Academic News

New Maker Space Slated for Anderson Student Center

Thanks to a collaboration between the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and the Division of Student Affairs, St. Thomas will have its first maker space for students who are interested in creating things, either for their own personal enrichment or for potential future business opportunities.
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.

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.

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...

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.