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Getting the House in Order - When Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin was growing up on her family’s farm in Randall, Minnesota, she didn’t know that a childhood of gathering eggs, milking cows and baling hay was preparing her for the Minnesota Legislature. “Growing up on a farm instilled a strong work ethic in me,” Peppin ’07 M.B.A. said. “It also gave me an appreciation for the struggles that small businesses go through to thrive and succeed.” Even at a young... http://ow.ly/2XdQru
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Outside Forces, Internal Checks and Change in Higher Ed - Change is hard. Change can be especially hard with something steeped in tradition, like, say, academia, which has been around since the ancient Greeks. Since 1885, St. Thomas has developed a healthy history of its own in establishing the way things are done. As St. Thomas Communication and Journalism chair Wendy Wyatt put it, “The wheels of academia can move really, really slowly.” From small (the selection of a ... http://ow.ly/2WNUqj
Change in higher education - including at St. Thomas - can take many forms and be difficult to enact, but it is a vital part of a university's evolution.
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Commentary: Reflections of a Writing Mentor - During our final meeting of the semester, in what had become our Tuesday afternoon ritual, a young woman about to complete her first semester at St. Thomas sits across from me. Her eyes and an interrupting “umm” or two reveal her trepidation. In an act of courage, she asks me for advice on adjusting to life in the dorms. In that moment, I’m reminded of who I am to her: a mentor. I’m someone who has been-there-done-that, some... http://ow.ly/2Wx0s4
Senior Alyssa Adkins explores her role in helping students navigate the "joyful, messy transitions of college" as a writing mentor in UST's Center for Writing.
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Connections, Inspiration and Action Abound at CGI U - Seniors John Umarov and Julio Vasquez and sophomore Chad Helland joined influencers and more than 1,000 like-minded students at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) from March 6-8 in Miami. Umarov, Vasquez and Helland, all members of St. Thomas’ chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, were accepted to the conference on their idea of producing concentrated solar power for those without access to elec... http://ow.ly/2W9Aqs
Seniors John Umarov and Julio Vasquez and sophomore Chad Helland joined influencers and more than 1,000 like-minded students at the Clinton Global Initiative University from March 6-8 in Miami.
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Collaboration Thrives at St. Thomas’ Child Development Center http://ow.ly/2VVYXN
For 17 years the Child Development Center has contributed to the fabric of St. Thomas by providing opportunities for collaboration, research and lifelong learning.
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U.S. News Ranks St. Thomas Graduate Programs - St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are recognized in the annual Best Graduate School rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. In the Top MBA Programs category, the Opus College of Business ranks No. 104 among 464 schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Opus ranked No. 100 a year ago. U.S. News also ranked Opus No. ... http://ow.ly/2VMU0j
St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are recognized in the annual Best Graduate School rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
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Celebrating Lon Otto - I was a sophomore in spring 2009 when I took Writing Poetry and Fiction at St. Thomas. Several years later I remember many things about that class. I remember learning how to pay more attention to the details of my writing. I remember learning the value of rewriting, stepping away from something and coming back to make it better. I remember most of all the feedback of my professor, Lon Otto. He emphasized from day one that the most important thing... http://ow.ly/2X4mFj
St. Thomas' English Department is holding an event to celebrate Lon Otto, who taught 40 years before retiring last year. The event will take place 6-9 p.m. in Terrence Murphy Hall, Thornton Auditorium (Room 260).
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Creating Conversations - Sarah Hayes ’10 M.A. is looking to create conversations. Hayes, a doctorate student at the University of Florida, is preparing to defend her dissertation, which examines the relationship between prisons and American Indian boarding schools. To Hayes, early American and Native American literature is particularly fascinating because of the conversation opportunities that arise. “Putting two literatures together, whether Native American or African-... http://ow.ly/2WKJSz
Sarah Hayes '10 M.A., a doctorate student at the University of Florida, is preparing to defend her dissertation, which examines the relationship between prisons and American Indian boarding schools.
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Bruce Kramer, St. Thomas Dean and Professor, Dies of ALS - Dr. Bruce Kramer, former dean of the St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership and Counseling and a faculty member since 1996, has died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Kramer, 59, died Monday afternoon in his home in Hopkins, surrounded by his wife, Evelyn Emerson, their sons David and Jon, and other family members and friends. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Chr... http://ow.ly/2WqAF6
Bruce Kramer, former dean of the St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, and a faculty member since 1996, has died of complications from ALS.
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Women’s A Cappella Group Cadenza Brings a New Voice to St. Thomas http://ow.ly/2W6fpz
Cadenza is an all-new, 12-woman a cappella group of University of St. Thomas undergraduates.
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Business Courses Available for Displaced Target Team Members http://ow.ly/2VT3xd
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business announced that, in partnership with Target, it would offer executive education non-degree courses at no charge, as well as reduced tuition in graduate degree programs, to recently displaced Target team members.
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Citizens of the World - The following four St. Thomas alumni have stepped out of their comfort zones and challenged themselves by pursuing international opportunities – through jobs, programs and postgraduate schooling. Their experiences are offshoots of the foundations they built at St. Thomas. Each day they give back to their communities, but more importantly have allowed themselves to be open and to grow to become more well-rounded citizens of the world. Maia Martucc... http://ow.ly/2VJBRu
Follow the stories of four St. Thomas alumni who pursued international opportunities in Japan, Kenya, Northern Ireland and London after graduating.
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We are the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughtful approach to the challenges of contemporary life.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.