Nimal Singh, from Birgunj, Nepal, will be the guest speaker at the semester’s first CultureLink Tea. The tea will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Scooter’s, Anderson Student Center.
Alicia Long ’10 J.D. is the co-author of Capitol Hell, a novel loosely based on some of her experiences as a young Senate staffer in Washington, D.C.
This week’s notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Stephen Brookfield, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Father Jan Michael Joncas, William Ojala, Terrence Pitre, Lisa Prevette, Kris Wammer, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Wendy Wyatt; and students Rachel Beck, Nick Benish, Kristin Braden, Matthew Folstad, Danielle Francen, Mark Frommelt, Danielle Hinkley, Rebecca Kummer, Sarah Larson, Suzanne Mages, Kirsten Mueller, Ryan Smith, Meghan Talbot and Brianne Herlitzke.
This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
She was the daughter of building services worker Cassandra Marshall.
Did you know that according to a longstanding legend the St. Thomas Arches are also a gateway to everlasting love? The tradition states that students aren’t True Tommies until they’ve been kissed under the Arches at midnight.
Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.
This week’s notes feature faculty Mark DelCogliano, Father Jan Michael Joncas, Dough Jondle, Billy Junker, David Kelley, T. Dean Maines, Susan Marsnik, Michael Naughton, Bill Ojala, Michelle Rovang Burke, Deborah Savage, Dale Thompson, Christian Washburn, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Peter Young, and 2013 alumna AnZhi Zhang.
As she has looked around at full rooms since the beginning of the academic year, Susan Alexander has been pleased. People showed up in droves for the Academic Convocation and a brown-bag lunch sponsored by President Julie Sullivan – ample proof that there is a lot of life at St. Thomas these days, Alexander writes in The Scroll.
Iconographer Nicholas Markell ’84 “wrote” Holy Thomas – Angelic Doctor over a six-month period. The icon – which stands almost 5 and a half feet tall and nearly 4 feet wide – was presented to Campus Ministry on Sunday at the Opening Mass.
A senior at St. Thomas, the St. Cloud native met with more than 60 school-age children twice a week at a YMCA summer camp.
He was the grandfather of Karen Cerney Harthorn, associate vice president of procurement; Colleen Hannon Moore ’94; Tim Hannon ’96; Sheila Hannon McGill, women’s soccer coach; Laura Cerney Welter ’97; Molly Hannon ’00; and Arianna Vazquez, a UST sophomore.
More than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have responded to a planning survey commissioned by President Julie Sullivan, and they spoke in unison about their pride in St. Thomas’ academic excellence and their commitment to its Catholic identity and mission. Sullivan will use the planning survey results as part of strategic planning and will discuss the results during a brown-bag lunch discussion on Monday (Sept. 9) in Woulfe Alumni Hall.
St. Thomas is beginning the search for its next executive vice president and provost. President Julie Sullivan has appointed a search committee and a search consultant, and they will assist her in choosing a successor to Dr. Susan Huber, who will retire next June 30.
St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan will sponsor a monthly series of brown bag luncheons for faculty and staff to discuss important issues at the university. The first luncheon, at noon Monday, Sept. 9, in north Woulfe Alumni Hall, will review results from the planning and climate surveys conducted earlier this year.