President Julie Sullivan

Light, Love and Grace

My grandmother lived alone when I was growing up, and my mother used to send me over to spend weekends with her. I could not have asked for a better role model and mentor.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 19, 2013

This week's notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Stephen Brookfield, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Father Jan Michael Joncas, William Ojala, Terrence Pitre, Lisa Prevette, Kris Wammer, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Wendy Wyatt; and students Rachel Beck, Nick Benish, Kristin Braden, Matthew Folstad, Danielle Francen, Mark Frommelt, Danielle Hinkley, Rebecca Kummer, Sarah Larson, Suzanne Mages, Kirsten Mueller, Ryan Smith, Meghan Talbot and Brianne Herlitzke.
Tonia Bock

When in Rome … Teach (and Eat Pizza)

This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
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Tommie Traditions: Kissing Under the Arches

Did you know that according to a longstanding legend the St. Thomas Arches are also a gateway to everlasting love? The tradition states that students aren’t True Tommies until they’ve been kissed under the Arches at midnight.
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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.
Pete Willner

Pete on the Beat

Pete Willner is an iconic figure at the School of Law. He is the first face many see when they enter the building, and he is a good friend to several faculty, staff and students.
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Professional Notes for Sept. 10, 2013

This week's notes feature faculty Mark DelCogliano, Father Jan Michael Joncas, Dough Jondle, Billy Junker, David Kelley, T. Dean Maines, Susan Marsnik, Michael Naughton, Bill Ojala, Michelle Rovang Burke, Deborah Savage, Dale Thompson, Christian Washburn, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Peter Young, and 2013 alumna AnZhi Zhang.
Julie Sullivan

The Scroll: Showing Up . . . and Following Up

As she has looked around at full rooms since the beginning of the academic year, Susan Alexander has been pleased. People showed up in droves for the Academic Convocation and a brown-bag lunch sponsored by President Julie Sullivan – ample proof that there is a lot of life at St. Thomas these days, Alexander writes in The Scroll.
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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.
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Please Remember Lawrence Hannon in Your Prayers

He was the grandfather of Karen Cerney Harthorn, associate vice president of procurement; Colleen Hannon Moore ’94; Tim Hannon ’96; Sheila Hannon McGill, women’s soccer coach; Laura Cerney Welter ’97; Molly Hannon ’00; and Arianna Vazquez, a UST sophomore.
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Planning Survey Responses Strong, Affirmative

More than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have responded to a planning survey commissioned by President Julie Sullivan, and they spoke in unison about their pride in St. Thomas’ academic excellence and their commitment to its Catholic identity and mission. Sullivan will use the planning survey results as part of strategic planning and will discuss the results during a brown-bag lunch discussion on Monday (Sept. 9) in Woulfe Alumni Hall.