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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academic excellence, Catholic identity and mission, and organizational culture were the themes addressed Monday by Dr. Julie Sullivan in her first academic convocation address as president of St. Thomas.
Welcome Week will include the traditional March Through the Arches as well as picnics, interfaith blessings, the President’s Opening Convocation and an Opening Mass and Reception.
Renee Prola, a December 1996 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, has worked at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for 16 years – first as an accountant and for the past six years as the Ordway’s company manager.
Over the past 13 years, sixth graders from throughout Minnesota have built more than 3,000 airplanes at the School of Engineering’s STEPS camp.
The company that provided the familiar stone that gives many St. Thomas buildings their signature look is ending operations. Mankato Kasota Stone will close after 128 years of mining in the Minnesota River Valley.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, who takes office today as the 15th president of St. Thomas, announces her senior administrative reporting structure for her inaugural year. Among the leaders are Dr. Susan Huber, who will serve as executive vice president and provost for the 2013-14 year.
St. Thomas grads Alex Daley ’12 and Matt Scott ’12, and friend Tommy Hanlon, completed their soccer ball Dribble Daily journey from International Falls to the Minnesota-Iowa border on Tuesday, June 18, a trek of more than 400 miles.
The free program is effective June 1, 2013.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber’s successor.
You have been kind beyond description – to me and to St. Thomas. I will forever carry fond memories of those kindnesses, which I know were borne out of a genuine desire to make this a better university and to help us provide the best possible education for our students.
St. Thomas seniors Paige Peterson, Chelsea Mills and Alex Mathison studied six hours of recorded video footage of the Minnesota Zoo snow monkeys to discover how parental interference influences their play behavior