Samuel Olukiran

No Life in Isolation

A gunshot wound left St. Thomas graduate student Sam Olukiran alone and helpless on a street in Ibadan, Nigeria. This is how he survived, found Minnesota and now tries to make every moment - and every person - matter.
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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.
Teacher Education candidate Alex Rome (far left) pictured with his NWSISD team during
the Summit held June 15-19, 2015, on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus.
Check out our Facebook photo album featuring highlights from the week’s events.

Summer Mentorship Program Gives Alex Rome Valuable Classroom Experience

More than 100 students and teacher-mentors from the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) and Minneapolis Public Schools South High and Roosevelt High Schools convened on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus for the Step-Up Boys Mentorship Program Summer Summit, June 15-19 .
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Minds Matter Twin Cities

The University of St. Thomas partnered for the second year with Minds Matter Twin Cities (MMTC) to host its annual mentorship program. The mentorship program pairs high school students with professionals to broaden their dreams, guide them through the college admission and selection process and show them what is possible.
Mortarboards (caps) and tassels are shown during the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 23, 2015 in O'Shaughnessy stadium.

CELC Hosts Twin Cities Academy High School Graduation

The Brady Education Center auditorium overflowed with family and friends of Twin Cities Academy High School (TCAHS) seniors as 44 students received diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony. This was the third year the University of St. Thomas hosted the ceremony and the first time one of its graduates will be attending the university in the fall.
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CELC Professional Notes: Fall 2015

Fr. Jean-Pierre Bongila, Ph.D.In August 2014, Bongila conducted a successful workshop for 10 senior executives from the Congolese Society of Oil Refineries (SOCIR), addressing the theme of “Leadership Ethi...
Havana, Cuba

On the Cusp of History in Cuba

Thirteen master’s students from the International Leadership Program and the Murray Institute saw history in the making this summer during a trip to Cuba as part of a study abroad experience.
University of St. Thomas collaborated with Minnesota Life College (MLC) to create the College Pre-Orientation Program (POP), a week-long overnight event to help students with ASD and other special needs to be prepared to participate in college orientation programs and succeed in college.

POP Helps Students with ASD Transition into College Life

Last summer, the University of St. Thomas collaborated with Minnesota Life College (MLC) to create the College Pre-Orientation Program (POP), a week-long overnight event to help students with ASD and other special needs to be prepared to participate in college orientation programs and succeed in college.
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Liberian Vice President Visits St. Thomas

His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the University of St. Thomas during his recent visit to the Twin Cities to meet with the Liberian community and Governor Mark Dayton.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 21, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, John Froula, David Jamieson, Shersten Johnson, David Kelley, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, Angela Senander, William Stevenson, Phil Stoltzfus, AnnMarie Thomas, Artika Tykner and Christian Washburn; and students Jackie Milbrandt (also staff) and Caitlin Woodard.
Mashael Aljahdali

Humans of St. Thomas: Mashael Aljahdali

Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Talee Vang

Talee Vang is one remarkable woman – Thai refugee camp survivor, mother of three young children, granddaughter of a legendary Hmong general’s confidant and St. Thomas doctoral student in professional psychology. Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan caught up with her at a coffee shop for a Humans of St. Thomas interview for The Scroll.