July 26, 2023 Newsletter


Italian Vineyard Serves as Tommie Science Lab

When most people imagine a cutting-edge scientific laboratory, donkeys, wine and vines rarely make an appearance. But for University of St. Thomas student and biochemistry major Clara Lucero '24, that was exactly the kind of laboratory she embraced this summer. Instead of a long parade of beakers and microscopes, this laboratory featured plenty of fresh…
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Schoenecker Center on the Road to Completion

The summer on south campus has been an active one as construction crews continue work on the four-story Schoenecker Center supporting engineering, arts and the sciences. The new facility is scheduled to open next spring. Staff photographer Mark Brown took photos and videographer Nick Clausen used a first-person view drone to capture footage of the…
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The Rise to the C-Suite

St. Thomas Alumnae in the C-suite
St. Thomas Alumnae Who Climbed Past the Broken Rung Offer Advice for Getting Ahead. When Karen Julian, who was raised in Lakeville, Minnesota, first set foot on the University of St. Thomas campus in 1989 as a first-generation college student, she knew she wanted to pursue a career that incorporated her interests in business, finance…
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Biotech and Business Innovator to Head Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

Danielle Campeau headshot.
As the University of St. Thomas' entrepreneurship program continues to gain national prominence, the university has appointed a leader with a diverse combination of biotechnology, teaching and research experience to serve as associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Danielle Campeau, a faculty member in the Schulze School, starts her new role Sept.…
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St. Thomas Names New Title IX Coordinator

Julie Thornton
Please welcome Julie (nee Rademacher) Thornton back to St. Thomas as the new Title IX coordinator at the University of St. Thomas. Her first day was July 24.
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St. Thomas Students Advocate in Washington, D.C.

Students at Sen. Tina Smith's office.
Two St. Thomas student leaders, rising senior Maggie Sutton and rising sophomore Augie Stewart, recently attended the first-ever Catholic Relief Services (CRS) National Gathering in Washington, D.C. The multiday event, held June 27-30, included meeting with members of Congress to discuss details of the farm bill that would affect crucial foreign aid in places greatly…
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Check Out the St. Thomas Vendor Fair Aug. 9-10

Hosted by Purchasing Services and Accounts Payable, the 2023 St. Thomas Vendor Fair will feature many of the university's preferred vendors. The fair will take place on Aug. 9 on the St. Paul campus and on Aug. 10 on the Minneapolis campus. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by to learn about each vendor's products and services.
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Seen Around St. Thomas

ThreeSixty Journalism students conduct interviews for stories outside the Anderson Student Center in St. Paul. (Brandon Woller '17/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights: John Tauer, head coach of the Tommie men's basketball team, recently spoke with the Star Tribune about the team's summer trip to play exhibition games in Italy.

Deborah Rho, economics professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, was included in a story by Vox on criminal background checks and fair housing practices.

John Abraham, mechanical engineering professor at the School of Engineering, spoke with the BBC about how longer, more intense heat waves are impacting the workday.

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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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