The heart of the University of St. Thomas.

The College of Arts and Sciences houses 23 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. We give life to our liberal arts mission through a broad range of majors and minors and, importantly, through the core curriculum: a cohesive set of courses designed to provide a liberal arts foundation for all St. Thomas students. From student-faculty research, to creative performances, to internships, and to seminar discussions, our programs are rooted in active learning initiatives.

Featured Events

Feb 11 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:29 PM - 6:31 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2016; 6:30 p.m.

An interdisciplinary symposium on Thomas Pfau's book, Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge with Thomas Pfau and UST professors.

Feb 13 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota.

Feb 18 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

John Greco (Saint Louis University)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 17th-Friday, February 19th, 2016

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend a slam poetry performance by Sister Outsider Poetry, and enter the UST slam poetry contest!

Feb 19 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibition Reception

Feb 22 2016
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Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Writer Heid Erdrich, author of ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOODS, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST, reads from her latest poetry collection, CELL TRAFFIC: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS.

Feb 23 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Our newest faculty member will present her research on Henry David Thoreau.

Feb 25 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Steve Laumakis, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas

Feb 26 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday, February 26, 2016; 12:30 p.m.

In light of Pope Francis' "Jubilee of Mercy" this Hot Topic Cool Talk addresses forgiving illegal and hurtful Hate Speech.

Feb 26 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A rowdy celebration of very contemporary, innovative, and avant-garde music for solo piano

Mar 01 2016
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lon Otto, Professor Emeritus of English, reads from his recently released short fiction collection, A MAN IN TROUBLE (Brighthorse Books, 2015).

Mar 04 2016
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Friday, March 4, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

At this memorial service, the English Department celebrates the life of Dr. Michael Mikolajczak, who passed away in mid-January 2016.

Mar 04 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Art and Contemplation: 2015-2016 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Mar 08 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Glenda Wildschut, one of the commissioners who served with Desmond Tutu on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will speak on the role of the arts in the work of reconciliation.

Mar 11 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductors

Mar 13 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Featuring arias performed by members of the UST vocal studios

Mar 15 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Poet Jennifer Kwon Dobbs reads selections from new and previously published poetry.

Mar 19 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A Minnesota Orff Chapter Workshop with Andrew Ellingsen.

Apr 03 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Sacred Arts Festival

Apr 07 2016
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Apr 08 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mindfulness session with Dr. Deborah Haynes

Apr 08 2016
Victorian Periodicals Review Annual Lecture

Friday, April 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Anne Dewitt presents "Advances in the Visualization of Data: The Network of Genre in the Victorian Periodicals Press."

Apr 08 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Art and Contemplation: 2015-2016 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 08 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Nicholas Cafardi (Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, Duquesne University), Dr. Kristin Heyer (Boston College), Bishop Robert McElroy (Bishop of San Diego)

Apr 11 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn firsthand from some of the world’s finest female journalists and correspondents with the host MPR News' Tom Weber.

Apr 15 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Exhibition Reception

Jan 18 2016
2016 Brown Bag Sessions

Monday, January 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
February 18, March 1, March, 15, April 5, April 21 from 12:00-1:00 PM

Tommies Talk Brown Bag Sessions

Apr 21 2016
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The American Culture & Difference program and Augsburg College offer a special screening of this film by Native youth that focuses on wellness and environmental issues.

Apr 22 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, April 22, 2016 9am-3pm

The annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of St. Thomas.

Apr 22 2016
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Friday, April 22, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this reading recognizing the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, author Mary Sharratt will read and discuss her newly released novel, THE DARK LADY'S MASK

Apr 29 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 29, 2016.

May 01 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ms. Angela Mitchell, conductor

May 02 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn firsthand from some of the world’s finest female journalists and correspondents with the host MPR News' Tom Weber.

May 02 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A student and faculty music collaboration

May 04 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"The Church of Pope Francis and the Environment as a Theological Issue"

May 05 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

May 08 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductors

May 09 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Student concerto concert

May 10 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mr. Jeffrey Rinear and Mr. Shon Parker, directors

May 11 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ms. Joan Griffith, director

May 11 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Feb 01 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
February 1 – May 15, 2016

Spring 2016 Exhibit

May 18 2016
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay.

Feb 01 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
February 1 – July 31, 2016

Spring 2016 Exhibit

In Their Element: Artists Inspired by Earth, Air, Water, and Fire

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