A diver captured at the moment before gravity takes over. A sunburst lighting the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. An explosion of pink blossoms in spring. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2016, as our favorites of the year.
Make no mistake – this collection of images is not comprehensive. Sometimes a photo is included because it was a major event on campus. Others are here because they’re a deep cut we loved but never got to display. In other words, it’s not a comprehensive view of the year. But what it is, is a record of the pride and care we take with the slices of St. Thomas we encountered in 2016.
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Diver Kyle Reid floats over the pool as he dives for the camera. Watch for an upcoming St. Thomas magazine
profile on Reid.
Fans cheer during a men’s basketball game versus Saint John’s University.
A bee experiences the power of purple on south campus.
Grant Shaeffer celebrates the men’s basketball national championship victory in Salem, Virginia.
Greg Ogin ’04 is a contributing member of the large team of scientists who recently detected and proved the existence of gravitational waves.
Silhouettes in the Anderson Student Center.
Virtual reality in the STELAR lab.
Director of the Center for Irish Studies James Rogers
Roofs were raised, moves were busted during Headphone Disco on the John P. Monahan Plaza on Sept. 3.
The lower quad beneath a purple sky.
Students walk past the Arches.
St. Mary’s Chapel is seen through snow-covered trees.
Students participate in “The Great Tommie Get-together,” a mass ice breaker activity on Sept. 3.
Students dance at a “Fat Friday” event sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion Services Feb. 5.
Casey Nightingale’s dive is shown in a multiple exposure, during which a stationary camera compiles three images into the same digital file.
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Katie Stone drives to the basket during the 2016 women’s basketball MIAC Championship game.
Kyle Kowalczyk stands amid some careful lighting design during a rehearsal for “Moonshine Abbey.”
Guitar studies professor Chris Kachian
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library seen on a snowy day.
Highland Park Senior High School senior Amaris Holguin hugs an admissions counselor after learning she is a recipient of the Dease Scholarship.
Jake Kulju ’04
Zach Gottfredsen dives for a ball.
Asmat carver Franciscus Yemes sits for an interview July 21. Three Asmat carvers from Indonesia visited campus for five days, carving, visiting classes and drumming.
Music education student Sarah Lynch. Watch for an upcoming Humans of St. Thomas profile on Lynch.