Division of Student Affairs of the University of St. Thomas
June 13, 2013
A Word from Vice President Canney
Health Services Update
A Word from Vice President Canney
Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends,
Rev. Dennis Dease is completing his 22 year tenure as president of the university at the end of this month. We are grateful for his many contributions and dedicated leadership. The students held a beautiful celebration in his honor on the Monahan Plaza in May.
President-elect Julie Sullivan is on her way to Minnesota from the University of San Diego. We look forward to seeing her in July. Stay tuned, as we roll out events for you to join us as we welcome her!
We are greeting our new class of 2017 in July during Orientation and Registration. We are certainly looking forward to seeing your students when they return for another academic year. Be sure to mark your calendar for Family Weekend, September 27-29, 2013. Preparations for a grand series of events is underway.
Have a wonderful summer!
Jane Canney, Ed.D.
Career Development Center, (651)962-6761
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 123
Your student can make the most of the summer months while away from St. Thomas. The time away from school provides an opportunity to explore major fields, research career options, arrange meetings to interview or shadow professionals in the workplace and develop experience through employment or volunteering. As students progress through their years at St. Thomas, it is important that they begin to build a resume and establish a network to aide them in their readiness for an internship and job upon graduation. Encourage your student to move their career direction to the next level. Ideas for resources and services available can be found on the Career Development Center website. Appointments and pop-in hours are available throughout the summer by calling (651)962-6761.
If your student is seeking part-time or full-time employment or internship opportunities remind them to use Tommie Careers, the employment postings for UST students and alumni. They can log on with their UST student account information.
If your student's plan is to study abroad in fall 2013 we encourage them to make full use of services over the summer months.
Heath Services Update
Student Health Insurance
Below are key elements that you may want to explore before deciding whether your student remain on your family plan, participate in the university-sponsored health insurance plan or access the insurance exchange.
Highlights of the 2013-2014 University of St. Thomas-sponsored health insurance plan administered by Aetna Student Health include:
More details about the 2013-2014 Aetna Student Health Insurance will be mailed to your home this summer. Additional information will be available soon on the UST Health Services website. Online enrollment will open via UST Murphy Online beginning in July with an effective date until August 15, 2014. For additional questions, please contact the UST Student Health Insurance Office at (651)962-6752 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for the summer
Your student is going to be home more for the summer! It can be a wonderful, yet challenging time for families. The transition of another adult in the household for three months of 'togetherness' requires communication on all sides. Here are some tips:
Enjoy your time together!
Dates to Remember
2013-2014 Academic Calendar: http://www.stthomas.edu/calendars/2013-14-undergraduate/
For further information please contact
Sr. Sharon Howell, CSJ, assistant dean of students and parent liaison
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