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.
More than eight of 10 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students who responded to the campus climate survey earlier this year expressed satisfaction with the university and the way it is operated. There were overall favorable responses between 58 and 84 percent in seven theme areas, and 40 percent of faculty, staff and students completed all or part of the survey.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber’s successor.
The collegiate all-stars, led for the seventh year by John Barron, the director of the university’s Service Center, will compete against elite and professional racers June 12-16. One of the six races in the grand prix, a time trial — known as the “race of truth” — will roll past campus on Mississippi River Boulevard on the morning of Wednesday, June 12.
St. Thomas dedicated the Murray J. Harpole Legacy Fountain on Monday during a ceremony on John P. Monahan Plaza outside the Anderson Student Center. The fountain is a gift from Pentair Ltd. and five current or former directors of the company in honor of the late Harpole, its founder and first chief executive officer.
Lisa Weier wrapped up her Rome Catholic Studies semester by dancing to “L’amore Verrá” with a classmate and their teacher, “a sassy and confident Italian woman named Marta.” Weier writes about the experience – one of many great memories of her semester in Rome – today in The Scroll.
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.
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.
Dease, who retires next month, thanked faculty and staff for “making the St. Thomas culture so really, really special.”
A U.S. Air Force veteran and an English professor, he taught literature and was best known for teaching Shakespeare. He also served as the founding director of the Center for Faculty Development and as chair of the English Department.
Dave Nimmer has many fond memories of Father Dennis Dease and the 22 years they have worked together at St. Thomas. As Dease prepares to retire next month, Nimmer pauses to offer his thanks today in The Scroll to “a man of uncommon decency.”
St. Thomas seniors Paige Peterson, Chelsea Mills and Alex Mathison studied six hours of recorded video footage of the Minnesota Zoo snow monkeys to discover how parental interference influences their play behavior
Hart’s latest novel, The Book of Killowen, is the June selection of the Luann Dummer Center for Women’s monthly book club. She will attend the club’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, at noon, Wednesday, June 26.
The renowned architect honed his design technique on campus before going on to design the Minnesota State Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court building.
St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to attend a thank-you celebration on Friday (May 17) for Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as president.
More jobs means more new households are being formed. A low inventory is driving up prices on existing homes and fueling a surge in new construction.
One of the more original traditions at St. Thomas, the Ireland Hall teeter-totter marathon occurs each spring to help raise funds for Tubman.
May is a month ripe with possibilities, and it always evokes “a sense of celebration” for Dr. Salina Renninger, director of training in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. The arrival of spring brings “a sense of potential and possibility,” she writes today in The Scroll, whether it be the trees becoming full with leaves or our graduates celebrating their accomplishments and embarking on a successful path beyond St. Thomas.
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When the St. Thomas Alumni Association asked alumni in a recent survey whether there were faculty members who had strong positive effects on their educational experiences, more than 800 names were mentioned. These are the top five.