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Depth of Field: Photo Services’ Best of 2014

The quiet contemplation of a documentary videographer. The excitement of a football fan. The rapture of a musical performance. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2014 as our favorites of the year.
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Diversity and Inclusion Officer Named

Dr. Calvin R. Hill, director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, will become university officer for diversity and inclusion at St. Thomas, effective Jan. 26.
Kari Jo Faulhaber '10 recently won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for "A place to lay your head: Karl's story," a documentary that follows a homeless man's experience at the Dorothy Day Center.

The Story of the Storyteller

Kari Jo Faulhaber '10 recently won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for "A place to lay your head: Karl's story," a documentary that follows a homeless man's experience at the Dorothy Day Center.
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Board of Trustees Approves Strategic Plan

The University of St. Thomas has a new strategic plan, “St. Thomas 2020: Living Our Mission, Expanding Our Horizon.” The Board of Trustees unanimously has approved the plan.
A sheep's brain used by Robin Willenbring as part of her work with Brainwaves.

Connecting Through Brainwaves

Robin Willenbring '12 is co-director of Brainwaves, a student-run organization based out of the Rochester Mayo Clinic that helps bring science into the classroom.
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Tommie Traditions: Up ’til Dawn

Over the years, St. Thomas students have raised more than $500,000 during Up 'til Dawn to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
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Marching to the Light of Their Own Drums

Joey Nesbitt '12 and Jeff Sevaldson '11 started their own company, DrumLite, while they were at St. Thomas. A couple of years and a Super Bowl later, their company is still growing.
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Canney Announces Resignation

Dr. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs at St. Thomas since 2004, has announced her resignation, effective Dec. 31.
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Eighteen Seniors Nominated for Tommie Award

Preliminary voting for three Tommie Award finalists will take place Dec. 8-10. Undergraduate students, faculty and staff will receive an email containing voting instructions.
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St. Thomas Breaks Into Top 10 Schools for Study Abroad Participation

The Open Doors 2014 report showed that St. Thomas’ undergraduate study abroad participation is on the rise, ranking eighth this year, and remains among the leading American institutions for undergraduate students who study abroad. International student enrollment at St. Thomas retained its fifth-place rank among Minnesota colleges and universities.
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Tommie Traditions: Last Chance Mass

Originally started for the St. Thomas football team by Father William Baer, former rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, Last Chance Mass is a Sunday evening service that welcomes students from across campus.
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A German Push

German assistant professor Susanne Wagner is leading the push to make German at St. Thomas more "aufregend." Oh, right, in English. That's "exciting."