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Professional Notes for Nov. 14, 2013

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.
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International Education Week Goes Glam With Inaugural Fashion Show

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.
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Annual Benefits Enrollment for 2014 Is Nov. 1 Through Nov. 15

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.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 24, 2013

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.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 10, 2013

This week's notes include faculty Bruce Gleason, Susan Marsnik, Barbara Shank, Lisa Waldner and Christian Washburn; and staff Birdie Cunningham and Scott Odman.
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Tommie Traditions: Fall Mississippi River Cleanup

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.
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Fifteen ‘Compassionate Rebel’ Students Pen eBook

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."
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Professional Notes for Sept. 19, 2013

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.
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When in Rome … Teach (and Eat Pizza)

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.
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Tommie Traditions: Kissing Under the Arches

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.
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The Young Man and the Sea

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.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 10, 2013

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.
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Promotions Announced

Thirteen faculty have been promoted to full professor and one faculty has been promoted to associate professor.
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Professional Notes for July 16, 2013

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.