Twins

Tommies x2

Most things are better in pairs – just ask the more than 32 sets of twins who attend St. Thomas.
Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits

How School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas is using play dough to inspire the engineer in all of us.
Jim Gearen

Trustee Profile: Real Estate Guru

Jim Gearen has accumulated many memories and memorabilia in his 25 years as a commercial real estate “guru,” as one investor calls him, but his most-prized possession may be a small picture frame in his downtown Minneapolis office.
President Julie Sullivan

Light, Love and Grace

My grandmother lived alone when I was growing up, and my mother used to send me over to spend weekends with her. I could not have asked for a better role model and mentor.
Dennis Dease

Final Thoughts: Friends All

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.
Matthew George

Maestro

From Mexico to India, Dr. Matthew George offers students a firsthand international music exchange.
David Dougherty

Waste Not

David Dougherty ’65 followed an unexpected path from adventure-seeking college grad to an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Dance Team

They Know They Can Dance

With six national championships and a national ranking since 2004, the St. Thomas Dance Team dominates the stage.
John Allen

Trustee Profile: Trust Yourself

John N. Allen has worked with real estate developers, investors and executives around the country, and as much as he respects them and values their perspectives and their role as mentors, he believes his success boils down to one intangible element.
Michaela Anderson

Hooked

Michaela Anderson ’15 is ready to show the fishing world that success on the water has no gender bias.
Palmeri Crashed Ice

The Fastest Game on Ice

University of St. Thomas alum Jon Palmeri '07 straps on his skates for Red Bull Crashed Ice, a competition that makes the X-Games look like a kiddie ride.
Anderson Student Center

Anderson Student Center – a Year by the Numbers

Early plans for the student center focused on ways to bring the community together - to meet, eat and play. Is the building a success? Well, the numbers are in and it's clear that Tommies love a good meal and new UST swag. Check out all the impressive numbers from the first year.
Marianne Short

Trustee Profile: A Voice of Reason

Marianne Short considers herself fortunate to have been counseled by brilliant lawyers and wise judges throughout her career, but she believes the best advice she ever received was from her father when she was a child – and it had little to do with her chosen profession.
Vaclav Havel

Post-Election Reflections on Civility

One evening, I noticed a framed photo of the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic. He’s standing next to a painting depicting a Gospel writer with an angel whispering in his ear. Havel, with a sheepish grin, is cupping his ear as if to eavesdrop for a little “inspiration.”
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.