Ron Hustvedt M’01 awarded national honor

Ron Hustvedt M’01 awarded national honor

Ron Hustvedt, a 2001 graduate of the Saint Mary’s University Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program, was named the 2014 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. The award was announced during the Magnet Schools of America’s 32nd National Conference in Hartford, Connecticut in May. Now in his sixth year as a social studies teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River, Minn., Hustvedt helped advance the transition into a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) magnet school by adapting the philosophy into his classroom, keeping diverse subjects and students in mind. “We’ve collaborated a lot at Salk to help fit STEM into everything that we do,” Hustvedt said. “We help make connections to the students in all subject areas, not just the STEM subject areas. Everything that’s taught in school is interconnected and can be linked together with STEM as the glue. The challenge is in creating opportunities and mechanisms to support all students, no matter where they’re at with their learning skills.” Eight years after Salk decided to become a STEM magnet school, the results are rolling in. The first groups of students who started the STEM program are in college or just graduating from high school. Many have received scholarships, some are national merit scholars and a couple have even earned perfect ACT scores. “Most of all, the students who were in our STEM program for their middle school experience are reporting back that they used the skills and knowledge acquired here throughout high school and into college,” Hustvedt said. The school has established History Day and Science Fair as two of their hallmark...
Twin Cities Campus Turns 30

Twin Cities Campus Turns 30

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Twin Cities Campus has come a long way since Professor Emeritus Marilyn Frost, Ph.D., first arrived in 1985. Sharing her perspective from the inaugural days of the campus on Park Avenue in Minneapolis, Frost spoke to faculty and staff about the evolution of Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs on June 30. Her talk was part of an event that celebrated 30 years of the Twin Cities Campus. Frost, who served as graduate dean from 1985 to 1996 before returning to the psychology department on the Winona Campus and eventually retiring, recalled how the arrival of Brother Louis DeThomasis as university president in June 1984 began the initiative to offer graduate courses throughout the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. That vision included making education at Saint Mary’s affordable, accessible and transformational — aspects that are still maintained today and come from the institution’s Lasallian heritage. Frost said in the early days of the campus employees wore many hats. Before stretching several blocks down Park Avenue, the Twin Cities Campus began as a single rented building. Frost also described the introduction of bachelor completion programs and expansion to new sites. “We acknowledged and embraced the power of adults coming back to transform their lives,” Frost said of what has propelled the Twin Cities Campus. “It was powerful to work with them. Whenever I return, I am amazed. I have to tell you, I am thrilled and moved beyond measure to see a thriving adult campus here.” In addition to Frost’s talk, to commemorate the 30 years, a sugar maple tree...
Open House at Oakdale Center

Open House at Oakdale Center

Whether you’re looking to advance your career or you’d like to complete that bachelor’s degree, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs can help you reach your goals. Saint Mary’s University offers a variety of programs that are affordable and at convenient locations throughout Minnesota. Visit the bachelor completion and graduate admission pages to learn more about specific programs Saint Mary’s offers, or have your questions answered and meet with staff members at our next open house event: Oakdale Center Open House Tuesday, July 29 7200 Hudson Boulevard N, Suite 200 Oakdale, MN 55128-7098 (612) 238-4550 tcadmission@smumn.edu Programs...
News from Nairobi

News from Nairobi

By James Chege Librarian Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Editor: Father Michael C. Kirwen, Director Second Three-Week Immersion Program On Tuesday, June 17, the second and final immersion program of the academic year began. The session welcomed a host of returning students as well as six new students. Of the new students, three are U.S. citizens, including Kyle Black an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s. There is also a Spanish national and two Kenyans. The second immersion program features the courses African culture: an overview and Moral Teaching and Practices of African Traditional Religion. The courses are being taught by Prof. Mary Getui and Prof. Douglas Waruta respectively. Public Lecture on Political and Economic Situation of Kenya As part of the first weeks activities, a public lecture was given on the present political, social and economic situation in Kenya. The guest speaker was Dr. George Outa, a renown literary scholar and lawyer. His lecture touched on democracy since the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1990s, tracing developments until the present day,  and the present Kenyan context. Insecurity in Kenya and the current threat from the Somalia based terror group Al-shabaab  was one of the focal points of the presentation, raising questions on why other countries like Ethiopia, Uganda or Rwanda, who are also part of the AMISON forces deployed to Somalia, are not being targeted by the terrorists. The lecture lasted two hours with a lively and interactive question-and-answer session at the end. Special Two-Day Course Offered for Lasallian Students On Monday, June 23, a group of six Lasallians students began a special two-day course on African culture...
Twin Cities Campus to host open house July 15

Twin Cities Campus to host open house July 15

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host an Open House from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 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. “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: Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Allied Healthcare B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Human Services B.S. in Information Technology B.S. in Marketing B.S. in Allied Healthcare Management B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management B.S. in Nursing B.S. in Police Science B.S. in Psychology B.S. in Sales & Marketing Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate in Gifted & Talented Instruction Graduate Certificate in Instruction Graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Certificate in Project Management M.S. in Accountancy M.A. in Arts & Cultural Management M.A. in Counseling & Psychological Services M.A. in Education M.A. in Educational Leadership M.S. in Geographic Information Science M.A. in Health & Human Services Administration M.A. in Human Development M.A. in Human Resource Management M.S. in Information Technology Management M.A. in Instruction M.A. in International Business...
Apple Valley center open house set for July 10

Apple Valley center open house set for July 10

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host an Open House from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at its Apple Valley Center. All are invited to attend the event but especially individuals who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree completion or advanced degrees offered in Apple Valley. Saint Mary’s began offering graduate school courses in Apple Valley during the summer and fall of 2003. Since then, Saint Mary’s Apple Valley Center has expanded to include bachelor-completion and master’s degree programs in business and police science as well as advanced degrees in education. Nearly 5,000 students have benefitted from Saint Mary’s presence at the Apple Valley location. “Serving learners in a variety of locations fits Saint Mary’s mission, and we’re proud to have provided education south of the river for more than 10 years,” said Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs at Saint Mary’s University. “There are so many great stories of people in that area who have reached their goals with the help of Saint Mary’s.” Programs offered through the Apple Valley Center include: B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Marketing B.S. in Police Science B.S. in Sales & Marketing Graduate Certificate in Project Management M.A. in Education M.A. in Educational Leadership M.A. in Management M.S. in Project Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) Ed.S. in Educational Administration (Director of Special Education, K-12 Principal, Superintendent) For more information on the open house or courses offered in Apple Valley, call 651-423-8609, email ccox@smumn.edu or visit smumn.edu/applevalley. The Apple Valley Center is located...
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