President Julie Sullivan will hold a brown bag luncheon on “excellence” on Monday, Nov. 4, and invites members of the St. Thomas community to join her to discuss how to cultivate, foster and enhance excellence at the university.
This week's notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Catherine Hansen, Jeff Jalkio, David Kelley, Paul Lorah, AnnMarie Thomas, Daniel Tight and Edward Ulrich; staff James Rogers; and engineering students Samuel Johnson and Matthew Schmidtbauer.
Dave Nimmer was impressed last week by the inauguration ceremony for St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan, finding it “crisp and clean, purposeful and passionate, reverent and respectful.” And, as he writes today in The Scroll, Nimmer is equally impressed by the new president and her “attitude, background, candor, determination and focus.”
The first cleanup was organized by St. Thomas’ Environmental Issues Committee (now called the Green Team) in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Adopt-a-River program during Earth Week, April 1993, and has since become a staple in St. Thomas’ annual Earth Week lineup.
The chair, which is awarded to a person who has achieved a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and scholarly contributions in a particular field, is funded by the Office of Academic Affairs and is designed to remain in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Gavrilyuk, successor to Thomas Sullivan, discusses his role as a university collaborator and bridge-builder, and his journey from a solid-state physics student in Moscow to an internationally respected theologian at St. Thomas.