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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Featured Events

Oct 20 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dedicatory Concert and Blessing of the Van Daalen Pipe Organ.

Oct 22 2019
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to check out a selection of College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs at this information fair.

Oct 22 2019
Be the Change info session for interdisciplinary studies.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to check out a selection of College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs at this information fair.

Oct 28 2019
High School String Day

Monday, October 28, 2019
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Learn alongside St. Thomas faculty. A full day of professional development and clinics for all directors in attendance!

Nov 01 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Leah Witus, Macalester College

Nov 01 2019
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Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Patrick Deeley, the 23rd recipient of the Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, reads from his new collection, THE END OF THE WORLD.

Nov 02 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level II Recital with guest Alyssa Eggersgluss

Nov 04 2019
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Monday, November 4, 2019
1:35 PM - 3:10 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.

Nov 04 2019
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Monday, November 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2019-2020 Department of Art History Speaker Series.

Nov 07 2019
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke discusses her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experience and research that led her to write it.

Nov 07 2019
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke will discuss her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experiences and research that led her to write it.

Nov 07 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke will discuss her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experiences and research that led her to write it.

Nov 07 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Award-winning Poet Sarah Vap will read from her seventh book, WINTER: EFFULGENCES AND DEVOTIONS.

Nov 08 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Eddie Merino, University of Cincinnati

Nov 08 2019
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Friday, November 8, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury, author of HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE IN THE POST-9/11 AGE, talks about his new book in a conversation with Dr. Todd Lawrence.

Nov 08 2019
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Friday, November 8, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury, author of HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE IN THE POST-9/11 AGE, talks about his new book in a conversation with Dr. Todd Lawrence.

Nov 08 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

with Jessica Turtle

Nov 11 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about how today’s news is uncovered and the challenges journalists face with NPR'S political correspondent Asma Khalid and host Angela Davis.

Nov 12 2019
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jim Rogers, alumnus and former managing editor of NEW HIBERNIA REVEW, reads from his recently released poetry collection, THE COLLECTOR OF SHADOWS

Nov 15 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota

Nov 15 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level II Recital

Nov 16 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Level II Recital with guests Kristen Wagner and Emma Grams

Nov 05 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12 p.m. - 1:10 p.m., Nov. 5, 12, and 19, 2019

Lecture series by Ted Ulrich, Ph.D.

Nov 22 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Meghan Hamilton, University of Arizona

Nov 23 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Level I Recital

Nov 23 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Level II Recital

Nov 25 2019
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Monday, November 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writer Edwidge Danticat reads selections from her recently released short story collection EVERYTHING INSIDE and other previous titles and discusses the concept of reckoning.

Dec 01 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Level II Recital

Jun 03 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
June 2 - December 1, 2019

Selections from the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas

Dec 08 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Level II Recital

Dec 08 2019
2019 Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 8. Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Featuring over 350 student performers in nine of the university's vocal and instrumental ensembles

Dec 09 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Douglas Orzolek and Mr. Roy Pienaar, conductors

Dec 10 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Allison Ostrander, instructor

Dec 10 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ms. Joan Griffith, conductor

Dec 11 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

Dec 14 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Level III Recital

Dec 18 2019
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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.

Sep 04 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sept. 4 – Dec. 20, 2019

A collaborative exhibition between SCP Arts and the Department of Art History

Jan 08 2020
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the J-Term book club, which will be reading and discussing INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed during four sessions.

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 girls and women brass players.

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 28 2020

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

A Celebration of Contemporary Piano Music

Mar 11 2020

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

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

May 03 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 12 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Joan Griffith, instructor

May 13 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, conductors

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

American Museum of Asmat Art Fall 2019 Exhibition

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