As the Melrose and The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership at the University of St. Thomas approaches the one-year anniversary of its transition from the former Center for Ethics in Practice, the Newsroom connected with Academic Director Dr. Christopher Michaelson and Executive Director Dr. Nicole Zwieg Daly on highlights, podcasts, award nominations, books to read this summer and more.
Student social innovators with inspiring ideas ranging from ecological bricks made from plastic waste to programs that create meaningful, one-on-one connections between youth and older adults competed virtually June 11 to win a share of more than $60,000 in seed funding at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) Global Finals.
Six Master of Social Work (MSW) students from immigrant and refugee communities have become the inaugural recipients of the Traudt Family Scholarship – and they plan to use the opportunity to improve social work services for others with immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
The University of St. Thomas celebrated its annual St. Thomas Day on Wednesday, June 9, when the recipients of the Monsignor James Lavin Award, Professor of the Year Award, Humanitarian Award, Tommie Award and Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award were announced.
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.
Despite the move to virtual class gatherings last year, the Business 200 course (Business Learning Through Service) at St. Thomas continued to require students to volunteer with community nonprofits, which provided them with a unique opportunity to step up and help out in new ways.
The University of St. Thomas bestowed 1,214 graduate degrees on May 24 during an in-person ceremony, with social distancing and face coverings serving as visible proof of the many challenges the students faced ...
John F. McVea, associate professor in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the Opus College of Business, addresses if entrepreneurship can be taught in this Star Tribune "Outside Consultant" column.
On what turned out to be a beautiful, sunny Sunday, the Dougherty Family College held commencement on May 23 for its third set of graduates, the Class of 2021. The event, held socially distanced on O’Shaughness...
As the semester comes to an end, we caught up with some seniors to ask about their time at St. Thomas including favorite memories, what they have learned about themselves, advice for future students, and their post-graduation plans.
As a Russian studies major and women, gender, and sexuality studies minor, senior Samantha Nordmark had never taken an engineering class. However, when she heard about an honors seminar focusing on the intersection of race and transportation, her curiosity was piqued and she signed up.
Originally from Ethiopia, Abenezer Ayana ’21 is leaving his mark at St. Thomas by applying his computer science background and taking advantage of the resources that surround him as a curious and driven entrepreneur.