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Nash Finch’s Alec Covington: High school graduate turned CEO

Like Apple’s Steve Jobs, Nash Finch CEO Alec Covington climbed the corporate ranks after completing only a high school degree. On Friday, November 19, the UST Retail Club hosted Mr. Covington for its CEO Luncheon Event, "Navigating the Recession and Coming Out Ahead."
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Is a “Contemporary Translation” Smart?

Unless you know the author personally, and have been scientifically proven to be a better writer than the originator, it’s probably best not to attempt a direct “translation” of a major work or seminal document.
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Small token? Big impact.

I was recently touched by an inspirational act of one of our full-time faculty members in the classroom and thought it worthy of noting in this forum to give you a glimspe of the great people and things going on here at UST.
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Jargon Genesis: Champing at the Bit

Dr. Michael Porter recently informed us that “chomping at the bit” is, in fact, incorrect when referring to being impatient or anxious.
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Master’s Pub: “This is Twins Territory”

Patrick Klinger, vice president of marketing for the Minnesota Twins, and Charlie Callahan from Periscope, talked about the baseball team’s extremely successful “This is Twins Territory” advertising campaign at a recent Master’s Pub.
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How did China Avoid the Economic Freefall?

It has been very interesting to see so many of the major cities of China and see how much growth has taken place here. There are so many new skyscrapers! I know that this growth is not reflected across the whole country, but still while other countries have struggled during the recession, China has charged ahead.
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Reporting from Taipei

I'm writing this from my hotel in downtown Taipei, just a few kilometers from the tallest building in Asia, Taipei 101.
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International Student Perspectives

Today I am at the World MBA Tour fair in Shanghai. I met some great students in Beijing and thought now that it would be useful to share some student perspectives on the UST MBA program.
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Travelogue: The Chinese Dichotomy

Throughout the next week admissions staffer Clark Gregor will be visiting Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong. Along the way he will be posting a few thoughts about business in China.
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Student Profile: Matthew Bruch

When it came time for Matt Burch to decide if he should pursue his MBA, he remembered his father’s advice that he should always “do his best.” Thus, with a wife and a new baby and a demanding position with HCMC, Matt began his MBA at the University of St. Thomas.
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Jargon Genesis: Résumé

In French, résumé is both a verb, the past participle of résumer (to summarize), and a noun (a summary).
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Ready, Set, Read!

First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
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Redefining Our Educational Journey

Like all things, the MBA program does eventually end; however, the learning doesn't have to, nor should it, really. Fortunately, our opportunities for life-long learning are quite endless these days.
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Fowler Challenge Awards more than $65,000 in Scholarships

Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of UST students across campuses and colleges, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge asks students to develop a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business.