Historic steel being lowered to the ground. Lightning as it arcs above campus. St. Thomas presidents, past and present, walking together. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2013 as our best of the year.
If you had been passing by the biomechanics lab on the second floor of the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex on a recent cold April morning and glanced in the window, you might have stopped for a longer look.
The tradition dates back to 1948 when the Christophori Club, a Catholic organization on campus at the time, and the Tommie Tennants, a campus residents’ club, saw to the construction of a crèche.
Two icons of the ’60s and ’70s faced off at St. Thomas and Tom Couillard ’75 was there to see it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant professor Dr. Gaston “Chip” Small of the Biology Department has been published in the journal Science, the world’s leading publication for scientific news.
Sullivan reflected on St. Thomas’ heritage and its future in remarks at her inauguration as the university’s 15th president.