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St. Scholastica sponsors interfaith discussion on immigration and sanctuary

DULUTH, Minn. — The College of St. Scholastica will bring together speakers from different religious backgrounds for “Sacred Responsibility: An Interfaith Conversation About Immigration and Sanctuary,” a free public discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 E. First St. in Duluth. Child care will be provided and refreshments will be served. “Sacred Responsibility” will examine the spiritual and religious aspects of immigration around the world. What role…

Students showcase research efforts today at St. Scholastica

Students in the TRIO McNair Scholars program at The College of St. Scholastica are sharing their research projects during a symposium from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in Somers Lounge on campus. The students will present findings from their summer research internships. St. Scholastica’s McNair Scholars program inspires and empowers first-generation college students with financial need and underrepresented students of color to succeed in doctoral study and advanced careers. Over the course of 10 weeks…

St. Scholastica to give back to community on annual volunteer day

By Bob Ashenmacher Students, staff and faculty members at The College of St. Scholastica are once again rolling up their sleeves to volunteer at local non-profits. St. Scholastica’s Fall Community Day will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Hundreds of College community members typically take part in the event, as classes are canceled for the day to allow more people to participate. A sampling of volunteer sites will be shared the week before the event. Among…

St. Scholastica appoints new chief information officer

The College of St. Scholastica has appointed Ben Adams as its new Chief Information Officer. Working directly with the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Adams will provide strategic leadership of IT resources to advance the college’s mission and goals. Adams comes to St. Scholastica from New York University Langone Schools of Medicine, where he served as the Senior Director of Education IT and Technology Director for the Institute for Innovation…

St. Scholastica speaker discusses the Israeli-Palestinian dispute

By Bob Ashenmacher A nationally known scholar of Middle Eastern history will give a free talk on “The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute” at The College of St. Scholastica. James L. Gelvin will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Mitchell Auditorium on the St. Scholastica campus. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Gelvin, an award-winning lecturer, will look at what fueled the ongoing struggle between…

St. Scholastica professor to explore the diverse nature of Shakespeare

By Bob Ashenmacher A Shakespearean scholar at The College of St. Scholastica will offer a free talk about the world of Shakespearean performance in all its diversity. Kevin Quarmby, Ph.D., an assistant professor of English at St. Scholastica, will present “Re-Wrighting Shakespeare: A Scholarly Journey” at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Tower Hall room 4119 on campus. Quarmby will call on his experience as a professional Shakespearean actor. Informed by his passion for writing,…