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Randy Thysse

The Making of a Spy Catcher

When Randy Thysse '85 was growing up in the Minne­apolis working-class sub­urb of Brooklyn Center, it was suggested that he learn a trade, like neighbors who were plumb­ers or glaziers, or maybe he could follow in his dad’s footsteps and learn carpet laying. The trade he settled into, and which he never once considered while growing up, is sometimes called spycraft.
The rich history of Tommie-Johnnie football goes back much farther than 1969, but it's not a bad place to start . Here you get to see the Armory (left) and O'Shaughnessy Hall.

Depth of Field: A Brief Visual History of Tommie-Johnnie Football

Saturday in Collegeville “The Big Game” kicks off the MIAC schedule for both St. Thomas and St. John’s University. The Tommies have taken two straight from the Johnnies. Both teams are 2-0, the Tommies are ranked No. 6, and the Johnnies are unranked. Take a trip back to Tommie-Johnnie match-ups from the past by experiencing the Depth of Field visual history.

Tommie Traditions: March Through the Arches

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the University of St. Thomas class of 2016 was welcomed by the campus community at the 12th March Through the Arches. Members of this year's freshman class gathered on Summit Avenue, passed through the Arches and were met with applause from administrators, faculty, staff and upperclassmen as they made their way to Schoenecker Arena for the interfaith blessing for the new school year.

Bruce Van den Berghe Announces Retirement

After 30 years of service to the University of St. Thomas, Bruce Van den Berghe, associate vice president for auxiliary services, will retire effective Oct. 5. “Bruce has been a key player in this institution for a long time,” said Mark Vangsgard vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer. “Most people do not realize that he is responsible for so many things."
Bikers

The Weigh-In: Lance Armstrong and the Complex World of Anti-Doping Arbitration

Armstrong claims the system was biased, and chose to no longer fight the doping charges leveled against him. “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,’" the seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic bronze medalist said in his announcement. "For me, that time is now.” John Wendt sheds some light on the arbitration process and why Armstrong may have made his decision.
Matthew Schmidtbauer

An Apiarist’s Sweet Summer

St. Thomas junior Matthew Schmidtbauer is an electrical engineering student with aspirations of someday working for a high-performance electric car manufacturing company. The subjects of his pastime, however, are not motors or revolutions per minute, but tens of thousands of honeybees that he cares for each summer.

Fair Game

Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”

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Anderson Student Center Wins ‘LEED Gold’ From Green Building Council

The University of St. Thomas’ new Anderson Student Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The university in 2008 adopted a policy of pursuing green, sustainable and energy-efficient strategies for all new building projects; this marks the first time, however, that it submitted a building for LEED certification.
ACR employees Nadine Friederichs, Katie Spangler, and Phil Hoeppner pose for a photo during Taste of Saints on Saturday, October 15, 2012.

St. Thomas is One of Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces

The University of St. Thomas has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota according to an employee-based survey from the Star Tribune. St. Thomas will celebrate its Top Workplace recognition from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Enjoy cake and ice cream on John P. Monahan Plaza in St. Paul and on the second floor between Schulze Hall and Terrence Murphy Hall in Minneapolis.
Kampala

Reason for Hope

KAMPALA, UGANDA - The miracle workers are busy here these days. In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says "Eddwaliro," Ugandan for "health care," in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.