Saturday, October 6th
7:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Hospitality/Registration Center open
Room 241, Dean of Students Office, Anderson Student Center
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Varsity Baseball Try-outs and Inter-squad games
North Baseball Field - no tickets necessary
8:00 - 9:00 a.m - Tommie's Family Fitness
Anderson Athletic and Recreational Complex Fieldhouse (enter through the eastern door across from Murray-Herrick Campus Center)
Start your day off with a little recreation! Come to the fieldhouse and enjoy a walk or run around the track. We will host a kids' run (once around the track) at 8:00 a.m. and a 1-mile run for everyone at 8:15 a.m. Our mascot, Tommie, will be there to take pictures with your family. Light breakfast items will be available and a free gift will be given to all participants. Sponsored by the Wellness Center.
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - A Tradition of Academic Excellence: Lectures from Faculty
Second Floor Classrooms, Murray-Herrick Campus Center
Faculty members have designed lectures for you to underscore the tradition of academic excellence at St. Thomas.
Dr. Carol Bruess, Professor of Communication and Journalism. Room 201 MHC
Human Communication and Identity
In COJO 111: Communication & Citizenship, we introduce theories and principles of communication in all its forms (interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, rhetorical and mass-mediated) and examine how our world is produced in and through communication. In this brief lecture, Professor Bruess will examine how communication is fundamental to human identity, arguing that without interaction with others there is really no "self." Come ready to share examples from your own lives as human communicators because, well, this is a communication course and participation is key.
Dr. Victoria Young, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art History. Room 203 MHC
Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House in Owatonna: Architecture and Art History
St. Thomas’s Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, MN, is now the location for a house designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry in 1982. In this session, architectural history professor Victoria Young will discuss the artistic significance of the Winton Guest House, as it is known, and in so doing will provide participants with a sense of how art history plays an important role in the UST curriculum.
Dr. Richard Sathe, Professor of Accounting. Room 204 MHC
Teaching Business at St. Thomas
St. Thomas business majors learn to be proficient in professional areas such as accounting, finance, or marketing, but how do their business courses also help them live up to the mission of the University to be “morally responsible leaders, who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good”? Accounting professor Richard Sathe will draw upon his experience in the accounting courses he teaches to demonstrate some of the ways business is taught at St. Thomas in a manner that supports the mission of the university.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Tommie Shop open
First Floor Anderson Student Center. Enjoy a 15% discount on UST apparel.
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. - Supporting Your Student's Success
James B. Woulfe Alumni Center North, Third Floor Anderson Student Center
Join Jane Canney, Vice President for Student Affairs, and staff members from Financial Aid, Student Employment, Academic Counseling, Counseling & Psychological Services, Career Development , Campus Ministry and the Dean of Students Office in a discussion which focuses on strategies for successfully supporting your student at the University of St. Thomas.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Annual Brat and Chili Fest sponsored by the Parent Network @ Purple on the Plaza
John P. Monahan Plaza.
Rain Site: Scooter's, First Floor Anderson Student Center
Join the Parent Network and members of the UST administration for a Family Weekend tradition. Meet our mascot, Tommie and enjoy the festive atmosphere, good company, and great food. Food and beverage are purchased on site.
Food pricing is as follows:
Burger / chips / soda $5.00
Brat / chips / soda $5.00
Hot dog / chips / soda $5.00
Chili / fixings / soda $5.00
1:00 p.m. - UST Varsity Football Game vs Gustavus Adolphus
O'Shaughnessy Stadium - Palmer Field
Help cheer on the Tommies! Current UST students attend free with student ID. Ticket prices are: $8.00/adults; $4.00/non-UST students; 5 years and under are free. Tickets go on sale at the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex ticket office or the stadium ticket window at 12 noon. Tickets may also be available through http://stthomas.universitytickets.com.
1:00 p.m. - UST Men's Varsity Soccer vs St. Olaf
South Field no tickets required.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. – St. Paul Trolley Tours
Take a tour of historic St. Paul on the Capital City Trolley. Limited to the first 60 participants. Tickets required. Cost: $15.00
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - College Art Gallery Collaborative (CAGC) Fall Art Tour
ART - FREE SHUTTLES - MUSIC - REFRESHMENTS
Join us for the 2012 Fall Art Tour, a free guided bus tour. Visit 5 or 6 different/university/college art galleries and converse with the exhibiting artists, gallery directors, and members of the Twin Cities art community while enjoying music, food and refreshments. Meet in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) lobby gallery at 1:00 p.m. to begin the guided tour.
Bike the Art Tour! Click here to view bike map.
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. (schedule shift) - Tour the Works of Art Within St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Explore the artwork in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. The chapel artwork not only expresses the meaning of the Christian faith and worship, it is also stamped by the history of the university.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Paws for Learning Pet Therapy
John P. Monahan Plaza
Back by poplular demand! If you miss your four-legged friend from home, come meet some loveable dog friends on the John P. Monahan Plaza! The dogs look forward to your hugs and attention. Stop and say hello. Four-legged visitors from Paws for Learning sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
7:00 p.m. - PULSE Performance
Anderson Athletic and Recreational Complex - Shoenecker Arena - No Tickets Required
Come watch UST students who utilize their talents to unite diverse students through a common interest in, and passion for, performing dance, song, and poetry.
7:00 p.m. - 13th Annual Rectors’ Bowl Flag Football Game
O'Shaughnessy Stadium - Palmer Athletic Field - No Tickets Required
The undergraduate and graduate seminaries 'face-off' at this annual event. Saint John Vianney “JAXX” vs. Saint Paul Seminary “Sons of Thunder”.
8:00 p.m. - Tonic Sol-fa Concert
Auditorium O'Shaughnessy Education Center (OEC) - No Tickets Required
Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-fa has spent the past several years on the road carving its niche as the Midwest’s top vocal group. The New York Times described Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “a vocal kaleidoscope-unique to the human voice.” Part spontaneous interaction and part inventive production, a Tonic Sol-fa performance usually includes impromptu performances from audience members and it always showcases an all vocal sound. Sponsored by the Dean of Students and STAR.
10:00 p.m. – Live Band Karaoke
Scooters, First Floor Anderson Student Center
Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a rock band? Well, if so, here is your chance. Pick one of hundreds of songs to sing Karaoke to, in front a real life band and live out those rock star dreams.
Sponsored by St. Thomas Activities & Recreation (STAR).
Anderson Student Center
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