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.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair '13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means "life" in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
Four of the 16 films shown at the film festival were produced by St. Thomas students.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2013 recently released its annual report on international enrollment and U.S. students who study abroad during college.
Dolan was honored at the Center for Catholic Studies' 20th anniversary gala Oct. 26.
Dr. Amy Verhoeven's plant biology class is using mobile technology to teach students and the community about the plants and trees on campus.
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.
The University of St. Thomas has had a campus comection to military service since 1906. Today, that connection extends beyond the university's iconic Arches.
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).
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.
The St. Thomas community is invited to enjoy complimentary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Scooter's in honor of Monsignor James Lavin's 95th birthday.
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.
The 27th annual vigil will be held in the quadrangle. It will conclude at 5 p.m. Monday, Veterans Day, with a ceremony and talk by an Air Commando pilot.
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.
Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.
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.
Dan Carr ’82, Richard Murphy and John Allen were honored at the 24th Annual Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony.
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.
Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.
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.
An entrepreneur brings free health care to the needy ... in Minnetonka.
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.
Here’s one dip that is actually good news: the number of foreclosures and short sales is down considerably from last year. Also, this month’s analysis takes a look at what’s happening to the price-to-income ratio.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there has been some progress, Lisa Waldner reminds us that there is still a lot of work to do to change the culture of bullying – especially in Minnesota.
Solome Tibebu has brought mental health care into the 21st century by creating Cognific for therapists and their clients.