Lackey interviewed 16 world-renowned writers, including Joyce Carol Oates and Russell Banks, for his book, Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.
This week's notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, Tony Borgerding, Eric Fort, Marites Guino-o, Shersten Johnson, Gary Mabbott, Mark Neuzil, Bill Ojala, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, AnnMarie Thomas, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Tim Dohmen, Becky Durham, Sarah Huesing and Jennifer Rogers; students Maya Audi, Nicholas Brinza, Jaya Dhami, Sam Dennert, Benjamin Gelinas, Joe Jaye, Kara Kassekert, Lucas Keehr, Daniel Kremer, Maggie Malone-Povolny, Grant McCormick, Meghan Talbot, Brianna Vickerman and Alison Yang; and alumni Jaclyn Fermanich, Kendra Lystad, Emilee Sirek, Jonathan Smiej and Victoria Speake.
Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.