Terry Nichols

Death and the Afterlife

In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
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Please Remember Margaret Rohlf in Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers Margaret A. Rohlf. She is the mother of Barb Joynson, formerly of Alumni and Constituent Relations. Marge, 84, passed away July 11. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10...
Anna Rosenthal

From Plant to Paint

Botanical artistry is not for the impatient, which makes it all the more extraordinary that sophomore Anna Rosenthal has been painting the natural world since she was 14.
Mitch Kieffer St. Thomas Mag

Pain Is A Battlefield

Three years ago, Mitch Kieffer’s military SUV was attacked in Iraq. After dozens of surgeries and procedures, he is still dogged by chronic, debilitating pain. But that hasn’t stopped Kieffer ’07 from becoming the ultimate warrior.
Nice Ride

Hey, Nice Ride!

Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.
Patrick Ryan

‘Take Care of Your Customer’

A bright yellow pickup truck is parked on the third floor of a downtown Minneapolis office building, and to a stranger it doesn't fit into the maze of cubicles that stretch as far as the eye can see. "Ryan Lumber and Coal Co.," reads the lettering on the truck. "Everything to Build Anything."
Tina Wu

Hidden Talent

Taiwanese student Tina Wu continues a family tradition of calligraphy.
Bob Hilgers 105 year old

A Witness To Our History

Bob Hilgers '32--a former student, teacher and adviser--celebrates 105 years of a life well-lived.
Max Behna

Poised For What Comes Next

In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.
Erika Kidd

Great Thinkers of History Are Lifelong Companions for Dr. Erika Kidd

Dr. Erika Kidd is the professor of record this spring in “The Pursuit of Happiness,” a first-year course, and “The Catholic Vision,” a third-year course, but students may well hear from a few others – great thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Aristotle and Evelyn Waugh, for example, and for good measure the Scriptures.
Julie Sullivan

Extraordinary Tommies

St. Thomas said thank you to a special group in May – more than 90 people who worked a collective 2,000 years at the university and influenced generations of students.