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Join us Tonight for Networking with the MNAMA

Networking—is certainly a buzzword in the business world, but in a tough economy it’s more important than ever. A recent survey of HR executives ranked networking as the most effective way to land a new...
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John Abraham Takes a Stand

The feature story in the winter edition of the St. Thomas Magazine highlighted for me one more example of why I am proud to be a part of the University of St. Thomas community. Assistant professor of...
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Marketing in Twins Territory (with @MNAMA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvfhmabHRv8 Single game tickets for the Minnesota Twins went on sale this past weekend, and it looks like the Twins are on track to break the 3-million attendance level this...
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Stars, Rome and Home: My Spring Semester (So Far)

Lisa Weier is having one of those semesters … busy, as usual, but nothing out of the ordinary enough to merit attention as a solo topic for The Scroll. So she has decided to weigh in on a number of issues.
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There’s an adage that a happy customer will tell one person and an unhappy customer will tell… anywhere from four to 10, depending on who uses the adage. In the 21st century, this truism becomes even more...
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Chocolate, Responsibility and Ethics

By David Rodbourne, vice president of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures A post-Valentine’s Day presentation convinced 190+ business professionals and students there is more to chocolate than...
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Ooh, Tan . . .

Susan Alexander learned all kinds of intriguing tidbits after she wrote in The Scroll earlier this month that purple is her favorite color. She now knows what trochaic tetrameter is, that violet – and not necessarily purple – may best define St. Thomas, and why her personal color is “logical tan.” Seriously! Read about this and take your own color (aura) quiz today in The Scroll.
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Are you the Smartest Guy in the Office?

Think it pays to be the smartest person in the office?  Think again, says JobTrack.com. Author Joan Lloyd discusses the dismay/confusion a consistent over-achiever felt when passed up for a team leadership...
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What is a Case Competition Worth?

The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real-world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking,...
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What’s News . . . Or Not

Dave Nimmer got around to comparing headlines the other day and concluded that St. Thomas, where talk is about mice in buildings, the demise of old couches and the towing of expensive cars, is in “very good shape” considering the gloom and doom elsewhere. Or it could be, he writes today in The Scroll, “that trouble and turmoil are relative.”
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4 Trends in Corporate Responsibility

By Ron James, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) I recently joined a panel discussion at a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) conference on the subject of Corporate Strategy and...
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These Seniors are What’s Right with Division III Athletics

John Tauer is going to miss Carolyn Dienhart, Tommy Hannon, Ali Johnson, Peter Leslie, Haley Loesch and Sarah Smith after they graduate – and not just because they have played on championship St. Thomas basketball teams over the last four years. As Tauer writes today in The Scroll, he will miss these six seniors because of their teamwork, their character and the way they have inspired others on and off the court.
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Understand Your Own Attitude Toward Money

By Daniel Vevang, University of St. Thomas Family Business Center Within business families, misunderstood attitudes towards wealth can directly affect ownership transfer and employment in the family...
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Corporate Responsibility…Beyond the Bottom Line

By Ron James, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) The financial services industry is facing major headwinds in the form of legislative and regulatory reforms, litigation, a slowly recovering economy...
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For your Sweetheart: A Heart Shaped Pizza?

Gourmet chocolates, a dozen red roses, or anything packaged in a small little jewelry box is what immediately comes to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day gifts.  But it seems a heart shaped pizza for your...
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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?