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 37 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

Jan 25 2017
Graduate English Students at commencement

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English!

Jan 03 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 3rd to January 26th

The Biology Department is offering several courses during J-term, including two study abroad options.

Jan 29 2017
BrassChix logo framed with a purple band.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

A day of networking, mentoring, learning, and music making for high school girls and women brass players

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The new semester starts...

Feb 04 2017

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

Global Music Traditions for Choirs: Bulgaria

Feb 06 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hail, O Holy Cross, Representations of the Crucifixion from the Fr. Dease Art Collection

Feb 08 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn more about the English department's Summer 2017 course that includes a trip to New York City!

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 20 2017
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Monday, February 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shakespeare scholar Ralph Alan Cohen takes on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Play On!" project, which plans to translate Shakespeare's 39 plays into contemporary English.

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 24 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Feb 27 2017

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

Guest Speaker, Bruce Cole

Mar 01 2017
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reyna Grande, author of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, discusses her memoir and the issue of immigration

Mar 04 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Crystal Henricks presents: Honoring children: Fostering Creativity and Exploration

Mar 07 2017
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

English instructor Paula Cisewski reads from her two new award-winning poetry collections, THE THREATENED EVERYTHING and QUITTER.

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

Mar 12 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, conductors

Mar 12 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Featuring arias performed by members of the St. Thomas vocal studios

Mar 13 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring 2017

Mar 14 2017
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get an early jump start on National Poetry Month with a poetry reading of VOYAGE OF THE SABLE VENUS by the 2015 National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis.

Mar 15 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM

Lecture by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Ph.D.

Mar 15 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Mar 29 2017
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Lucia Pawlowski, will open her spring classroom to interested students, faculty, staff and the St. Thomas community.

Mar 30 2017
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as Minnesota writers Bao Phi and Sequoia Nagamatsu read from their work and discuss what "sacred spaces," the 2017 theme of the Sacred Arts Festival, means in terms of the Twin Cities.

Mar 30 2017
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as Minnesota writers Bao Phi and Sequoia Nagamatsu read from their work and discuss what "sacred spaces," the 2017 theme of the Sacred Arts Festival, means in terms of the Twin Cities.

Mar 30 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM

Lecture by Mirsolav Volf, Ph.D.

Apr 04 2017
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The English Department celebrates the opening of National Poetry Month with this poetry reading of TULA by Chris Santiago, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for poetry.

Apr 06 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:53 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

lecture by Timothy Snyder

Apr 06 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
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 07 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri., April 7, 2017; Reception 5:45pm, Program 6:45pm

All are welcome to this special evening with NY Times Op-Ed columnist, Ross Douthat, and professor and political commentator, Dr. Cornel West.

Apr 21 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas English graduate program will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Apr 21 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Katie Donovan, the Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award recipient for 2017, reads from her new poetry collection, OFF DUTY

Apr 23 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concert organist Vincent Dubois performs on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ

Apr 25 2017
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library hosts its annual Poetry on the Patio event to celebrate National Poetry Month

Apr 26 2017
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Close out National Poetry Month by joining other participants in this open reading of all of Emily Dickinson's poems, from #1 to #1789.

Apr 28 2017

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

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

May 01 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A student and faculty music collaboration

May 04 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

May 07 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, conductors

May 07 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Angela Mitchell, conductor

May 08 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A high-caliber evening of music featuring student soloists performing in front of a seasoned professional orchestra conducted by Dr. Matthew George

May 09 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, director

May 10 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

May 10 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 17 2017
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graduating students will provide an overview of their Master's Essay for friends, family, faculty, and current students.

May 18 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Jan. 30 - May 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Exhibition

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan. 30 – July 31, 2017

Spring 2017 Exhibition

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