Kites

Depth of Field: Kites

Lance Ramm flies a kite on the John P. Monahan Plaza as part of an event celebrating St. Thomas' wind power initiatives and Earth Week April 25.
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Tangled: The Web of Social Media

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.
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Active Service

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.
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Write ‘em up!

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.
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To Share or Not to Share

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?
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Minnesota Spice

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.
Technology

The Scroll: The Pros and Cons of Online Learning and MOOCs

Massive, open online courses (MOOCs) are creating a stir in higher education, and for good reason, says Dave Nimmer. But as advantageous as they may seem on the surface, he still prefers “the lively, interactive nature of a well-taught class” on campus, he writes today in The Scroll – a richness “not always available from a 24-by-20 inch screen, a dozen icons and a blinking cursor.”
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4 Steps for Self-Reinvention, with Cecily Sommers

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.
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The Scroll: Walking to Work

Susan Alexander believes she gets her best ideas – as well a jump-start on her daily tasks – when she walks to work, and she also picks up empty cans and bottles along the way. “My synapses are firing!” she declares. You can read how she pulls all of this off in The Scroll.
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5 Tips to Prepare for an Interview – Inside the Black Box

Applying to business school can be a time consuming process. Many prospective students wonder about the “black box” of the admissions evaluation process, which often not only includes taking the GMAT, writing essays, and completing various application requirements, but an interview with admissions team members as well.
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What do the best corporate blogs do well?

“Is corporate blogging dead?” I hope we all know the answer to that question. And yeah, I was having a little fun with the title. But, the fact remains that 28 percent of Fortune 500 companies have a public blog. Not a bad number. Especially considering we’re talking about the biggest of the big. What about the thousands of other blogs from midsized and small businesses out there? No doubt, those numbers are fairly large.
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Employment Outlook: U.S. Employers Report Steady Hiring Pace

As of December of 2012, Minnesota's unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent, more than 2 percent lower than the national average, and that of most countries. Minnesota's unemployment rate is nearly half of what it was in 2009. This is a positive sign the economy is on the mend, but companies are still treading with caution.
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The Weigh-In: March Madness at Rutgers

The videos showing former Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and emotionally abusing his players were outrageous and disgusting, in large part because they run so counter to the messages we hope our student-athletes learn from intercollegiate athletics.
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Career Link: Sites Worth Searching

Finding available employment opportunities has become much easier than that of the days where scouring the Classifieds was the only option. As there are several websites to choose from, some more reliable than others, it may be best to devise a process to your search.
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Pick a Horse

So what is so controversial in our society with having a husband that is the primary household manager, child-raiser, laundry-doer, and house cleaner? asks Emily Buchanan, '01 M.B.C., senior principal and chair of brand marketing and social engagement at Carmichael Lynch Spong.
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Internship and Career Placement Stats Show Strengthening Economy

As spring creeps slowly into Minnesota, the graduating class of 2013 is looking ahead to limitless opportunities and the list of leading organizations that turn to St. Thomas as a resource for top talent continues to grow. Minneapolis and St. Paul house 12 Fortune 500 companies and Minnesota is home to almost 20. As these leading organizations seek out top talent, the University of St. Thomas continues to be a great source for recruiting.
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Is Leadership a Struggle? UST Fellow Steven Snyder Explains at April 24 Event

It has long been known that experience is the most powerful teacher. Leaders learn and grow when they immerse themselves in challenging situations. Yet, such situations involve considerable risk as well. New strategies must be invented. New paths charted. And leaders must overcome many obstacles – some external and some internal.
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Is The New Pope the CEO of the Catholic Church?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month, you know that a new pope was selected. As a business school at a Catholic University, we wondered how Pope Francis’ challenges as head of the Catholic Church relate to the challenges of any new CEO.
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The Scroll: It’s Impossible Not To

Carol Bruess is seeing a little more foot traffic around her home these spring days, and the visitors are stopping to “oooooo and “ahhhhh” at her Little Free Library. You should check it out, too, she suggests today in The Scroll.