Three years ago, Mitch Kieffer’s military SUV was attacked in Iraq. After dozens of surgeries and procedures, he is still dogged by chronic, debilitating pain. But that hasn’t stopped Kieffer ’07 from becoming the ultimate warrior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.