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    • Please Remember Vince Flynn ’88 in Your Prayers

      He died Wednesday, June 19, at a St. Paul hospital after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 47 years old.

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    • Dennis Dease

      Final Thoughts: Friends All

      You have been kind beyond description – to me and to St. Thomas. I will forever carry fond memories of those kindnesses, which I know were borne out of a genuine desire to make this a better university and to help us provide the best possible education for our students.

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    • Matthew George

      Maestro

      From Mexico to India, Dr. Matthew George offers students a firsthand international music exchange.

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    • They Know They Can Dance

      With six national championships and a national ranking since 2004, the St. Thomas Dance Team dominates the stage.

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    • ‘A Wonderful Gesture’ as Students Bid Farewell to Father Dennis Dease

      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.

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    • Aviation, Air Force ROTC Detachment 410 History Take Flight in 34-Foot Mural in Murray-Herrick

      The University of St. Thomas’ Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.

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    • Alan Bignall

      Energizer

      What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.

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    • Depth of Field: In Defense of Winter

      By now winter is the season we despise with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. We shouldn’t let that stop us from taking a look back at what winter was before it became the March and April bully.

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    • Habemus Papam: St. Thomas Community Reacts to the Selection of Pope Francis

      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.

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    • President Elect Julie Sullivan

      Welcome, President-Elect Sullivan

      The St. Thomas Board of Trustees elected Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, as the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history.

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    • Depth of Field: Cardinal Ratzinger on Campus

      Before he became Pope Benedict XVI, he was known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — and he visited St. Thomas in 1984 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of St. John Vianney Seminary.

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    • The Fastest Game on Ice

      University of St. Thomas alum Jon Palmeri ’07 straps on his skates for Red Bull Crashed Ice, a competition that makes the X-Games look like a kiddie ride.

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      St. Thomas Dance Team Earns Sixth National Championship

      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.

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    • Happy First Birthday, Anderson Student Center!

      Celebrate on Thursday, Jan. 17, with free pizza and cake. Donations of children’s toys for those 3 to 12 years old will be accepted to support a Cheerful Givers nonprofit collection for children whose families can’t afford birthday celebrations.

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    • Depth of Field: Photo Services’ Best Photos of 2012

      Simple blades of prairie grass silhouetted in the moments before night. The exultation of an improbable victory. A firm touch as a final goodbye. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2012 as our best of the year.

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    • Tommies Fall to Mount Union in D3 Football 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.

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    • Depth of Field: O Christmas Tree

      I’m going to make this simple, folks. When someone tells you they’re constructing a 34-foot Christmas tree over three to five days, you shoot a time lapse of it. Read on to find out how we did it.

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    • Testing the Waters: Undergraduates Leave the Lab and Plunge Into Research

      Most weekdays last summer Grant Schmura and David Houserman left the biology lab around noon and drove to Lake Judy in Shoreview, Minn. Before each of those days was done they would spend five hours gathering and tracking painted turtles.

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    • You Can See For Miles and Miles and Miles at the St. Thomas Observatory

      The university observatory will open its doors for public observing on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.

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    • Smiles Follow as Segway Rolls Across Campus

      The Segway was originally viewed as a tool for the St. Paul Police Department and Public Safety to better conduct weekend patrols of the neighborhood surrounding St. Thomas during fall and spring months.

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    • Air Force ROTC Cadets March Slowly, Silently, Solemnly in Honor of America’s Veterans

      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.

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    • Depth of Field: A Gainey Gasp of Summer

      As the weather turns cold and the skies darken, it’s worth giving summer one last look. Fortunately Depth of Field has just the thing – photos from the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.

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    • The Scroll: First Homecoming as an Alumna

      Krissy Schoenfelder, a 2009 alumna and Young Alumni communications chair, put on her reporter’s hat and interviewed a classmate back for her first Homecoming since graduation. You can read their Q-and-A in The Scroll.

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    • Opening Doors

      #OpeningDoors Goes Social

      The $515 million raised in the Opening Doors capital campaign has people talking. Read what some of them have to say.

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    • We Made it! Opening Doors Capital Campaign Surpasses $500 Million Goal

      The completion of the most successful fundraising campaign of any private institution of higher education in Minnesota and its four neighboring states was announced Wednesday by the University of St. Thomas. “The campaign transformed our campus with stunning new facilities. But most significant was our single-largest goal, raising $142 million for financial aid that will open the doors to a St. Thomas education for future generations of students from all economic and cultural backgrounds,” Father Dennis Dease said.

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