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Fighting sexual harassment

Fighting sexual harassment

The list of high-profile men — in media, in sports, in entertainment, and in politics — who are being fired due to inappropriate sexual behavior continues to grow longer.

Susan Strauss D’07, for one, isn’t surprised.

“I guess what surprises me is that finally it’s all erupting; there are women coming forward to proclaim what they’ve experienced for years, but they had never felt safe in coming forward before,” she said. “But does it surprise me that these men are guilty of it? No, not in the least.”

Although the “#Me Too” movement is empowering women to come forward, Dr. Strauss — a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant, investigator, and an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits — said the focus needs to be on how we create a culture where women are respected and no longer subjected to this harassment.

And she believes it begins with the education system.

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Heukeshoven to perform, conduct at Tuba Christmas in Austin

WINONA, Minn. — A. Eric Heukeshoven has been invited to conduct and perform on euphonium at the annual Tuba Christmas in Austin. The performance will take place in Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. According to TubaChristmas.com,...

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PUSH Physical Theatre to perform at Saint Mary’s Dec. 2

PUSH Physical Theatre to perform at Saint Mary’s Dec. 2

WINONA, Minn. — Enjoy intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry as the Page Series at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota presents PUSH Physical Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Page Theatre. PUSH Physical Theatre are...

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An entrepreneur in training

An entrepreneur in training

After pitching an invention to one of the executives on TV’s Shark Tank, presenting to Saint Mary’s faculty was a piece of cake.

Stephany Beck ’21 might only be a freshman, but the Entrepreneurship and Marketing double major is already finding ways to enhance her pitching skills, network with area professionals, and learn how one day she could put her name on an innovative product that could help others.

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Alumna Dr. Deb Henton named Superintendent of the Year

Alumna Dr. Deb Henton named Superintendent of the Year

There’s no question what inspires Deb Henton M’95, C’96, D’99, superintendent of North Branch Area Public Schools. Actually, there are approximately 3,000 inspirations. Her students. “Whenever I can raise student achievement, that’s No. 1,” Dr. Henton said. “That’s why I come to work every day. I want to create an environment where kids have the best opportunities possible to achieve their dreams.” It’s because of this commitment, passion, and “outstanding leadership and innovative spirit” that the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) recently named Dr. Henton as the 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.

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