Make plans for Family Weekend Oct. 5-7
The University of St. Thomas Family Weekend 2007 will be held from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 5-7, on the UST campus.
Here is a schedule of the events planned for this St. Thomas tradition (the schedule is updated frequently, so please visit the Family Weekend Web page for more information):
Friday, Oct. 5
Be sure to stop by so that you can receive the final and complete schedule of events, along with any meal tickets you may have purchased. Even if you aren’t planning on attending any events, stop by the hospitality table to pick up materials provided for all families.
Visit a classroom with your son or daughter. Most regularly scheduled classes are open and you are encouraged to attend them with your student.
As part of the Family Weekend events, guests are invited to a talk by alumnus Ali Selim ’83, writer, producer and director of the award-winning film "Sweet Land," as he shares his insights into producing and directing his first project. The movie was filmed in Minnesota and propelled Selim into national recognition (idea: Watch the movie before the luncheon!).
Cost of First Friday is $25. Register by Friday, Sept. 28, on the Alumni Association Web site. No refunds will be made and no tickets will be sent. Please specify "Family Weekend guest" in the comments section of your registration for special "reserved seating" with other parents. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the First Friday Luncheon Series, contact UST Alumni Association, (651) 962-6430.
In light of the abundant use of electronic communications devices, how do we build and sustain interpersonal relationships in community? Join UST parents and staff members in a discussion regarding electronic communities – from gaming to MySpace to Facebook.
Join staff and students from Multicultural Student Services and the Office of International Student Services for a Family Weekend reception.
Visit as many as six galleries in a few hours! Meet the artists, listen to music and enjoy refreshments. Getting from gallery to gallery is easy – just hop one of four buses that will travel continuously between the campuses. The event is free and open to the public. Check out the official Fall Art Tour Web site.
Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit, reporting hourlong documentaries throughout the year and presenting in-depth series on the most important ongoing and breaking news stories for all major CNN programs.
O’Brien joined CNN in July 2003 as the co-anchor of the network’s flagship morning program, American Morning, and distinguished herself by reporting from the scene on the transformational stories that broke on her watch. Her efforts following Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Phuket, Thailand, have earned her numerous awards and critical acclaim.
In 2007, O’Brien garnered a Gracie Allen Award for her reporting from Cyprus on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict as well as her reports from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Also this year, the NAACP honored her with its President’s Award in recognition of her humanitarian efforts and journalistic excellence and she is slated to receive the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay’s 2007 Clara Barton Humanitarian Award. O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and American literature.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Be sure to stop by so that you can receive an updated and complete schedule of events, along with any meal tickets you may have purchased. Even if you aren’t planning on attending any events, stop by the hospitality table to pick up the materials provided for all families.
Meet at the John Ireland statue west of Murray-Herrick Campus Center. This event is sponsored by STAR and the Box Office and Expeditions. A free T-shirt will be given to all participants.
Various lectures are planned regarding technology entrepreneurship, idea validation and opportunity assessment, issues in intellectual property licensing, marketing and sales for early stage companies, networking, and business plans. Tickets are required; for more information or to register, visit the Invention to Venture Web site.
Lectures from some of the most celebrated UST faculty members, including a discussion of the common text.
Join the Parent Network and members of the UST administration for a Family Weekend tradition. Meet Tommie, our mascot, and enjoy the festive atmosphere, good company and great food. Tickets required.
Sunday, Oct. 7
The marathon route passes right by our campus! For more information, visit the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Web site.