• Commentary

    • Evening UST MBA Program Pioneers Change – Again

      As director of the Evening UST MBA Program and a proud 2009 alumnus, I know firsthand the challenges of completing a rigorous graduate program while balancing a full-time job with other family and personal responsibilities. My wife and I both earned M.B.A.s while working full-time, and our weeknights were often filled by our two kids’ [...]

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    • The Business Case for Teamwork Skills

      This post, by Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson, Ph.D. comes from the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership blog and was published in Minnesota Lawyer on April 16, 2012 Over a century ago, entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie observed “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision – the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward [...]

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    • Verdict is in on the Anderson Student Center

      Dave Nimmer has visited the Anderson Student Center often enough in the last three months that he feels he’s ready to offer his opinions on whether the building lives up to its promise and the hype that has followed the January opening. Read his assessment today in The Scroll.

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      Student Profile: Annelise Larson

      May 19, 2012 will be a momentous day for Annelise Larson and her classmates. For Larson, it will mean chasing a dream job in organizational development and change management freshly equipped with her UST MBA.

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    • Student Profile: Annelise Larson

      May 19, 2012 will be a momentous day for Annelise Larson and her classmates. That will be the day when they walk across the stage in the new Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex, receive their diplomas and start a new stage of life. For Larson, it will mean chasing a dream job in organizational development [...]

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    • Hateful Acts Have No Place on Our Campus

      Sadly, a homophobic slur was found written on a poster on a faculty member’s office in the Summit Classroom building on Tuesday evening, April 17. The University of St. Thomas Hate Crimes and Bias-Motivated Incidents Policy outlines the community expectation for all faculty, staff and students to practice civility and respect in all interactions. Any use [...]

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    • Ethics and Consumer Marketing: Can Happiness Be Bought or Sold?

      As Americans continue to battle debt and the economy still sputters, the 19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue on April 10 featured provocative discussion around the culture of consumerism and its impact on happiness. Keynote speaker Dr. James A. Roberts ’82, Baylor University marketing professor, researcher and author of Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t [...]

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    • Pretty Darn Really Cool, Part II

      Carol Bruess regaled you last week in The Scroll about those pretty darn really cool alumnae who showed up earlier this month at a Women Connect event. In her quest to identify more pretty darn really cool people, she remembered her buddy Jim Waska, “the super nice guy at the FedEx window” in Murray-Herrick. Read about Jim today in The Scroll.

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    • Ask the consultant: Is Pinterest worth my time?

      Q. I’ve noticed an explosion of interest in Pinterest.com. How can I determine if it is a worthy pursuit for the marketing of my business? Does it deserve resources that would otherwise be invested in other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? Albert Hepp Buyself Realty Inc. A. The dilemma you face regarding Pinterest.com will continue to haunt [...]

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    • The GMAT is Changing – Should You Worry?

      In little over a month—June 5—the GMAT exam will include a new section: Integrated Reasoning. Today’s post, by GMAC’s Lawrence Rudner, vice president for research and evaluation comes from the Official GMAT Blog and asks, “Do I really need to worry about the new IR section?” This 12 question, 30-minute section introduces new item formats requiring you to effectively [...]

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    • Real Estate Development and CBAs – 5 Questions for Prof. Musil

      Thomas A. Musil, D.P.A., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented his research on Regulation of Real Estate Development Through the Use of Community Benefit Agreements. Here then are five questions with Prof. Musil: Q. What are Community Benefit Agreements? A.  CBAs establish a process for real estate developers to include community objectives as [...]

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    • A “Great” and “Wonderful” Appointment

      Nobody was surprised when John Tauer was named as head coach of the St. Thomas men’s basketball team on Monday, but the news conference still generated a nice turnout and a lot of smiles and claps on the back. Read more about them today in The Scroll and on tommiesports.com.

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    • Go ahead, kick me…and please retweet

      Ten years ago I attended a meeting organized by Dennis Todora as he attempted to bring together a “dream team” to start a software company.  He and I became partners with a handful of others and had a good little run, starting with microscopic investments and building on “sweat equity” and revenue (a story for [...]

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    • UST SIFE team wins regionals, prepares for national competition

      The St. Thomas Students in Free Enterprise team won its third consecutive regional championship this week at the SIFE USA Regional Competition in Chicago. The UST SIFE team has qualified for the national competition next month in Kansas City. From the UST Bulletin: Every year SIFE teams across the world create and implement a variety [...]

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    • Life Beyond the Midwest

      As a non-native Minnesotan one thing that strikes me is how loyal Minnesotans are to this land of 10,000+ lakes.   Don’t get me wrong, this state, specifically the Twin Cities, has much to offer from boasting home to 20  Fortune 500 companies (third largest of any U.S. metro) to an array of outdoor adventures appeasing any [...]

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    • 8 Qualities of Remarkable MBA Students – A Peer Perspective

      This post is by Dr. Rodney G. Alsup from myeEMBA, a Blog designed to help MBA students live and work smarter while earning their MBA degree. Alsup has almost 30 years of higher education teaching and administrative experience, most of which is working with MBA students. While reading a recent article by Jeff Haden, “8 Qualities [...]

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    • Cross-border Joint Ventures – 5 Questions for Prof. Georgieva

      To highlight our faculty research, we’re introducing a new Q&A column today on Opus Magnum. Dobrina Georgieva, Ph.D., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented her research on the impact of laws, regulations, and culture on cross-border joint ventures. Here then are five questions with Prof. Georgieva. Q. How would you summarize your research on cross-border [...]

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    • Pretty Darn Really Cool

      Carol Bruess, queen of positive-thinking superlatives, almost ran out of them in writing about last Saturday’s Women Connect brunch on campus. The group put on a high-energy event that featured, among others, Semhar Araia, a 1999 alumna who has loads of connections in Washington, D.C., including knowing a certain president. Read about Women Connect – and what you missed if you weren’t there – today in The Scroll.

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    • Corporate Responsibility: Going “Beyond Stakeholder Approaches”

      last month, CEBC conducted its fifth session in the series Beyond Compliance: Conversations about Strategies and Practices for Sustaining Ethical Cultures, focused on the role that balancing the interests of stakeholders plays in shaping and sustaining ethical cultures. Member company representatives from a range of disciplines participated. Our conversation starter was Kenneth Goodpaster, Ph.D., holder [...]

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    • UST's Integrated Approach to Undergraduate Business Education

      By Christopher Puto, Dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas The recent Wall Street Journal article on shortcoming in undergraduate business majors reflects that medium’s bias in favor of so-called “brand name” schools at the expense of the many outstanding colleges and universities that take the role of business [...]

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    • 2012 Multicultural Forum Wrap-up

      The 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, A Time for Innovation, was held last month at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 900 participants joined by over 750 exhibitors and career fair candidates filled the convention center halls and meeting rooms to hear presentations by diversity experts and to interact with each other. Attendees [...]

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    • I’m a Big(ger) Kid Now . . .

      Lisa Weier’s sister is getting married next month, and that brings back memories of when they played “wedding dress-up” as little girls. Now the real deal is about to happen, Lisa reports today in The Scroll, and she’s feeling a bit older as a result.

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    • Academics: How to Make "Social Citations"

      ᔥ (via) The Curator’s Code; ↬ On the Media One of the most magical things about the Internet is that it’s a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an [...]

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    • Corporate Responsibility: A View from an NGO, Business and Academia

      “The purpose of business is to serve people” was the mantra of one of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures’s founding members, David Koch, the former CEO of Graco Inc. Following four years of research from prominent academics from around the country, the center is nearing the publication of a landmark book, Corporate Responsibility –  [...]

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    • One Alum's ‘Best for the World’ Business @thedatabank

      Karen Graham, MBA ’03, can now say she truly has one of the “Best for the World” jobs.  Her employer, thedatabank, inc., was recently recognized by B Lab, a nonprofit organization committed to building a portion of the ecomony dedicated to solving social and environmental problems, as one of the ‘Best for the World’ companies. [...]

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