Sunset through a Minneapolis skyway. A solemn procession of the faithful. A lizard. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2015, 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 2015.
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The skyway from the School of Law to a parking ramp at sunset.
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library at night.
The homecoming Wellness 5k featured some inventive costumes.
Graduate student and Marine Corps veteran Matthew Taylor.
A women’s studies class in John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in snow.
A minor show from a small cable network made an appearance on campus this year.
Students kiss as they pose for a photo beneath the Fowler Veranda in O’Shaughnessy Stadium prior to undergraduate commencement.
Owens Science Hall at dusk.
David Jenkins plays the Saint Paul Seminary and School of Divinity’s new harpsichord.
St. Thomas student and staff member Jessie McShane.
Jimmy Dolan dives for a fly ball in the outfield.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, Ph.D., Caltech Research Passion: Engineering design and playful learning.
The lower quad in fall.
The Air Force ROTC color guard poses by the Arches.
Students cheer during a pep rally for ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” program.
Movie night in O’Shaughnessy Stadium.
Windows in the library tower over students.
Students hoist football head coach Glenn Caruso onto their shoulders following a Tommie-Johnnie victory.
A meeting in the Anderson Student Center.
Snow falls in front of Opus Hall.
Marcus Alipate does his traditional pre-game flip before a men’s basketball game.
Minnesota Avenue, the main street through downtown Walker, Minnesota. School of Law alum Franz Vancura has his practice in Walker.
Shadow Falls, which is just west of the St. Paul campus. The falls were photographed as part of a hidden spaces story but never used.
A procession of seminarians passes through the Arches for Borromeo Weekend.
Alejandra Chavez Rivas is reflected in her rearview mirror. Chavez Rivas was profiled by St. Thomas magazine
Alyssa Adkins shrieks with excitement during commencement.
Running back Jordan Roberts rushes against Saint John’s.
Jordan Lovick fires a shot on goal over a diving defender during a men’s hockey game against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
This Caiman Lizard was photographed for a St. Thomas magazine story.