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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.
Luigi Bernardi ('85, MBA) receives the John F. Cade Award for outstanding achievement as an entrepreneur from UST President Dr. Julie Sullivan during the 2015 Entrepreneurship Awards gala in the Schulze Grand Atrium in the School of Law building in downtown Minneapolis on November 19, 2015. Bernardi is president of Aurora Investments LLC, a real estate firm based in Edina. Standing in the background is Michael L. Reger ('00 MBA) president and CEO of Norther Oil & Gas, Inc, and 2014 recipient of the John F. Cade Award.

St. Thomas Honors Alumni Entrepreneurs

St. Thomas alumni have been honored for achievements as entrepreneurs by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship in the Opus College of Business.
MaLLy at A3C - courtesy RECPhilly

Local Music + Entrepreneurship Collide in Atlanta

This is a guest blog from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Artist in Residence, Malik Watkins ’08, stagename: MaLLy. Watkins, along with Sociology major Zander Tsadwa and English major James Mite, attende...
The glowing clock tower of Terrence Murphy Hall is seen against the Minneapolis skyline the night of October 5, 2015.

Opus College of Business Earns National Recognition

The Evening UST MBA program offered by the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is among the best in the country, according to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools 2015 list.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 21, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, John Froula, David Jamieson, Shersten Johnson, David Kelley, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, Angela Senander, William Stevenson, Phil Stoltzfus, AnnMarie Thomas, Artika Tykner and Christian Washburn; and students Jackie Milbrandt (also staff) and Caitlin Woodard.

Almost $60,000 available to Tommie students!

Your chance at $10,000 is right around the corner! This year’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge submission deadline is November 2, and submissions are starting to roll in. The Fowler is for anyone with a busin...
Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.

Clean Slate: Henkel Launches a New U.S. Detergent

When German manufacturing giant Henkel partnered with Walmart to bring its flagship laundry detergent, Persil, to the American marketplace, it knew it needed not only a new brand but an attention-getting marketing campaign to appeal to U.S. consumers.
School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas poses for a studio portrait with light-painted tracks made by LEDs March 3, 2015. Taken for the School of Engineering newsletter. Thomas often explores play concepts as a way of teaching engineering.

Bridging Engineering and Entrepreneurship at UST

Play. Make. Design. Collaborate. AnnMarie Thomas Accepts Dual Appointment in Engineering and EntrepreneurshipFrom presenting at the White House to speaking at Google and Disney, AnnMarie Thomas, Ph.D., is ...
Noah Namowicz '09

Fair Trade: Hard Work for Ownership

Noah Namowicz ’09, is a coffee guy. Drinks it. Sources it. Buys it. Sells it. Lives it.And now, he owns it. Not coffee just at home, but part of the high-end, green (unroasted) coffee importing company he’s...
Freshman Innovation Immersion Award Winners

The Early Entrepreneurs

68 incoming students + 16 mentors + 16 new business ideas + 2 days of training = 68 entrepreneurial-minded students ready to tackle college with creative thinking and problem solving.The inaugural Freshman ...

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Opus College of Business marketing professor Lisa Abendroth studies the power of word-of-mouth marketing.
Dave Roeser

Entrepreneur Turns Empty Warehouse into a Garden

A growing operation is bringing new life to an empty warehouse for an urban farmer in St. Paul. In 2010, Dave Roeser, an entrepreneur with a knack for starting companies, sold three of his four businesses, hold...
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Reverse Elevator Pitch – Tuesday, November 10

You've pitched your company or business idea to investors, but didn't land the funding you were hoping for. You’re not alone. Some studies show less than one percent of venture capital and angel pitches result ...