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A Message from President Sullivan

President Julie Sullivan sends a message to students, faculty and staff offering her best wishes to the St. Thomas community on Thanksgiving.
A large stack of books sit on shelves and the floor in Sociology and Criminal Justice Professor Lisa Waldner's office in the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on August 13, 2015. The books were temporarily stacked while awaiting new shelving. These images were taken for CAS Spotlight Magazine.

The Respectful Researcher

Now at the helm of the College of Arts and Sciences as one of two new associate deans, Dr. Lisa Waldner is hoping to show colleagues the same respect she showed others through her research. And it’s that respect she also is teaching students in the classroom.
Left to right, Hunter Gaitan '15 (Biology), Biology Professor Adam Kay and Amanda Lovelee, St. Paul City Artist, pose for a portrait at the Urban Flower Field at Pedro Park at 10th and Robert Streets in downtown St. Paul on September 22, 2015. With the help of members of the downtown community, the project has planted 96 bio-diverse plots of flowers. University of St. Thomas researchers and students will use these plots to test whether more diverse flower plots are better able to extract harmful substances from the soil. The plots are arranged in a shape representing the golden mean, creating walking paths and a gathering space for programmed activities and neighborhood events.

Stewards of the Earth

The future of agriculture faces a number of challenges. Many young people are realizing that solutions will require massive collective action, and they need and want to be part of it.

Mastering Psychology Through Research

Though the clinical dimension of psychology is certainly its most well-known aspect, St. Thomas students master the science of psychology through the psychology curriculum and through hands-on work in active research teams.
Alum Kelly Larmon '97 (psychology) '03 M.B.A poses for an portrait in Aquinas Hall October 15, 2015. Taken for CAS Spotlight magazine.

Q & A with Kelly Larmon ’97, M.B.A. ’03

After her undergraduate career, Kelly Larmon returned to St. Thomas to earn an M.B.A. in 2003, and continued on to Hamline University School of Law, earning her J.D. She believes in the value of a liberal arts education, getting involved and seizing opportunities.
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REACH Summit Looks for Volunteers

St. Thomas community members are needed to help plan next year’s REACH Summit, which brings high school students across the Twin Cities to St. Thomas to discuss hotly contested issues and learn to participate in social justice issues.