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Student Affairs leader to deliver prestigious Moore Lecture

MIPS director Donna Hauer will deliver the 2015 Moore Lecture.
MIPS director Donna Hauer will deliver the 2015 Moore Lecture.
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Donna Hauer, director of the Office of Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS) will address "The Simplicity and Complexity of Authentic Relationship" to kick off the University's internal conference, Teaching and Learning Network.

As leader of the MIPS office for the past 19 years, she and her staff work to create community among students of color to promote academic, emotional and social success. The office's Peer Mentor Program (PMP) was recognized in 2011 with the Lee Noel — Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award that recognizes innovative campus retention programs.

A member of the student affairs leadership staff, she conducts anti-racism workshops and inclusion training on campus and works to integrate multicultural issues into the University's curriculum and co-curriculum.

She has also presented hundreds of workshops locally, regionally and nationally. Her style is engaging, thoughtful, sincere and often humorous. In addition, she has authored “Confessions of a Recovering Racist: An “ah ha” Experience,” and numerous articles on effective teaching.

Hauer became a consociate with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, in May of 2007 and currently chairs the Consociate Coordinating Circles Team.

She earned her master's in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and her bachelor's from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

About the Moore Lectureship

The Moore Lectureship Award was established in 1995 to honor Sister Anne Joachim Moore, CSJ (1916-2010), the founder and President of St. Mary’s Junior College, which merged with St. Catherine in 1986 and is now home of the University’s Henrietta Schmoll School of Health.

An attorney and a registered nurse who held a total of six degrees, Sister Anne Joachim was a passionate advocate for social justice and the power of higher education. Her efforts to transform St. Mary’s School of Nursing into a thriving two-year college earned Sister Anne Joachim a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, and inclusion in St. Catherine's Centennial 100, as well as a place on the University of Minnesota’s Alumni Wall of Honor.

The purpose of the lectureship award is to promote an understanding of the connection between social justice and higher education in the St. Catherine community. Each year the Moore Lectureship award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated this commitment to justice through their work at St. Catherine University.

The Moore Lectureship Committee consists of past recipients of the award and members of the Academic Professional Development Committee.

Jan. 26, 2015 by Julie Michener

See also: Catholic Identity, Faculty, Leadership, Social Justice, Students