At last we’ve reached the end of our Opus Magnum top ten countdown for 2012, and the #1 post of the year was our look at Celebrity Endorsements: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, by Susie Eckstein. The post took a close look at all the potential outcomes of a celebrity endorsement deal with some great examples, and lots of videos to watch.
The first “real” photos I took, with even a bit of photo knowledge in my head, were on T-Max 400 black and white film for The Aquin and The Aquinas yearbook. For the next three years black and white was all I shot as I learned how not to make a complete fool of myself with a camera.
This week Opus Magnum is rounding out our list of the ten most popular posts from 2012. Today we’re down to #4. This post is another long-time favorite from our Jargon Genesis series – the final Jargon Genesis post in the top ten – explaining the history of the term, “Throw in the Towel,” which actually originated as “throwing in the sponge.”
As the new year starts off, we’re counting down the ten most popular posts on Opus Magnum from 2012. Today we’re at #5, a fitting post for the new year, too if you’re sitting there in your office and wondering where your job/career may take you in 2013. We asked Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., “What is meaningful work?”
Before my grandfather died, I said to him that someday I would write a book about our family. I’m not sure that the book on meaningful work that I recently began will turn out to be the book he was expecting, but I would like to think he would recognize its origins.
There is a great need for social entrepreneurship with the goal of developing economical and robust systems that provide fresh water and electricity. The engineering challenges are significant but surmountable. It simply takes will and funding.
What about setting an officewide New Year’s resolution to make some changes in 2013? Whether you work for a small start-up or a multi-national corporation, here are some ideas to help get your resolution started.
Looking for a super-local gift idea this season? Maybe you can find a something from the artist sitting next to you in class. UST MBC student Dave Dougherty’s follow-up to his first album, Sometimes, All Time, is here.
A team of three St. Thomas accounting students, Diana Matveychuk, Erin Moore, and Robert Polacek recently completed a project to assist a local nonprofit organization with an accounting project. Benefits include improvement of balance, increase of core strength, development of self-confidence and improvement of social skills.
Sue Warner describes how Walmart is a good partner for her community in Brooklyn Center. It’s helping stabilize the local economy, create much-needed jobs, and help redevelop even more retail in the overall Shingle Creek Crossing project.
There is nothing like a foot of snow to turn Tommies into roving Good Samaritans, Doug Hennes writes today in The Scroll. He cites three thank-you notes written about students whose good deeds helped neighbors deal with the nasty weather and, in the process, spread “the true Christmas spirit” and inspired a girl to act with kindness toward others.
Simple blades of prairie grass silhouetted in the moments before night. The exultation of an improbable victory. A firm touch as a final goodbye. We’ve picked these moments, and the others you see here, from the more than 5,000 we collected in 2012 as our best of the year.
What exactly is a social entrepreneur? To Dr. Mark Spriggs, director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship isn’t narrowly defined. The social challenges and problems we face today are complex, and won’t be solved by one approach.
Traves Lundberg has a special place in Dave Nimmer’s heart. He brews a perfect cup of coffee in Coffee Bené in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, and he loves fishing. As a result, Dave calls Traves a “five-day-a-week Christmas present” today in The Scroll.
After the killing of so many children and their teachers, our human journey is at a crossroads where our intentions – beautiful and transcendent, compassionate and caring, loving and forgiving, intelligent and thoughtful – continue to retreat in confusion and horror from the enormous evil we can and will inflict upon one another. For Bruce Kramer, Sandy Hook is personal.
Check out Gail Rosenblum’s column in the Star Tribune describing some very thoughtful and enterprising students in our ENTR 200 “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” course. The student project, “Love Your Melon” fits our mission of using business knowledge and skills to help make our world a better place.