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Professional Notes for May 4, 2016

This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
Living Learning Communities

Living and Learning as One

A new program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in small communities, creating a depth of experience that reaches beyond the classroom.
Students take notes during a class. (Photo by Mark Brown)

How Did That Become a Class?

Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.
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Senior Stride

Graduation provides these eight seniors with time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to what the future may hold.
Solar Panels

Solar Panels Help Sustain Knowledge

The solar panels installed on the Anderson Student Center will not only reduce energy costs but also serve as a learning tool for several classes.
Kristine Wammer

Kristine Wammer and Her Students Take on a Major Source of Environmental Pollutants

Chemistry professor Kristine Wammer studies the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment. "I am a 'farm kid.' I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota that truly was the middle of nowhere, with the nearest town (Butternut) having a population that hovered around a dozen. Having no kids nearby meant that my brother Todd and I had to come up with creative – if slightly dangerous – ways to entertain ourselves."