Matthew Kim

Unintended Consequences

Unintended consequences arise because we live in an interconnected and complex world, according to economics professor Matthew Kim.
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Defining Vocation

After working as a federal prosecutor, School of Law professor Mark Osler left to pursue work that was consistent with his faith,“transparent in operation, and actively engaged with the needs of the world.”
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Rediscovering His Passion

Mike Gapinski '14 returned to school in his 50s as a way to cope with his bipolar disorder. He will graduate this weekend with a degree in economics.
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Tommie Traditions: The Laugh Club

The club promoted pranks, laughter and, oddly enough, cross-country hitchhiking races as club members good-timed their way through college in the years following WW II. They also had a serious, studious side that would serve them well later in the professional world.
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The Scroll: The Strength to Keep Going

Lisa Weier began writing for The Scroll when she was a freshman – and now it’s time for her to say goodbye as a senior. She credits St. Thomas for teaching her “to develop smarts and to develop virtue,” and says she now has a drive “to love well and live well that I simply didn’t have before college.”
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The Scroll: A Tribute to Dave Nimmer

Miles Trump, a 2011 St. Thomas alumnus and sports reporter for the Faribault Daily News, considers his relationship with Dave Nimmer "one of the great blessings of my life.” Today, Trump writes about the man who has had a remarkable influence on this campus over the last 25 years.
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The Risks of ‘Amping Up’

UST senior Caitlin Kelly encourages her peers to consider healthy alternatives for staying alert after what she learned about energy drinks.
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Meridian Behavioral Health Signs Purchase Agreement for Gainey Center

Meridian Behavioral Health has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna from St. Thomas, and plans to use the center as a supervised living facility providing counseling and treatment services to people who suffer from addictive diseases or behavioral disorders.
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Green Dot Program Encourages Bystanders to Intervene

One in three college students experiences some form of power-based personal violence. Instead of thinking 'it's none of my business' when you witness risky behaviors that might lead to violence, you could become a Green Dot person and intervene.
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Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
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Retirees’ Celebration is May 22

A celebration to thank more than 90 retiring employees for their years of service to St. Thomas will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Woulfe Alumni Hall.
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The Scroll: Ready for Spring

Dave Nimmer has been trying to recall what spring should feel like. He’s ready for it, he writes today in The Scroll. He just wants a “clean car, warm hands, short sleeves and longer days.”
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When East Meets West

School of Law professor Susan Stabile discusses the significance of discovering the value and richness of interfaith dialogue based on her experiences in both the Tibetan Buddhist and Catholic faiths.
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Make Money, But Be Generous With It

The conversation between student and adviser began as a routine check-in: “How are classes going? Is your schedule manageable?” It ended in an intense discussion about the common good, a wounded Marine, and what it really means to be alive.