July 12, 2023 Newsletter


Seven New Members Join Board of Trustees

2023-24 New St Thomas Board of Trustees
The University of St. Thomas welcomed seven new members to its Board of Trustees on July 1. The new trustees are: Ashley R. Bailey-Chang '12; Kathlene Holmes Campbell, PhD; Mark Dienhart '75, PhD; David John '88; Robert D. Kelly, PhD; Bill Lentsch '96 MBA; and Anne Sempowski Ward. "Our new trustees are exceptional leaders in…
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Archbishop Ireland Justice Fellows Advocate for Children in State Systems

If you didn't know any better, Maya Karrow '21 J.D. might come off as a private investigator. And that assumption would be partially correct. She's certainly on the ultimate search for answers. Karrow is convincing in her investigator ways; last year she spent countless hours in the bowels of county courthouses across Minnesota. She sent…
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Tales from the Archives: New Student Orientation

Student orientation leaders.
This month, St. Thomas community members may have met groups of incoming first-year students and their parents visiting campus for orientation and registration. This one-day event is the latest version of a program to introduce first-year students to the academic workings and social life of St. Thomas. Through the mid-1960s, many of today's orientation activities…
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VIDEO: Inside the New Chapel at Saint John Vianney College Seminary

Saint John Vianney Chapel
Picking out an altar wasn't in his job description, but Father Jonathan Kelly was incredibly grateful to have the opportunity anyway. The rector at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, Kelly found himself in the middle of the Vetter Stone quarry in Mankato. Surrounded by countless multi-ton samples of Minnesota stone, a type of limestone, he'd…
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Catholic Higher Ed Conference Spotlights Value of Student Affairs

With their attention on the future of Catholic higher education, student affairs professionals from across North America recently gathered at the University of St. Thomas. Thirty-two schools from the U.S. and Canada attended the 2023 Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) conference, all with the goal of finding ways to better…
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Five St. Thomas Alumni-Founded Start-ups Selected for Accelerator

Schulze School of Entrepreneurship
gener8tor and University of St. Thomas Welcome Fifth gBETA Cohort gener8tor and the University of St. Thomas are thrilled to announce the selection of five exceptional start-ups founded by St. Thomas alumni to participate in the gBETA St. Thomas accelerator program. EpiBlock, GrupCard, Omi Live, Touchlink and TradeOut have earned their spots in this highly…
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Call for Volunteers: Tommie Move-In Crew

Residence Life is looking for Tommies to help first-year Tommies as they move into the residence halls for fall 2023. Volunteers will earn meal vouchers and Tommie Shop gift cards. Interested in learning more? Click here.

Friendship Families Needed for International Students

Would you like to have a profound impact on an international student's experience here at St. Thomas? If so, the Friendship Family program could be the right fit for you. The Office of International Students and Scholars invites members of the St. Thomas community to join the Friendship Family program for the fall 2023 semester.

St. Thomas staff, faculty members and local families are encouraged to participate. Learn more.

OneStThomas Summer Refresh

Work behind the scenes to refresh OneStThomas is nearly complete. While the majority of updates are live, teams are still finalizing some critical systems that will have an impact on users, most notably My Actions found on the homepage. Learn more.

Your St. Thomas Magazine: Summer 2023

ST Mag Summer 2023 cover 72ppi
The summer 2023 St. Thomas Magazine is out! The edition highlights the university's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the many ways that commitment is unfolding on campus.

There are limited hard copies available for this current summer 2023 edition, but if you need extra copies for your department, email news@stthomas.edu. You may also find copies in select locations on campus, such as at the Tommie Central desk in the Anderson Student Center and at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

Seen Around St. Thomas

Workers install a new video board in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on a summer day on the St. Paul campus. The new display features double the resolution (1472x736) and quadruple the number of pixels (1,083,392) as its predecessor, delivering a crystal-clear image for fans. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights: John Abraham, mechanical engineering professor at the School of Engineering, recently joined CNN International to discuss rising global temperatures in response to Earth's hottest day on record.

Jacob Benda, director of music, liturgy and sacred arts at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, was recently featured in a review of the North Central American Guild of Organists' convention by the Star Tribune.

Roxanne Prichard, psychology and neuroscience professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, recently spoke with Scientific American about what those of us who have trouble falling asleep should do to remedy the situation and catch some z's.

Arik Hanson, emerging media adjunct faculty member at the College of Arts and Sciences, broke down the new social media app Threads with KARE 11.

Read St. Thomas "In the News" stories.

In Case You Missed It

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Know of anything or anyone interesting around the university that would make for a good Newsroom feature story? Let us know at news@stthomas.edu.

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