Academic News

Theology and Video Games

Old Testament, New World

A professor and a student use video games as a tool for better understanding abstract biblical ideas.

Studying Selfie Culture

Shannon Twiss '17 researched how participating in "selfie culture" played into young women's understanding of their own identities.
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Professional Notes for June 30, 2017

This week's professional notes include faculty Dave Deavel, Bruce Gleason, Jane Hurley Johncox, Bob Koerpel, Emily Sauter, Kevin Sauter, Gerald Schlabach and Dale Thompson; and staff member Ea Porter.
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Sorenson Talks Conflict Avoidance in Family Firms

The Lund family, who owns Lunds & Byerlys, had a recent high profile case settling a buyout from one family member from the business. The judge awarded one of the four sibling owners $45.2 million as she se...
Tango

Humans of St. Thomas: Michael Scham

This St. Thomas Spanish professor has transformed his passion for tango into not only a beloved hobby but also a dedicated area of academic research and teaching.
Barbara Shank

The House That Shank Built

Through her determination and perseverance, Dr. Barbara Shank has built the School of Social Work from four faculty and 50 students to 31 faculty and 600 students in her nearly 40 years at St. Thomas.
Jamie Larson

Senior Strides: Jamie Larson

Jamie Larson, a marketing major/communication and journalism minor, got a head start on her post-graduation gig, getting hired on as a digital specialist for Collegis Education.

The CORE Semester in Rome

This study-abroad opportunity allows students to experience the essence of the St. Thomas liberal arts education.
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Professional Notes for May 22, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Consuelo Cavalieri, Bruce Gleason, Salina Renninger, Ritch Sorenson, John Wendt and Peter Young; students Juan Dominguez-Flores, Stephen Erp, Kathryn Foltz, Linnea Graham, Noah Haverlock, Zach LeVene, Jessica Mohr, Tony Perrella, Sydney Renzaglia, Jake Schoenholz, Anna Starks, Abby Starr, Ryan Toth and Cole Werner; and alumna Kristine Maurer.