A diver captured at the moment before gravity takes over. A sunburst lighting the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. An explosion of pink blossoms in spring. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2016, as our favorites of the year.
Make no mistake – this collection of images is not comprehensive. Sometimes a photo is included because it was a major event on campus. Others are here because they’re a deep cut we loved but never got to display. In other words, it’s not a comprehensive view of the year. But what it is, is a record of the pride and care we take with the slices of St. Thomas we encountered in 2016.
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O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library seen on a snowy day.
Zach Gottfredsen dives for a ball.
Diver Kyle Reid floats over the pool as he dives for the camera. Watch for an upcoming St. Thomas magazine profile on Reid.
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Katie Stone drives to the basket during the 2016 women’s basketball MIAC Championship game.
Highland Park Senior High School senior Amaris Holguin hugs an admissions counselor after learning she is a recipient of the Dease Scholarship.
St. Mary’s Chapel is seen through snow-covered trees.
Communication and journalism professor Mark Neuzil poses in his handmade wooden canoe.
Kyle Kowalczyk stands amid some careful lighting design during a rehearsal for “Moonshine Abbey.”
Grant Shaeffer celebrates the men’s basketball national championship victory in Salem, Virginia.
Roofs were raised, moves were busted during Headphone Disco on the John P. Monahan Plaza on Sept. 3.
Virtual reality in the STELAR lab.
Guitar studies professor Chris Kachian
Students walk past the Arches.
Music education student Sarah Lynch. Watch for an upcoming Humans of St. Thomas profile on Lynch.
Casey Nightingale’s dive is shown in a multiple exposure, during which a stationary camera compiles three images into the same digital file.
Jake Kulju ’04
School of Engineering professor John Abraham teaches a class in the John Roach Center for the Liberal Arts auditorium.
Pink blossoms fill the courtyard of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and surround a statue of St. Paul.
Fans cheer during a men’s basketball game versus Saint John’s University.
Silhouettes in the Anderson Student Center.
Director of the Center for Irish Studies James Rogers
Students dance at a “Fat Friday” event sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion Services Feb. 5.
Greg Ogin ’04 is a contributing member of the large team of scientists who recently detected and proved the existence of gravitational waves.
The lower quad beneath a purple sky.
A bee experiences the power of purple on south campus.
Asmat carver Franciscus Yemes sits for an interview July 21. Three Asmat carvers from Indonesia visited campus for five days, carving, visiting classes and drumming.
Students participate in “The Great Tommie Get-together,” a mass ice breaker activity on Sept. 3.