As a dean, I often hear talk about the “return on investment” from a college education, especially for students majoring in the liberal arts. As an economist, I do not have a particular problem with this concept, so long as the returns on education are measured broadly and completely enough.
To what degree is each of us a good person? Well, researchers of moral psychology want to know not only the degree to which each of us is a good person but also how we generally become good people.
Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
A popular place for undergraduates on a sticky August afternoon in St. Paul might be the trails near the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls or the shady parks around Lake Como. But a summer stroll into Owens Science Hall finds a group of students contemplating some of the deepest mysteries of life.
As a philosophy professor at the University of Scranton, Matthew Meyer integrates the liberal arts for his students much as his St. Thomas professors did for him. “I’m trying to make each of my students a philosopher in the original sense of the word, a lover of wisdom,” he said.
The Dolly Fiterman Collection provides exhibition experience for students.
The University of St. Thomas' Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.
The program is designed to serve a variety of law enforcement and public safety professionals seeking advanced skills and knowledge to become leaders in their fields.
Corey Eakins ’09 M.B.A., director of the Evening UST MBA Program, keeps pace with the busy lives of students.
Entrepreneurs use their personal values, experiences and dreams to inspire others to believe in and commit to their enterprise.
The fast pace of today’s society demands instantaneous information, recognition, and responses. As social media options continue to multiply, and as webs of connections continue to expand, users should begin to contemplate their contribution to the mystic land of social media as well as the contributions made to their own network.
Rick Kupchella, a 20-year veteran of investigative broadcasting on KARE 11 news, spoke at Master’s Pub last Friday night.
Perhaps the most motivating members of our student body are the military veterans who have chosen to earn their degrees after they complete active duty. Whether they choose to begin or continue an undergraduate business degree or pursue an M.B.A. or other graduate business degree, these individuals bring a wealth of experience, deeply held convictions and a great sense of responsibility to their studies.
Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history.
There’s a policy adage that proclaims the world is run by those who show up. In a social media influenced world, it is becoming more about those who “write it up,” regardless of the truth.
According to Facebook’s website, its mission is “to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” But is this really true?
Spiegel has been at National Public Radio since 2003 and has won some of the nation’s top awards for journalism. Her talk is free, but reservations are required.
Head of Swiss Sustainable Development Foundation to Discuss Global, Social Challenges Facing Business April 30
Klaus Leisinger, chair of the Novartis Foundation, will speak at a St. Thomas event marking the 35th anniversary of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.
Minnesota got itself some swagger. Almost as much as our “Minnesota nice” culture, the state's residents are known for being “Minnesota modest.” Arrogance doesn't fit with our Scandinavian roots; flashiness is impossible when there's a foot of snow beneath your stilettos.
St. Thomas alumnus Dr. Joseph Scherer, executive director of the Superintendents’ National Dialogue, will speak at the 16th annual Julian Parker Lecture.
Martha McCarthy ’11 and Emily Pritchard ’11 used their entrepreneurship studies to create the Social Lights.
Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.
Holly Hanson is a clinical program therapist within the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes, a job she has held since Sept. 25, 2012.
The Modern and Classical Languages Department announces that Elementary Chinese I will be offered for the first time at St. Thomas. Spoken Modern Irish Gaelic I also will be offered.
Cecily Sommers, dancer, chiropractor, author, and professional futurist, spoke to a poised audience of over 50 University of St. Thomas alumni, students and staff members this week about the importance of finding your “fit.” Sommers career path has been anything but traditional, leaving several opportunities for self-reinvention.