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Business background aids HR supervisor at Hormel

Business background aids HR supervisor at Hormel

Angie (Pieper) Bissen ’07 describes herself as “practical.” When she was choosing a major, she thought about the type of career she could envision herself in, as well as what job opportunities would be available. At the time, accounting jobs were in high demand. As she loved numbers, an accounting major seemed … practical. Her sophomore year, she added a second major in human resources, thinking the unique pairing could be beneficial. Currently the HR programs supervisor at Hormel Foods Corporation, Bissen’s instincts were spot-on. “Businesses need to make a profit, so being able to understand the numbers and have a grasp on general business practices is extremely important, no matter what aspect of business you’re interested in,” she said.

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Graduate School of Education partners with Sanneh Foundation

Graduate School of Education partners with Sanneh Foundation

After a successful professional soccer career, Tony Sanneh parlayed his passion, resources, and name recognition into creating a Twin Cities-based foundation that offers youth in-school and after-school support, provides programs that strengthen physical health and...

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Testing medical devices, saving lives

Testing medical devices, saving lives

As a test engineer with Medtronic, Nick Nagel ’14 is saving lives by testing medical devices before they ever come in contact with patients. For Nagel, every test, every data point, is crucial. “Testing helps us better understand why something performs as it was intended to, or may fail or stop working,” he said. “My job has a direct affect on patients, so the device needs to work the way it’s supposed to work every time.” For example, the Andover, Minn., native is currently testing ablation catheters, which doctors use on patients to interrupt unwanted electrical pathways in the heart.

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Page Series to present Ballet Memphis Nov. 18

Page Series to present Ballet Memphis Nov. 18

WINONA, Minn. — The Page Series at Saint Mary’s presents Ballet Memphis, Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Page Theatre. A pre-performance talk will be offered at 6:45 p.m. Ballet Memphis has been recognized for its close ties to the region’s rich musical and...

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Heukeshoven presents new music technology ‘informance’

WINONA, Minn. — A. Eric Heukeshoven will present an “informance” at the La Crosse New Music Festival 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Annette Recital Hall at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Heukeshoven, of the Saint Mary’s University Music Department, will...

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Building a game-changing career in business intelligence

Building a game-changing career in business intelligence

Rowan Flynn remembers the moment when he could first picture his future. One fall afternoon, after listening to an energetic lecture from Michael Ratajczyk, Flynn changed from an “undecided” major to a finance and business intelligence and analytics double major. Since then, he’s been honing his skills to be a game-changer in the healthcare business sector after graduating this spring.

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Saint Mary’s students to stage 18th century comedy

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University students will take to the Page stage Nov. 2-5 for an 18th century case of mistaken identities in the boisterous comedy She Stoops to Conquer (OR the MifTakes of a Night). One of the most produced and popular “laughing comedies”...

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Degrees of success

Degrees of success

To Trhas Berhane ’13, C’14, M’17 earning her degrees from Saint Mary’s means just a little more. Berhane, a native of Ethiopia, completed her bachelor’s degree—and now her master’s degree—all while working full-time, raising a family (including having two babies), dealing with a difficult pregnancy, and helping her mother overcome cancer. Berhane said that, through it all, she was determined to complete her studies, and to create a brighter future for her family.

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