Erica Wilson

Unsurvivable

Erica Wilson '11 was entombed for 22 minutes under five feet of snow on a remote mountain in British Columbia. She never should have made it home.
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St. Thomas to Sell Gainey Conference Center

St. Thomas has decided to sell the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, Minn., because it cannot continue to operate the center in a financially sustainable manner and has determined that expansion plans would not overcome ongoing weaknesses in the conference services market.
Alex Haley

Depth of Field Icons: Alex Haley

Family roots run deep when you dig into your genealogy, which Alex Haley did to write "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" (1976). Haley spoke on campus on Oct. 28, 1986.
After attending the College of St. Thomas for three years, Harry Rasmussen was in the U.S. Army and stationed in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. That evening he wrote a letter to his father. He returned to St. Thomas after WW II. That historic letter and his four yearbooks were recently delivered to St. Thomas.  (Inset: Rasmussen and his letter.)

‘Welcome Home, 1st Sgt. Harry Rasmussen!’

Harry Rasmussen, a native of Sleepy Eye, Minn., attended the College of St. Thomas from fall 1938 until spring 1941. He went into the Army, apparently drafted, and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wrote a letter to his father. That historic letter and his four yearbooks have found their way home to St. Thomas. He served in the Army for four and a half years and then returned to campus.
Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon: Hats and Hope

A simple classroom project brings hope – and hats – to hundreds of children with cancer. Love Your Melon kicks off its national tour this week bringing its mission to more than a dozen cities.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan

A Day and Night of Celebration

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, joined 600 guests of the Center for Catholic Studies on Oct. 26 at the University of St. Thomas to celebrate 20 years of Catholic Studies at the university.
Summit Singers

The Summit Singers Serenade St. Thomas

The men of the Summit Singers are "guys who work hard, have fun and know that they are a part of something bigger than themselves," according to founder Chad Berg. Not only do they sing a capella, but they're giving away free hats and mittens to the first 400 undergrads who attend their free concert Thursday, Dec. 12.
Lightning flashes over the Frey Science and Engineering Center Oct. 2. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Depth of Field: Photo Services’ Best Photos of 2013

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.
Campus Scenes

Tommie Traditions: Tree and Creche Lighting

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.
Trudy Rautio

Never Give Up

Trudy Rautio, Carlson Company’s CEO, exemplifies this company’s credo.
OCB Mayo

Mayo’s Newest Innovators

Second-year UST MBA students provide direction to the world’s leading medical clinic as Mayo Innovation Scholars.
Abdi Husen '13 is working on water quality issues in Africa. (Photo by Mark Brown)

Bottled Hope

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.