St. Thomas’ School of Education is constantly working to help increase the number of teachers of color in the classroom through various partnerships, including two with state-funded teaching preparation programs – Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color, and Grow Your Own.
The Institute of International Education recently released Open Doors Report 2019 shows St. Thomas has the most international students (705) among private universities in Minnesota and remains fourth in the state overall for international enrollment. St. Thomas currently ranks 17th in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation at doctoral institutions (772 students), and the top in Minnesota.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Elaine Reeves ’09 one of the recipients of its Distinguished New Engineer award, which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their career.
With a teacher shortage affecting schools across the nation, the University of St. Thomas School of Education and Education Evolving teamed up to examine what can be done to increase teacher retention and what conditions enable teachers to thrive in their schools.
Last year, St. Thomas leaders announced plans for the Center for Well-Being, a facility on campus offering an integrated approach to the health care needs of the St. Thomas community. We now have more details about Well-Being, including opening dates.
First-year student and Schulze Innovation Scholar Isabel Bercaw started making bath bombs with her younger sister when the two were just tweens. She never imagined their hobby would turn into a multimillion-dollar business, but that’s exactly what happened.
The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and Student Affairs are joining more than 150 universities and colleges in celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week with three days of activities at the create[space] Oct. 21-23.
In helping curate “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Dakota Hoska '19 MA is bringing the much-needed perspective of Native women to the world of museums and creating art that expresses her identity and experiences.
The Purple History series checks out the long history of St. Thomas school songs, a tradition continued in with the latest alma mater song, recently recorded by Cadenza and Summit Singers and set to a gorgeous video.
Last November, School of Education Dean Kathlene Holmes Campbell launched the Dean’s Forum. Building off the work of Teachers College, Columbia University's Racial Literacy Lecture Series, the Dean’s Forum series features candid conversations on race, equity and education. The first Dean’s Forum of the new school year will take place on the Minneapolis campus at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Opus Hall rooms 201 and 202).