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Alumni and Friends

May 2016

What do the Pope and a baseball have in common?
Our very own alum, Richard Kunst SOTA '98. Kunst has been a collector of papal artifacts for some time. Click here to find out more about this extraordinary collection.

Richard Kunst with Pope 2015

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April 2016

GIA Publications, Inc names Michale Silhavy SOT '09 senior editor
GIA is a formost publisher of Catholic church music. Based in Chicago since 1967, originating in Pittsburgh 1941, GIA responded to the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council and became a leading publisher of contemporary Catholic liturgical music.

See more about Michael on Facebook (read more)

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Incredible Opportunity!

Colberg Class Spring 2016

(Photo from Kristin Colberg)

Last week (April 20) current students from our Ecclesiology and Being Christian in America courses traveled to the Chancery Offices (Diocese of St. Cloud, MN) for an hour-long conversation with Bishop Kettler on leadership in the church as well as all kinds of questions about discernment, vocation, prayer, ministry, and the like.  

September  2015
RE: John Mark Feilmeyer - SOTA '06

After graduating with an MA in Liturgical Music in the Summer of 2006, John Mark Feilmeyer did two years in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa.  He then stayed there another year to start an art cooperative: The International Center for Art and Music in Ouidah.  Working with Beninese counterparts, he developed curricula in media, performing and visual arts for the center, as well as administrative infrastructure. 

He is now the founder and executive director of ART FORCE IOWA, Iowa Arts in Education in Des Moines, IA.

In addition: Click Here to learn more about John Mark Feilmeyer and ART FORCE IOWA.

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