Brennan and Lundsten

Holiday Spending Surveys: What We’ve Learned

Holiday spending is the most concentrated retail sales event of the year. It also reflects current consumer confidence and is often a bellwether for retailing in the coming year. That’s why we began conducting an annual holiday spending survey in 2002.
Public Safety Segway

Smiles Follow as Segway Rolls Across Campus

The Segway was originally viewed as a tool for the St. Paul Police Department and Public Safety to better conduct weekend patrols of the neighborhood surrounding St. Thomas during fall and spring months.
International Ed Photo

International Photo Contest Winners Announced

The International Education Center at St. Thomas congratulates this year's winners of its annual International Photo Contest. Every year the IEC holds the contest for photos students take while studying abroad. This year the IEC received 195 photo submissions from 34 students.
Angela Selden

(A)rising to the Challenge

Angela Selden ’87 leads Arise Virtual Solutions to success and invites the nation’s leaders to use technology to put Americans back to work.
Student Research Portraits

Mapping the Invisible Somali Twin Cities

Junior Fartun Dirie's research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these "mental maps," she seeks to understand local Somalis' view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities' landscape.
Political Signs

The Weigh-In: On Being Open-Minded

Another election cycle is coming to end. After being in inundated with lawn signs, bumper stickers and advertising, is there any evidence that we truly can be open-minded about the choices we make?
Robert Vischer

Robert Vischer Named School of Law Dean

Robert Vischer, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor in the St. Thomas School of Law since 2005, will become the new dean of the school, effective Jan. 1. Vischer will succeed Neil Hamilton on Jan. 1, said Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer. Hamilton has served as interim dean since May, when dean Thomas Mengler left to become president of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
Paul Schons

Dr. Paul Schons, St. Thomas Faculty Member for 45 Years, Dies

Dr. Paul Schons, a member of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and professor of German, died Sunday, Oct. 21, after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma earlier this year. Schons was the most senior faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences. He began teaching in 1967, five years after graduating from the College of St. Thomas.
Opening Doors

We Made it! Opening Doors Capital Campaign Surpasses $500 Million Goal

The completion of the most successful fundraising campaign of any private institution of higher education in Minnesota and its four neighboring states was announced Wednesday by the University of St. Thomas. “The campaign transformed our campus with stunning new facilities. But most significant was our single-largest goal, raising $142 million for financial aid that will open the doors to a St. Thomas education for future generations of students from all economic and cultural backgrounds,” Father Dennis Dease said.
Father Dennis Dease

Thank You, for Opening Doors

Five years ago, as St. Thomas announced its Opening Doors campaign, I reflected in a column about how my dad became the first person in his family to attend college. He had the misfortune of enrolling at St. Thomas in 1929, the first year of the Great Depression, and he could scrape together enough funds to stay for only two years.