Habiger Institute: Not So Different

Participants from the weeklong Catholic Studies retreat to Denver talk about their personal experiences in serving with Christ in the City to care for the spiritually and physically poor.

A New Generation Receives the Gift of Rome

Mark Janke '04 reflects on the trip to Rome he and his wife Maria led in 2014, which was an opportunity for students at the Bernardi Campus in Florida to experience the Catholic tradition in the Eternal City.

Ryan Institute Opening New Doors

Monsignor Martin Schlag, JD, S.T.D., discusses the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, where he is the new director as of this fall.
Art Cullen

Pulitzer Proud

Agricultural runoff is polluting the Raccoon River, a source of drinking water for 500,000 Iowa residents. Because editor Art Cullen ’80 has never shied away from tackling such tough issues, he now holds a Pulitzer Prize.
Leslie Redmond

‘Win Back the Community’

J.D. and MBA candidate Leslie Redmond's community work is one of several stories the Newsroom will publish in the semester's opening weeks featuring how students spent their summer months.
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Professional Notes for Aug. 28, 2017

This week's professional notes include faculty George Baboila, Michael Blaakman, Tony Borgerding, William Calvert, Mark DelCogliano, Danaya Franke, Anne Klejment, Nanette Missaghi, Shelley Neilsen-Gatti, Mark Neuzil, Sister Katarina Schuth, Gerald W. Schlabach, Pat Stankovitch, Amy Steele, Chelley Vician, Christian D. Washburn and Father Kevin Zilverberg; staff Birdie Cunningham, Hans Gustafson, Doug Hennes, Ea Porter, Buffy Smith and Artika Tyner; students Roy Pierson, Elizabeth Thao, Tyekeela Xiong and Yang Yang; and alumna Diana Salinas.
Theology and Video Games

Old Testament, New World

A professor and a student use video games as a tool for better understanding abstract biblical ideas.

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.

St. Thomas Hires Presbyterian, Jewish, Muslim Faith Leaders

The Office for Campus Ministry has hired a Presbyterian minister, Jewish rabbi and Muslim faith leader onto its pastoral staff, another step forward in the university’s push toward supporting all faiths on campus and throughout the St. Thomas community.
Art Cullen Pulitzer Prize

1980 St. Thomas Journalism Grad Wins Pulitzer Prize

Art Cullen, a 1980 St. Thomas graduate, had a strong feeling he would win the Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials in the Storm Lake Times, a 3,000-circulation, twice-a-week newspaper in northwestern Iowa. Turns out he was right.