Aug. 3, 2022 Newsletter


The REAL Program: Creating Pathways for Underrepresented Students

Each summer on the University of St. Thomas campus, a group of 16 incoming students put on a talent show. The show is a hidden gem – it's low-budget and barely advertised. Some years, you'll catch poetry and singing. In others, improv or rapping. While certainly entertaining, for these fledgling college performers, the experience is…
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Driving Change: St. Thomas Hosts National SEED Project Workshop

If you walk across campus this week, you might run into a very focused group of educators. On the evening of Aug. 1, these teachers, parents and community leaders found themselves immersed in several pieces of artwork. Each piece featured subjects from different cultures, and each had a lesson to tell. Viewers were asked to…
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As a Reporter, Alumnus Helps to Amplify Voices

Levi Ismail.
Levi Ismail '12, ThreeSixty Scholar '08 Investigative Reporter, WTVF NewsChannel 5 When Levi Ismail '12 meets someone with a story, they're not always ready to tell it. "There's an audience out there that doesn't feel like they are being taken seriously when it comes to the things happening in their communities," said Ismail, who recently…
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St. Thomas Recognized Among Universities Worldwide for Service-Learning

Universitate Award logo.
The Center for the Common Good at the University of St. Thomas recently celebrated its fifth anniversary by receiving a prestigious award. St. Thomas was one of two Catholic higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada to be honored with the Uniservitate Award in recognition of service-learning projects. "This award really showcases how we…
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St. Thomas to Host First Hmong Nurses Conference

Hmong Nurses Association event.
Representation in health care matters. Patient outcomes improve when providers reflect the communities they serve, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. But representation is not enough. To sustain and improve health outcomes, those health professionals need support and opportunities to grow so that they can thrive in their profession. This need for…
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Super Lawyers Recognizes 164 School of Law Alumni

Law School Campus
Super Lawyers magazine has recognized 164 St. Thomas Law alumni in 10 states during the first half of 2022. Among those honored, 36 graduates have been named Super Lawyers and 124 have been named Rising Stars. In addition, 46 alumnae were named Rising Stars or Super Lawyers on the lists of Top Women Attorneys in…
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Parking Updates for 2022-23

The Parking Services Office recently shared updates for the upcoming academic year, including parking lot changes, information on parking permits, contract waitlists and hourly parking.

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COVID-19 Dashboard: 22 Positive Cases Reported

The university reported 22 new COVID-19 positive test results for the week ending July 29, 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).

Seen Around St. Thomas

A speaker presents to hundreds of attendees at the Steubenville Youth Conference in Schoenecker Arena. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

In the News Spotlight

Media Highlights: Emerging Media Professor Greg Vandegrift recently produced a KARE-TV Extra on a veteran-focused rowing group. Economics Professor Tyler Schipper spoke with KARE-TV on the July 27 rate hike from the Federal Reserve. School of Law Professor and former federal prosecutor Mark Osler spoke with The Associated Press on the sentencing of former police officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao.

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