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.
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.