Moments of contact. Portraits of the joyful, the silly and the intense. The sun cutting through fog or through clear skies. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 7,000 we collected in 2017, as our favorites of the year.Make no mistake – this collection of images is not a comprehensive view of the year. 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. What you see here is a record of the pride and care we took with the slices of St. Thomas we encountered in 2017. Mitch Larson pitches. Art Cullen ’80 stands next to the Raccoon River outside of Storm Lake, Iowa. Cullen was awarded a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for a series of editorials about a corporate agriculture lawsuit in Buena Vista County. Former St. Thomas staff member Dave Nimmer. Student Valerie Brukhis has already done advanced diplomatic work, including translating and comparing Russian and Ukrainian broadcasts. She is shown here lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. Brukhis’ story will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of St. Thomas magazine. School of Social Work Dean Barbara Shank announced that she will retire at the end of the 2018 academic year. Theology Professor Corrine Carvalho and Mike Best ’17 have done extensive work on the intersection of the Old Testament and video games. Student participate in headphone disco during Welcome Days. Rachel Suter throws for a double play. Communication and Journalism Professor Bernard Armada teaches class on the steps of O’Shaughness-Frey Library. A bee collects pollen from a flower in the south campus Stewardship Garden. Goalie Benjamin Myers absorbs a hit after making a save. The Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex stands amid fall trees. Deb Montgomery ’80 was the first female African-American officer in the St. Paul Police Department. Bridget Nelson ’87 was a writer and occasional performer for the television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Her current work, making fun of bad movies for “Rifftrax,” includes a healthy dose of mid-century domestic instructional films. Alum Courtney Hauboldt works with a student in her class at Highland Elementary School. Look for a story about Hauboldt’s work with students who have autism in the Winter 2018 issue of St. Thomas magazine. Student Mohamed Malim. The Tommies took on the Johnnies at Target Field in front of more than 37,000 fans. The Arches in fog. Kaitlin Langer puts up a shot during the women’s basketball MIAC Championship game in February. A corn crib stands outside Storm Lake, Iowa. Storm Lake is home to Art Cullen ’80 who won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials about a corporate agriculture lawsuit in Iowa’s Buena Vista county. Jordan Roberts fights off two Saint John’s University defenders. The sun shines down 10th Street on Terrence Murphy Hall. Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan carries a monstrance with the Eucharist down Summit Avenue during the Borromeo Weekend procession. Catholic Studies Professor and Director of the Ryan Institute Father Martin Schlag. Spanish Professor Michael Scham dances with his fiancee Clara Krug in their St. Paul home. Christian Elliehausen celebrates a goal with teammate Pierce Erickson on his back during the MIAC Championship soccer game against Macalester. The Grandview Theater, one of many signature businesses in the St. Thomas area. 6 Responses V January 5, 2018 Your work is compelling, memorable… moving. An amazing and beautiful resource. Carol Tarsa M Ed '08 January 3, 2018 For those of us alumni who live far away from the UST campus, these wonderful pictures are much appreciated. Even way down here in Austin, Texas I feel connected to UST! David December 21, 2017 As always very masterfully done…. Kate Norlander December 20, 2017 Great work! Kate December 18, 2017 Beautiful. Kirk Livingston December 18, 2017 Great photos! They hint at the breadth of life on the UST campuses and well beyond. I love how they capture such powerful moments.