Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota|
|Latin: Universitatis Sanctæ Mariæ|
|Motto||Virtus et Scientia|
|Motto in English||Virtue and Knowledge|
|Religious affiliation||Lasallian (Catholic)|
|President||Brother William Mann, FSC, D.Min.|
|Academic staff||Undergraduate: 96 full-time, 41 part-time;
Graduate: 400 adjunct
|Location||Winona Campus:, Minnesota, USA|
|Colors||Red, White, & Navy|
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, founded in 1912, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university with an undergraduate campus in the city of Winona, Minnesota, United States. Graduate and professional programs are offered at facilities in Winona, the Twin Cities, Rochester, Apple Valley, Minnetonka and Oakdale, Minnesota; and various course delivery sites around Minnesota and Wisconsin; Jamaica, and Nairobi, Kenya.
The university had a fall 2011 total enrollment of 5,700 students, including 1,400 traditional undergraduates. The University is also affiliated with the religious institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers).
Brother William Mann, FSC, D.Min, the former Vicar General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools was named the 13th president of Saint Mary's on December 13, 2007 and began his term on June 1, 2008. Brother William was inaugurated as president on September 26, 2008 at the Winona campus.
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Bishop Patrick Richard Heffron founded Saint Mary's College in 1912, a men's college operated by the Winona Diocese. Heffron Hall, a residential hall was built in 1920, and named after Bishop Heffron. By 1925 it became a four-year liberal arts college. In 1933, it was taken over by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a religious order whose main charism is teaching. It became a co-educational university in 1969 and later purchased the campus and buildings of the former College of Saint Teresa, a women's college in Winona that ceased operations in 1989. In recent years, portions of the Saint Teresa campus were sold to Winona State University and Winona Cotter High School.
During the 1980s the main Winona campus underwent vigorous growth. Constructed during this decade were the Ice Arena (1986), Performance Center, including Figliulo Recital Hall and Joseph Page Theatre (1987), Brother Charles Hall science addition (1987), Gilmore Creek Residence (1989), and Christian Brothers Residence (1989). More recent additions include McEnery Center (1993), Gostomski Fieldhouse and Jul Gernes Pool (1994), pedestrian plaza (1994), Pines Hall residence (1995), Hendrickson Center (1996), The Heights (1997), Oscar and Mary Jane Straub Clocktower and Court (1999), Hillside Hall residence (2001), ice arena addition (2004) and the soccer field / track complex in 2008. A new residence hall named Brother Leopold was built in 2012, which includes an outdoor recreation center donated by the Winona ski club.
Beginning in 1985, then-president Brother Louis DeThomasis launched a series of new, non-traditional graduate and professional programs. The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, using a variety of course delivery methods and locations, is now one of Minnesota's largest graduate schools. SGPP programs are delivered at the Twin Cities campus, Rochester center, Apple Valley center, Minnetonka center, Oakdale center, and at locations around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Saint Mary's also operates two institutes at Tangaza College in Nairobi, Kenya: the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies, and Christ the Teacher Institute of Education. The university has a partnership with Catholic College of Mandeville, Jamaica. In 2011, the Twin Cities campus added Harrington Mansion and Saint Mary's Event Center to its expanding facilities on Park Avenue in Minneapolis.
In 1995, Saint Mary's College was renamed Saint Mary's University of Minnesota to reflect the expanded role of graduate and professional programming, and to distinguish Saint Mary's from schools with similar names.
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Saint Mary's University has a wide variety of degrees offered. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctorates. It currently has a doctorate program in Educational Leadership and started a doctorate of Psychology in fall 2009. It has programs for both traditional and non-traditional students. In addition to the degrees, Saint Mary's also offers teaching licensures, certifications, and pre-professional programs. Both undergraduate and graduate programs offer online learning. Men study for the priesthood at the adjacent Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, owned and operated by the Diocese of Winona.
Its sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals (previously the Redmen) and compete as a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). There are 21 NCAA Div. III varsity sports teams at Saint Mary's. The Saint Mary's fastpitch softball team won the 2000 NCAA Div. III National Title. That title was the university's first and so far only national team title. In 1955, the college administration elected to discontinue football as a sport at the university. A task force was formed in 2005 to study the feasibility of adding football, but the proposal was rejected in 2006 by a unanimous vote of the board of trustees. Saint Mary's has a crosstown rival, Div. II Winona State University, which is operated by the state of Minnesota. There is an on-campus cross country ski and running trail in the bluffs and valleys of the 450-acre campus. Athletic facilities are being renovated and expanded. Upgrades were recently made to basketball, baseball and softball. A challenging disc golf course was installed in the bluffs and valleys around campus in 2007. A state-of-the-art outdoor track and soccer complex, and a high-and-low ropes course, were added in 2008. Snowmaking equipment for the trails was recently donated by the Winona ski club.
|Founder||Bishop Patrick R. Heffron|
|1912–1918||Monsignor William E.F. Griffin|
|1918–1933||Monsignor John H. Peschges|
|1933–1942||Brother Leopold Julian Dodd, FSC|
|1942–1943||Brother Landrick Jerome Fox, FSC|
|1943–1950||Brother Joel Stanislaus Nelson, FSC|
|1950–1956||Brother J. Ambrose Groble, FSC|
|1956–1963||Brother Basil Rothweiler, FSC|
|1963–1969||Brother Josephus Gregory Robertson, FSC|
|1969–1976||Brother George Pahl, FSC|
|1976–1984||Brother Peter Clifford, FSC|
|1984–2005||Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph. D|
|2005–2006||Brother Craig J. Franz, FSC, Ph. D|
|2006–2008||Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph. D|
|2008–present||Brother William Mann, FSC, D.Min.|
- Sean Duffy, current congressman from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district.
- Mike Johanns, former Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, former governor of Nebraska, current United States Senator
- John McDonough (sports executive), former president of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks who guided the hockey team to its 2010 Stanley Cup title, its first since 1961; currently has been promoted to President and CEO of the Blackhawks.
- Jerome J. Workman, Jr. is a prolific author and editor of scientific reference works on the subject of spectroscopy; and a noted analytical spectroscopist.
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