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Views of Election 2012 from Senator Durenberger: The Value of Democracy

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.
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International Perspective: Business Ethics

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.
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MBA Student Profile: Ryan Cathcart

When Ryan Cathcart talked about his experience during the Full-time program, he kept it simple: “it’s been great so far. More than anything, I love the people here. The faculty and staff are great, but I especially love the relationships I’ve been able to build with my classmates and the tight community within the program.” He values close relationships—especially with his family.
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Cheers: UST Student Named Finalist in Entrepreneurship Contest

University of St. Thomas student, BreAnna Fisher, is one of six regional finalists who will compete in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Chicago. Fisher is the only student from Minnesota nominated for the 2012 competition.
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Happy Halloween: May the force not force you

Recently while teaching a class, technical difficulties developed with the audio in the room after I launched a YouTube video of the VW commercial with the kid dressed as Darth Vader. While fiddling with wires, I realized the class was still engaged in the video. The story in the images works even without the synchronous Star Wars music because of the many symbolic elements...
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Skyline Exhibits: Wins Outstanding Innovator Award

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) announced recently that Skyline Exhibits has won their coveted Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. The OCI is the only global innovation award that recognizes companies for demonstrating sustained and quantifiable success in developing new products and services.
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Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience

The Center for Ethical Business Cultures launched the landmark book chronicling the history of corporate responsibility in the United States. The launch of the book provides scholarly research into how American business, government and civic leaders over the last few hundred years have sought to answer the question, “for whom and what purpose does business exist?”
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Fowler Business Concept Challenge: Coach app wins first place

Aaron Engler’ won first place on the graduate level of the fourth annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge, earning a $10k scholarship award for his business concept: "Coach app" Coach app's idea is to provide chain restaurants with a mobile business intelligence system that aggregates all the pertinent information they need to know to optimize their resurces.
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Evening MBA: I Feel Good About Pursuing This MBA

Not sure about what you've gotten yourself into with this MBA thing? You're not alone. KJ Brooke, a veteran of the southern California hospitality business and is in her last year of an MBA program, defends with intelligence and wit why she has made the right choice.
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MSA Scholarship Fund: Established and Celebrated

Members of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Alumni Committee, MSA alumni, faculty and staff gathered at the 8th Street Grill on September 25th to celebrate the results of the first MSA Alumni Scholarship Fund drive.
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CEBC: Restoring Integrity to Our Financial System

What do we need to understand about failures in the private sector as well as in regulation of our complex financial system? What dynamic undercut stated commitments to ethics and corporate responsibility? The Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) invites you to reflect on the lessons and insights on the banking and financial crisis gleaned by Joe Nocera, one of America’s leading business journalists and a regular columnist for the New York Times.
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Master’s Pub: Moms Make the World Go ‘Round

Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Megan Tamte, co-founder and CEO of Hot Mama. Hot Mama is a chain of clothing boutiques catering to contemporary, fashion-loving moms.
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Joint Class Discussions: Integrated Curriculum in Action

First year Full-time UST MBA students had an interesting joint class discussion this week. This class is a great example of the integrated nature of the Full-time UST MBA Program. Through case discussions where the different areas of the business are explored, our students are trained to consider all aspects of the business that has to be in sync for a company to maintain their competitive advantage.
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Master’s Connection: Why Quitters Win

A healthy group of more than 50 people attended the Master’s Connection event this morning from a wide range of industries and focuses. The presenter, Nick Tasler, an internationally acclaimed author and thought leader. Tasler's approach to decision making has helped leaders across the globe think more strategically and act more decisively.
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Corporate Responsibility: Doing Good While Doing Well

Can a company be profitable and a good corporate citizen? General Mills is writing a chapter in this story, having recently been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the “Most Reputable Company in America” for its work in corporate citizenship, products and services, governance and leadership.
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Healthy Minnesota: Community-Driven Initiatives

What started as a health care policy class last spring for Health Care UST MBA students Laura Templin-Howk and Tina Morey, culminated September 28, 2012, in the Healthy Minnesota: Communities in Action Poster Session and Forum showcasing 40 examples of why Minnesota continues to lead the nation in healthcare innovation.
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Fowler Follow-up: Michael + Susan Wuollett – Protégé Biomedical

In 2010, husband-and-wife team Michael and Susan Wuollett, ’10 M.B.A. entered their idea for the Styptic Fibrin Bandage (a product that rapidly stops bleeding in minor cuts and other wounds), into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. They took first place and received so much encouragement from the judges that they decided to pursue the business idea.
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Alumna Profile: A Multi-Faceted View of Ann Bray ’10 M.B.A.

How do you build a satisfying, robust career in a rapidly changing world? Ann Bray would tell you to never stop learning. Bray’s M.B.A. adds a business perspective to a career already shaped by education and experience in health care and law.