A determined and common-sense work ethic always has characterized Tom Madison. "I’m not afraid of hard work," Madison said. "I just applied all of the principles that I learned on my paper routes ... "
Bruce Kramer always had been in excellent physical condition, and he was proud of it. In the summer of 2010, he noticed he had a "floppy" left foot and thought it might be a pinched nerve or sciatica. During his regular physical examination, he mentioned he was "walking a little funny" and the doctor suggested he should see a neurologist. He procrastinated until he took a couple of falls in October, when his left leg collapsed.
When Randy Thysse '85 was growing up in the Minneapolis working-class suburb of Brooklyn Center, it was suggested that he learn a trade, like neighbors who were plumbers or glaziers, or maybe he could follow in his dad’s footsteps and learn carpet laying.The trade he settled into, and which he never once considered while growing up, is sometimes called spycraft.
Many community members are taking to social media to pay tribute to Monsignor James Lavin, who died Monday, Sept. 17, at age 93. Read what some of you had to say.
St. Thomas junior Matthew Schmidtbauer is an electrical engineering student with aspirations of someday working for a high-performance electric car manufacturing company. The subjects of his pastime, however, are not motors or revolutions per minute, but tens of thousands of honeybees that he cares for each summer.
Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”
In 15 years, my work for St. Thomas has taken me around the globe with my camera, lights, microphones and tripod. I never travel light.
Father Dennis Dease's magnanimous involvement in Uganda reflects his commitment to the mission of the university
Brian Osende '10 B.S.M.E., '11 M.S. returns to Uganda and brings light to his grandparents' village for the first time
My decision to retire next year didn’t exactly come as a surprise to many colleagues and friends who know where we are in pursuing significant milestones.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - The miracle workers are busy here these days.In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says "Eddwaliro," Ugandan for "health care," in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
Degrees in hand, Ugandan students seek to make an impact in our world
Sisters Felista and Olivia Mpanga have found comfort and friendship in Minnesota
Mark Gregg will never forget the lessons he learned at St. Thomas.
The newly opened Anderson Student Center will offer Tommies a plethora of foods, services, and social activites
Ireland Hall and a century of Lavin Burgers, ghosts and snowball fights
Book Excerpt from ‘Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t Have in Search of Happiness We Can’t Buy’
Why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy
A young alumna who had career goals of becoming a doctor made an about-face when given a unique opportunity.
The new student center is more than just a building
Using science and civility, engineering professor John Abraham calls a climate-change skeptic's bluff
How do 700 student-athletes find the time?
First published images from the new observatory offer "awe-inspiring" view of our universe