The International Education Center at St. Thomas congratulates this year’s winners of its annual International Photo Contest. Every year the IEC holds the contest for photos students take while studying abroad. This year the IEC received 195 photo submissions from 34 students.
Faculty or staff members who do not complete the Annual Enrollment process online by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, will lose their medical, dental and/or vision coverage. No exceptions will be made.
This week’s notes feature faculty Leah Domine, Catherine Hansen, Tom Hickson, Jennifer McGuire, Peter Parilla, Kevin Theissen, Kris Wammer, Fritz Wenzel, Scott Wright, and Kyle Zimmer; students William Arnold, Emily Chatmas, Jane De Lambert, Fartun Dirie, Anna Kennedy-Harper, Nick Hermann, Andrew Korte, Annie L’Heureux, Chia Lee, Rachel Lundeen, Kristopher McNeill, Joseph Muller, Benjamin Ruhme, Ryan Streitzm, Jacob Sundberg and Brady Ziegler; and alumna Dr. Laura Nelson.
The annual tradition will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year while it’s usual host, Orchestra Hall, undergoes construction.
The event will include an opportunity for St. Thomas seniors to learn about the John Ireland Scholarship, which provides a full scholarship for full-time graduate studies in theology.
Cuisine from Greece, Saudi Arabia, Germany, China and Korea will be served during the week.
Junior Fartun Dirie’s research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these “mental maps,” she seeks to understand local Somalis’ view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities’ landscape.
The annual Minnesota Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.
The prestigious annual award honors a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators.
Sociology student Kylee Joosten and her adviser, Dr. Lisa Waldner, researched differences in how males and females act as perpetrators of sexual coercion.
The most notable highlight from this year’s report is the 67.8 percent increase in students from Saudi Arabia.
Over the summer, Fekadu conducted a research project that studied the painting of street murals over gang-tagged Minneapolis businesses with artist Jimmy Longoria, the only Chicano/Latino/Hispanic to be awarded a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship.
Community Cleanup is a service event in which teams of students join together to clean the yards of elderly and disabled UST neighbors.
Wolfe, a psychology professor at St. Thomas, will host free, weekly classes on light relaxation techniques through the end of fall semester.
With the help of two State Department Critical Language Scholarships, senior Antanina Ricceri studied Arabic in Oman, Jordan and Morocco.
This week’s notes feature faculty George Baboila, Dr. Mike Klein, Dr. Patricia Stankovitch, Dr. Martin Warren, Virgil Wiebe, Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Jennifer Wright; staff Mark Jensen; and doctoral students Peter Keenan and Kristen Stevens.
Father Dease also was inducted as an honorary member of the Quarter Century Club to celebrate his final year as president.
The English Department is pleased to announce “Work” as this year’s Common Context for its 100-level writing courses.
Since its inception in 1982, Banned Books Week has promoted the idea that while not every book is intended for every reader, each person has the right to decide what to read, listen to or view.