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.
This week’s notes feature faculty members Massimo Faggioli, Michael Hollerich and J. Thomas Ippoliti; and students Frederik Bjoenness, Ryan Burke, Fartun Dirie, Emily Jorgensen, Jay Kidd , Chia Lee, Chad Miller, Joseph Molin, Joe Mueller, Nicholas Ronnei and Mitchell Schaps.
There sure was a lot of Purple on the Plaza on Tommie Tuesday, and for good reason. More than 1,500 students, faculty and staff gathered in the lower quadrangle and on John P. Monahan Plaza over the noon hour to pay tribute to Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president of St. Thomas.
The University of St. Thomas’ Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.
A student-planned celebration will be held on the lower quad. Grab a T-shirt and plan to line up at 11:45 a.m.
This week’s notes feature faculty Hans Gustafson, Bonnie Holub, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff James Rogers and Tori Svoboda; and students Nick Chang, Lisa Schulz and Xavier Vergara.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history.
The university is the largest purchaser of energy from Xcel Energy’s Windsource, the nation’s largest producer of wind power.
Mike Johnson ’90 has run 20 marathons, and he never started a marathon that he did not finish … until a week ago today at the Boston Marathon.
More than 1,700 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students have completed a survey that will assist Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, with strategic planning efforts after she becomes the 15th president of St. Thomas on July 1.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
The awards were presented at conferences held April 12-13.
Holly Hanson is a clinical program therapist within the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes, a job she has held since Sept. 25, 2012.
This week’s notes feature faculty Tanya Gladney, William Kinney, Peter Parilla, Kim Vrudny, Lisa Waldner, Martin Warren and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff members Tom Couillard and N. Curtis May; students Kylee Joosten, Emilee Sirek, Victoria Speake and Mitchell Wolff; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
Campus Ministry invites the community to take part in a vigil at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 18, on Campus Way, outside the Campus Ministry office (Anderson Student Center Room 207).
Jeremy Olson ’95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism’s top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
This year’s celebration of live poetry takes place at noon Tuesday, April 23, on the front steps of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.
He teaches in the Department of Ethics and Business Law in the university’s Opus College of Business. He has taught at St. Thomas since 1983.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, is asking faculty, staff and students to complete a short survey that will assist her with strategic planning efforts. A link to the survey will be sent to St. Thomas email addresses on Tuesday, April 16.