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Professional Notes for April 30, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.
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Building Peace on Campus

In March nearly 200 University of St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies (JPST) and Opus College of Business (OCB) students gathered for an interdisciplinary dialogue about how they – as business persons, community activists and consumers – could promote responsible business that cultivates a more just and peaceful world.
Undergraduate business students befriended these two boys, Junior and Thomas, during a service trip to Haiti.

From Here to Haiti

Students spent a week in Haiti learning about a way of life starkly different from their own.
Joyce Peppin

Getting the House in Order

House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin's UST MBA allows her to see the connection between successfully running a business and effectively running the state.
Ilos Video

Easier Is Better

Nick Stokman '13 created ilos videos, an easier way for new employees to adjust to the workplace.
Katie Kirchgessner

A Patient Leader

Katie Kirchgessner '03 uses her management skills to oversee clinic personnel at Chicago's Rush University Family Physicians.
Ideas

Design Thinking

Carleen Kerttula, the director of program innovation at the Opus College of Business, discusses moving to a more market-driven and entrepreneurial business model.
FY15 Campus Scenes

Business Courses Available for Displaced Target Team Members

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business announced that, in partnership with Target, it would offer executive education non-degree courses at no charge, as well as reduced tuition in graduate degree programs, to recently displaced Target team members.
Ice Rooster

The Iceman Cometh

Entrepreneur student Robbie Harrell runs a young ice-sculpting company with business partner Cullen Loeffler, a longsnapper for the Minnesota Vikings.
UST School of Law

U.S. News Ranks St. Thomas Graduate Programs

St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are recognized in the annual Best Graduate School rankings published Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.