When St. Thomas students return to campus this fall, they’ll notice the first floor of Murray-Herrick Campus Center looks quite different. But the change is more than cosmetic – it represents a new approach to helping students prepare for successful careers, and a more engaged role that alumni and corporate partners can play in that process.
Four St. Thomas deans gathered recently to discuss racial justice and the approaches they are taking to best integrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom, the pedagogy and the hiring practices of their divisions.
Students who work at the Engagement Center make personal connections with alumni and other St. Thomas community members, keep them engaged through campus updates and involvement opportunities, and collect donations.
St. Thomas has been named a First-gen Forward institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success. This designation acknowledges that St. Thomas has a strong commitment to assisting and cultivating successful experiences for first-generation college students.
A wireless system to charge a medical implant through the skin, the reconstruction design for a car and pedestrian bridge, and a safety sensor system to detect and respond if children are left in a hot car were all projects dreamed up and designed by St. Thomas School of Engineering students.
Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick G. Ryan, President Julie Sullivan, and Vice President and Director of Athletics Phil Esten shared the news that the men's and women's varsity tennis programs will be discontinued at the end of the academic year.
Street art painted on the sides of buildings or plywood-covered windows can help us understand the complexity of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, reveals a mapping project spearheaded by St. Thomas faculty.
When St. Thomas makes its historic jump to Division I athletics this fall, one of the biggest names in college sports marketing will be there to boost the university’s profile as the Tommies find new business opportunities.
When 10 Dougherty Family College (DFC) scholars got news they had earned a full-tuition scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree at St. Thomas, the prevailing response was: “This is a dream come true.”
The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” It is actively being an antiracist. That’s the message approximately 1,700 registered attendees of the Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference heard weaved throughout the various workshops, breakout sessions and the riveting keynote address of guest speaker Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestseller How to Be An Antiracist.
The idea for the celestial, swirling colors of the Iversen Center for Faith’s largest permanent installation started with a voice memo artist Kelly Kruse recorded on her phone, wondering how she could paint a human being.
Sustainability has been blooming at St. Thomas. The recent drive toward more environmentally friendly behaviors has been monumental, with the university’s efforts to address sustainability resulting in national recognition.
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be An Antiracist, is the keynote speaker for the Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas.
Tommie fans will notice changes big and small when they return to the stands to watch their teams compete. One of these changes will be four words adorning some of the warm-up apparel: Shed A Little Light.