The visitation and funeral will be held in West Des Moines, Iowa; a memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas. Those from St. Thomas planning to attend the visitation or funeral in Iowa are asked to “wear something purple.”
Dr. Calvin R. Hill, director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, will become university officer for diversity and inclusion at St. Thomas, effective Jan. 26.
Originally started for the St. Thomas football team by Father William Baer, former rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, Last Chance Mass is a Sunday evening service that welcomes students from across campus.
This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Victoria Young, art history chair, will be signing copies of Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tommie Shop in the Anderson Student Center.