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Feb 17, 2017  ‘Two Saints’ Alumni Fundraiser Benefits Scholarships
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting

In five short years, the annual Alumni Association fundraiser, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, has raised nearly $300,000 for University of St. Thomas students. Now, preparing for the sixth event at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at St. Arnold Brewing Co., alumni hope to raise more money to help continuing students complete their degrees at St. Thomas. 


Feb 16, 2017  UST's Iconic Chapel of St. Basil Turns 20 in 2017: Legendary Architect Philip Johnson's Final Houston Project Being Celebrated for its Intrepid Legacy
Chapel of St. Basil

The Chapel of St. Basil, designed by architect Philip Johnson and named for St. Basil the Great, a fourth century bishop in what is today Turkey, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas’ 70th anniversary as a private Catholic institution of higher learning in the City of Houston.


Feb 15, 2017  Cameron Business Students Write Ethics Pledge

Just like math or comprehensive reading, some skills take practice to master. It’s like that for ethics, too. When students practice analyzing business situations and talking about ethical dilemmas, they become better at making ethical business decisions. 


Feb 09, 2017  Free Tax Preparation Offered by UST Alumni and Faculty

The University of St. Thomas’ Cameron School of Business announced its continued partnership this spring with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which offers low-income residents in the Houston community an opportunity to receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing. The VITA program gives accounting and business students a hands-on experience in preparing taxes and managing a community-based volunteer program.


Feb 07, 2017  Professor Awarded Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Achievement
Dr. Catherine Barber, Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Catherine Barber, associate professor of education, is among the winners of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program for her fall 2016 course, Educational Research and Scholarly Writing. It is one of the first courses students take in the Master of Education Program at the University of St. Thomas. Barber taught the course online with great success before deciding to participate in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program, which provides criteria by which a Blackboard course is judged.


Feb 06, 2017  Students Respond to God’s Call in 13th Annual Essay Contest

Understanding God’s call is central to Catholic Identity. With references ranging from Winnie-the-Pooh, to Simone Biles, students from Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston explored that call highlighting the joy, fulfillment and sacrifice we find as a result during the 13th annual University of St. Thomas/Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Essay Contest. There were 7,001 students—third-graders through high school seniors—who wrote essays for the contest, sponsored by the UST Office of Catholic Outreach.


Feb 03, 2017  UST Pro-Life Club Joins March for Life in D.C.

Members of the University of St. Thomas pro-life club, Celts for Life, were at the airport on their way to attend the March for Life when they ran into a like-minded friend of the University. Scheduled on the same flight to Washington, D.C., for the March was Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston. So, of course, the students introduced themselves.


Feb 02, 2017  UST Supports International Students

We are fortunate that students from 59 countries attend the University of St. Thomas contributing to our rich social and cultural diversity.  We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and supportive campus for all of our international students. 


Feb 01, 2017  Houston Faithful Sponsor Chinese Clergy Formation
Houston Faithful Sponsor Chinese Clergy Formation

The Spartan China Education Fund for Advanced Formation is raising $100,000 to support its educational mission to bring Chinese priests and religious to Houston for advanced study so they can better minister in China.


Jan 27, 2017  Looking Back, Moving Forward: University of St. Thomas Celebrates Major Milestones as it Builds for the Future

Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers – a distinguished order of Catholic priests devoted to teaching – University of St. Thomas (UST) has long served as an institution of academic achievement for generations of young men and women – instilling its students with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation.