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Saint Mary’s faculty, staff continue to find ways to tell the university’s story

February 15, 2022

Cardinal Update News Newsletters

In the last few editions of the Cardinal Update, we’ve shared stories where Saint Mary’s University is in the spotlight. That trend continues. It’s vital we look for new ways to tell the school’s story as we focus on our mission to be a “nationally prominent, regionally dominant” university.

Father Burns appears on Real Presence Radio

During Catholic School Week, Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., appeared on Real Presence Radio to discuss the value of Catholic higher education.

During the interview with Father Randal Kasel, Father Burns spoke about the university’s work to continually develop its Lasallian Catholic mission, as well as its focus on the formation of the whole student.

“When we talk about Catholic education, it really should be a transformational education. It shouldn’t be just transactional. It’s not about preparing them for a job, but for how they’re going to live their life. At Saint Mary’s, we are focusing on the mind, body, and soul of each student. They will flourish, we believe, if all those three things are in sync,” Father Burns said in the interview.

Nowakowski and Brew present for General Mills Veterans Network

Earlier this month, Matt Nowakowski, vice provost for faculties and academic affairs at Saint Mary’s, and DBA candidate Ret. Col. Mitchell Brew took part in a speaking series on mental wellness hosted by the General Mills Veterans Network. With “resilience” being the first topic in the series, the two presented “Resilience is a Response to Challenge and Opportunity.”

The two spoke about the theory of resilience from the behavioral, trait, and virtuous approach and presented current research on the resilience utilized to transition from a career in the military to the civilian sector.

Carroll-Glover featured in Twin Cities Business

Andrea Carroll-Glover, vice provost of online strategy and programs at Saint Mary’s, was highlighted in an article from Twin Cities Business about how universities are changing and adapting their course deliveries amid the pandemic.

In the article titled “Education Beyond Zoom,” Carroll-Glover spoke about how the university is continuing to explore new online options for its bachelor’s completion and graduate programs.

Carroll-Glover also spoke about Saint Mary’s recent switch to Canvas and integration of Panopto and Ally, all of which help elevate student experience.