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April 2013

Community, Diversity, Service, Student Perspective

UST Law Student Organizes Books for Africa Drive

Starting this week, the UST law school will be hosting a book drive to benefit Books for Africa. For those of you who do not know about Books for Africa, it is a non-profit organization headquartered in St. Paul and is the largest shipper of donated books in all of Africa. Their mission is to help those in Africa to learn and improve their reading skills. In 2012 alone, they sent over 2 million books to readers of all ages.

So how can you help during this book drive? In one or more of three ways. First, any books that you may have that you are willing to donate can be picked up by me or dropped off in the collection box located on the second floor outside of the law library (Minneapolis campus). The books can be new or slightly used, educational or fun. Donate virtually any kind of book, from old textbooks (within last 10 years) to your favorite novel or the children’s story that inspired you to read. If you wish, simply contact me (info below) to setup a time and I will be happy to come and get them from you.

Second, you can donate funds directly to the organization at: https://www.booksforafrica.org/donate/funds.html

Lastly, the book drive will close with a volunteer event at the BFA warehouse in St. Paul on April 20th from 10-2 and 12-2. On that day you can volunteer for a few hours helping to sort and pack the books so that they can be shipped overseas. If you are interested in volunteering please email Jim Skoog at jim@hcba.org as space is limited. To find out more about Books for Africa please visit their website at: https://www.booksforafrica.org.

Any help you can lend in getting the word out is also appreciated. Please note, the book drive will end on April 19th. The Books for Africa warehouse is located at 635 Prior Ave. N. Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Thank you for your time. For more information, please contact:

Ryan Ogren

ogres993@stthomas.edu

262-470-6586

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Community, Student Activities, Student Perspective

Members of the UST Law Community Participate in the Race for Justice

Several members of the UST Law Community participated in the Race for Justice over the weekend. This race supports the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (LRAP) by consistently raising over $20,000 each year. LRAP helps to meet the needs of low income Minnesotans across the state by subsidizing education debts for dedicated, low-paid public interest attorneys. For more information about LRAP, click here.

Members of the UST Law Community at the Race For Justice.

Members of the UST Law Community at the Race For Justice.

Members of the UST Law Team included (pictured from left to right): Paul Mussell (Adjunct Faculty Member), Cari Haaland (Assistant Dean of Admissions), Nora Fitzpatrick (Senior Assistant Dean of Administration), Nicole Limper (1L), Aidan Dunne (3L), Maggie Novack (1L) and Lindsay Lien (1L).

Thank you to all of those who participated!

Dean Fitzpatrick at the Race for Justice Finish Line.

Dean Fitzpatrick at the Race for Justice Finish Line.

Community

Father Dease Presented with the Iustitia Et Lex Award

Seen left to right are Mary Beckey, School of Law alum, Jan Conlin, member of the School of Law Board of Governors, Father Dennis Dease, president of the university, and Robert K. Vischer, Dean of the School of Law, as they pose for a photo with the  Iustitia et Lex award.

Seen left to right are Mary Beckey, School of Law alum, Jan Conlin, member of the School of Law Board of Governors, Father Dennis Dease, president of the university, and Robert K. Vischer, Dean of the School of Law, as they pose for a photo with the Iustitia et Lex award.

 

University of St. Thomas’ President, Father Dennis Dease, was presented with UST Law’s Iustitia Et Lex award during the Board of Governor’s meeting on April 4, 2013. This award was given to Father Dease in recognition of his integral role in reopening the law school.

The Iustitia Et Lex award is presented annually to a member of the Twin Cities community who embodies UST’s mission in his or her professional life. Past recipients of this award include Barbara Frey, Sr. Sally Furay, Judge Diana Murphy, Kathleen Blatz, Thomas Holloran, Jerry Lane and Nathanial Khaliq.

Congratulations Father Dease!

School of Law alum Mary Beckey and outgoing president Father Dennis Dease pose for a photo with the Iustitia et Lex award.

School of Law alum Mary Beckey and outgoing president Father Dennis Dease pose for a photo with the Iustitia et Lex award.