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Opus Prize: It’s Always About Love

Sister Valeriana Garcia-Martin's Home of Light and Life cares for more than 1,000 Colombian children, many with sever physical and mental disabilities
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Opus Prize: Carry Each Other

Father Hans Stapel has more than 60 Farms of Hope chemical dependency centers that help addicts care for themselves, and then each other
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Not Your Dad’s Diversity Anymore

Susan Alexander is grateful for what "diversity" means these days, and as St. Thomas' affirmative action officer for the past three years, she believes the university's policies and practices "stack up pretty well" compared with other schools. She explains how today in The Scroll.
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Graced by Friendship . . . and Fishing

Dave Nimmer already has the best Christmas gift possible, and he owes it to a beautiful friendship he developed with a fishing buddy. Read about what they shared in The Scroll today.
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46 Years of Service . . . in one Year!

Editor's note: Meghan Eliason, director of the Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement at St. Thomas, contributed this guest column to The Scroll. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds...
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Glenn Caruso: National Coach of the Year?

St. Thomas senior Ryan Starks is a loyal member of "Caruso's Crew," and he believes football Coach Glenn Caruso deserves to be named National Coach of the Year. Starks explains today in The Scroll how you can vote for Caruso.
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Now We’re in for it

Thanksgiving is over and that means "classroom crunch time" is under way, according to St. Thomas senior Brady Narloch. He shares a few tips today in The Scroll on how he will survive the final three weeks of the semester.
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A Thanksgiving Story

When Dave Nimmer thinks of Thanksgiving, he remembers an unemployed house painter whom he met and wrote about more than 20 years ago. He recalls the experience today in The Scroll.
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They Came to Sing!

The St. Thomas Chamber Singers wowed Father John Malone, vice president for mission, last weekend when they sang at the Minnesota Collegiate Choral Festival. Read his critique of their performance today in The Scroll.
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Dogs Laugh, too

Bailey, a year-old red lab, recently taught Darcy Haubrick a valuable lesson about how to deal with stress. She writes about it today in The Scroll.
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Seeing the Face of the Lord

A friend of Dave Nimmer asked him if he could see the Lord in the faces of those portrayed in videos shown at the Opus Prize event Wednesday night at Orchestra Hall. He could, he writes today in The Scroll.
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Want to Hear Amazing Stories?

St. Thomas senior Brady Narloch had the good fortune of meeting an Opus Prize honoree last May in Colombia, and he has some advice for you: Make sure you are sitting in Orchestra Hall on Wednesday evening to witness three extraordinary people, all finalists for the $1 million Opus Prize, tell their stories
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Making an Awesome Impression

Four St. Thomas students recently had a chance encounter with a St. Cloud woman, and she was so touched by what she saw that she wrote an e-mail message to the university. Father Dennis Dease shares the message today in The Scroll.
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Dealing With Persistent Social Problems

As impressed as Dave Nimmer is with St. Thomas' involvement in the Opus Prize, he also wants to shine a light on ThreeSixty. In The Scroll today, Nimmer tells how the St. Thomas-based organization is working to interest more students of color to pursue careers in journalism and communications.
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Shout Out to Admissions

Carol Bruess experienced what she calls "a real source of sweetness on our campus" when she observed our Admissions staff members in action last Thursday and Friday as they met with prospective students and their parents at fall Tommie Days. She explains what she means by "sweet" in The Scroll today.
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How we Feel About St. Thomas

Susan Alexander asks a pointed question today in The Scroll: What do you expect from your employer? She finds that attitudes vary at St. Thomas. People are nervous about the economy, grateful for their jobs and wonder about levels of commitment.
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Missing the Past. Loving the Present. Excited for the Future.

Darcy Haubrick says she has "a conflicting relationship" with September. She misses life as an undergraduate, she writes today in The Scroll, although as a graduate assistant in Campus Life she sure loves helping students develop their individuality.
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In the Neighborhood

Carol Bruess loves living close to St. Thomas for a variety of practical and philosophical reasons. Over the weekend, she tells The Scroll, she came to an even-greater appreciation for neighborhood life when people showed up for an impromptu party to pay tribute to her dying “Big Old Tree.”
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Some Habits die Hard

Dave Nimmer is trying to be a "modern media consumer" by reading blogs and Web sites. But as he writes today in The Scroll, he's also still in love with "slow-and-old television," such as this week's new Ken Burns documentary on national parks.
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Experience the Richness of Your College Years

Brady Narloch has loved his years at St. Thomas, and the senior knows his time is running out. He's not quite ready to go, however, he writes today in The Scroll, and he intends to make a "desperate push" to take advantage of everything that St. Thomas offers while he can.
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Donna Brazile and me

Susan Alexander was pleased to discover on Monday night that she has a lot in common with Donna Brazile, who spoke on campus. And as Alexander writes today in The Scroll, she has a greater appreciation for the value of St. Thomas' CommUNITY series.
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Sharing Acts of Kindness

Simple acts of kindness, Father Erich Rutten writes today in The Scroll, "can be a powerful response to difficulty and tragedy," as well as just a nice thing – and the right thing – to do regardless of the circumstances. The director of Campus Ministry invites you to join in a new St. Thomas effort to engage in acts of kindness.