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UST Fall Community Clean-Up, 1 point

Sunday, November 9, 11:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: St. John Vianney Seminary, next to the Ireland dormitory

It's that time of year when the leaves start to fall, which means someone's going to have to rake them! The Aquinas Program will be doing the UST Fall Community Clean Up as another service event. We will most likely get done a bit earlier, around 2-2:30 PM, depending on how many people show up. Registration will begin at noon. Rakes, disposable bags, and work gloves will be provided. We'll meet in front of the St. John Vianney Seminary, next to the Ireland dorm.

This is a great way to get connected with the community, meet more scholars, and enjoy the outdoors before the brutal winter comes! This event is worth 1 point, but you MUST do it with the group of scholars and not with another group to earn the point.

Please RSVP to Connor Theisen ( before 11:00 PM on October 30th.


Essay Contest Opportunity

DUE: November 20, 2014

The UST German Program & German Club announce a campus-wide essay contest on the theme of The Fall of the Wall. The contest is sponsored by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. Germany has a unique European history divided for 40 years. This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall and the German re-unification. The possible essay topics cover a wide range and can be on any topic (Art History, Philosophy, Theology, Social Justice, Economics, Science, Engineering, Media, Film, Music, etc.) in the historical context of the fall of the wall and the German re-unification. Please see the attached document for more details.

The winner of the essay contest will receive an iPad, national recognition, and possible publication of the essay in a German political magazine; runner-ups will receive cash prizes.

The essay along with the submission form must be submitted via e-mail no later than 5:00 PM, November 20, 2014 to

Fall of the Wall Essay Contest Form

Notification: The winners will be notified at the beginning of December.

The essays will be judged on the quality of writing, persuasiveness of argument, clarity of key points, and overall coherence. You may write in English or German.


Aquinas Scholars Faculty Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 12:00 Noon

Location: JRC 222