April 25, 2024 Newsletter


St. Thomas Day Elevates Work of Seven Outstanding Tommies

St Thomas Day 2024
Tommies everywhere seek to inspire change as they live and extend the St. Thomas mission. With approximately 120,000 alumni worldwide, that's a huge impact. The University of St. Thomas elevates their extraordinary contributions at the annual St. Thomas Day celebration. Held this year on April 24, seven exemplary individuals – students, faculty and alumni –…
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Earth, Environment and Society Professor Is a 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Environmental portrait of Geology Professor Tom Hickson, taken in the Grotto on April 12, 2024.
Dr. Thomas Hickson, a professor in the Department of Earth, Environment and Society in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in geology to Spain for the 2024-25 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hickson will be working at the…
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2023 Law Graduates Set New Record for Employment

School of Law 2023 commencement.
St. Thomas Law's Class of 2023 set a new school record for the number of graduates employed in "gold standard" positions within 10 months of commencement. The law school recently reported that 92.5% of last year's graduating class is working in full-time, long-term jobs that either require a law license or for which having a…
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Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Celebrates the Spirit of Innovation

Open Door Code presenting at e-Fest.
The University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus was a hub of entrepreneurial action April 18-20. More than 400 students from 78 schools and 29 states competed in the eighth annual e-Fest for $215,000 in cash prizes. The $50,000 grand prize was awarded to MabLab from Harvard University for its accurate, affordable and easy-to-use 5-in-1 test…
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Students Innovate for a Sustainable Future

St. Thomas students conduct chemistry field research
Face it. People can be wasteful in ways that can have a global impact. Issues like pollution, deforestation and climate change challenge the future of this Earth that billions call home. Yet, grounded in faith and moral obligation instilled by a University of St. Thomas education, some Tommie entrepreneurs strive to reverse or slow that…
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University of St. Thomas Student Recognized on ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

Maggie Sutton headshot.
Maggie Sutton '24 is one of 137 college students recognized for their nonpartisan democratic engagement work during the 2023 election cycle. "Maggie is a shining example of nonpartisan democratic engagement, demonstrated through her exceptional dedication to advocacy, voter education, and voter registration initiatives at the University of St. Thomas," said Manuela Hill-MuŮoz, director of social…
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University Events

May 1: Listen to New Poetry at Launch Event

Be among the first to enjoy two new poetry collections by Dr. David Gardiner and Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw. The poets will read from their works, answer questions, and sign books after the reading. Both authors are well known for their teachings about Ireland and its rich culture. The free event is May 1 at 7 p.m. in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Leather Room. The Selim Center for Lifelong Learning, the Luann Dummer Center for Women, and the Center for Irish Studies are co-sponsoring the event.
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May 8: Join the Schoenecker Center Dedication

Schoenecker Center Students holding THANK YOU sign
Celebrate the inaugural semester of Schoenecker Center as we officially dedicate the university's new central home for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education. After the dedication ceremony, Schoenecker Center will be open to explore. Be inspired as you experience projects, demonstrations and hands-on learning presented by students and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. The dedication ceremony on south campus is Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m.
Please RSVP by May 1.

Hit a Hole-in-One at Faculty, Staff Summer Golf League

St. Thomas staff and faculty (including retirees) of all skill levels are welcome to join for a relaxed and fun round of golf Tuesdays throughout the summer! From beginners to semipros, everyone is invited to compete in a variety of games each week. Play full time (every Tuesday) or part time (every other Tuesday).
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Seen Around St. Thomas

Sustainability Week hike to Shadow Falls for students, staff, and faculty to get outside and enjoy the nature lead by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives and the Claritas Initiative
Students, staff and faculty enjoy a hike to Shadow Falls during Sustainability Week. (Brandon Woller '17/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights:
The Star Tribune recently featured Musical Acoustics, an interdisciplinary course taught at the Schoenecker Center by music professor Doug Orzolek and physics professor Jeff Jalkio.

Associate Dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Danielle Campeau, spoke with WCCO Radio about the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, a dynamic part of the nationally recognized e-Fest entrepreneurial competition.

Christopher Michaelson, ethics and business law professor at the Opus College of Business, recently spoke with WCCO Radio about his new book, Is Your Work Worth It?, and the diverse perspectives that shape our understanding of meaningful work.

Brendan Bonin, sophomore student at the University of St. Thomas, recently had the honor of assisting with the Easter Sunday mass in the Vatican City, alongside Pope Francis. Bonin recently spoke with The Catholic Spirit about how this happened and his experience during the globally televised Mass.

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