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Not an All-American . . . But a Great American

As the men's basketball team prepares to play Friday evening in the NCAA Division III Final Four, Doug Hennes pays tribute to coach Steve Fritz in The Scroll, thanking his colleague and friend for everything he has done for the St. Thomas basketball team over the last 44 years.
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Gifts Apparent

Lisa Weier says she has been "blown away" by all of the talent around her at St. Thomas, whether it be her fellow singers in the Liturgical Choir, professors in the classroom or Frisbee players on the quad. She writes about her experiences and salutes singer Luke Spehar today in The Scroll.
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Challenging the Gender Gap

As an “aware, sensitive, caring, rapidly aging male baby-boomer”, I've known that the gender wage gap exists, but was not aware it was so persistently high on a global scale.
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Meet Carl Patow ’08 M.B.A.

I believe it's critically important for leaders to constantly refresh their knowledge of leadership, emerging concepts in management and changes in the environment of health care. The St. Thomas MBA program was a great fit for me as a leader of an organization in an evolving health care marketplace.
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Changes for Women, Old and Young

As she looked around OEC auditorium the other evening during the lecture by Gail Collins, author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Susan Alexander nodded in appreciation for the changes wrought by the "older women" in the audience. As for the "younger women," Alexander writes today in The Scroll, they "have changes of their own to make."

Thoughts on social media’s impact on social change

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might be briefly beaming, as his baby has grown to be a force for global change. While supplying means to insurgents was likely not his intention in creating Facebook, Foucault may not have been surprised to see how the power plays out in real-world impact.

Meet Ginger Coker: expert in balancing work, study…and dancing

"I chose St. Thomas because I knew…the program was going through the process to become internationally accredited and I believed that was important. I visited and immediately felt a connection to the people I encountered at St. Thomas and to the Minneapolis campus."
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Health Care UST MBA Alumnus Receives Courage to Lead Award

Carl Patow, M.D., M.P.H., '08 M.B.A., F.A.C.S., vice president and executive director of HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, has been honored with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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UST MBA team selected for national ethics competition

This year's topic was "Microfinance: Ethical Advice to the Interested Parties." Each team was asked to provide recommendations to a group of venture capitalists, taking into consideration the ethical, legal and financial opportunities and drawbacks to investing in microlending in developing countries.
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Be Passionate: Entrepreneurial Tips from Paul Douglas

“I am convinced everybody has at least one business in them,” Paul Douglas told several hundred Opus College of Business graduate business students and alumni in his presentation, "Weathering the Storm: Surviving the Internet Age."
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A Salute to Our Professor of the Year

Carol Bruess and Kevin Sauter know why colleague Tom Connery was selected by faculty as Professor of the Year. It’s because he is St. Thomas. They elaborate today in The Scroll.
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Everything Old is New Again

Mid-century modern design is popular, and according to many designers it will only become more popular in the next year.
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Good Times . . . Now and Then

Sunday's tension-filled MIAC playoff championship win over Gustavus was sweet for the St. Thomas men's basketball team, which moves on to the NCAA Division III tournament. Doug Hennes reflects in The Scroll today on another banner season for the Tommies and wonders about the real meaning of the "good times never seemed so good" reference in "Sweet Caroline," which is played at halftime.

Perspectives from half a world away…

Full-time UST MBA student Trevor Mulvey, pictured at right, told me upon returning from his trip to Asia that it was an amazing learning experience that he felt all MBA students should be required to take part in.
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Everyday Heroes

Lisa Weier was sitting around watching a movie with a bunch of friends during her "snow day" on Monday when they learned that somebody's car had been snowed in big time. With only their hands – and no shovels – at the ready, they went out to rescue the car, and in the process she discovered a lot of heroes. She writes about them today in The Scroll.
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First Book: MBA students promote youth literacy

Whether it is your first time at a First Book reading or your fifth, here is a list of classroom tips and reminders that will help to ensure that you are getting the most out of your First Book experience.
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Electric car charging stations energize the Twin Cities

UST MBA alumna Jean Sweeney, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Operations at 3M, recently spoke with the Pioneer Press about the addition of an electric car charging station at 3M's Maplewood headquarters.
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Waiting for Cookies

Cecilia Petschel thought she was above today's "instant gratification" syndrome, so she was ambivalent about the latest twist on that theme: You can get your Girl Scout cookies right away, instead of ordering and waiting. But then her dishwasher broke, the repair man couldn't come right away and she got a little edgy. In hindsight, she writes today in The Scroll, the Girl Scouts may be on to something after all, and having those cookies in hand makes it easier to cope with this nasty winter!