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I’m Going to Vote Today!

Aaron Sackett, associate professor of marketing, was recently named as a finalist in the Knight Cities Challenge for his project, titled “I’m Going to Vote Today!” which aims to increase voter turnout using a “behavioral intervention.”
Danielle Liebl

Uniting Advocacy Work and a Law Degree

First-year law student Danielle Liebl, the founder of DIFFERbilities Experience, a nonprofit that promotes social inclusion and advocacy for youth with disabilities, intends to use a background in law to continue her advocacy work.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 23, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Garrison, Tom Hickson, Mike Klein, Eric Stevens, Kevin Theissen, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; and staff Beth Middleton and Carolyn Paetzel.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 16, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty John Boyle, Mark DelCogliano, Erika Kidd, R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, Steven Long, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell; and staff James Rogers.
Xiaowen Guan

Humans of St. Thomas: Xiaowen Guan

Communication and journalism professor Xiaowen Guan's whole life is a blend of cultures, from her Chinese roots, to her research, to her Irish husband, to her Star Wars-approved son's name.
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Please Remember Katherine Williams in Your Prayers

She was the wife of George Williams, an administrator at St. Thomas for 35 years who retired in 2014, and mother of two St. Thomas alumni, Andrea Mitchell (Williams) '04 and George J. Williams '10, as well as Larissa Williams, a graduate of Purdue University.

Primp and Cheap Chic

Michele Henry '06, co-owner of Primp Boutique, knows the allure of affordable fashion and cheap, brown paper.
Mary MacCarthy

Turning a Hug Into a Business

Mary MacCarthy '96 M.B.A. is the owner of Glorious Hugs, LLC, a social entrepreneurial venture with a goal you'll want to hug: alleviating loneliness in senior citizens through care packages filled with handmade art and other goodies that spark joy.
Samuel Olukiran

No Life in Isolation

A gunshot wound left St. Thomas graduate student Sam Olukiran alone and helpless on a street in Ibadan, Nigeria. This is how he survived, found Minnesota and now tries to make every moment - and every person - matter.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 2, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.