Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Celebrate with this arrrr-ticle on a student study inspired by pirates and what they might reveal of our fear of the dark.
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.
Kurhajetz co-founded the Maple Grove Triathlon in 2010 with no race management or race experience. Now in its fifth year, the event is one of the fastest growing triathlons in Minnesota.
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.
As another academic year begins, the Newsroom brings you some of the stories you may have missed during the summer.
St. Thomas welcomed the class of 2018 in style.
Welcome Week will include the traditional March Through the Arches as well as picnics, interfaith blessings, the President’s Opening Convocation and an Opening Mass and Reception.
Four students share their stories
In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
Botanical artistry is not for the impatient, which makes it all the more extraordinary that sophomore Anna Rosenthal has been painting the natural world since she was 14.
Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.
Taiwanese student Tina Wu continues a family tradition of calligraphy.
In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.
The three seminarians are the only Catholics among this season’s 54 contestants.
Mike Gapinski '14 returned to school in his 50s as a way to cope with his bipolar disorder. He will graduate this weekend with a degree in economics.
Six graduate students will present their research at the May 23 event.
UST senior Caitlin Kelly encourages her peers to consider healthy alternatives for staying alert after what she learned about energy drinks.
The award is presented in honor of Shelly Moorman, who taught Spanish at St. Thomas from 1968 until her retirement in 2004.
The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946.
This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
Fartun Dirie received the student award, and Dr. Susan Smith-Cunnien received the faculty award.
This year's honorees include Ron Fowler, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Michael Heffron, Monsignor James Lavin Award; Sondra Elizondo, Humanitarian of the Year Award; Dr. Matthew George, Professor of the Year; and Brandon Miranda, Tommie Award.
The conversation between student and adviser began as a routine check-in: “How are classes going? Is your schedule manageable?” It ended in an intense discussion about the common good, a wounded Marine, and what it really means to be alive.
David Billingsley knows the arts can save lives. He’s helping Twin Cities youth overcome poverty, hopelessness and gun violence through music, dance, theater and art.
Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.