Dr. Erika Kidd is the professor of record this spring in “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a first-year course, and “The Catholic Vision,” a third-year course, but students may well hear from a few others – great thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Aristotle and Evelyn Waugh, for example, and for good measure the Scriptures.
The Rev. David Smith is the founding director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas, and the school's Professor of the Year, in 1995.
The club promoted pranks, laughter and, oddly enough, cross-country hitchhiking races as club members good-timed their way through college in the years following WW II. They also had a serious, studious side that would serve them well later in the professional world.
In 2012, Mike Johnson '90 qualified for "Boston" while running 12 marathons in 12 months. In 2013 he started Boston but did not finish when the race was stopped after two pressure cooker backpack bombs detonated near the finish line. This year, on Easter Monday, he completed his "marathon" trilogy and with three others helped carry a faltering runner to the Boston finish line. Their actions went viral on Twitter and can be viewed on YouTube.
He began working at St. Thomas in 1997 as a technology support specialist in Computing and Communication Services.
USG is accepting applications for the vice president of finance position; applications are due by 3 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Campus Life.
Two Professors Receive John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Dr. Sameer Kumar have been named recipients of this annual award for 2013. Award winners are tenured members of the St. Thomas faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to not only their respective disciplines but also to the university.
The university’s accreditation now has been renewed for the maximum period, 10 years, until the 2023-2024 academic year.
Human Resources Offers Retirewise Series – Retirement Planning and Education Workshops for St. Thomas Employees
The four workshops, which will be held on the St. Paul campus, are designed to help employees of all ages clarify their retirement goals and identify the steps needed to achieve them. The first workshop is Wednesday, April 2.
UST Libraries now report to Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and provost.
The granting of tenure and promotion recognizes the achievements of faculty in their teaching, professional engagement and service to the university.
He served in the U.S. Army's Third Ranger Battalion during WW II, was wounded and recovered in Sicily, converted to Catholicism, and was a longtime professor of philosophy at St. Thomas. He retired in 1990.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two universities is the first step to forging a close working relationship.
Family roots run deep when you dig into your genealogy, which Alex Haley did to write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" (1976). Haley spoke on campus on Oct. 28, 1986.
Harry Rasmussen, a native of Sleepy Eye, Minn., attended the College of St. Thomas from fall 1938 until spring 1941. He went into the Army, apparently drafted, and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a letter to his father. That historic letter and his four yearbooks have found their way home to St. Thomas. He served in the Army for four and a half years and then returned to campus.
The February celebration kicks off with a performance of “A Deeper Look” on Thursday, Feb. 6. “A Deeper Look” encourages accepting differences in each other and ourselves.
Dan Strojny has always loved the sound of bells, and he keeps them ringing on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.
The International Education Center announces the winners of its annual International Photo Contest. The winners in the contest's three categories were selected from the 388 photos that were submitted.
Two icons of the '60s and '70s faced off at St. Thomas and Tom Couillard '75 was there to see it.
The University of St. Thomas has had a campus comection to military service since 1906. Today, that connection extends beyond the university's iconic Arches.
The November CultureLink Tea will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Scooter's. Four students – two exchange students from Japan and two study abroad students from St. Thomas – will be the guest speakers. They will talk about Japan and their experiences studying abroad.
Assistant professor Dr. Gaston "Chip" Small of the Biology Department has been published in the journal Science, the world's leading publication for scientific news.
He is an assistant professor of sacramental theology and director of worship at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
All of the students at Metro Deaf School are deaf or hard of hearing.
Sisters Sepideh and Azadeh Ayani will talk about their homeland, the Islamic Republic of Iran, at International Student Services' next CultureLink Tea at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Scooter's. (Photo by Rita Kovtun)