Dr. Dennis Hart, director of Michigan State University’s Visiting International Professional Program, will become executive director of the International Education Center at the University of St. Thomas beginning in mid-June.
Dave Nimmer believes great teaching for undergraduates needs to be at or near the top of priorities for St. Thomas as it sets goals and defines standards. In The Scroll today, he writes about a sophomore’s experience in a January Term course taught by psychology professor John Buri.
Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker and Dr. Sameer Kumar have been named recipients of this annual award for 2013. Award winners are tenured members of the St. Thomas faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to not only their respective disciplines but also to the university.
The two events are co-sponsored by St. Thomas’ Sacred Arts Festival and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.
Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.
Nekima Levy-Pounds is the founding director of the St. Thomas School of Law’s Community Justice Project.
Public events are planned April 8 at the Merriam Park Library and April 11 here on campus.
The accreditation review is conducted once every 10 years.
Researchers at the Shenehon Center for Real Estate think not, but they are keeping an eye on the historically low inventory of homes for sale and what that could mean for asking prices.
Construction will begin March 31 on a facilities and engineering building, with motorists able to enter or leave the south campus at Cretin and Grand avenues only if they park in the Anderson Parking Facility. Other vehicles will access the south campus from Summit Avenue.
Graduate student Nick Goffard has gained extra appreciation for the leadership qualities of St. Thomas students during his involvement in the Student Leadership Selection process. He writes about the experience, and how it reminds him of his own pursuit of leadership positions as an undergraduate student, in The Scroll.
University Advocates for Women and Equity also named the winners of the Good Sister Award, the Pauline Lambert Advocacy Award, and the Sapientia Award.
Students, faculty and staff from the St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas School of Social Work surprised legislators and visitors in the state Capitol rotunda with a flash mob to bring awareness to the need to raise the minimum wage.
Carol Bruess checked off one of the items on her professional bucket list when she attended a workshop last month on the science of relationships. Today in The Scroll, she offers her observations on the work of legendary researcher John Gottman and two of his seven principles for making marriage work.
This year’s festival opens with reading by internationally acclaimed author Anthony Doerr on Wednesday evening.
Senior music business majors Paige Norris and Courtney Wosick conceived “PlayFlat,” which took third runner-up and “best presentation” honors at the 2013 Fowler Business Concept Challenge.
Iranian-American Esfandiari is this year’s Women’s History Month speaker, sponsored by the Luann Dummer Center for Women.
Dave Nimmer will dearly miss the 92 St. Thomas employees who will retire in May, and in today’s Scroll he pays tribute to two of them – Tom Connery and Lynda McDonnell – who always have showed their pride and passion.
Mitte has cerebral palsy and will talk about overcoming adversity. His talk, sponsored by the University Lectures Committee, is open to members of the St. Thomas community.
Sales volume dropped last month, but researchers say it doesn’t indicate a long-term weakness in the Twin Cities housing market.
Ninety-two St. Thomas employees, including 70 staff members and administrators and 22 faculty members, have signed up for voluntary retirement incentive plans. A celebration to thank them for their years of service will be May 22.