The College of Arts and Sciences is central to the intellectual and creative spirit that defines St. Thomas. We emphasize active learning in an academically challenging environment that is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. As a student of the college, you have opportunities for collaborative research, performances, internships and seminar discussions across 36 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. You will cultivate your interests while developing the critical thinking skills and moral responsibility to excel in whatever field you choose. 

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Featured Events

Sep 26 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Respondent, Dr. Wayne Roosa, Bethel University

Sep 28 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor Frederick Nairn asks: WWJVF on November 8th?

Sep 28 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Germany, 1993, German with English Subtitles)

Sep 29 2016
Law Enforcement Info Session 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

This session will provide students with information about the process and requirements for becoming a licensed Peace Officer for the state of Minnesota.

Sep 29 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Alan Love (University of Minnesota)

Sep 29 2016
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Emily St. John Mandel participates in a conversation about her bestselling novel STATION ELEVEN and gives a brief reading.

Sep 30 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a panel discussion with internationally renowned painter Liu Dan.

Oct 05 2016
Madison Police Testing

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Madison Police Department will be on campus to offer written exams and applications to qualified individuals.

Oct 05 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor Marguerite Spencer speaks on the topic of conscience in the context of the 2016 presidential election.

Oct 06 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The German Club will be hosting a ping pong soccer tournament event.

Oct 06 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas is proud to host an interdisciplinary conference addressing the challenges faced by engineers.

Oct 07 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sacred Space: 2016-2017 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Oct 07 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM

The University of St. Thomas is proud to host an interdisciplinary conference addressing the challenges faced by engineers.

Oct 08 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas is proud to host an interdisciplinary conference addressing the challenges faced by engineers.

Oct 07 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016
6:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 7: Keynote Address and Reception, starting at 6 PM | Saturday, Oct. 8: Graduate Student Paper Presentations from 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Seventh Annual Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

Oct 09 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Admission free. Reception to follow.

Oct 10 2016
Photo of the Imuka Singers from Tanzania.

Monday, October 10, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Rare singing techniques, electrifying choreography, hand drumming, percussion, and dancing from the oldest African folk songs and dances.

Oct 11 2016
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We welcome back to campus Nathan Hill, Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas and author of the highly anticipated novel THE NIX.

Oct 13 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Philip Rolnick (Department of Theology)

Oct 13 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Germany, 2010)

Oct 15 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Erica Bridge presents: Leaping into Literature: Bringing Music and Literacy Alive in the Classroom

Oct 16 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, condutors

Oct 17 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Featuring guest clinician/conductor Kit Turnbull, composer, Royal Air Force Music Services.

Oct 18 2016
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Undergraduate English majors are invited to learn more about finding and applying for internships in this session offered by former and current English major interns!

Oct 19 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor David Penchansky, professor of the Hebrew Bible, speaks on the topic of violence recorded in the holy books of Christianity and of Islam.

Oct 21 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for preparing and applying to Ph.D. programs from those who have done it.

Oct 21 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for preparing and applying to Ph.D. programs from those who have done it!

Oct 22 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring music of Strejc, Rameau, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rübsam

Oct 24 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:32 PM
Monday, October 24, 2016; 7:00 p.m.

Lecture by Archbishop Joseph Tobin, CSs.R., known for extending the Catholic Church's hospitality to Syrian refugees despite resistance from the governor of Indiana.

Oct 24 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lecture by Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., known for extending the Catholic Church's hospitality to Syrian refugees despite resistance from the governor of Indiana.

Oct 24 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lecture by Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R.,

Oct 25 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington)

Oct 25 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Moral Theology, Gerald Schlabach, reviews the Church's position on war.

Oct 25 2016
Photo of the Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble of Minnesota

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sumunar was established in 2002 to promote understanding of and appreciation for Indonesian music, dance, and culture through education and performance.

Oct 25 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Germany, 1987)

Oct 26 2016
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Chris Santiago, will present his current research.

Oct 26 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Oct 27 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted by North Star Connect

Oct 31 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Featuring a masterclass and sectionals by UST string faculty: Allison Ostrander, violin; David Auerbach, viola: Rebecca Arons, cello; Josh Schwalbach, string bass

Nov 01 2016
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Discover what it means to close read a video game!

Nov 03 2016
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Milkweed Editions celebrate the release of Chris Santiago's new poetry collection, TULA, winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry.

Nov 05 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching Sight Reading Skills through Choral Performance Repertoire

Nov 06 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

Nov 09 2016
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Wednesday, November 9, 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.

Nov 09 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

USA 1963

Nov 10 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Research & Study Abroad opportunities

Nov 10 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Members of the University of St. Thomas community will learn how to cook traditional German food from chef Katrin Erdmann (head of Catering at the Germanic-American Institute in St. Paul).

Nov 13 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will perform piano duet and two piano repertoire as well as piano chamber music.

Nov 15 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Historical Theology, Michael Hollerich, speaks about the situation of Christians in the Middle East today.

Nov 29 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(GDR/CSSR, 1967) (German with English Subtitles)

Nov 30 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of World Religions, Ted Ulrich, speaks on Catholic and Protestant approaches to other religious traditions.

Dec 02 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Essay questions are dealing with topics relevant to the Campus Campaign "Germany meets the US" and will be released shortly.

Dec 02 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Dr. Nicholas Teh (University of Notre Dame)

Dec 02 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sacred Space: 2016-2017 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Dec 04 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Featuring 350 student performers in nine of the university's vocal and instrumental ensembles

Dec 11 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Christmas Caroling, Weihnachtslieder, and the Tannenbaum are synonymous of German cultural traditions.

Dec 13 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ms. Joan Griffith, director

Dec 14 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mr. Jeffrey Rinear and Mr. Shon Parker, directors

Sep 03 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sept. 3 - Dec. 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Exhibition

Dec 16 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Sep 06 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sept. 6 - Dec. 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Exhibition

Feb 04 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Global Music Traditions for Choirs: Bulgaria

Feb 18 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Feb 24 2017
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Friday, February 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Heather Bouwman reads from her new historical fantasy adventure novel for middle grade readers, A CRACK IN THE SEA (G. P. Putnam's Sons).

Feb 27 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guest Speaker, Bruce Cole

Mar 11 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Matt McCoy presents: From Beginning Steps to Leaps and Bounds: Recorder Pedagogy in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom

Apr 22 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Crystal Henricks presents: Honoring children: Fostering Creativity and Exploration

Apr 28 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sacred Space: 2016-2017 Department of Art History Speaker Series

40th Anniversary Edition of SUMMIT AVENUE REVIEW Released

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