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Aug 03, 2016  University of St. Thomas Names New Dean, School of Education and Human Services

University of St. Thomas Houston announces the appointment of Dr. Paul Paese as Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2016.  Dr. Paese has a distinguished career as a leader, scholar and teacher in the field of education.

Aug 02, 2016  UST to Offer Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

University of St. Thomas Houston is launching a new undergraduate major Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology.  This major is designed to produce a more focused preparation for students interested in cellular, molecular or genetics-based graduate studies. In recent years, these particular fields have rapidly expanded creating great demand for the intensive training this degree will provide.

Aug 02, 2016  William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas Appoints Irish Language Scholar

The University of St. Thomas William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies has appointed Jonathan O’Neill, MA as an Irish Studies scholar. Originally from Counties Galway and Clare in Ireland, O’Neill joins the Center from the University of Limerick. His extensive teaching background includes coursework in beginner, intermediate and advanced Irish Language as well as course instruction on Irish literature and culture. 

Jul 07, 2016  Finance Students Explore European Businesses in Study Abroad Trip
Globalization in Europe Study Abroad Students at KFW Banking Group

In an MBA study abroad trip for the Globalization in Europe course, nine students toured three major financial capitals of Europe. Led by Dr. Daniel Perez, assistant professor of finance, the trip took place from May 18 to June 1 and included visits to London, England; Strasbourg, France; and Frankfurt, Germany.

Jun 28, 2016  UST Offers Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Microscope

For sophomore Clark Hamor, there is something about life at the cellular scale that is intrinsically exciting and fascinating. That is why the new Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology at the University of St. Thomas caught his attention.

Jun 17, 2016  4th President Fr. Braden, a priest, professor and engineer, dies at 92
Fr. Patrick Braden, CSB, on a bicycle

The Rev. Patrick O’Connor Braden, CSB, fourth president of the University of St. Thomas, passed away on June 16. A U.S. Navy veteran with a doctorate in engineering from the University of Texas, Fr. Braden was known for his love of physics and all things mechanical. Until recently, he could often be seen riding his bicycle or scooter around campus.

Jun 10, 2016  $10K Scholarships Offered for New Leadership Minor
UST Class

The Center for Ethical Leadership will begin awarding ten $10,000 scholarships to students pursuing the new minor in leadership studies in fall 2016.


Jun 09, 2016  MPS Students Awarded Scholarships, Piano by Music Doing Good
Samuel Corello and Paul Krystofiak

Four UST Music Preparatory School students were awarded scholarships from the Music Doing Good organization. Joseph and Caeli London, Haleigh Hafely and Samuel Carrillo take lessons at UST and are students of Paul Krystofiak.

Jun 09, 2016  Crime Novel Course Investigates Murder as the Ultimate Crime
Typewriter murder mystery

Beginning with Cain and Abel, murder has fascinated people for thousands of years, and the crime novel is an ever-popular genre. Students in the Criminology, Law and Society program at University of St. Thomas will pit their wits against the protagonist or the detective in Crime Novel CRM 4332.  This Whodunnit course is the only one housed in a criminology program in the nation.

Jun 08, 2016  Students Enjoy Gelato Inspired by Business School Namesake

Business students who attended the Cameron School of Business Honors Convocation on May 20 were treated to a special custom treat from SweetCup Gelato, created by owner Jasmine Chida. 

Jun 08, 2016  Nursing School Graduates Celebrated in Pinning Tradition
Nurse with Drs. Tschirch and Ivany

The University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing recognized 30 graduating nursing students at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 18. The pinning ceremony represents a rite of passage from the role of student to that of the professional nurse.

Jun 07, 2016  Education and Human Services Recognizes Students
UST GRACE Program Graduates

The School of Education and Human Services at the University of St. Thomas held its annual Recognition Celebration to honor students with scholarships and awards on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Scanlan Room. The GRACE Commissioning Mass was held at the Chapel of St. Basil prior to the celebration.

Jun 06, 2016  UST Academic Boot Camp Prepares Military, Veterans for College
UST Academic Boot Camp for Veterans

A group of eight veterans and active-duty servicemen got a taste of college life during a week-long academic boot camp for veterans at the University of St. Thomas, May 15-20. The program was sponsored by the UST Office of Veteran Services and NextOp EDU, which assists veterans with job placement assistance and mentorship.

Jun 06, 2016  University of St. Thomas Recommended in New Edition of The Newman Guide

University St. Thomas, is recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by The Cardinal Newman Society recommending 29 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for their strong Catholic identity.

May 31, 2016  Business Students Recognized at CSB Honors Convocation

The Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas celebrated the annual CSB Honors Convocation on May 20, recognizing more than 60 outstanding students, new honor society members, scholarship recipients and CSB student leaders for their achievements. 

May 25, 2016  Visiting Study Abroad Student from Northern Ireland Earns Scholarship
Adam McCoy, visiting UST student from Northern Ireland

Visiting University of St. Thomas student Adam McCoy, originally from Northern Ireland, was awarded a $5,500 scholarship by the British American Foundation of Texas during an awards dinner in April. Through the study abroad program Study USA, McCoy studied business at UST for the 2015-2016 academic year, with support from the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies.

May 19, 2016  What to Expect at Graduation
Graduation Cap and Tassle

The University of St. Thomas will celebrate 1,041 graduates during the Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 21, 2016 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park. The University will require tickets for all guests.


May 11, 2016  Governor Abbott to Speak at UST Commencement
Governor Greg Abbott

The University of St. Thomas will celebrate 1,041 graduates during the Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 21, 2016 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park. Commencement speaker Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, will speak on the topic “Our lives are not defined by the challenges we face, but how we respond to those challenges.”

May 05, 2016  University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies Receives Prestigious Taiwan Studies Grant

The Center for International Studies has received a three-year, $170,000 grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to support ongoing and future expansion of Taiwan Studies at the University of St. Thomas.

May 05, 2016  Doctoral Dissertation Examines Communities for the Best Life
John Macias

John Macias, doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies, will publically defend his dissertation at 9:30 a.m. on May 9 in Sullivan Hall. His dissertation on the philosophy of Thomistic philosopher Alasdair Macintyre asks what type of political community MacIntyre believes will bring human beings to the best and most flourishing life.

May 04, 2016  Center for International Studies Celebrates 35 years at UST
CIS 35th Anniversary

Since the inception of the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas in 1981, the Center has prepared students for international careers through courses that focused on global issues, area studies and diplomacy.

Apr 22, 2016  Alumni Raise $100K for Scholarships in Taco Tasting
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting 2016 - Alexis Guzman

Celebrating its 5th year, the wildly popular Two Saints and a Taco Tasting raised $100,000 in support of student scholarships, the most in the event’s history. The sellout event was hosted by the Alumni Association on April 21 at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. and presented by


Apr 15, 2016  UST Focuses on Sustainable Eats for Earth Week

The University of St. Thomas is dedicated to becoming a greener, more eco-friendly campus. With that it mind, the Sustainability Committee, in collaboration with the Environmental Science and Studies Department, is planning a week’s worth of activities seeking to raise awareness for sustainability on campus.

Apr 14, 2016  UST Athletics to Kickoff Fundraiser for Player Shelters

From Link-Lee Mansion to Malloy Hall and from Guinan Hall to the Center for Science and Health Professions under construction, UST is home to 1,805 undergraduate students. For Celts Soccer and its 50 soccer student-athletes, home also extends 6 miles from campus to the Houston Sports Park. 

Apr 12, 2016  University of St. Thomas to Host DRI Internationalís Upcoming One-Day Conference on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

DRI International announces the next in its series of one-day regional collegiate conferences hosted by the Cameron School of Business University of St. Thomas from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Saturday, April 23 on campus in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd.

Apr 11, 2016  Celt Breakfast Club: Ernest Cockrell Inspires Business Students at University of St. Thomas

In February, Ernest Cockrell, president of The Cockrell Foundation, spoke to the Celt Breakfast Club at University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business. He talked about his life experiences and the work of The Cockrell Foundation. 

Apr 05, 2016  MLA Alumnus Named Secondary Principal of the Year
MLA Alumnus Bobby Martinez

Bobby Martinez, MLA ’08, is living his “dream” through positively impacting the lives of students and helping them recognize their own potential. In only his third year as principal of Fairview Junior High, Martinez was named 2016 Secondary Principal of the Year for the Alvin Independent School District.

Mar 30, 2016  Students Gain Career Insights from Alumni Mentors

To supplement students’ in-class training and rigorous curriculum, the University of St. Thomas encourages students to be gain important career insights before hitting the competitive job market.

Mar 18, 2016  Walk Way of the Cross

Spend the morning of Good Friday, March 25, in a reflective procession from UST’s Chapel of St. Basil to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The 2.2-mile procession includes five stations, gospel readings, reflections and choral presentations. Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza will provide a blessing at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Mar 16, 2016  Business Students Gain Industry Knowledge at Career Day

The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business helps students prepare for careers in the business world through a challenging curriculum, mentorship programs and networking opportunities with successful professionals.

Mar 10, 2016  5th Alumni Taco Tasting to Raise Scholarship Funds
Two Saints and a Taco Tasting T-shirt and pint glasses

The UST Alumni Association will host the 5th Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on April 21 at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. The scholarship fundraiser, presented by, will feature delicious tacos from some of Houston’s best restaurants in combination with the taps of Texas’ oldest craft brewery.

Mar 09, 2016  Students Plant Prairies to Conserve Houston
Monarch Butterfly

Prairies around Texas, that serve to protect natural habitats and increase biodiversity, have greatly decreased in number due to human intervention.Monarch Butt

Feb 26, 2016  CIS Students Attend U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

With media reporting on the stress between the United States and Russia’s relationship occurring more frequently, the next generation of policy makers and diplomats will need to develop a strong understanding of what drives Russia politically and economically, while maintaining strong ties with Russian representatives. 

Feb 25, 2016  Prestigious AACSB Accreditation Extended for Business School

Cameron School of Business students at the University of St. Thomas benefit from a prestigious business school accreditation. Originally achieved in 2011, the Cameron School of Business has received an extension of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools (AACSB) International accreditation for both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Feb 24, 2016  Students Can Apply to be Graduation Speaker

The search begins for the student speaker for the 2016 University of St. Thomas Commencement Ceremony. 

Feb 10, 2016  Consul General of Mexico to Speak on Business Reforms

To help make businesses in Mexico more competitive in the global economy, the country has recently undergone transformation in its legal and constitutional amendments.

Feb 05, 2016  UST Sets Scholarships and Tuition for 2016-2017
UST Star Logo

The University of St. Thomas continues its commitment to affordability with a modest 4 percent tuition increase for undergraduates and an increase in the scholarship and financial aid budget to $18 million for 2016-2017.   

Feb 04, 2016  CSB Connects Students with Successful Alumni
Karen Yale

Whether individuals are preparing for future careers or pursuing different positions within a field, students can always benefit from the advice and expertise of those who have walked in their footsteps. 

Feb 03, 2016  Business School Chairsí Highest Qualifications Benefit Students

It’s one thing to know the theories of business. It’s another to have real-world experience and connections to other professionals. Students in the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business benefit from faculty members who have business experience and have earned the highest degrees and certifications in their field.  

Feb 03, 2016  Nursing Dean Named Among Houston's Influential Women

In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare in Houston, the role of the nurse continues to shift and grow. To meet these needs Dr. Poldi Tschirch, dean of the University of St. Thomas’ Carol and Otis Peavy School of Nursing, strives to educate nurses who are going to bring a holistic approach to the workplace. 

Feb 02, 2016  Krohn Shares the Value of Teaching at Lee Lecture

Professor Charles S. Krohn’s experience working with the Alley Theatre for 30 seasons is exhibited when he teaches courses such as Shakespearean topics and Modern Drama for the University of St. Thomas English Department during the last 50 years.

Jan 22, 2016  New Director to Prepare Ethical Leaders of Tomorrow

Corporate social responsibility, right to life issues and cyber ethics are all “hot topics” today, and the University of St. Thomas is giving students the opportunity to think critically and analyze these topics in the recently established Center for Ethical Leadership. To aid in achieving this goal, Dr. Robert Ivany, president of the university, and Dr. Dominic Aquila, provost, have brought Dr. Joseph Cerami to lead the Center and guide students while examining the importance of ethics in these fields and beyond.

Jan 21, 2016  Nominations Open for the Mardi Gras King and Queen

The University of St. Thomas is searching for two students to be the next Mardi Gras King and Queen for the school’s 66th annual Mardi Gras Gala. Nominations for the king and queen will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Jan 20, 2016  UST Welcomes Head Soccer Coach

The University of St. Thomas Athletic Department and Men’s Soccer program is pleased to announce that Red River Athletic Conference and NAIA veteran coach Daniel Balaguero has become the second-ever head men’s soccer coach at UST. Balaguero will join the Celts this spring after serving as an assistant coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jan 19, 2016  UST Remembers Life of History Professor

For 26 years he served the University of St. Thomas community by challenging students to prosper in their professional and personal lives. Dr. Irving Kelter was a friend, colleague, teacher, productive scholar and a devoted husband.

Jan 13, 2016  UST Remembers Diligent Payroll Clerk

While everybody is working for a paycheck, someone behind the scenes is working to make sure that paycheck comes through. Such was the case with Holly Graham, payroll administrator, the silent backbone of the University who made sure each St. Thomas employee had their hard-earned money in their account so they could put food on the table.