He died Wednesday, June 19, at a St. Paul hospital after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 47 years old.
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.
From Mexico to India, Dr. Matthew George offers students a firsthand international music exchange.
With six national championships and a national ranking since 2004, the St. Thomas Dance Team dominates the stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The university observatory will open its doors for public observing on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.
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.
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.
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.
The $515 million raised in the Opening Doors capital campaign has people talking. Read what some of them have to say.
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.
There's something about being a photographer at St. Thomas that feels just a bit like cheating. You work at an institution that is comprised entirely of beautiful architecture surrounding what is essentially an arboretum.And every few years the place rents you a helicopter.
Carl Baumgaertner '48 was the photo editor of the Kaydet, the St. Thomas Military Academy yearbook. He snapped the first aerial photo of campus on Dec. 6, 1941, from a J-3 Piper Cub piloted by George Kell, a fellow student who ran the Kaydet's darkroom. St. Thomas has grown and changed since that photo was taken, and those changes have been documented from the sky above campus.