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The iCollege

If Governor Pawlenty’s dream comes true, freshmen 20 years from now will just log on to iCollege, enter their credit card information and absorb all the insights, expertise and knowledge of several thousand years of human history.
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Jargon Genesis: Pushing the Envelope

When I previously considered the phrase, “pushing the envelope,” I assumed its origin had something to do with seeing how much one could fit into a paper envelope. I pictured an eager administrative assistant stuffing an envelope full and then adding one more piece of paper, really “pushing the envelope.”
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Vuvuzela Buzz Dominates World Cup, Irritates Viewers

These instruments are becoming big business around the world. As a plastic toy they are cheap to produce but demand--at least at the world cup--is great enough that they are selling for comparatively high prices.
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Jargon Genesis: Swag

Quiz time. What’s the best part about going to a job fair? No, not the prospect of gainful employment. It’s the swag! I was once given a year’s supply of multi-vitamins from a pharmaceutical company at the end of a job fair; they didn’t want to haul the cargo back home.
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Twin Cities residents volunteer more

More than 900,000 metro residents, in city and suburb, volunteered an average of 44 hours a year in 2009, according to the annual report by the federal agency overseeing national service programs. And, the benefits of volunteering for your job search are endless.
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Minneapolis: Host of the 2020 Summer Olympics?

Minneapolis has been cited as one of the top 5 candidate cities for 2020, and the organizing committee can learn from New York City (2012) and Chicago’s (2016) recent unsuccessful bids.
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Servant Leadership and YouTube

The recent ICSI Colloquium on innovation and quality had an outstanding array of presentations. Perhaps one of most interesting and unusual was the keynote address by David Shulkin, MD, who is both a professor of medicine and CEO of a major hospital in New Jersey.
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What do a business school and a rock concert have in common?

Enter a drawing to win tickets to Rock the Garden 2010. While the concert has been sold out for weeks, you can be entered in a drawing to win one of several pairs of tickets from the Opus College of Business. Go to our Facebook Opus College of Business Fan page or USTBusiness on Twitter for more information.
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Mass mingling: are you connecting?

Social media and mobile communications are fueling a MASS MINGLING that defies every cliché about diminished human interaction in our ‘online era’.
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Bike Walk Week and Bike Sharing Launch

The nation’s largest bicycle sharing program will launch in Minneapolis on Bike Walk to Work Day. Nice Ride Minnesota, the non-profit created to operate bike sharing, will hold a launch celebration on Thursday, June 10th at Central Library.
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Appraising the reappraisal of the MBA

It's good to question the value of expensive business school programs. But if you are looking for the best innovators in this field, look beyond the top-tier players.
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Ethics and the Gulf oil disaster

Corporations spend millions on assuring the public that they are helping the environment and/or acting as ethical citizens. But can a company really have a conscience?
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Jargon Genesis: “Think Outside the Box”

Remember all the magical worlds you created inside those enormous refrigerator boxes when you were a kid? And much of the world’s greatest creative expression happens within the rectangular confines of a canvas or pieces of parchment! Why then, the emphasis on “thinking outside the box?” Where did that come from?
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Thinking outside the (Mentos) box

Remember that fad a few years ago where you could drop Mentos in a bottle of Diet Coke and it would shoot up a geyser? Well, it's back. USA Today's On Deadline says "Mentos mixed with Coke Zero offers [a] new clean fuel alternative."
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Four rules for ethical business leaders

Commencement address by George W. Buckley at the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
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Dr. Jay Ebben Wins 2010 Hays Award

Ebben is the first winner of the newly instituted Julie Hays Teaching Award. “Both in and out of the classroom, there is a genuine ‘student first’ mentality with Jay that fosters academic and professional growth to the highest degree.”
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UST MBA Team Wins ACG Cup

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) has announced the winning teams of the 2010 ACG Cup. This year’s competition included a record 1,200 MBA students from 115 business schools.
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New Details on the future of Twin Cities Light Rail

Will the growing light rail be bringing more passengers downtown anytime soon? Well it will definitely be a while before anyone from St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Edina, Minnetonka, or Eden Prairie area climbs aboard a train for their daily commute.
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The origins of the “Deadline”

It sounds a little morbid, right? Well after some online research – not utilizing Wikipedia – I have discovered the most likely origin of the term.
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Speed Networking: Make 18 new business connections in 90 minutes

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just want to expand your professional contacts, the Minnesota American Marketing Association’s upcoming Speed Networking event provides a great opportunity to meet dozens of marketing and advertising professionals.