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A rendering of the plans for the renovation of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas seen from the west.

University Announces Major Renovation for Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

The chapel at the University of St. Thomas has served its campus well for nearly 100 years. Thanks to the generosity of donors, it will now be brought into the 21st century with expanded spaces and amenities that will serve the contemporary needs of the entire community.
Introduction of new Athletics Director Phil Esten '95, on November 12, 2018, in St. Paul. Esten poses for a portrait in the Athletics Department in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex.

Bringing a Tommie Home to Lead Athletics

The University of St. Thomas has a new vice president and director of athletics. Phil Esten ‘95 will return to his alma mater in January, bringing with him a breadth of experience from athletics leadership positions at Penn State University; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University.
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Office of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development Center Award Competitive Grants

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 Arches are shown October 10, 2017.

Anti-Racism Coalition Writes Open Letter to St. Thomas Community

Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom calling for systemic change in response to the ongoing challenges our community faces. The president, provost, and entire university leadership team is committed to undertaking the short-term and long-term work needs to ensure this moment is a meaningful inflection point in stepping up our efforts to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community that lives our fundamental value of respecting and promoting the human dignity of all.