Since 2007 when it began as the McNair Scholars program at St. Thomas, Excel! has provided an academic enrichment program that helps undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income or from underrepresented populations to acquire the necessary education, training and experience required to build an academic portfolio vital to successfully gaining graduate school admission and to earning fellowships and funding based on merit.
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on tenure and promotion following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in February 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have named three St. Thomas alumni as state commissioners.
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St. Thomas has approved a new undergraduate curriculum.
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Faculty Development recently awarded two of their highest honors to four St. Thomas faculty members. Dr. Bruce Gleason and Dr. Mufaddal Baxamusa each received the University Scholars Grant, while Dr. Katharine Hill and Dr. Joshua Stuchlik each received the Distinguished Early Career Grant.
The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) selected School of Social Work associate professor Katharine Hill to receive funding to host a CEEP fellow this year.
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The first-year class maintains St. Thomas’ recent record-setting academic profile, with an average high school GPA of 3.6 and a mid-50th percentile ACT range of 24-29.
More than 200 educators, students, social workers and health care practitioners gathered at St. Catherine University on Aug. 7 for the seventh annual Summit on Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice.
Faculty gathered in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library on Wednesday to celebrate Chris Anson, who along with program director Erika Scheuer has developed and led St. Thomas’ Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program since 2009.
University of St. Thomas president Julie Sullivan and St. Catherine University president ReBecca Koenig Roloff have issued the following statement regarding the School of Social Work.
More than 1,300 undergraduate students officially became part of the St. Thomas alumni community on Saturday as the Class of 2018 received their degrees. O'Shaughnessy Stadium was filled with thousands more family, friends, faculty and staff as the university celebrated the accomplishments of so many Tommies.
Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
Professional Notes highlight the accomplishments of St. Thomas faculty and staff throughout the year.
Dr. Lisa Kiesel and her MSW research assistants target advocacy opportunities to expand macro perspectives in direct practice
Catching up with Teron Buford, BSW ’10, MSW ’18.
Two 2017 BSW grads followed in a parent's footsteps to St. Kate's - St. Thomas social work degrees.
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.
Research can help undergraduates transform from students into scholars.
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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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.
Katherine Hill has begun to weave voting registration and engagement as a potential tool for social workers into her classes because she believes it is one way to empower social work clients to have a voice.
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.
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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.
Dr. Barbara Shank, who is retiring as dean of the School of Social Work at St. Thomas and St. Catherine, received the St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award Saturday at graduate commencement exercises.
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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.