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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

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 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 8. Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Featuring more than 300 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
#ChineseLandscapes pop-up

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Pop-up Digital Exhibition

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 - 9:15 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

Dec 13 2019
Red Hero Ulaanbaata

Friday, December 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Dec 13 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Level II Recital

Dec 14 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Level III Recital

Dec 15 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Craig Hara, director

Dec 16 2019
Greco-roman coin

Monday, December 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pop-up digital exhibit: Greco-Roman Coins from the St. Thomas Collection

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
240X180 px

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
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

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
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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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

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

May 21 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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