Preparing for the Future of Work

What does it take to be a successful business school today? Stefanie Lenway, dean of the Opus College of Business, recently attended the AACSB International Deans Conference, attended by deans of business schoo...

Depth of Field: WineHaven

Photographer Mike Ekern explored WineHaven, a Chisago City winery and vineyard run by Kyle Peterson.
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What do you get for $4.5 million?

This year, Super Bowl advertisers paid $4.5 million per ad. This seems steep compared to what they could do elsewhere for the same ad spend. However, according to a recent Forbes article, the cost is worth an e...
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When Tragedy Comes to Campus

Interim vice president for student affairs, Karen Lange, reflects on the sudden death of sophomore Erik Nielsen and the campus-wide response to the tragedy.

In Health Care, Big Data Benefits the Common Good

Should companies have the right to collect, use and share data about individual consumers who buy their products or use their services? What about when the “company” is an industry like health care, where electronically capturing the details of medical histories and care plans is now standard practice? We asked Dan McLaughlin, Director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs, for his view on this rapidly changing landscape.
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The Scroll: Winners Abound in Schoenecker Arena

Now that everybody is back on campus after the holiday break and January Term, it’s time to head to Schoenecker Arena to catch the St. Thomas men’s and women’s basketball teams, which are a combined 36-1 this season. Doug Hennes writes about their remarkable success in The Scroll.

“Oh, you got your MBA. What are you going to do with it?”

"Getting a master’s degree doesn't flip a magical switch that automatically enters you into a new job, status, or an upgraded lifestyle," writes Jake Turner '13 M.B.A. "I’d argue though that the act of going through school increases potential all along the way."

Student Experience Time Capsule: The Second Semester

Earlier this week, we we continued our blog time capsule capturing the thoughts of current Evening UST MBA students after their first semester. Today they (anonymously) share their thoughts on how they'll handle the second semester.
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Innovation in Executive Education

Recently, we sat down with Jacque Anderson, new Assistant Dean for Executive Education to find out about what’s next for the Executive Education program at St. Thomas.
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So…About That Message Strategy

Once upon a time, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, there was a little boy who stepped on a bee. It was an accident. The bee got startled and did what anxious, barb-ended critters do, and the child was stung. Crying and running ensued, and a genuine hatred of “bees” was born.

Why is Workplace Diversity Important?

To gain the full benefit of their understanding of difference from around the globe, diverse people need to find a sense of belonging and a connection to the common goal of their organization, says Steve Humerickhouse of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.
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The Beauty in Trying

Engineering professor Katherine Acton teaches students how to find beauty in the search for the best answer.
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A Series of Surprises

UST School of Law professor Julie Oseid reflects on the surprises that have led to her career as a professor, researcher and author.
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A Reflection on the Benefits and Joys of Faculty Research

With internal grants from the University of St. Thomas, Arijit Mazumdar has been able to carry out research about his home country of India – and the South Asian region – while sharing his unique perspective with the students he mentors.

Designing a Different Way of Thinking

A group of 10 St. Thomas entrepreneurship students, sophomores to seniors, are in the midst of a two-week cultural immersion in the Silicon Valley. Students in this first-ever “Study Abroad” J-term course are studying how products and services are brought to market in the global technology hub, learning a different way of thinking.

Short Answers to Five Questions about Succession

Among listings of a family business’s primary goals is often a successful transition of ownership to future generations, as 88% of family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years. Unfortunately, they’re most often wrong.
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The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Steven Winkel

The popular “Humans of St. Thomas” series returns to The Scroll with a profile of custodian Steve Winkel, described by writer Carol Bruess as a “very cool” person who is a dedicated dad of three teens, loves video games, winter and cats, has a passion for Civil War non-fiction and is “extremely afraid” of spiders.
Daryl Koehn poses for a portrait in Schulze Hall on Friday, October 11, 2013.

New in 2015: Public Benefit Corporations

As of January 1 Minnesota joins about two dozen other states that offer a specific statutory option for the organization of for-profit but socially minded businesses. For some explanation, we reached out to Daryl Koehn, a professor of Ethics and Business Law.

Everything. Is. Awesome.

Rico Ferrarese, senior strategic risk manager of The LEGO Group, discusses how conscious choices help manage business uncertainty.

And the Bully Wins!

It is the perception of potential to harm, not actual ability to harm that bullies have depended on for millennia, writes Mike Porter. Today the channel to communicate that threat has magnified from a shaking fist on the playground to a worldwide web of chatter.