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The Anderson Airport

Martha McCarthy isn’t suggesting that St. Thomas rename the Anderson Student Center, but the 2011 alumna sure finds a lot of similarities between the building and an airport. One difference: Our “hub,” she notes today in The Scroll, is “much prettier, and packed with purple pride.”
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Meet Gloria Bazooband Toledo ’10 M.B.A.

The Evening UST MBA has been the best professional decision I have ever made, writes Gloria Bazooband Toledo ’10 M.B.A. Businesses are looking for individuals with advanced knowledge and credentials, and I know I will receive the best education possible here, while still balancing my work and family life
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The myth of the value of diamonds

Gearing up for Valentine's day? Thinking of "popping the question" tomorrow? Here is some essential reading for anyone pondering the purchase of a diamond for a loved one. Excerpts from a superb article...
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Shark Tank – VCs on TV!

Let me set a scene for you: it's Friday night. It's been a long, hard week of work. The time has come to unwind, and what better way to do it than to pop up some popcorn, crack a beer, and settle in on the...
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Ooh, Purple

Purple is Susan Alexander’s favorite color, and she explains why today in The Scroll.
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Business Advice from Best Buy Founder Richard Schulze

When the St. Thomas alumni office hosted Richard Schulze, chairman and founder of Best Buy, for the First Friday speaker series, I jumped at the chance to attend. After all, how often does one have the opportunity to learn from the founder of a major corporation with more than 1,100 stores across the U.S. and even more opening around the world?
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A Good Relationship

Carol Bruess loves good relationships, and you might expect that, given her personality and the research that she does. She sees all kinds of healthy relationships here at St. Thomas, built on attributes such as mutual affection, hard work and good old-fashioned communication, and she writes in The Scroll today that she hopes you will show up to see them on display Wednesday at the "Years of Service Celebration."
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“Them vs. Us”—8 Ways to Bridge the Gap

Workplaces are one of the few places in society where we don't get to choose who we associate with. With this in mind, understanding different backgrounds and viewpoints is important for being successful in...
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Tired of Buying Textbooks? Rent them!

Everyone knows textbooks are expensive, but the St. Thomas Bookstore is trying to provide alternatives for students, including a new Rent-a-Book program that will save students a lot of money. Dave Nimmer writes about the program today in The Scroll.
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Faculty Profile: Dr. John Sailors

Perhaps Dr. Sailors’ most notable contribution to the OCB is his Applied Business Research class taught in the Full-time UST MBA program. In this class, students are required to complete extremely complex research projects for real clients.
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Faculty Profile: Dr. John Sailors

At the beginning of Dr. John Sailors’ undergraduate studies, he had no intention of ever being called “Dr.” He began his studies at the University of Michigan in the college of liberal arts and was...
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Alert From the Department of Dog Advocacy

Susan Alexander was all set to roll out a big political campaign on behalf of dogs at St. Thomas. Then she read the university’s Political Activity Policy and realized she would need to shelve her plans to champion the rights of canines that have come to trust her as their leader on campus. Read about her predicament today in The Scroll.
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Mann Meets Humanity in Davos – Huffington Post

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of ethics and business law here at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business published an article about the World Economic Forum in Davos on the...
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How to Become Beyond Average

In Graduate Business Career Services we have long been addressing the importance of differentiating, standing out, and making yourself desirable to prospective employers. As we continually invite professionals...
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Picturing Success

Inc. magazine recently featured an article titled “How to Excel at Anything.” Author, Jeff Haden offers a clever comparison between sports and work, detailing the steps one needs to take to...
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Open New Doors (with an MBA)

Having trouble opening new career doors? Consider the ways an MBA can help. (We had a great post this spring titled "Why You Should Get Your MBA.") The upcoming UST MBA Forum, featuring The Princeton...
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The Value of the Capstone

Upon returning from the holiday break, my first order of duty was to conduct a survey of recent UST MBC “capstone” students. Communication Leadership Priorities—usually taken during the last semester of...
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Worst Practices: SMS Scam

This post, by Steve Borsch, is being republished from Minnov8, a website that focuses on technology innovation in the State of Minnesota. Sick with the flu all weekend I’d gone to bed early Sunday night...
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A Snapshot of B-School J-term

How would I handle back-to-back days of class on what was supposed to be my downtime from a very busy job? Surprisingly well, I found out, because I love my class, writes Lindsey Buhrmann.