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Jargon Genesis: Pomp and Circumstance

With commencement ceremonies for the university taking place last weekend, it got us thinking about the genesis of some of the traditions that take place at graduations around the world. Many of you had the...
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Where One Road Ends, Another Begins

Tomorrow is my graduation day at the University of St. Thomas! Congratulations to my fellow MBA graduates. We did it! What an amazing three years it has been. When I started this journey back in 2008, I...
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Speak Up Using Social Media

I have a Twitter account, but at times—like many others—I don't use it or really gain that much value from the steady flow of tweeted headlines, "5 tips for blah blah blah" and banal updates on what's for...
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Lynn Casey honored for Career Achievement

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's 14th Annual Women in Business Awards publication was released late last week.  Lynn Casey, CEO and Chairwoman of public relations firm Padilla Speer Beardsley...
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UST MBA alumna leads top Twin Cities clinic

Not many of our MBA graduates can say they once dreamed of being a Rockette.  While Health Care UST MBA alumna Donna Block never achieved that particular dream, her medical degree and MBA have enabled her...
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Before the Bundt pan: A short history of Nordic Ware

As discussed in a previous post, being the baker I am, I’m a huge fan of the Bundt pan.  When I heard about a talk being given by Dorothy and Jennifer Dalquist of Nordic Ware, I jumped at the chance to...
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To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

UST finals begin tomorrow. How do you study and how successful are you at taking tests? A New York Times article reviewed a report that compared students’ study methods.  Students who read the material...
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Squishy Circuits Teach Electrical Innovation

For Friday, something a little off-topic but showing other areas of innovation here at UST. I've been working on finishing my basement for a few months now. We started essentially with a blank slate and the...
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Jargon Genesis: Trump

This week’s Bloomberg Businessweek published a long and rather unflattering article on Donald Trump, his life, wealth, and potential for US presidential candidacy. Don’t stop reading here! I have no...
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One Day Only: Dean Puto Suspends the Dress Code!

I guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh,...
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The Dreaded Blank Page

Even for the most seasoned writer, there may be nothing more daunting than starting to write… particularly when faced with a looming deadline and absence of an idea from which to begin. What you are reading...
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For Part-Time MBAs, a Full-Size ROI

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek discussed the return-on-investment (ROI) of the part-time MBA, something I am often asked about.   It is a very important question that should be asked by every...
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What Makes "A Real Education?"

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will...
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Do you slurp your soup?

Many people pursue an MBA degree to help them find a new career.  Evening UST MBA alumna Elizabeth Craig has made a career out of helping people find new careers. Author of the award-winning Don't Slurp...
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The Necessary Pinnacle of the Graduate Experience

I believe that there is a unique aspect to the study abroad program for working professionals enrolled in the Evening UST MBA program—the study abroad experiences were the necessary pinnacle of the graduate experience for the working MBA student.