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What Would Tom Feely Think?

As the demolition of O'Shaughnessy Hall began Thursday, with the west wall of the third-floor gymnasium coming down stone by stone, Doug Hennes wondered, "What would Tom Feely have thought about this?" The late Feely played, coached and taught in the gym for 50 years. You can read Hennes' observations today in The Scroll.
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Study Abroad: Mali

Full-time UST MBA student John Kamman and Molli Mikl traveled to Mali, Africa for two weeks over J-term.
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Re-inventing civic participation in Minnesota

The Minnesota Idea Open is on the cusp of re-inventing civic participation in our state. It’s a new electronic platform that will allow Minnesotans to supply ideas to solve our state’s most onerous problems – and some of these very ideas will be implemented!
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Networking Outside the Norm

Regardless of the industry you work in, effective networking can be the key to career advancement. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking. Have you been networking as effectively as you could?
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The Twin Cities best bowlers work for…

The TC3 2010 Bowlathon was a tremendous success! 16 teams participated, bringing more than 80 people representing a dozen companies/organizations throughout the Twin Cities (Target, Optum Health, Best Buy, Medtronic, General Mills, and more).
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Success in a Challenging Job Environment: Your Brand at Work

Life is marketing. LaBarre Spence and Tom Colosimo, from UST Graduate Business Career Services, provided their expertise to graduate students at a Saturday morning MBA to Z Seminar, “Success in a Challenging Job Environment: Your Brand at Work." The program focused on developing your professional brand statement.
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Take it From Me…TMI

Take it from me, it is advisable to keep the content of your answers in interviews to professional topics, showing yourself socially savvy and academically capable enough to manage teamwork in a top-notch MBA program.
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New Semester, new Position

When Tonia Jones changed jobs at St. Thomas, she found herself both excited and nervous because of the "vastly different" nature of her new work as an academic counselor. She quickly learned, she writes today in The Scroll, that one aspect has not changed: "I am still charged to serve students."
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The Sticky Note

Years ago, Carol Bruess jotted on a Post-it note the observations of then-dean Tom Connery on what distinguishes the best professors. She still has that Post-It note, and today in The Scroll she reflects on what it means to her.
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What will we learn?

Wherever we find ourselves, be it Wall Street, Main Street, or Your (My) Street, let’s ring the clarion call to rediscover our values and make the necessary changes to avoid returning to the old status quo.
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Through a Glass Brightly

The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center and Susan Alexander both have new windows. While Susan appreciates hers, she writes today in The Scroll that she is more grateful for the library's stained-glass tribute to Zora Neale Hurston.
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UST bridge initiative turns Learners to Leaders

Learners to Leaders (L2L) was conceived as a professional networking and leadership development initiative. It is designed for college students and recent college graduates from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated leadership ability and expressed an interest in continuing their education at the graduate level.
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Wolf packs engage at Master’s Pub

The WOLF program is intended to create awareness and drive global opportunity for women at all levels of Best Buy’s business—from Blue Shirts in Best Buy’s stores to female executives — and build business strategies to better serve female customers.
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Trends That Will Shape 2010

Minnesota AMA hosted a presentation by two consumer strategists from Iconoculture, a consumer research and advisory company that "integrates consumer information from multiple data sources and combines it with expert interpretation and analysis by the industry’s largest Advisory Services team to produce targeted insights."
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Fascinated by “That Great Heart”

I.A. O'Shaughnessy always has fascinated Doug Hennes, and he tries to explain why today in The Scroll, which today publishes for the 100th time since it started in September 2008.
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Olympians – Even the Curlers – Inspire him

Brady Narloch hardly ever thinks about sports like curling, luge and short track. But then the Winter Olympics roll around and he finds himself transfixed by athletes who, he writes today in The Scroll, "fuel my fascination" because of their sacrifices.
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Keeping the University of St. Thomas Affordable

The directive by the St. Thomas Board of Trustees last fall to cut in half undergraduate tuition increases presented the university community with what Father Dennis Dease calls "the most formidable budget challenge" in his 19 years as president. He writes about the process today in The Scroll, and how he's convinced the changes will lead to a stronger St. Thomas.
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Take it from me…clichés

Take it from me, poor use of clichés indicates an inability to think outside the box and is not a value-add to your application.
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The joy of Spring

A little down because of our cold and snowy winter? Never fear, Dave Nimmer counsels today in The Scroll. Winter is just about over, to be replaced by a glorious spring full of tulips and tomatoes and Frisbees and just being lazy in the great outdoors.
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Toyota’s challenge

This entire crisis for Toyota is a live-action case study and I'm sure that for years to come students in MBA and business communication classes at UST and elsewhere will examine how well the company handled the situation.
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Innovative Leadership – Office Hours?

After about a month on the job, I realized that our current students, although clearly the central reason for our existence, were at risk of falling out of my field of vision.