Sept. 21, 2022 Newsletter


Corporate Partner 3M Opens Doors to Dougherty Family College Students

Rose Xiong and Jessi Cooper.
When the University of St. Thomas conceived of a two-year college to provide an alternate path to a four-year degree, 3M stepped up as an early corporate partner to help launch Dougherty Family College (DFC). Now, the Minnesota-based science and innovation giant is increasing its support with a new initiative, the STEM Preparation Pathway program,…
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Summer Law Extern: Gabi Bartlett, Target Corporation

Gabi Bartlett.
Law students who are interested in business law have a variety of career paths to choose from. Major corporations, like Target where 3L Gabi Bartlett is an extern, must comply with laws and regulations regarding taxes, trade, privacy, product safety, sustainability, data security, health care and employment and labor issues – and have an attorney…
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Tales from the Archives: 45th Anniversary of Coeducation

First graduating class of women, 1980.
On Sept. 7, 1977, the College of St. Thomas welcomed its first group of undergraduate women admitted on the same terms as men. While administrators expected to enroll only 100 women during the first year of coeducation, the numbers surpassed that estimate by over 100%. The 221 women registered for fall classes made up nearly…
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Hispanic Heritage Month Events Continue

Through Oct. 15, the University of St. Thomas will be observing Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration of our Latinx and Hispanic communities. See Tommie Link for a variety of planned events. Two upcoming events are:

Thursday, Sept. 22: Latinx Crowd-Mapping sponsored by Walking Together, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Spanish MCL Learn more on TommieLink and RSVP.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Twin Cities artist Cadex Herrera will talk about the role of art in creating connections, healing communities, and building a sense of belonging. Herrera will also lead a hands-on art workshop in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month." Learn more and register.

Opportunities Abound from St. Thomas Career Fair

Career Fair
Employers are ready to meet St. Thomas students on Friday, Sept. 23 at the St. Thomas Fall Career Fair. Nearly all of the 61 employer spots were filled a few days after employer registration opened. The event will be held in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, 1-3 p.m. The fair is open…
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This Week in Tommie Sports

It's a loaded home slate for Tommie Sports this week. After a long week away for fall sports, the Tommies are back home! For a full schedule, click here.

Upcoming home games in the next week:
- Sept. 22: Volleyball hosts NDSU
- Sept. 23: Women's soccer hosts Kansas City
- Sept. 24: Football hosts Lincoln (Calif.)

Rosh Hashana Begins Sunday Night

Sunday evening, Sept. 25, at sundown marks the start of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana – the Jewish New Year. It begins a 10-day period of atonement, ending with the end of the Yom Kippur holiday at sunset Wednesday, Oct. 5. Father Chris Collins, vice president for Mission, spoke with two Jewish members of the St. Thomas community about what this High Holy Days period means to them and the Jewish community. Play the video to hear his conversation with Rabbi Ryan Dulkin, an adjunct professor of Theology, and Sheree Curry, director of communications.

International Student Emergency Fund

Help a fellow Tommie by donating to the International Student Emergency Fund. The Office of International Students & Scholars is fundraising for current international students who are trying to complete their degree but are experiencing unforeseen financial hardships. Some of our current students' home countries are going through civil unrest and natural disasters. Any donation that you, your friends or your family can provide will help these students and put them one step closer to completing their St. Thomas education.

To learn more or to donate, click here.

J-Term Study Abroad Application Deadline - Oct. 1

Learn the basics of J-Term Study Abroad Programs at an upcoming Group Advising Session. These Advising Sessions are required in order to have the application opened. The Study Abroad office will also be hosting J-Term Drop-In Hours for students who have already attended an advising session who may have additional and specific questions. The next dates are Thursday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-Noon for drop-in hours and Friday, Sept. 23, Noon-1 p.m. for group advising. RSVP and find more dates and times for group advising and drop-in hours on the event calendar!

COVID-19 Dashboard: 64 Positive Cases Reported

The university reported 64 new COVID-19 positive test results for the week ending Sept.16, 2022, and a 90.7% vaccination rate among students, faculty and staff, based on summer class registration. See full dashboard details on the COVID-19 webpage.

COVID-19 Protocols: A number of important updates have been made for the fall semester. You can read the latest communications here.

Flu Shot Clinics Underway

A flu shot is your best defense against influenza. Flu shot clinics are underway and run through early November across various sites on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Shots are available to students, faculty and staff. The cost will be billed to your insurance ($25 if not billed to insurance). The next dates are Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Center for Well-Being in St. Paul and on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Terrence Murphy Hall in Minneapolis. For a full list of dates and locations click here.

Seen Around St. Thomas

Members of HOLA!, the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement, pose for a photo during the Fall Activities Fair on the lower quad on Sept. 20, 2022. Student organizations and clubs provided information to potential members. The organization will be having a "Lunch with HOLA!" event on Thursday, Sept. 22 from Noon- 1 p.m. Register here. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

Professional Notes

Professional Notes Highlights: English Professor Dr. Raymond N. MacKenzie recently published a translation of the book, Red and Black. It was originally released in 1830 by Stendhal, the pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle.

Emeritus Professor Kenneth Goodpaster has a new book out, Times of Insight: Conscience, Corporations, and the Common Good. Goodpaster critically reviews the nearly 50 years of his teaching and research in the field of business and applied ethics.

A chair professorship named after University of St. Thomas Engineering Professor Dr. Manjeet Rege has been established by a university in Hyderabad, India, to honor his outstanding academic contributions in the field of software.

Read more St. Thomas Professional Notes.

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