A stone sculpture designed to evoke strength and vulnerability, spirituality and earthliness, loss and renewal has been selected as the winning design for a Memorial for Deceased Students that will be located adjacent to the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas.
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.
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.
Throughout his four years at St. Thomas, Derrick Diedrich '21 found himself growing in ways he could’ve never predicted before starting college. With experiences in campus ministry, student government and as a Tommie Ambassador, Diedrich has been able to cultivate both his leadership skills and personal goals.
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.
In a time where the COVID-19 pandemic, elections, climate crises and the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice all competed for headlines, Alex Upton ’21 and Dr. Amy Levad, associate professor of theology, were honored for their volunteer work addressing many of these challenges.
Just like Baylor dominated Gonzaga in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game, a team from St. Thomas was the decisive winner in the MinneMUDAC Student Data Science Challenge, also known as MinneAnalytics Madness.
The U.S. leads the world in two categories: COVID-19 cases and incarceration. As we experience the collision of two pandemics – coronavirus and mass incarceration – theology professor Amy Levad says the results are disastrous.
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce faculty who have received tenure and been promoted to associate professor, effective September 1, 2021. Many congratulations to our colleagues for this sig...
Biology professor Jill Manske will kick off the spring 2021 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Teach-in Tuesdays series at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with "Disrupting Pandemics: Infectious Disease, Inequity and Social Justice."
Nicholas Black Elk is being considered for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church, and some are on a mission to shed light on his life story. Damian Costello, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert on the lif...
In the hopes of enticing more prospects to choose St. Thomas, the university is rolling out four new student-centric TV commercials on Feb. 8 that use storytelling suspense, drama and intrigue that mirror teasers for some of the popular prime time TV shows in which they are slotted to appear.
When Russian novelist and philosopher Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel lecture in 1970, he could have spoken on any topic he wanted. He could have shared his experiences of turmoil and perseverance living as an artist under Soviet censorship, but instead he spoke of the nature of art itself.