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Play Ball: Join Us for Saint Rose Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats!

Fear the Saint Rose mascot playing with kids at the Tri-City ValleyCats game

Ready for some baseball? We’ll hold Saint Rose Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats on July 18 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York.
 
The event starts at 6 p.m. with a picnic before the ValleyCats take on the Lowell Spinners. Saint Rose Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats is open to alumni, employees, students, and their families.
 
Registration includes a pre-game picnic for Saint Rose guests, your game ticket, and a souvenir ValleyCats hat. There will be raffles and giveaways, too. All ages are welcome. The picnic is from 6 to 7 p.m., with the game immediately following.
 
Order tickets online by finding the Group Ticket Portal under Tickets & Promotions. Be sure to select “College of Saint Rose” from the menu, and use the code STROSE. Tickets are $18.50 each.

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Graduate School? It’s Possible.

Dandan Wu, professor in the Huether School of Business

Saint Rose has been meeting the needs of students since our founding in 1920, from educating women in an era when they were just earning voting rights nationally to offering night classes to GIs returning from World War II before we became a co-educational institution.
 
Today, we help those who want to earn advanced degrees fit it into their real-life schedules. Our new Any Time, Any Way MBA flex program gives MBA students the option to take classes in-person, via livestream, or online on their own time, and they don’t have to commit to just one mode of delivery. What’s the same? The personal attention from professors and curriculum that gives professionals the tools they need to advance their careers or grow stronger in their current roles.
 
For those seeking our graduate programs in computer science and information technology, eight-week courses that combine online learning and on-campus weekend sessions every two months allow working professionals to pursue master’s degrees.
 
And for those interested in online learning, we offer our School District Business Leader Certificate of Advanced Study and our M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology fully online.

Be sure to check out our perks for alumni, including waiving the graduate application fee and a $1,000 per semester grant for students who take at least six credits a semester.

Learn more about our graduate offerings here.

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Toshiko ‘Veronica’ Tanaka ’63: Continuing to Inspire Students in Japan

Toshiko Tanaka with students in Japan

Most days, you’ll find Toshiko “Veronica” Tanaka ’63 working with her kindergarten students – whether picking flowers for traditional ikebana arrangements, playing Japanese and Western tunes on the koto, learning Japanese dance, or studying the finer points of the matcha tea ceremony.

A veteran educator and Montessori Method expert, Tanaka is vice principal of the Maria Montessori Kindergarten in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Ready with a warm smile and a kind word for everyone, Toshiko-san (“Miss Toshiko”), who celebrated her 81st birthday in February 2019, remembers her alma mater with deep fondness.

Read more about Tanaka here.

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Thomas Schuttenhelm ’92: Creating Music That Touches the Soul

Alum Thomas Schuttenhelm

Thomas Schuttenhelm ’92, artistic director at Network for New Music in Philadelphia, writes beautiful music that meets the needs of those commissioning the pieces and touches the heart and soul.

He credits his passion for his craft to his studies at Saint Rose.
 
“Being serious about making music goes back to my time at Saint Rose, and the professors instilled in me that making music is a serious pursuit,” he said.

Watch a video featuring Schuttenhelm here.

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