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Purple Pride Powers Tommie Give Day

Parents are invited to participate in the “power of purple” during Tommie Give Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13. This annual celebration is an opportunity for the St. Thomas community to demonstrate its Tommie pride.

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Keep Up with Tommie Timelines

Tommie Timelines provide great tools for students at all levels. Check out the tips for first-year students to start strong by getting connected and involved on campus.

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Academic Counseling October Update

Please take a moment to read the following update from Academic Counseling and Support. 

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October in Residence Life

October can be a time when some students start to experience challenges regarding community living and shared spaces. It is always best if students engage in dialogue around issues and work them out. If the challenges cannot be resolved, students should contact their RA or AC right away to ask for help or mediation. Additionally, October is also a time when some off-campus properties begin recruiting students to sign leases for the 2019-20 academic year. We encourage you to have a conversation with your student(s) about waiting to sign off-campus leases. 

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The Center for Student Achievement: Now Open!

The Center for Student Achievement celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 9.

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Immunization Information and Reminders

The deadline for submission of required immunizations is October 19. Additional information about this requirement can be found here

Health Services has all routine vaccines available, encourage your student to get a flu vaccine. Several flu clinics are scheduled on campus during the month of October as listed here.

 

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Dog Whistle Politics - Dr. Ian Haney Lopez

Join DAB (Diversity Activities Board) and Student Diversity & Inclusion Services for an evening with Dr. Ian Haney Lopez discussing Dog Whistle Politics.

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St. Thomas Semester Study Abroad Programs

Gain real world experience on two St. Thomas signature study abroad semesters. Learn about the London Business Semester and Rome Empower Program.

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Travel Preparation and Travel Clinic Information

Important information for parents of students with plans to travel outside the United States during the January Term or Spring Semester.

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CAREER CORNER

Highlights of upcoming career events including career fairs, employers on campus, and programs for first-year students and seniors. Details can be found on the Career Development Center’s Seminars and Events calendar.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Capitol City

Join us on October 31, as St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and members of his staff discuss strategies they have employed to diversify its workforce, to retain people of color and women, and to authentically build relationships with community organizations through a lens of equity and inclusion. This is an amazing opportunity for the St. Thomas community to engage with City of St. Paul leadership. Register here.

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2019-20 FAFSA Is Now Available

The FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year is available to complete now. This FAFSA will collect tax information from 2017.

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Massage Returns to Health Services

Massage therapy is available at Health Services. Is your student feeling the midterm crunch? Encourage them to come in for a stress-relieving massage!

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Host International Students for Thanksgiving

OISS invites the St. Thomas community to consider hosting an international student for Thanksgiving. It's a great experience for everyone involved. 

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Family Business Event - Creating Family Unity

Family businesses can benefit from identifying and normalizing the dynamics created by family member differences. At this breakfast series event, attendees will learn methods for developing trust, communication and positive relationships within the family business. Registration for this Family Business Center Event is required and offered at no cost to families who have a current student at St. Thomas.

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Students’ Summer Research Presented at Inquiry at UST

On October 2, eighty-one undergraduate students presented summer research results at St. Thomas’ poster session, Inquiry at UST. Student researchers completed advanced work with faculty mentors from a variety of St. Thomas’ colleges and majors including Art History, Electrical Engineering and Psychology. 

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Campus Stores Announce New Partnerships

The Campus Stores provide many services for your students’ convenience and success. Including our partnership with Bed Bath and Beyond, Campus Stores now celebrate new partnerships with Suitable Attire and Fixt.

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Sleep: An Underappreciated Key to College Success

The University of St. Thomas Center for Sleep is highlighted in a recent New York Times article.

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