One evening, I noticed a framed photo of the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic. He’s standing next to a painting depicting a Gospel writer with an angel whispering in his ear. Havel, with a sheepish grin, is cupping his ear as if to eavesdrop for a little “inspiration.”
A World War II veteran, he was the father of Roger J. Casey, head athletic trainer at St. Thomas, and grandfather of two UST alums, Roger J. Casey III and Jacob “Jake” Casey.
Among his many achievements, he served as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Information Agency for 10 years, a state representative for four years, and taught political science at St. Thomas in the 1970s. After retiring he co-founded the Germanic Genealogy Society and the multinational Federation of East European Family History Societies.
The Tommie dancers finished in first place in the Open Jazz Division at UDA College Nationals in Orlando, Fla., earning its sixth national championship since 2007 and its first back-to-back win in the jazz category.
As the new year starts off, we’re counting down the ten most popular posts on Opus Magnum from 2012. Today we’re at #5, a fitting post for the new year, too if you’re sitting there in your office and wondering where your job/career may take you in 2013. We asked Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., “What is meaningful work?”
He was the first in his family to graduate from St. Thomas, and the father-in-law of Phil Hoeppner, Alumni and Constituent Relations.
There is a great need for social entrepreneurship with the goal of developing economical and robust systems that provide fresh water and electricity. The engineering challenges are significant but surmountable. It simply takes will and funding.
St. Thomas head football coach Glenn Caruso was introduced in Miami on Jan. 7 as the first three-time recipient in the seven-year history of the elite national Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. He also was named Division III National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) on Jan. 8. The elite award is voted on by fellow Division III coaches.
He was the son of Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of engineering at the University of St. Thomas.
What exactly is a social entrepreneur? To Dr. Mark Spriggs, director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship isn’t narrowly defined. The social challenges and problems we face today are complex, and won’t be solved by one approach.
Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, will receive an honorary degree from St. Catherine University at its winter commencement exercises Thursday.
Resources are available to St. Thomas students, faculty and staff in need of emotional support after Friday’s tragedy.
After the killing of so many children and their teachers, our human journey is at a crossroads where our intentions – beautiful and transcendent, compassionate and caring, loving and forgiving, intelligent and thoughtful – continue to retreat in confusion and horror from the enormous evil we can and will inflict upon one another. For Bruce Kramer, Sandy Hook is personal.
The St. Thomas defense slowed a potent Mount Union attack, but in the end the Purple Raiders made enough plays to post a 28-10 victory Friday night and claim the program’s 11th Division III national championship.
St. Thomas’ bid for a national football championship ended Friday night with a 28-10 loss to Mount Union in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
He was the father of Maureen Murphy, Opus College of Business.
Chemistry professor Kristine Wammer studies the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment. “I am a ‘farm kid.’ I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota that truly was the middle of nowhere, with the nearest town (Butternut) having a population that hovered around a dozen. Having no kids nearby meant that my brother Todd and I had to come up with creative – if slightly dangerous – ways to entertain ourselves.”