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Sights and Sounds: Graduate Commencement

The annual March Through the Arches, undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies bring the St. Thomas community together to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2018. Sights and Sounds highlight...
Confetti flies over students during the 2018 Graduate Commencement ceremony in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 18, 2018 in St. Paul.

Commencement Weekend: 2018 Edition

Thousands of people gathered at St. Thomas May 18 and 19 to celebrate as more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees, adding their numbers to the more-than-100,000-strong alumni network.
Graduating seniors smile and laugh during the 2018 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 18, 2018 in St. Paul.

Sights and Sounds: Undergraduate Commencement

More than 1,300 undergraduate students officially became part of the St. Thomas alumni community on Saturday as the Class of 2018 received their degrees. O'Shaughnessy Stadium was filled with thousands more family, friends, faculty and staff as the university celebrated the accomplishments of so many Tommies.
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Senior Memories and College Life Advice

Before the class of '18 heads back through the arches on Saturday, we asked a dozen of them about their most memorable moments, their post-graduation plans and what life advice they would give first-year students arriving in the fall.
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Class of ’18 in the Spotlight

Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
Student Tobias Knight is a football player, rugby player, choir member, Tommie Award finalist and finance major. Studio portrait taken May 3, 2018 for Humans of St. Thomas

Humans of St. Thomas: Tobias Knight

A Renaissance man of sorts, Tommie Award finalist Tobias Knight put together an eclectic resume of experiences in four amazing years at St. Thomas
Tommie Award Winner Annie Youngblood poses for a portrait March 15, 2018 in the Anderson Student Center.

2018 Tommie Award: Annie Youngblood

Annie Youngblood was voted by students, staff and faculty as the winner of the 2018 Tommie Award. She is majoring in both environmental studies, and justice and peace studies.

St. Thomas Day Recognizes Exceptional Tommies

The University of St. Thomas will celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day on Wednesday, May 3. The event honors recipients of the Monsignor James Lavin Award, Professor of the Year Award, Humanitarian Award, Tommie Award and Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.
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Irish Poet Tony Curtis Receives 22nd O’Shaughnessy Award For Poetry

Poet Tony Curtis of Dublin has received the 22nd annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. He will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the auditorium of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts on St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus.

New Vision, Leadership for School of Education

A new School of Education at St. Thomas will focus on producing the most outstanding teachers, leaders and administrators in Minnesota – grounded in cultural competence and compassion for all to close educational achievement and opportunity gaps.
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Race and Justice 50 Years After MLK’s Assassination

The final installment of the 2018 “Hot Topics: Cool Talks” series from the Terrence J. Murphy Institute saw a packed atrium at the Law School on Monday for ”50 Years After the King Assassination: A Barometer Panel on Race and Justice.”
Purple flowers and grass frame the Harpole Memorial Fountain September 13, 2013 as the silhouette of Aquinas Hall looms in the background.

Sustainability Taking Center Stage at St. Thomas

When then-President Father Dennis Dease signed the the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008, he underscored St. Thomas’ ongoing and future commitment to sustainability. With the commitment of carbon neutrality by 2035, the statement included ambitious goals. In the decade since nearly every aspect of life on the university campus has been touched in some way by St. Thomas’ commitment to sustainability.
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Four St. Thomas Alumni Named 2018 Bush Fellows

The Bush Fellowship will provide Nicholas Kor ’11, Dr. Joanna Ramirez Barrett (mini-MBA), Dr. Tamim Saidi (mini-MBA) and Jeff Dykstra (executive MBA) with up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to pursue learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills and attributes.