Publications

St. Thomas Drone Studies

Little Drone on the Prairie

Geography and environmental studies students Alice Ready and Emma Rinn are experimenting with how drone imagery can support the work of The Nature Conservancy.

Family Values

Navigating the sometimes muddy waters of family businesses.
A student sleeps on the table while studying. The Center for College Sleep studies students' sleep and helps colleges and universities provide their students with better sleep.

Solving the Sleep Epidemic

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.
Art Cullen

Pulitzer Proud

Agricultural runoff is polluting the Raccoon River, a source of drinking water for 500,000 Iowa residents. Because editor Art Cullen ’80 has never shied away from tackling such tough issues, he now holds a Pulitzer Prize.
President Julie Sullivan

A Catholic University

President Sullivan reflects on the role of Catholic higher education in the modern world.

The Lens of History

American photojournalist John Vachon ’35 contributed thousands of images to the Farm Security Administration from 1935-44.
Theology and Video Games

Old Testament, New World

A professor and a student use video games as a tool for better understanding abstract biblical ideas.
Deb Montgomery

St. Paul’s Finest

Debbie Montgomery, St. Paul's first female officer, started in the Rondo neighborhood as the youngest member of the NAACP's Board of Directors.
Barbara Shank

The House That Shank Built

Through her determination and perseverance, Dr. Barbara Shank has built the School of Social Work from four faculty and 50 students to 31 faculty and 600 students in her nearly 40 years at St. Thomas.

The CORE Semester in Rome

This study-abroad opportunity allows students to experience the essence of the St. Thomas liberal arts education.
Elizabeth Kindall

Emerging Scholars

The past few issues of Spotlight have featured recipients of the John Ireland Award for Outstanding Achievement as Teacher-Scholar. Recent recognition through awards and grants of four CAS faculty highlights potential future Ireland award winners.

Salve Sancta Crux

This year the Master’s in Catholic Studies program partnered with the Department of Art History and Office for Mission to feature select pieces from the University of St. Thomas Father Dennis Dease Crucifix Collection.

Lifelong Learning

Catholic studies classrooms are graced with nontraditional students more often than you might think.