A popular place for undergraduates on a sticky August afternoon in St. Paul might be the trails near the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls or the shady parks around Lake Como. But a summer stroll into Owens Science Hall finds a group of students contemplating some of the deepest mysteries of life.
As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
Obtaining the title, “the most rejected person in the world,” doesn’t come easy. USA Today granted Daniel Seddiqui this honor after failing 40+ job interviews and sending imagesout 18,000 emails looking for volunteer positions. While obtaining one job proved far too difficult, Seddiqui opted for a loftier goal, to work 50 jobs in 50 states in the course of a year.
This week’s notes feature faculty members Massimo Faggioli, Michael Hollerich and J. Thomas Ippoliti; and students Frederik Bjoenness, Ryan Burke, Fartun Dirie, Emily Jorgensen, Jay Kidd , Chia Lee, Chad Miller, Joseph Molin, Joe Mueller, Nicholas Ronnei and Mitchell Schaps.
For Kyle Dahl, graduating this summer from the 11-month Master of Science degree in Accountancy program at the Opus College of Business, the experience has been at times intense, but always full of opportunity.
At about 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 29, Public Safety received information from the St. Paul Police Department that three unknown suspects entered an unlocked apartment, held a resident at gunpoint, and possibly removed personal property items from inside.
There sure was a lot of Purple on the Plaza on Tommie Tuesday, and for good reason. More than 1,500 students, faculty and staff gathered in the lower quadrangle and on John P. Monahan Plaza over the noon hour to pay tribute to Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president of St. Thomas.
At 2:10 p.m. Monday, April 29, a UST student reported she was walking from 11th Street through the plaza area, toward the Terrence Murphy Hall entrance, when an unidentified suspect approached the student from behind, grabbed her cell phone, then forcibly shoved her to the ground.
The Forum celebrated its 25th anniversary, culminating with a name change to The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. This new moniker reflects societal changes and a refocusing of the Forum’s agenda. Inclusion leads to engagement, innovation, productivity, and employee retention. Does your workplace value these variables?
The University of St. Thomas’ Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.
The program is designed to serve a variety of law enforcement and public safety professionals seeking advanced skills and knowledge to become leaders in their fields.
The event hosted by the Globally Minded Student Association was attended by 400 people and included a special recognition of Dr. Paul Schons, the long-time St. Thomas faculty member and founder of the study abroad program, who died in October.
While there are many factors that contribute to students not gaining acceptance into the business school of their choice, there are few items that often get overlooked by many prospective students.
Have you ever had a “Rainbow Experience”? Susan Alexander writes today in The Scroll about three (so far …) she has had this month. The first two were not that all enjoyable but, arm in sling and with encouragement from her friends, the self-described “klutz” has learned to grin and bear it, and it won’t be long before she is typing with both hands.
A student-planned celebration will be held on the lower quad. Grab a T-shirt and plan to line up at 11:45 a.m.
Start making plans. Study Abroad already had 448 completed applications by the priority deadline on April 11. A list of courses that are full, waitlisted and open will be available in early May.
Speake was recognized for demonstrating excellence in scholarship, accomplishments, leadership and service in the fields of family science and family studies.
This week’s notes feature faculty Hans Gustafson, Bonnie Holub, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff James Rogers and Tori Svoboda; and students Nick Chang, Lisa Schulz and Xavier Vergara.
The fast pace of today’s society demands instantaneous information, recognition, and responses. As social media options continue to multiply, and as webs of connections continue to expand, users should begin to contemplate their contribution to the mystic land of social media as well as the contributions made to their own network.
UST alumni responses indicate increases in employment, graduate study, volunteerism and military service. Listed is a sample of the class’ employment status and median salary range by career path.