Academic News

The Mini-Masters of Life

Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce, one of the pioneers of cloud computing, addressed the more than 200 students who were hooded in the Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23.
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Five 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 May 2015.

St. Thomas Explores Two-Year College Option

The University of St. Thomas, as part of the flexible pathways priority in its strategic plan, will explore whether to open a two-year Catholic college as a way to increase access and affordability and ultimately lead to four-year degrees for Minneapolis and St. Paul-area high school students.
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Naughton Named Director of Catholic Studies

Dr. Michael Naughton, a St. Thomas faculty member since 1991, has been named director of the Center for Catholic Studies and also will hold the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies.

The Future Diplomat

Adam BenSalem ’15, a justice and peace studies major, interned with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, a locally based nonprofit that works to rebuild relationships and understanding between Iraqis and Americans.

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.
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Salisbury to Step Down as CELC Dean; Kreitzer to Serve as Interim Dean

Dr. Mark Salisbury has decided to step down as dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the end of this academic year. Following a sabbatical, he will return to the faculty as a professor in the Organization Learning and Development Department in CELC. Dr. Joseph Kreitzer, vice provost for faculty, will serve as interim dean of CELC, effective June 1.

Pitching a Start-up: 10 Key Issues to Address

Michael P. Moore, director of St. Thomas' William C. Norris Institute, presented his 10 key issues to address when pitching a start-up company to investors, at the Minnesota Inventor's Congress Inspire 2015 Inn...
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The Act of Transformation

Shannon Scott ’10 M.A, adjunct professor of English, knows a lot about werewolf literature. She will have an essay appear in She-Wolf: A Cultural History of the Female Werewolf.

MBA Experience and Career Impact

In part 2 of this Q&A looking back on his UST MBA experience, Dave Turnham details the impact his education has had on his career.