On Wednesday, April 3, a group of leaders in the field of personalized learning came together for the 2nd Annual Conversations on the Future of Learning event at the Hopkins District Center. This invitation only event was organized by Associate Professor of Teacher Education Lucy Payne and Executive Fellow and Adjunct Faculty Member Tom Koch.
A collaboration between several St. Thomas partners and Metro Transit is visible throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis. The project is part of the partnership between College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV; Metro Transit; St. Thomas' Sustainable Communities Partnership "SCP Arts;" Justice and Peace Studies professor Mike Klein’s Fall 2018 Leadership for Social Justice course; and SCP Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nelson.
On Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., Campus Ministry will host a blessing of a new statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be placed in Ireland Hall. The event will begin in the chapel and conclude in Ireland Hall. Students of all faiths are welcome.
On Saturday, Georgia State University students Chante Knox and Dia Davis were named the winners of the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, one of the nation’s largest undergraduate business pitch competitions. They secured $75,000 in funding from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to support their budding business, DelivHer.
Since 2007 when it began as the McNair Scholars program at St. Thomas, Excel! has provided an academic enrichment program that helps undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income or from underrepresented populations to acquire the necessary education, training and experience required to build an academic portfolio vital to successfully gaining graduate school admission and to earning fellowships and funding based on merit.
St. Thomas’ Playful Learning Lab and its director, School of Engineering and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship professor AnnMarie Thomas, have formed a new partnership with Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company, Blue Origin.
On Friday, the Opus College of Business Schulze School of Entrepreneurship hosted its annual St. Thomas Business Plan Competition at Schulze Hall where $30,000 was on the line for budding entrepreneurs.