Opus College of Business

David Deeds

Outside Consultant Features David Deeds

On Sunday, August 21, David Deeds, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Deeds' advice for ...
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A New Way to Play the Game

When Matt Ames ’07, Colin Mihm ’11 and Stuart Lombardo ’13 first discovered bubble soccer – a game that was already popular in Australia – the three entrepreneurs and lifelong friends did some quick research an...
2016 Eureka Wins

Eureka! Eureka! Eureka! Eureka!

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and Opus College of Business showed very well at the 2016 Eureka! Awards last night. Each year the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal sets out to find the most innovate...
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in May.
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World Cafe Event Brings Students Together for Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Classes from the departments of Business, Theology, Sociology, Justice and Peace Studies (JPST), Biology, and Health and Human Performance all gathered at the end of April to discuss HIV and AIDS, and how they could work together to have more effective and well-rounded approaches to solving problems.
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Hacking Social Change

Puppy parties. Matchmaking apps. Game shows.These are just a few of the creative ideas generated by leaders from more than 40 nonprofit organizations and social enterprises at the Schulze School of Entrepre...
Mark Spriggs

Outside Consultant Features Mark Spriggs

On Sunday, May 15, Mark Spriggs, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Spriggs' a...
Alec Johnson

Alec Johnson Awarded Julie Hays Teaching Award

On Friday, May 13, Alec Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, was awarded the Julie Hays Teaching Award. The award, given each year in honor of Dr. Julie Hays, recognizes a faculty member who...
Students walk past The Arches amidst trees covered in pink blossoms April 26, 2016.

St. Thomas Making Headway in Bid to Become Ashoka Changemaker Campus

Since early last year, a small team of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students has been taking steps toward earning the special designation granted by Ashoka, a nonprofit and the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world. If all continues to go smoothly, the team is hopeful that St. Thomas will be designated a Changemaker Campus in early 2017.
Hult Prize Winners

Thinking Outside the Huddle

In the midst of Tommie Football's quest for the NCAA Division III national title, four of the players vied for the prestigious Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition with $1 million in seed money on the line. The team won the St. Thomas competition and competed in the global regional competition in March in San Francisco.
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Professional Notes for May 4, 2016

This week's notes feature Consuelo Cavalieri, Paul Gavrilyuk, Hans Gustafson, William Kinney, Donald LaMagdeleine, Thomas Marsh, Lisa Prevette, Chris Santiago, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; graduate student Monica Yaa Habiaa; students from St. Thomas departments of Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice; and alumna Jynette Larshus.
Jay Ebben

Outside Consultant Features Jay Ebben

On Sunday, April 10, Jay Ebben, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Ebben's adv...
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Change Your Life. Change Someone Else’s.

The University of St. Thomas is sending students across the world in hopes that they create meaningful change for some of the world’s poorest people. In January 2017, undergraduate and graduate students will te...
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Professional Notes for March 29, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, Dave Brennan, Cathy Craft-Fairchild, Amy Muse, Sarah Noonan, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; staff member Talia Nadir; and students Andrea Dennis, Pearl Nielson and Victoria Pyron Tankersley.
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Timing, substance and cookie crumbs

In considering opposites in competitive positioning regarding the current field of political candidates, the arguably blighted crop is certainly polarized. Finding direct comparisons in product or service marke...