The winter of 2013-14 was the coldest in 35 years according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But with temperatures after today predicted to be above freezing, it's only a matter of time before scenes like these show up all over campus.
Every Friday at 9 a.m. the freshmen class, which consisted of approximately 500 students, was required to attend an hour-long convocation in the small auditorium – an obligation that was obeyed with less than little enthusiasm. No one wanted to be there; however, what occurred one beautiful autumn morning is something that I will never forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.