Lifelong Learning

St. Catherine University promotes learning as a continuous and lifelong process and provides spiritual, educational and professional experiences that enhance quality of life and empower alumnae/i.


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    Online Learning

    Alumnae/i have asked for online learning opportunities, and we listened! Participate in our series of online presentations about relevant and current topics, featuring St. Kate's faculty who are experts in their field.

    Each free program is one hour, starting a noon, 30-40 minutes of presentation followed by a period of questions and answers. Because these events are by phone and/or online, you can participate wherever you happen to be!

    Registration is required. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent with your registration confirmation.


  • October 17

    Understanding Structural Racism

    This session — presented by Vincent Skemp, professor of theology, and Nancy Heitzeg, professor of sociology — will explore structural racism through the lenses of both theology and sociology. Racism is seen here as more than individual attitudes or behavior, but as structured, and part of a system of inequality that is interrelated with class, gender, and other differences. Using criminal justice as an example, structural racism and resistance will be explored through the discussion of history, definitions, and current movements and events such as BlackLivesMatter and Charlottesville. Special attention will be paid to the theological and sociological obligation of white allies in resisting racism.


  • november 14

    Social Determinants of Health: A Public Health Primer

    The social determinants of health are social, political, economic and other structural factors in society the impact the health of communities. This lecture will provide an overview of what is public health, how does public health consider the social determinants of health and what does public health do to reduce health disparities.

    Dr. Mary Hearst is a Social Epidemiologist, Director of the MPH in Global Health and Chair of Public Health, Nutrition, Exercise Science and Sonography at St. Catherine University.


  • january 16

    Critical Thinking in the Digital Environment: Discerning the Truth in News

    Presented by Dr. Joyce Yukawa, professor of library and information science


  • March 13

    Our International Graduates: Making a Difference, Transforming the World

    Presented by Donna Hauer, CSJ Consociate and director of St. Kate's Multicultural and International Programs and Services