2013 Opus Distinguished Speaker Robert Safian said that MBA programs should prepare students for the real world, and that the outcome of education should be learning how to learn. Sounds simple, writes Diana Cohen in this event recap, but this requires a robust curriculum and engaged faculty and students. It was a timely message to students, staff and faculty.
Speakers are Dr. David Andow from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Christopher Thompson from the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Data shows the semiannual survey of 50 commercial real estate industry leaders correctly predicted this year’s higher rents, occupancy rates and the cost of building materials.
St. Thomas announces a new tobacco-free campus policy beginning Jan. 1 for the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Student groups will hold celebration from noon to 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in Scooter’s.
More than 300 undergraduate and graduate business students attended the Fall Career Opportunity Fair last week with 53 companies from a wide variety of industries participating. MBA, software engineering, masters of business communication, accountancy and a staggering number of junior and senior undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines proudly displayed the UST brand.
MPD reported an unidentified victim was robbed by an unknown suspect on the 1100 block of Harmon Place between 11:41 and 11:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Researchers predict $837 in household holiday spending, the highest found by University of St. Thomas marketing professors in the 12 years of their spending-intent survey.
Two icons of the ’60s and ’70s faced off at St. Thomas and Tom Couillard ’75 was there to see it.
Tekne Awards are given annually by the Minnesota High Tech Association in honor of companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and around the world. STEPS, which is short for Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls, won in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education division.
Steffan Johnson ’07 M.B.A. shares the themes that have stuck out in his international business career when it comes to communication.
A St. Thomas junior suffered a minor injury early Sunday in his St. Paul home when he was grazed in the wrist by a stray bullet fired during a police chase.
Seniors Samali Mutazindwa and Netsanet Negussie, and Mathew Vicknair ’13 are working to bring their program, Maysha, which means “life” in Swahili, to underserved communities in East Africa. The program will focus on health care literacy and malaria intervention.
Four of the 16 films shown at the film festival were produced by St. Thomas students.
When focused on your job search, networking is where the action is. More than 85% of jobs are found through conversations at parties, professional organizational meetings or over a cup of coffee. An informational interview takes the pressure out of these settings and provides an atmosphere where questions and conversations are welcome.
About a dozen stolen instruments included two trombones and a guitar from St. Thomas.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is Nov. 25. The LDCW Book Club is accepting donations for purple hand-crocheted butterflies to be worn throughout November; collected funds will benefit the Alexandra House for battered women.
Expressions of interest from full-time faculty should be received no later than Monday, Nov. 25.
This week’s notes feature faculty and staff Sarah Armstrong, Massimo Faggioli, Thomas Hickson, Matthew Kent, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Jeri Rockett, James Rogers, Kevin Theissen, and students Malia Foster, Jacob Frahm, Nicholas Hermann and Crystal Pomerleau.
The Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2013 recently released its annual report on international enrollment and U.S. students who study abroad during college.
In any given week St. Thomas offers a wide range of workshops to members of its community. Still there were many aspects of the Howard Ross workshop on Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Leadership that set it apart.