After attending the College of St. Thomas for three years, Harry Rasmussen was in the U.S. Army and stationed in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. That evening he wrote a letter to his father. He returned to St. Thomas after WW II. That historic letter and his four yearbooks were recently delivered to St. Thomas.  (Inset: Rasmussen and his letter.)

‘Welcome Home, 1st Sgt. Harry Rasmussen!’

Harry Rasmussen, a native of Sleepy Eye, Minn., attended the College of St. Thomas from fall 1938 until spring 1941. He went into the Army, apparently drafted, and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a letter to his father. That historic letter and his four yearbooks have found their way home to St. Thomas. He served in the Army for four and a half years and then returned to campus.
Julie Sullivan

A Vision for Our Future

A working vision statement will serve as a guide during the university's strategic planning process.
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Professional Notes for Feb. 5, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Don Briel, Corrine Carvalho, Kathryn Combs, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Daniel Fairchild, Ken Goodpaster, Jill Hendrickson, Lyman Johnson, Anne Klejment, Daryl Koehn, Robert Koerpel, Dean Maines, John Martens, Michael Naughton, David Penchansky, Gerald Schlabach, Robert Shoemake, John Spry and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Dan Gjelten; students Logan McDermott and Jonathan Wadle; and alumna Emilee Sirek '13.
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New Hibernia Review Essays Honored

James Rogers, editor of the review, noted that five earlier essays from New Hibernia Review were selected as “notables” from 1998 to 2011, “but having three out of four selected in a single year is a remarkable honor."
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Please Remember Kristin Reller ’11 in Your Prayers

She died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 14. Her activities on campus included a leadership role in the Ski and Snowboard Club, and membership in Students for Liberty and Student Legacy; in addition, she was a student employee in the Development Office for three years.