As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.
A popular place for undergraduates on a sticky August afternoon in St. Paul might be the trails near the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls or the shady parks around Lake Como. But a summer stroll into Owens Science Hall finds a group of students contemplating some of the deepest mysteries of life.
As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
The University of St. Thomas' Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.
Perhaps the most motivating members of our student body are the military veterans who have chosen to earn their degrees after they complete active duty. Whether they choose to begin or continue an undergraduate business degree or pursue an M.B.A. or other graduate business degree, these individuals bring a wealth of experience, deeply held convictions and a great sense of responsibility to their studies.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
Jeremy Olson '95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism's top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
This Friday St. Thomas celebrates 20 years of the Luann Dummer Center for Women. Here is the story of the incredible woman who started it all one month before her premature death from lung cancer in 1992.
The new pieces will fill a niche near the ceiling on the eastern wall of The Gallery on the second floor of the Anderson Student Center, which is home to the AMAA@UST. They are expected to be installed by the end of spring semester.