As head sexton at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, it was Gernetzke’s responsibility to announce the selection of Pope Francis by ringing the seminary bell.
St. Thomas again has been nominated to participate in the Star Tribune’s "Top Workplaces" survey, and 500 randomly selected St. Thomas employees will receive emails next week asking them to complete a short questionnaire.
In the field of adult education the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education is awarded annually to the English language book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship. Recently, Stephen Brookfield and John D. Holst from the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling learned that they won the 2011 World Award for their book Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World.
Dave Nimmer wants to talk about change. The timing is good for the conversation, he writes today in The Scroll, because a new president will arrive soon with a load of challenges and will need our help.
Four faculty members … Don Briel, Charles Reid, Father Andrew Cozzens and Massimo Faggioli … have been busy these days.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, who will become president of St. Thomas on July 1, will offer opportunities for discussion and engagement with St. Thomas faculty and staff in forums on Thursday, April 4.
Susan Alexander has run across an interesting study about the effect of exercise on rat intelligence, and she suggests today in The Scroll that the results that be useful to us humans, too.
The daylong program features writers, scholars, therapists and a keynote address by Dr. Brigittine French on “Anthropologists Look at the Irish Family.”
Paretsky will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in OEC auditorium. She is the New York Times best-selling author of 17 mystery books and a longtime social activist.
Susan Alexander was intrigued when she read that Google had been named Fortune magazine’s best place to work in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Just what kind of amenities does Google offer? She checked them out and offers a report – and her analysis of how St. Thomas stacks up – today in The Scroll.
Senior social work major Xiong was inspired by a childhood friend to research the challenges faced by the LGBTQ Hmong American community. She hopes her research will contribute to a better sense of unity in the Hmong community.
Despite running an even dozen marathons in 2012 (and a wee bit of 2013), there's one more 26.2-mile race on his agenda ... the Boston Marathon in April.
The St. Thomas Board of Trustees has elected a new president and people are taking to social media to weigh in.
When Diane Kulseth graduated from St. Thomas in 2011, she decided not to get over-involved with activities for a year. Then she saw the Take a Tommie to Lunch invitation and couldn’t resist, having been mentored by an alumna during her senior year. Diane writes about that experience today in The Scroll in hopes that you – students and alumni alike – will sign up for the program by March 5.
St. Thomas will replace grass with artificial turf on the entire South Field this summer to provide an improved and more durable surface for the university’s soccer and softball teams as well as students who use the field for recreational purposes.
Tuition rates will increase 4.5 percent for undergraduate students and an average of 3.3 percent for graduate students beginning this summer, the St. Thomas Board of Trustees decided Thursday. The board approved the increases as part of the university’s 2013-2014 budget, which also calls for a 2.5 percent increase in overall funding for the faculty and staff salary pool.
Although compliance with Dodd-Frank Act requirements has increased costs for the hedge-fund industry, the industry is adjusting well to the new cost structure.
Over the last four years, Dr. John Tauer has had the pleasure of coaching five outstanding student-athletes who will be honored Wednesday at “Senior Night” when the men’s basketball team takes on St. Olaf in Schoenecker Arena. In The Scroll today, Tauer reflects on the special character of these men, who have contributed to a 98-15 record and four consecutive MIAC championships.
When the presidential election was in full swing and political tempers were flaring, a new student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law was formed to resist the partisanship and vitriol. The Public Discourse group focuses on quite the opposite: open, nonpartisan debate about how public policy issues intersect with law.
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.
St. Thomas junior Rachel Murray didn’t think she would have anything in common with Cierra, a Cristo Rey High School student, when they began working together last fall as part of a St. Thomas class. But then Cierra stepped up and comforted Rachel as she dealt with the death of a friend, and Rachel’s impression of the teenager changed dramatically. Carol Bruess writes about their encounter today in The Scroll.
Climate-Change Expert Bill McKibben Coming to UST and Macalester Feb. 20-21 for Programs ‘Celebrating and Preserving Winter’
What’s happening to our winters? McKibben will speak at both schools on his way to ski the Birkebeiner in Wisconsin. The lectures are free and open to all.
Dave Nimmer has some suggestions – he calls them “obstreperous observations” – that he wants to share about what's going on at St. Thomas, and he hopes people take him seriously. Read about what’s on his mind today in The Scroll.
(Mis)information drives Susan Alexander crazy, regardless of whether the issue is as global as the effectiveness of the gold standard or as local as whether St. Thomas has special programs to recruit and support veterans. She addresses those issues today in The Scroll and also offers a quiz!
Early plans for the student center focused on ways to bring the community together - to meet, eat and play. Is the building a success? Well, the numbers are in and it's clear that Tommies love a good meal and new UST swag. Check out all the impressive numbers from the first year.