Here's what you missed at UST this summer ...

Here’s what you missed at UST this summer ...

If you weren’t on campus this summer, you might have missed some news.   Catch up with a look at the Bulletin Today archive.

Comings and goings
Dr. Christopher Thompson was appointed academic dean of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. See story, June 5.

Linda Halverson was named executive assistant to Dr. Mark Dienhart, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. See story, June 12. (Related news: Facilities Scheduling now reports to Halverson. See story, Aug. 14.)

Dr. Susan Huber was named interim dean of the School of Education. See story, June 19.

Karen Harthorn was named director of purchasing services. See story, June 26.

Ted Riverso, who had worked at St. Thomas since 1978 in admissions, development and as the national championship-winning coach of the Tommie women’s basketball team from 1984 to 1999, joined the coaching staff of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball program. See story, June 26.

Jessica Cook was appointed interim director of service learning and Dr. Kim Vrudny was named interim faculty coordinator for service learning following the resignation of Dr. Ellen Kennedy earlier this year. See story, July 17.

Jim Rogers was named editor of New Hibernia Review, the journal of Irish studies published by St. Thomas’ Center for Irish Studies. See story, July 31.

Bill Weston, who snipped and trimmed in St. Thomas’ barbershop since 1971, turned over the Hairworks scissors to Zach Pease. See story, July 31.

Eleni Hoffhines retired after 21 years at St. Thomas, most recently in International Admissions. See story, July 31.

Dr. Michelle Nordtorp-Madson was named chief curator at St. Thomas. See story, Aug. 14.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry (“Hank”) Shea will join the St. Thomas School of Law faculty this fall. See story, Aug. 21.

Mariana Hernandez Crespo, Susan McGuigan and Morse Tan are other new School of Law faculty members. See story, Aug. 28.

News and information
The St. Thomas Board of Trustees has approved in concept the document, “Strategic Priorities:  Planning for the Future.”  See story, June 12.

Faculty-staff parking contract information was announced for the new McNeely Hall ramp. See story, June 26.

Accounts Payable initiated direct deposits for employee reimbursements. See story, July 3. Accounts Payable also announced a change in the employee reimbursement procedure for reimbursements under $50. That story also appears in the July 3 Bulletin Today.

The Career Development Center’s 2005 Post-Graduation Survey Report is now available. See story, Aug. 7.

The School of Law and College of Business announced the establishment of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions. See story, Aug. 14.

Parking Services now has a new St. Paul campus office on the corner of Grand Avenue and Finn Street. See story, which also includes fall parking information for the St. Paul campus, Aug. 21.

St. Thomas faculty and staff are getting ready to see who’s the “biggest loser.” The first UST Weight-Loss Challenge was so much fun that we’re doing it again. If you want to participate, apply by the deadline, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. See story, Aug. 21.

The University of St. Thomas School of Law welcomed its largest incoming class last week. See story, Aug. 28.

Print Inc., the St. Paul campus copy center, is no more. See story, Aug. 28.

Undergraduate students, here’s some “housekeeping” info you might have missed: note important info from the University Registrar about the first-day attendance policy, registration changes, dropping and adding classes and the tuition-refund schedule. See story, Aug. 28. If you were wondering about address verification, see story, Aug. 28.

William Norris, a longtime friend of the university and a nationally recognized technology leader who founded the St. Thomas College of Business’ William C. Norris Institute, died Aug. 21. See story, Aug. 21.

Coming up
Mark your calendar for “Country 2006” Sept. 9 at St. Thomas’ Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna. Grammy nominee Jamie O’Neal, up-and-coming Texas band Rio Grand, and veteran Minnesota high-energy country rockers High Noon will headline this year’s Music in Owatonna concert. See story, June 5.

Summer visitors
Hundreds of prospective students and their families visited the St. Paul campus during Minnesota Private College Week, June 26-30. See story, June 26.

Fourteen high-school journalism students participated in the annual Urban Journalism Workshop at St.Thomas. See story, July 3.

Noted inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil spoke at a St. Thomas celebration noting the 20 th anniversary of Graduate Programs in Software, which now is part of the College of Business. See story, July 10.

About 160 seventh-grade girls participated in the seventh annual STEPS (Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer) camp for girls at St. Thomas. See story, July 17.

Recent University of St. Thomas alumnus Ben Anderson, who started two successful businesses as a college student, has won $5,000 in state and regional student entrepreneurship competitions and an opportunity to compete in a global student entrepreneurs’ competition this fall. See story, June 12.

St. Thomas broke its own conference record and led the nation’s non-Division I schools for its number of Academic All-Americans in 2005-06. See story, July 17.

A St. Thomas alumna was one of the thousands of Americans evacuated from Lebanon when more violent conflict erupted in the Middle East this summer. See story, July 24.

U.S. News & World Report again ranked the University of St. Thomas in the third tier of its National Universities category in the magazine’s 2007 “America’s Best Colleges” survey. See story, Aug. 21.

And Princeton Review named UST one of its 163 “Best in the Midwest” colleges and universities in its 2007 survey of college students. See story, Aug. 28.