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George Appoints New Directors for Global and Local Engagement

Associate Vice Provost for Global and Local Engagement Dr. Camille George has appointed Dr. Kimberly Vrudny as the director of civic engagement and Dr. Elise Amel as the director of sustainability initiatives within the newly formed Center for Global and Local Engagement.
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Professional Notes for April 30, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
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theology matters: The View From the Chair

n his second column for theology matters, Bernard Brady comments on Pope Francis' promotion of a "culture of encounter," and reflects on how the Theology Department is contributing to the fostering of such a culture at the University of St. Thomas.
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Joncas Featured in Sacred Music Documentary

KSMQ Public Television in Austin, Minnesota, recently aired the documentary “On Eagle’s Wings – Minnesota’s Sacred Music," featuring St. Thomas artist-in-residence Father Jan Michael Joncas.
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Professional Notes for Jan. 23, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Mary Ann Brenden, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Sarah Ferguson, Amy Finnegan, Eric Fort, Mike Klein, Robert Koerpel, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Shirley Polejewski, Jim Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, AnnMarie Thomas, Jessica Toft, Father (professor emeritus) David Whitten Smith, Carey Winkler and Kari Zimmerman; and students Tim Stammeyer and Jade Schleif.
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theology matters New Frontiers Series: Care for Prisoners, Justice for All

Amy Levad writes about a theological response to mass incarceration, the subject of the upcoming New Frontiers lecture and the subject of her new book, Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in OEC Auditorium.