Timeless education for a changing world

The College of Arts and Sciences is the foundation of the liberal arts at the University of St. Thomas. From actuarial science to women’s studies, we develop free thinkers rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition at the intersection of faith, reason and action—the cornerstone of a St. Thomas education. The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the intellectual and creative spirit defining St. Thomas. Our students learn to think creatively and critically across disciplines through a variety of innovative instructional methods, interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences emerge as reflective individuals, responsible citizens and thoughtful professionals who are committed to the common good.

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About Dean Yohuru Williams

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Featured Events

Sep 18 2019
TNL Jesus as a prophet

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:35 PM

Theology Night Live! Faculty-led discussion on "Jesus as a Prophet in Christianity and Islam." Discussion will be led by faculty member Fr. Steven McMichael.

Sep 20 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Haifeng Gao, University of Notre Dame

Sep 20 2019
Book Launch

Friday, September 20, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Book Launch and Public Conversation

Sep 21 2019
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

An all-day retreat on Saturday offers reflection, practice, and workshops that explore more deeply the next era of Christian contemplative movement.

Sep 24 2019
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We celebrate the life and works of Toni Morrison, the beloved author and giant of American literature who passed away in August.

Sep 24 2019
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We celebrate the life and works of Toni Morrison, the beloved author and giant of American literature who passed away in August.

Sep 28 2019
Barker, Casey

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Student-Centered Learning in the Music Classroom

Sep 29 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Free organ recital as part of the Music Department Organ Artist Series. The event is co-sponsored by the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Oct 03 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, 12:00 noon - 1:10 p.m.

Presentation by Shaherzad Ahmadi, Ph.D.

Oct 08 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Come explore what you can do with a Sociology degree or a Criminal Justice degree!

Oct 10 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Featuring the St. Thomas Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Donne Unite, Jazz Singers and Liturgical Choir.

Oct 11 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Rodrigo Noriega, University of Utah

Oct 12 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Oct 13 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, conductors

Oct 14 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hear from an experienced Literary Agent on tips for finding your literary agent.

Oct 14 2019
High School Honor Band

Monday, October 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Guest conductor Dario Sotelo, President of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Professional development and clinics for directors.

Oct 15 2019
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how smart thinkers, insightful readers, amazing writers, and gifted storytellers can benefit from the St. Thomas English program!

Oct 28 2019
High School String Day

Monday, October 28, 2019
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Learn alongside St. Thomas faculty. A full day of professional development and clinics for all directors in attendance!

Nov 01 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Leah Witus, Macalester College

Nov 01 2019
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Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Patrick Deeley, the 23rd recipient of the Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, reads from his new collection, THE END OF THE WORLD.

Nov 07 2019
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke discusses her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experience and research that led her to write it.

Nov 07 2019
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke will discuss her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experiences and research that led her to write it.

Nov 07 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke will discuss her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experiences and research that led her to write it.

Nov 08 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Eddie Merino, University of Cincinnati

Nov 08 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

with Jessica Turtle

Nov 12 2019
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jim Rogers, alumnus and former managing editor of NEW HIBERNIA REVEW, reads from his recently released poetry collection, THE COLLECTOR OF SHADOWS

Nov 15 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota

Nov 17 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students will perform piano duet and two piano repertoire as well as piano chamber music.

Nov 05 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12 p.m. - 1:10 p.m., Nov. 5, 12, and 19, 2019

Lecture series by Ted Ulrich, Ph.D.

Nov 22 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Meghan Hamilton, University of Arizona

Nov 25 2019
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Monday, November 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writer Edwidge Danticat reads selections from her recently released short story collection EVERYTHING INSIDE and other previous titles and discusses the concept of reckoning.

Jun 03 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
June 2 - December 1, 2019

Selections from the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas

Dec 09 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Douglas Orzolek and Mr. Roy Pinear, conductors

Dec 10 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ms. Joan Griffith, conductor

Dec 11 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

Dec 18 2019
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay.

Sep 04 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sept. 4 – Dec. 20, 2019

A collaborative exhibition between SCP Arts and the Department of Art History

Feb 15 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota

Sep 04 2019
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sept. 4, 2019-July 31, 2020

American Museum of Asmat Art Fall 2019 Exhibition

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