Parent Update

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Save the dates...

We hope your daughter has successfully made the transition to college life — whether she is new to the University or back in the groove as a returning student.

We’d like to invite you and your family to attend St. Kate's Parent and Family Weekend on Oct. 2-4. The schedule offers a variety of events designed for the entire family, including Justin Kredible, 2009 Campus Activities Entertainer of the year; a BBQ featuring a pumpkin painting contest, caricature artists, and music; a Fall color boat ride on the Mississippi River; Mass; brunch and much, much more.

Family Weekend registration >>

Announcing Parent and Family Speaker Series Kick-off Event

On Sat., Oct. 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Parent and Family Speaker Series will launch the first speaker event for the year entitled The Reflective Women (TRW) Primer for Parents. Expect a lively and engaging discussion with TRW faculty members as they share their passions, insights and challenges for the course that every student is required to take.

Come and learn what the course is all about -- you will wish you could enroll! A continental breakfast will be served and your daughter is welcome to attend. This event is FREE.

When you register for Family Weekend, make sure you to indicate you want to attend this event.

September Activities Calendar

If your daughter is wondering what to do on campus, here is a calendar of September happenings.

Download calendar now >>

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

H1N1 Planning and Response Update

During orientation and move-in activities Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6 and 7, two students began exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Both students are recuperating at their respective homes, and first-year students have been notified.

Residence life staff members notified the roommates and the resident assistants on the floors to which the students were assigned, orientation leaders notified students in their groups and Curt Galloway, associate dean for student affairs, also spoke to first-year students.

Please see the posting of Sept. 1, “H1N1 Planning and Response,” which details how the University is on the alert and how you, as a parent, can help prepare your student and your family.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

H1N1 Planning and Response

Like colleges and universities across the country, St. Catherine University has been developing plans to respond to the likely appearance of the H1N1 Novel Influenza (swine flu) virus on our campus this Fall and Winter. Since the virus’ emergence last Spring, a team of staff and faculty members has been monitoring the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), communicating with colleagues locally and across the country, and meeting regularly to develop our response protocol and communication plans.

Detailed H1N1 planning information for parents »