Here’s what you missed at UST this summer …
If you weren’t on campus this summer, you might have missed some news. Catch up with a look at the Bulletin Today archive. Here’s a quick rundown:
News and information
Members of the 2007-2008 Non-Exempt Staff Council were announced. See story, June 4.
Father Dease updated the UST community on the 2007 Opinion Survey on Campus Climate. See story, June 11.
UST became the new home for the American Museum of Asmat Art, known internationally for its collection of tribal art from New Guinea. See story, June 18.
St. Thomas ‘ graduate-level real estate program has a broader mission this fall. See story, June 25.
UST’s home page and top-level Web sites got a makeover and were launched in July. See story, July 2.
UST welcomed 30 incoming freshmen for two academic orientation programs: the ninth annual REAL Program, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs Office of Multicultural Student Services, and Summer Academy, sponsored by the Division of Sciences and Mathematics. See story, July 9.
A new system for facilities scheduling and a universitywide events calendar were unveiled Aug. 20. Users are now able to see the events calendar, quickly retrieve information about availability of a location and request space. See story, Aug. 6, and training schedule, published Aug. 20.
Candidates were interviewed for the position of directory of campus ministry. See story, Aug. 13.
Dr. Michael Mikolajczak, professor of English, agreed to serve as interim director of the Aquinas Scholars Honors Program for 2007-2008. See story, Aug. 13.
U.S. News & World Report again has ranked the University of St. Thomas in the third tier of its National Universities category in the magazine’s 2008 " America’s Best Colleges" survey. See story, Aug. 20.
Human Resources and IRT streamlined the new-account creation process for new employees. See story, Aug. 20.
UST continued its presence at the Minnesota State Fair. See story, Aug. 27.
Princeton Review’s college guide again named UST among its "Best in the Midwest." See story, Aug. 27.
The St. Paul Seminary will assist the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in developing nondegree programs to help adults grow in their Catholic faith. See story, Aug. 27.
Students, take note:
Public Safety announced that intercampus shuttle bus riders will now be required to swipe campus ID cards upon boarding. See story, Aug. 13.
Undergrads: Officially withdraw from any fall class you’ve registered for but will not attend. See story, Aug. 27.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students must verify address information. See story, Aug. 27.
Comings and goings
UST welcomed these new staff members:
And we said farewell to these longtime staff members:
Dr. Donald Ringnalda, professor emeritus of English, died of cancer June 27. See story, July 2.
Dorothy Dolphin, a former member of the St. Thomas Board of Trustees, died July 14. See story, July 16.
Father William O’Neill, C.PP.S., a retired UST faculty member known for his work in the fields of psychology and special education, died July 23. See story, July 23.
The Society of Women Engineers came to the University of St. Thomas yesterday, June 3, on the second stop of its national “Wow! That’s Engineering!” 2007 tour. See story, June 4.
More than 425 children from low-income families, most of them students of color and from inner-city neighborhoods in St. Paul and Minneapolis, enjoyed athletic and academic enrichment activities free at the University of St. Thomas this summer. See story, June 18.
Twenty high-school students participated in the annual ThreeSixty Journalism Workshop June 18-29 at St. Thomas. ThreeSixty is a nonprofit program that promotes high school journalism and encourages minority students to pursue careers in journalism. See story, June. 18.
Hundreds of families visited St. Thomas during Minnesota Private College Week June 25-29. See story, June 18.
About 160 seventh-grade girls from throughout the state participated in the eighth-annual STEPS (Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer) camp for girls at St. Thomas. See story, June 25.
Six faculty promotions were announced. See story, June 4.
Mary Kay O’Rourke received the Staff Council Appreciation Award. See story, June 4.