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.
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.
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.
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.
COJO faculty member Xioawen Guan, Vice President of Student Affairs Karen Lange and senior biochemistry major Raymond Nkwain Kindva will be recognized for the contributions to fostering global citizenship at St. Thomas on April 30.
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.
The 2016 St. Thomas Day award recipients are John Abraham (Professor of the Year), Chip Connelly (Lavin Award), Mark Crea (Humanitarian Award), Anna Fry (Tommie Award) and Pat Ryan (Distinguished Alumnus Award).
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.
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.
Tyner has served as interim officer of diversity and inclusion since July 2015, when she succeeded Dr. Calvin Hill, and looks forward to filling the position on a permanent basis. She will serve on the president’s cabinet.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Though he looked the part of the stereotypical English professor – he rarely was seen on campus not donning his trademark uniform: a tidy sport coat and a bow tie – he was anything but. Mikolajczak, who died this past weekend, was one of a kind.
In anticipation of Pope Francis’ social encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace collaborated with Michael Naught...
The Catholic Studies Leadership Interns program has been undergoing some successful development in the last two years. The program seeks to equip and train future Catholic leaders through seminars, hands-on lea...