St. Thomas Magazine

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.

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.
Kyle and Andee go over diving footage during a practice.

Kyle Reid: Life and Love With Andee

The support of his wife, Andee, who doubles as a full-time caretaker, has been critical for St. Thomas' Kyle Reid as he lives life with post-traumatic stress disorder and conversion disorder.

Kyle Reid: Working It Out

Junior Kyle Reid, a 2011 Afghanistan veteran, works out to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and conversion disorder.
Nathan Schultz '01

A Well-Chartered Course

Twin Cities Academy has become one of the leading charter schools in Minnesota. It’s no surprise that Tommies are involved at all levels.
Kyle Reid

The Weight of His World

Junior Kyle Reid has survived the unthinkable – in Afghanistan and at home. His dogged determination continues to inspire those around him.
Carol Bruess

Life’s a Bruess

Communication and journalism professor Carol Bruess delivers positive support and “radical encouragement.”
Mark Neuzil in his canoe

Writing the Book on Canoes

Mark Neuzil’s love of nature (and everything that flows through it) is evident in his new book on the history of North American canoes.
Anderson Student Center

The Tommie Transformation

St. Thomas has been educating students since 1885. How has the student body changed during the last 130 years?