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theology matters: The View From the Chair

n his second column for theology matters, Bernard Brady comments on Pope Francis' promotion of a "culture of encounter," and reflects on how the Theology Department is contributing to the fostering of such a culture at the University of St. Thomas.
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‘Survival Italian’ Teaches Language Skills

“Survival Italian” is designed as a survival language course with an emphasis on developing the necessary language skills to handle the most frequent situations encountered while staying in Italy.

The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: ‘NJ’ (aka Nick Jordan Meyerson)

Carol Bruess went fishing for her next Humans of St. Thomas feature and found NJ, a “crazy-cool” student and budding songwriter who “spreads kindness and love with intention.” She also provides the first-ever music link in the Scroll featuring the debut of NJ’s catchy, soulful single “Old School.”
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Please Remember Sara ‘Sally’ Jane Hietpas in Your Prayers

She was the wife of Quentin Hietpas '53, emeritus vice president of external affairs; mother of David Hietpas '85, Tom Hietpas '87 and Paul Hietpas '99, physical plant services; grandmother of Matt Endres '08, Sara O'Neill '12 and Paige Hietpas '18; and mother-in-law of Tom Gavin '74, Tom Endre '80, Dan Bettenburg '87 and Tanya Hietpas '93.

Joncas Featured in Sacred Music Documentary

KSMQ Public Television in Austin, Minnesota, recently aired the documentary “On Eagle’s Wings – Minnesota’s Sacred Music," featuring St. Thomas artist-in-residence Father Jan Michael Joncas.