June 28, 2023 Newsletter

There will not be any summer classes held on Tuesday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day. Most campus offices and services will also be closed, reopening on July 5.


Online Exclusive: Life on the Road as an International Admissions Counselor

Surrounded by gorgeous Vietnamese silk and shielded from the hustle and bustle of Da Nang, Vietnam, Amanda Hager discovered her day was shaping up to be a particularly memorable one. After years on the road, Hager is used to each day being different – very different. But this day was proving especially remarkable as she…
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Holloran Center Efforts Lead to Revised ABA Standard

David Grenardo, Jerry Organ and Neil Hamilton.
The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the School of Law is making an impact on law schools nationwide. As a leader in professional identity formation, the center's influence was confirmed in February 2022 when the American Bar Association revised accreditation Standard 303 to require law schools to provide substantial opportunities for…
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St. Thomas Faculty Seminar Fosters Community and Reflection

Educators are lifelong learners, but it's not every day that a group of faculty at the University of St. Thomas gets to become students. Through a yearlong seminar, a new interdisciplinary cohort gathers monthly for Engaging the Mission. Participating faculty members are led through monthly conversations about topics that allow them to turn the lens…
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Serving the Culture: Symphonic Wind Ensemble Reflects on Greece Tour

After only a few days on the road, Maia Toenies '26 knew this wasn't going to be your average run-of-the-mill band trip. A flute player and member of the University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Toenies jumped at the chance to join the ensemble's 2023 international tour of Greece. She expected to perform in…
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St. Thomas Selects New Director of the Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education

Eyenga Bokamba, director of the Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education
The Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education (MITIE), a joint partnership of the University of St. Thomas School of Education and Morrison Family College of Health, has named Eyenga Bokamba as its new director. Bokamba is a leader in education and the arts with over 20 years of experience advocating for healthy, creative communities. MITIE was…
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Eid Mubarak!

We want to wish our Muslim students, faculty and staff a blessed Eid al-Adha! Enjoy your Eid feast, and may you have health and happiness on Eid and every day of the year.

The Islamic holiday marks the occurrence of Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the sacred cities of Makkah and Al Madinah. Eid al-Adha, also called Eid ud Duha, marks the successful completion of Hajj.

Welcoming New Students at Orientation

This summer we will host over 1,500 new students (including first-year students and transfer students, as well as new international students), and their guests. Please be mindful of the extra traffic that will be on campus on orientation days, scheduled July 6-24, as well as Aug. 30.

Please offer your assistance to any students and visitors you encounter. Your continued warmth and hospitality will confirm the great decision these students have made to attend the University of St. Thomas!

Seen Around St. Thomas

Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ and Allies Faculty and Staff Association go for a hike at Crosby Farm Regional Park in St. Paul. (Liam James Doyle)

In the News

Media Highlights: Roxanne Prichard, psychology and neuroscience professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke with Healio about research in collaboration with Tommie student Caleb Cutrer to determine whether sleep factors and loneliness had an impact on alcohol use among college students before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rachel Moran, professor at the School of Law, recently spoke with KSTP-TV about a new report from the Department of Justice about the Minneapolis Police Department.

Artika Tyner, professor at the School of Law, spoke with Minnesota Lawyer about strategies to help fulfill racial justice promises and make inclusion come alive in meaningful ways.

Dave Vang, finance professor at the Opus College of Business, recently spoke with Fox Business about the growing popularity of an old budgeting trick, known to Gen Z as "cash stuffing."

Read St. Thomas "In the News" stories.

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