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The Scroll: Remembering Thanksgiving With The Bear

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.
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Police Arrest Suspect in Hit-and-Run Accident

A 40-year-old St. Paul woman has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run traffic accident that critically injured two St. Thomas students earlier this week, St. Paul police announced Friday.
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St. Thomas to Celebrate Tobacco-Free Campus

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.
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School of Engineering’s STEPS Camp Lands Prestigious Tekne Award

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.
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St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Dease

Father Dennis Dease, president emeritus of St. Thomas, has received the “Legacy of Leadership” award from the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. The award is the chamber’s highest honor.
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UST Wins Six Communication Awards from CASE

St. Thomas has won two golds, two silvers and two bronzes for communications work in the annual competition sponsored by District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
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Facilities, Engineering Building Plans Unveiled

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.
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The Scroll: Time to Show Off That Purple Again

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.
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The Scroll: Ask a Good Question, Get a Good Answer

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.
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Opportunity Knocks … An Entrepreneur Answers

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.
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The Scroll: Ten Things I ‘Hate’ About Sabbatical

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.
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Alumni Listed as Inventors on Recent Patent

Students with innovative engineering ideas participate in St. Thomas’ Senior Design Clinic each year. Four of those former students now are listed as inventors on a U.S. patent issued in August.
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Suburban Secrets

An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
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Daring to Dream

Solome Tibebu has brought mental health care into the 21st century by creating Cognific for therapists and their clients.
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The Scroll: Life Over 65 Can be Fulfilling and Fragile

The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years had its 40th anniversary celebration earlier this month, and Dave Nimmer was present to hear the encouraging words of former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby. Mo Selim, the center’s founder, became ill during the event but is resting comfortably at home these days. Nimmer writes about the evening in The Scroll.