturday, Jan. 14 with a B.S....

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Heukeshoven composition to be featured at national exhibition

WINONA, Minn. — Praise!, A. Eric Heukeshoven’s sixth and final composition for the Faith Partners Composer-in-Residence program, has been selected as a showcase work by Avid/Sibelius at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual exhibition in Anaheim,...

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Grant supports outreach to young readers

WINONA, Minn. — For the 28th consecutive year, the Initial Teaching Alphabet Foundation has financially supported the i.t.a. Literacy Clinic at Saint Mary’s University. This year’s generous grant of $75,172 will enable the clinic to continue to provide one-on-one...

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Alumnus writes and illustrates children’s book

The Line, 2011 alumnus Mike Berg’s first children’s book, follows a simple black line through life as it encounters the joys and sorrows of color, sound, vision, and feeling. Once upon a time, I made a line. It was simple, straight, and fine. There were others like...

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Alumna trailblazing the way for winter sports, bike center

Lindsay (Dickson) Henning ’08 is combining her passions for cross country skiing and fundraising in her role as the director of advancement at the Loppet Foundation, where she is working to raise funding and approval for a winter sports and bike center in Wirth Park...

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Pre-med alumna presents research at national convention

Before heading off to medical school, Saint Mary’s University recent graduate Alexandra Thiel ’16 was selected to present her senior thesis cancer research at the Beta Beta Beta Biennial National Convention. A Biology Pre-medicine major, Thiel will continue her...

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Saint Mary’s arts programming receives significant funding

Arts programming at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received more than $180,000—including recent grants of $100,000 from the Hiawatha Education Foundation and more than $75,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board—in support of performances and programming for...

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Alumnus ninja warrior advances to finals

Andrew “Roo” Yori ’99 is hoping he lets the dogs out. Roo. Roo. Roo. Roo. Roo. As “The K9 Ninja” advances to the Vegas finals in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Yori is even more excited to once again advance his platform of adopting dogs from shelters. The Indianapolis...

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