From the Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Controller’s Office.
This week's notes feature faculty Diane Anderson, Angeline Barretta-Herman, Consuelo Cavalieri, Michael Garrison, Marites A. Guino-o, Adam Kay and John Wendt; staff Mark Jensen; students Miguel Colunga-Santoyo, Shannon Heitkamp, Matthew Koppinger, Taylor Schuweiler and Megan Talbot; and alumna Stephanie G. Evers '12 J.D.
Nearly 30 major and minor capital improvement projects to update or restore parts of the University of St. Thomas will take place this summer. All of these projects will occur on the university’s St. Paul campus, and construction may cause some parking lots and areas of certain buildings to close temporarily during the summer.
Father Jan Michael Joncas Honored With Touchstone Award by the National Federations of Priests’ Councils
Joncas received the award April 29 at the NFPC's annual convocation in Atlanta, where he also was a plenary speaker.
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.
He was the father-in-law of Linda Hulbert, associate director for the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library.
Move-out parking is under way all this week. Avoid getting a ticket by watching out for restrictions.
The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.
Dr. Dennis Hart, director of Michigan State University's Visiting International Professional Program, will become executive director of the International Education Center at the University of St. Thomas beginning in mid-June.
Poetry on the Patio, hosted by UST Libraries, features live poetry readings by members of the St. Thomas community and is now in its 15th year.
Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.
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.
The salon will occupy the space on the lower level of Anderson Student Center once held by Estetica, which closed in December.
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.
Senior music business majors Paige Norris and Courtney Wosick conceived "PlayFlat," which took third runner-up and "best presentation" honors at the 2013 Fowler Business Concept Challenge.
Iranian-American Esfandiari is this year's Women's History Month speaker, sponsored by the Luann Dummer Center for Women.
A writer's life is never stagnant.
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.
In his study last semester, senior psychology major Scott Fusco found that contrary to recent popular belief, doodling impedes memory recall.
STEPS Camp for Girls will hold a celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the James. B. Woulfe Alumni Hall on St. Thomas' St. Paul campus in honor of its achievements.
Last month Dr. Don Miller and Dr. Sonia Rey-Montejo of St. Thomas' Modern and Classical Languages Department and 18 St. Thomas students took to Cuba, St. Thomas' first foray to Cuba in a decade.