President Julie Sullivan will hold a brown bag luncheon on Monday, Dec. 9, to discuss a new vision statement for St. Thomas. A task force has developed three alternatives for a vision statement, and she wants to hear your opinion.
The International Education Center announces the winners of its annual International Photo Contest. The winners in the contest’s three categories were selected from the 388 photos that were submitted.
Exercise science majors Rachel Britton and Marysa Meyer teamed up to see if abdominal strength plays a role in figure skaters’ ability to complete jump rotations.
Susan Alexander has never been more convinced than this semester that food matters in the day-to-day life of a college campus, whether it’s a lack of chocolate chip cookies or Mountain Dew or the kind of coffee that we brew. She offers her thoughts today in The Scroll.
Researchers from the Shenehon Center for Real Estate examine why the Twin Cities continues to have so few homes on the market.
One of Dave Nimmer’s favorite Thanksgiving memories involves a holiday meal and friendship with The Bear, a newspaper buddy who had his share of health problems in his later years. Nimmer writes today in The Scroll how he came away from their time together with a greater understanding of how to be thankful for what you have in life.
Data shows the semiannual survey of 50 commercial real estate industry leaders correctly predicted this year’s higher rents, occupancy rates and the cost of building materials.
St. Thomas announces a new tobacco-free campus policy beginning Jan. 1 for the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Student groups will hold celebration from noon to 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in Scooter’s.
Researchers predict $837 in household holiday spending, the highest found by University of St. Thomas marketing professors in the 12 years of their spending-intent survey.
Tekne Awards are given annually by the Minnesota High Tech Association in honor of companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and around the world. STEPS, which is short for Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls, won in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education division.
Four of the 16 films shown at the film festival were produced by St. Thomas students.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2013 recently released its annual report on international enrollment and U.S. students who study abroad during college.
St. Thomas has unveiled plans for a new south campus building to meet the needs of the university’s facilities operations and the School of Engineering. Construction is planned to begin March 31 on the 28,000-square-foot building on the parking lot north of McCarthy Gymnasium, and will be completed by September.
The St. Thomas community is invited to enjoy complimentary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Scooter’s in honor of Monsignor James Lavin’s 95th birthday.
Graduate student Nick Goffard thinks it’s tough to beat the atmosphere on football Saturdays as fans stream onto campus decked out in purple to cheer on their Tommies. He hopes for a strong turnout this Saturday for the Senior Day game against Concordia.
The question asked by President Julie Sullivan at her monthly brown bag luncheon on Monday was simple: “What do we need for St. Thomas to be excellent?” Susan Alexander found that the answers wisely centered on the importance of meeting the needs of students, and she offers her thoughts today in The Scroll.
Entrepreneurs envision a better, faster, cheaper or more efficient way to produce a product or service. On the strength of that vision, they work to turn their idea into a profitable business enterprise.
Carol Bruess is on a sabbatical this academic year, and the change of schedule has thrown her for such a loop that she has documented 10 things that she “hates” about her sabbatical. You can read about them in The Scroll.