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This Memorial Day weekend marks graduation for the UST MBA Class of 2013. This group has numerous successes to celebrate besides the end of long study sessions, classroom lectures and finals. Many of the 2013 grads will embark on a new journey with organizations such as Deloitte, Thrivent Financial, Disney Corporation, and Ecolab Inc. Others have chosen to continue on the entrepreneurial path with start-ups and family businesses.
More than eight of 10 St. Thomas faculty, staff and students who responded to the campus climate survey earlier this year expressed satisfaction with the university and the way it is operated. There were overall favorable responses between 58 and 84 percent in seven theme areas, and 40 percent of faculty, staff and students completed all or part of the survey.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas since 2008, will retire from her position on June 30, 2014. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president-elect, said she will launch a national search this fall for Huber’s successor.
The collegiate all-stars, led for the seventh year by John Barron, the director of the university’s Service Center, will compete against elite and professional racers June 12-16. One of the six races in the grand prix, a time trial — known as the “race of truth” — will roll past campus on Mississippi River Boulevard on the morning of Wednesday, June 12.
The graduates of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity will be ordained by Archbishop John Nienstedt at the Cathedral.
St. Thomas dedicated the Murray J. Harpole Legacy Fountain on Monday during a ceremony on John P. Monahan Plaza outside the Anderson Student Center. The fountain is a gift from Pentair Ltd. and five current or former directors of the company in honor of the late Harpole, its founder and first chief executive officer.
May is Small Business Month, and entrepreneurs everywhere face uphill battles with funding, the economy, hiring and affordability in the effort to get their businesses off the ground. The website NerdWallet sifted through the factors that matter to small business owners to determine which cities are the best for those hoping to start a business and Minneapolis made the national top 10.
Lisa Weier wrapped up her Rome Catholic Studies semester by dancing to “L’amore Verrá” with a classmate and their teacher, “a sassy and confident Italian woman named Marta.” Weier writes about the experience – one of many great memories of her semester in Rome – today in The Scroll.
The announcement includes interdepartmental moves of important programs and services such as: the Tutor Mentor, Literacy Connections and Early College Awareness programs, the Community Engagement Network, and UST’s Institutional Review Board.
Recently, on the Twin Cities blog, Leadership and Community, Janine Fugate shared some thoughts on how we look at nonprofit business. She mentioned a TEDTalk by Dan Pallotta, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong.” We asked Ann Johnson, director of UST’s Center for Nonprofit Management to share her thoughts on the topic.
You have been kind beyond description – to me and to St. Thomas. I will forever carry fond memories of those kindnesses, which I know were borne out of a genuine desire to make this a better university and to help us provide the best possible education for our students.
St. Thomas is one step closer to becoming a tobacco-free campus on Jan. 1, 2014. The President’s Staff has endorsed the tobacco-free concept and a committee will work out an implementation plan before returning to the President’s Staff this fall for final approval.
Dease, who retires next month, thanked faculty and staff for “making the St. Thomas culture so really, really special.”
Projects are scheduled late May through the end of August.
A printed supplement of the 2013 digital online Aquinas yearbook will be available for purchase for $25 this summer.
Undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 25.
The award is co-sponsored by the St. Thomas-based Center for Ethical Business Cultures.