The second Internet Cat Video Film Festival is back by popular demand. Last year's inaugural event, conceived by Katie Hill '12 M.A. in art history, drew more than 10,000 spectators and spawned countless "copy cat" festivals around the world.
Renee Prola, a December 1996 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, has worked at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for 16 years – first as an accountant and for the past six years as the Ordway's company manager.
The company that provided the familiar stone that gives many St. Thomas buildings their signature look is ending operations. Mankato Kasota Stone will close after 128 years of mining in the Minnesota River Valley.
Dr. Mark Dienhart, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will leave the University of St. Thomas on July 8 to become president and chief executive officer of the Schulze Family Foundation.
St. Thomas grads Alex Daley '12 and Matt Scott '12, and friend Tommy Hanlon, completed their soccer ball Dribble Daily journey from International Falls to the Minnesota-Iowa border on Tuesday, June 18, a trek of more than 400 miles.
Alumnus Richard W. Conklin, a retired public relations and communications administrator at St. Thomas and Notre Dame and author of a popular history of St. Thomas, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Saturday.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber's successor.
Each year, the University of St. Thomas celebrates St. Thomas Day, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions that members of the St. Thomas community have made to the university and the wider community.
As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
Jeremy Olson '95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism's top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
What keeps Alan Bignall ’85 M.B.A. going and going and going? In a word: passion. Bignall ispresident and CEO of ReconRobotics Inc., a company that creates tactical micro-robot systems used by the military, law enforcement and rescue teams. Currently, their robots can explore an environment that might be dangerous for humans to enter and provide auditory and visual feedback, even in complete darkness.
Hockey has taken the '05 grad all across the country and even across the Pacific Ocean to China. Earlier this month hockey carried him to the Xcel Energy Center and the NHL to suit up for the Anaheim Ducks when they were in town to take on the Minnesota Wild.
For Kristi Schlosser Carlson ’06, a degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law combined her family background and her passions with a satisfying career as general counsel and director of government relations for the North Dakota Farmers Union, a grassroots organization driven by its members to advocate for family farmers.