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Three Juniors Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

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.
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Professional Notes for April 17, 2013

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.
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President-elect Sullivan Wants Your Thoughts

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.
Alan Bignall

Energizer

What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.
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Professional Notes for April 10, 2013

This week's notes feature Massimo Faggioli, Dan Gjelten, Father Joseph Hurtuk, John Wendt, and students Samantha Hanowski, Shannon Kelly, Meghan Meints, Kilee Pertl and David Steinhafel.
Mike Rice

The Weigh-In: March Madness at Rutgers

The videos showing former Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and emotionally abusing his players were outrageous and disgusting, in large part because they run so counter to the messages we hope our student-athletes learn from intercollegiate athletics.
Luann Dummer

Luann Dummer: Feminist, Friend, Gourmet Cook

This Friday St. Thomas celebrates 20 years of the Luann Dummer Center for Women. Here is the story of the incredible woman who started it all one month before her premature death from lung cancer in 1992.