Public invited to Relay for Life April 12-13

Public invited to Relay for Life April 12-13

 WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Colleges Against Cancer group invites the community to its 2014 Relay for Life — to be held 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, in Gostomski Fieldhouse. CAPTION: Walkers from 2013 relay for life. Teams comprised of friends, families and co-workers will join together for this fundraising effort, which celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Last year more than 150 people participated in the event and raised more than $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. Team members will spend the night walking around SMU’s indoor track from dusk to dawn to represent the 24-hour fight against cancer. Each team raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year’s movie theme is “Strike cancer from the script.” Activities are planned throughout the night including a silent auction, student performances, a newlywed game, late-night Zumba and a chance to win a Fitbit. If you are thinking about creating a team; if you would like to come and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts; if you would like to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those you have lost; or if you would like to be recognized as a survivor and have your success celebrated — come to this event. Participants are welcome to stay for as much or as little as their schedules allow. Register online. Survivors should contact Lexi Hamilton at amhami11@smumn.edu. For more information, e-mail...
100 presentations planned for Celebration of Scholarship

100 presentations planned for Celebration of Scholarship

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Celebration of Scholarship is an annual event highlighting the accomplishments of undergraduate students across all academic disciplines. On Friday, April 11, more than 100 presentations by more than 130 students are planned. The community is invited to view the research and talents of our students. The event will take place at various locations and times on campus. Attendees are asked to register in Saint Mary’s Hall, on the first floor, before attending presentations. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Visit Celebration of Scholarship online for more information and a list of presentations. The day will culminate at 4:45 p.m. with the Honors Convocation in Page Theatre. At the convocation, students will be recognized for outstanding activity by membership in honor societies, completion of the honors program, and departmental awards. A reception will precede the event at 4 p.m. in the lobby. Everyone is...
Kabara Institute to host Can Do Canines founder

Kabara Institute to host Can Do Canines founder

Al Peters, a 1974 Saint Mary’s University alumnus and founder of Can Do Canines, will speak at his alma mater Monday, April 7, as part of Kabara Entrepreneurial Days. The event — free and open to the public — will begin at 7 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. A question-and-answer period will follow. Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. In 1987 the business incorporated as the Companion Dog Connection, Inc., and over the years it has expanded its services and reach. Specially trained dogs assist individuals throughout the Midwest who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with physical disabilities, seizure disorders, or autism and people with diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. All assistance dogs are provided to the client at no charge. Peters services as executive director of the organization. The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Mary’s is joined by the business, education, psychology and sociology departments in sponsoring this event. The Kabara Institute aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study. It also strives to enhance the entrepreneurship program offerings at Saint Mary’s by providing opportunities for students to interact with entrepreneurs and experience entrepreneurship first-hand. And, it fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our...
Students inducted into business honor society

Students inducted into business honor society

Ten Saint Mary’s students were inducted into Delta Mu Delta at a luncheon reception on March 19. Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society in business established to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement of students in business administration. SMU’s Delta Mu Delta chapter, Eta Beta, was established in 1994 to promote the national organization’s goals of promoting higher scholarship in business education and recognizing and rewarding academic attainment in business subjects. Students selected must be in the top 20 percent of their class, as well as have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for undergraduates and 3.6 for graduate...
Kabara Institute speaker addresses entrepreneurship

Kabara Institute speaker addresses entrepreneurship

As part of the spring 2014 Kabara Institute speaker series, Stephen Woessner, founder of Predictive ROI, spoke to students March 20. The event was sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Envision Club and the Business School. CAPTION: Stephen Woessner talks with students after his presentation. Woessner is the founder of Predictive ROI  and is a digital marketing authority, entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and bestselling author of two books, The Small Business Owner’s Handbook to Search Engine Optimization and Increase Online Sales through Viral Social Networking. His digital marketing insights have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Washington Post. His presentation focused on entrepreneurship and data analysis. The Kabara Institute was started in 2005 by Dr. Jon Kabara, an SMU alum, and his wife Betty. The Kabara Institute aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study. It also strives to enhance the entrepreneurship program offerings at Saint Mary’s by providing opportunities for students to interact with entrepreneurs and experience entrepreneurship first-hand. And, it fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our society. The Kabara Institute provides a number of activities throughout the year such as Elevator Pitch Competitions, Business Planning Workshops, and the annual Business Plan competition in addition to the speaker...

Alumni in Action: Anthony “Tony” Adducci ’59

Inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Major: Physics Upon graduation from Saint Mary’s Tony Adducci did additional study in electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and business administration at the University of Minnesota. In 1961, he joined International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation in Chicago where, as a development engineer, he instructed numerous training courses on digital data communication systems, and as a senior test engineer he directed ITT personnel in electro-interference testing of the Boeing Minuteman (missile) for the Strategic Air Command. Adducci is best known for co-founding Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. (CPI), the company that manufactured the world’s first lithium battery artificial pacemaker. Read more Alumni in Action...
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