What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.
World-renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni will visit the University of St. Thomas this Friday as part of “A Night of Expression!” to celebrate Black History Month. Giovanni took the time to answer a few questions before her visit.
The videos showing former Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and emotionally abusing his players were outrageous and disgusting, in large part because they run so counter to the messages we hope our student-athletes learn from intercollegiate athletics.
Public events are planned April 25 at the University Club and April 26 at St. Thomas.
Parody profiles are one of the hottest trends in social media – and they are taking hold at St. Thomas.
Elizabeth Schiltz has always gravitated to kids who seem to have special needs, having helped organize a volunteer tutor program at an inner-city elementary school as an undergraduate at Yale University. The kids reminded her of her older brother.
The Tommie volleyball team was invited to breakfast with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton in honor of its recent NCAA Divsion III championship. According to Dayton, “Purple is my favorite color.”
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.
This Friday St. Thomas celebrates 20 years of the Luann Dummer Center for Women. Here is the story of the incredible woman who started it all one month before her premature death from lung cancer in 1992.
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.
The new pieces will fill a niche near the ceiling on the eastern wall of The Gallery on the second floor of the Anderson Student Center, which is home to the AMAA@UST. They are expected to be installed by the end of spring semester.
The film’s director and producer, Kimberly Bautista, will join in a discussion following the film.
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.
Hockey has taken the ’05 grad all across the country and even across the Pacific Ocean to China. Earlier this month hockey carried him to the Xcel Energy Center and the NHL to suit up for the Anaheim Ducks when they were in town to take on the Minnesota Wild.
Coach Johnny Tauer repeats several words -– “unselfish” and “great senior leadership” -– over and over when he analyzes the three St. Thomas men’s basketball teams that have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament in the last five years.
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.
Dave Nimmer still remembers a Good Friday service a decade ago when Christ’s words touched him and those who asked Jesus to remember them when he came into his kingdom. “I was watching all of humanity, through eons of time, pass in front of me: the young and old, the youthful and fragile, the saints and sinners,” he writes today in The Scroll, and “I knew all was well with my soul.”