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.
The No. 8-ranked University of St. Thomas volleyball team defeated No. 1-ranked Calvin College to earn the team’s first-ever NCAA Division III championship. The Tommies are the first MIAC team to reach the NCAA volleyball championship match.
The International Education Center at St. Thomas congratulates this year’s winners of its annual International Photo Contest. Every year the IEC holds the contest for photos students take while studying abroad. This year the IEC received 195 photo submissions from 34 students.
For 26 years cadets of Air Force ROTC Detachment 410 have honored veterans, and POWs and MIAs, with a 24-hour vigil in the lower quad.
The annual tradition will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year while it’s usual host, Orchestra Hall, undergoes construction.
Junior Fartun Dirie’s research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these “mental maps,” she seeks to understand local Somalis’ view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities’ landscape.
An opening ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday near the lower quad’s flagpole. All are welcome.
Sociology student Kylee Joosten and her adviser, Dr. Lisa Waldner, researched differences in how males and females act as perpetrators of sexual coercion.
The most notable highlight from this year’s report is the 67.8 percent increase in students from Saudi Arabia.
Ferreras Camilo is the presenter for this month’s CultureLink Tea, which will be held at 2 p.m today, Thursday, Oct. 18, in Scooter’s in the Anderson Student Center. The talk is free and open to the St. Thomas community. Tea and Dominican snacks will be provided.
Undergraduate enrollment and overall credit hours are up, but graduate enrollment is down this year.
Over the summer, Fekadu conducted a research project that studied the painting of street murals over gang-tagged Minneapolis businesses with artist Jimmy Longoria, the only Chicano/Latino/Hispanic to be awarded a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship.
A team of six University of St. Thomas students were judged to be the best among five university teams invited to compete in the Travelers Actuarial Case Competition on Oct. 5.
David Yates, the History Department’s lead history tutor, was one of five students who presented research papers at a symposium at Mississippi State University over Memorial Day weekend last May. He describes his presentation on “The Nullification Crisis of 1832” “as the culmination of my work over the years. It was the realization of the whole process.” Nullification occasionally makes news even today.
It’s been awhile since Dave Nimmer has been a college student, but he’ll never forget those freshman jitters. He can’t do much to calm them for this year’s batch of new Tommies, but in The Scroll today he does offer sound advice that should make their first semester run more smoothly.
School of Engineering professor Dr. Jim Ellingson and junior Noel Naughton spent the summer grinding 25 pounds of peanuts in a project that aims to help small farmers in developing nations produce food more efficiently.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the University of St. Thomas class of 2016 was welcomed by the campus community at the 12th March Through the Arches. Members of this year’s freshman class gathered on Summit Avenue, passed through the Arches and were met with applause from administrators, faculty, staff and upperclassmen as they made their way to Schoenecker Arena for the interfaith blessing for the new school year.
St. Thomas junior Matthew Schmidtbauer is an electrical engineering student with aspirations of someday working for a high-performance electric car manufacturing company. The subjects of his pastime, however, are not motors or revolutions per minute, but tens of thousands of honeybees that he cares for each summer.
Nick Serratore points a small flashlight at the counter in an Owens Science Hall chemistry lab and thumbs the “on” button with his right hand. Nothing happens.
Senior Ryan Delaney, junior Nate Webster and sophomore Mitch Hoffmann have been working as a team on the “TurtleBot” since early June.
DeMello was seriously injured in a fall this morning at the Bernardi Campus in Rome.
The University of St. Thomas community gathered Wednesday, May 9, to celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day and to honor recipients of its Humanitarian, Distinguished Alumna, Professor of the Year, Tommie and Monsignor James Lavin awards.
The honorees at the 2012 St. Thomas Day are Corrine Carvalho, Thomas Cronin, Bernadeia Johnson, Dr. Gordon Klatt and Matthew Sullivan.