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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Feb 24 2017

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

A Celebration of Contemporary Piano Music

Feb 27 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Conversation with former National Endowment for the Humanities director, Bruce Cole

Feb 27 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The purpose of the colloquium is to discuss Dr. Timothy Pawl’s book In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Feb 27 2017

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

Guest Speaker, Bruce Cole

Feb 28 2017
"I Do" documentary poster

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

"I do?" is a lighthearted documentary about the "crazy" concept of marriage by local filmmaker Joe Brandmeier.

Mar 01 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Guest Speaker, Sudharshan Seneviratne

Mar 01 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Hebrew Bible, Kelly Wilson, speaks of reading the Bible from an LGBTQ+ perspective

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 03 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Presentation: Thomas Tuohy

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 08 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Sullivan (Philosophy Department - University of Notre Dame)

Mar 09 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Sullivan (Philosophy Department - University of Notre Dame)

Mar 09 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

What have we seen? What can we expect? What should we be arguing about?

Mar 10 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Presentation: Thien Hoang and Francesca Ippoliti

Mar 10 2017
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Friday, March 10, 2017
3:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Seminar title: Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in the Stem Cell Niche: Lessons from Drosophila

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Professor of Systematic Theology, Mark McInroy, speaks on the topic of a theology of sport

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 16 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

The American Culture & Difference program and Augsburg College offer a special screening of this documentary film about gangs and the violent drug culture in the Ojibwe community.

Mar 17 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Presentation: Daniel Nicholson

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 Mirsolav Volf, Ph.D.

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
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
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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 5:45pm, Program 6:45pm

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 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 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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