Thompson presented with Saint John Baptist de LaSalle Teacher award

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has awarded Renee Thompson the Saint John Baptist de LaSalle Teacher Award. Thompson is a longtime course-contracted faculty member in the M.S. in Accounting and MBA program. She received the award at the annual Fall Faculty Conference on Sept. 23.

Each year at this conference, The Saint John Baptist De LaSalle Teaching Award is presented to a course-contracted faculty member in the SGPP who has sustained excellence in teaching and contributed to Saint Mary’s y by serving as a model of the Lasallian spirit in the classroom. Among other criteria, this award recognizes faculty for demonstrating excellence, effectiveness, and integrity.

Ratajczyk discusses AI at international Lasallian conference

Michael Ratajczyk, associate professor and director for the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program, recently took center stage at an international Lasallian education conference to discuss artificial intelligence. He addressed a diverse gathering of over 200 attendees from Central and South American Lasallian schools and universities, shedding light on the current and future implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on society, international trade, culture, and sustainability.

Kabara Institute announces Innovation Scholars team

Four Saint Mary’s students have been selected to take part in the Minnesota Private College Council’s Innovation Scholars program. The four students include Francis Perroud, Nicholas Kiemel, Noah Haidar, and Seth Peterson.

Through Innovation Scholars, Saint Mary’s students from across academic disciplines have an opportunity to research and make recommendations on innovative medical technology that is in development at Mayo Clinic.

Saint Mary’s has been participating in this program for well over a decade, and previous participants have been very successful at merging the fields of business and science to address an external challenge.

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