Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first peer to peer micro lending website, joined the UST Symposium of Social Entrepreneurship to talk about creating an entrepreneurial life. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, one person at a time. Talking with current and aspiring social entrepreneurs at the symposium, Jackley shared the story of how her entrepreneurial life has unfolded.
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to take advantage of consultation with expert UST business faculty (many of whom also are experienced consultants) and highly trained business students – at affordable rates.
The findings of the 11th annual University of St. Thomas Holiday Spending Sentiment Survey were released today. Equipped with 11 years of research data, University of St. Thomas marketing professors find the mood of holiday shoppers is close to pre-recession levels.
Equipped with 11 years of research data, University of St. Thomas marketing professors find the mood of holiday shoppers is close to pre-recession levels.
The four informal concerts feature music by guitarist Joan Griffith and pianist Laura Caviani, the UST Guitar Ensemble, the UST Women’s Choir and the UST String Ensemble.
Every entrepreneur has their own story about the adventure they began when launching a new venture. Megan Tamte, co-founder and CEO of the Hot Mama retail chain shared her story with a full house of graduate business students and alumni at a recent Master’s Pub event.
MBA programs have come under fire from many directions in recent times. Depending on the source, MBA students are alleged to be overly analytical “lone wolves” who do not work well in teams, lacking in the so-called soft skills that build interpersonal relationships, and willing to compromise on shady ethical principles to sustain profits and market dominance.
“It’s increasingly important that business leaders are aware of other cultures and are able to understand and appreciate the differences; both in the way we communicate, and the way we do our jobs.” Patrick Fogarty, an undergraduate alumnus form the University of St. Thomas, shares his main lessons from his study abroad class.
Due to an increase in popularity of bicycle-pedestrian users, higher educational institutions (including The University of St. Thomas) are promoting more bicycle-pedestrian (bike-ped) transportation courses on campus for those wishing to bike to and from campus.
The annual tradition will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year while it’s usual host, Orchestra Hall, undergoes construction.
The College of Education, Leadership and Counseling and the Office of Academic Affairs will host a reception for Dr. Bruce Kramer from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Opus Hall, Rooms 201-202, on the Minneapolis campus. A brief program will begin at 4 p.m.
Nothing was as devastating to representative government in the last four years as U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s pledge that his party would make President Obama a one-term president. The 2010 elections appeared to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tactic, but the elected and the Republican presidential primary showed Americans something different. Dividing America rhetorically served to divide us as family and as community. That’s just not who we are.
The event will include an opportunity for St. Thomas seniors to learn about the John Ireland Scholarship, which provides a full scholarship for full-time graduate studies in theology.
For many regular fairgoers, a stop at the corn roast stand is a must. But when it first appeared 28 years ago, it was a slightly harder sell. “We gave away a lot of free samples the first year. People had never seen roasted corn before. Also, when we first started, no one wanted burnt kernels. Now, they ask for them,” Ribar says.
As the deadlines for B-school applications are approaching, you’re probably working on your application and thinking… how can I stand out (in a good way) to get a spot in the class?
Junior Fartun Dirie’s research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these “mental maps,” she seeks to understand local Somalis’ view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities’ landscape.
The international online research journal is published by the University of St. Thomas in conjunction with Graduate Programs in Music Education.
Learn about the minor and how it can enhance a student’s major.
For 37 years the Green Bay, Wis., native primarily taught American literature, including the novel since Word War II. He served under three university presidents, and also coached tennis.
The campaign season comes to an end today and no matter your politics, there are some lessons to be learned.
The chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority talks about balancing different interests and the possibility of a retractable feature.
The Center for Ethical Business Cultures’ recent Members Roundtable – An International Perspective on Business Ethics – featured a lively presentation from 3M’s Istanbul-based Ray Eby, director of compliance & business conduct for the company’s western & central east European regions. Eby argued compliance risk can arise from a company’s strategic plan as well as from conflicts of interest.
A reception for the longtime St. Thomas faculty member will be held Monday, Nov. 12. One of his best-known compositions is “On Eagles’ Wings.”