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ThreeSixty Journalism Graduates Bring Home Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards

Six graduates of ThreeSixty Journalism – including four who now attend the University of St. Thomas – and one current high school student received 2014-15 College Better Newspaper Contest Awards for their work with ThreeSixty during the Minnesota Newspaper's Better Newspaper Contest Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Bloomington.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 2, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.
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Three Faculty Earn Promotions

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December 2015.
Oyuna Uranchimeg

Humans of St. Thomas: Batoyun Uranchimeg

During weeks when our world has been inundated with too much darkness, loss and anguish, it seems timely to shine a light on one beacon of what is right and good in the world. Carol Bruess introduces us to COJO staff member Batoyun "Oyuna" Uranchimeg.
Mollie Laidly

Studying Street Photography

During her freshman year, English major Mollie Laidly studied and presented on street photographer Vivian Maier.
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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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.
A large stack of books sit on shelves and the floor in Sociology and Criminal Justice Professor Lisa Waldner's office in the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on August 13, 2015. The books were temporarily stacked while awaiting new shelving. These images were taken for CAS Spotlight Magazine.

The Respectful Researcher

Now at the helm of the College of Arts and Sciences as one of two new associate deans, Dr. Lisa Waldner is hoping to show colleagues the same respect she showed others through her research. And it’s that respect she also is teaching students in the classroom.
Left to right, Hunter Gaitan '15 (Biology), Biology Professor Adam Kay and Amanda Lovelee, St. Paul City Artist, pose for a portrait at the Urban Flower Field at Pedro Park at 10th and Robert Streets in downtown St. Paul on September 22, 2015. With the help of members of the downtown community, the project has planted 96 bio-diverse plots of flowers. University of St. Thomas researchers and students will use these plots to test whether more diverse flower plots are better able to extract harmful substances from the soil. The plots are arranged in a shape representing the golden mean, creating walking paths and a gathering space for programmed activities and neighborhood events.

Stewards of the Earth

The future of agriculture faces a number of challenges. Many young people are realizing that solutions will require massive collective action, and they need and want to be part of it.