Carol Bruess is seeing a little more foot traffic around her home these spring days, and the visitors are stopping to “oooooo and “ahhhhh” at her Little Free Library. You should check it out, too, she suggests today in The Scroll.
In the beginning of Andera Nesmith’s social work career, she worked with issues pertaining to runaways, homeless youth, youth with incarcerated parents and older youth in foster care. She has since discovered a common thread that attracted her to these populations — youth who were separated from their parents, either by their own actions or the actions of others.
Lisa Weier was, in her own words, “a mess.” Breakfast covered the hand of The Scroll’s Rome correspondent, in the Eternal City this semester for studies as a St. Thomas junior, and Pope Francis hovered near by. What was she to do? Read The Scroll today to find out.
The unusually low inventory of homes for sale has had a two-fold effect: crews are building more new homes and there’s an upward pressure on asking prices.
St. Thomas’ undergraduate business program ranks 80th of 145 eligible programs nationally. Opus College of Business facilities on St. Thomas’ Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses earned the school a top grade of A-plus.
The forum began as a two-hour video conference in 1988 and is now the nation’s leading conference for advancing diversity in the workplace.
Student guesses for the weight of the cardboard bale ranged from 75 to 2,700 ponds. May we have the envelope please; the winner of the Recyclemania weight-guessing contest is …
Sr. Katarina Schuth conducted her first significant research while completing her doctoral degree in cultural geography, which led to her dissertation, “Patterns of Literacy in Villages of South India.” After months of preparing for field work, which entailed lugging volumes of “The Census of India” back and forth from the Syracuse University library to Minnesota, she finally was ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Approximately 1,700 athletes (along with 74 unified partners and 683 coaches) are expected to participate in aquatics, traditional basketball, unified basketball and powerlifting Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.
KaaI’s unique background enables him to seek socially optimal solutions to real-world problems independent of political or economic pressure.
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.
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.