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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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Racism Will Not Be Tolerated

On Oct. 19, we were deeply saddened to learn of a bias-motivated incident in Brady Hall. It is a blatant disregard for our university commitment to be welcoming and inclusive and our conviction to diversity. The university is actively investigating the incident and calls on anyone who may have knowledge of the situation to come forward.
Father Dennis Dease, second from right, receives the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. To Dease’s left are Monsignor Franklyn Casale, president of St. Thomas University in Miami, and Michael Galligan-Stierle, president of the ACCU. On the right is Thomas Mengler, president of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, new board chair of the ACCU and former University of St. Thomas School of Law dean.

President Emeritus Father Dennis Dease Receives National Award

Father Dennis Dease, president emeritus of St. Thomas, has received the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Award, named after the late University of Notre Dame president, for “outstanding contributions to Catholic higher education,” from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.