Paul Schons

Dr. Paul Schons, St. Thomas Faculty Member for 45 Years, Dies

Dr. Paul Schons, a member of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and professor of German, died Sunday, Oct. 21, after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma earlier this year. Schons was the most senior faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences. He began teaching in 1967, five years after graduating from the College of St. Thomas.
DeadSeaScrolls

The Weigh-In: The Good Wife?

There are many questions surrounding a recently discovered fragment that suggests Jesus may have been married.
Theological Libraries Month

October is National Theological Libraries Month

Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library celebrates National Theological Libraries Month with an expanded theology book sale and a crossword puzzle contest. The grand prize is a 32-gigabyte USB drive.
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Up ’til Dawn Offers Fun Service Opportunity

UST’s Up ’til Dawn program will host a letter-writing event on Nov. 14 to gain support in the fight to end childhood cancer. Funds raised will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sr. Roz

Sister Roz Offers Midterm Massages Oct. 23

Come to Campus Ministry between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, to relax and get a massage from Sister Roz, the massage nun famous for her work at the St. Paul Saints games.
Opening Doors

We Made it! Opening Doors Capital Campaign Surpasses $500 Million Goal

The completion of the most successful fundraising campaign of any private institution of higher education in Minnesota and its four neighboring states was announced Wednesday by the University of St. Thomas. “The campaign transformed our campus with stunning new facilities. But most significant was our single-largest goal, raising $142 million for financial aid that will open the doors to a St. Thomas education for future generations of students from all economic and cultural backgrounds,” Father Dennis Dease said.
Father Dennis Dease

Thank You, for Opening Doors

Five years ago, as St. Thomas announced its Opening Doors campaign, I reflected in a column about how my dad became the first person in his family to attend college. He had the misfortune of enrolling at St. Thomas in 1929, the first year of the Great Depression, and he could scrape together enough funds to stay for only two years.
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The Scroll: A Million (x 500) Little Details

Carol Bruess is excited about the big parties on campus this week to celebrate the conclusion of the Opening Doors capital campaign. Today in The Scroll she gives a few hints on what to expect on Wednesday night and over the noon hour on Thursday.