Tommies are NCAA champs

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team celebrated its first NCAA Division III championship March 29 with a pep fest in Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul. The team finished its 30-3 season by toppling the College of Wooster (Ohio) 78-54 in the final game of the national tournament in Salem, Va., March 19. The score tied an NCAA Division III record for the largest winning margin in a title game.

UST gets new bylaws

The University of St. Thomas’ Board of Trustees recently ap­proved a number of changes in the university’s bylaws to ensure that they reflect current state laws in incorporation, account for modern methods of communication and employ best pro­fessional practices. Changes include: The board chair, vice chair and president shall be nominated by the Board Affairs Committee and elected to five-year terms by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the trustees then in office; the president shall be a Roman Catholic priest, Roman Catholic religious brother or a sister or a Roman Catholic lay person. Previously, the bylaws required a Roman Catholic priest as president. Several Catholic universities have found it necessary to widen presidential searches because of the limited pool of available priests.

Interfaith award to sister

Scion Sister Marge Boyle recently received the 2011 Interfaith Award from the Minneapolis Reform Jewish congregation Temple Israel. The award is given to exceptional leaders who have worked to build bridges, facilitate dialogue and create interfaith understanding with the Jewish community.

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