When Randy Thysse '85 was growing up in the Minneapolis working-class suburb of Brooklyn Center, it was suggested that he learn a trade, like neighbors who were plumbers or glaziers, or maybe he could follow in his dad’s footsteps and learn carpet laying.The trade he settled into, and which he never once considered while growing up, is sometimes called spycraft.
Funeral services for Monsignor James Lavin will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Visitation is Thursday at O’Halloran and Murphy; a reception on campus will follow the funeral Friday.
Many community members are taking to social media to pay tribute to Monsignor James Lavin, who died Monday, Sept. 17, at age 93. Read what some of you had to say.
Lavin died of natural causes at the end of an early-morning Mass celebrated in his room by Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of Holy Family parish in St. Louis Park. Johnson had anointed Lavin and given him Communion shortly before he died.
The Grand Rapids, Minn, native got his start in chemistry at St. Thomas four years ago, but what lies ahead now is five years of studies at the University of Wisconsin, a couple of years at a high-level research lab, and then perhaps an academic or industrial research position.
Master’s in Art History Alum Organizes ‘Internet Cat Video Film Festival’ to National Acclaim and 10,000 Attendees
Katie Czarniecki Hill, '12 M.A. in Art History and owner of two felines, organized the festival for the Walker Art Center's Open Field summer program.
Bob Powers '49 is Minnesota's senior triathlete at age 88, but age hasn't slowed him down(too much). No one can compete with him – literally. He recently won his age group in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship held in Burlington, Vt. As usual, he was the age group.
Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”
It may not be the gap between the 99 percent and the 1 percent, but an enormous void can be found in the world of criminal justice. It is the gap between individuals who are poor enough to qualify for a public defender, and those who can afford a private attorney.
Included in this week's Professional Notes are faculty Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange and Dr. Edward Ulrich; staff Dan Gjelten; and UST MBA alums Sara Christenson and Annelise Larson.
The Alumni Association celebrated Ireland Hall's 100-year anniversary on June 2.
Father Dennis Dease's magnanimous involvement in Uganda reflects his commitment to the mission of the university
Brian Osende '10 B.S.M.E., '11 M.S. returns to Uganda and brings light to his grandparents' village for the first time
KAMPALA, UGANDA - The miracle workers are busy here these days.In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says "Eddwaliro," Ugandan for "health care," in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
Degrees in hand, Ugandan students seek to make an impact in our world
The University of St. Thomas community gathered Wednesday, May 9, to celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day and to honor recipients of its Humanitarian, Distinguished Alumna, Professor of the Year, Tommie and Monsignor James Lavin awards.
A former member of the St. Thomas Alumni Association board, he received the association’s Monsignor James Lavin Award in 2009 for his volunteer service to the university.
The honorees at the 2012 St. Thomas Day are Corrine Carvalho, Thomas Cronin, Bernadeia Johnson, Dr. Gordon Klatt and Matthew Sullivan.
Ireland Hall and a century of Lavin Burgers, ghosts and snowball fights
Ernie Gunderson's book, Hartland to Capitol Hill: The Journey of a Wounded Healer, is based on an unpublished memoir written by his mother.
John Kascht draws on truth and exaggeration to capture his subjects
Excerpt from the book Fire Season
As president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Mary Cathryn Ricker '91 has deep roots in education and activism
Dan Huber '89 and Bob Murray '86 have been trading grain options since graduation, but their way of doing business is about to disappear