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Second year for St. Kate’s at the State Fair

Stop by and say "hello" to our student, staff and alumnae volunteers at the State Fair booth.
Stop by and say "hello" to our student, staff and alumnae volunteers at the State Fair booth.
Photo by Sharon Rolenc

If you are starting to crave creatively fried food on a stick, it must be time for the Great Minnesota Get-Together. St. Catherine University is pleased to be exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair again this year. So before viewing Princess Kay’s head carved in butter, be sure to stop by our booth (No. 43) in the Education Building for a visit.

Wear your St. Kate’s apparel to make sure the University has a presence throughout the Fair. Be sure to snap a photo, share a memory of your time at St. Kate’s and post on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #stkates.

Cool off with this year’s new give away — a St. Kate’s fan. There will be an easy opportunity to update your contact information and share your St. Kate’s story at the booth. We even have a special gift for those alumnae who take time to share their email address.

Beyond the booth, the St. Kate’s community is also involved in the following State Fair events and initiatives:

  • STEM Day at the Fair, August 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carousel Park. St. Kate’s is part of the organizational team. There will be a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day and STEM brochures are available.
  • Eco Fashion Show, August 24, 2p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue. Minnesota Pollution Control agency invited the Apparel, Merchandising and Design Department to the showcase its fashions at its Eco Experience exhibit hall. Want a sneak peak at the eco fashion you'll be seeing? Check out the City Pages blog on last spring's Shout Out St. Kate's Day show.
  • Alphabet Forest, August 29, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. in Baldwin Park. For the second year, St. Kate's Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are promoting literacy by volunteering at Alphabet Forest.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together draws more than 1.7 million people over the course of 12 days — and boasts the highest average daily attendance of any state fair nationwide. The event runs from Thursday, August 22, through Labor Day (September 2).

Related content:

Minnesota State Fair interactive map
St. Kate's makes history at the State Fair
Students design fashions with recycled materials

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Aug. 19, 2013 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Alumnae/i, Leadership, Liberal Arts, STEM