The Fowler Business Concept Challenge provides scholarships to students with great business plans for their startups. While the Fowler Business Concept Challenge is named in honor of its first benefactor, Fowler is not the only successful entrepreneur to give to the challenge. Each year, graduate and undergraduate students’ business plans are presented to a panel of judges who are established business professionals.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While there has been some progress, Lisa Waldner reminds us that there is still a lot of work to do to change the culture of bullying – especially in Minnesota.
Employee benefits enrollment for 2014 begins Friday, Nov. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. This is the only time during the year when employees can make changes to their benefits without a “qualifying event” (also known as a change in status). Elections made during this enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Orientation and registration sessions will be conducted nine times next summer.
Twenty-six employees of the University of St. Thomas were inducted into the Quarter Century Club on Wednesday, Sept. 25, celebrating their 25 years of service to St. Thomas.
President Julie Sullivan will hold a brown bag luncheon on “excellence” on Monday, Nov. 4, and invites members of the St. Thomas community to join her to discuss how to cultivate, foster and enhance excellence at the university.
The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years had its 40th anniversary celebration earlier this month, and Dave Nimmer was present to hear the encouraging words of former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby. Mo Selim, the center’s founder, became ill during the event but is resting comfortably at home these days. Nimmer writes about the evening in The Scroll.
Shapiro is the second of four speakers in this season’s Minnesota Public Radio News Broadcast Journalist Series.
This week’s notes feature faculty Michael Andregg, Catherine Hansen, Jeff Jalkio, David Kelley, Paul Lorah, AnnMarie Thomas, Daniel Tight and Edward Ulrich; staff James Rogers; and engineering students Samuel Johnson and Matthew Schmidtbauer.
The construction of Herrick Hall, completed in 1989, was made possible by a gift from John Herrick ’54. Herrick helped President Julie Sullivan unveil the new signage.
Accounts Payable lists guidelines to make sure important paperwork is not delayed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
UST students Fartun Dirie and Emily Jorgensen won the first- and second-place awards respectively.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law announced Wednesday that it is implementing a tuition freeze for its next incoming class. The school also is switching from a per-credit tuition model to a flat-fee structure.
Assistant professor Dr. Gaston “Chip” Small of the Biology Department has been published in the journal Science, the world’s leading publication for scientific news.
Mark your calendar for this annual celebration and watch for a formal invitation to be sent via campus mail.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, a UST student reported he was approached by Peter Laverne Carter, who has been trespassed from campus several times for attempting to swindle community members. .
Dave Nimmer was impressed last week by the inauguration ceremony for St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan, finding it “crisp and clean, purposeful and passionate, reverent and respectful.” And, as he writes today in The Scroll, Nimmer is equally impressed by the new president and her “attitude, background, candor, determination and focus.”
Dr. Scott Alexander will examine issues raised in Atlantic Monthly’s much-discussed “Which Religion Will Win?” issue.