Academic excellence, Catholic identity and mission, and organizational culture were the themes addressed Monday by Dr. Julie Sullivan in her first academic convocation address as president of St. Thomas.
Welcome Week will include the traditional March Through the Arches as well as picnics, interfaith blessings, the President’s Opening Convocation and an Opening Mass and Reception.
She was the mother of Dr. Mary Margaret Hoden, senior adjunct professor in the Theology Department.
After fleeing civil war in his homeland of Somalia, he sought refuge in Minnesota and earned an M.B.A. from St. Thomas in 2000. He was the founder and executive director of the African Development Center, and the first Somali-American in Minnesota to be elected to public office.
The second Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back by popular demand. Last year’s inaugural event, conceived by Katie Hill ’12 M.A. in art history, drew more than 10,000 spectators and spawned countless “copy cat” festivals around the world.
He was a faculty member in the St. Thomas Theology Department from 1993-2007.
He was the brother of Ann Marie Serdar, Department of Catholic Studies, and uncle to Rachelle (Lamers) Wind ’10, and Renee (Lamers) Amundson and Elliot Amundson ’11.
Renee Prola, a December 1996 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, has worked at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for 16 years – first as an accountant and for the past six years as the Ordway’s company manager.
Five charities received move-out items of clothing, furniture, books, food and household items ranging from dishes to hair dryers.
The summer tradition started in 1981 and returns with live music, food and pony rides by Blueberry and Jericho.
Alex had completed his first year at St. Thomas. He was the son of St. Thomas alumni Wade Vitalis and Carol Nagele-Vitalis of Shafer, Minn.
This week’s note features faculty Dr. David Alexander, Dr. George Baboila, Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Dr. Stephen Hipp, Dr. Michael Hollerich, Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dr. Debra Petersen, Dr. Aaron Sackett, Dr. Kevin Sauter, Dr. Tim Scully, Dr. Buffy Smith, Dr. Christian Washburn, Dr. Virgil Wiebe and Dr. Jennifer Wright.