College of St. Scholastica Posts

Postcards from the College of St. Scholastica

Featured here is a pair of old College of St. Scholastica postcards.

Postcard from the College of St. Scholastica, 1931

This postcard of the College of St. Scholastica was mailed Sept. 13, 1931 — 90 years ago today. Robert Strauss of Snyder, N.Y. was the recipient. The message on the back is from his parents, who write: “Hello Boy. On our way to Seattle.”

Postcard from the College of St. Scholastica, 1948

This postcard was mailed Aug. 4, 1948.

College of St. Scholastica 2015 Christmas Video

Sledding, sweets and a warm fire. All the good stuff.

Duluth’s Sister Lisa Maurer on CBS News

Sister Lisa Maurer of the St. Scholastica Monastery was featured in a national TV news story on Sept. 29 during the CBS Evening News. The piece will air again on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Sept. 30, between 7 and 9 a.m. on KDLH-TV Channel 3.

Sister Lisa is a kicking coach with the St. Scholastica Saints football team. A news team from CBS Evening News, including national correspondent Dean Reynolds, came to campus Sept. 10 and 11 to interview Sister Lisa, Coach Kurt Ramler, and football players Michael Mensing and Donovan Blatz. The crew also filmed shots of the St. Scholastica campus, and captured footage during the Saints’ Sept. 12 football game at Public Schools Stadium against MacMurray College.

Last November, Sister Lisa was featured in a New York Times story.

Woods by College of St. Scholastica

Woods by CSS with xylophone bridge

Woods by CSS with xylophone bridge

Does anyone know of a map to these woods — the one with the chimney from an old cabin, an empty grotto and a super-sized Jesus statue?

Does the place even have a name? My tickling of the Google has not been fruitful.

Business Analyst Position at St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica has an opening for a technical professional who will provide support and development to projects and process improvement initiatives. The business analyst, technical will join the college’s Business Technologies team of business analysts, project managers and developers that supports administrative, customer relationship management and web systems.

College football’s coaching nun in New York Times

Sister Lisa Maurer photo by Tim Gruber for the New York TimesThe story of Sister Lisa Maurer, who serves as a football coach at the College of St. Scholastica, is featured today in the New York Times. Maurer is a Benedictine nun with St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, which shares a campus with the College of St. Scholastica. She joined the ranks of the coaching crew this fall, after spending years as one of the Saints’ biggest fans. Maurer will be on the sidelines Saturday as the Saints take on Saint John’s University in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Collegeville.

Getting Lost in the Valley of Silence

Yesterday I had a rare 90-minutes to myself and after some meandering I ended up behind St. Scholastica looking for the sunset. I never really did find it, but I did see some other stuff.

Remembering the Duluth Bicycle Tree


An old “Where in Duluth?” post reminded me of the “Bicycle Tree” near the College of St. Scholastica. Eight years ago, or longer, a collection of bikes started growing on a tree … or whatever happened. I actually never saw it, I only heard about it. Fortunately, Tony Rogers has a whole gallery of photos from 2004.

Correct dates for “Resurrection Blues”

There was an incorrect ad in a Duluth Playhouse playbill last month, so local theatergoers may have gotten misinformation about the dates of The College of St. Scholastica’s production of “Resurrection Blues” by Arthur Miller. The dark comedy, directed by Tony Barrett, runs Oct. 14 through 23.

This week on the Playlist

A unique blend of gypsy-bluegrass; cross-country experiences with Roadtrip Nation; landscapes by Sue Pavlatos and a sneak peek at the College of Saint Scholastica’s production of Twelfth Night are in the spotlight on The PlayList, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9pm on WDSE-WRPT’s PBS North (8.1/31.1). (The PlayList is repeated Fridays at midnight.)

Students at UMD organize a 12-hour dance marathon to support kids in need

Beginning at 6pm on Friday and ending at 6am on Saturday morning, Duluth students and local community members will stay on their feet, dancing to live music and DJs while interacting with patients and their families from Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  The Dance Marathon student organization is welcoming everyone at this event, emphasizing that participants need not be expert dancers.

Scholastica alum Anna Gawboy lights the hell outta Yale

Literary events at St. Scholastica

Margaret Hasse and Norita Dittberner-Jax
Saturday, April 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Somer’s Lounge, College of St. Scholastica

Marilynne Robinson
Saturday, May 1 – 7 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica

Both events are free.