Dr. Dennis Hart, director of Michigan State University’s Visiting International Professional Program, will become executive director of the International Education Center at the University of St. Thomas beginning in mid-June.
Poetry on the Patio, hosted by UST Libraries, features live poetry readings by members of the St. Thomas community and is now in its 15th year.
Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.
This week’s notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.
The salon will occupy the space on the lower level of Anderson Student Center once held by Estetica, which closed in December.
This week’s notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Anne Klejment, Bill Ojala, Thomas Redshaw, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, Martin Warren and Christian Washburn; staff Tom Oscanyan; graduate student Leigh Bartholomew; undergraduates Mark Frommelt and Jenna A. Johnson; and alumni Barjeta Balidemaj and Sarah N. Larson.
Senior music business majors Paige Norris and Courtney Wosick conceived “PlayFlat,” which took third runner-up and “best presentation” honors at the 2013 Fowler Business Concept Challenge.
Iranian-American Esfandiari is this year’s Women’s History Month speaker, sponsored by the Luann Dummer Center for Women.
STEPS Camp for Girls will hold a celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the James. B. Woulfe Alumni Hall on St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus in honor of its achievements.
Last month Dr. Don Miller and Dr. Sonia Rey-Montejo of St. Thomas’ Modern and Classical Languages Department and 18 St. Thomas students took to Cuba, St. Thomas’ first foray to Cuba in a decade.
This week’s notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Don Briel, Corrine Carvalho, Kathryn Combs, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Daniel Fairchild, Ken Goodpaster, Jill Hendrickson, Lyman Johnson, Anne Klejment, Daryl Koehn, Robert Koerpel, Dean Maines, John Martens, Michael Naughton, David Penchansky, Gerald Schlabach, Robert Shoemake, John Spry and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Dan Gjelten; students Logan McDermott and Jonathan Wadle; and alumna Emilee Sirek ’13.
Exercise science majors Rachel Britton and Marysa Meyer teamed up to see if abdominal strength plays a role in figure skaters’ ability to complete jump rotations.
This week’s notes feature Don Briel, Corrine Carvahlo, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, Lyman Johnson, Shersten Johnson, Daryl Koehn, Dean Maines, Michael Naughton, Shirley Polejewski, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Angela Senander and Robert Shoemake.
The tradition dates back to 1948 when the Christophori Club, a Catholic organization on campus at the time, and the Tommie Tennants, a campus residents’ club, saw to the construction of a crèche.
Tekne Awards are given annually by the Minnesota High Tech Association in honor of companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and around the world. STEPS, which is short for Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls, won in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education division.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair ’13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means “life” in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
This week’s notes feature faculty and staff Sarah Armstrong, Massimo Faggioli, Thomas Hickson, Matthew Kent, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Jeri Rockett, James Rogers, Kevin Theissen, and students Malia Foster, Jacob Frahm, Nicholas Hermann and Crystal Pomerleau.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2013 recently released its annual report on international enrollment and U.S. students who study abroad during college.
Dolan was honored at the Center for Catholic Studies’ 20th anniversary gala Oct. 26.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the University of St. Thomas’ Office of Study Abroad will kick off IEW with its first-ever fashion show highlighting traditional clothing from around the globe, including Saudi Arabia, Togo, China, Liberia, South Africa, Norway, Nepal, Uganda, Spain and Cameroon. The show will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center.
Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., the honor society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.