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President Julie Sullivan - State of the University
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St. Thomas Launches New Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education

Educating teachers to understand and address trauma triggered in the classroom is vital when it comes to nurturing a child’s ability to learn.   As a result, the School of Education and the Morrison Family C...
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St. Thomas Airs Prime Time Ads to Shine Spotlight on Academic Excellence

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.
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Trauma-Informed Training: Helping Educators Spot Trauma-Related Behaviors

Children bring their whole selves into the classroom – their circumstances, their real-life experiences and their emotions. For some, that includes trauma triggered by traumatic events and situations experienced outside of school.

Tommie Experts: Radical Times Call for Radical Healing

Bryana H. French, PhD, LP, created with colleagues the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective to share evidence-based practices that promote individual and collective healing in the face of racism.
Engineering Professor Dr. Katherine Acton prepares online learning lessons in the STELAR Media Studio. Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas

Zooming into Online Learning

Since March 12, more than 900 St. Thomas faculty members taught more than 2,000 courses to more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. This summer another 450 courses will be taught.
A tassel on a mortar board (cap) is shown during the graduate commencement ceremony May 21, 2016 in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex field house.
Students rush past and into the Anderson Student Center on a sunny autumn day on October 7, 2016.

First Destinations Survey Highlights Strong Employment Outcomes for Class of 2019

Nearly 95% of the Class of 2019 reported employment, enrollment in a graduate program, volunteer service or enlistment in the military, according to the Career Development Center's annual First Destinations Survey. 
Dr. Kathlene Holmes Campbell, dean of the School of Education, speaks in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium on March 19, 2019.

School of Education Dean Campbell Advocates For Student Teachers Amidst COVID-19 Changes

School of Education Dean Kathlene Holmes Campbell has been working tirelessly over the past six weeks advocating for her students on everything from the number of “face-to-face" weeks of student teaching required to the way teacher performance assessments are conducted.   
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Update on Commencement Ceremonies

St. Thomas will not be able to hold this year’s undergraduate, graduate, School of Law and Dougherty Family College (DFC) commencement ceremonies in May as scheduled.
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Update on St. Thomas’ Response to COVID-19

President Julie Sullivan has announced all classes will temporarily move online starting Monday, March 16. No in-person classes will be held until Tuesday, April 14 (students’ first day back from the Easter holiday), at the earliest.
Laura Medina Coste poses for a photo in her classroom in Paul and Shiela Wellstone Elementary in St. Paul on February 3, 2020. Coste is a graduate of the School of Education’s Grow Your Own program.

Key Partnerships Help School of Education Diversify Minnesota’s Teaching Workforce

St. Thomas’ School of Education is constantly working to help increase the number of teachers of color in the classroom through various partnerships, including two with state-funded teaching preparation programs – Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color, and Grow Your Own.