Please remember in your prayers Martin Olav Sabo, a former state legislator and congressman who helped to obtain $15.5 million in federal funds for the Frey Science and Engineering Center at St. Thomas. Sabo died Sunday.
The St. Thomas men’s hockey team has apologized for using a sombrero to celebrate good performances and for posting Instagram photos of players wearing a sombrero, saying there was no intention to demean any individuals or their heritage.
Tuition rates will rise 3.9 percent beginning this summer for undergraduate students – the same increase as each of the last two years and tied for the second-lowest rate increase in 22 years – and graduate program tuition will rise an average of 2.8 percent.
St. Thomas alumnus Will Steger ’66, ’69 M.A. flipped the switch last week on a renewable energy system that will provide power to his Steger Wilderness Center. Dr. Greg Mowry, a St. Thomas School of Engineering professor, designed the system.
A pep fest will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in John P. Monahan Plaza to put all Tommies in the proper mood for Saturday’s St. Thomas-Saint John’s football showdown and a national television pre-game broadcast.
President Julie Sullivan Tuesday encouraged the St. Thomas community to define concepts in which the university should live out its mission statement to advance the common good. She issued her challenge during the president’s annual academic convocation address.
St. Thomas has lost two beloved figures with the deaths of retired Dean of Students Bill Malevich earlier this month and Monsignor James Lavin three years ago. Doug Hennes, who knew them as a student, admired them as an alumnus and worked with them as an administrator, pays tribute to the two gentlemen today in The Scroll.