Nobel Peace Prize winner featured on Under-Told Stories Project

Nobel Peace Prize winner featured on Under-Told Stories Project

The Under-Told Stories Project at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota regularly rubs elbows with world leaders and agents of change. Most recently, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights activist who was featured on the Under-Told Stories Project in July 2013, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project, profiled Satyarthi during a recent trip to India. “It’s always a real thrill when these stories become told more widely,” said de Sam Lazaro. “This is very energizing for us.” Satyarthi’s organization runs shelters for trafficked children, conducts sweatshop raids with law enforcement agencies, and provides programs to return these children back to the education system. He also holds peaceful demonstrations that denounce and raise awareness of child exploitation. The Under-Told Stories Project is co-sponsored by and housed at the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University. It is a longtime partner and key contributor to the PBS... read more
Saint Mary’s to host Career Fair, prep workshops

Saint Mary’s to host Career Fair, prep workshops

The first Saint Mary’s University career fair will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Toner Student Center. All students and alumni of Saint Mary’s are invited to check out local and regional businesses and organizations, network with potential employers and find out what they are looking for in potential interns and employees. This is a great opportunity for students to practice job interview skills and potentially land a job or internship that could launch their careers. To help prepare for this career fair, the Career Services and Internships Office will be offering workshops. • Your Résumé—and Other Ways to Deliver your Brand, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. This workshop will help students develop a personal brand and communicate that to potential employers, especially through résumés. • Conducting a Winning Interview, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. Interviewing can be a scary thing, so come to this workshop and discuss what kinds of questions students can expect, strategies for answering them, and questions to ask... read more
Public invited to Saint Mary’s panel discussion about elections

Public invited to Saint Mary’s panel discussion about elections

WINONA, Minn. — The public is invited to a panel discussion about the importance of elections and how the election process works on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. Panel members include Jeff Narabrook, voter outreach director for the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State; Scott McMahon, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs associate vice president for external relations at Saint Mary’s; and Dr. David Lynch, department chair and professor of social science at Saint Mary’s. The event will be held in a question-and-answer format, with the Saint Mary’s student Legislative Affairs Committee asking questions of the panelists prior to opening up questioning to the public. Information will be provided to students about voting locations, and there will be time for discussions about ballot measures that affect the Saint Mary’s and greater Winona... read more

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