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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Education for Everyone
Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
The Education for Everyone event series aims to share information and raise awareness of students with different challenges so that everyone can better support them in schools and communities. This year, CLIMB Theatre will present “A Deeper Look,” a play that discusses diversity and acceptance of differences. Free CEUs available. Pizza dinner and free parking in the Anderson Parking Facility will be available. Cost: $10. For more information, please visit


Thursday, January 29, 2015
Murphy Institute - Panel Discussion
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Schulze Grand Atrium, School of Law, Minneapolis Campus
Murphy institute presents:"Young V. UPS" seeks to decide whether the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to accommodate a pregnant woman when that employer accommodates other workers having the same ability or inability to work. The trial court and Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules that UPS did not have to accommodate Young because the company did not accommodate every other worker who had lifting restrictions, but the amicus brief argues that this is not the correct way to interpret the act. The question is not whether an employer accommodates every worker with similar limitations, but rather whether the employer accommodates any worker with similar ability or inability to work. Once an accommodation is made for one reason, the brief argues that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires a pregnant woman to be given the same accommodation. CLE credit will be available. Learn more.


Tommie Connections: San Francisco-area
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join alumni, parents and friends of St. Thomas for an evening of networking. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Julie Sullivan, president of St. Thomas. Mark your calendar and register by contacting the Alumni Association at or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-7431.


Thursday, February 05, 2015
Panel Discussion on Piketty’s Work Capital
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 108, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, St. Paul campus
Panelists: Mariana Hernandez Crespo (UST Law), Robert Kennedy (UST Catholic Studies), Daryl Koehn (UST Business Ethics) and Matthew Kim (UST Economics). This is a free event open to Alumni and Friends. Complimentary lunch for those who register online at


“Open 4 Business” Happy Hour
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Local, Minneapolis
This is a great way to network and reconnect with your peers while enjoying free appetizers! For more information, visit


Student-Alumni Mentoring Orientation
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Orientation for alumni and students participating in this year's Student-Alumni Mentoring program. Attendance is required by participants.


Friday, February 06, 2015
February First Friday
Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This month's speaker is Amy Machacek ’91 Owner, HeartWork Studio, Northfield; Author, The Back and Forth Journal. Amy has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She came to yoga through the fitness and wellness field finding that adding yoga to her life decreased her injuries, built her strength and calmed her down. Registration is required.


Cor Jesu
Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St. Mary’s Chapel
Meaning “Heart of Jesus,” Cor Jesu is a moving opportunity to worship Christ in community with the Church through Eucharistic adoration, confession, praise and worship, benediction and fellowship.


Saturday, February 07, 2015
Women's Basketball Alumnae Game 2015
Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please join us for Women's Basketball Alumnae Day! We will celebrate and honor past teams, past seasons and the lifetime of memories that you created and have shared as a member of the University of St. Thomas women's basketball program.


Monday, February 09, 2015
Memorial Mass for Monsignor James David Habiger
Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 5:05 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
The Mass will be celebrated by Father Michael Joncas’75, with music led by Aaron Brown ’05. A reception will follow in Sitzmann Hall. The Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership, Campus Ministry and the family of Monsignor Habiger invite you to attend.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Compliance Programs Open House
Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Frey Moot Courtroom, School of Law
Join the UST School of Law for an informational open house highlighting its master’s and LL.M. degree programs in organizational ethics and compliance. For more information, visit


Speed Networking and Reception
Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Thomas Alumni will directly interact with multiple students and help them practice their "elevator pitch" for the Private College Job Fair happening the following week. Pass on your wisdom, share a success story or establish a new mentoring relationship in the few minutes you have with each student.  This event is completely free and provides priceless experience for each student. Registration required.


Speed Networking Student Registration
Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
STUDENT Registration: Come practice your interviewing skills on Alumni members at this fun and interactive Speed Networking event. Just in time for all of the spring job and internship fairs!


Thursday, February 12, 2015
Opus Distinguished Speaker: Brian Cornell, CEO, Target
Date: February 12, 2015
Schulze Hall Auditorium, Minneapolis campus
This event exposes alumni, students, faculty members and the public to the latest ideas and forces shaping American and international business. More information is available at


How to Keep your Love Alive
Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Celebrate this Valentine's Day by growing your love bank with Dr. John Buri. Come back to campus for a unique Learning for Life opportunity. Dessert, wine and networking will be included.


Friday, February 13, 2015
Murphy Institute - Hot Topics: Cool Talk
Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Room 235, School of Law, Minneapolis Campus
A speaker series that explores both Catholic positions and challenging perspectives on major policy issues. Topic for this month: Drones and Disarmament". Robert Delahunty and Joseph Grodahl Biever, UST MBA/Law alumnus '13. Lunch is complimentary for those who register online at CLE credits available.


Friday, February 20, 2015
Navigating the System: From MSW graduation to Clinical Licensure
Date: February 20, 2015
Room 100, McNeely Hall, St. Paul campus
Increase your understanding of the process and lessen the anxiety about what it takes to navigate the system between MSW graduation and clinical licensure. Free to all Alumni, students and friends. More details to come. For more information on events, visit


University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium
Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Frey Moot Courtroom, School of Law
“25 Years Since Smith: Religious Exemptions and Their Continuing Constitutional Challenge”For more information, visit


Saturday, February 21, 2015
23rd Annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference
Date: February 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thornton Auditorium, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus
The annual Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference is designed for parents, teachers, students, librarians, writers and others interested in encouraging the use of quality children’s literature in homes, schools and communities. This year’s keynote speakers are awardwinning authors David Wiesner and Carrie Mesrobian. CEUs available. Buffet lunch included in the conference registration. Cost: $60 general admission; $20 students. For more information, please visit


“Living the Discerning Life: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living”
Date: February 21, 2015 to February 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
UST Campus Ministry, the Master of Arts program in Catholic Studies, Alumni Relations and the Office for Mission are sponsoring a two-day seminar on Ignatian spirituality and the process of discernment of spirits. Father Timothy Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The seminar will include videos, question-and-answer sessions, opportunities for Eucharistic adoration and prayer, confession, Mass, and breakfast and lunch each day. $40 for UST alumni, $50 for guests. Open to students, alumni and the general public. Register at


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tommie Connections: Phoenix area
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
You and a guest are cordially invited to join Dr. Julie H. Sullivan, president, for a special evening at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Registration required.


"Does Believing Corrupt Thinking?"
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium, St. Paul campus
Murphy Institute presents Steven Justice is the president of the Berkeley Institute and a professor of English at UC Berkeley and the University of Mississippi, where he teaches topics in medieval literary history. Justice has been a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Council of the  Humanities fellow at Princeton University and senior fellow of the Witherspoon Institute. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Huntington Library and the University of California. Learn more.


Thursday, February 26, 2015
“War Stories”
Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
Speaker: Bartholomew Voorsanger, fellow of the American Institute of Architects; and principle and founder of Voorsanger Architects, New York City. Part of the War/Art/Peace: 2014-2015 Department of Art History Speaker Series This year, the Department of Art History will host four lectures by visiting speakers centered on issues related to the influence that times of conflict and peace have on art, architecture and popular culture.For more information on any of following exhibits or events, visit