Aug. 10, 2022 Newsletter


U.S. Bank Renews DFC Sponsorship for Five Years

The Dougherty Family College DFC Commons
When DeAmonte Block '22 began his very first job after graduation this summer, he walked in feeling particularly prepared. The newest staff auditor at U.S. Bank in downtown Minneapolis, Block was hardly a new face to many of his coworkers. A recent University of St. Thomas graduate and Dougherty Family College (DFC) alumnus, Block spent…
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Students Gain Real-world Skills Through Opus Tech Program

This summer, St. Thomas students were busy collaborating online with a museum in New Mexico, gaining transferable skills, new friendships, and accomplishments to be proud of. Six students, spanning different majors and backgrounds, participated in a three-week online sprint with the Business in a Digital World (BDW) initiative at the Opus College of Business. The…
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Tales from the Archives: Dowling and Brady Halls

Brady Hall and Dowling Hall.
The St. Thomas campus is busy again this summer with building construction and remodeling. As the finishing touches go into the Dowling Hall and Brady Hall projects, this is a good time to look back on the histories of these buildings. In the late 1950s, the College of St. Thomas underwent a campus building boom.…
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COVID-19 Dashboard: 10 Positive Cases Reported

The university reported 10 new COVID-19 positive test results for the week ending August 5, 2022, and a 93.8% vaccination rate among students, faculty and staff. See full dashboard details on the COVID-19 webpage.

Get Free COVID-19 Testing Kits: The University of St. Thomas strongly recommends that everyone stay healthy and vigilant. If you believe you've been exposed to COVID-19, it's good to have some tests on hand at home. You can obtain free tests from the U.S. government. Sign up at or call (800) 232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

gener8tor gBETA Accelerator Program Announces the St. Thomas 2022 Cohort

Nationally ranked venture capital firm and accelerator start-up, gener8tor, announced the gBETA Accelerator start-up companies selected for its St. Thomas summer 2022 cohort. This year's cohort includes Axon Athletics, Drvn, COYABLU, Virontir and Jay Victoria. Each company was recruited from the University of St. Thomas alumni network with at least one founder being a graduate…
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In Our Prayers

Please remember in your prayers Michael Cackoski '11, who passed away on Aug. 1. After completing his undergraduate degree at St. Thomas, Cackoski went on to earn graduate degrees from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. He worked as a manager for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Free Textbook Reservation Ends Friday

Friday is the final day to get the free textbook reservation. The bookstore will pull, pack and process your entire order for you. After Friday, the service returns to the usual $5 fee. When picking up orders, remember to bring your student ID/order number.

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Seen Around St. Thomas

Arianna Sanchez runs with the ball during a season-opening exhibition game between the women's soccer team and the University of Minnesota on Monday, Aug. 8. The exhibition game drew a record crowd of 743 people. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

In the News Spotlight

Media Highlights: St. Thomas men's basketball has landed a top-ranked recruiting class. Coach Johnny Tauer spoke with the Star Tribune about the Tommies' second season in D-I.

St. Thomas recently hosted the first Hmong Nurses Association National Conference. Dr. MayKao Y. Yang, vice president of strategic initiatives and founding dean of the Morrison Family College of Health, spoke with KSTP-TV about the event and importance of representation in health care.

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In Case You Missed It

The REAL Program: Creating Pathways for Underrepresented Students
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St. Thomas Recognized Worldwide for Service-Learning

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