Student social innovators with inspiring ideas ranging from ecological bricks made from plastic waste to programs that create meaningful, one-on-one connections between youth and older adults competed virtually June 11 to win a share of more than $60,000 in seed funding at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) Global Finals.
Six Master of Social Work (MSW) students from immigrant and refugee communities have become the inaugural recipients of the Traudt Family Scholarship – and they plan to use the opportunity to improve social work services for others with immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
The University of St. Thomas celebrated its annual St. Thomas Day on Wednesday, June 9, when the recipients of the Monsignor James Lavin Award, Professor of the Year Award, Humanitarian Award, Tommie Award and Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award were announced.
Dr. Eddy Rojas, current dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton, has enthusiastically accepted President Julie Sullivan's invitation to join the University of St. Thomas, effective August 1, 2021.
Four St. Thomas deans gathered recently to discuss racial justice and the approaches they are taking to best integrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom, the pedagogy and the hiring practices of their divisions.
Despite the move to virtual class gatherings last year, the Business 200 course (Business Learning Through Service) at St. Thomas continued to require students to volunteer with community nonprofits, which provided them with a unique opportunity to step up and help out in new ways.
Students who work at the Engagement Center make personal connections with alumni and other St. Thomas community members, keep them engaged through campus updates and involvement opportunities, and collect donations.
One year after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, St. Thomas’ Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) assessed the community’s healing and progress toward change, highlighting the voices of three Black students.