Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber’s successor.
The collegiate all-stars, led for the seventh year by John Barron, the director of the university’s Service Center, will compete against elite and professional racers June 12-16. One of the six races in the grand prix, a time trial — known as the “race of truth” — will roll past campus on Mississippi River Boulevard on the morning of Wednesday, June 12.
You have been kind beyond description – to me and to St. Thomas. I will forever carry fond memories of those kindnesses, which I know were borne out of a genuine desire to make this a better university and to help us provide the best possible education for our students.
St. Thomas is one step closer to becoming a tobacco-free campus on Jan. 1, 2014. The President’s Staff has endorsed the tobacco-free concept and a committee will work out an implementation plan before returning to the President’s Staff this fall for final approval.
Dease, who retires next month, thanked faculty and staff for “making the St. Thomas culture so really, really special.”
A U.S. Air Force veteran and an English professor, he taught literature and was best known for teaching Shakespeare. He also served as the founding director of the Center for Faculty Development and as chair of the English Department.
Dave Nimmer has many fond memories of Father Dennis Dease and the 22 years they have worked together at St. Thomas. As Dease prepares to retire next month, Nimmer pauses to offer his thanks today in The Scroll to “a man of uncommon decency.”
Hart’s latest novel, The Book of Killowen, is the June selection of the Luann Dummer Center for Women’s monthly book club. She will attend the club’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, at noon, Wednesday, June 26.
The Julie Hays Teaching Award is given to an OCB faculty member for exemplary achievement in the classroom in the previous academic year. More than 30 faculty were nominated for the hays award this year, a sign of the passion our faculty have for teaching and engaging with their students.
St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to attend a thank-you celebration on Friday (May 17) for Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president.
Kay was honored for his outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty-student collaboration.
One of the more original traditions at St. Thomas, the Ireland Hall teeter-totter marathon occurs each spring to help raise funds for Tubman.
When Kieran Folliard was planning to enter the crowded and notoriously fickle bar and restaurant business in downtown Minneapolis, he knew exactly what he wanted to create. He wanted to develop a landmark, beautiful and handcrafted building, reminiscent of the grand 18th-century public houses of the Dublin he remembered from his youth.
John N. Allen has worked with real estate developers, investors and executives around the country, and as much as he respects them and values their perspectives and their role as mentors, he believes his success boils down to one intangible element.
When the St. Thomas Alumni Association asked alumni in a recent survey whether there were faculty members who had strong positive effects on their educational experiences, more than 800 names were mentioned. These are the top five.
How does one successfully navigate the process of moving from an individual contributor or team member to a first-time manager and leader? Which leadership characteristics and competencies promote positive and authentic leadership and which practices or attitudes can detract from an individual’s leadership potential? Moreover, how does one learn or develop leadership capabilities?