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Professional Notes for May 18, 2016

This weeks notes feature faculty Shersten Johnson and Kari Zimmerman, and faculty and students from the Chemistry Department who participated in the 2016 Minnesota Academy of Sciences Winchell Symposium.
Students walk past The Arches amidst trees covered in pink blossoms April 26, 2016.

St. Thomas Making Headway in Bid to Become Ashoka Changemaker Campus

Since early last year, a small team of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students has been taking steps toward earning the special designation granted by Ashoka, a nonprofit and the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world. If all continues to go smoothly, the team is hopeful that St. Thomas will be designated a Changemaker Campus in early 2017.
Hult Prize Winners

Thinking Outside the Huddle

In the midst of Tommie Football's quest for the NCAA Division III national title, four of the players vied for the prestigious Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition with $1 million in seed money on the line. The team won the St. Thomas competition and competed in the global regional competition in March in San Francisco.
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Professional Notes for May 4, 2016

This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
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Professional Notes for April 20, 2016

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty William Cavert, Justin Donato, Eric Fort, Marites A. Guino-o, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Mike Naughton, Shirley Nieto-Flores, Bill Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lisa Waldner, Kristine Wammer, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Victoria Young; staff Artika Tyner; students from St. Thomas' Chemistry and Music departments; and alumnus Mathew Vicknair '13.
Exemplars Portraits

Firefly Gene Lights the Way for St. Thomas Toxicologist

In the past few years, many of St. Thomas Biology Department faculty member and Environmental Science program director Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt's studies have employed a beguiling tool: a breast cancer cell genetically modified with a firefly gene.
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Professional Notes for March 29, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, Dave Brennan, Cathy Craft-Fairchild, Amy Muse, Sarah Noonan, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; staff member Talia Nadir; and students Andrea Dennis, Pearl Nielson and Victoria Pyron Tankersley.
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Professional Notes for March 11, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Thomas Bushlack, William Cavert, Hans Gustafson, Sherry Jordan, Mike Klein, Father Steven McMichael and Buffy Smith; and students from JPST365 Leadership for Social Justice.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 23, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Garrison, Tom Hickson, Mike Klein, Eric Stevens, Kevin Theissen, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; and staff Beth Middleton and Carolyn Paetzel.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 16, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty John Boyle, Mark DelCogliano, Erika Kidd, R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, Steven Long, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell; and staff James Rogers.
Primp

Primp and Cheap Chic

Michele Henry '06, co-owner of Primp Boutique, knows the allure of affordable fashion and cheap, brown paper.
Mary MacCarthy

Turning a Hug Into a Business

Mary MacCarthy '96 M.B.A. is the owner of Glorious Hugs, LLC, a social entrepreneurial venture with a goal you'll want to hug: alleviating loneliness in senior citizens through care packages filled with handmade art and other goodies that spark joy.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 2, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.
Michael Jordan

Please Remember in Your Prayers Dr. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan, 63, was a professor of English at St. Thomas who served as associate vice provost for undergraduate studies from 2005 to late 2015. He will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the lasting power of a liberal arts education and his passion for providing every St. Thomas student with an intellectually rigorous, soul-shaping core curriculum.