Harry Rasmussen, a native of Sleepy Eye, Minn., attended the College of St. Thomas from fall 1938 until spring 1941. He went into the Army, apparently drafted, and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a letter to his father. That historic letter and his four yearbooks have found their way home to St. Thomas. He served in the Army for four and a half years and then returned to campus.
This week’s notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Don Briel, Corrine Carvalho, Kathryn Combs, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Daniel Fairchild, Ken Goodpaster, Jill Hendrickson, Lyman Johnson, Anne Klejment, Daryl Koehn, Robert Koerpel, Dean Maines, John Martens, Michael Naughton, David Penchansky, Gerald Schlabach, Robert Shoemake, John Spry and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Dan Gjelten; students Logan McDermott and Jonathan Wadle; and alumna Emilee Sirek ’13.
She was the mother of Professor Emerita Trudi Taylor, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
The University of St. Thomas Dance Team finished in first place in the Open Jazz Division and the Open Hip Hop Division at the Universal Dance Association College National Championship in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 18 and 19.
She was the mother of Peter Southard, associate professor with the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department.
Rebekka Peterson went home from the hospital Friday, Jan. 10, and Nicholas Bergeland is scheduled to go home Thursday, Jan. 16.
He was the father of Robin Reinke, a junior, and Rhiannon Reinke, a senior.
He was the father of Brittney (Wolf) Quant, faculty coordinator in the Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Joanne Boyer, Child Development Center, and grandfather of two Tommies.
He was the brother of Ann Molter, Child Development Center.
James Rogers, editor of the review, noted that five earlier essays from New Hibernia Review were selected as “notables” from 1998 to 2011, “but having three out of four selected in a single year is a remarkable honor.”
She died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 14. Her activities on campus included a leadership role in the Ski and Snowboard Club, and membership in Students for Liberty and Student Legacy; in addition, she was a student employee in the Development Office for three years.