One evening, I noticed a framed photo of the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic. He’s standing next to a painting depicting a Gospel writer with an angel whispering in his ear. Havel, with a sheepish grin, is cupping his ear as if to eavesdrop for a little “inspiration.”
The free concert in St. Mary’s Chapel is presented by the Society for the Doctrinal Affectation of Baroque Music.
Before my grandfather died, I said to him that someday I would write a book about our family. I’m not sure that the book on meaningful work that I recently began will turn out to be the book he was expecting, but I would like to think he would recognize its origins.
The front door of 2050 Summit Avenue was forced open and the frame damaged.
The exhibition, free and open to the public, runs from Feb. 4 to Aug. 4 with a reception March 14.
He was the first in his family to graduate from St. Thomas, and the father-in-law of Phil Hoeppner, Alumni and Constituent Relations.
There is a great need for social entrepreneurship with the goal of developing economical and robust systems that provide fresh water and electricity. The engineering challenges are significant but surmountable. It simply takes will and funding.
The Tommies, ranked No. 2 in the nation, host St. John’s University at 3 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on KSTC-TV Channel 45.
St. Thomas head football coach Glenn Caruso was introduced in Miami on Jan. 7 as the first three-time recipient in the seven-year history of the elite national Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. He also was named Division III National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) on Jan. 8. The elite award is voted on by fellow Division III coaches.
Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, will receive an honorary degree from St. Catherine University at its winter commencement exercises Thursday.
In the course of every year while growing up, I lived in three different settings: city, suburb and rural and small town. Although my parents lived close to each other in St. Louis, Mo., those few miles covered a broad range of socioeconomic and racial ethnic differences.
After the killing of so many children and their teachers, our human journey is at a crossroads where our intentions – beautiful and transcendent, compassionate and caring, loving and forgiving, intelligent and thoughtful – continue to retreat in confusion and horror from the enormous evil we can and will inflict upon one another. For Bruce Kramer, Sandy Hook is personal.
He was the father of Maureen Murphy, Opus College of Business.
Emergencies can happen – even on a quiet college campus. Are you prepared? Reviewing emergency procedures, discussing your department’s office safety plan, and registering your mobile phone numbers with St. Thomas’ emergency notification system are important in preparing for an emergency on campus.
Chemistry professor Kristine Wammer studies the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment. “I am a ‘farm kid.’ I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota that truly was the middle of nowhere, with the nearest town (Butternut) having a population that hovered around a dozen. Having no kids nearby meant that my brother Todd and I had to come up with creative – if slightly dangerous – ways to entertain ourselves.”
Nothing busts up a negative attitude like a little snow. Or, this week, a lot of snow! So says Lisa Weier today in The Scroll, and she offers 10 reasons why she – and perhaps you – should appreciate all that snow.
Love winter, or sometimes not so much? This creative video challenge precedes February 2013 presentations by author and environmental leader Bill McKibben on “Celebrating and Preserving Winter.”
City crews began plowing “Night Plow Routes,” which typically are the busiest arterial streets, and one side of north-south residential streets with red-and-white signs that say “Night Plow Route This Side of Street.” Parking is banned on these routes until snow is plowed all the way to the curb.