Employee benefits enrollment for 2014 begins Friday, Nov. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. This is the only time during the year when employees can make changes to their benefits without a “qualifying event” (also known as a change in status). Elections made during this enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2014.
This week’s notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Catherine Hansen, Jeff Jalkio, David Kelley, Paul Lorah, AnnMarie Thomas, Daniel Tight and Edward Ulrich; staff James Rogers; and engineering students Samuel Johnson and Matthew Schmidtbauer.
The first cleanup was organized by St. Thomas’ Environmental Issues Committee (now called the Green Team) in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Adopt-a-River program during Earth Week, April 1993, and has since become a staple in St. Thomas’ annual Earth Week lineup.
Fifteen students from Justice and Peace Studies Professor Dr. Mike Klein’s “Conflict Transformation” class contributed teaching guides for the ebook “Teaching the Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World.”
Alicia Long ’10 J.D. is the co-author of Capitol Hell, a novel loosely based on some of her experiences as a young Senate staffer in Washington, D.C.
This week’s notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Stephen Brookfield, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Father Jan Michael Joncas, William Ojala, Terrence Pitre, Lisa Prevette, Kris Wammer, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Wendy Wyatt; and students Rachel Beck, Nick Benish, Kristin Braden, Matthew Folstad, Danielle Francen, Mark Frommelt, Danielle Hinkley, Rebecca Kummer, Sarah Larson, Suzanne Mages, Kirsten Mueller, Ryan Smith, Meghan Talbot and Brianne Herlitzke.
This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
Did you know that according to a longstanding legend the St. Thomas Arches are also a gateway to everlasting love? The tradition states that students aren’t True Tommies until they’ve been kissed under the Arches at midnight.
Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.
This week’s notes feature faculty Mark DelCogliano, Father Jan Michael Joncas, Dough Jondle, Billy Junker, David Kelley, T. Dean Maines, Susan Marsnik, Michael Naughton, Bill Ojala, Michelle Rovang Burke, Deborah Savage, Dale Thompson, Christian Washburn, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Peter Young, and 2013 alumna AnZhi Zhang.
Thirteen faculty have been promoted to full professor and one faculty has been promoted to associate professor.
Each fall semester the University of St. Thomas requires all degree-seeking undergraduate students to verify their address information, including emergency contacts and review undergraduate policies.
The second Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back by popular demand. Last year’s inaugural event, conceived by Katie Hill ’12 M.A. in art history, drew more than 10,000 spectators and spawned countless “copy cat” festivals around the world.
Caritas Veritate is a confederation of Catholic charitable institutions dedicated to recruiting, forming, mobilizing and engaging young volunteers in the spirit of Pope Benedict’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est.
This week’s note features faculty Dr. David Alexander, Dr. George Baboila, Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Stephen Hipp, Dr. Michael Hollerich, Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dr. Debra Petersen, Dr. Aaron Sackett, Dr. Kevin Sauter, Dr. Tim Scully, Dr. Buffy Smith, Dr. Christian Washburn, Dr. Virgil Wiebe and Dr. Jennifer Wright.
“Extended Family: Essays on Being Irish-American From New Hibernia Review” has been published by Dafour Editions. Editor Jim Rogers and essayist Brian Nerney will help launch the collection at 7:30 p.m. June 25 at O’Gara’s, 164 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
Projects are scheduled late May through the end of August.