Academic News

School of Social Work dean Barbara Shank poses for a studio portrait April 18, 2017.

The House That Shank Built

Through her determination and perseverance, Dr. Barbara Shank has built the School of Social Work from four faculty and 50 students to 31 faculty and 600 students in her nearly 40 years at St. Thomas.
Jamie Larson

Senior Strides: Jamie Larson

Jamie Larson, a marketing major/communication and journalism minor, got a head start on her post-graduation gig, getting hired on as a digital specialist for Collegis Education.

The CORE Semester in Rome

This study-abroad opportunity allows students to experience the essence of the St. Thomas liberal arts education.
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Professional Notes for May 22, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Consuelo Cavalieri, Bruce Gleason, Salina Renninger, Ritch Sorenson, John Wendt and Peter Young; students Juan Dominguez-Flores, Stephen Erp, Kathryn Foltz, Linnea Graham, Noah Haverlock, Zach LeVene, Jessica Mohr, Tony Perrella, Sydney Renzaglia, Jake Schoenholz, Anna Starks, Abby Starr, Ryan Toth and Cole Werner; and alumna Kristine Maurer.
Elizabeth Kindall

Emerging Scholars

The past few issues of Spotlight have featured recipients of the John Ireland Award for Outstanding Achievement as Teacher-Scholar. Recent recognition through awards and grants of four CAS faculty highlights potential future Ireland award winners.
Stephanie Garcia '17

Senior Strides: Stephanie Garcia

Garcia is grateful for the plentiful research opportunities available at St. Thomas, which paved the road to her being offered a full scholarship to earn a Ph.D. at Rutgers University's School of Biomedical Sciences.
A gold crucifix from the collection of Fr. Dennis Dease is show March13, 2015. Art History tag number 2012.003.006A

Salve Sancta Crux

This year the Master’s in Catholic Studies program partnered with the Department of Art History and Office for Mission to feature select pieces from the University of St. Thomas Father Dennis Dease Crucifix Collection.
Catholic Studies graduate student Kelley Warner poses for a portrait in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library great room Marcy 9, 2017. Taken for Lumen magazine.

Lifelong Learning

Catholic studies classrooms are graced with nontraditional students more often than you might think.
Students toss their caps in the air at the 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremony at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 21, 2016 in St. Paul.

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

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.