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Featured Events

Apr 24 2018
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library hosts its annual Poetry on the Patio event in honor of National Poetry Month.

Apr 24 2018
2018 Spring Celebration

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Celebration of Graduates and Awards Banquet

Apr 26 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Congratulations to Henry Koller, John Samuel Martens, and Luke Miller!

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Three excellent speakers from on and off-campus will discuss topics related to the conference theme: Roots: Tradition and the New.

Apr 27 2018
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Friday, April 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Adam Garske Dupont

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whether you are ready to try your hand at research for the first time or you are already a data veteran, this competition is for you!

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Catholic Studies graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Apr 30 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, April 30th, 2018 7PM-9PM

Learn firsthand from Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist David Fahrenthold

Apr 30 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Presents Johann Sebastian Bach's GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

May 02 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Prof. Jennifer Awes-Freeman will lead a discussion about the sexuality of Jesus in medieval art.

May 02 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Prof. Jennifer Awes-Freeman will lead a discussion about the sexuality of Jesus in medieval art.

May 03 2018
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Scholar Devoney Looser gives a public lecture that explores just how Jane Austen became a celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans.

May 03 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Bachelor of Arts in Art History

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come celebrate our graduating economic majors and minors!

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presentations by Museum Studies candidates

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The University of St. Thomas Symphonic Band will present a concert/lecture featuring the music outlined in Dr. Bruce Gleason’s book, “Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums.”

May 05 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Featuring the University of St. Thomas Gamelan Ensemble and guest Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensemble - Joko Sutrisno, director

May 06 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE! An Operatic Melodrama in three movements for Soprano, Trumpet, Storytellers & Symphonic Wind Orchestra; By Malene Sheppard Skærved with music by Nigel Clarke

May 06 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Angela Mitchell, conductor

May 08 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra will join the St. Thomas Guitar Ensemble for an evening of music by Vivaldi, Leonard Cohen, jazz master Chick Corea, plus some blues and Brazilian choro

May 09 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

May 09 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Featuring Dr. Chris Kachian, guitar soloist; Music by Arnold, Pergolesi, Foote, Jacklich, Borza, Lennon and McCartney

May 10 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Choose from perennials, MN natives, medicinal plants, annual flowers, herbs and vegetable starts.

May 16 2018
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 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.

May 17 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Jun 02 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The University of St. Thomas is launching a free and open-to-the-public one-day Summer Publishing Institute on Saturday, June 2.

Feb 19 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018
12:51 AM - 10:51 AM
Feb. 19 - Jun. 22, 2018

Department of Art History Spring 2018 Exhibition

Jul 22 2018
2017 Seminar Speaker

Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The 2018 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Maud Hickey, Associate Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Jan 29 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan. 29 - July 31, 2018

American Museum of Asmat Art Spring 2018 Exhibition

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