It’s the last week of the semester at UST and Tommies are venting about #USTFINALS, sharing their favorite #TommieMemories, and Instagramming their favorite campus locales. See what everyone is talking about during the week leading up to #USTCommencement 2013.
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.
Each year, the University of St. Thomas celebrates St. Thomas Day, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions that members of the St. Thomas community have made to the university and the wider community.
There sure was a lot of Purple on the Plaza on Tommie Tuesday, and for good reason. More than 1,500 students, faculty and staff gathered in the lower quadrangle and on John P. Monahan Plaza over the noon hour to pay tribute to Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president of St. Thomas.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
The awards were presented at conferences held April 12-13.
The Tommie volleyball team was invited to breakfast with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton in honor of its recent NCAA Divsion III championship. According to Dayton, “Purple is my favorite color.”
Coach Johnny Tauer repeats several words -– “unselfish” and “great senior leadership” -– over and over when he analyzes the three St. Thomas men’s basketball teams that have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament in the last five years.
A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.
A photo of seminarian Nathaniel Binversie taken Wednesday, March 13, on the lower quad was distributed globally by the Associated Press. The photo was taken by TommieMedia’s Caroline Rode.
As head sexton at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, it was Gernetzke’s responsibility to announce the selection of Pope Francis by ringing the seminary bell.
Dr. Don Briel, Dr. Charles Reid Jr., Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan offer their initial thoughts on the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Pope. St. Thomas students celebrate on campus.
When the presidential election was in full swing and political tempers were flaring, a new student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was formed to resist the partisanship and vitriol. The Public Discourse group focuses on quite the opposite: open, nonpartisan debate about how public policy issues intersect with law.
Sam Jensen and Julie Rech will represent St. Thomas at the event, which will be held in the state Capitol’s rotunda.
In all, TommieMedia reaped six firsts, one second and four third place awards. The Minnesota Newspaper Association’s awards convention is an annual event.
The Tommie dancers finished in first place in the Open Jazz Division at UDA College Nationals in Orlando, Fla., earning its sixth national championship since 2007 and its first back-to-back win in the jazz category.
The St. Thomas defense slowed a potent Mount Union attack, but in the end the Purple Raiders made enough plays to post a 28-10 victory Friday night and claim the program’s 11th Division III national championship.
St. Thomas’ bid for a national football championship ended Friday night with a 28-10 loss to Mount Union in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
A memorial mass will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas for student Mark Langdon.
Bui is studying abroad this academic year at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2012 recently released its annual report about U.S. students who study abroad during college. It shows that despite a 20-percent drop in its undergraduate study-abroad participation, the University of St. Thomas remains among the leading American institutions for undergraduate students who study abroad, and it is the top private institution in Minnesota for international student enrollment.