Amy Levad writes about a theological response to mass incarceration, the subject of the upcoming New Frontiers lecture and the subject of her new book, Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in OEC Auditorium.
This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Victoria Young, art history chair, will be signing copies of Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tommie Shop in the Anderson Student Center.
Michael Hollerich remembers friend and colleague Dr. Terry Nichols, who passed away in April. He reflects on Terry's family of origin, early scholarly interests, growth as a professor and movement into inter-religious dialogue.
Two geology professors, with their students, are researching areas that could provide insight into our past, present and future, as well as ancient life on Earth's surface, in the depths of the ocean and even outside our planet.
This year sophomore Maria McQuillan and junior Nick Sinn have joined forces with Dr. Elizabeth Wehner, assistant professor in St. Thomas' Physics Department, to scrutinize images of far-away galaxies taken on a .9 meter telescope housed at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona.