Nothing busts up a negative attitude like a little snow. Or, this week, a lot of snow! So says Lisa Weier today in The Scroll, and she offers 10 reasons why she – and perhaps you – should appreciate all that snow.
Religious liberty, my chief research interest, often has been a subject of controversy, but never more so than in recent months.
A memorial mass will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas for student Mark Langdon.
In this 40th year of Title IX, the federal regulation that mandates equity for women in collegiate sports programs, Susan Alexander salutes the St. Thomas team that won the national volleyball championship last month. She writes today in The Scroll that she couldn’t be prouder of our women student-athletes and how they balance sports and academics.
We all know about the competitiveness we have with Saint John’s in sports. What you might not think about when you hear UST and SJU in the same sentence however, are the ties that bind us together. Both schools are anchored in the Catholic intellectual tradition and have a shared belief in the importance of the arts in a humanities-based education.
In his five years as coach, Caruso has led St. Thomas to a 56-7 record with four consecutive NCAA playoff quarterfinal and three consecutive 10-0 regular seasons. The Tommies are host to UW-Oshkosh in an NCAA semifinal contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The Tommies also advanced to the semifinals in 2011 before losing to eventual national champion UW-Whitewater.
The St. Thomas Employee Federal Credit Union distributed an average of $972.62 to its 98 Christmas Club members this year, an average of $964.91 to its 100 members in 2011, and an average of $956.52 to its 98 members in 2010.
Holiday spending is the most concentrated retail sales event of the year. It also reflects current consumer confidence and is often a bellwether for retailing in the coming year. That’s why we began conducting an annual holiday spending survey in 2002.
The search committee interviewed candidates in November for the next president of St. Thomas, and is expected to nominate an individual to the Board of Trustees in the new year.
St. Thomas has had a long relationship with Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis. Sean Elder ’11 M.B.A., continues that tradition as chief operating officer of the maturing, rapidly growing organization.
With an undergraduate finance major and a mini-master’s in health care from St. Thomas, Brian McEnaney was well-prepared for the technical requirements of a career in software and health information systems.
Researchers say the inventory of available homes is the lowest in more than eight years. They examine why that is and why it could lead to changes in the Twin Cities real estate market.
Most weekdays last summer Grant Schmura and David Houserman left the biology lab around noon and drove to Lake Judy in Shoreview, Minn. Before each of those days was done they would spend five hours gathering and tracking painted turtles.
A student wondered what it would be like to be a kid at Carol Bruess’ dinner table, so the communication and journalism professor teamed up with her paired-course partner, Jeff McLean of the Mathematics Department, and invited the class over. Bruess tells you what happened – and what they ate – today in The Scroll.
Holiday and retail traditions once differed greatly in London and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Those differences are now less pronounced.
A reception for the Tommies’ NCAA champion volleyball team will be held at noon Thursday Nov. 29, in Schoenecker Arena. Students, alumni, parents and fans are invited. Cake will be served after a brief ceremony.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, St. Thomas volunteers have prepared and served meals in partnership with Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven agency that serves nutritious meals to the Twin Cities’ hungry. St. Thomas has fed 250 people a month at dinners held at Faith Lutheran Church in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul.
The university observatory will open its doors for public observing on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.
The Segway was originally viewed as a tool for the St. Paul Police Department and Public Safety to better conduct weekend patrols of the neighborhood surrounding St. Thomas during fall and spring months.