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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Mar 29 2017

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

In the fourth installment of our Faculty Spotlight Presentation series, Dr. Lucia Pawlowski will open up her spring graduate class on Teaching College English to the public.

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 Miroslav Volf, Ph.D. with response from Jon Armajani, Ph.D.

Mar 31 2017
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Friday, March 31, 2017
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Five English majors from St. Thomas will be representing the department at this annual conference, held this year at Augsburg College.

Apr 03 2017
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Monday, April 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Serena Zabin of Carleton University offers this lecture about the famous 1770 massacre of Americans by British troops.

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 05 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University)

Apr 05 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Moral Theology, Amy Levad, speaks on the topic of advancing the common good through faith-based community organizing

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University)

Apr 06 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 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
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Presentation: Kiersten Idzorek and Reese Isenberg

Apr 07 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Yeu: The Asmat Ceremonial House as Sacred Space

Apr 07 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, April 7; Reception 5:45 p.m., Program 6:45 p.m.

All are welcome to this special evening with New York Times op-ed columnist, Ross Douthat, and professor and political commentator, Dr. Cornel West.

Apr 12 2017
2017 Law Enforcement Career Fair

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Law Enforcement Career Fair

Apr 12 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Featuring St. Thomas Gamelan students and Javanese master dancers, Wahyu S. Prabowo, Tri Kumara and Maharani L. Dewi

Apr 21 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Research seminar given by Dr. Jason Goodpaster

Apr 21 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 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 23 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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 25 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Moral Theology, Paul Wojda, asks: should doctors help their patients die?

Mar 02 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Professor of Historical Theology, Steven McMichael, speaks on "The Glory of Paradise: The Meaning of Medieval Theology of the Resurrection for Today"

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
12:00 PM - 1:31 PM

Student Presentation: Joseph Kieffer and Sydner Steger

Apr 28 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

A visit day for high school students

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
8:15 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 05 2017
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Friday, May 5, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Seminar title: Can we save biodiversity from climate change?

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, director

May 10 2017

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

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 15 2017
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Monday, May 15, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Graduating senior students will present their final capstone projects.

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 program

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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