The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Faculty Development recently awarded two of their highest honors to four St. Thomas faculty members. Dr. Bruce Gleason and Dr. Mufaddal Baxamusa each received the University Scholars Grant, while Dr. Katharine Hill and Dr. Joshua Stuchlik each received the Distinguished Early Career Grant.
Dr. Lauren Braswell’s psychology course – which also won the 2017 Campus Compact President’s Community Partner award – is one of several academic community engagement courses coordinated through the university’s Center for Common Good.
This week's professional notes include faculty Carol Bruess, Kristine DeVinck, John Floeder, David Jenkins, N. Curtis LeMay, Stephen Hipp, Michael Hollerich, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, Thomas Margevičius, Mark Neuzil, Chip Small, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, William Ojala, James Rogers, Deborah Savage, William Stevenson, Daniel Tight, Muffet Trout, John Del Vecchio, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn, William Stevenson, Paul Wojda, Kevin Zilverberg, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman, Lisa Prevette and Kristine Wammer; students Jane Feely, Jaya Dhami, Michael Stodolka, Samantha Whitcomb, Ryan Johnson, Nick Battaglia, Mikayla Newby, Cecelia Kinane, Mike Patton, Emily Whitwam, Maria Neuzil, Michael Stodolka, Anna Folska, Hannah Ganzel, Brittany Haas, Jack Queenan, Thomas Wieser, Kathryn Breuckman, Madeline Hankard, Quinn Whiting and Joe Herrli.
This week's professional notes include faculty George Baboila, Michael Blaakman, Tony Borgerding, William Calvert, Mark DelCogliano, Danaya Franke, Anne Klejment, Nanette Missaghi, Shelley Neilsen-Gatti, Mark Neuzil, Sister Katarina Schuth, Gerald W. Schlabach, Pat Stankovitch, Amy Steele, Chelley Vician, Christian D. Washburn and Father Kevin Zilverberg; staff Birdie Cunningham, Hans Gustafson, Doug Hennes, Ea Porter, Buffy Smith and Artika Tyner; students Roy Pierson, Elizabeth Thao, Tyekeela Xiong and Yang Yang; and alumna Diana Salinas.
In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
Art Cullen, a 1980 St. Thomas graduate, had a strong feeling he would win the Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials in the Storm Lake Times, a 3,000-circulation, twice-a-week newspaper in northwestern Iowa. Turns out he was right.
Two St. Thomas College of Arts and Science professors – Mark Neuzil of Communication and Journalism and Edward "Ted" Ulrich of Theology – will travel to the Czech Republic and India, respectively, during the 2017-18 school year as part of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program.
This week's notes feature faculty Lisa Abendroth, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Sanjeev Bordoloi, Rosemond Desir, Michael Devaughn, Yu Gao, Bruce Gleason, Kyle Goldschmidt, Thomas Hickson, Michael Hollerich, John Holst, Len Jennings, David Kelley, Elizabeth Kindall, Sameer Kumar, Lisa Lamb, Paul Lorah, Christopher Michaelson, Mark Neuzil, Jason Pattit, Janine Sanders-Jones, Erika Scheurer, Ivancica Schrunk, Patricia Stankovitch, Kevin Theissen, Greg Vandergrift, Chelley Vician and Christian Washburn; staff Nanette Missaghi, Talia Nadir, Ea Porter and Dan Taylor; student Jacob Pauna; and alumnus Jacob Frahm '14.