Final-tally numbers haven’t changed much but the composition of the student body is evolving. Reflecting a trend in recent years, we have more undergrads and fewer graduate students, and a more diverse group than ever.
Every fall since 1999, the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity Sons of Thunder go head to head with the St. John Vianney seminary JAXX for the Rectors’ Bowl, with only one team returning to its seminary with the coveted Rector’s Trophy.
Aquinas yearbook adviser Kim Rueb was discouraged when she began to watch a video titled “Lost Generation” because it paints a bleak picture on what people 18-30 expect their lives to be like at 50. But the video’s ultimate message, Rueb writes today in The Scroll, is that young people – including St. Thomas students – want to make the world a better place.
St. Thomas’ monthly real estate analysis predicts the improving local economy and job creation will keep demand strong for both existing and new homes.
Fifteen students from Justice and Peace Studies Professor Dr. Mike Klein’s “Conflict Transformation” class contributed teaching guides for the ebook “Teaching the Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World.”
Alicia Long ’10 J.D. is the co-author of Capitol Hell, a novel loosely based on some of her experiences as a young Senate staffer in Washington, D.C.
This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
Promoting statecraft as soulcraft delivers us into the great temptation of idolatry. Whenever anyone proposes empowering government through the force of law to enjoin the right way to think or to shape the right way to feel, we should be nervous.
The inductions will bring the Tommies’ Athletic Hall of Fame membership to 184 individuals and one team since the first inductions in 1974.
Did you know that according to a longstanding legend the St. Thomas Arches are also a gateway to everlasting love? The tradition states that students aren’t True Tommies until they’ve been kissed under the Arches at midnight.
Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.
McEvers is the first of four speakers in this season’s Minnesota Public Radio News’ Broadcast Journalist Series.
As she has looked around at full rooms since the beginning of the academic year, Susan Alexander has been pleased. People showed up in droves for the Academic Convocation and a brown-bag lunch sponsored by President Julie Sullivan – ample proof that there is a lot of life at St. Thomas these days, Alexander writes in The Scroll.
Iconographer Nicholas Markell ’84 “wrote” Holy Thomas – Angelic Doctor over a six-month period. The icon – which stands almost 5 and a half feet tall and nearly 4 feet wide – was presented to Campus Ministry on Sunday at the Opening Mass.
St. Thomas has improved for the fourth consecutive year in the annual “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks St. Thomas No. 112 among 281 schools in the National Universities category, an improvement from No. 113 a year ago.
A senior at St. Thomas, the St. Cloud native met with more than 60 school-age children twice a week at a YMCA summer camp.
Dave Nimmer has a lot of hopes for seniors such as Lindsay Goodwin, a communications and journalism major, but above all is this: He wants them to leave St. Thomas next May “with a sense of passion.” In the meantime, he writes today in The Scroll, he hopes they enjoy their final year here and take time to hear the Christmas concert, enjoy the wit and wisdom of a professor and just sit on the library steps as the campus comes awake.
More than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have responded to a planning survey commissioned by President Julie Sullivan, and they spoke in unison about their pride in St. Thomas’ academic excellence and their commitment to its Catholic identity and mission. Sullivan will use the planning survey results as part of strategic planning and will discuss the results during a brown-bag lunch discussion on Monday (Sept. 9) in Woulfe Alumni Hall.