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Professional Notes for Sept. 15, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, Tony Borgerding, Eric Fort, Marites Guino-o, Shersten Johnson, Gary Mabbott, Mark Neuzil, Bill Ojala, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, AnnMarie Thomas, Lisa Waldner and Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Tim Dohmen, Becky Durham, Sarah Huesing and Jennifer Rogers; students Maya Audi, Nicholas Brinza, Jaya Dhami, Sam Dennert, Benjamin Gelinas, Joe Jaye, Kara Kassekert, Lucas Keehr, Daniel Kremer, Maggie Malone-Povolny, Grant McCormick, Meghan Talbot, Brianna Vickerman and Alison Yang; and alumni Jaclyn Fermanich, Kendra Lystad, Emilee Sirek, Jonathan Smiej and Victoria Speake.
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.
Aquinas Hall is shown September 19, 2008.

Retirees’ Celebration is May 22

A celebration to thank more than 90 retiring employees for their years of service to St. Thomas will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Woulfe Alumni Hall.
ASC Donor Spaces

The View Embodies UST’s Mission on Trayless Wednesdays

As the campus community celebrates Earth Week, many are looking at ways they can contribute to a more sustainable university. The View is doing its part by experimenting with a trend that has become a mainstay at colleges and universities nationwide.
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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."
Matthew Batt

UST Wins Six Communication Awards from CASE

St. Thomas has won two golds, two silvers and two bronzes for communications work in the annual competition sponsored by District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
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Plante to Lead Development Office

Joe Plante, an institutional advancement staff member at St. Thomas for 26 years, has been named interim executive director of development at the university.
Pete Willner

Pete on the Beat

Pete Willner is an iconic figure at the School of Law. He is the first face many see when they enter the building, and he is a good friend to several faculty, staff and students.