Father Dennis Dease

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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Never Give Up

Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.
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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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Mayo’s Newest Innovators

Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.
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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.
Jerad Justesen

Suburban Secrets

An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
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Bottled Hope

Access to clean water may not be a problem in the United States. but in Abdi Husen’s homeland of Ethiopia more than 56 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Husen decided to address this disparity … one bottle at a time.
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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.
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School of Law to Implement Tuition Freeze

The University of St. Thomas School of Law announced Wednesday that it is implementing a tuition freeze for its next incoming class. The school also is switching from a per-credit tuition model to a flat-fee structure.