Mark Vangsgard, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer of St. Thomas since 2006, has been chosen as a Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Dan Buettner '83, The New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones, gave a short but memorable talk on longevity last week. He's been studying the world's healthiest communities for more than a decade.
So how does St. Thomas keep the 560,000 gallons of water that fill the 5-year-old AARC pool looking as clear as glass? David Clysdale, chief engineer in St. Thomas' Facilities Management Department, has the answers.
Dr. Erika Scheurer, associate professor of English and director of Writing Across the Curriculum, shares her personal experiences with Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, including meditating with students in classes. For those interested in learning more, there will be a meditation "sit-in" at noon Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the lower quad.
On Monday, Sept. 21, faculty, staff and students will be invited to participate in an online survey that will be used to gather university-wide input regarding issues relevant to a campus master planning process.
Ronaldo "Rony" Lec Ajcot '94 is the founder of the Institute for Mesoamerican Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that is reviving ancient Mayan farming practices to improve food security and self-sufficiency in his native Mesoamerica.
Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.
President Julie Sullivan Tuesday encouraged the St. Thomas community to define concepts in which the university should live out its mission statement to advance the common good. She issued her challenge during the president’s annual academic convocation address.