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. Here's a quick rundown:

News and information
Members of the 2007-2008 Non-Exempt Staff Council were announced. See story, June 4.

Father Dease updated the UST community on the 2007 Opinion Survey on Campus Climate. See story, June 11.

UST became the new home for the American Museum of Asmat Art, known internationally for its collection of tribal art from New Guinea. See story, June 18.

St. Thomas ' graduate-level real estate program has a broader mission this fall. See story, June 25.

UST's home page and top-level Web sites got a makeover and were launched in July. See story, July 2.

UST welcomed 30 incoming freshmen for two academic orientation programs: the ninth annual REAL Program, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs Office of Multicultural Student Services, and Summer Academy, sponsored by the Division of Sciences and Mathematics. See story, July 9.

A new system for facilities scheduling and a universitywide events calendar were unveiled Aug. 20. Users are now able to see the events calendar, quickly retrieve information about availability of a location and request space. See story, Aug. 6, and training schedule, published Aug. 20.

Candidates were interviewed for the position of directory of campus ministry. See story, Aug. 13.

Dr. Michael Mikolajczak, professor of English, agreed to serve as interim director of the Aquinas Scholars Honors Program for 2007-2008. See story, Aug. 13.

U.S. News & World Report again has ranked the University of St. Thomas in the third tier of its National Universities category in the magazine's 2008 " America's Best Colleges" survey. See story, Aug. 20.

Human Resources and IRT streamlined the new-account creation process for new employees. See story, Aug. 20.

UST continued its presence at the Minnesota State Fair. See story, Aug. 27.

Princeton Review's college guide again named UST among its "Best in the Midwest." See story, Aug. 27.

The St. Paul Seminary will assist the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in developing nondegree programs to help adults grow in their Catholic faith. See story, Aug. 27.

Students, take note:
Public Safety announced that intercampus shuttle bus riders will now be required to swipe campus ID cards upon boarding. See story, Aug. 13.

Undergrads: Officially withdraw from any fall class you've registered for but will not attend. See story, Aug. 27.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students must verify address information. See story, Aug. 27.

Comings and goings
UST welcomed these new staff members:

  • Cynthia Lorah, manager of marketing and enrollment in the College of Business Lonnie Berg, finance director, School of Divinity
  • Stephanie Carlson, associate director, Business Office
  • Rebecca Dallinger, youth publication editor, ThreeSixty Journalism Workshop
  • Chad Gilman, library assistant II, Libraries and Information Resources
  • Pamela Guarnera, media specialist I, Web and Media Resources
  • Bren Pradia, assistant coach, Athletics and Recreation
  • Eric Drommerhausen, a Web and media specialist, Web and Media Services, Information Resources and Technologies
  • Kelly Hailstone, editor II, University Relations
  • Erin Koolen, program assistant, Dean of Students Office
  • David Maurer, technical support specialist, Information Resources and Technologies
  • Anne Moosbrugger, coordinator I, Enrollment Services
  • Alecia Thigpen, waiter, Auxiliary Services
  • Margaret Zawasky, special events coordinator, College of Business
  • Colinda Blackbird, administrative assistant III, Academic Dean, School of Divinity
  • DeAnn Kautzmann, department assistant III, College of Business
  • Thomas Kessler, director, Pastoral Formation, Academic Dean, School of Divinity
  • John Mansfield, purchasing/receiving clerk, Auxiliary Services
  • Chitra Vairavan, coordinator II, School of Law
  • Sarah Ligday, assistant director, Office of International Student Services
  • Tonia Jones, program manager I, Dean of Students
  • Sarah Moffitt, research analyst, Opus College of Business
  • Dan Schmitz, cook, Auxiliary Services
  • Chitra Vairavan, coordinator II, School of Law
  • Elias Adams, photographer, University Relations
  • Daniel Albertson, lab coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mark Archibald, residence hall chaplain, Campus Ministry
  • Barbara Baker, program manager II, Associate Academic Vice President
  • Cassie Bean, admissions counselor, Enrollment Services
  • Gregory Berube , director of Morrison Hall, Campus Life
  • Monica Bobek , assistant director, Financial Aid Enrollment Services
  • Douglas Brown, postal clerk, Auxiliary Services
  • Christine Dammen, career services specialist, College of Business
  • Lynne Grams, supervisor II, Food Service
  • Robert Kahn, assistant professor, School Of Law
  • Steven
    Kropp, visiting professor, School Of Law
  • Sarah Ligday , assistant director, International Student Services, Dean of Students
  • Joel Nichols, associate professor, School Of Law
  • Alysa Ohland, receptionist, Enrollment Services
  • Michael Paulsen, professor, School Of Law
  • Susan Stabile, professor, School Of Law
  • Julie Quello, office coordinator, International Student Services

And we said farewell to these longtime staff members:

  • Mary Buck, who worked in the St. Paul campus Bookstore for nearly 20 years
  • Bernie Hampton, who worked in the Financial Aid Office for nearly 20 years
  • Teresa Kohlbeck, director of the Business Office for the past nine years
  • Patsy Maloney, administrative assistant in the Student Affairs Office for 19 years
  • Mary Rausch, who worked in Constituent Relations for the past six years
  • Roger Rich, campus photographer since 1970
  • Catherine Spaeth, study-abroad adviser in International Education for nearly 10 years.
  • Lezlie Jarpe, School of Divinity Development Office staffer for 18 years

Dr. Donald Ringnalda, professor emeritus of English, died of cancer June 27. See story, July 2.

Dorothy Dolphin, a former member of the St. Thomas Board of Trustees, died July 14. See story, July 16.

Father William O'Neill, C.PP.S., a retired UST   faculty member known for his work in the fields of psychology and special education, died July 23. See story, July 23.

Summer visitors
The Society of Women Engineers came to the University of St. Thomas yesterday, June 3, on the second stop of its national “Wow! That’s Engineering!” 2007 tour. See story, June 4.

More than 425 children from low-income families, most of them students of color and from inner-city neighborhoods in St. Paul and Minneapolis, enjoyed athletic and academic enrichment activities free at the University of St. Thomas this summer. See story, June 18.

Twenty high-school students participated in the annual ThreeSixty Journalism Workshop June 18-29 at St. Thomas. ThreeSixty is a nonprofit program that promotes high school journalism and encourages minority students to pursue careers in journalism. See story, June. 18.

Hundreds of families visited St. Thomas during Minnesota Private College Week June 25-29. See story, June 18.

About 160 seventh-grade girls from throughout the state participated in the eighth-annual STEPS (Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer) camp for girls at St. Thomas. See story, June 25.

Six faculty promotions were announced. See story, June 4.

Mary Kay O'Rourke received the Staff Council Appreciation Award. See story, June 4.