Timeless education for a changing world

The College of Arts and Sciences is the foundation of the liberal arts at the University of St. Thomas. From actuarial science to women’s studies, we develop free thinkers rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition at the intersection of faith, reason and action—the cornerstone of a St. Thomas education. The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the intellectual and creative spirit defining St. Thomas. Our students learn to think creatively and critically across disciplines through a variety of innovative instructional methods, interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences emerge as reflective individuals, responsible citizens and thoughtful professionals who are committed to the common good.

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About Dean Yohuru Williams

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Featured Events

Jan 26 2020
BrassChix logo framed with a purple band.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

A day of networking, mentoring, learning and music making for high school brass players who identify as female, non-binary, transgender or gender nonconforming.

Feb 07 2020
Ewer Airport with name on barrels

Friday, February 7, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

An opportunity to learn about the November 2019 trip to Asmat.

Feb 07 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Art History Department for an Exhibition Reception.

Feb 08 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Society for the Doctrinal Affectation of Baroque Music performs music of Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and Eberlin, with guest artist Thomas Schonberg, violoncello and philosopher Bill Stevenson.

Feb 12 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Theology Night Live! is a series of faculty-led discussions on timely topics of interest--served up with pizza and soda.

Feb 15 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota

Feb 18 2020
What Muslims Can Teach Catholics about Christianity

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 7:00 PM

Second Annual Terence Nichols Memorial Symposium featuring Rita George-Tvrtković.

Feb 20 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Awarding-winning author Swati Avasthi (SPLIT: Random House/Knopf, 2010) will talk about the process of writing a novel.

Feb 21 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

with Natalia Berglund and Kelly Kruse

Feb 28 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

University of Minnesota English Professor, Dr. Michael Hancher, will talk about his newest book, THE TENNIEL ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE "ALICE" BOOKS.

Feb 28 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Celebration of Contemporary Piano Music

Feb 29 2020
UG Violinist

Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A competitive and performance-based scholarship for students who plan to major in music.

Mar 03 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Theology Night Live! is a series of faculty-led discussions on timely topics of interest--served up with pizza and soda.

Mar 06 2020
2019-2020 Art History Department Speaker series: Carma Gorman

Friday, March 6, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2019-2020 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Mar 11 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Theology Night Live! is a series of faculty-led discussions on timely topics of interest--served up with pizza and soda.

Mar 11 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

A high-caliber evening of music featuring student soloists performing in front of a seasoned professional orchestra conducted by Dr. Matthew George.

Mar 13 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, and Dr. Doug Orzolek, conductors

Mar 15 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Mar 15 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Swedish concert performer, recording artist and composer Hans-Ola Ericsson performs on the Noack mechanical-action pipe organ in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Mar 17 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020, 12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Presentation by Marilyn J. Chiat, Ph.D. and Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Ph.D.

Mar 19 2020
240X180 px

Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Benjamin Percy will read from his recently released short story collection, SUICIDE WOODS, and talk about the craft of writing.

Apr 02 2020
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Thursday, April 2, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Apr 17 2020
Canva 240X180 px

Friday, April 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM

English majors from St. Thomas, Macalester, Hamline, Augsburg, and St. Catherine present papers at this annual conference, hosted this year by St. Thomas.

Apr 18 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Level I and II Recitals

Apr 29 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Theology Night Live! is a series of faculty-led discussions on timely topics of interest--served up with pizza and soda.

Apr 24 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Apr 28 2020
240X180 px

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Amit Majmudar, a multi-genre author and translator, offers a Sacred Arts Festival reading that explores the concept of "building bridges."

May 02 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Level I Recital

May 03 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Students will perform piano duet and two piano repertoire as well as piano chamber music.

May 03 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Angela Mitchell, conductor

May 04 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 06 2020
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jessica Goudeau, author of AFTER THE LAST BORDER, tells the story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America.

May 07 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers conducted by Bert Pinsonneault; Liturgical Choir conducted by Matthew Abernathy

May 08 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, and Dr. Doug Orzolek, conductors

May 09 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Non-degree Recital

May 09 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 11 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Level I and II recitals featuring a brass quintet

May 12 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, instructor

May 13 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, conductors

May 17 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Non-degree Recital

May 18 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History program

May 20 2020
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay.

Feb 03 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Feb. 3 - May 22, 2020

Department of Art History Gallery Spring Exhibition

Jul 12 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The 2020 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Director of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN..

Jul 12 2020
Final Project Poster

Sunday, July 12, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Master of Arts in Music Education students present posters describing research they have done.

Sep 04 2019
double figured Ajour

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sept. 4, 2019-July 31, 2020

American Museum of Asmat Art Fall 2019 Exhibition

Nov 05 2020
240 X 180 px

Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Rebecca Bender, co-author of STILL, shares stories and lessons about life, family, and faith.

Nov 05 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Stories and Lessons about Life, Family, and Faith with Rebecca Bender

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