Publications

President Julie Sullivan

Scholarships: Priority One

President Julie Sullivan discusses the university's new initiative to infuse $200 million into scholarships.
Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst

This Is a Love Story

For 60 years after their first date at St. Thomas, Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst were generous benefactors; now their children are carrying the torch.

Habiger Institute: Not So Different

Participants from the weeklong Catholic Studies retreat to Denver talk about their personal experiences in serving with Christ in the City to care for the spiritually and physically poor.
The Saint Peter's Basilica is seen in silhouette on February 28, 2013, in Rome, Italy.

A New Generation Receives the Gift of Rome

Mark Janke '04 reflects on the trip to Rome he and his wife Maria led in 2014, which was an opportunity for students at the Bernardi Campus in Florida to experience the Catholic tradition in the Eternal City.
Catholic Studies professor and director of the Ryan Institute Fr. Martin Schlag poses for a portrait September 20, 2017 in Sitzmann Hall.

Ryan Institute Opening New Doors

Monsignor Martin Schlag, JD, S.T.D., discusses the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, where he is the new director as of this fall.
School of Law Professor Jerry Organ poses for a portrait in front of the School of Law Building in Minneapolis on July 19, 2017.

Helping Law Students Succeed

Jerry Organ, who was named No. 19 in a list of Most Influential People in Legal Education, discusses helping law students succeed.
Pacemaker

And the Beat Goes On

Engineering students create an implantable medical device that may replace the need for pacemaker batteries.
Alice Ready (left), Emma Rinn and Prof. Paul Lorah upload a survey route to their DJI Inspire drone before sending it out to survey the Weaver Dunes. (Photos by Mike Ekern ’02)

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.
Businessman and former professional golfer Jack Nicklaus and moderator Mary Daugherty, professor of Finance, talk at the University of St. Thomas Family Business Center Family Business Breakfast Series on September 30, 2016 in Schulze Auditorium in Schulze Hall in Minneapolis.

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.
Cullen near the Raccoon River outside Storm Lake.

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 '80 was the first female African American officer in the St. Paul Police Department.

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.
School of Social Work dean Barbara Shank poses for a studio portrait April 18, 2017.

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.