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.
Thousands of St. Thomas community members gathered in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex fieldhouse on Wednesday, signaling with their overwhelming presence that St. Thomas is ready for change.
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.
For 52 years, Steve Fritz has solidified his legacy as one of the school’s great Tommies. Now, that legacy will follow him into retirement. The 2018-19 academic year will be Fritz’s final at St. Thomas as he steps away from his position as athletic director after 27 years.
The University of St. Thomas will kick off the 2018-19 academic year with a host of traditional events for students, faculty and staff.
The University of St. Thomas is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy McDonough to the position of chief of staff and liaison to the Office of the President effective July 16.
The next gathering of the Diversity and Inclusion roundtable will be on May 24, and will feature Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati, emeritus professor at Macalester College. Attendees will also receive a free copy of his book, "The Myth of Race."
For the fourth consecutive year, University of St. Thomas Dining Services has been honored by the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, given by The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).
On Thursday, April 19, the St. Thomas community will gather to celebrate its employees and highlight the incredible things they have accomplished to the university in their time here.
When then-President Father Dennis Dease signed the the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008, he underscored St. Thomas’ ongoing and future commitment to sustainability. With the commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035, the statement included ambitious goals. In the decade since nearly every aspect of life on the university campus has been touched in some way by St. Thomas’ commitment to sustainability.
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is launching a Diversity Roundtable on Feb. 19 and invites all members of the campus community to participate.
Over the past year, the Office of Human Resources has piloted a leadership program called the Emerging Leaders Institute with 18 participants from various divisions/departments on campus.
Students who lack sleep are more likely to abuse drugs, experience depression and seriously consider suicide. St. Thomas' Center for College Sleep addresses these issues.
The soft launch of OneStThomas is underway, with early adopters being trained in and starting to use the university's new intranet platform.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Yohuru Williams talks St. Thomas, student-faculty relationships and enjoying the Minnesota sky.
Ten years after the 35W bridge collapse, St. Thomas Public Safety staff members Mike Barrett and Wayne Johnson reflect on the experience of working on the Washington County Sheriff Office's water recovery team.
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This week's notes feature faculty Elise Amel, Justin Donato, Eric Fort, Bruce Gleason, Marites Guino-o, Mike Hollerich, Jerry Husak, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Shersten Johnson, Father Jan Michael Joncas, Joshua Layfield, Ray MacKenzie, Thomas Marsh, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Odeh, Muhawesh, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Tatyana Ramirez, Britain Scott, L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Kristine Wammer and Carissa Wyant; staff N. Curtis Le May, James Rogers and Artika Tyner; students Brady Anderson, Josiah Bardwell, Kristin Berger, Landon Crippes, Anna Folska, Hannah Ganzel, Maddie Hankard, Timon Higgins, Kiersten Idzorek, Francesca Ippoliti, Ryan Johnson, Evan Kalb, Evan Keil, Jill Kolasinski, Grant Larson, Taylor Lesmeister, Bridget McGivern, Maria Neuzil, Jessie O'Brien, Tyler Ogorek, Tony Schaefer, Sydney Steger, Michael Stodolka and Samantha Whitcomb; and alumni Evan Eid, Benjamin Gelinas, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Joseph Jaye, Grant McCormick and Jordan Roy.
The purple light emanating from the Owens Science Hall greenhouse isn't the School of Engineering's homage to the late, great Prince. A cross-departmental team at St. Thomas is testing a robot with the overall goal of addressing the world crisis of food shortages and the development of new technologies to grow healthy crops using less man-made and natural resources.
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This edition of professional notes includes faculty Chris Bedford, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Joseph Brom (professor emeritus), Dave Deavel, Hans Gustafson, Thomas Hickson, Anne Klejment, Sister Katarina Schuth, Angela Senander, Kevin Theissen, Christopher Vye, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Greg Argo, Meg Manahan and Talia Nadir; and graduate students Daniel Elenz, Greta Gilbertson and Kristen Nelson; and undergraduates Ashley Brundrett, Sam Duncanson, Sarah Horns and Gabrielle Houle.