The R.E.A.C.H. Summit, held at St. Thomas in September, helped high school students interested in social justice to build their leadership skills and network with one another and the St. Thomas community.
School of Law Professor Mark Osler joined Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, which launched Oct. 21 and was invited to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Oct. 22.
The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning hosted a two-day symposium on "Christian Faith in a Multifaith World," examining interreligious interaction 50 years after the Catholic Church's Nostra Aetate document from Vatican II.
Mark Vangsgard, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer of St. Thomas since 2006, has been chosen as a Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Dr. Erika Scheurer, associate professor of English and director of Writing Across the Curriculum, shares her personal experiences with Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, including meditating with students in classes. For those interested in learning more, there will be a meditation "sit-in" at noon Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the lower quad.
Associate Vice Provost for Global and Local Engagement Dr. Camille George has appointed Dr. Kimberly Vrudny as the director of civic engagement and Dr. Elise Amel as the director of sustainability initiatives within the newly formed Center for Global and Local Engagement.
St. Thomas has lost two beloved figures with the deaths of retired Dean of Students Bill Malevich earlier this month and Monsignor James Lavin three years ago. Doug Hennes, who knew them as a student, admired them as an alumnus and worked with them as an administrator, pays tribute to the two gentlemen today in The Scroll.
The “Patents on Life” conference is co-sponsored by the Von Hügel Institute at the University of Cambridge and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas.