A new School of Education at St. Thomas will focus on producing the most outstanding teachers, leaders and administrators in Minnesota – grounded in cultural competence and compassion for all to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
St. Thomas' annual STEPS camps exposes sixth and eighth grade girls to engineering and encourages them to pursue their interests.
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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.
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This week's notes feature faculty Catherine Deavel, David Deavel, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Len Jennings, Mike Klein, Don LaMagdeleine, Suzanne Schons, Ivancica Schrunk, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and John Wendt; staff member Dana Peterson; and alumna/former staff member Deb DeMeester.
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The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December and February.
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This week's notes feature faculty Ozer Asdemir, Consuelo Cavalieri, David Deeds, John Del Vecchio, Erin Farrell, Bryana French, Hans Gustafson, Pat Hedberg, David Kelly, Dominic Longo, Ray MacKenzie, Dean Maines, Jeni McDermott, Kristian Mortenson, Michael Naughton, Salina Renninger, Richard Sathe, Deborah Savage, Brian Shapiro, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, William Stevenson, Dale Thompson, Muffet Trout and Paul Wojda; staff/faculty Artika Tyner; staff Sarah Farnes, Barbara Gorski, Kelly Sardon-Garrity and Bob Shoemake; professor emeriti Joseph Brom, Ken Goodpaster and George Karvel; students Chris Jones (former student), Jack Kellner, Eric Ringgenberg, Claire Spangenberg, Auma Tindi and Talee Vang; and alumni John Kummer '16, Maci Spica '10 and Kristina Trapp Stodolka '06.
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This week's notes feature faculty Stephen Brookfield, William Cavert, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, John Froula, Karen Howard, Mike Klein, John Martens, Jeni McDermott, Debbie Monson, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, William Stevenson, Lisa Waldner and Christian D. Washburn; staff Artika Tyner; students Chad Arnhold, Dan Conrad, Anna Folska, Kiersten Idzorek, Francesca Ippoliti, Ryan B. Johnson, Kara Kassekert, Jack Kellner, Laura Kvasnicka, Maria Neuzil, Claire Spangenberg, Michael Stodolka, Samantha Whitcomb, Thomas Wieser and Divine Zheng.
The College of Education, Leadership and Counseling hosted the Minneapolis Public Schools Boys Summit for the second year. Twenty five recently graduated eighth grade English language learners were on the Minneapolis campus for focused introspection, expectations and setting goals for high school.
The St. Thomas School of Law has moved up 24 places in the annual rankings conducted by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked the university’s graduate programs in business, education and social work.
Tori Svoboda was looking for an opportunity to create space for the inquisitor and learner in her. That landed her in the CELC at the University of St. Thomas, where she received her leadership doctorate in 2012.
Jane Bona '85 will receive the “Lead. Learn. Proclaim.” award from the National Catholic Educational Association in March.
More than 100 students and teacher-mentors from the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) and Minneapolis Public Schools South High and Roosevelt High Schools convened on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus for the Step-Up Boys Mentorship Program Summer Summit, June 15-19 .
The University of St. Thomas partnered for the second year with Minds Matter Twin Cities (MMTC) to host its annual mentorship program. The mentorship program pairs high school students with professionals to broaden their dreams, guide them through the college admission and selection process and show them what is possible.
The Brady Education Center auditorium overflowed with family and friends of Twin Cities Academy High School (TCAHS) seniors as 44 students received diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony. This was the third year the University of St. Thomas hosted the ceremony and the first time one of its graduates will be attending the university in the fall.
The University of St. Thomas welcomed 55 new teachers to the teaching profession on May 18, 2015, at the Teacher Education Commissioning Ceremony. More than 150 family and friends were in attendance to celebrat...
Fr. Jean-Pierre Bongila, Ph.D. In August 2014, Bongila conducted a successful workshop for 10 senior executives from the Congolese Society of Oil Refineries (SOCIR), addressing the theme of “Leadership Ethi...
History has always been a good influence in Alex Rome’s life. “I had a great history teacher who really cared about me,” the second-year student in the teacher licensure program said. The history teacher in tra...
Last summer, the University of St. Thomas collaborated with Minnesota Life College (MLC) to create the College Pre-Orientation Program (POP), a week-long overnight event to help students with ASD and other special needs to be prepared to participate in college orientation programs and succeed in college.
His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the University of St. Thomas during his recent visit to the Twin Cities to meet with the Liberian community and Governor Mark Dayton.
Faculty and Staff Jean-Pierre Bongila, Ed.D. Bongila led a workshop on Ethical Leadership and the Common Good for SOCIR, a D.R. Congo Oil Company in August 2014 Bongila had two presentations: a) Introduc...
Jeanne Mortinson, Ed.D., has served the Collaborative Urban Educators (CUE) for almost 15 years. She will be leaving her position at the end of June and has left an indelible mark on college, our community and ...
A new student leadership group in the special education department has developed out of a multicultural student, alumni and friends affinity group. After surveying alumni and current students in 2012 and again ...
Teachers, students, writers and lovers of children’s literature gathered with authors David Weisner and Carrie Mesrobian on Saturday, Feb. 21 for the twenty-third annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference. ...
The College of Education, Leadership and Counseling community recently marked World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), which kicks off April as Autism Awareness Month. In recent years, research and understanding a...