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The Art of the Hand-Written Thank You Note

This article was written by Deb Basarich, Associate Director of Student Life for the Full-time UST MBA program. When was the last time you purchased resume paper with a matching envelope and put it into a...
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‘Tis Better to Give than to Give Back

By Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. 'Tis the season to give back. Last year in the United States, total charitable giving of more than 2% of GDP was redistributed from wealthy corporations and the well-to-do to...
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One Mark of the Opus College of Business' ROI

This fall marks the start of my fifth year as a part of the St. Thomas community. I can honestly say that of all of the projects and programs I’ve been a part of during my tenure, the Promises Kept Tour has...
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Faculty Profile: Dr. Teresa Rothausen-Vange

Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Management If you are a CPA or an aspiring CPA and you feel daunted by the exams, consider yourself lucky that at least you can take the exams electronically. Dr. Teresa...
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Ethics and the Economy

By Christopher Puto, Dean of the Opus College of Business As I write this, the U. S. economy is either in an extended stagnation or one of the slowest recoveries since such activities have been tracked. An...
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Where theory and practice meet…on marketing

By Jeff Kaczrowski Assistant Director, Graduate Business Alumni More than 200 UST students, alumni, and friends of the university gathered for the inaugural UST Intersections speaker series November 10.  The...
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Faculty Feature: Dr. Regina Anctil

If you have ever considered owning a horse, and you have compared the cost of caring for it versus the monetary benefits, you’re likely to find yourself at a loss for how to financially justify the purchase...
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UST's own "math genius"

When Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi was a young boy, he was often called a “math genius” by his classmates. That may sound flattering to a group of adults, but coming from his classmates, that wasn’t necessarily a...
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Central Corridor: boon or bane for business?

As most Twin Cities residents know, construction for the long-discussed Central Corridor Light Rail project is now underway, with the line expected to be completed sometime in 2014.  While hopes are high that...
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Faculty Feature: Dr. Daryl Koehn

Dr. Daryl Koehn grew up in rural Kansas, attending school where there were two grades in each classroom. As a child, she enjoyed finishing her work early and listening in on the grade above her. It seems...
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To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

UST finals begin tomorrow. How do you study and how successful are you at taking tests? A New York Times article reviewed a report that compared students’ study methods.  Students who read the material...
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One Day Only: Dean Puto Suspends the Dress Code!

I guess there is a first time for everything.  In the five years that I’ve worked at UST, I never heard of the Dean suspending the dress code.  When I first heard this, I immediately thought, “Oh,...
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Faculty Feature: Lawrence Chui

When Dr. Lawrence Chui was a young boy, growing up in Hong Kong, he vowed to his parents that he would never become an accountant or a teacher. Interestingly, he is now a new professor of accounting in the...
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Here's the Memo on Effective Business Writing

The Wall Street Journal recently featured an interesting article about the communication skills of M.B.A. students, or more accurately, the lack of effective business communication skills.  Many M.B.A....

Under the Milky Way

First published images from the new observatory offer "awe-inspiring" view of our universe
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How do you land a major client for the first time?

Lorman Lundsten, chair of the Marketing Department recently took to the the Star Tribune's Business Q&A Column: Q: How do you land a major, name-brand, client for the first time without having other name...


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