The tradition dates back to 1948 when the Christophori Club, a Catholic organization on campus at the time, and the Tommie Tennants, a campus residents' club, saw to the construction of a crèche.
Tekne Awards are given annually by the Minnesota High Tech Association in honor of companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and around the world. STEPS, which is short for Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls, won in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education division.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair '13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means "life" in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
This week's notes feature faculty and staff Sarah Armstrong, Massimo Faggioli, Thomas Hickson, Matthew Kent, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Jeri Rockett, James Rogers, Kevin Theissen, and students Malia Foster, Jacob Frahm, Nicholas Hermann and Crystal Pomerleau.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2013 recently released its annual report on international enrollment and U.S. students who study abroad during college.
Dolan was honored at the Center for Catholic Studies' 20th anniversary gala Oct. 26.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the University of St. Thomas' Office of Study Abroad will kick off IEW with its first-ever fashion show highlighting traditional clothing from around the globe, including Saudi Arabia, Togo, China, Liberia, South Africa, Norway, Nepal, Uganda, Spain and Cameroon. The show will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center.
Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., the honor society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.
Employee benefits enrollment for 2014 begins Friday, Nov. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. This is the only time during the year when employees can make changes to their benefits without a “qualifying event” (also known as a change in status). Elections made during this enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2014.
This week's notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Catherine Hansen, Jeff Jalkio, David Kelley, Paul Lorah, AnnMarie Thomas, Daniel Tight and Edward Ulrich; staff James Rogers; and engineering students Samuel Johnson and Matthew Schmidtbauer.
This week's notes include faculty Bruce Gleason, Susan Marsnik, Barbara Shank, Lisa Waldner and Christian Washburn; and staff Birdie Cunningham and Scott Odman.
The first cleanup was organized by St. Thomas’ Environmental Issues Committee (now called the Green Team) in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Adopt-a-River program during Earth Week, April 1993, and has since become a staple in St. Thomas’ annual Earth Week lineup.
St. Thomas' Homecoming, now in its 95th year, is a weeklong event steeped in tradition.
Feed My Starving Children's CEO Mark Crea '78 is fueled by faith.
Fifteen students from Justice and Peace Studies Professor Dr. Mike Klein's "Conflict Transformation" class contributed teaching guides for the ebook "Teaching the Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World."
Cole's seventh album, "Pulse," was released this month and contains eight original songs.
Alicia Long '10 J.D. is the co-author of Capitol Hell, a novel loosely based on some of her experiences as a young Senate staffer in Washington, D.C.
This week's notes feature faculty Jean Birbilis, Stephen Brookfield, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Father Jan Michael Joncas, William Ojala, Terrence Pitre, Lisa Prevette, Kris Wammer, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Wendy Wyatt; and students Rachel Beck, Nick Benish, Kristin Braden, Matthew Folstad, Danielle Francen, Mark Frommelt, Danielle Hinkley, Rebecca Kummer, Sarah Larson, Suzanne Mages, Kirsten Mueller, Ryan Smith, Meghan Talbot and Brianne Herlitzke.
This year Dr. Tonia Bock, whose area of research is moral development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, spent six weeks in Rome at John Cabot University, an American-accredited university. She taught a class of 11 study-abroad students during a five-week session in July.
Did you know that according to a longstanding legend the St. Thomas Arches are also a gateway to everlasting love? The tradition states that students aren’t True Tommies until they’ve been kissed under the Arches at midnight.
Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.
This week's notes feature faculty Mark DelCogliano, Father Jan Michael Joncas, Dough Jondle, Billy Junker, David Kelley, T. Dean Maines, Susan Marsnik, Michael Naughton, Bill Ojala, Michelle Rovang Burke, Deborah Savage, Dale Thompson, Christian Washburn, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Peter Young, and 2013 alumna AnZhi Zhang.
Thirteen faculty have been promoted to full professor and one faculty has been promoted to associate professor.
The second Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back by popular demand. Last year's inaugural event, conceived by Katie Hill '12 M.A. in art history, drew more than 10,000 spectators and spawned countless "copy cat" festivals around the world.
Caritas Veritate is a confederation of Catholic charitable institutions dedicated to recruiting, forming, mobilizing and engaging young volunteers in the spirit of Pope Benedict's encyclical Deus Caritas Est.