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.
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.
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.
Speake was recognized for demonstrating excellence in scholarship, accomplishments, leadership and service in the fields of family science and family studies.
Perhaps the most motivating members of our student body are the military veterans who have chosen to earn their degrees after they complete active duty. Whether they choose to begin or continue an undergraduate business degree or pursue an M.B.A. or other graduate business degree, these individuals bring a wealth of experience, deeply held convictions and a great sense of responsibility to their studies.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history.
According to Facebook’s website, its mission is “to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” But is this really true?
Spiegel has been at National Public Radio since 2003 and has won some of the nation’s top awards for journalism. Her talk is free, but reservations are required.
Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, is an undefeated world boxing champion, mother of two, and a fitness and wellness expert.
Klaus Leisinger, chair of the Novartis Foundation, will speak at a St. Thomas event marking the 35th anniversary of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.
The university is the largest purchaser of energy from Xcel Energy’s Windsource, the nation’s largest producer of wind power.
St. Thomas alumnus Dr. Joseph Scherer, executive director of the Superintendents’ National Dialogue, will speak at the 16th annual Julian Parker Lecture.
More than 1,700 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students have completed a survey that will assist Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, with strategic planning efforts after she becomes the 15th president of St. Thomas on July 1.
Massive, open online courses (MOOCs) are creating a stir in higher education, and for good reason, says Dave Nimmer. But as advantageous as they may seem on the surface, he still prefers “the lively, interactive nature of a well-taught class” on campus, he writes today in The Scroll – a richness “not always available from a 24-by-20 inch screen, a dozen icons and a blinking cursor.”