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St. Thomas Community Members Receive 2018 Campus Compact Awards

Senior Mohamed Malim, Associate Professor and Bachelor of Social Work program Director Dr. Katharine Hill, and community partners Gayle Godfrey and the behavioral health staff at Regions Hospital have received Minnesota Campus Compact Awards for their leadership and civic engagement.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 20, 2017

This week's professional notes include faculty Bernard Brady, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, David Kelley, Lisa Lamb, Bhabani Misra, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn, Thomas Hickson, Jeni McDermott and Kevin Theissen; staff Vern Klobassa, David Lemon, James Rogers, Eric Stevens, Artika Tyner, Dia Yang and Dining Services; and students Emma Rinn, Jenna Abrahamson, Elliot Allen, Erika Bjorkman, Luke Loveall.
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Professional Notes for Aug. 28, 2017

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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Professional Notes for June 30, 2017

This week's professional notes include faculty Dave Deavel, Bruce Gleason, Jane Hurley Johncox, Bob Koerpel, Emily Sauter, Kevin Sauter, Gerald Schlabach and Dale Thompson; and staff member Ea Porter.
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.
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.
Ande Nesmith and Emily Titus

How Well Does Minnesota Welcome Refugees?

Emily Titus '16, with the help of associate professor Ande Nesmith and a Collaborative Inquiry Grant, set out to find an answer. She outlined the barriers for refugees and how they can be overcome.
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Law School Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

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.
School of Social Work students (from left) Alison Paz, Lauren Olson and Claire Smart, and professor Ande Nesmith. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Putting the Pieces Together

Seniors Lauren Olson, Claire Smart and Alison Paz were the last group to work on Dr. Ande Nesmith’s two-year research study on youth transitioning out of foster care.