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St. Thomas Trending Five- Week of May 9th, 2016

1.) Therapy Pets in the Library

It’s a busy time with the end of semester rapidly approaching. It is also a very stressful time with numerous papers to write and tests to study for, however, it’s proven that spending time with animals actually reduces your stress levels. Stop by the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library tonight from 6:00pm-8:00pm to de-stress during your last week of classes and visit with the Therapy Pets. Everyone is welcome!


2.) Thinking Outside the Huddle

Last fall the Tommie Football team dominated the competition in their undefeated run up to the NCAA Division III national championship. Off the field, four of the team’s players combined their knowledge in entrepreneurship, finance, economics and engineering to form their own “special team” and once again competed together for an award. The four teamed up to vie for the Hult Prize, which is the largest student competition in the world where winners receive $1 million in start-up funds and mentorship and advice from the international business community. Check out the full article which captures true team spirit off the field.


3.) Target Insider with Sarah Peterson Post

Sarah Peterson Post is part of Target’s small team who developed Target’s Cartwheel. This revolutionary and innovative app was launched three years ago and have experienced overwhelming success since its launch. Check out the article on the St. Thomas Opus College of Business Master’s Pub event that was recently held where Sarah Peterson Post shared the keys to Cartwheel success and touches on the culture, people and practices.

4.) Meet Archbishop Bernard Hebda

There will be a reception will be held on May 17th at St. Thomas for faculty and staff to meet Archbishop Bernard Hebda, who is the new leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. There will also be a viewing of the Mass of Installation for Archbishop Bernard Hebda at Scooters in the Anderson Student Center on Friday, May 13th from 1:45pm-4:00pm. Join the University community as we welcome him as the ninth archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.


5.) Putting Alarm-Clock Factories Out of Business?

Dr. J. Roxanne Prichard, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Birdie Cunningham, associate director of health and wellness have teamed up to create and launch the University of St. Thomas Center for College Sleep. This is believed to be the first its kind in the United States, and it is a center that brings together two strengths found on a college campus: serious academic research and the programming skills of student-affairs administrators. Check out the full article to see what Dr. J. Roxanne Prichard and Birdie Cunningham have been up to!

Psychology Professor Roxanne Prichard, left, and Birdie Cunningham, right, of the Wellness Center, pose for a portrait in front of Aquinas Hall on April 14, 2016 in St. Paul. The two developed a sleep study for the Sleep Center in the Wellness Center.

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