Derreck Kayongo couldn’t believe all the soap we throw away, so he founded the Atlanta-based Global Soap Project that helps keep impoverished kids clean around the world.
The event will include the premiere of the documentary “Field to Fork.”
The 22 years of Father Dennis Dease’s presidency were a time of massive change at the University of St. Thomas.
As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.
To what degree is each of us a good person? Well, researchers of moral psychology want to know not only the degree to which each of us is a good person but also how we generally become good people.
Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.