Matthew Schmidtbauer

An Apiarist’s Sweet Summer

St. Thomas junior Matthew Schmidtbauer is an electrical engineering student with aspirations of someday working for a high-performance electric car manufacturing company. The subjects of his pastime, however, are not motors or revolutions per minute, but tens of thousands of honeybees that he cares for each summer.
Jerry Hammer

Fair Game

Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”
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An Angel in Africa

Father Dennis Dease's magnanimous involvement in Uganda reflects his commitment to the mission of the university
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Up Front: A Life of Service

My decision to retire next year didn’t exactly come as a surprise to many colleagues and friends who know where we are in pursuing significant milestones.
Kampala

Reason for Hope

KAMPALA, UGANDA - The miracle workers are busy here these days.In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says "Eddwaliro," Ugandan for "health care," in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Degrees in hand, Ugandan students seek to make an impact in our world
Most Friday and Saturday nights are dedicated to going out with friends – usually starting no earlier than midnight. One difference between clubs in Minnesota and Kampala, according to Olivia? “For one, clubs here close at 2 a.m., not 4 a.m.”

Home and Away

Sisters Felista and Olivia Mpanga have found comfort and friendship in Minnesota
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When Life Gives You Art

A young alumna who had career goals of becoming a doctor made an about-face when given a unique opportunity.
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Student Centered

The newly opened Anderson Student Center will offer Tommies a plethora of foods, services, and social activites
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This Dorm’s Life

Ireland Hall and a century of Lavin Burgers, ghosts and snowball fights
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Under the Milky Way

First published images from the new observatory offer "awe-inspiring" view of our universe
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Final Thoughts

Can you identify Kascht's cast of caricatures from the cover of the 1981 Aquinas yearbook?