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Unexpected Joy in the Slums of Kenya

Jessica Smith '07 recently traveled to one of the largest slums in Africa where she found a resiliently faithful culture that relies upon God to provide the very basic essentials.
Crittercam Sam

The Young Man and the Sea

Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.
Markell Icon

The Creation of a ‘Spiritual Portrait’

Iconographer Nicholas Markell ’84 "wrote" Holy Thomas - Angelic Doctor over a six-month period. The icon – which stands almost 5 and a half feet tall and nearly 4 feet wide – was presented to Campus Ministry on Sunday at the Opening Mass.
Dick Conklin

Please Remember Richard W. Conklin in Your Prayers

Alumnus Richard W. Conklin, a retired public relations and communications administrator at St. Thomas and Notre Dame and author of a popular history of St. Thomas, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Saturday.
Dr. Sue Huber

Sue Huber to Retire as EVP in June 2014

Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber's successor.
David Dougherty

Waste Not

David Dougherty ’65 followed an unexpected path from adventure-seeking college grad to an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
TommieMedia alums

Lives Intertwined

Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
Matthew Meyer

Q&A with Matthew Meyer ’96

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.
Social Lights

Millennial Illumination

Martha McCarthy ’11 and Emily Pritchard ’11 used their entrepreneurship studies to create the Social Lights.
Alan Bignall

Energizer

What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.