This week’s notes feature faculty David Kelly, Robert Kennedy, Michael Naughton, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Artika Tyner and Scott Wright; and students Beatriz Espinoza, Margaret Higgins, Dominika Malisz and Elysia Newton.
All donated items will benefit the Dorothy Day Center and the Family Service Center of Catholic Charities.
St. Thomas received a facsimile of the map from John O’Shaughnessy. It is the largest medieval map known to still exist and features Jerusalem as the center of the world.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, St. Thomas volunteers have prepared and served meals in partnership with Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven agency that serves nutritious meals to the Twin Cities’ hungry. St. Thomas has fed 250 people a month at dinners held at Faith Lutheran Church in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2012 recently released its annual report about U.S. students who study abroad during college. It shows that despite a 20-percent drop in its undergraduate study-abroad participation, the University of St. Thomas remains among the leading American institutions for undergraduate students who study abroad, and it is the top private institution in Minnesota for international student enrollment.
Turner-Smith led a 90-minute workshop on her McNair Scholars research project, “The Multiracial Experience,” Friday, Nov. 16, at the Overcoming Racism conference held at Metro State University in St. Paul.
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.