Academic convocation

The Scroll: Academic Convocation and Power

Susan Alexander believes the theme of this year’s academic convocation was power, and that’s a good thing, she writes in The Scroll. Not the kind of power that corrupts, as Lord Acton once observed, but the power of imagination, as envisioned by St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan during her convocation remarks.
Students, staff and faculty, spelling out UST in giant letters, douse themselves with cold water during an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge event on John P. Monahan Plaza on Sept. 4, 2014.

#IceBucketChallenge Honors Former Dean

221 people formed the letters "UST" on John P. Monahan Plaza as they doused themselves with ice water in honor of former dean of the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Bruce Kramer, who is living with ALS.
Opening Day

Sullivan Urges Boldness, ‘Culture of Innovation’

President Julie Sullivan urged St. Thomas faculty and staff on Tuesday to join her on an “imaginary exercise” during her second academic convocation address and boldly envision what the university will look like five to 10 years from now.
Julie Sullivan

Extraordinary Tommies

St. Thomas said thank you to a special group in May – more than 90 people who worked a collective 2,000 years at the university and influenced generations of students.
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Strategic Planning Working Goals Announced

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, in consultation with the President’s Senior Staff, would like to announce the seven working goals for the University’s Strategic Planning Process
Julie Sullivan

A Vision for Our Future

A working vision statement will serve as a guide during the university's strategic planning process.
Sullivan Inauguration

The Scroll: Feeling Good About the Inauguration

Dave Nimmer was impressed last week by the inauguration ceremony for St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan, finding it “crisp and clean, purposeful and passionate, reverent and respectful.” And, as he writes today in The Scroll, Nimmer is equally impressed by the new president and her “attitude, background, candor, determination and focus.”
Desk

Much More Than a Desk

While it may not have the high-profile lineage or panache of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, Dr. Sullivan's desk has a long and well-documented history.