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 that defines 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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Featured Events

Sep 23 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn more about the JUNE-TERM 2019 study abroad course, "Nazism and Apartheid: Theological Roots" in Berlin, Warsaw, Auschwitz, Amsterdam, and Cape Town.

Sep 24 2018
Blowing in the wind

Monday, September 24, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Panel discussion on the global crisis of clerical sexual abuse and cover-up within the Catholic church.

Sep 25 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Growing Inequality and the Prophecy of Karl Marx

Sep 27 2018
240X180

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors are asked to attend a meeting to provide feedback about the English program.

Sep 27 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Burnaby Munson University of Delaware

Sep 28 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Burnaby Munson University of Delaware

Sep 28 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Movies Are Prayers author, Filmspotting podcast co-host, and Think Christian editor Josh Larsen explores how films can jump-start a conversation with God.

Sep 30 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Learn more about the JUNE-TERM 2019 study abroad course, "Nazism and Apartheid: Theological Roots" in Berlin, Warsaw, Auschwitz, Amsterdam, and Cape Town.

Oct 01 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Theology professor Dr. Gerald Schlabach will offer the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture.

Oct 02 2018
240X180 px.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn more about exciting student-faculty research opportunities, writing projects, and grants available to English students, plus effective techniques for writing a successful grant proposal.

Oct 03 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. (UST students, staff, faculty only)

Presentation by David Krueger, Ph.D.

Oct 03 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Fr. James-Peter Trares will lead a discussion on vocation.

Oct 04 2018
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to learn more about our unique interdisciplinary minor, a program that encourages us to look beyond current events headlines and to "See difference, Be the Difference."

Oct 04 2018
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Poet Kaveh Akbar reads selections from his collection CALLING A WOLF A WOLF and discusses the concept of recovery.

Oct 04 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Featuring Dr. Norman Wirzba, Duke University School of Divinity

Oct 05 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Christer Aakeroy Kansas State University

Oct 08 2018
240X180

Monday, October 8, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Todd Lawrence talks about his new book, WHEN THEY BLEW THE LEVEE, which describes the destruction of Pinhook, MO, due to a decision made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Oct 08 2018
240X180

Monday, October 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Augsburg University celebrates the international opening of this film, which includes stories from students, alumni and community members who participated in the fight against DAPL.

Oct 08 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, Dominican priest and MIT-trained molecular biologist

Oct 09 2018
2018 Sociology and Criminal Justice Career Expo

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

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

Oct 12 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Oct 13 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Innovative Orff Classroom

Oct 14 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

‌Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductors

Oct 15 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Featuring guest clinician/conductor Stéphane Delley.

Oct 16 2018
240X160

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Undergraduate English majors and minors are invited to learn more about finding and applying for internships in this session offered by our department faculty internship coordinators.

Oct 17 2018
240X180 px

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Ian Haney López, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era, discusses his book DOG WHISTLE POLITICS.

Oct 18 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

Oct 20 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring music of Buxtehude, Bach, Couperin, Boëly, and Eben.

Oct 24 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Dr. Ted Ulrich will lead a discussion of a selected theological topic.

Oct 24 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

Oct 28 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, Johan Vexo performs on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ

Oct 29 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, we offer Victor Erice's classic 1973 film, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, the first of four events offered during the week of Halloween.

Oct 29 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor. Featuring a masterclass and sectionals by St. Thomas string faculty.

Oct 30 2018
240X180 px

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Jerry Husak examines the science behind Dr. Frankenstein's monster, a science still relevant today.

Oct 30 2018
240X180 px

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Joel Pace (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) presents "Reflections on FRANKENSTEIN, Film, and Black Atlantic Autobiography."

Oct 31 2018
240X180 px

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

In this concluding event honoring the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, we offer this Halloween Day marathon reading of Shelley's novel. Everyone is invited to take a turn reading!

Nov 05 2018
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Monday, November 5, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Nov 06 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12:00 noon - 1:10 p.m.

Presentation by Martha E. Stortz, Ph.D.

Nov 07 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Dr. Cara Anthony and Geology professor Dr. Tom Hickson will lead a discussion about theology and geology.

Nov 07 2018
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alumnus Jim Bohen launches his first book of poems -- "I travel in rusting burned-out sedans" -- with a reading and book-signing sponsored by the English Department.

Nov 09 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for our fall exhibition reception for "The Decorated World: Asmat Art and Daily Life"

Nov 10 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Organ Artist Concert Series Special Event

Nov 14 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Dr. Paul Wojda and Biology professor Dr. Kerri Carlson will lead a discussion about theology and biology.

Nov 15 2018
Archbishop Nassar

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A public conversation with Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Syria, Samir Nassar on his vision for peace, reconciliation, and the future of Syrian civil society.

Nov 16 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Adam Fiedler Marquette University

Nov 18 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Nov 30 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Anthony Gerten Quadion

Dec 10 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductor

Dec 11 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allison Ostrander, director

Dec 11 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, director

Dec 12 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

Dec 14 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History program

Dec 19 2018
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 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 10 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sept. 10 - Dec. 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Department of Art History Gallery Exhibition

Feb 16 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota.

Feb 28 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring Dr. Christopher Thompson

Mar 01 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 05 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 06 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Elemental Music - Doing More with Less

Apr 27 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Blending Dalcroze Eurythmics into the Kodaly Classroom

Sep 05 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sept. 5, 2018 - July 31, 2019

American Museum of Asmat Art Fall 2018 Exhibition

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