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Shout Out St. Kate's Day returns on March 7, 2013

St. Catherine University has designated March 7, 2013, as Shout Out St. Kate's Day.
St. Catherine University has designated March 7, 2013, as Shout Out St. Kate's Day.
Photo by Hilary Stein '14.

In the second annual event, St. Catherine University has designated Thursday, March 7, 2013, as "Shout Out St. Kate's Day."

St. Catherine University invites students, alumnae, faculty, staff and friends of the University to tell their St. Kate’s story on March 7, 2013. If St. Kate's has made a difference in your personal or professional life, or in your family or community, share your story on Shout Out St. Kate's Day.

Founded by Vice President for External Relations Marjorie Mathison Hance '70, now retired, the goal of Shout Out St. Kate's Day is to lift St. Catherine University's brand from "strong but quiet" to "vibrant and well-known."

"Our intention is to help advance the University’s reputation, to ensure that employers, business leaders, nonprofit decision makers, prospective students, high school guidance counselors and many more understand the tangible benefits of a St. Catherine education," says Karen Jothen MAOL '06, director of Alumnae Relations.

Winners of the Shout Out Video Contest will be announced at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at The O'Shaughnessy, prior to a free and public performance by Illusionist Jared Sherlock.

During the inaugural Shout Out St. Kate's Day, held Feb.29, 2012, the alumnae chapter in New York City waved Shout Out signs for "The Today Show" cameras at Rockefeller Center. More than 50 Katies gathered for a photo on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol during Occupational Therapy Day, and current students and alumnae sent in photos and videos to share their story.

For more about how people shouted out in 2012, see this article

Mall of America Events

St. Kate's will hold several events at the Mall of America on March 7, in honor of Shout Out St. Kate's Day.

The activities begin with St. Kate's Tweet Up, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the MOA rotunda on the first floor. A Tweet Up is an informal social gathering that takes conversations via social media to a more personal level.

Guests are invited to network with professionals in social media, public relations and communications from St. Catherine University and meet the face behind @StKate on Twitter. Coffee will be served. Please plan to use the 3G or 4G networks on your devices.

Alumnae of St. Catherine University are invited to a happy hour following the Tweet Up, after which St. Kate's will put on the Katie Leaders Fashion Show.

The Katie Leaders Fashion Show begins at 7 p.m., also in the first-floor rotunda. The show will feature “up-cycled” designs by St. Kate's apparel design students, as well as looks from Ann Taylor styled by fashion merchandising students.Many St. Kate’s alumnae and students will be featured as models.

Local hip-hop and R&B artist Toussaint Morrison will also perform a few numbers, including a spoken word piece about coming from a family of Katies.

Shout Out St. Kate's

Many organizations will also be participating in Shout Out St. Kate's Day. On March 7, look for St. Kate's factoids on digital signs at the Mall of America throughout the day. Businesses that are neighbors of the St. Catherine campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis will also offer discounts to those wearing Katie gear on March 7. For a full list, see Support Our Sponsors.

Visit for information about St. Kate’s that you can share and Shout Out ideas including:

  • Tell a co-worker, boss or friend about St. Kate’s and what you love about the University. 
  • Wear your St. Catherine class ring, reunion pin or Centennial pin. You may be surprised how many people ask about what the jewelry means!
  • Post updates on your favorite social media site such as Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin or Twitter using the hashtag: #ShoutOutStKates
  • Wear a Shout Out t-shirt on March 7. Shout Out t-shirts are available at
  • Open the February issue of SCAN magazine, pull out the stickers, wear them on March 7, and let other people see your Katie spirit. 
  • Or let your imagination be your guide and come up with something entirely on your own!

Share What You Did

Send a photo, video link or summary of what you did on March 7 to


Feb. 27, 2013 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Alumnae/i, Faculty, Students