Hive Hangouts

Despite this unprecedented lifetime event and the challenges we face, be encouraged, and excited, about what lies in your future, especially college. As you continue to make plans, know we are with you and here to keep you on track to enroll this fall.  Join us via a Webex connection for the next hangout:

Admitted International Students
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7 a.m. (North American Central Time Zone)
Plans and information about enrolling in college in the United States is changing each day. Connect with Cathy Toohey, International Student Advisor, to here the latest from St. Ambrose about current COVID protocols, travel complications and options for term start dates. Come with questions and get answers live or submit them in advance to Karen Eden, Director of Graduate Admissions, who will moderate the discussion. This Hive Hangout is only open to admitted, international students who plan to enroll at St. Ambrose in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Beyond these uncertain moments, your future is filled with promise and untold possibility. We hope that future is here at St. Ambrose.

Register for the Admitted International Students Hive Hangout

Campus Tour

At St. Ambrose you're free to explore, grow, and impact the world. Begin your journey by joining two of our students on a walking tour of the St. Ambrose campus.

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Past Hive Hangout Summaries

We are St. Ambrose (May 28, 2020)

Are you wondering what you'll know about college in a few years that you'll wish you knew now? Need to know what to tell your friends back home about being a Bee? Want to chat about the many things you're nervous about as you ready to embark on this amazing journey? And, which of those you'll probably laugh about most when you're about to graduate college? Join a student-lead forum to find out the real truth about SAU. Molly Kramer, First-Year Admissions Counselor, moderated.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (May 26, 2020)

A diverse university experience will open you up to the world and our's prepares every Ambrosian to succeed in the increasingly global workplace. With Fritz Dieudonne, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Paige Echele, Education Abroad Coordinator, and Cathy Toohey, International Student Advisor. Also, members of the Black Student Union and International Student Ambassadors Club. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.

Students Success, Student Careers (May 21, 2020)

With Beth Cook, Director of the Student Success Center, and Carrington Curphy, student tutor, along with Emily Rollins, Career Center Director, and Darcy Ratermann, recent graduate with an employment outcome success story. Haley Best, Assistant Director of First-Year Admissions, will moderate.

Faith Learning Justice (May 19, 2020)

Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation, Kirk Kelley, Professor of Biology and Co-Advisor of Bridge Bible Fellowship, along with two students involved with Campus Ministry and the Bridge Bible Fellowship discussed how faith and service are integral to the SAU experience. Lisa Powell, Professor of Theology, discussed the applications of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the classroom and its commitment to challenging faith assumptions. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.

  • Recording of Faith Learning Justice Hive Hangout session
  • Faith - As a Catholic university, faith is an important part of the St. Ambrose University mission. 
  • Learning - In keeping with the academic tradition of St. Ambrose University, Campus Ministry aims to help foster within students a deeper understanding of their faith and learn about the impact faith can have in their lives.  
  • Justice -  Justice and service is at the core of being an Ambrosian, and Campus Ministry helps students learn about justice needs, as well as to work for justice, be it in their local community, elsewhere in the country, or halfway around the world. 
  • Theology Department
General Education and the Liberal Arts (May 14, 2020)

Michael Vitalini, Associate Professor of Biology and General Education Director, along with Emily Kingery, Assistant Professor of English, and student Julia Hanacek discussed how SAU's foundational Liberal Arts help students think more deeply, communicate more sharply and make them more employable in the long run. Haley Best, Assistant Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.

Dollars and Sense (May 12, 2020)

Julie Haack, Director of Financial Aid and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, along with Greg Giestkemper, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Kati Freiburger, Director of Student Account Services explained how students will interact with Financial Aid and Bee Central offices in the course of their academic careers. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.

  • Recording of the Dollars and Sense Hive Hangout session (coming soon!)
Campus Activities (May 7, 2020)

With Jason Richter, Director of Student Activities, and students Meghan Curran, Campus Activities Board president, and Luke Mathews. Allie Conklin, Director of First Year Admissions, moderated.

Residence Life (May 5, 2020)

With Matt Hansen, Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Students, along with staff member Zach Santos and Olivia McClintock, a student Residence Advisor. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.


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