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Professional Notes for April 21, 2017

This edition of professional notes includes faculty Chris Bedford, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Joseph Brom (professor emeritus), Dave Deavel, Hans Gustafson, Thomas Hickson, Anne Klejment, Sister Katarina Schuth, Angela Senander, Kevin Theissen, Christopher Vye, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Greg Argo, Meg Manahan and Talia Nadir; and graduate students Daniel Elenz, Greta Gilbertson and Kristen Nelson; and undergraduates Ashley Brundrett, Sam Duncanson, Sarah Horns and Gabrielle Houle.
Michael Stevens

Humans of St. Thomas: Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens, co-president of St. Thomas' Theology Club and a theology major, loves studying, you guessed it, theology. He also can out eat most humans at a buffet and go head to head with the world's greatest PlayStation enthusiasts.
Art Cullen Pulitzer Prize

1980 St. Thomas Journalism Grad Wins Pulitzer Prize

Art Cullen, a 1980 St. Thomas graduate, had a strong feeling he would win the Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials in the Storm Lake Times, a 3,000-circulation, twice-a-week newspaper in northwestern Iowa. Turns out he was right.
Jonathon Shields

Humans of St. Thomas: Jonathon Shields

Humans of St. Thomas caught up with junior music performance and music business major Jonathon Shields, who uses his musical talents to bring joy to elderly homes and children hospitals around the Twin Cities.
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Two St. Thomas Faculty Earn Fulbright Awards

Two St. Thomas College of Arts and Science professors – Mark Neuzil of Communication and Journalism and Edward "Ted" Ulrich of Theology – will travel to the Czech Republic and India, respectively, during the 2017-18 school year as part of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program.
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Tommies Receive Minnesota Campus Compact Awards

Faculty member Amy Finnegan, undergraduate Whitney Oachs and community partner Otis Zanders have been awarded Minnesota Campus Compact Awards, distinctions they will be recognized for on campus April 5.
Yahuru Williams

Yohuru Williams Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University in Connecticut, will become the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas on July 17. Williams will succeed Dr. Terence Langan, who has led the college since 2011.
Eric Fort

The Art of Making Molecules

Since Dr. Eric Fort joined the university in 2010, he has been working with undergraduate students on a research project that continues to journey not only onto roads not taken but roads (pleasantly) unforeseen.
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Professional Notes for March 10, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Catherine Deavel, David Deavel, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Len Jennings, Mike Klein, Don LaMagdeleine, Suzanne Schons, Ivancica Schrunk, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and John Wendt; staff member Dana Peterson; and alumna/former staff member Deb DeMeester.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December and February.

Rethinking Eve

Senior English major Joe Molohon spent last summer investigating how there's more to the story of Eve than meets the eye.
Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas: Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas visits with Patrick Fisher, a senior triple major in philosophy, Catholic studies and mathematics with a big appetite for big ideas.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 22, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Ozer Asdemir, Consuelo Cavalieri, David Deeds, John Del Vecchio, Erin Farrell, Bryana French, Hans Gustafson, Pat Hedberg, David Kelly, Dominic Longo, Ray MacKenzie, Dean Maines, Jeni McDermott, Kristian Mortenson, Michael Naughton, Salina Renninger, Richard Sathe, Deborah Savage, Brian Shapiro, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, William Stevenson, Dale Thompson, Muffet Trout and Paul Wojda; staff/faculty Artika Tyner; staff Sarah Farnes, Barbara Gorski, Kelly Sardon-Garrity and Bob Shoemake; professor emeriti Joseph Brom, Ken Goodpaster and George Karvel; students Chris Jones (former student), Jack Kellner, Eric Ringgenberg, Claire Spangenberg, Auma Tindi and Talee Vang; and alumni John Kummer '16, Maci Spica '10 and Kristina Trapp Stodolka '06.