Loftus Diversity Grant Program
The Loftus Diversity Grant program was established in 2006 by Bob and Mary Jo Loftus, and grants are available to University of St. Thomas current students, staff and faculty. The grants support programs and projects at the university that focus on either health/wellness or the traditionally underserved. Earlier Loftus Diversity Grants have supported research on first-generation students, and addressed the health care needs of English-as-a-second-language students and women in prison. Grants can be used to support efforts such as; student summer-research projects, faculty sabbatical work, and staff engagement initiatives for students.
For more information about the grant contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link below to the program web site.
2013-14 Faculty Development Calendar
UST Faculty: follow the link for a calendar of upcoming professional development opportunities for AY 2013-14!
From the Director: The Mid-Career Issue
By: Dr. Ann Johnson
About a year ago I ran across an article asserting that mid-career faculty (defined in this article as associate professors) are “some of the unhappiest people in academe.” This special issue of Synergia focuses on the challenges, "anxiety of alternatives" and conversations with colleagues experienced by mid-career faculty.
Mid-Career Faculty Stories: Mel Gray
Dr. Mel Gray describes his 35 year career teaching economics, strategy and nonprofit management to undergraduate and M.B.A. students and reflects on the ways in which he finds new "growthful" opportunities and uses UST's Faculty Development programs as a way to rejuvenate and get moving in a good direction.
Mid-Career Faculty Stories: Jill Manske
As a full professor with 17 years of service (and a Ph.D.) Dr. Jill Manske explored her options and decided to take the leap into a new field by enrolling in graduate school to earn a Master's degree in Public Health.