Sept. 28, 2023 Newsletter


Marilyn Carlson Nelson Inspires Students at Inaugural DFC Speaker Series

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Scholars at Dougherty Family College in Minneapolis were inspired recently when philanthropist Marilyn Carlson Nelson spoke to them about her career journey, leadership and courage. "You have the courage to step out of your comfort zone," she said. "The courage to take a very big step and go to college. You did this despite the…
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Family Weekend at St. Thomas: Tradition and Togetherness

Family Weekend at St. Thomas 2023
As summer turned to fall, the University of St. Thomas community welcomed parents and other family members to campus for Family Weekend. The St. Thomas tradition, which ran from Sept. 22-24, featured activities for everyone, from movies, bowling, bingo and a cappella performances to Mass, bonfires, football and soccer games. Families were able to see…
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Tommie Motorsports Takes on the Baja SAE

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The University of St. Thomas Baja Racing Team, Tommie Motorsports, competed in its first Baja SAE series race Sept. 6-10 in Nashport, Ohio, with a vehicle built by the Tommie team members. "Being able to have a team from St. Thomas compete in a Baja SAE competition was a dream over two years in…
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Homecoming Week Kicks Off Oct. 2

Homecoming giveaway
All Tommies and their families are invited to reconnect with campus through a variety of activities throughout the week leading up to homecoming weekend. There is a sweatshirt giveaway for undergraduate students on John P. Monahan Plaza, until supplies last, starting 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Give back by giving blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Join for Purple on the Plaza presented by Wings Credit Union, before the Tommies take on Butler's football team at noon Oct. 7 at O'Shaughnessy Stadium. Buy tickets online.

Homecoming week games to cheer on:
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m.: Men's soccer vs. Milwaukee (South Field)
Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Denver (Schoenecker Arena)
Friday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.: Women's hockey vs. Lindenwood (St. Thomas Ice Arena)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.: Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Schoenecker Arena)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.: Swim and Dive vs. Augustana (AARC Pool)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 12 p.m.: Football vs. Butler (O'Shaughnessy Stadium)
Saturday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.: Women's hockey vs. Lindenwood (St. Thomas Ice Arena)
Sunday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m.: Men's hockey vs. St. Cloud State (St. Thomas Ice Arena)

Sept. 29: Bring Your Resume to the Fall Career Fair

Students meet with prospective employers in Woulfe Alumni Hall in the Anderson Student Center during the St. Thomas Fall Career Day event on September 23, 2022, in St. Paul.
More than 100 eager employers are coming to campus to connect with students who are interested in exploring internship and career opportunities during the St. Thomas Fall Career Fair. During this fair, students and young alumni will be able to meet employers who are looking to hire for internship and full-time roles. The fair is happening Friday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex field house.

Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing Names New Executive Director

Annette Hines headshot.
The University of St. Thomas has named Dr. Annette Hines as the new executive director of the Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing. Hines joins St. Thomas from Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, where she has served as faculty member since 2000 and as director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing since 2019.…
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New MS in Management Program First of Its Kind in Upper Midwest

Students collaborating.
The Opus College of Business has announced a new Master of Science in Management (MSM), the first of its kind program in the Upper Midwest. Designed for current students and recent graduates from non-business disciplines, this 10-month hybrid program integrates students' unique undergraduate interests with essential business and management knowledge, creating a pathway to accelerate…
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Chat With President Vischer During Office Hours

Have something you'd like to discuss with the president? Rob Vischer is holding office hours monthly on both St. Paul (Aquinas Hall) and Minneapolis (Terrence Murphy Hall) campuses. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule a 15-minute appointment with the president, contact Erica Oswald at or (651) 962-6500. For a list of available dates click here.

Free Math Tutoring Available at MaRC

A student works with a math tutor in the Math Resource Center in O'Shaughnessy Science Hall.
The Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC) supports student learning in mathematics and provides free tutoring.
Located in O'Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS) 235, the MaRC offers free drop-in, in-person tutoring, no appointment required. For a full list of hours, click here.

Sept. 28: Business Office Closed

The Business Office at the University of St. Thomas will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 28, for a staff event. Regular hours will resume on Friday, Sept. 29.

Seen Around St. Thomas

Communications Professor Bernie Armada leads students during and improvisation exercise during an outdoor class session on the quad.
Communications Professor Bernie Armada leads students through an improvisation exercise during an outdoor class session on the lower quad in St. Paul. (Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas)

In the News

Media Highlights:
Mike Porter, marketing professor at the Opus College of Business, recently spoke with WCCO-TV about Target's decision to close stores due to retail crime and also KARE 11 about changes Live Nation is making in the way the company pays artists.

Mahmoud Kabalan, professor at the School of Engineering and director of the Center for Microgrid Research, and Don Weinkauf, dean of the School of Engineering, recently spoke with Energy News Network about how state and federal funding will be used to expand the university's microgrid research.

Yubi Hassan, a senior at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, recently spoke with FOX 9 about his latest business venture, Blue Horn Tea, based on his grandmother's Somalian recipe.

Read St. Thomas "In the News" stories.

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