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Friday, April 18, 2014
Piano and Accompanying Ensembles Recital
Date: April 18, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mindfulness at Work
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus
Mariann Johnson, senior trainer at the Institute for Mindful Leadership, will lead participants through a meditation exercise and facilitate discussion on the role and impact of mindfulness as a leadership practice. Matthew Sanford, founder of Mind Body Solutions, will facilitate a different form of mindfulness practice and follow up with a discussion on improving wellness and health through greater mind-body awareness at work. For more information about the event, visit stthomas.edu/business/alumni/celc

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Concert: “Song of Wonder”
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Music and word in the Carnatic (South Indian) and Jewish traditions, performed by Nirmala Rajasekar and David Jordan Harris.

Co-sponsored with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning as part of the Sacred Arts Festival. The Sacred Arts Festival celebrates a specific theme each year, using a rich palette of artistic forms that includes music, dance, literature, film and the visual arts. Festival events offer opportunities to consider and articulate humanity’s understanding of the divine. The 2014 festival theme is “Wonder,” seen in its many guises of amazement, curiosity and joy. Through music, word and image, participating artists will explore wonder as the beginning of wisdom and worship. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Concert: "Song of Wonder"
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Performed by Nirmala Rajaseker and David Jordan Harris. Music and word in the Carnatic (South Indian) and Jewish traditions.Part of the Sacred Arts Festival. For more information, visit stthomas.edu/SAF or call (651) 962-6315.

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Higher Calling Session 1: Benefit Corporations and the Law
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Schulze Grand Atrium, School of Law
Can businesses be a better agent for social change? Would making benefit corporations a legal instrument in Minnesota help or hurt the cause? Join our speakers for a vibrant discussion on the positive social role that benefit corporations can play in contemporary society as well as possible unintended consequences that such a movement can have for business. CLE credits available. The event is free but reservations are required. Register online.

 

Higher Calling Session 2: Curing Poverty
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM
Rooms 201-202, Opus Hall
Can entrepreneurs cure poverty? We will continue our dialogue over dinner with keynote lecturer Michael Miller, producer and narrator of “PovertyCure,” a video series on the important role that entrepreneurship plays in combating global poverty, based on a proper understanding of the human person. The event is free but reservations are required. Register online.

 

Friday, April 25, 2014
Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Tournament
Date: April 25, 2014
DeLaSalle High School
The evening will begin with a barbeque, followed by a game between Saint John Vianney College Seminary and The Saint Paul Seminary. The winner of this game will play in the championship round against priests from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The annual tournament also includes the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Dunk Contest. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library,, O’Shaughnessy Room (Room 108)
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the English Department will host a marathon reading of Emily Dickinson‘s poetry. The goal: To read aloud all of Dickinson’s poems – from No. 1 to No. 1,789. Readers may come and go as they please, staying for a half-hour or making a day of it. Participants will sit in a circle and take turns reading. Listeners are welcome, too. This event is co-sponsored by UST Libraries and the Luann Dummer Center for Women. Visit the Department of English to learn more about this event. 

 

Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future Conference
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Rooms 100, 110 and 111, McNeely Hall
St. Thomas alumni are invited to attend the conference co-hosted by the English and Art History graduate programs. For more information, visit stthomas.edu/English/events/201420GradConference.html. Please register with njwunrow@stthomas.edu.

 

“Murder and Mariolatry”
Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
Adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s novel The Ball and the Cross, a Catholic and an atheist duel over the honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in an intolerant world. Produced and performed by seminarians and lay students. Tickets will be available online and at the door. For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Botanical Art in All its Wonder
Date: April 26, 2014
O’Shaughessy Educational Center lobby gallery
Exhibition runs Jan. 13-May 24 
Reception: Saturday, April 26

 

Women's Soccer Alumnae Game
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Please join us as we celebrate and honor the traditions of St. Thomas women’s soccer with our
spring alumnae game on Saturday, April 26. Please register so we can determine teams. 

 

25th Annual International Dinner
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
Cost: $8
Join the Globally Minded Student Association for its 25th annual celebration of culture! Enjoy a dinner of international cuisine and great entertainment from around the world. Purchase tickets online at stthomas.universitytickets.com.

 

“Murder and Mariolatry”
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
Adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s novel The Ball and the Cross, a Catholic and an atheist duel over the honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in an intolerant world. Produced and performed by seminarians and lay students. Tickets will be available online and at the door. For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

Young Alumni Social
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Meet in the Caf...in Uptown.

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014
“Murder and Mariolatry”
Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
Adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s novel The Ball and the Cross, a Catholic and an atheist duel over the honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in an intolerant world. Produced and performed by seminarians and lay students. Tickets will be available online and at the door. For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

St. Thomas Alumni Choir Spring Concert
Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

 

“Tchaikovsky for Voices”
Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Benson Great Hall, Bethel University
Vocal Essence featuring the UST Chambers Singers, Bethel Choir, Gustavus Choir and Luther College Nordic Choir. Tickets required. For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014
Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture
Date: April 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall
Featuring Father Peter Ryan, SJ. For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

Festival Orchestra Honors Concert
Date: April 28, 2014
Time: 8:15 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
“Difficult Conversations: Addressing Issues Affecting Aging Parents”
Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), Anderson Student Center
In this free session, “eldercare” attorneys and mediators will provide tips for successful family discussion and examine the role that elder mediation might play to provide a durable, satisfactory resolution of issues. Cost: Free, but registration is requested to ensure that there are enough information packets for all attendees. Details on the center’s programming can be found at stthomas.edu/selimcenter, or call (651) 962-5188.

 

Friday, May 02, 2014
Relay For Life
Date: May 2, 2014
Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex
The University of St. Thomas will be hosting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. This is more than just a fundraising event. Relay for Life offers our community a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. Money raised at this event supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back. If you would like to get involved and fight back against cancer, please follow the link to donate to this great cause. Thank you for your support! www.relayforlife.org/stthomas If you would like to remember or honor someone who has battled cancer, feel free to send a picture of them to ustcac@stthomas.edu by April 23rd for our luminaria slideshow.

 

Tommie Connections Duluth
Date: May 2, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Alumni, parents and friends of the University of St. Thomas are invited to attend a reception and concert held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth, MN. The St. Thomas Liturgical Choir will present, “Teach Me the Songs of Your Truth, O Lord,” a concert of sacred song. This concert is part of the 90th Anniversary celebration of the Holy Rosary Catholic Community.

 

Cor Jesu
Date: May 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 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, May 03, 2014
Alumni Day - May 3, 2014
Date: May 3, 2014
A day full of unique events is planned for alumni and their families on the second annual Alumni Day. Come for one or all of the events or just explore campus on your own. All events are free and open to alumni and their guests. Registration is appreciated.

 

Ordination to the Diaconate
Date: May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Basilica of Saint Mary
For more information on any of the following events, visit saintpaulseminary.org or call (651) 962-5050.

 

Choral Concert: Mozart’s Mass in C “Coronation Mass”
Date: May 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Performed by the UST Concert Choir and Liturgical Choir, Angela Broeker and Aaron Brown, directors. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and Campus Ministry as part of the Sacred Arts Festival. The Sacred Arts Festival celebrates a specific theme each year, using a rich palette of artistic forms that includes music, dance, literature, film and the visual arts. Festival events offer opportunities to consider and articulate humanity’s understanding of the divine. The 2014 festival theme is “Wonder,” seen in its many guises of amazement, curiosity and joy. Through music, word and image, participating artists will explore wonder as the beginning of wisdom and worship. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Monday, May 05, 2014
Third Annual Men's Golf Team Golf Tournament
Date: May 5, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Please join us for the Third Annual Men’s Golf Team Golf Tournament on Monday, May 5, at Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. 

 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
“noonartsound” Romantica: Spanish Art and Music of 1880-1920
Date: May 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
O’Shaughnessy Room (108), O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library
For more information on any of the following events, visit stthomas.edu/libraries or call (651) 962-5014.

 

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Book Reading
Date: May 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
O’Shaughnessy Room (108), O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library
Jim Rogers ’99 M.A. will read from his new book, Northern Orchards: Places Near the Dead. A thought-provoking collection of essays and poems that explore memory, the meaning of place, and sacred spaces. For more information on any of the following events, visit stthomas.edu/libraries or call (651) 962-5014.

 

Thursday, May 08, 2014
17th Annual Julian Parker Lecture Series
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Rooms 201-202, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus
The Julian Parker Lecture Series honors the former longtime hair of the Education Department and dean at Xavier University, New Orleans. Parker was a national leader in urban education and race relations. In the 1960s, he was instrumental in dealing with issues of race and diversity when he worked at the University of St. Thomas in an exchange program between the nation’s historically black colleges and private colleges in Minnesota. For more information on any of the following events, visit stthomas.edu/celc/newsevents.

 

Friday, May 09, 2014
Small Ensembles Concert
Date: May 9, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014
UST Bands in Concert
Date: May 11, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine University
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Monday, May 12, 2014
Chamber Winds Concert
Date: May 12, 2014
Time: 8:15 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
A student-faculty chamber-music collaboration. For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Singers Concert
Date: May 13, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Chicago Happy Hour
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Rivers in the Loop, 30 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
You are invited to the Chicago alumni happy-hour tour. Please join us to network with local Tommies and catch up on what is happening at St. Thomas. Feel free to bring a guest or plan to meet other St. Thomas alumni. We look forward to seeing you there! There is no cost to attend either event. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to Lori Koneczny at St. Thomas, (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6947, or lmkoneczny@stthomas.edu.

 

Guitar Ensemble Concert
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Brady Educational Center auditorium
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

String Orchestra Concert, Featuring the Parker Quartet
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 8:15 PM
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
For more information on the following performances and a complete concert listing and updates, visit stthomas.edu/music/performances.

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Chicago Happy Hour
Date: May 15, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Pints in Elmhurst, 112 S. York Road, Chicago, IL
You are invited to the Chicago alumni happy-hour tour. Please join us to network with local Tommies and catch up on what is happening at St. Thomas. Feel free to bring a guest or plan to meet other St. Thomas alumni. There is no cost to attend either event. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to Lori Koneczny at St. Thomas, (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6947, or lmkoneczny@stthomas.edu.

 

Friday, May 16, 2014
Spirituality Institute
Date: May 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 361, Couer de Catherine, St. Catherine University
“Practice/Skill Building for Mindfulness-Based Helping Professionals”
Presented by institute faculty members. For more information on any of the following events, visit stthomas.edu/socialwork/events.