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Dr. Fred Zimmerman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Minnesota Business Magazine

University of St. Thomas Campus News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:06pm

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of engineering at the University of St. Thomas, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Minnesota Business magazine’s Minnesota Manufacturing Awards program in Minneapolis.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman

The award is presented “to an individual who has made major accomplishments in Minnesota’s manufacturing industry and contributed to the advancement of the industry for at least 20 years.”

Zimmerman has held engineering and management positions at IBM, Control Data and National Computer Systems and has served on the boards of directors of 14 corporations. In 1985, he helped to found the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering.

“For decades, Fred has been a force and voice of manufacturing and engineering in the state,” said Dr. Don Weinkauf, dean of the St. Thomas School of Engineering. “Today, nearly one in 10 students at St. Thomas is pursuing an engineering degree as part of the program he helped found nearly 30 years ago. His lifetime achievements have left an enduring legacy for the people of Minnesota.”

Zimmerman is the author of dozens of professional, technical and newspaper articles and has published three books: From Riches to Rags at a Time of Prosperity (2011); Manufacturing Works: The Vital Link Between Production and Prosperity (2002, co-authored with former St. Paul Pioneer Press business editor Dave Beal); and The Turnaround Experience: Real-World Lessons in Revitalizing Corporations.

Music performances scheduled for Saint Mary’s Family Weekend

Saint Mary's University Campus News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:42pm
WINONA, Minn. — Two public student performances—a jazz concert and a choir and band performance — highlight Saint Mary’s University’s upcoming Family Weekend. • Saint Mary’s University’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One launch another great season 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Figliulo Recital Hall, under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven. From familiar [&hellip

1971 Alumnus Named Archbishop of Chicago

University of St. Thomas Campus News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:21pm

Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich, a 1971 St. Thomas alumnus, has been named the new archbishop of Chicago by Pope Francis.

The appointment was announced Saturday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Cupich, 65, will be installed Nov. 18 as the ninth archbishop of Chicago. He succeeds Cardinal Francis George.

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Cupich

— Archdiocese Chicago (@archchicago) September 20, 2014

Cupich, an Omaha, Nebraska, native, is one of nine children and a grandson of Croatian immigrants. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. Thomas and went on to study at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from The Catholic University of America.

He was ordained to the Archdiocese of Omaha in 1975, became bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1998 and was named bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, in 2010.

Cupich chairs the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe and is a former chair of the Committee on Protection of Children and Young People.

Chicago is the third-largest diocese in the United States with 2.3 million Catholics. Outside of Minnesota, Chicago is home to the largest concentration of St. Thomas alumni (1,700) in the country.

Read more about his appointment in The New York Times.

Bishop Blase Cupich gets Bears gear: ‘I’m going to love this city.’

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 22, 2014

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