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Retirees: You May Continue as Members of St. Thomas Credit Union

The St. Thomas Employee Federal Credit Union membership does not terminate with the end of employment at St. Thomas; as long as the basic share account remains open, the membership remains and a member can continue to both save and borrow at the credit union.
Helpful Flowers

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
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Five Community Members Honored at St. Thomas Day Awards May 7

This year's honorees include Ron Fowler, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Michael Heffron, Monsignor James Lavin Award; Sondra Elizondo, Humanitarian of the Year Award; Dr. Matthew George, Professor of the Year; and Brandon Miranda, Tommie Award.
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Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.
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Professional Notes for April 11, 2014

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.
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Professional Notes for March 24, 2014

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.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 26, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty John Abraham, Stephen Brookfield, Massimo Faggioli, Paul Gavrilyuk, Amy Levad, Manjeet Rege, Gregory Sisk and AnnMarie Thomas; and staff James Rogers.
Scott Fusco

Doodlers, Beware

In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 5, 2014

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.
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Professional Notes for Dec. 2, 2013

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.
Campus Scenes

Tommie Traditions: Tree and Creche Lighting

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.