Photo by Mike Ekern '02

2014 Summer Digest: Stories You May Have Missed

As another academic year begins, the Newsroom brings you some of the stories you may have missed during the summer.

- Newsroom Editorial Staff


Adjunct Faculty Vote 'No' on Union Representation
Adjunct faculty members who teach undergraduate classes at St. Thomas have voted against representation by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284.


Green Line LRTGreen Line Affects Transit Options Near Campus
The Green Line runs from the newly remodeled Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

AnnMarie ThomasAnnMarie Thomas Invited to White House Maker Faire
A University of St. Thomas professor of engineering who loves to roll up her sleeves and make things was invited by President Obama to join a host of like-minded thing-makers at the first-ever White House Maker Faire.

Mitch Kieffer St. Thomas MagPain Is A Battlefield
Three years ago, Mitch Kieffer’s military SUV was attacked in Iraq. After dozens of surgeries and procedures, he is still dogged by chronic, debilitating pain. But that hasn’t stopped Kieffer ’07 from becoming the ultimate warrior.

Anna RosenthalFrom Plant to Paint
Botanical artistry is not for the impatient, which makes it all the more extraordinary that St. Thomas student Anna Rosenthal has been painting the natural world since she was 14.

Bob Hilgers 105 year oldA Witness To Our History
Bob Hilgers '32 - a former student, teacher and adviser - celebrates 105 years of a life well-lived.

Nice RideHey, Nice Ride!
Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.

Terry NicholsDeath and the Afterlife
Commentary by Madeline Szempruch '16 about Dr. Terence Nichols.