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‘Rock the Vote’ on Nov. 6

With the election just three weeks away, Dr. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs, encourages students to prepare to vote on Nov. 6 and, in the meantime, to treat with dignity and respect people who may not hold the same opinion as you.
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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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The Scroll: Habitat for Humanity was ‘Win-Win’ Experience for Volunteer

Krissy Schoenfelder had her doubts when friends suggested she should volunteer with a Young Alumni group on a Habitat for Humanity project in a North Minneapolis neighborhood hit by a tornado last year. But the 2009 alumna agreed to participate and found the experience very rewarding, she writes today in The Scroll.
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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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Depth of Field: Eye in the Sky

There's something about being a photographer at St. Thomas that feels just a bit like cheating. You work at an institution that is comprised entirely of beautiful architecture surrounding what is essentially an arboretum.And every few years the place rents you a helicopter.
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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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The Scroll: Now for Something a Little bit Different

As Father Dennis Dease’s final year as president rolls along, Susan Alexander admits she is nervous about the search for her boss’ successor. She writes in The Scroll today that the St. Thomas community will survive – and thrive – during this uncertain time as long as we are open to possibilities, trust each other and remain true to our mission.
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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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The Scroll: Civil Discourse Needed More Than Ever

Dave Nimmer is tired of what he calls the “mean season” of politics, where candidates for public office run ads that, in his words, “stretch the truth” at the least and “trample it” at the worst. He remains hopeful, he writes today in The Scroll, that civility might yet prevail.
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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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My View at 1,000 Feet

Carl Baumgaertner '48 was the photo editor of the Kaydet, the St. Thomas Military Academy yearbook. He snapped the first aerial photo of campus on Dec. 6, 1941, from a J-3 Piper Cub piloted by George Kell, a fellow student who ran the Kaydet's darkroom. St. Thomas has grown and changed since that photo was taken, and those changes have been documented from the sky above campus.
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The Scroll: That’s My School

Martha McCarthy graduated in 2011, but she still feels linked to the St. Thomas community every day and what is happening on campus because of social media and the Web. Sharing that “common bond” is important and exciting, she writes today in The Scroll.
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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.
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Fowler Follow-up: Midwest Tomato Fest

Kamal Mohamed wowed judges at the 2011 Fowler Business Concept Challenge with his highly creative business concept, Midwest Tomato Fest “A tomato fight to fight hunger.”
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What it’s like to be an MBA student: Case Studies

When you’re an MBA student, you soon realize that you now have a new best friend: case studies. Margaret Andrews, Associate Dean of Management Programs at Harvard University, explains how case study discussions are a lot like setting strategy.
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Ethics Month

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) designates September as Ethics Month for its members. This month represents a time to highlight for the greater business community the standards of professional practice those of us in PRSA commit to maintain as members.
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The Scroll: The Perils of Summer Cleaning

Is your office a mess? Susan Alexander long realized hers was just that, and then one day over the summer she wandered into Kris Bunton’s sparkling office and became inspired. Susan returned to her Aquinas Hall office and began what she called a “renovation.” Read about it today in The Scroll.
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The Evening Student Experience: Creativity Class

Class started last week and Lindsey Buhrmann, a student in the Evening UST MBA program, is taking a full load. The Creative Process is one she strongly recommends because innovation is such an important aspect of staying competitive.
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The Scroll: Got Gas?

Carol Bruess, bargain hunter extraordinaire, has discovered a deal almost too good to be true: A 10 percent discount on gasoline at the Sinclair station on Grand Avenue, thanks to the St. Thomas eXpress Card, and they’ll even wash your windows. She exudes about the deal – and the full service – today in The Scroll.
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Healthy Minnesota: Communities in Action

The U.S. health care system is undergoing exciting, radical change. The significance of prevention and the role of community in creating a healthier culture is vital to empowering individuals to actively manage their own health and well-being.
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Career Fair Prep 101

MBA students should be putting an equal amount of time into their career search as they are into their academic studies.Career fairs are great opportunities to get in front of recruiters from some of the top companies around the country
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The Scroll: A Fond Farewell, Steve Trost!

Steve Trost retires Wednesday as greenhouse manager at St. Thomas. Dave Nimmer, writing in The Scroll, talks about his buddy's 32 years of working magic in flower beds and collaborating with biology students and professors.