June 20, 2024 Newsletter


Learning Grit: Applying Resilience Lessons From Sports in Everyday Life

Performance Coach Cindra Kamphoff, PhD, Spoke at the University of St. Thomas Finding Forward Event About Building Mental Toughness in an Uncertain World What is grit? How does it help people? And why is it an intergenerational flashpoint? A recent event at the University of St. Thomas gathered Minnesota Vikings defensive player Josh Metellus; Tommie…
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New Renderings of the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena

The University of St. Thomas has released new renderings of the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena – the new home for Tommie men's and women's basketball and hockey – which is currently under construction on the south campus. KSTP-TV took notice.
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Alumnus Brings Catholic Vision to the Big Screen

David Fischer and Sight poster.
Meet David Fischer '01, '06 J.D., a husband and father of nine, one of whom is a current Catholic Studies student. In addition to his role as president of Saint Paul's Outreach, he is the founder and producer of Open River Entertainment, a production company Fischer and his wife Laura '01 named with Isaiah 41:18…
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News and Events

Join Tommie Athletics in 2024-25!

St. Thomas Athletics Season Tickets
The fourth year of Division I competition is guaranteed to be an exciting one – and now is your time to be a part of it. Season tickets for 2024-25 are now on sale for all teams.

With the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena planned to open in fall 2025, the best way to secure seats in this state-of-the-art facility is to become a season ticket holder for the upcoming 2024-25 season. Season ticket holders will receive priority when the seat selection process for the new arena starts next spring.

Season ticket holders help generate a Tommie home-court/ice/field advantage for a first-class student-athlete experience.
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St. Thomas Day 2025 Alumni Award Nominations Open

Tommies are everywhere, and they seek to positively impact their communities through professional excellence and service around the world. Nominate a Tommie who is making a difference.

Selected alumni will be honored for their extraordinary contributions at the annual St. Thomas Day celebration on May 7, 2025. Awards include the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, Humanitarian Award, Monsignor James Lavin Award and Spirit of St. Thomas Award.

The priority consideration period for St. Thomas Day 2025 award nominations is open through Friday, July 12. After that date, the nominations committee will review submissions and select a recommended honoree for each category.
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Seen Around St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas as seen outside the Anderson Student Center on a beautiful summer evening in St. Paul. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights:

Yohuru Williams, history professor and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative, joined WCCO Radio on the morning of Juneteenth 2024 to discuss the history and significance of the holiday.

The University of St. Thomas Community Entrepreneurship Program was featured in a Star Tribune article on Brittney Mikell, a participant planning to make history as she works toward the opening of the first Black woman-owned brewery in the Twin Cities.

Johnny Tauer and Mike Maker, head coach and associate head coach of the University of St. Thomas men's basketball team, spoke with WCCO-TV for a story about their connections to the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics – the two teams that recently competed in the NBA Finals.

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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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