College of Arts and Sciences

Heather Bouwman

English Professor Sets Imagination Adrift in Second Fantasy Novel

Heather Bouwman, Ph.D., an English professor at the University of St. Thomas, lives and breathes her belief that we never outgrow children’s literature. Her second novel, a historical fantasy adventure for children called A Crack in the Sea, was published in January.
Carol Bruess

Life’s a Bruess

Communication and journalism professor Carol Bruess delivers positive support and “radical encouragement.”
B.B. King

Depth of Field Icons: B.B. King

The legendary King of the Blues gave a "magical" performance and talk to a captivated sold-out audience at St. Thomas on Feb. 16, 1990.
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Tim Van Laarhoven: Master of Risk and Time

Van Laarhoven, who graduated in December, passed all of the requirements to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), and graduated in two and a half years, a stunning accomplishment that has left many wanting to know the secret to his success.
Mark Neuzil in his canoe

Writing the Book on Canoes

Mark Neuzil’s love of nature (and everything that flows through it) is evident in his new book on the history of North American canoes.
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Professional Notes for Jan. 17, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Elise Amel, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Candace Chou, Camille George, Dalma Martinović-Weigelt, Gerald Schlabach, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and Ted Ulrich; staff Michelle Morgan, Jim Rogers and Sarah Spencer; and alumni Jackie Heitzman ’14, Abigail Lukowicz '15 and Maya Peters ‘15.
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Professional Notes for Dec. 13, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Lisa Abendroth, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Sanjeev Bordoloi, Rosemond Desir, Michael Devaughn, Yu Gao, Bruce Gleason, Kyle Goldschmidt, Thomas Hickson, Michael Hollerich, John Holst, Len Jennings, David Kelley, Elizabeth Kindall, Sameer Kumar, Lisa Lamb, Paul Lorah, Christopher Michaelson, Mark Neuzil, Jason Pattit, Janine Sanders-Jones, Erika Scheurer, Ivancica Schrunk, Patricia Stankovitch, Kevin Theissen, Greg Vandergrift, Chelley Vician and Christian Washburn; staff Nanette Missaghi, Talia Nadir, Ea Porter and Dan Taylor; student Jacob Pauna; and alumnus Jacob Frahm '14.
David Willard and Whitney Oachs

Free Project Plants Roots at St. Thomas

Last year the University of St. Thomas joined the Free Project, a network of 22 American colleges and universities that have banded together to fight modern slavery worldwide.
Chris Santiago

English Professor Takes Top Prize in Poetry Contest

Assistant professor of English Christopher Santiago won the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. His book, Tula,, which focuses on his experience as the son of immigrants, will be published by Milkweed Editions in December.