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Students receive their diplomas during the graduate commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Morrison Family College of Health, and the School of Divinity in O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul on May 23, 2021.

Sights and Sounds: 2021 Graduate Commencement

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 ...
President Sullivan hands out diplomas during the 9am commencement ceremony in O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul on May 22, 2021.

Sights and Sounds: 2021 Undergraduate Commencement and March Out of the Arches

Thanks to in-depth planning by university administration, faculty and key student representatives, in-person commencement ceremonies and March Out of the Arches returned this year.
Amy Levad instructing at Teach-in Tuesday.

Five Observations: Teach-in Tuesday on COVID-19 and Mass Incarceration

The U.S. leads the world in two categories: COVID-19 cases and incarceration. As we experience the collision of two pandemics – coronavirus and mass incarceration – theology professor Amy Levad says the results are disastrous.
A large stack of books sit on shelves and the floor.

Faculty Promotions and Tenure for 2021

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce faculty who have received tenure and been promoted to associate professor, effective September 1, 2021.  Many congratulations to our colleagues for this sig...
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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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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.
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. 
The Summit Avenue Classroom Building photographed on Monday, May 24, 2010.The building is home to the School of Social Work.

Katharine Hill Named Director of School of Social Work

Dr. Katharine Hill has accepted the offer to become the next director of the School of Social Work. In this capacity, she will have oversight and strategic responsibility for the BSW, MSW and BSW programs. Hill will join the Morrison Family College of Health as the director of the School of Social Work and start her role on July 1, 2020.
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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.

Life at St. Thomas: November 2019

Life at St. Thomas is an ongoing feature highlighting the images that capture what daily life on campus is like and what it feels like to a Tommie. Check out some of the amazing images from the month of November 2019.
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‘Pathways to Inclusion: Our DEI Journey’ Panel Brings Valuable Discussion

Nearly 150 community members gathered Tuesday in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium for “Pathways to Inclusion: Our DEI Journey,” a 12-person panel discussion hosted by Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Kha Yang and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
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Incoming first-year students March Through the Arches to celebrate the start of their college journey and the start to the 2019 academic year on September 3, 2019, in St. Paul.

Sights and Sounds: 2019 March Through the Arches and Welcome Assembly

On a sunny Tuesday morning, hundreds of staff, faculty and students lined the sidewalks of the lower quad on St. Thomas' St. Paul campus as the class of 2023 participated in the annual March Through the Arches procession.